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This is a union (AFSCME) position.
Posted:  11/18/2020

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Full-time Electrician to support the Plant Maintenance department!


This position will work Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m., with the flexibility to change shifts when needed or work overtime, weekends and holidays when needed. Hours are subject to change based on business needs.

The Electrician performs repair and installation of equipment and components, consisting of electrical, electronic controls, solid-state components, and assemblies in accordance with schematics, plans, operation manuals, and manufacturer's specifications.


  • Completes work tickets with the appropriate information
  • Removes and installs new and existing equipment as directed
  • Ability to compute arithmetic calculations in testing and installing electrical wiring and to estimate materials. Ability to work within limits and standards set by building codes and blueprints. Capable of working under emergency conditions. Ability to read and understand forms and relationships when working from blueprints or specifications.
  • Ability to work with hand tools, making connections, and assembling components. Ability to resolve routine problems and refer difficult or unusual problems to the Assistant Director. Interpersonal skills are necessary to communicate and cooperate with various levels of hospital personnel, physicians, and patients to complete work in occupied areas in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • Orders necessary parts and material through the established procedures
  • Ability to differentiate wire colors. Equipped to evaluate malfunctioning conditions against verifiable or judgmental criteria as shown in blueprints and installation instructions. Ability to make comparisons and discriminations when cutting, fitting disassembling, and assembling components, connections, or equipment.
  • Demonstrates safe work habits.
  • Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Maintains all electrical equipment such as switchgear, emergency transfer switches, motor control centers, etc.
  • Repairs, installs, replaces, and tests electrical circuits, equipment, fixtures, appliances, switches, receptacles, plugs, and other elements of electrical systems using hand tools and testing instruments to supply electrical power for lighting and equipment operations
  • Assists other crafts in troubleshooting all electrical interfacing of Hospital equipment
  • Ability to understand and comply with oral and written instructions. Ability to read and interpret blueprints and schematics. Analytical skills are necessary to perform electrical, electronic, and solid-state circuit testing of a variety of electrically operated mechanical equipment.
  • Performs the duties of the Systems Technician as needed
  • Documents work functions for regulatory agencies through the Preventive Maintenance Program
  • Updates plans and drawings as required to reflect work carried out
  • Isolates defects in wiring, switches, motors, and other electrical equipment using testing instruments such as amp meter, ohmmeter, and voltmeter or testing light.
  • Oversees and directs laborers when assigned to assist
  • Maintains the necessary personal tools to carry out craft duties and keeps tools in a safe and reliable condition.



  • Level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through high school and advanced technical school
  • Three years electrical experience in order to:
    • acquire a thorough knowledge of electrical procedures
    • acquire a working knowledge of electrical equipment and building systems
    •  acquire suitable analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Work experience in a health care environment preferred
  • Successful demonstration of the completion of the competencies required by the department/unit.
  • This individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below.
  • They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department's policy and procedures.
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with medications is allowed.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current City of Pittsburgh Electrician registration.
  • Electrician license must be obtained within the first six months of hire.
  • Master Electrician
  • Act 34 with renewal

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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