Warren Wilson College is a vibrant, nationally recognized, independent liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 600 undergraduates located on a 1,135-acre campus in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. The education program incorporates experiential learning, challenging work experiences, and deliberate community engagement, with a commitment to sustainable practices.


The Supervisor of the Electrical Crew plans, supervises and coordinates repairs to and installation and maintenance of electrical systems, facilities, appliances and related controls and devices, under the direction of the Facilities Management Director, which includes the training and of a student work crew. The supervisor is also responsible for the supervision of one full-time volunteer.


Electrical Operations

  • Supervises and participates in the installation and maintenance and repair of electrical equipment and circuits including wires, conduits, switches, outlets, junction boxes, transformers, motors and generators in facilities such as air conditioning units, lighting equipment and related controls and devices.
  • Supervises and participates in the isolation and correction of malfunctioning equipment circuits; uses voltmeter, ammeter, ohmmeter and circuit analyzer; cuts, bends and installs conduit; pulls wire and ties in panels to support campus maintenance efforts.
  • Supervises and participates in the disassembling, cleaning, repairing and reassembling of a variety of electrical appliances and equipment following established procedures; installs and repairs telephone systems
  • Develops and reviews electrical plans, specifications and equipment for new installation and renovation to ensure compliance with current electrical codes.
  • Estimates cost of electrical renovations and construction projects; coordinates work schedules with appropriate departments.

Crew Supervision

  • Assist the WPO with selection and recruitment of student crew members, and provide orientation and training for all student workers to support their professional and educational development.
  • Coordinate, communicate and monitor student work schedules, and approve student time cards by payroll schedule deadlines.
  • Instruct student work crew in all areas of electric work.
  • Ensures orientation and training for student crew, including training in safety procedures.
  • Maintain professional boundaries with student crew members.
  • Guide students through the learning and performance goals and evaluations process in a timely manner.
  • Attend WPO supervisor orientations and retreats, and collaborate with the staff of the WPO to problem solve any student crew issues that may arise.

Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum of five years of electrical experience with one year in a leadership/supervisory capacity.
  • Must hold a State Limited Contractor’s License.
  • Effective interpersonal skills required.
  • Time management and organizational skills are required.
  • Prior supervisory experience is desirable.
  • Must be able to work with students to teach necessary skills and offer positive reinforcement and feedback.
  • Bachelor’s degree desirable.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks.




Richard Paxton

FLSA Status


Supervisor’s Title

Senior Supervisor, FMTS





Positions Supervised

Student crew members


Mon – Fri, 40+ hours/week

12 months