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/ Helper - Min 3 yrs experience residential service & remodel small company in Oldsmar background/ drug test. REPLY: ***** Reference Code:100421744102...
Experienced Forging Electrician Opportunities Jernberg Industries, a division of HHI Group, & Chicagoland’s largest Automotive Steel Forging Manufacturer, is experiencing a Maintenance Revolution! A major capital equipment program upgrade, new processes & TPM procedures are currently being implemented, along with the addition of experienced Industrial Electricians. Come support our increased sale...
A leader in steel manufacturing is seeking an industrial electrician for their location in the Davenport, IA. The primary function of the Electrician is to install, repair, construct, adjust, modify and service all types of electrical and electronic equipment in a heavy industrial setting - must have heavy industrial / manufacturing experience. Responsibilities for the Electrician The Electricia...
Electrician – Foreman Journeyman Electrician Seeking foreman to run large commercial and multi-family projects with several years experience in commercial and residential wiring. Must have: Several years experience in commercial and residential wiring Underground Service, site utilities and lighting Complete knowledge of Codes for wiring Ability to work well with others and manage crews Hi...
Humphrey & Associates has been operating in the North Texas area for more than 35 years and we are always looking to improve our team with talented people. Humphrey & Associates is NOT a Temp Agency, we are a family owned Electrical and Mechanical Contracting business. Visit our website at teamhumphrey.com Our work consists mostly of large Commercial and Industrial Electrical Installations. H&A ...
SYNAGRO is looking for employees for their New Haven office Maintenance Mechanic •Familiarity with pumps, valves and piping. •Documented work experience with problem identification, troubleshooting and resolution. •Experienced with conveyors, hydraulics, rigging, piping components and fork lifts. •Prior Naval, Coast.Guard.or shipyard experience a plus. •$23-25 hourly based prior work experience. E...
Company Confidential Smyrna, GA, 30082
Commercial electrical contractor is looking for experienced electricians and helpers. Electricians must have at least 6+ years of commercial electrical experience, be reliable with a strong work ethic, have a professional appearance, have own tools and reliable transportation. Helpers will need to have at least 2+ years experience in the electrical field and a strong desire to assist and learn. ...
Get Facilities manager Massachusetts, MA
Journeyman Electrician Needed! - Construction / Facilities / Trades Electricians MA Journeyman Electrician needed for long-term work in Natick, MA. Requirements: current MA Journeyman License, tools of the trade, transportation and references. OSHA-10 preferred. Please be available to start immediately! We offer all employees full benefits, paid time off, 401K options, a weekly paycheck and... V...
URS Corporation Cleveland, OH
Minimum Requirements: Education/Experience Requirements: •Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two year college or technical school •Ten (10) years related experience and/or training •Master Electricians License or Journeymen •Equivalent combination of education and experience. •Must maintain a valid state driver license and be qualified to operate government general-purpose vehicles....
Marten Transport Lewisburg, 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...
Get Facilities manager Vermont, VT
Journeyman Electrician - Construction / Facilities / Trades Electricians EARN UP to $200 BONUS! Journeyman Electricians needed for a long-term solar project in Westminster, VT Ideal candidates will have a current VT Journeyman License, tools of the trade, reliable transportation and solid references. OSHA-10 is preferred.We offer our Electricians a great benefits package that includes... View Ful...
We are currently seeking MA Journeyman Electricians for work in Lexington, MA. Responsibilites will include running pipe, pulling wire and installing boxes in a commercial facility. Qualified candidates MUST have a current MA Journeymans License, all necessary tools, reliable transportation and solid references. OSHA-10 is preferred. We offer employees competitive pay, health/vision/dental benefi...
Journeyman & Apprentice Electricians (Houston, TX) We are currently hiring Journeyman Electricians to join our team. All applicants must have commercial experience and must have their basic hand tools. Applicants must have experience running 1/2" to 3/4" EMT conduit, rigid pipe and be familiar with operating hydraulic benders, cable trays, switch gears, motor controls, pulling wire, phasing circ...
CLP, a TrueBlue company, is looking for Electricians. The ideal candidates must be able to install damper motors, averaging temperature sensors, and other HVAC control devices. Tools Needed; Electrician's hand tools 1/2 and 3/4 inch EMT Bender Cordless drill Hacksaw...
We are hiring for licensed electricians for a ground mount solar project in Easton, MA. Qualified candidates must have Mass Journeyman License, Osha 10, 5 years of electrical experience, tools of the trade and reliable transportation. We offer competitive pay, full benefits, paid days off and a weekly pay check. Apply for immediate consideration! MA license 5801A....
We have an immediate opening for a MA Journeyman Electrician interested in working on a solar project in the Chicopee area. Please have a current MA Journeyman License, reliable transportation, tools and the availability to start immediatly. Our company offers full health/vision/dental benefits and a weekly paycheck. Submit your resume for immediate consideration! MA Lic 5801A...
Skilled trades company is seeking UTAH LICENSED electricians to work in the Salt Lake Valley area. Qualified candidates must have experience in pulling wires, a lot of conduit bending, fixture install, make-up panels and other skills as needed for the project. Must have basic hand tools and reliable transportation. Other attributes needed for consideration are strong work ethic, good references, a...
Commercial JM electrician with bucket truck experience and CDL license. Commercial retro fitting....
Labor Ready Waco, TX, 76710
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION FOR WACO CONSTRUCTION SITE. PAY BASED ON EXPERIENCE. CURRENT LICENSE BY THE STATE OF TEXAS REQUIRED. MUST HAVE CARD....
Skilled Trades Employer is seeking Licensed Journeyman plumbers to work in the Layton area. Experience in commercial plumbing is preferred. Retro experience is a plus. Will be working with cast, copper and pex pipe. Must have reliable transportation and hand tools. Must have CURRENT Utah State license. Long term projects available. **RESUME IS REQUIRED** Pay Between $21-$26 based on experience. ...
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$29,120.00 - $81,120.00
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Education / Training
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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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Attention to Detail
Connects wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
Diagnoses malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
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