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NREL Sr. Electrician in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Sr. Electrician



CO - Golden


Position Type



Hours Per Week



Job Description

Provide electrical support and 24hr/7 days a week on-call services for electrical systems and equipment. Support includes troubleshooting, repairing, installing, and inspecting electrical systems and equipment. Systems include 15 KV distribution class and low voltage class indoor/outdoor electrical equipment, generators, transformers, switchboards, controllers, circuit breakers, motors, heating units, conduit and raceway systems, fire alarm, power metering, access control, lighting control, and CCTV.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and build electrical installations without engineering support.

  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and install electrical projects throughout the lab.

  • Provide quality assurance for construction projects.

  • Perform electrical inspections for new construction and electrical modifications done by subcontractors and lab personnel.

  • Work from blueprints, drawings, layouts, or other specifications, working standard computations relating to load requirements of wiring or electrical equipment, and using a variety of electrician's hand tools and measuring and testing instruments.

  • Follow and enforce NREL’s EHS policies and procedures to maintain and ensure a safe working environment.


Basic Qualifications

Associate's Degree or certification program of comparable scope in construction, mechanical or electrical technology and 4 or more years of experience.


Additional Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Registered Master’s Electrician License in the State of Colorado

  • Ability to build small industrial and laboratory custom control panels under engineering supervision.

  • Associate degree or certification program of comparable scope in electrical technology or equivalent relevant experience.

  • NICET Level II Fire Alarm Systems certificate

  • Electrical Inspector’s License

  • Registered Journeyman’s Electrician License in the State of Colorado plus a minimum of 5 years of Journeyman experience

  • Demonstrated progressive knowledge of electrical codes including NFPA 70, 70E, 72, and 79

  • Full knowledge of general maintenance.

  • Basic knowledge of facility systems and mechanical, electrical and pneumatic equipment.

  • Ability to read blueprints

  • Basic project administration skills.

  • ted experience as an industrial/maintenance electrician. Familiar with PLCs, industrial control panels and installation.

  • Experience with computer-controlled systems such as building automation systems.

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to lift forty pounds

  • Must have (or be able to obtain) and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.


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