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Montana State University Electrician, Journeyman in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 21153

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Kathy Jahnke at 406-994-6774 or

Classification Title Electrician, Trades

Working Title Electrician, Journeyman

Brief Position Overview

Facilities Services at Montana State University is seeking a Journeyman Electrician to perform skilled work in the areas of maintenance, repair and renovation of buildings, equipment and utilities for all university departments.

Position Number 4N1029

Department Facility Services

Division University Services

Appointment Type Skilled Craft

Contract Term Fiscal Year


If other, specify From date

If other, specify End date

FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation Electricians

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $27.98 per hour

Contract Type Classified Hourly

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

The person in this position will perform skilled journeyman electrical work under supervision of an Electrician Foreman. Duties include: installing wire, outlets, fixtures, and other equipment in maintaining extensions, additions, or alterations in electrical service for power, heat, ventilation, refrigeration, and lighting; performing preventative and routine maintenance including cleaning, oiling, inspecting, and adjusting of wiring systems and equipment; testing, replacing, and repairing components of defective and worn out systems and equipment; reading and interpreting blueprints and specifications; sketching circuits; serving as a lead worker over other personnel as assigned and performing related work as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs skilled journeyman work as an electrician in all areas listed above.

  • Execute preventive maintenance program as per Facilities standards.

  • Prepare material lists of non-stock and/or specialty items needed to accomplish assigned projects, follow up to determine timely schedule in accordance with delivery dates.

  • Respond to and take appropriate action to resolve emergency calls during working hours, after hours, weekends and holidays.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • High school graduation or equivalent, plus successful completion of a four year electrical apprenticeship program or an equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.

  • Must have a valid Journeyman Electricians License. If not licensed in Montana, please refer to the Montana State Electrical Board (

  • Working knowledge of the principles, measures, standards, symbols, materials, tools and hazards of the electrical trade.

  • Demonstrated competence installing, operating, maintaining and repairing wiring systems, motor controls, equipment and related apparatus with voltages ranging from 120volt to 480volt systems.

  • Demonstrated competence accurately reading blueprints and wiring diagrams and sketching circuits.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Two years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) journey-level maintenance electrical experience as an inside wireman is highly preferred.

  • Current (or must be willing to obtain) NICET Level II certification for fire alarm maintenance.

  • Experience in buried and overhead high voltage (above 600 volts) maintenance, switching, and terminating.

  • General knowledge of and experience troubleshooting fire alarm systems, motor controls, commercial kitchen equipment, etc.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment.

  • Effectively and safely operate work-related equipment and tools.

  • Accurately follow written and oral instructions and procedures; communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, contractors, and the campus community.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the public.

  • Be a successful team player.

  • Provide excellent customer service.

  • Represent the department and MSU to others in a professional and courteous manner.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

As part of your application please upload a copy of your valid Journeyman Electrician’s License.

  • If you have a valid Journeyman’s license from a reciprocal state, please attach a copy of your existing license and a copy of your application showing you have applied for reciprocity in the state of MT.

  • If you have a valid Journeyman’s license from an endorsement state, please attach a copy of your existing license and a copy of your written approval from the Montana State Licensing Board verifying eligibility and acceptance to take the exam.

Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points). Do NOT send a copy of the driver’s license.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any

Physical Demands

Works under all weather conditions, with high voltages. Position requires the transport of heavy materials and equipment. Work areas include roofs, poles, manholes and other difficult access locations. Perform regular investigations of facilities systems and equipment which involve accessing confined areas, vaults, tunnels, ascending/descending roofs, catwalks, and ladders; and exposure to temperature extremes and noise. This position may transport up to 50lbs while ascending/descending stairs; perform overhead work; safely and effectively operate a wide variety of tools, equipment and vehicles.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on February 10, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

As part of your application, please upload a copy of your valid Journeyman Electrician’s License. If you have a valid Journeyman’s license from another state, please upload a copy of your existing license and review requirements for obtaining a Montana license with the Montana State Electrical Board (

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples ( .

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; . In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile. MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .