Electrician Jobs

Electrician Job Overview

Electricians and electronics installers and repairers install and maintain wiring, equipment and fixtures at residential, commercial and industrial sites.

Basic electrician work can be as simple as wiring electrical outlets in a house, or as complex as setting up programmable logic controllers to control sophisticated equipment in billion-dollar power plants or factories.

Electrician employment requires a variety of specific trade skills and a firm command of the sometimes complex logic of electrical circuitry and electronics wiring. Troubleshooting is a key skill for the trade. Electricians typically work in conjunction with other skilled trades workers or technicians.

Electrician jobs can entail safety hazards ranging from electric shock to injuries sustained in falls, on construction sites and in manufacturing environments.

Electrician Education

Electricians are nearly always required to have a high school diploma or GED.

Most electricians learn the trade in an apprenticeship program. Each of the four years of the apprenticeship includes a minimum of 144 hours of technical training plus full-time on-the-job training. Most states require electricians to be licensed.

States often require seven years of experience plus additional education for the master electrician designation.

Electrician Job Market

Electricians held 577,000 jobs in 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Electrician employment opportunities are projected to grow 23 percent by 2020, faster than the average occupation. Workers classified as electrical and electronics installers and repairers held an additional 141,100 jobs.

Electrician Salaries

Median wages for electricians were $49,320 in 2011, according to BLS. The top 10 percent earned $82,680. Electrical and electronics repairers in powerhouses, substations and relays earned median salaries of $67,450.

1000+ Electrician jobs found on Monster.

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The Drilling Rig Electrician is responsible for installing and maintaining electrical wiring and equipment on land-based drilling rigs. Responsibilities include: Installing and maintaining silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) unit, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) equipment and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) systems Testing circuit connections using electrical test equipment Installing and repa...
Tradesmen International is currently seeking journeymen electricians for a job in north central North Carolina. This job starts ASAP and consists of commercial work. It will last 3-4 weeks. Compensation: $18/hour OT is available but not mandatory For immediate consideration please submit resume when applying PI81934200 Apply Here...
Mondelez International,( Nabisco) Portland Bakery currently has an opening for and Industrial Electrician. This position is responsible for the electrical maintenance and repair of all production related machinery and equipment. Must have the following skills and experience: Electrical/electronic troubleshooting in a high speed manufacturing plant; expertise with Allen Bradley PLC's; instrumentati...
We are currently interviewing for a Generac Generator Service Technician, RI Licensed Journeyman Electrician and a apprentice. Candidate must be able to pass background check and have a valid driver’s license. Must be clean cut, organized, and punctual. Journeyman: Candidate will be responsible for each day(s) project paperwork, truck & truck stock, be able to effectively communicate with customer...
Journeyman Electrician needed for growing electrical contracting business in Southeastern Mass. Busy residential and commercial company is looking for an experienced journeyman electrician. MUST -have neat, clean, appearance -be drug free -have a good driving record -have a dependable vehicle -have own hand tools -have good leadership/communication skills -be dependable, punctual, and ambitious -a...
Position is located at the Ball Metal Beverage Container facility in Golden, CO which has been manufacturing aluminum cans and ends for the beverage industry since 1969. Industrial Electrician Gets things done quickly and with focus on the customer; makes good technical decisions; can solve tough and complex mental problems; fast learner; formidable problem solver; quick to spot opportunities for...
Demonstrated skill and experience in DC/AC motors & controls, instrumentation, electrical maintenance and installation, and troubleshooting are sought. Typical Electrician wage(Including production incentive) Also an Electronic skill advancement wage increase available. Typical steel mill environment with associated heat, cold, dust and noise. Candidate must be able to work all shifts and weekends...
Tradesmen International is currently seeking a journeyman/telecom electrician for a job in central Illinois. This job starts ASAP and consists of communication installation. It will last 2 weeks. Compensation: $48/hour Working 5 8s For immediate consideration please submit resume when applying PI81933939 Apply Here...
Licensed Journeyman Electrician that are efficient at what they do, ambitious, willing to go above and beyond. Must have good driving record, clean drug test, current electrical license (Texas) and good background. Our commitment to our employees is reflected by our actions: Safety is Priority One – and our record shows it Competitive Pay Company 401K plan with Employer Contribution Match Company...
Licensed Apprentice Electrician is responsible to assist the Journeyman Electrician in any and all duties the Journeyman Electrician requires. Licensed Apprentice Electrician responsible for the completion of customer requests on a daily basis while establishing a safe and efficient work environment. The electrician was established for the purpose(s) of providing electrical services, per district/...
DIRECT HIRE OPPORTUNITY!! We are looking for someone with an IT/Electrician background to operate at digitally operated machine.If you have experience in this field, this job is for you. Pay range is $13-15/hr, depending on experience. Candidates must have experience and a strong background as an electrician in a factory environment. Environment is a state of the art manufacturing facility in the...
PRODUCTION MAINTENANCE INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN Position is responsible for troubleshooting, repairing and installing electrical components within a production/manufacturing facility. Inspects equipment for proper functioning and performs preventative maintenance duties per manufacturer's specifications. Diagnoses electrical equipment issues, malfunctions and makes repairs or adjustments as needed....
Journeyman electrician, or Electrical Apprentice needed! Looking for a clean cut, hardworking Journeyman electrician or Electrical Apprentice to run jobs and small crew. Job duties will include new build outs, large and small, service work, commercial, residential and industrial. Must be able to work and get along with others. Must have all own hand tools, valid driver's license, and Journeyman's...
Job Title: Licensed Electrician Location: Los Angeles, CA Company Summary: Our client is a proven leader in the electrical and communications industry, offering a professional level of expertise to their partners that is second to none. Having been around for over forty years, our client provides the resources necessary for their team members to excel and achieve their career goals. Position Summa...
Job Title: Electrician Location: Omaha, NE Company Summary: Our client is a proven leader in the Electrical industry, offering a professional level of electrical expertise to their partners. Having been around for over forty years, our client provides the resources necessary for their team members to excel and reach their career goals in the communications industry. Position Summary: Anistar is se...
We are seeking an Oregon Licensed Electrician, Master Electrician or Supervising Electrician that is team-oriented, possesses great problem solving skills and has experience troubleshooting PLC's. You will execute your role within a group that embrace innovation, continuous improvement and provides educational opportunities to continuously sharpen your professional skills. Our electricians provide...
Job Title: Electrician Location: Omaha, NE Company Summary: Our client is a proven leader in the Electrical industry, offering a professional level of electrical expertise to their partners. Having been around for over forty years, our client provides the resources necessary for their team members to excel and reach their career goals in the communications industry. Position Summary: Anistar is se...
Job Title: Shift Electrician Dept: Maintenance Reports to: Electrical Supervisor Primary Duties: 1. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment in multiple manufacturing plants Specific experience preferred with: (a) reading and understanding of schematic and wiring drawings (b) Allen Bradley, Siemens, Modicon, and Fanuc PLCs (c) relay logic, proximity switches, electronic/ss controls, vfds, electric eyes...
Title: Project Specialist Organization: Facilities Department: Facilities Management Qualifications: Facilities seek to recruit a highly motivated and dedicated professional to join its Facilities Management staff. The successful candidate must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, strong computer skills, including word, excel and PowerPoint. High School Diploma/GED is required a...
Company Confidential Sterling, VA
Looking to add a spark in your career? As an Electrician with our client, you’ll find that spark you’ve been missing. Our client is a licensed and insured Class ‘A’ contracting company offering services for home remodeling throughout the Northern Virginia region. As a member of the team, you will work both independently and alongside a master electrician on a variety of high-end residential projec...

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