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.
Company Confidential NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA, 19073
Electrician/Mechanic Electrician/Mechanic 1-2 yrs exp. Valid driver’s lic. Send resume to: P.O. Box 88, Newtown Square, PA 19073...
New York licensed Master Electrician needed to perform electrical work as an in and/or any buildings, lots or parts thereof in New York City ion a temporary job assignment. Perform and manage duties of a variety of skilled duties in the area of electrical work on the installation, alteration and repair of wiring and appliances for light, heat and power in and on buildings or comparable facilities....
Maintenance Electrician – 2nd Shift Monday – Friday; 3:00 p.m.- 11:30 p.m. Ability to work overtime during the week and Saturdays. Requirements: Troubleshoot and repair electrical systems and industrial equipment such as motors, starters, relays, solid state circuitry electro-mechanical components, AC and DC solid state drives or PLC’s. Must be familiar with motors and gearboxes, AC/DC controls, P...
Responsibilities: · Will be responsible for the ongoing mechanical and electrical maintenance and upkeep of all plant equipment and processes. · Insure all plant equipment and facilities are inspected, maintained and repaired on a timely and cost-effective basis. · The candidate selected for this role must be highly concerned for the safety of him/herself and others and follow all safety rules, pr...
JFC Skilled Trades is currently recruiting for Experience Industrial Maintenance Electricians for a great company in Chambersburg PA. Temp to Hire / 2nd and 3rd shift hours Specific Job Requirements Company in the Chambersburg area is looking for an experienced Maintenance Electrician to join its staff for a immediate employment opportunity. This position will require someone who is able to troubl...
ELECTRICIANS and ELECTRICIAN HELPERS. Contact Kevin Brower Send resumes to ***** Click to apply by EMAIL =...
Candle Manufacturing Company in the City of Commerce: Experienced Electrician needed for industrial warehouse with a minimum of 5 year experience required. This is a long term position 40 hours plus per week. Medical Benefits Available 5 Days paid vacation per year....
Tradesmen International is currently seeking licensed journeymen electricians for a job in northwestern Oregon. This job consists of commercial/industrial work and starts ASAP. It is a long term position. Compensation: $32-34/hour Working 5 8s Must have Oregon Journeyman License For immediate consideration please submit resume when applying PI81869446 Apply Here...
Tradesmen International is currently seeking journeymen electricians for a job in northwestern Florida. This job consists of commercial work and will last 4-8 weeks. It starts ASAP. Compensation: $18/hour Working overtime *Background check required For immediate consideration please submit resume when applying PI81868275 Apply Here...
Recognized for its technical innovation and environmental focus, Mohawk Fine Papers Inc. manufactures premium printing, writing and digital paper. Mohawk is currently seeking an Electrician for the second shift. Based upon assessment, starting pay will be $25.00 or $26.00 per hour. Upon successful completion of probationary period, employee will be evaluated with opportunity to advance to the rate...
Sparky's Electric Greenfield, 46140
IMMEDIATELY HIRING! Residential Electrician. If qualified, pay starting at $18/hr. Call to apply at: 317-318-1675...
A leader in the steel industry is seeking an Industrial Electrician for their steel mill in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Looking for strong electrical knowledge working in a heavy industrial manufacturing setting with large AC / DC motors. Responsibilities for the Electrician Install, repair and maintain all power distribution equipment and circuits, electrical apparatus devices, circuits of any voltage,...
We are hiring experienced Industrial Commercial JW Electrician. Must have a valid driver's license and own tools. Send resume to *****, or by Fax: 561-585-1233 or call Lisa @ 561-585-2155Top pay and benefits are available...
This is Energizer Holdings, Inc. With 30 brands and over 14,000 people in 50 countries all over the world, Energizer simplifies and enhances the lives of our consumers all over the world. But the challenger spirit that unites us adds up to even more than the sum of our parts. Position Summary Energizer is looking for an exceptional Electrician/Controls Technician to support its Asheboro, NC batter...
Electrician/ Catenary Lineman DESCRIPTION: New Jersey Transit Railroad division currently has openings for electricians and Catenary Lineman that have a high school diploma. The position requires working throughout the New Jersey Transit Railroad System as assigned, working overtime when available and work in close proximity to high voltage and moving trains. *Work on heavy wire under high tension...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Electrician - 3rd Class - 3rd Shift (1 of 6)-1500140527 Description Ethicon, Inc., a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies, is recruiting for an Electrician - 3rd Class, located in San Angelo, TX. The Electrician - 3rd Class - 3rd Shift will read, interpret and follow work instructions and training materials. Pass and maintai...
Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we l...
Sintel, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Maintenance Electrician. We are a metal fabrication plant with 2 shifts. Qualified candidates will have 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment, preferrably metal fabrication or similar. Requirements include electrical maintenance, general maintenance, building maintenance, PM's, computer skills, working with outside contractors. Benefits i...
Company Confidential Moses Lake, WA, 98837
Everyone is talking about the future. With our client, you help shape it. Our clientmanufactures carbon fibers and are the exclusive supplier for the BMW Group. As an Electrician with our client, you will be installing and repairing electrical and instrumentation equipment as well as troubleshooting a broad range of DCS systems, VFD’s, SCR’s, zero speed switches, proportional control valves and HV...
Industrial Electrician Top local client seeks electronic technician in a fast paced manufacturing environment. The primary responsibility of this position is to install, maintain, repair, construct, modify and service electrical and electronic equipment. Also, the analysis of equipment by using an oscilloscope, volt meter, ammeter, power supplies, capacitance meters and recording style meters unde...
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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.
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Attention to Detail
Connects wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
Repairs electrical problems by replacing faulty parts and components.
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