Reporting to MEP Supervisor, the Electrician is responsible for new electrical wiring, modifying existing electrical wiring and performing preventive and maintenance on electrical and mechanical systems throughout the Academy’s properties.

Typical duties and responsibilities include:

  • Install and maintain wiring, controls, electrical components, and lighting systems
  • Inspect, troubleshoot and repair existing electrical systems and components to prevent interruptions and restore service in a timely manner
  • Set up and perform preventative maintenance for the electrical trade
  • Maintain appropriate electrical and associated mechanical spare parts and supply inventories
  • Maintain appropriate/adequate inventory of all necessary light bulbs/lamps and perform replacements of lights as scheduled or as needed.
  • Respond to and complete work orders for the electrical trade in a timely and efficient manner to achieve the highest quality outcome
  • Inspect and coordinate sub-contractors working at the Academy as directed by the MEP Supervisor
  • Comply with all Academy Safety Program policies and procedures while performing job duties, both on and off Academy property and utilize required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Execute all required permits in order to successfully complete the necessary work of the trade
    • Complete professional development classes to stay current on changes in the electrical trade and

The successful candidate will have a high school diploma or equivalent and 5-7 years’ experience as a licensed Journeyman Electrician, willingness to work on-call on a rotating basis, including on weekends; knowledgeable and experienced with high voltage systems; medium voltage; low voltage systems; and communications wiring systems; knowledgeable and experienced with emergency generators and transfer switches; ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals; ability to read blueprints and one-line diagrams as they pertain to the trade; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; basic mathematical knowledge and strong computer skills as necessary to operate building lighting systems controls, and campus building management system (BMS); excellent communication skills; strong initiative and the ability to operate as a cohesive team member, as well as independently; strong attention to detail and a  demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to serving the needs of a diverse community.  Valid Driver’s and MA Journeyman Electrician Licenses required.


The successful candidate will receive a $1,000 sign-on bonus ($500 paid at time of hire and $500 paid at the end of 90 days of employment


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Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school located in western Massachusetts with 650 students and 130 faculty. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation.

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