Battelle Memorial Institute Electrician in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking an Electrician . This position is located in Columbus, Ohio .


The Electrician will support our Facilities Operations team at Battelle’s King Avenue campus. This campus supports Battelle’s contract research laboratories and operations as well as corporate functions.


  • Services, maintains, repairs, cleans test, adjusts, removes, constructs and operates electrical systems, equipment, machinery, control systems, UPS systems, emergency power systems, laboratory systems and alarm systems. Works under supervision or independently and with other trades, contracted personnel or research staff. Knowledgeable in electrical theory, codes requirements, procedures and techniques in safely performing assigned duties. Works with up to medium voltage circuits

  • Installs and maintains a variety of electrical equipment. Maintains an adequate inventory of spare parts, monitors system performance and demand to ensure compliance with safety and energy savings guidelines

  • Maintains records of test reports, blueprints, as built plans, and reports on the status of assigned equipment maintenance, repairs, and efficiency. Prepares written requirements for repairs or for ordering parts from a supplier. Develops work procedures which identify tasks/steps and conducts hazard analyses. Generates data on materials and time required to accomplish specific tasks for use in estimates

  • Examines and tests elements of electrical systems to locate faults, defects, and unsafe conditions. Coordinates with other facility's staff, and contractor's staff, to accomplish work on new and renovated labs, and ensures compliance with applicable Battelle guidelines as well as national, state and local regulations and requirements

  • Assists with light fixture maintenance, troubleshooting and repair on all fixtures. Repairs to include changing starters, wiring, bulb and lamp holders, changing ballasts, and repairing other fixture components

  • Corrects problems in electrical systems by troubleshooting circuits and replacing defective equipment to ensure safe operations

  • May provide direction to lower level staff or contractors as assigned to assist on related work.

  • Orders parts and supplies as needed

  • Implements an effective preventative maintenance program using the site's computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)

  • Maintains good working relationships with staff and internal customers by displaying positive outlook

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, initiating action, taking responsibility for completion of assignments, and communicating progress to customers and management


  • Trade or vocational school education to nearly the journeyman electrician level with 2-5 years of related experience

  • Knowledge of regulatory codes and requirements, including the National Electric Code and local codes; skill in interpreting schematic drawings, charts, and technical instructions

  • Ability to be assigned call work after normal business hours including weekends for the performance of activities related to power shutdowns, maintenance, repairs, installations, etc. as determined by the need to minimize business disturbances and respond to emergency situations. Overtime may be necessary

  • Willingness to obtain additional training, maintenance craft specialty skills, and certifications required to perform assigned tasks

  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook.) Must also have experience with software commonly used for tracking and reporting system status in CMMS systems

  • Excellent customer service skills, and oral and written communication skills

  • Willingness to obtain inoculations to work in labs containing biohazards or radioactive substances. Respirator certification and use may be required

  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a DOD Secret Clearance


  • Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, Honeywell Fire Alarm system construction, maintenance and operation and a strong aptitude for electronic systems and controls

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The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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