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University of Southern Mississippi Senior Electrician in Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Senior Electrician

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Senior Electrician.

Position Details

Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001

United States

Division Administration Physical Plant

Position Type Staff

Employment Status Full Time

Grant Funded No

Salary Range 25.48 - 34.45

Pay Grade


Posting Close Date Open until filled

Job Summary

Installs, maintains, and repairs electrical systems, facilities, and related electronic controls and devices in addition to, all primary and secondary power systems. Reads utility meters as required. Works athletic and other events as assigned, which often occur after normal working hours and on weekends. This position is considered “essential personnel” and may require unusual attendance responsibilities, such as storm duty.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Installs, maintains, and repairs electrical equipment and circuits such as wires, conduits, switches, outlets, junction boxes, transformers, motors, and generators in facilities such as pumps, lighting equipment, carrier systems, timing devices, electrical heating units, exhaust systems, smoke detectors, fire alarms, hypothermal units, thermostats, timing devices, Lutron lighting dimmer panels and electrical systems of furnaces and boilers.

  • Completes assigned work orders in a timely and efficient fashion while maintaining a friendly and professional demeanor with all customers.

  • Cuts, threads, bends, and installs piping for conduits; disassembles, cleans, repairs, and reassembles electrical motors and related equipment following established procedures.

  • Tests, maintains, and repairs all emergency electrical equipment including generators and back-up UPS.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and five (5) years related electrical experience and/or training. Trade school electrical training certification course completion required. Must be a certified electrical journeyman. Must have a valid Mississippi Commercial Driver's License with Class B endorsement or able to get CDL within first six (6) months of employment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to quickly diagnosis and repair electrical systems in the event of an emergency

Familiarity to repair and diagnose generators, backup power systems, and related equipment

  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.

  • Ability to understand and follow instructions.

  • Skill in the use of standard office equipment and software.

  • Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

  • Skill in using mathematics to solve problems.

  • Ability to obtain a driver’s license prior to employment.

  • Knowledge of the repair, maintenance, and operation of buildings and/or electrical systems.

  • Ability to perform maintenance, to follow instructions, and to interpret drawings and diagrams.

Preferred Qualifications

Seven (7) years related experience as a journeyman electrician. Three (3) years high voltage experience.

About The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 146 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.