Electrical Trades Lead


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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267

Website: williams.edu

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Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.

Electrical Trades Lead
$38 to $43 Per Hour
Full Time
Valid Massachusetts Electrical license as a Journeyman Electrician or Electrician D required, or the ability to obtain MA licensing if licensed in another state.  - Preference: Required

Williams College is excited to announce an opening for an Electrical Trades Lead Technician. This is a full-time, year-round regular appointment reporting to the Mechanical and Electrical Trades Manager. The schedule for this position will be Monday to Friday 7:am to 3:30 pm. Schedules are subject to change based on the needs of the department, which may include on-call assignments, emergencies, and overtime. 

The Electrical Trades Lead Technician will support the mission of the college to provide a nurturing educational environment. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups or who have experience working with a broadly diverse student population to apply.


The Electrical Trades Lead is responsible for assisting the Electrical Trades Foreman with the overseeing of work performed for assigned Electrical Trades support staff. 

This position is responsible for performing work orders related to the maintenance, testing, and operation of all building electrical systems, including but not limited to;

  • The electrical campus service, generation and distribution systems, and emergency power-generation systems
  • Fire alarm systems, 
  • Campus lighting systems including exit and emergency lighting and UPS systems
  • Temporary power for inside and outside events,
  • Campus Low Voltage systems
  • Building elevator and lift electrical systems.
  • Other duties assigned by Supervisor. 


  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Valid Massachusetts Electrical license as a Journeyman Electrician or Electrician D required, or the ability to obtain MA licensing if licensed in another state. 
  • Knowledge of maintenance and operation of electrical generation and distribution systems, life and property protection systems, and security and telecommunications systems.  Not limited to but including Notifier fire alarm and S2 security systems preferred. 
  • Knowledge of integrated systems technology, troubleshooting alarms, and the ability to review control programs preferred 
  • Ability to make decisions based on a clear understanding of NFPA 70E safety protocols, along with general OSHA regulations 
  • The ability to work without immediate supervision, lift heavy objects up to 75 pounds with assistance, and work on ladders and lifts 
  • This position is required to be accountable for work planning and scheduling, and to have a broad knowledge of all phases of construction and planned maintenance processes including ability to read and interpret blueprints, specifications, and sketches.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, problem-solving and supervisory experience preferred 
  • Knowledge of applicable building construction codes, safety regulations, and construction standards.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer literacy and valid driver’s license required

Application review will begin on July 26, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Pay range is $38 to $43 per hour, commensurate with experience. Job band S10. To apply for this position, please visit staff-careers.williams.edu. 

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable. COVID-19 vaccination with booster or approved exemption and participation in our testing program is required as a condition of employment at Williams.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at hr@williams.edu.


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