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Electrician Apprentice II

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 6059

Title: Electrician Apprentice II

Department: Facilities Management

Essential Personnel: Y

Job Family: Administrative Operations

Job Sub-Family: Facilities Management

FLSA Classification: NE

Job Grade: 09

Grade Min: $32,995

Grade Mid: $38,769

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: Pre-Defined

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: Y

Job Summary

The Electrician Apprentice II performs assigned work tasks under the supervision of a journeyman trainer, attends scheduled classes, and completes the related study, which will qualify the employee to progress to the third year of apprenticeship.


  • Checks the work orders daily
  • Meets with supervisor to determine daily priorities
  • Gets materials and tools required to complete work orders or tasks
  • Completes tasks; troubleshoots issues if required
  • Ensures that repaired equipment is operating correctly before leaving a task
  • Cleans areas after task completion; returns tools
  • Conducts routine inspection of all UHD premises and equipment
  • Receives approximately 2080 hours of on-the job instruction from a qualified Electrician, Journeyman
  • Receives instruction during the performance of shop assignments under guidance of a journeyman electrician
  • Attends 144 hours of academic instruction and completes related on-the job training under supervision of UHD/FM Master Electrician

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • None

Delegation of Work:

  • N/A

Supervision Given:

  • N/A


Required Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 288 hours of classroom and related study as designated by apprenticeship standards

Required Experience:

  • Fulfillment of first year apprenticeship requirements as outlined in a U.S. Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program


  • Must maintain a valid, current driver's license
  • Must be able to obtain State of Texas class "C" vehicle operator's license within 30 days of employment

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Understanding of electrical wiring and the Electrical Code
  • Knowledge of using commonly used tools;
  • Knowledge of basic safety procedures


  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in an inside and outdoor environment

Physical Demands:

  • Employee will be exposed to normal hazards of construction and demolition
  • Work involves some exposure to elements, such as adverse weather conditions, extreme temperatures, oils, dirt, dust, fumes, and airborne particles
  • Position requires maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, or walking for prolonged periods of time, as well as for bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, jumping, climbing, and frequent reaching
  • May be exposed to moving mechanical parts, hazardous traffic conditions, potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents or chemicals, and the risk of electric shock
  • May, on rare occasions, be required to work in a confined space or in a high, dangerous place
  • May be exposed to vibration or loud noise. May, on rare occasions, be required to wear a respirator
  • Must have precise hand-eye coordination and the ability to identify and distinguish colors
  • Must have the ability to move items of up to 75lbs
  • Must have the ability to climb stairs and a ladder and maintain balance
  • May occasionally be required to drive or operate university vehicles

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.


  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.


  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.


  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.


  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Communicates Effectively

  • Communicates clearly, concisely, and with courtesy.
  • Carefully listens to customer or thoroughly reads correspondence, and uses good judgment to respond appropriately. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Communicates requests for further action or resources to appropriate individuals with tact.

Equipment Operation

  • Demonstrates the essential skills required to use equipment and tools needed to perform job duties and responsibilities.
  • Follows maintenance and operation procedures and safety rules to minimize equipment malfunctions and prevent personal injuries.

Student Success Indirect Support

  • Contributes to student success by assisting students with anything that supports their student experience, whether directly or indirectly.
  • Helps students navigate their way through the different offices, programs, and services at the university and/or connects students with the appropriate party(ies).
  • Connects students with services or resources that can help them with career exploration, goal selection, and ongoing academic assistance.
  • Helps students build peer support networks.
  • Encourages student participation in out-of-class activities.
  • Provides encouragement and guidance to foster student success.
  • Treats students with respect
  • Maintains the learning environment to ensure quality and/or sound pedagogy.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.