Alarm Controls Electrician - UC San Diego

University of California San Diego   La Jolla, CA   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on November 5, 2020

UC San Diego

Alarm Controls Electrician

Filing Deadline: Thu 11/19/2020

Salary Range: 71,534.88 annually


Perform journey level electrical work in connection with maintenance testing, troubleshooting, repairing, installing, inspecting, modifying and overhaul of campus alarm, control and electrical systems, including equipment and components such as: fire alarm and sprinkler systems, ventilation and lighting control systems, interior communication and signaling devices and systems, and campus cable system for transmission of associated supervisory data control signals. Performs all required alarm system tests and maintenance and keeps accurate testing and system records. May instruct unskilled or semi-skilled maintenance workers. Assigned to cover all campus facilities performing maintenance work dispatched by Customer Service Center, Maintenance Superintendents, Central Plant, or Campus Police.


• May be required to work scheduled shifts including nights and weekends.

• May be required to work overtime as needed.

• Required to respond to off-hour emergencies.

• Ability to work on ladders, scaffolds and lifts up to two stories high, as well as in confined spaces, such as vaults, tunnels, manholes and crawl spaces both overhead and underneath floors.

• Ability to carry tools and walk to various locations. Must be physically able to perform essential functions of the position.



• Journey level experience and thorough and working knowledge of: nominal voltage electrical systems, alarms and electronic control systems, low-voltage and communication systems, fire sprinkler systems, pump systems and controls, signaling systems and signal transmission systems.

• Thorough and working knowledge of: electric motors and motor controllers, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), lighting controllers, metering systems, mechanical and electrical components of ventilation systems and renovations and alterations of electrical systems and voltage distribution systems.

• Thorough knowledge and experience reading and interpreting blueprints, as-builts, wiring diagrams, shop drawings, schematics diagrams and operating manuals, including knowledge to perform mathematics typically used in the trade.

• Knowledge of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) testing frequencies, procedures, and forms.

• Thorough knowledge of applicable codes and regulations and experience working with Title 19, Title 8 and National and State Fire Code requirements.

• Experience planning, scheduling and ordering materials for all types of electrical construction, alarm systems installation, renovations and modifications.

• Thorough and working knowledge with experience in maintenance and repair procedures including preventive maintenance, breakdown repair, inspection and troubleshooting, installation and overhauling systems, components, fixtures and equipment.

• Ability to learn and use MAXIMO work management database to track labor, materials and associated handheld technologies.

• Demonstrated skill to effectively work with assigned personnel in a team or individual environment, effectively use independent judgment with demonstrated problem solving skills.

• Demonstrated skill to communicate effectively to persons at all levels including division supervisors, staff and campus community.

• Skills to read, write and follow verbal, written or electronic instructions.

• Extensive experience working in a service-oriented environment and nurturing customer relationships through proactive service skills.

• Knowledge of and ability to use appropriate safety equipment.

• Ability to plan and prioritize workload with minimal supervision and work effectively in the field with minimal supervision.

• Familiarity with fire alarm systems and equipment including but not limited to: Simplex, Notifier, Pyrotronics, Edwards.

• Knowledge of coordinating and inspecting work of outside contractors.

• Working knowledge of departmental policies and procedures required to carry out function as well as campus locations.



• Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

• Must possess and maintain valid California Driver License.


Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce. This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:

a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year)

c) Work/Life Balance

d) Life insurance

e) UC Retirement Plan

f) Pet Insurance 


For more information about UCSD Benefits please visit and UCSD Work/Life visit


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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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