Electrical Distribution Insp Duties
Performs highly skilled inspection and technical work on the
university's electrical distribution system and associated
equipment for proper operation, maintenance, and safety.
Individual is responsible for the application of technical
electrical engineering skills and having the knowledge to
perform a variety of electrical distribution problems, placing
emphasis on preventive maintenance. Duties include review of
material quality, workmanship, and safety precautions as stated
in municipal and national electrical codes.
This individual trouble shoots electrical problems found in
complex distribution systems and associated equipment, fixtures,
and apparatus of the several university scientific, engineering,
and research departments. He is responsible for making
recommendations including written specifications for alterations
and repairs where situations warrant such action. Individual
usually works with considerable independence, decisions require
technical judgement and discretion; consults with superiors on
more difficult or unusual cases or decisions. Work is reviewed
through discussions, reports, and efficient equipment and system
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Makes inspections of new and existing electrical distribution
systems and circuit installations and associated equipment,
appliances, fixtures, and apparatus in university buildings and
campus areas, such as athletic stadiums and other arenas, for
conformance with safety standards, laws and ordinances, and
efficiency of operation.
Acts as a trouble shooter regarding electrical operational
problems in specialized circuits, equipment, fixtures, and
apparatus located in scientific, engineering, and research
laboratories and elsewhere on the university campus.
Inspects and coordinates the maintenance of the university
electric substation including the installation of voltage feeder
regulators to provide voltage stability.
Installs and maintains campus Polyphase electric meters.
Makes periodic electrical load surveys of the distribution
overload conditions on various transformers and circuits.
Reviews plans and specifications for electrical projects, and
Studies new materials, methods, and techniques of electrical
construction to keep abreast of modern developments.
Acts as trouble shooter for designated electronic systems, two
way radio communication systems, and signal generators and
Instructs electricians as to the proper location of incoming
services and wiring centers.
Prepares recommendations for alterations and repair, including
specifications when such is warranted.
Prepares inspection and other reports, and maintains appropriate
Orders supplies, materials, and equipment for specific
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school,
supplemented by the completion of courses in electrical
engineering from a technical school, college or university; and
4 years of experience as a journeyman electrician, including
inspection responsibilities; or any equivalent combination of
training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the methods and practices involved in
constructing, installing, maintaining, and operating a variety
of electrical installations, equipment, and appliances.
Considerable knowledge of possible defects and faults in
electrical wiring and appliances and of stages in electrical
construction where such faults and defects are most readily
ascertained and remedied.
Considerable knowledge of the operating principles and
adaptabilities of the standard electrical testing devices and
the National Electrical Code Standards.
Ability to detect and locate electrical defects in circuits,
equipment, fixtures, appliances, and apparatus.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with other division and university personnel.
Ability to understand and carry out instructions and to
interpret blue prints, drawings, and diagrams.
Skill in the operation and care of electrical testing equipment.