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Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and components.

Electrician

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Are you a problem solver? Do you like to work with your hands? Electricians are always on the go working on electrical systems and machines. You'll do everything from installation to diagnosing and resolving electrical problems. You'll apply electrical theory to build, repair, calibrate, and modify electrical components, circuitry, and machines. Your safety and that of others is a top priority. You always need to wear personal protective gear to be in compliance with rules and policies.

Other duties include routine maintenance, locating and correcting power failures and short circuits. You'll also perform mechanical repairs as needed. You will also document work and update files as needed. Many tasks will require the use of hand and power tools, so you'll be reading manuals, technical drawings, and wiring diagrams. All work you do must comply with federal, state, and local electrical codes and regulations.

Electricians perform a wide range of physical activity such as climbing, bending, stooping, and kneeling. You'll also be performing duties at a variety of heights, sometimes on a ladder or an electronic lift.

Many Electricians have an Associate's degree and some companies require completion of an Apprenticeship program. You may be able to substitute three or more years experience as an electrician in an industrial setting for a degree or certificate. Find out more about what it takes to be an Electrician at SteelToePro.com.

This job may require shift work.

Critical Skills

  • Attention to Detail
  • Check, Examine and Record
  • Comprehend Technical Drawings and Other Visual Instructions
  • Electrical Systems Knowledge
  • Inspect Equipment
  • Maintain Equipment
  • Precise Hand/Eye Coordination
  • Repair Machines and Equipment
  • Safety Regulations and Procedures

Key Responsibilities

  • Comply with all health, safety, and environmental practices and policies
  • Perform routine scheduled and unscheduled electrical troubleshooting, repair, and calibrations
  • Work on circuits, motor control systems, and switch gears
  • Read electrical schematics and blueprints
  • Inspect, maintain, troubleshoot power distribution and power transformers
  • Participate in site-wide process safety and risk reduction activities as requested
  • Maintain prints and files in proper place
  • Document work and update procedures, drawings, specs, and files

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.

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Having Independence

Managing People

Teaching

Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

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Required Education

Certificate from accredited apprenticeship program

Preferred Education

Associate's degree or certificate in electrical technology or related field


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