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.
Position Summary Operate, maintain, and perform repairs on low and high voltage electrical systems in accordance with national electrical code to ensure proper operation and to prevent power outage. Perform preventative maintenance on automatic transfer switches, switchgear / substations, transformers and related equipment. Essential Duties Responds in a professional, polite, and helpful manner wh...
Position Summary Operate, maintain, install and inspect facility equipment in accordance with written, posted and industry standards. Essential Duties Maintains written logs of facility equipment. Performs outcall notification in accordance with written procedures during facility incidents or emergencies. Performs assigned work in a competent manner. Performs preventative maintenance tasks. Perfor...
Packaging Manufacturer located in Addison, IL seeks an experienced Maintenance Electrician for our manufacturing facility. Preferred candidate will have strong mechanical skills and be able to perform the functions necessary to install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and rebuild electrical production equipment as well as the physical building's systems. Winning candidate must be skilled in all asp...
As a Journeyman Electrician you will be responsible for installing and repairing electrical systems, hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment. Specific responsibilities: Installing power supply wiring and conduit such as: EMT, O-CAL, Rigid conduit, MC cable, strut, cable trays Troubleshooting electrical components, wiring diagrams, transformers, motors,...
Power Plus is the largest provider of innovative temporary power solutions in the nation and the largest non-OEM provider for service and maintenance of back-up power systems. We deliver “power when you need it, where you need it.” Established in 1984, our Corporate office is located in Southern California with satellite offices throughout California, Nevada, Arizona and Texas. We provide temporar...
Experienced Service Electrician 30 year old full service electrical company –Tocco Building Systems – catering to Massachusetts and Southern NH – is seeking to hire experienced Service Electricians. Desired Candidate: Minimum 2 years’ experience in a Service role Electrical troubleshooting, repairs, and installations Fire Alarm knowledge a must Tel/Data knowledge a plus Control Wiring Minimum of a...
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/...
ELECTRICIAN Fast-paced, multi-divisional corporation is seeking a licensed electrician. Successful candidate will possess 5-7 years of experience. A background in machinery mechanics, rollers, headers and bolt makers would be a plus. Essential Duties and responsibilities: · Install, repair, and perform troubleshooting on low and high voltage industrial production equipment. This includes building...
MULTI-CRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN/INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN Responsibilities: • Troubleshoot and repair automated equipment breakdowns • Use of analog, digital test equipment and electrical tools • Experience with PLC I/O networks; CAN bus, Interbus, Profibus, or Sercos rings. • Servicing, troubleshooting, and repair of DC drives, Frequency drives, and Servo drives • PLC troubleshooting, repair, and...
Manufacturing client in Franklin, Oh is seeking an Electrician for 3rd shift. While working in a safe, effective manner, they will keep quality in mind at all times. Works in a cooperative team environment to carry out the preventative maintenance program, repair, modify, and overhaul the plant equipment and building. Performs all other duties or tasks as required by supervision. ESSENTIAL JOB DUT...
Commercial Electrical Company, seeks electrician with minimum 5 years electrical experience, clean driving record and positive attitude. Computer literacy and willingness to learn are a must. Perfect candidate would be able to work independently, also possess the ability to address service calls in a professional and punctual manner, and troubleshoot electrical problems. Hourly rate will be based...
All applications are only accepted through NEOGOV- http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sc/default.cfm?&promotionaljobs=0&transfer=0 The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, invites applications for the position of Electrician. Under limited supervision, the candidate will perform repairs and preventative maintenance to campus electrical distribution systems, lighting distribution systems...
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75243
Need to hire an experienced Master Electrician and maintenance person that will be working in a manufacturing environment. A current electricians license is not required. The applicant is also required to have a high level of mechanical skills in order to maintain and repair production line equipment. HVAC and refrigeration experience is a plus. Please e-mail resume to *****...
Title: Project Specialist Organization: Facilities Department: Facilities Management Qualifications: Facilities seek to recruit a highly motivated and dedicated professional to join its Facilities Management staff. The successful candidate must possess strong verbal and written communication skills, strong computer skills, including word, excel and PowerPoint. High School Diploma/GED is required a...
Operate, maintain, and perform repairs on assigned electrical systems in data centers and other facilities, including high voltage and data center systems in such a manner as to ensure optimal customer relations. The responsibilities of the Electrician include, but are not limited to, the following: Responds in a professional, polite, and helpful manner when dealing with customers. Completes react...
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
SERVICE ELECTRICIAN W/ trouble shooting exp. & ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE , w/ residential wiring exp. Valid DL, clean cut, drug & smoke free, bckgrnd chk. 443-0123...
The Murray Energy Corporation Bluefield, 24701
Underground Experienced, Inexperienced Maintenance, Mechanic, Electrician: The Murray Energy Corporation is seeking highly motivated individuals interested in a career working underground in the coal industry at its Murray American Energy, Inc. mines located in areas near Wheeling and Morgantown WV. Applicants must have either a current WV experienced miner certification, current WV inexperienced...
NOTICE OF APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR THE POSITION OF INSIDE WIREMAN (ELECTRICIAN) APPRENTICE The West Texas Electrical JATC will make applications available from: 1 PM until 4:30 PM Monday through Thursday or later by appointment by calling (806) 372-1581 at: 200 S. Fannin Street Amarillo, TX 79106 Applications accepted in person only or by mail if requested in writing. Minimum qualifications...
Company Confidential LANSDALE, PA, 19446
Electrician Foreman Electrician Foreman: Individual with minimum ten (10) years supervisory experience needed to run small to mid-size commercial projects for electrical contractor offering full time position with company paid benefits. References Required Send resume to: *****...
ELECTRICIAN for Commercial project in Palm Beach & Broward County. 4 year minimum experience. Tools and transportation a must! Call 561-689-5505...
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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.
Assembles, installs, tests, and maintains electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
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