Licensed Electrician

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Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole

Job Summary

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Licensed Electrician to join the Facilities department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position and is eligible for benefits. 


Reporting to the Electrical Shop Supervisor, the Licensed Electrican, performs a wide variety of electrical tasks in Institution buildings and on ships.

Essential Functions

  • Constructs, installs, and repairs electrical equipment and facilitates ashore and on board Institution vessels. Traces, identifies, and corrects malfunction and failures for a great variety of commercial and marine electrical circuitry. Includes but not limited to:
    • Testing of electrical circuits
    • Support testing of sprinkler systems and elevators
    • Working with electrical control systems, batteries and backup
  • Assists, as required, in design work for electrical installation and constructs required units
  • Develops material lists required for work and prepares requisition for approval
  • Works with electrical meters and tools, mechanic’s hand and power tools, drill press, power saws, sheet metal tools, heavy equipment (fork lifts, crane cars, and overhead cranes) and ship’s electrical equipment and machinery

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Performs other such duties as deemed necessary by supervisor


Education & Experience

Education: High school or vocational school plus 1 year training school or apprenticeship in electrical trades
Experience: 1 – 5 years
Certification/License: Massachusetts Electrician’s License

Effective Communication, Teamwork


Special Requirements

Valid Massachusetts drivers license

Ability to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)


WHOI has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy in effect, where you must register your full vaccination status [vaccination plus booster] in order to begin your employment. The registration process is confidential and entails submitting your official vaccination records, or requesting to engage in the interactive exemption process for either a medical or religious reason. 



Physical Requirements

Physical tasks for this position include but are not limited to lifting 10 - 25 lbs. 20+ times per day; lifting 25 - 50 lbs. 3+ times per day; Prolonged, extensive or considerable standing/walking; Kneeling, bending, stooping, twisting, climbing ladders/stools, use of hands for basic grasping / manipulation, use of hands for fine manipulation, and reaching (above and below shoulder). Other occupational requirements include talking, working around others, and with others.  Physical duties are subject to change. 





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