Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

MAIN - Main Hospital Req ID: 27487

Shift: Any

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Electrician performs the necessary duties for building maintenance and renovations of electrical systems including: medium voltage electrical distribution systems, motor control systems, VFD’s, generators, automatic transfer switches, all within a health care, research, or business occupancy within the enterprise.

Job Responsibilities

Uniform Standards

  • Maintains an identifiable professional attire (uniform) at all times, including using name tags and identification cards.
  • Attends mandatory session’s meetings/in-services.
  • Reports any incident that seems unusual deficient to immediate supervisor and/or Security.
  • Corrects and/or reports unsafe, unsecured, or unclean environment to immediate supervisor and/or Environmental, Health and Safety, and Facilities Department.
  • Always takes breaks away from patient and family areas.
  • Keep self and work area neat and organized.
  • Participates in staff meetings, committees, projects and teams in a collaborative manner.
  • Is recognize as an "informed" participant by peers and completes assignments on time.
  • Reviews and contributes to the attainment of departmental and institutional goals annually.
  • Participates and contributes to team projects.
  • Utilizes, and maintains Personal Protection Equipment.
  • Participates, and contributes to team projects.

Is responsible for preventative maintenance inspection, trouble shooting, repairing, installation, and commissioning of all electrical equipment and components listed but not limited to:

  • Electrical components to motors, chillers, pumps, air handling equipment and associated wiring.
  • Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs).
  • Electrical distribution sub stations, low voltage through medium voltage. Including switching, operating, and racking out/in of breakers and components.
  • Emergency generators.
  • Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS).
  • Electric and diesel fire pumps and fire pump controls.
  • Panels and associated breakers and wiring 120 volt through 480 volts.
  • Repairs to lighting & power circuitry, and associated distribution equipment, including lighting controls.
  • Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) equipment and batteries.
  • Install electrical equipment, circuits, panel boards, conduit and wire, for a variety of applications.
  • Troubleshoot and repair small appliances and cleaning equipment.
  • Fire stop penetrations and installations.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Is responsible for the performance of the following maintenance and operational responsibilities:

  • Completing and documenting work request utilizing the Facilities (CMMS) Computerized Maintenance Management System.
  • Is responsible for compliance, implementation and operation of the CHOP electrical safety program, and NFPA 70 E, Standard for electrical Safety in the work place.
  • Is responsible for operating knowledge of the electrical distribution systems through a validation competency exam annually.
  • General maintenance duties outside of electrical core as directed and necessary within individual qualifications, for example, snow team, water intrusion response, fire safety.
  • As directed work with electrical subcontractors, equipment vendors, and specialty technicians in maintenance and operation of electrical equipment and gear.
  • As directed is responsible for the performance, of electrical utility interruptions in adherence with the Hospitals utility interruption process including Lock Out, Tag Out, and Energize Work permits policy. 
  • Is responsible for the proficient use of electrical testing equipment and tools as directed and validated through annual competency evaluation.
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
DRL - Driver's License
Required Education and Experience

Required Education: High School/GED. Certificate of completion of a vocational school in electrical maintenance or equivalent apprenticeship program.


Required Experience: Five (5) continuous years working experience in institutional or industrial electrical maintenance. 

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Additional Technical Requirements
  • Experience with CMMS software, email and windows applications.
  • Installation, trouble shooting repair and operations of the following equipment: Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s), Motor Control Centers (MCC’s), high and medium voltage switching gear, emergency electrical distribution, gear (ATS’s) and generators, transformers, fire pumps, lighting control systems, electrical mechanical equipment.
  • Ability to read prints, wiring diagrams, ladder diagrams, and schematic drawings.
  • Working knowledge of NFPA NEC 70, specifically chapter 517 healthcare, NFPA 70E, 99, 110, and 111.
  • Bending pipe, pulling wire, working with metal clad wire systems.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288




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