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Electrician

Published or Revised June 22, 2017

Responsibilities: Performs electrical duties and other general maintenance duties as assigned.

Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required, vocational or trade school preferred. Two years of facilities maintenance experience, Master Electrician license, registered with the city of Paris, current Texas driver’s license and insurable with the college insurance carrier required. Must be willing to attend continuing education and training for professional and personal growth. Must be bondable.

Salary: The salary range for this position is $15 - $19 per hour.

Fringe Benefits: This position is eligible for health, life, and optional insurance coverage including dental, long- and short-term disability. Other benefits include retirement under the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, accrued sick leave, vacation, paid holidays, and an employee reimbursement/dependent scholarship program. Health benefits require a 60-day employment period.

Application Procedures: Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, the search committee will begin reviewing applications on July 5, 2017. Candidates cannot be guaranteed full consideration if materials are received after that date. A Paris Junior College Application for Employment is required. This position is security-sensitive and may require a post-hire Disclosure Regarding Background Investigation on the successful candidate. To download the PJC Application for Employment and Disclosure Regarding Background Investigation Authorization, please visit our web site at http://www.parisjc.edu/employment. Submit completed forms and all other information to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), fax to 903.782.0288, or mail to Human Resources Office, Paris Junior College, 2400 Clarksville Street, Paris, TX 75460. EOE.

Note:

Paris Junior College is an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, creed or religion, color, age, national origin, veteran status, or any other protected group status. Applicants requiring accommodations for the application or interview process should contact the Human Resources Office.

General Employment Information

Electrician*

Published or Revised August 19, 2015

*Pending SACSCOC Approval

On average there are 175 openings a year in PJC’s five-county service area for electricians, a demand projected to continue through 2020. Estimated starting salary for an electrician ranges from $13.33 to $20.54 average hourly rate. Most electricians acquire their skills by completing an apprenticeship program lasting about four years.

About 79 percent of electricians work in the construction industry or are self-employed, but there are opportunities for electricians in other industries. PJC’s training prepares individuals for employment as a licensed electrician in residential, commercial, and industrial fields. Meaningful employment can be found in construction, hospitals, hotels, apartment complexes, and office buildings, as well as in manufacturing plants.

The program provides a solid foundation in basic electrical principles, motors and controls, schematics, and troubleshooting of complex electrical systems. The program also covers commercial and industrial facilities maintenance such as lighting, security systems, fire alarms, elevators, and computerized irrigation systems.

Producing graduates who may start work as an apprentice electrician for residential or industrial applications, PJC developed this program in response to industry demand in the region.  One semester provides enough training for a student to begin work as an apprentice residential electrician. The second semester prepares the student to be an apprentice industrial electrician.

The program is 23 credit hours. The first semester covers wiring houses and the power supply coming in, distribution panels, outlets and light fixtures. The second semester includes wiring of commercial buildings and covers commercial supply, feeder boxes, motors and motor controls.

For more information, contact Russell Dieterich, Electronics Instructor, at 903.782.0720 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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