The University of Pikeville is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Electrician. The position exercises overall responsibility for inspecting, planning, programming, and implementing of the preventative maintenance electrical program of the campus and other assigned facilities. Reports directly to the Facility Manager.


  1. Repairs, installs, replaces and tests electrical circuits, equipment and appliances using necessary hand tools and testing instruments.
  2. Inspects, and tests electrical lighting, signal, communication and power circuits and equipment.
  3. Isolates defects in wiring, switches, motors and other electrical equipment, using suitable testing instruments.
  4. Examines and tests elements of electrical systems to locate obvious faults, such as blown fuses, short circuits, broken wires, loose connections, and worn motor brushes.
  5. Replaces faulty switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, insulators, and other simple elements of electrical systems, fixes and appliances.
  6. Renews circuits either by isolating and cutting out defective wiring and replacing it with new wiring, or by splicing ends of broken wires.
  7. Replaces defective equipment parts such as gears, bushing and bearings and other related electrical parts.
  8. As required, estimate materials needed and record time and materials expended on each work order.
  9. Will have minor supervisory duties when Mechanic Helper is assigned to assist in the work of the Electrician.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.


Position requires continuous contact with co-workers, supervisor, staff, and students in order to communicate the needs of the campus and direct maintenance. Relationships are typically maintained through daily person-to-person contact and work orders.

 Education/Skill Requirements:

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) and four years of appropriate experience in electrical related work is required.
  • Possession of a journeyman or master electrician’s license is required.
  • Knowledge of national and local electrical codes.
  • Skilled in all areas concerning the electrical industry. Knowledge of controls and ability to read and understand blueprints.
  • Requires the ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.

The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent care accounts. UPIKE also offers a generous holiday schedule and paid leave program.

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. 

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit http://www.upike.edu. Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting http://jobs.upike.edu. In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 04/05/2023
Department: Facilities
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Staff
We are no longer taking applications for this position.