Wolverine Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Akima LLC, provides the reliable facilities operations and maintenance, base level logistics, airfield operations, and range operations services that keep military bases and federal agency posts around the country operating at peak efficiency. The Electrician will support the Project Manager in the execution of the installation, relocation, modification, repair, replacement, testing, and maintenance of all standard voltage electrical systems typically found in a research laboratory environment while adhering to the NEC, UBC, and other applicable codes and sound electrical engineering standards. The position is located at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Western Regional Research Center (WRRC) in Albany, California.


  • Analyzing drawings for the purpose of identifying location of current electrical systems to determine future installations of additional systems, components and/or modifications.

  • Inspecting and testing electrical lighting, signal, communication and power circuits and equipment.

  • Isolating defects in wiring, switches, motors and other electrical equipment, using suitable testing instruments.

  • Examining and testing elements of electrical systems to locate obvious faults, such as blown fuses, short circuits, broken wires, loose connections, and worn motor brushes.

  • Replacing faulty switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, insulators, and other simple elements of electrical systems fixtures and appliances.

  • Renewing circuits either by isolating and cutting out defective wiring and replacing it with new wiring or by splicing ends of broken wires.

  • As required, estimating materials needed and record time and materials expended on each work order.

  • Conducting routine building inspections to assess needs relating to electrical work and maintenance.

  • Performing daily mechanical inspection rounds in assigned buildings and log critical information.

  • Analyzing work orders and proposed projects for the purpose of determining the feasibility and estimating costs.

  • Coordinating with the Maintenance Supervisor, outside contractors and/or employees, estimators, suppliers, etc., and other trades to complete projects/work orders efficiently.

  • Troubleshooting, repairing, and/or replacing component parts (e. g. wiring, conduit, controls, devices, circuit breakers, ballasts, etc.) of various electrical systems, electrical equipment and electrical tools.

  • Scheduling and responding to power outages, as required.

  • Installing and/or modifying electrical systems (e. g. building infrastructure, exterior, motor/control, clock, security, fire alarm, energy management, etc.) for the purpose of providing updated, enhanced and/or upgraded electrical capabilities.

  • Preparing written documentation to record and/or convey information.

  • Reporting orally to the Maintenance Supervisor on specific projects or problems.

  • Performing all other work related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Journeyman level electrician certification.

  • Currently Licensed General Electrician in the State of California.

  • 3 years of job related experience

  • Basic knowledge and trouble-shooting principles for electrical, HVAC and mechanical systems.

  • A valid California Driver s License.

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.

  • Physical requirements include lifting up to 50 pounds occasionally.

  • May be required to work hours other than regular schedule such as nights, weekends, holidays, on call, and rotating shifts.

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions include potential exposure to mechanical, electrical, chemical, and confined space hazards. Qualified in the use of respiratory protection equipment may be required if part of a permitted confined space entry team or performing tasks with exposure to chemicals, hazardous atmospheres, monitoring, or heavy dust concentrations.

Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at job-assist@akima. com or 571-353-7053. Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Job: Maintenance & Repair

Primary Location: US-CA-Albany

Shift: Day Job

Req ID: WOL01072

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