Job Description

Position Type: Central Management Office (CMO)
Location: Central Management Office Dallas, 75247
Date Posted: 2/9/2023

Mission Statement:
Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.

Equity Vision Statement:
Uplift Education proactively engages scholars, families, and staff members to thrive as their authentic selves and partner in the journey required to identify, address, and correct existing and potential inequities.
Primary Purpose:
Electrician will be responsible for overall management, maintenance, and modification of the electrical systems at all Uplift campuses, maintaining data on required inspections, maintenance and other facility reports necessary to meet regulatory requirements.


Ensuring the safety of all campus staff and scholars
  • Removing or correcting potentially unsafe conditions
  • Reporting unsafe practices to campus leadership and supervisor
  • Ensure all buildings meet city, state and federal regulations
  • Report any safety concerns or maintenance issues to supervisor immediately or as appropriate

Ensure that all campus facilities and grounds are properly maintained 
  • Perform minor to moderate electrical maintenance including, but not limited to, replacement or repair of electrical fixtures (wall switches, outlets, bulbs, ballasts, sockets, fuses, minor appliances, cords, circuit breakers), install and repair wiring, power equipment, and components of machinery and equipment following electrical code, manuals, specifications, schematics, and blueprints
  • Inspect buildings and other structures to determine functionality, detect malfunctions and perform needed repair
  • Install and repair control and distribution apparatus including motors, relays, switches, circuit breaker panels, etc.
  • Install and connect power supply wiring, cables, conduit, and electrical apparatus for machines and equipment in new and existing facilities following diagrams, schematics, or blueprints.
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve problems in electrical circuits, systems, and equipment using appropriate testing instruments and equipment
  • Test continuity of circuits to ensure compatibility and safety of components using appropriate testing instruments and equipment
  • Measure, cut, bend, thread, assemble, and install electrical conduit using rulers, measuring devices, hand tools, pipe threading tool, and conduit bender
  • Repair or recommend replacement of electrical appliances, including commercial ovens, ranges, steam tables, washers, dryers, etc.
  • Maintain and update blue prints, schematics and reference material
  • Select material, hardware and job hours to calculate job estimates
  • Track material, hardware and job hours in order to create work order tickets showing cost
  • Inspect jobs upon completion and ensure areas are clean

Equipment and supplies
  • Properly use and maintain equipment such as aerial lifts, trenchers, mini-excavators and hand tools
  • Keep equipment clean, organized and serviceable at all times
  • Perform maintenance and repair on equipment
  • Maintain a service stock of electrical supplies and material and re-order as needed using the established purchasing procedure
  • Transport equipment to different campuses as needed

Driving responsibilities
  • Drive company assigned vehicle and follow company policies related to driving
  • Maintain vehicle clean and organized
  • Take vehicle to maintenance shop when maintenance is due and ensure vehicle documents are up to date
  • Report vehicle maintenance issues promptly

Other duties
  • Research and stay up to date on procedures, studies, products, and equipment related to the electrical trade
  • Provide recommendations and make suggestions to increase operational efficiency or safety
  • Provide emergency assistance in response to floods, sewage back-ups, vandalism, or other incidents 
  • Oversee after-hours and weekend on-call maintenance service as requested
  • Report receipts and expenditures to the accounting department, Network Facilities Manager, and the Facilities Director
  • Use a computer-based ticketing system to track service and repair orders
  • Communicate daily to supervisor via phone, e-mail and/or text messages

Education, Experience, and/or Certification(s) 
  • Education Requirements: High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required.  
  • Experience Requirements: A minimum of two years of experience maintaining or constructing commercial buildings and/or industrial equipment.
  • Special Skills/Certifications: A valid Journeyman Electrician License (or above) issued by the State of Texas is required. Employee may be required to provide documentation for logging 8,000 hours of commercial on the job training under the direct supervision of a master electrician. Maintaining this license will be required for continued employment in this position.
Required Skills/Abilities: 
  • Communication Skills: Ability to receive and understand verbal and written instructions in English, ability to receive or convey technical and complicated concepts, ability to read and understand technical manuals and instructions.
  • Bilingual Skills: No bilingual skills are required. Spanish speaking skills are a plus but not required. 
  • Driving Skills: This position requires driving an assigned vehicle on a daily basis. Applicant must posses and maintain a valid Class C driver’s license and have a clean driving record. Applicant must be comfortable driving a large cargo van and/or large truck with a service body and have the ability to pass yearly driver training.
  • Technology: To perform this job successfully, an individual should possess basic to intermediate ability to learn and use computer software, possess basic typing speed (~15 WPM), and possess a basic understanding and use of Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, Word). Applicant must also be able to use a smart phone to send and receive photos and text messages and have an intermediate understanding of how to use Android based apps.  
  • Work Ethic: This position will may not have daily face-to-face interaction with their direct supervisor. In order to perform this job successfully, an individual must possess higher than usual “self-starter” mentality and the ability to perform tasks without direct supervision or specific instructions.
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: 
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • Sit and stand for extended periods of time
  • Articulate wrists, hands and fingers
  • Extensive walking
  • Regularly required to reach, balance, stoop, kneel, twist, bend, climb and crawl
  • Frequently lift, and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Frequently required to lift or move furniture, supplies or equipment such as, but not limited to café tables, office supplies and janitorial supplies, janitorial equipment and facilities maintenance equipment
  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and exposed electrical terminals
  • Extended periods of being outside during extreme hot or cold weather
  • Occasional exposure to fumes, chemicals or airborne particles
  • Extreme cold and extreme heat
  • Vision: distance, color, depth perception, ability to adjust focus, driving in the dark or during adverse weather conditions
  • Occasional exposure to loud equipment
Work Environment:  
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work in a wide variety of environments as found in all areas of the school(s) and central offices: continual walking and standing; frequent heavy lifting and carrying; noise level is moderate and may have frequent interruptions. Tasks are regularly performed with potential exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as strong odors, fumes, dusts, wetness, humidity, machinery, vibrations, temperature and noise extremes, disease, pathogenic substances and toxic/poisonous agents. There may be activity from other employees and students of a distracting nature.

Starting Salary: $55,000

Application Procedure:
Apply online
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Uplift Education is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state or local law. 

Application Instructions

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