1584-Electrician/Facilities Engineer

Job #:  1584

Performs skilled work in maintaining, operating, and repairing of all campus buildings and facilities.  Inspect, repair, install, and maintain physical facilities requiring skilled mechanical and trade work.  Performs work in the inspection, repair, construction and documentation of all work, systems, and hazardous conditions.  Responsible for the lighting fixtures and programs on university property or city collaborations.


·         Perform preventative and general repairs to new/existing installations on campus.

·         Troubleshoot and repair electrical malfunctions.

·         Install new electrical and data applications as needed or retrofit those that do not meet user needs.

·         Keep abreast of all electrical codes.

·         Keep a log book of work performed and work closely with the electrical inspector.

·         Respond daily to safety and emergency situations regarding students, faculty, and staff.

·         Keep all other engineers and campus community informed of work being performed that may impact their living, teaching, or work area.

·         May lead or instruct other workers as required.


·         Perform other related duties as required by the Lead Engineer, Assistant Director of Facilities Management or Director of Facilities Management.

·         Perform other related duties as assigned.

JOB SCOPE:  The job operates within established parameters; however the individual is responsible for making recommendations and having input on decisions that relate directly to their area of expertise.



·         Minimum of 5 years of overall electrical working experience.


·         Communicates with students, faculty, staff and the public appropriate to the age of the individual served.

·         Builds on basic learning and carries it from one situation to another.

·         Demonstrates critical thinking skills in problem solving and decision-making.

·         Asks questions and seeks assistance.

·         Takes responsibility to eliminate the source of problems.

·         Demonstrates confidentiality regarding information pertaining to all students, faculty and staff.

·         Maintains proper appearance and personal conduct for the employee’s particular job.

·         Uses effective communication skills taking into consideration body language, filters, listening, paraphrasing, and questions with customers of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

·         Demonstrates ability to work in a team environment.

·         Requires a good well-rounded working knowledge in all fields.

·         Have general computer knowledge and ability to navigate and implement our web based work order system.

·         Ability to work with outside contractors following all University procedures and reporting procedures.

·         Operate hand and power tools in a skilled manner; fabricate material and equipment.

·         Ability to interpret and follow written schematics and blueprints.

·         Good communication and customer service skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse campus population.

·         Able to complete a University Driver’s Safety Course as well as other OSHA required training programs.

·         Valid Oregon Driver’s License.

·         Must have a current and valid electrical license.


·         May be required to work weekends or overtime when needed.

·         Exposure to varied indoor and outdoor working and weather conditions on a regular basis.

·         Comfortable working at heights of up to 50 feet using ladders, scaffolds and high lifts.

·         Able to work in confined spaces.

·         Must be able to lift 40 pounds on a regular basis.

·         Ability to stoop, bend, crouch frequently for prolonged periods.


·         Balancing

·         Climbing

·         Crawling

·         Crouching

·         Feeling

·         Fingering

·         Grasping

·         Hearing

·         Kneeling

·         Lifting

·         Pulling

·         Pushing

·         Reaching

·         Repetitive motion

·         Standing

·         Stooping

·         Talking

·         Walking


APPLICATION:  Please email cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references to employment@pacificu.edu.  Please name your documents as shown in the following example: (Example:  Adams_Amy letter, Adams_Amy resume, Adams_Amy references).  You may also mail your application materials to Human Resources/Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR  97116.

Application materials will be screened and interview candidates will be selected and notified.  The hiring process normally consists of several interviews and can last several weeks depending on the position.  Employment is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and successful completion of a background check.  If the position is posted on our job board at http://www.pacificu.edu/hr/employment/positions/index.cfm it is an available position and you may apply.  No phone calls please.


Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment.  Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people’s lives.  Nestled in the valley at the base of the coastal range and Mount Hood, the university is only a half hour to the Portland metro center. 

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.

At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.


It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability or handicap, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance.  Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, provost@pacificu.edu.