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Electrical


General Services

The strategy of the Electrical shop within the department of University Facilities Management is to provide students, faculty and staff with a well illuminated and safe campus as well as maintaining the electrical systems serving academic, residence service and auxiliary buildings. Our continuing goal is to perform excellent electrical service to the university community in a timely, courteous and efficient manner.

Our services include the following:

  • Installation of new equipment/devices/circuits

  • Provide and enforce electrical safety programs per OSHA standards

  • Develop and perform programs for preventive maintenance of electrical equipment (transformer oil testing, annual switchgear testing, etc)

  • Perform Predictive Maintenance on electrical equipment by using infrared imaging

  • Replace/Repair lighting on sidewalks, parking lots and athletic fields

  • Provide electrical support for athletic and special events

  • Perform medium voltage switching on the campus' electrical distribution system

  • Perform corrective electrical maintenance on HVAC equipment, motors control and other building equipment

  • Design and install new lighting systems to reduce energy consumption

  • Mobilize university owned portable generators for power generation during emergency situations or electrical shutdowns.

For additional information:

E-mail Jim Kurtz, Assistant Director, at jakurtz@kent.edu, or contact University Facilities Management at 330-672-2345.