USC - LA Coliseum

USC - LA Coliseum

Head Electrician, LA Memorial Coliseum

University of Southern California - Manager
Los Angeles · CA
Facility Operations/Event Staff: Electrician
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USC Auxiliary Services, one of the largest divisions at The University of Southern California, is focused on making a difference for over 65,000 students, athletes, faculty, staff, and guests who visit our campuses each day. Through our innovative services, our six central business units (USC Bookstores, USC Hospitality, USC Housing, USC Transportation, the USC Hotel and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum) collectively create the best USC experience for future leaders, scientists, filmmakers, engineers, and doctors alike. Auxiliary Services works tirelessly to welcome all visitors into the Trojan family. We are driven to succeed by our commitment to uphold our six unifying values in Integrity, Excellence, Well-Being, Open Communication, Accountability, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Nicknamed The Greatest Stadium in the World, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has hosted college football, professional football, two Olympics, a World Series game and numerous concerts since 1923. As the home for Trojan Football, the Coliseum has become a symbol for University excellence and spirit. USC has committed $270 million to Coliseum renovations to guarantee its continuing presence as a premiere stadium well into the future, serving all Angelenos and Trojans alike.

We are seeking a Head Electrician, LA Memorial Coliseum to join our rapidly growing team.

The Opportunity:

This position serves to perform standard electrical procedures including lighting, load testing (high and low voltage), running conduit, and electrical power. Determines need to repair and/or replace equipment. Identifies, strategizes, and implements preventative electrical maintenance plan. Coordinates event related electrical permitting in accordance with industry codes. Identifies opportunities to upgrade and update facility electrical in accordance with industry building codes. Estimates materials required for projects and job specific components. Schedules and trains part time/hourly staff to assist with special projects and daily operations as needed. Trains part time/hourly staff in specific skills and tasks as required.

The Accountabilities:

  • Provides leadership and guidance to others who perform similar work. Sets priorities and timelines and monitors the work of others.
  • Installs repairs and maintains electrical systems and equipment such as motors, switches, lighters, heaters, alarm and control system. Determines need to repair and/or replace equipment. Works from blueprints, specifications and schematic diagrams.
  • Tests wiring system to ensure safety of all components.
  • Plans, coordinates and schedules new or modified electrical.
  • Estimates materials required for specific job components.
  • Maintains clean job site throughout duration and cleans up job site following work completion. Maintains safe working conditions for self and others. Stores and maintains supplies, tools and equipment.
  • Prepares reports and/or maintenance records, as needed.
  • Installs, repairs, and maintains facility electrical systems and equipment in accordance with local city, state, and federal building codes. Equipment to include power sub-stations, load centers, transformers, light towers, breaker panels, motors, switches, lighters, decorative and office lighting, and control systems. Works with/develops blueprints, specifications, and schematic diagrams.
  • Installs electrical systems designed to modernize facilities, create more efficiencies, and upgrade current or install new electrical systems.
  • Works to identify methods of balancing power load of facilities and identify energy savings and efficiencies in electrical systems.
  • Responsible for understanding and diagnosing various electrical diagrams and schematics with relation to the facilities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The Qualifiers:

  • Minimum Education: Trades Certification/Apprenticeship and 5 years of industry experience or Bachelor’s degree in electrical/engineering or related field.
  • Minimum Experience: 2 years of industry experience.
  • Minimum Field of Expertise:
  • Understanding and working knowledge of large venue, facility, or public assembly building operations and maintenance.
  • Experience and comprehension of high voltage power, conversion, and electrical safety procedures.
  • General knowledge of electrical codes.
  • Familiarity with city and state building codes, OSHA rules and regulations, standard safety practices, and other work place safety concerns.
  • Design of basic facility power drawings, schematics, or blueprints.
  • Valid CA driver's license required. Position will participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Pull Notice System. A copy of DMV record will be required as a final condition of employment. For more information please visit the policy website. ​
  • ​In addition, the successful candidate must also demonstrate, through ideas, words and actions, a strong commitment to USC’s Unifying Values of integrity, excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion, well-being, open communication and accountability.
What We Prefer:

  • Preferred Education: Related Undergraduate Study.
The Trojan Family Rewards:

We pride ourselves in creating the BEST USC EXPERIENCE, and that begins with our employees! We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs that support our staff and their families. For more information please visit

This support advocates work-life balance and employee well-being. As members of the Trojan family, employees are connected by the traditions and history that make us proud to be Trojans!

As an equal opportunity employer, USC values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. The work culture thrives on mutual respect, trust, and synergy amongst all of its members.

USC has great minds that transform the world with their talents and research. Will you be one? Join us!


The hourly rate range for this position is $40.13 - $47.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100. Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.