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.
Interstate Electrical Services North Billerica, 01862
Electrical Electrician A leading New England Merit Shop Electrical Contractor servicing region for 46 yrs. Looking for: Experienced Electricians, and Apprentices to join our MA, RI & CT Division. Interested individuals must maintain current/valid licenses. Multi-state license electricians a plus. Competitive wages and benefits. IESC is an EEO Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans & applicants w/ D...
Electrician, Licenced & Electrical Apprentice Apuzzo Electric has immediate openings for hardworking self motivated, dependable individuals. Apprentice must have 2-3 yrs exp. Electrician an E1 or E2 lic, valid drivers lic. & clean record. Bnft pkg/top pay. Email resume to: *****...
Company Confidential Pittsburgh, PA, 15216
ELECTRICIAN S. Hills area. 3yrs exp. Hand tools & transp. req. Growing Opportunity. Call: 412-343-6000....
Electrician/Helper permanent position. exp. needed 843-577-5775...
Electrician - WD30001845 Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 162,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobile...
Company Confidential North Smithfield, RI, 02876
ELECTRICIAN Journeyman RI License preferred. Experience in bending pipe. Industrial and control work a plus. Full time. Benefits as appropriate with experience. Email resume/contact info: *****...
C & I ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS accepting applications for a LICENSED Journeyman Electrician & Helper. Must be team player, have good driving record & pass screenings. Salary + Benefits. Fax resume to (361) 885-0324 or apply at: 2801 S. Port Ave....
Electrician Pool (Job #14-20) Pool position in Facilities Management. Close: 3/26/14. For more info visit: http://apptrkr.com/447688 or call 707-826-3626. HSU is an ADA/Title IX/EOE...
Company Confidential Newell, WV, 26050
MAKE AN IMPACT WITH A CAREER AT SHELL. At Shell, our success as a corporation depends on the success of our employees. Whatever your background and whatever your ambitions for your future career, we're confident that you can find the right opportunity at Shell. We currently have the following Newell, WV opportunities available. Congo Plant Electrician - 4710BR Congo Mechanic - 6867BR To view a com...
Electrician The electrician will repair and maintain existing electrical systems and equipment; diagnose trouble in standard electrical systems or equipment. Minimum qualifications include completion of technical courses in the electrical trade at a school, institute or branch of the Armed Services and 4 years of full-time experience as a commercial, industrial, or institutional electrician. Part-...
Facility Electrician Colohub Data Center delivers infrastructure technology as a service, providing cloud, colocation, and network services to customers nationwide. We have an immediate need for a Facility Electrician in our Bettendorf, Iowa data center. Successful candidates will have previous experience with the operation /troubleshooting of electrical systems, preferably in a data center enviro...
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...
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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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Inspects electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
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.
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