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.
Handling Systems Saint Louis, 63126
Maintenance Electrician / Mechanic Wanted Handling Systems Inc. is seeking a service technician. We are a 50 year old crane and hoist distributor providing engineering, sales, service and parts for a large customer base. Duties will include inspections, repairs and installations of factory overhead cranes and hoists. Candidate qualifications should include the following: Ability to troubleshoot an...
MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN (Reference: ELEC) Must have Journeyman Electrician certification or equivalent. Successful candidate must have the ability to read electrical schematics, troubleshoot AC/DC circuits, working knowledge of electrical switchgear and experience in working with electronic equipment and voltages up to 2300. Previous experience with tuning furnaces and combustion equipment in a st...
Electrician Twitchell Technical Products has an immediate opening for an experienced Electrician. Qualified candidates must have 3-5 years experience in the industrial electrical troubleshooting field. We offer a competitive benefits and salary including health and dental insurance, life insurance, 401k, paid vacation and holidays and much more. Please send resume or apply in person to: Human Reso...
MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN Precision Tube Company is seeking an experienced Maintenance Electrician. Must have minimum of 6 years experience in industrial electricity or a Journeyman • Versed in current codes and standards associated with electrical wiring for equipment and building • Must be able to read and work from complex electrical schematics, able to design moderately c...
Maintenance Electrician: Louisiana Pacific Corporation, Newberry Siding, islooking for qualified individuals to fill the position of Maintenance Electrician. Qualified individuals must possess a State of Michigan Journeyman Electrical License. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide industrial electrical support in a manufacturing setting. This individual must possess the combina...
Meadville Forging Co. Meadville, 16335
Meadville Forging Company in Meadville, PA is seeking a highly skilled, self-directed individual to join their team. 2nd Shift Electrician: The duties of this position will include troubleshooting and repairing various types of equipment using electrical diagrams and schematics. It will also involve upgrading the plant and equipment electrical systems, installing new electrical service and wiring...
JR WARREN ELECTRICAL New Castle, 16101
EXPERIENCED COMMERCIAL ELECTRICIAN NEEDED. PAY BASED ON EXPERIENCE. 724-657-9912 ***** This job listing brought to you by The New Castle News...
Company Confidential Wheeling, WV, 26003
*TOP JOB* Sub-Contractor Electrician Local Builder is in need of a sub-contractor electrician to provide materials and/or labor for the construction of a 64 unit multi-family townhouse complex in the Wheeling, WV area. Construction is underway and bids are needed now. 304-232-4805 provided by The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register...
FETZER ELECTRIC is now hiring a Residential Journeyman Electrician Starting Salary of $30/hr. and includes a complete benefit package including health, dental, retirement and supplemental insurance. Please email resumes to: farrell@ fetzerelectricllc.com or mail resumes to: Fetzer Electric, LLC 2501 Angus Drive Bismarck ND 58504 or call 701-751-3389...
Job Summary The Electrician repairs, maintains, and installs wiring, motors, transformers, generators, lighting, and other electrical systems. Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned. Inspects and tests electrical lighting, signal, communication and power circuits and equipment. Isolates defects in wiring, switches, motors and other electrical equip...
Posting Details Alliant Energy is currently recruiting for a Substation Electrician Apprentice in Marshalltown, IA. In this challenging role you will be responsible for general installation and maintenance of substation, power plant substation, small hydro-plant, and combustion turbine equipment. How to Apply: If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online and upload your resume at...
Amphenol is a worldwide electronics leader and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of interconnect products. Amphenol is listed on the NYSE and a component of the S&P 500 and is a top performing company with an unparalleled history of growth with over 65 businesses throughout the world. Amphenol Aerospace (AAO), a division of Amphenol, has been a leader in designing and manufacturing electric...
Top Pay for Top Level Journeyman Electricians in Seattle Mister Sparky is hiring a very special breed of journeyman electrician. If you have the skills, the look and an entrepreneur's spirit, then this could be the opportunity you've been waiting for. There's no shortage of opportunities for qualified journeymen electricians in Seattle - but all of those other jobs are bound by the same limitation...
Job Description Zachry is currently accepting applications for an Electrical position at the Monsanto job site in Muscatine, IA. Position Summary: Electricians will install, maintain electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures Position Responsibilities Troubleshooting and repair of lighting circuits,HID,Fluorescent fixtures, ballast and lamp replacements Must be able to read blue prints and schemati...
Job Description Zachry Ind. is currently seeking a Journeyman Electrician for IP Mansfield in Mansfield, LA Position Summary: Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. Position Responsibilities: • Troubleshooting and repair of lighting circuits, HID, Fluorescent fixtures, ballast and lamp replacements • Must be...
An established manufacturing company, located south of Pittsburgh, is actively seeking Maintenance Electricians to add to their growing staff. Maintenance Electrician Responsibilities: · Will be responsible for plant-wide electrical troubleshooting and repair of process equipment · Will troubleshoot power, motor controls, PIDs, thermocouples, servo processes and instrumentation including primarily...
Company Confidential Jacksonville, FL, 32205
Commercial, Military, Industrial Construction Greater Jacksonville Area Full time Position Electrician Job Description: Duties: Conduit Bending (all types and sizes) Installation of generators, transformers, panels, circuit breakers, switches, receptacles, lighting fixtures, wire pulling, and terminations. Skills/Qualifications: Ability to read and follow blueprints and schematics Self motivated A...
BLM&C Electrical Corporation is an electrical contractor focusing on commercial construction projects in MA and NH. We are currently seeking a foreman electrician with a minimum of ten years experience in commercial building construction. We offer excellent wages and benefits. Please email resume to *****, serious inquiries only....
Company Confidential Cleveland, OH, 44111
Seeking a hardworking and dedicated Maintenance Technician with openings for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift! JOB DESCRIPTION: Looking for a committed Maintenance Technician who has the ability to electricallytroubleshoot, maintain, and repair industrial machinery/equipment. Seeking a skilled individual who has experience reading schematics, pneumatics, and blueprints. REQUIREMENTS: - Completion of school...
Are you a Master Electrician with a Journeyman Card who would like to lead a team of electricians for Retail and Commercial electrical installation? Are you interested in working for a company that employs polished and professional individual as yourself? Let Manpower connect you with an up and coming company who has a reliable and helpful staff available 24/7, based out of Harrison Township. This...
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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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Maintains electrical systems by conducting system tests; completing preventive maintenance requirements.
Plans layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
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