Lewiston, ME
Job Description


Bates is one of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.

Since its founding by abolitionists in 1855, Bates has welcomed men and women from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. Bates was the first co-educational college in New England, and some of its earliest students were former slaves. The college continues to live that promise of inclusiveness.

Bates offers a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. Bates engages the forces - intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology - that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.

The college is proud of it deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine's second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, a small city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.

The Position

This position works with other Electricians to maintain campus electrical distribution, lighting, and fire alarm systems, building environmental control equipment, appliances, and other specialized electrical equipment. Key accountabilities include the following:

  • Install, maintain, repair, and service all lighting systems, (inside and outside) power distribution systems, fire alarm systems, motor control equipment, appliances, and specialized electrical equipment and machinery.
  • Install conduit, wire, and electrical equipment related to electrical installations.
  • Assist other trades with equipment installations.
  • Complete work and Preventative Maintenance orders.
  • Operate power tools, hand tools, and other specialized electrical equipment.
  • Perform tasks in accordance with National and Local Electrical codes.
  • Perform tasks in accordance with National, State, and College safety policies and procedures.
  • Perform routine emergency response "on call" duty with distance restrictions.
  • Shovel snow seasonally as needed.
  • All other duties as assigned.

This position may be considered "Essential Personnel" in the event that:

  • An emergency occurs on the Bates campus or in the vicinity that would impact Bates,
  • Inclement weather forces the closing of campus,
  • Or other emergency events deemed appropriate.

This is a full time, 12 month position.

Job Type Full-time