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.
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.
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.
Electrician Apprentice, 2nd Year Electrician Apprentice - Electrical and Construction Service provider seeks a 2nd Year Electrician Apprentice to work at their facility in Colorado Springs. Your main responsibilities will include new commercial construction and tenant finish work. You will also be installing fire alarms and HVAC controls. You will be working under the director of the foreman and ...
Industrial Electrician - Chicago, IL - Leading supplier of specialty steel and forgings seeks to hire Industrial Electricians to support the strong demand for their products. The successful candidate will be an experienced Electrician with solid troubleshooting, maintenance and repair background in heavy industry. Requirements for the Electrician High School diploma or GED 3+ experience in heav...
Low Volt Electrician, Electrician - Commercial, Industrial, and Residential Construction company seeks 2 Full Time, Low Volt Electricians to work in Denver, Co. Your main responsibilities will include new commercial construction and tenant finish work. You will also be installing fire alarms and HVAC controls. These are full-time, temp-to-hire positions where you will earn a competitive salary, b...
Electricians wanted Journeyman & Apprentice Apply in person at Live Systems 2126 Hamilton Rd Ste 490, Argyle Office number 940-387-2159...
Electrician and Electrician Helpers – Tuscaloosa, AL Getting It Done At Labor Ready Everyone likes to feel pride in their work. At Labor Ready, we make that happen. We have opportunities right now for hardworking people looking for a reliable paycheck. You can find flexible assignments in construction, manufacturing, retail, warehousing, events, hospitality, waste, restoration and auto services....
Adecco is currently assisting a local client in recruiting for a Electrician and Maintenance Electrician job in Wyoming. These positions are both direct hire opportunities. Responsibilities include: Construct and Maintain all Electrical Systems in Safe Working Condition Perform and Oversee Maintenance and Construction Trouble Shoot and Repair Electrical Systems Other duties assigned by the Ma...
Knoxville based company is seeking a mechanical electrician and journeyman electrician for several contract positions. These positions can be 6-8 months in length. Must have 2 years prior experience. Great benefits and excellent pay. Wages start at $20.00 per hour. You will get 40-55 hours per week. Please send resume. The position starts next week!!!!! Must have own hand tools Clean cut Able t...
Marten Transport Hato Arriba, PR
Company DescriptionWe are Power Installs. An organization comprised of highly skilled solar executives, master electricians, operations, installers, program and project managers with decades of combined experience installing solar. Power Installs prides itself on providing a high quality, sophisticated solar installation experience for our clients. Our team is responsible for the installation of 1...
US-State-IL Astatula, FL
Job Description MKD Electric, a top Chicagoland industrial electrical contractor located in Elgin seeks journeymen electricians experienced in performing maintenance, service and new capital project work. Qualified individuals will work in small or medium sized teams, or at times provide service alone or in pairs, at existing industrial and manufacturing facilities throughout the greater Chicagol...
SOLAR COMPANY IN SEARCH OF A JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN. Join one of the country's premier solar integrators installing systems on homes and businesses throughout Massachusetts. Qualified candidates will join one of the fastest growing fields in construction. There is a lot of room to grow within our organization for those bring the utmost work ethic, responsibility and commitment. Join our family.Re...
Electricians and Electricians Helpers Needed. We are hiring electricians for a Theme park project in TAMPA, FL -40hours a week. -The project is longer term -Pay is from 12.00 to 16.00 an Hr. Requirements Include: 1. At least 2+ yrs verifiable commercial experience. 2. Must have reliable transportation. 3. Must own proper tools and PPE gear. 4. Must have a valid driver’s license and 2 form...
Marten Transport Chicago, IL
Industrial Electrician - Chicago, IL - Leading supplier of specialty steel and forgings seeks to hire Industrial Electricians to support the strong demand for their products. The successful candidate will be an experienced Electrician with solid troubleshooting, maintenance and repair background in heavy industry. Responsibilities for the ElectricianRequirements for the ElectricianHigh School dipl...
Campus Corner San Antonio, TX
CLP - San Antonio, TX - CLP is currently looking for apprentice electricians that have minimum of 2 yrs commercial experience bending pipe, pulling conduit, installing boxes etc.... Read more......
Get Facilities manager Florida, FL
Experienced Commercial Electrician - Construction / Facilities / Trades Electricians Currently hiring an experienced commercial electrician for a hospital project. Knowledge of bending pipe and running wire a must. Must have all appropriate hand tools for the trade....
Get Facilities manager Colorado, CO
Licensed Apprentice Electrician - Construction / Facilities / Trades Electricians We are looking to hire two 2nd year electricians or higher for a commercial project in Fort Collins that will last 1.5 to 2 years. Must be licensed, have tools of the trade, pass a drug test, have a reliable vehicle, verifiable refernces and work history., and validation to work in the U.S. Pay it $18-$22... View F...
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JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN - $30-$35/HR! - Construction / Facilities / Trades Electricians We are currently hiring MA Journeyman Electricians for upcoming long-term projects in the area. If you are a MA Journeyman looking for steady, long-term work this winter - please consider applying! Requirements: Current MA Journeyman License, OSHA-10 (preferred), tools of the trade, transportation and... View ...
Marten Transport Shamokin, PA
Commercial Electrician requirements: Electrician Job Description • Assisting in loading and unloading tools and work materials at jobsite • Pulling wires • Running and bending conduit with hand and electric benders • Installing cable tray, fixtures and electrical components such as fittings and J-Boxes, panels and temp power components Job Requirements • Must be able to follow directions of Journe...
Journeyman Electrician - Construction / Facilities / Trades Electricians Positions open for licensed MA journeyman electricians in the Northern Worcester County. Long term projects that offer steady work, weekly paycheck, and paid time off! Must have a valid MA journeyman license, reliable transportation, necessary tools, and the ability to pass a drug screen. OSHA 10 is highly preferred! ... V...
Journeyman Electrician - Construction / Facilities / Trades Electricians We are currently hiring for long term projects in the Northern Worcester County area. Seeking MA licensed journeyman electricians. We offer and full benefits package including health, 401K, paid time off, steady work and a weekly paycheck! We required for this position that you: -hold a valid MA journeyman license ... Vie...
Marten Transport Longmire, WA
We are searching for an Industrial Electrician. Repairs and maintains machinery and mechanical equipment such as AC/DC and servomotors, pneumatic components, hydraulic components, conveyor systems, production machines and equipment. 1. May perform a variety of electrical/mechanical tests to determine exact cause of issues. 2. Performs necessary maintenance to the equipment and machinery to repair ...
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$29,120.00 - $81,120.00
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Maintains electrical service by diagnosing and repairing electrical wiring and equipment problems in accordance with relevant codes.
Rate of Growth
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Diagnoses malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
Inspects electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
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