Oregon Public Universities


Classification Specifications


Classification Number: 4204


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Salary Range 19T $3659 $3841 $4034 $4230 $4422 $4632


The MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN performs skilled electrical work to inspect, test, maintain, and repair electrical systems, equipment, and fixtures in State facilities.


This is a single classification and not currently part of a series of classes.


The duties listed below are not inclusive but characteristic of the type and level of work associated with this class. Individual positions may perform all or some combination of the duties listed below as well as other related duties.

1. Electrical Maintenance and Repair. Test, inspect, maintain, and repair wiring systems, generator systems, motor control centers, energy management systems, communications equipment, fire alarm systems, public address systems, signal timers, lights, and other electrical fixtures and equipment according to work orders and wiring diagrams. Test, inspect, maintain, and make electrical repairs on specialized equipment such as suction pumps, electrical sterilizers, research instrumentation, therapeutic lamps, and other electrical appliances. Maintain motors and generators, rewind and replace coils and do related electrical work as well as some mechanical work to repair or replace parts.

2. Shop Duties. Order, test, inspect, and maintain electrical materials, tools, and equipment used to perform duties. Maintain adequate records of work performed and clean work area after completion of job.


Employees in this class are in contact several times a week, in person, or by telephone, with other trade workers, staff, faculty, patients, and students to locate and solve electrical problems. These employees are also in contact with electrical inspectors when necessary to ensure completed work passes inspection, and with outside vendors to order equipment, parts, and materials.


Employees in this class receive work assignments and general supervision from a technical supervisor, e.g., higher level electrician. Assignments are made either orally or through written job orders, which may include sketches or blueprints. They work independently, with work reviewed on a spot-check basis, daily and upon completion, for quality and compliance with safety standards. The employee's work is also subject to inspection by State electrical inspectors to ensure that work is done in accordance with codes and safety and fire regulations. Employees in this class must comply with relevant safety requirements in national, State, and local electrical, fire, and building codes. For use of equipment, the maintenance electrician follows manufacturer's specifications and manuals.


Positions are found in physical plant departments of higher education institutions and other State institutions. Some positions in the class may require the willingness to work in an environment containing dust, grime, odor, fumes, and high levels of noise; to walk, stand, and work while bending and stooping for extended periods; to lift and carry heavy objects; to work from ladders, scaffolds, and other above ground locations such as roofs; to work overhead while lying on one's back; or to work outdoors in inclement weather.


  • Possess a Limited-Maintenance Electrician's license--Industrial.