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Electrician-Full-Time UPMC Mercy


UPMC Mercy is hiring a Full-Time Electrician to support the Maintenance department at our Pittsburgh, Pa location.

To perform all phases of electrical work needed within the health system.


  • Mount motors, transformers, lighting fixtures or other equipment into position and completes circuits according to diagram specifications.
  • Repair and perform service and preventive maintenance work to all forms of hospital beds, carriages and stretchers.
  • Cut and shape conduit with hand tools and fastens it in place with brackets or similarly installs armored cable. Fasten fixtures, switches, and outlet boxes in position. Run wire through conduit and makes connections to complete circuits. Assemble, install and connect components of switchboards and distribution panels and connects them to units controlled.
  • Strong electrical background preferred
  • High and low voltage experience preferred
  • Switch gear equipment experience preferred
  • Electrician license preferred
  • Replace such defective mechanical parts as gears, bushing and bearings and such related electrical parts as brushes, armatures, commutators and transformers, assembling components according to diagrams. Check clearance of moving parts with precision gages. Restore electrical connections to complete circuits.
  • Install new wiring and electrical machinery and properly installs wire mold. Study blueprints and diagrams to ascertain layout, location and specifications of items to be installed. Estimate quantities of materials needed and prepare requisitions. Responsible for familiarization to communication systems and notified appropriate maintenance personnel of any malfunction.
  • Prepare daily and monthly time sheets. Responsible for clean up and removal of electrical equipment and supplies from work areas.
  • Examine and test such elements of systems as distribution panel, ground fault systems, controls, circuit fixtures and motors to locate system failures faults.
  • Repair, perform preventive maintenance programs, install, replace and test electrical circuits, equipment, emergency power systems, transfer switches and appliances using hand tools and testing instruments to supply electrical power for lighting and equipment operation within the Hospital, being conscious of safety hazards and cost containment efforts.
  • Repair electrical circuits and equipment. Replaces faulty switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, insulators and other simple elements of electrical system, fixtures and appliances. Review circuits either by isolating and cutting out defective wiring and replacing it with new wiring or by splicing ends of broken wires.
  • May be requested to carry a pager if deemed necessary by management. Must be able to rotate all shifts, weekends and holiday work schedules.
  • Inspect and test electrical lighting, signal, communications and power circuits and equipment. Isolate defects in wiring, switches, motors and other electrical equipment, using testing instruments such as ammeter, ohmmeter, and volt meter, testing lamp or growler.


  • High School graduate or equivalent. 
  • Trade school or vocational school graduate required 
  • A four year apprenticeship or equivalent on-the-job training required. 
  • Must possess the ability to move throughout the facility's various buildings, roofs, tunnels and confined spaces. 
  • Must possess the ability and knowledge to operate and maintain power equipment/tools, both stationary and portable, pertaining to the maintenance field. 
  • Must be able to perform all forms of appropriate maintenance work or repairs on various forms of ladders, scaffolds, man lifts, and safety equipment in order to complete work assignments at extreme heights. 
  • Must have good working knowledge of all electrical systems and switch gears. 
  • Must be familiar with NEC and local electrical codes and NFPA.  
  • Must be able to follow blueprints and drawings. Must have ability to install, replace, trace, test and troubleshoot electrical circuits.  
  • Must be able to maintain and operate emergency power and associated transfer switches. 
  • Must have knowledge and ability to maintain/service batteries associated with emergency lighting and emergency generators. 
  • Must have knowledge and ability to shape and install conduit, wire mold, PVC, and associated pipe for electrical systems. 
  • Must be familiar with operation and have ability to troubleshoot, p.m., and repair a pneumatic tube system. 
  • Must have knowledge and ability to wire and install various size motors. 
  • Must be able to estimate materials needed to install electrical systems.
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored. 
  • No contact with medications is allowed.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Electrical License for City of Pittsburgh preferred. 

Stationary Engineer License (City of Pittsburgh) preferred.

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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