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.
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/...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77090
Experienced Journeyman Electrician We arean electrical contracting company specializing in commercial and light industrial applications. We are looking for an experienced Journeyman; thisindividual must be a self-starter and someone who possess a “get-it-done” attitude. This is not a development position; therefore, you must have experience in the field. All others need not apply. Job Requirements...
ELECTRICAL Non-Union Electrician: Minimum 2yrs commercial experience; Must have troubleshooting knowledge; Knowledge of control wiring a plus. Must be willing to travel. Email resume to *****...
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...
SST has an opening for: Position: Rig Electrician Location: Rocky Mountain Region Description: Provide electrical repair and maintenance for company equipment in the shop, office and field areas. The job requires driving long distances and consistent physical mechanical labor. Qualifications: *High school Diploma or GED, Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the oil & gas field operations 2 years’ exp...
Job Summary: Troubleshoots and repairs malfunctioning electrical equipment in general shipboard electrical and lighting systems, auxiliary equipment, and propulsion support equipment. Lays out and accomplishes installations and upgrades. Reads and works from Basic work Specifications and drawings. Essential Functions: Demonstrates the ability to work from schematics, blue prints, or other technica...
JBT Airport Services, a division of JBT Corporation, is a dedicated provider of maintenance and operations services to airlines and airports throughout North America. We provide 24/7/365 support for gate systems, ground support equipment, baggage systems, and facility maintenance. No other airport service provider offers a wider array of technical know-how than JBT AeroTech Services. Our long hist...
San Marcos, TX Texas State University Distribution Electrician - Utility Operations Job Number: 2014431 Job Description: Responsible for performing the maintenance and operation of the campus 601V to 25kV medium voltage electrical distribution systems and thermal plant electrical systems in a safe and reliable manner. Required Qualifications: Knowledge of medium voltage electrical distribution sys...
Basin Electric has a job opening for: Journeyman SUbstation Electrician (TSM) Job Description The Learning and Development Supervisor is responsible for establishing, administering, and communicating learning and development initiatives for Basin Electric and its subsidiaries. A specific emphasis for this position is strategic workforce planning. Required Skills This position requires frequent sit...
DS Containers looking for an experienced Industrial Electrician to work 2nd or 3rd shift in our Batavia manufacturing facility. Manufacturing experience is preferred. Welcome to DS Containers, the newest name in metal packaging. In our state-of-the-art plant in Batavia, Illinois, we produce a two-piece polymer-coated steel can - the first consumer package of its kind in the United States. DS Conta...
Company Confidential RICHMOND, VA
Maintenance and Building Electrician Position Pre Con, Inc., a manufacturing company located in Chesterfield, is now accepting resumes for a Maintenance and Building Electrician. Qualifications needed: Minimum of two year experience in an industrial environment; Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance Background; Ability to use Electrical Diagnostic Equipment; Experience with PLC Controls and Relay...
Company Confidential Midland, TX, 79706
Experienced Oilfield Electrician. Must have troubleshooting experience for Pumping Unit, SWD, Tank Battery and LACT unit control panels. Over 25 with valid TX drivers license and good driving record....
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Maintenance Electrician Joplin, MO; Pittsburg, KS Full-Time $40,000 - $50,000 Apply Apply Maintenance Electrician Joplin, MO; Pittsburg, KS Full-Time $40,000 - $50,000 Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for a Maintenance Electrician with high speed packaging equipment maintenance expe...
Required Skills Requires 5 years + experience in the electrical trades, formal apprenticeship, State of California Electrician License or Working Towards the completion of the License or on the job training. Valid and current CA drivers license required. Preferred Skills This includes Electrical Sub Panels/Motor Control Centers/Distribution Panels. Knowledge of state and local code requirements, w...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum i...
As a Maintenance Mechanic/Electrician, you carry the responsibility of safely maintaining, repairing and troubleshooting equipment including, ut not limited to the production line, all equipment related to the production line, and the building in general. The Maintenance Mechanic/Electrician will troubleshoot and repair electrical devices and mechanical equipment. This includes, but is not limited...
Company Confidential SCHWENKSVILLE, PA, 19473
ELECTRICIAN ELECTRICIAN NOW HIRING Commercial experience a plus and current valid drivers license a must. Email resume to: ***** or call 610-287-5483 or fax to 610-287-2728 =...
OVERVIEW: POSITION DESCRIPTION Electrician is a craftsman and must have a good working understanding of the National Electrical Code. Must be safety conscience and willing to work within a high safety environment. Should be well versed in conduit installation, motor control circuitry, switch gear maintenance and cable termination. Know how to read and interpret electrical prints and schematic draw...
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 $23.02 or $24.31 per hour. Upon successful completion of probationary period, employee will be evaluated with opportunity to advance to the rate...
Machine TooL Electrician Immediate opening for machine tool electrician at Warren, MI machine tool dealership. We seek a team-oriented individual with a minimum of 2 years experience or appropriate vocational training in machine tool electrical repair. Must be able to read prints, work with CNC machine and knowledge of systems required to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair metalworking and CNC mach...
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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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Tests electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
Assembles, installs, tests, and maintains electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
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