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.
Description Develops requirements from a project's inception to its conclusion for a particular IT subject matter area - DC power electrical work. Assists other project members with analysis and evaluation and with the preparation of recommendations for system improvements, optimization, development, and/or maintenance efforts. Qualifications Basic Qualifications: Certified Electrician with focus...
Amsted Rail Granite City, 62040
Manufacturing Immediate Industrial Openings! MILLWRIGHT This position requires 3 or more years of related work experience in an industrial setting. Job consists of structuring, assembling and installing various types of equipment, working from blueprints or sketches; installing and moving plant machinery; keeping plant machinery and equipment in good condition by locating faulty parts, replacing w...
Company Confidential Sneads Ferry, 28460
Trades Experienced Residential Electrician Must have a valid drivers license and own transportation. Must pass random drug testing. THIS IS NOT BASE WORK. If you are a top helper and want to advance apply. Pay based on experience. May fax resume to 910-327-0680 ATTN: JEFF...
Facility Maintenance Mobile Technician III - Electrician - WD30001139 Johnson Controls is a global multi-industrial company with core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, energy storage and interior systems for automobiles. Through our growth str...
Corry Manufacturing Columbus Boro, 16407
Corry Manufacturing Company a northwestern PA manufacturer of component parts for the aerospace and gas turbine industries is looking to fill a Maintenance Electrician position: This individual will be able to plan the sequence of operations for installation and repair of all electrical and electronic items including conduit boards, conduit panels, controls, junction boxes, wiring, switches, indic...
IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR A JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN One of the nation's leading providers of Heating, Air Conditioning, Plumbing, Drain Cleaning and Electrical Services. Duties Include but not limited to: *Locates and diagnoses electrical system problems using test equipment. *Installs, inspects, repairs, wires and maintains a variety of electrical systems and equipment to include main electric panel b...
*TOP JOB* MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN Corry Manufacturing Company, a northwestern PA manufacturer of component parts for the aerospace and gas turbine industries is looking to fill a Maintenance Electrician position: This individual will be able to plan the sequence of operations for installation and repair of all electrical and electronic items including conduit boards, conduit panels, controls, junc...
LEAD ELECTRICIAN Posting Number: 02120145 This position is open to: Open to All Applicants Department: Physical Facilities Position Type: Non-Exempt Position Number: NPFACEM40025 Employment Status: Full Time Salary Minimum: $17.37 / Hour Open Date: 03/20/2014 Close Date: 04/03/2014 Position Summary Information Job Description Summary Interpret College policies to electricians and enforce all safet...
A. Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. is a major manufacturer of products for water works, high-pressure gas valves for utilities, water pumps and plumbing valves and fittings. The company is privately owned and has a history of quality products since its founding in 1856. A.Y. McDonald Mfg. Co. has a job opportunity for a 3rd shift Electrician. Responsibilities include industrial machine tool troubleshooting i...
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MERIT ELECTRIC CO. Tampa, 33624
Electricians - For commercial work only. North Tampa area. Benefits included. Immediate hire. Merit Electric 727-536-5945 Reference Code:100414776902...
Company Confidential Gadsden, AL, 35901
LARGE MATERIAL HANDLING COMPANY is seeking an ELECTRICAL CONTROL PANEL BUILDER & ELECTRICIAN. Primary responsibilities are to build & wire control panels, mount & wire manufactured material handling systems & debug components prior to shipping. Secondary responsibilities will include building & equipment maintenance. Must have some knowledge of pneumatics & hydraulics & be able to read schematics...
CERTIFIED Journeyman Electrician (JE) - TS/SCI REQUIRED - HAWAII Duties: § Installs and maintains low-voltage (480/277, 600 volts) and below (50/60 HZ) single and multi-phase power wiring. Installs feeder and branch circuits including conduit, service wire, fuse and breaker panels, switches, outlets, junction and outlet boxes, lighting fixtures, splices, connectors, and ground wiring for red and b...
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Electrician/Panel Builder/Service Technician Needed (Tulsa, OK) Full Time Long Term Permanent Position Hourly Pay: $18-22/hr depending on experience Responsibilities would consist of wiring up panels with PLC's, Variable Frequency Drives, Starters, Relays, Fuses, etc. Must be able to read and understand blueprints and schematics Must have prior experience troubleshooting Must be able to be on call...
Job Title: Maintenance Electrician Location: Santa Ana, CA Duration: Contract 4 Months, Possible to Direct 1st Shift: 6:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. RESPONSIBILITIES *Under general direction, is responsible for repairing, maintaining and installing all types of electrical systems for production equipment, support equipment, and facilities. Ensures work performed is in compliance with National Electrical C...
We are looking for Dallas area commercial service electricians. drug tested background checked must be legal US citizens. Commercial Driver's License to operate 65' bucket truck Job requirements: licensed Texas Electrician or sign electrician own hand tools dependable transportation (DFW metroplex) productive worker even in hot summer and cold winter temperatures clean driving record...
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Journeyman Electrician Allied Electric is seeking a Journeyman Electrician to install electrical systems in both industrial and commercial settings. Allied Electric is a 40+ year electrical contractor servicing the Midwest Region in industrial, commercial, and institutional electrical and low voltage construction projects. This position reports directly to the job site foreman, and key responsibil...
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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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Assembles, installs, tests, and maintains electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
Maintains electrical systems by conducting system tests; completing preventive maintenance requirements.
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