Electrician Employment Information
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.
JOB TITLE:Electrician JOB CLASS NUMBER:3065 (PRN 3064) REVISED: 1/13 POSITION SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES Provides services required for the installation, repair, and maintenance of lighting and electrical components. Ensures prompt and proficient performance of assigned duties. Complies with UHS and departmental policies and procedures. Maintains good guest and working relations. EDUCATION/EXPERIENC...
Company Confidential middlesex, NJ, 08846
ABOUT US: We are a aluminum extrusion plant ,we extrude aluminum shapes and tubes for all different industries,we are high quality service oriented company THE POSITION: Industrial Electrician Responsible for maintaining all aspects of electrical service and machinery throughout plant, reports to plant manager Salary...
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN West Fraser's Opelika facility is a modern high-tech sawmill. Currently we have an Industrial Electrician position available. Requirements: High school or equivalent, basic maintenance skills, PLC, electronics, hydraulics, and mechanical experience. Excellent benefits include health/dental /vision, 401K, life insurance, paid vacation. Please mail resume to: West Fraser, P.O....
Description Port City Press, a Cenveo company and a leader in the book printing industry seeks a Maintenance Electrician for our Pikesville, MD facility. This is a second shift position. Exercising considerable independent judgment, you will provide an advanced level of electrical and mechanical skill in maintaining all production and support equipment. You must possess an electrician’s license or...
Eastern New Mexico University Portales, 88130
Electrician Job announcements and online applications are available at www.enmu.edu/jobs. All employees must pass a pre-employment background check. AA/EO/Title IX Employer. Call (575) 562-2115 for more information.This job was posted through Freedom New Mexico...
Company Confidential Woburn, 01801
Electrician LICENSED ELECTRICIAN And exp'd. helper. Comm'l, resid'l. & indust'l. work. Call 781-938-6000 Fax 781-938-6080...
Residential Service Electrician & Installer. Clean cut, drug free, clear background and clean driving record required! E-mail your resume WITH references today to email@example.com As Posted in the Carolina Classified Marketplace...
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN POSITIONS Whirlpool Corporation, the largest manufacturer of automatic washing machines in the world located in Clyde OH, is currently accepting resumes for Industrial Electricians. Whirlpool is in the process of identifying potential candidates for the Industrial Electrician positions. If you have an innovative spirit, learn quickly in a continuous improvement environment,...
Company Confidential UTICA, MI, 48315
TI-COATING, INC. HAS POSITIONS AVAILABLE! MACHINE OPERATORS (1ST AND 2ND SHIFT) Duties include running production equipment, preparing paperwork; cleaning, maintenance, and repairs. MUST have mechanical skills. Heat-treat experience a plus. (Position starting at $9.00/hour depending on experience) MULTI-SKILLED WELDER AND ELECTRICIAN Looking for a multi-skilled individual who has experience in mig...
Company Confidential Sarasota, FL, 34234
Electrician Trainees - Entry Level Top Pay $11.00/hr to start + benefits 813-876-7074 Source: heraldtribune.monster.com...
Commercial Electrician and Experienced Helper. Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org...
Company Confidential Doylestown, PA, 18901
ELECTRICIAN Experience a MUST. Commercial & Industrial Hours: 7:00am-3:30pm Benefits & 401k Email resume to: email@example.com...
Company Confidential ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL, 60004
ELECTRICIAN 2 yrs exp. Good wages. FT. Health ins, 401K & paid holidays. Call 847-483-0300 or fax 847-483-0301. Posting provided by:...
Southern Parallel Forest Products is seeking applicants to work in a Multi-Craft environment: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: *Ability to work hot/humid/cold/noisy industrial enviro. Willingness to wear Personal Protective Equip (safety glasses, hearing protection, hard hat, etc.). Maintain strict adherence to safety rules & regulations. *Successful completion of pre-employ physical/drug screen. Position sp...
*TOP JOB* Aleris is currently seeking a Maintenance/ Electrician Technician to join the Aluminum Recycling team in Friendly, WV. This position is responsible for the overall maintenance of production and plant equipment, electrical systems, mechanics, hydraulics, buildings, and power equipment. Specific duties include installation, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of single and three phase...
PLANT ELECTRICIAN DuPont Pioneer is seeking a Plant Electrician in Aurelia. Responsible for all plant electrical systems which require regular inspection, cost analysis, troubleshooting, design, fabrication, wiring, programmable logic controllers/electrical systems, security system and phone connections, contact with local vendors and contractors as identified. Trade school or equivalent training...
Chief Electrician and Underground Electrician Signal Peak Energy (SPE) is a newly developed, progressive, underground, Longwall Coal Mine north of Billings, Montana. Signal Peak Energy is seeking a Chief Electrician and an Underground Electrician. The Chief Electrician is responsible for the total electrical distribution system and related electrical equipment at the mine, both surface and undergr...
Visit our virtual career fair booth at http://www.workmt.com for more information. Fisher Industries is a well established company that has been in business for over 60 years. Headquartered in Dickinson, ND, we are dedicated to all phases of aggregate processing, including design and manufacturing of aggregate processing equipment. CURRENT OPENINGS Electrician The electrician is responsible for th...
Visit our virtual career fair booth at http://www.workmt.com for more information Electrician Georgia-Pacific has a vacancy for an Electrician at its gypsum manufacturing facility in Lovell, WY. Qualified candidates will have both excellent electrical skills and knowledge in electrical/electronics (PLCs,A/C and D/C motors and drives, control logic, schematics and troubleshooting). Georgia-Pacific...
Our client is a locally-owned, well-established electrical contractor that is experiencing significant growth. They have asked Express to help them find experienced service electricians for long term hire to support that growth. These are long-term positions with a stable company, with good benefits package. Please note that we are considering ONLY local, experienced candidates at this time. Quali...
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$29,120.00 - $81,120.00
Typical Salary for Electrician
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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
Prepares sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
Repairs electrical problems by replacing faulty parts and components.
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