The Department of Facilities Services is responsible for the efficient and cost effective operations, maintenance and management of all Tufts University facilities consisting of approximately 5 million square feet of space on three campuses (Somerville/Medford, Grafton, and Boston).
A broad range of services are provided to support the University campuses including: facility maintenance by all trades, capital maintenance, information technology systems for operations (work control, time capture, preventative maintenance), energy and utilities systems, recycling and waste management, event services, residential facilities coordination, grounds maintenance and facility condition assessment and tracking. Facilities Services plays a critical role in planning for the $30M/year deferred maintenance investment.
Related functions, which require close coordination with this department, are public and environmental health and safety, campus planning and design and construction of capital and deferred maintenance projects including major repairs, renovations and new construction
Reporting to facilities management, the Electrician I is responsible to assemble, install, test and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, commercial applications to ensure that such systems are functioning effectively and efficiently. The Electrician I must have experience diagnosing malfunctioning systems, equipment and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem. The Electrician I is responsible for the connection of wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components. The Electrician I is responsible to make sure that everything is installed in a safe manner and done in accordance with relevant codes. This position is considered essential as defined in the Tufts University Employee Handbook.