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Southern Research
Birmingham, AL
Start date
Nov 11, 2022

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Engineering, Electrical Engineer
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details


General Summary
This position is responsible for repairs, installation, testing, modifications and maintenance of the electrical, data and telecommunication distribution systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Repair and install lighting and power distribution systems.
  • Perform new construction and renovations of the Institute facilities.
  • Provide electrical safety of employees and Institute equipment.
  • Install new lab equipment and modify existing lab equipment.
  • Coordinate with electrical contractors to insure the work is done in accordance with the National Electrical Code and in a professional manner.
  • Install LAN and modify the telephone systems.
  • Perform preventative maintenance of emergency generators and lighting systems.
  • Estimate and cost future electrical projects.
  • Plan and purchase materials for upcoming electrical projects.
  • Perform annual life safety testing related to emergency generators, fire alarms and UPS.
  • Perform other duties as may be required by supervisor.

Position Specific

  • Will observe appropriate operational, safety and study requirements by reading, understanding and following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and study protocols when entering regulated facilities.
  • Ability to perform all tasks of the electrical craft.
  • Ability to estimate cost of jobs, select materials, lay out work and conduct inspections.
  • Ability to interpret and work from construction drawings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma
  • 5 years' experience with working knowledge of all phases of electrical distribution system.
  • Experienced in most phases of work of the electrical craft.
  • Knowledge of use of protective equipment and safety protocol related to the possible exposure to dust, chemicals, fumes, vapors or mists that could potentially affect the health of the employee.
  • Knowledge of use of protective equipment and safety protocols related to handling hazardous materials.
  • Knowledge of life safety codes and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Journeyman, State of Alabama License or must be able to obtain the certificate within two year
  • EPA License to Operating underground storage tanks to provide fuel for Emergency Generators

Work Environment & Conditions

  • Ability to wear appropriate PPE if necessary to enter BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratory work environments.
  • Ability to withstand exposure to constant or intermittent high noise levels.
  • This position is required to work in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments.

Physical Demands

  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time
  • Bending and stooping
  • Must be able to lift 25 to 50 lbs. on a periodic basis
  • Ability to climb ladders and stairs in performing work
  • Ability to lift, push, pull and/or carry objects in the arms or on the shoulders on a regular basis
  • Ability to stoop or crouch by bending at the waist or legs
  • Ability to crawl in confined spaces on hands and knees to perform work
  • Ability to determine colors (no color blindness)


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Find Us
(205) 581-2000
2000 9th Avenue South
United States
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