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Trades Supervisor (Electrician)

Buffalo, New York ~ February 10, 2020

In this role, the candidate will be responsible for all duties associated with the role of a Supervisor of Electrical in Facilities Campus Operations. You must have the ability to effectively communicate with coworkers, supervisors, electrical engineers and the campus community. This position will require working in a team atmosphere. You must have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. Must be able to delegate responsibilities, develop an effective workforce, promote teamwork, and provide daily direction to the workforce based upon policy guidelines. The ideal candidate would be strong communicator and be able to plan and adjust schedules based on priorities.
Your responsibilities will include:
• The candidate acts as a first line supervisor directing and coordinating a variety of installation, repair, and maintenance tasks performed by licensed electricians, maintenance assistants, laborers and or other trade personnel.
• Ensuring that the University Electric interior and exterior infrastructure is in good order, by planning work assignments and actively supervising the quality of electricians, assistants and laborers of keeping good services. Supervision will include overseeing safe work practices of the staff and exercise good judgments relating to work zone safety and the safety of the campus community.
• Supervising and assigning work assignments and develop schedules for electrical equipment maintenance for members by providing oral and written instructions, training and assisting in task performance. on north south and city campuses.
• Training personnel, or oversees training, on how to properly perform services, including operation of equipment, safe use of inspecting and evaluating electrical equipment with the proper PPE, and customer interface and encourage the exercise of initiative by fostering pride in maintaining the campus to the highest departmental standards.
• Ensuring that work is completed safely and schedules are met.
• Performing duties including tasks that involve the use of hand tools and power tools.
• Maintain records, prepare reports and compose correspondence relative to the work.
• Preparing and maintaining written and oral reports including federal and state mandated documents, as well as establish written procedures for transformer, generator and building transfer of energy.
• Be willing to work overtime for special events, planned electrical outages, unscheduled electrical outages, and other facilities requirements.
• Coordinating staff and equipment to inspect and evaluate electrical equipment and cabling to ensure that it operates efficiently and safely.
• Determine whether equipment and new installations meet requirements of the National Electrical Code.
• Be familiar with NYS electrical code to inspect buildings in order to determine electrical maintenance needs by visual observations, gages, meters, and other test equipment.
• Study blueprints and schematics in order to plan the material and labor needed to accomplish tasks.
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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