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Electricians

Also Known as: Electrical Panel Wirer, Electrical Wiring Technician, Maintenance Electrician, Industrial Electrician, Service Electrician

In-Demand Job

Average Earnings Over Time

$16/hr

$25/hr

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Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Top Skills for this Job

  • Active Listening
  • Quality Control Analysis

Top Tasks for this Job

  • Trace out short circuits in wiring, using test meter.
  • Measure, cut, and bend wire and conduit, using measuring instruments and hand tools.
  • Maintain tools, vehicles, and equipment and keep parts and supplies in order.
  • Drill holes and pull or push wiring through openings, using hand and power tools.
  • Perform semi-skilled and unskilled laboring duties related to the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of electrical systems and equipment.
  • Disassemble defective electrical equipment, replace defective or worn parts, and reassemble equipment, using hand tools.
  • Transport tools, materials, equipment, and supplies to work site by hand, handtruck, or heavy, motorized truck.
  • Examine electrical units for loose connections and broken insulation and tighten connections, using hand tools.
  • Strip insulation from wire ends, using wire stripping pliers, and attach wires to terminals for subsequent soldering.
  • Thread conduit ends, connect couplings, and fabricate and secure conduit support brackets, using hand tools.
  • Construct controllers and panels, using power drills, drill presses, taps, saws, and punches.
  • Clean work area and wash parts.
  • Erect electrical system components and barricades, and rig scaffolds, hoists, and shoring.
  • Install copper-clad ground rods, using a manual post driver.
  • Raise, lower, or position equipment, tools, and materials, using hoist, hand line, or block and tackle.
  • Dig trenches or holes for installation of conduit or supports.
  • Break up concrete, using airhammer, to facilitate installation, construction, or repair of equipment.

Top Education for this Job

  • English Language
  • Mechanical
  • Building and Construction
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Design
  • Physics

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