Master Electrician

Princeton, NJ

JOB TITLE:            Master Electrician                                                       

DEPARTMENT:        Facilities

REPORTS TO:         Maintenance Supervisor         

Position Summary  The Master Electrician position is a member of Facilities Operations responsible for planning and performing journeyman level work to inspect, maintain, and install all electrical systems  and preventative maintenance duties.  


Electrical and Preventive Maintenance Duties (90%) 

  • In accordance with work orders and following accepted electrical safety regulations and guidelines, repairs, installs, replaces, and tests electrical circuits, equipment, and appliances, utilizing appropriate tools, testing instruments, materials, and supplies.
  • In emergency takes immediate steps to contain the problem and to restore the system to good and safe operating order.
  • Installs and monitors performance of electrical equipment for hazards to ensure a quality operation and a safe and secure environment
  • Responds to emergency call-ins on campus and for emergency after hours work as needed.
  • Effectively coordinates work to be completed with appropriate maintenance specialty; e.g., painting, carpentry, etc., to ensure a quality and safe end product that is completed within established timeframes.
  • Ensures that all electrical equipment and supplies are maintained in a safe and secure environment at all times; e.g., hardware, wiring, ,  lighting, circuit breakers, testing meters, etc.
  • Provide electrical support to  heat pumps, air conditioning, water pumps, lighting, exhaust fans, kitchen equipment, and variable frequency drives (VFDs)
  • Maintains current license and knowledge of the National Electrical Code
  • Assists other maintenance areas as needed including but not limited to snow removal and furniture moving. 

All other duties as assigned by the Maintenance Supervisor (10%)

Skills and Abilities 

  • Knowledge of backup generators
  • Perform overhead work and working on ladders
  • Ability to lift and carry fifty pounds.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal directions.
  • Exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require knowledge of extensive safety precautions.  

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Education, Experience and Knowledge 

  • High School diploma required.
  • 5 years of related work experience required.
  • Valid NJ Electrical License required.
  • Knowledge of underground utility detectors.  
  • Valid driver’s license required. 

Please note that proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to work at the Institute.

Individuals are eligible to request an accommodation based on a medical exemption or profession of sincerely-held religious beliefs.  

The Institute for Advanced Study is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.  We believe in the inherent value of diversity and equal opportunity, recognizing that a truly diverse workforce will bring a wider array of perspectives, as well as more innovative and effective solutions, to the organization.   As a community dedicated to intellectual inquiry, we are resolutely committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes subsidized health and dental insurance, an excellent retirement plan, and a generous paid time off program.