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University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on November 14, 2019
Req #: 167672
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 09/13/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $5,110 - $6,802 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

As the region’s only Level 1 Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center(HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis:  Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, mentally-ill and medically-vulnerable populations.  In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County.  Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region.  HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington(UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine.  The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions.  Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.  Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

HMC Maintenance has an outstanding opportunity for a full time day shift Electrician. The Electrician will perform journey-level electrical work to maintain, service, and assure all electrical power systems  meet the requirements of a level 1 Trauma Center facility operation.  Maintains both normal and emergency power systems, required electrical systems and equipment service and maintenance. Positions allocated to this class are distinguished by the responsibility to perform journey-level work in the maintenance, repair or construction of health care facilities on 750-volt system, or less.

A summary of the Electrician responsibilities:
•     Performs work in all areas of the Medical Center, including areas with limited access, restricted clearances and clean room environments. Understands and takes proper area specific infection control precautions for the assigned task.  May work in close proximity to in progress medical procedures.
•     Inspects, troubleshoots, calibrates, and repairs specialized hospital systems and equipment, including:  Electrical Distribution system devices, Automatic transfer switches; Nurse call Medical Emergency and status light systems such as Zettler and Executone; critical alarm system; electrical components and alarms of the medical gas and medical vacuum systems; Variable Frequency Speed Controllers; 6" Pneumatic tube system and the Point to Point Pneumatic Tube Systems; OR Surgery lights; OR Line Isolation Monitors; warming cabinets; imprinters; and Simplex clock systems including 3510 HZ  system correction and the Visiplex GPS clock correction system.
•     Performs alteration work, with or without blueprints and detailed specifications, such as:  installing and or modifying conduit, wiring, cables, switches, controls, fuse boxes, breakers panels, instrument panels, distribution panels, alarm, buzzer and bell circuits, power circuits and communication circuits.  May construct new facilities from blueprints and specifications.
•     Performs routine corrective maintenance work, adjusts, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs or replaces components on: low voltage and line voltage circuits and systems, individual electrical powered items and equipment such as motors, pumps, clocks, lamps, interior and exterior lighting fixtures, sanitation equipment, electrical timers, fans, air conditioners/HVAC, kitchen equipment, appliances, refrigerators/freezers, power tools and motor controllers.       
•     Inspect electrical systems, communications systems and equipment to detect and correct faulty components or parts. Demonstrates the ability to troubleshoot and repair through the use of manuals and schematic diagrams.   
•     Communicates with all customers to promote successful customer relations. Works with customers, clinical staff, supervisors, electricians, and other trades to make recommendations on the purchase of new equipment, developing preliminary cost estimates for installations and repairs, planning and performing preventive maintenance, repairs, and alterations.
•     Ability to test, document and maintain all Emergency power generator systems per DOH and JCAHO regulations.
•     Ability to test, document and maintain all Automatic Transfer Switches per DOH and JCAHO regulations.
•     Ability to test, document and maintain all LIM panels in operating rooms per DOH and JCAHO regulations.
•     Knowledge of Critical Power and the regulations covering transfer times to deliver emergency power
•     Knowledge of Life Safety Power and the regulations covering transfer times to deliver emergency power
•     Knowledge of Life Safety Power and the regulations covering transfer times to deliver emergency power
•     Researches Electrical blueprints, panel schedules, and related documents in addition to tracing circuits prior to scheduled shutdowns.  Communicates and inquires with affected parties to identify critical needs that must remain in service to serve our patients.  Works closely with Project coordinator, customers, contractors, and Supervisor in support of the planning and coordinating of these electrical shutdowns for maintenance, remodel and/or contract construction.  
•     As a team member, works collaboratively with electricians, other trades, departmental staff and supervisors, in support of the department and its values and mission.  Requests parts and supplies as required to maintain an inventory of parts commonly used for repair of various medical and building equipment. Participates in the training of new electricians.  May lead and instruct helpers as required.
•     Investigates, verifies, and creates documentation including panel schedules, as built information, and equipment information updates.  Provides updates and information, including limited data entry, in a manner that can be used to maintain existing equipment and electrical databases and drawings, for all areas of the Medical Center.
•     Work on specialized electrical equipment in high infection risk areas, such as ultraviolet filtration systems evacuating highly contaminated air from patient isolation rooms.
•     Understand and follow infection control risk assessments.
•     Perform other duties as assigned.   

As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.

Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as an electrician; OR full journey status as an electrician in a union; OR four years' applicable work experience. Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.

Examination Requirements:

The examination (including written, E & T and oral components) will consist of a scored evaluation of the applicant's training and experience as an electrician or electrician's helper; knowledge of standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment of the electrician trades and standard safety precautions; ability to work form blueprints, plans and sketches to estimate material and time required for job completion; and ability to maintain hand and power tools required to the trade.

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