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Trades Specialist (Electronics Technician)

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Miami University
September 6, 2017
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Position installs, maintains, repairs, and troubleshoots electronic devices, components, and systems for a university campus consisting of approximately 200 buildings. Position’s primary purpose is to ensure that all electronic systems and auxiliary components are in good working order and that any repairs are completed promptly, properly, and safely.


Duties/Physical Demands:
  • Customer Service Function – Provides assistance to internal and external customers promptly and courteously; maintains frequent communication with the customer concerning status of work requests; performs quality work consistent with manufacturer’s requirements and complies with all applicable codes; maintains a professional appearance and attitude
  • Maintenance & Repair Function – Install, maintain, and repair electronic devices, components, and systems to include Card Access systems, uninterruptible power supplies, sound systems, digital scoreboard equipment, computer controlled lighting systems and dimmers, card swipe hardware, variable frequency drives, and other relevant equipment; determines the root cause of failures
  • Preventive Maintenance Function – Cleans electronic equipment; performs routine preventive maintenance on variable frequency drives and scoreboards, and fire alarm systems; utilizes electrical diagnostic equipment
  • Fire Alarm and Card Access System Function – Performs operation, maintenance, and testing of networked fire alarm panels, devices, and systems; performs troubleshooting of panels, devices, and networking equipment; makes minor programming changes for devices and device locations
  • Contractor Coordination & Oversight – Coordinates the activity of service contractors and new installation contractors to ensure compliance with all plans, specifications, and applicable codes and standards
  • Tool Proficiency – Utilizes a variety of tools necessary to perform electrical/electronic work to include conduit benders, electrical testing equipment, electrical safety equipment, proprietary software systems, and a variety of hand power tools; maintains tools in a clean and serviceable condition; reports broken or damaged items for repair or replacement
  • Additional Functions – Performs other building trades tasks in maintaining industrial equipment and in response to emergency situations as assigned
  • Physical Abilities – Work may include performing tasks which require walking, lifting (up to 75 pounds), bending, stooping, carrying, climbing (to include extension ladders), working 40 to 100 feet above ground; work environment may be very hot or cold

The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices.  Requests for reasonable accommodations/or disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.  Miami University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke and tobacco free campuses.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
Education/Experience – High school diploma (or GED) required, a minimum of nine months of applicable training beyond high school required, and a minimum of two years of documented experience in electronics work or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Driver’s License – Valid driver’s license required

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