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University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Electrical Shop (10000954)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position constructs, installs, maintains, and repairs electrical appliances, systems, facilities and related electronic controls and devices in accordance with blueprints, specifications, established practices, and pertinent state and local electrical codes. The incumbent makes work assignment, reviews work of lower rated employees and assists in training new personnel.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Prepares layout, assembles and installs wiring in University buildings and outside electrical distribution systems in accordance with blueprints, specifications, established practices and pertinent state and local electrical codes.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs electrical appliances and equipment such as ranges, ovens, incubators, autoclaves, centrifuges, washers, dryers, lamson systems, microfilm machines, compressors, generators, pumps, lighting equipment, carrier systems, timing devices, steam and electric heating units, exhaust systems, smoke detectors, fire alarms, clock and bell systems, stoves, freezers, vacuum cleaners, hypothermal units, humidifiers, buffers, strippers, thermostats and electrical systems of furnaces and boilers.
  • Sets up and operates public address systems as directed.
  • Diagnoses and corrects electrical system and equipment malfunctions, tests, adjusts, sequences, synchronizes and aligns such systems and equipment as AC and DC power supplies, main power control panels, motors, generators, circuit breakers and relay panels.
  • Determine methods and sequence of operations required to locate, design, install, test, repair and modify electrical systems and equipment by interpreting blueprints, wiring and schematic diagrams and following technical, verbal and written instructions.
  • Provides technical guidance and direction to lower rated personnel.
  • Works all power outages as well as scheduled athletic events and concerts.
  • Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with department, University, Southeastern Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Plans layout of wiring and installs wiring, conduit, and electrical apparatus in buildings.
  2. Installs, maintains, and repairs electrical systems, apparatus and electrical components of industrial machinery and equipment.
  3. Interprets blueprints, wiring, and schematic diagrams and technical instructions.

Minimum Education/Experience

High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).




Four (4) years of experience related to the above described duties.


Must obtain a valid Class D driver's license within the first 6 months of employment.

Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi