An electrical foreman is a supervisory electrician who is tasked with overseeing the planning and execution of large electrical projects. He/She supervises power linemen and electricians in installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical power lines or systems. He/She conducts regular inspections of the construction site to ensure materials and supplies are available. Besides that, he/she enforces safety regulations and working conditions among the employees to avoid hazards. Furthermore, he/she oversees customer relations, material management, and quality control.
To become an electrical foreman, you need a high school diploma or its equivalent. You must have completed an apprenticeship program and be familiar with local electrical codes. Additionally, you may undergo on-the-job training. Four to seven years of work experience and a license in an area of expertise are also required. Relevant skills are maths, analytical, and communication skills. An electrical foreman's salary ranges from $52,000 to $105,000, with an average of $73,809 yearly.