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Working As An Electrician Helper

  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $31,205

    Average Salary

What Does An Electrician Helper Do At CB&I

* Primarily assists the journey electrician on all work activities.
* Can and often performs journey tasks, contingent on the level of experience and directions from the journey electrician.
* Required to assist in staging materials and necessary tools to execute each work activity, and will assist in the layout and measuring of materials for installation.
* Assists in carrying, measuring, cutting and threading aluminum and galvanized conduit and fittings for installation.
* Will assist in carrying, measuring and pulling wire into conduit, cable tray and, in installing and supporting cable tray and other conduit supports.
* Assists in wiring and checking electrical motors.
* Often is required to perform runner/expeditor functions within the crew or for the craftsperson as well as running down the Foreman or GF to answer questions or provide additional information.
* Is responsible for retrieving all necessary tools from the tool room on a daily basis to support the day’s specific activity

What Does An Electrician Helper Do At Tradesmen International, Inc.

* Helping install power supply wiring and conduit such as: EMT, O
* CAL, Rigid conduit, MC cable, strut, cable trays
* Assisting with troubleshooting electrical components, wiring diagrams, transformers, motors, panels, and circuit
* Helping to install, maintain, and repair electrical systems such as: switch gears, motor controls, electrical panels, CT cabinets, conveyor systems, lighting, and power supplies
* Measuring, cutting, and bending wire and conduit, using measuring instruments and hand tools
* Tracing out short circuits in wiring, using test meter
* Examining electrical units for loose connections and broken insulation and tighten connections, using hand tools
* Constructing controllers and panels, using power drills, drill presses, taps, saws and punches
* Cleaning work area and washing parts
* Maintaining tools, vehicles, and equipment and keeping parts and supplies in order

What Does An Electrician Helper Do At Fluor

* Covington
* State: Georgia
* Country:
* We reserve the right to modify or revise the job descriptions in part or in its entirety.
* Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with governing law.
* We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce.
* All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local

What Does An Electrician Helper Do At Texas Employer

* Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures
* May install or service electrical control systems
* Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures based on job specifications and local codes.
* Inspect electrical systems, equipment or components to identify hazards, defects or the need for adjustment or repair and to ensure compliance and codes.
* Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes

What Does An Electrician Helper Do At Sacramento Medical Group

* To install, inspect, repair and maintain a variety of electrical systems and equipment.
* Ensure that materials used and workmanship meet the requirements of applicable technical and safety standards.
* Provide cost estimates for residential and some commercial electrical services.
* Ensure that all electrical installations are accurate and serviceable

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How To Become An Electrician Helper

Construction laborers and helpers learn their trade through on-the-job training (OJT). The length of training depends on the employer and the specialization. Formal education is not typically required.


Although formal education is not typically required, high school classes in mathematics, blueprint reading, welding, and other vocational subjects can be helpful.

To receive further education, some workers attend a trade school or community college.


Construction laborers and helpers learn through OJT after being hired by a construction contractor. Workers typically gain experience by performing tasks under the guidance of experienced workers.

Although the majority of construction laborers and helpers learn by assisting experienced workers, some construction laborers opt for apprenticeship programs. Programs generally include 2 to 4 years of technical instruction and OJT. The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) requires a minimum of 4,000 hours of OJT, accompanied by 300 hours of related instruction in such areas as signaling, blueprint reading, using proper tools and equipment, and following health and safety procedures. The remainder of the curriculum consists of specialized training in one of these eight areas:

  • Building construction
  • Demolition and deconstruction
  • Environmental remediation
  • Road and utility construction
  • Tunneling
  • Masonry
  • Landscaping
  • Pipeline construction

Several groups, including unions and contractor associations, sponsor apprenticeship programs, which usually have only a basic age qualification—age 18 or older—for entrance. Apprentices must obtain a high school diploma or equivalent before completing their apprenticeship. Some apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Laborers who remove hazardous materials (hazmat) must meet the federal and state requirements for hazardous materials removal workers.

Depending on the work they do, laborers may need specific certifications, which may be attained through LIUNA. Rigging and scaffold building are commonly attained certifications. Certification can help workers prove that they have the knowledge to perform more complex tasks.


Through experience and training, construction laborers and helpers can advance into positions that involve more complex tasks. For example, laborers may earn certifications in welding, erecting scaffolding, or finishing concrete, and then spend more time performing those activities. Similarly, helpers sometimes move into construction craft occupations after gaining experience in the field. For example, experience as an electrician’s helper may lead to becoming an apprentice electrician.

Important Qualities

Color vision. Construction laborers and helpers may need to be able to distinguish colors to do their job. For example, an electrician’s helper must be able to distinguish different colors of wire to help the lead electrician.

Math skills. Construction laborers and some helpers need to perform basic math calculations while measuring on jobsites or assisting a surveying crew.

Mechanical skills. Construction laborers are frequently required to operate and maintain equipment, such as jackhammers.

Physical stamina. Construction laborers and helpers must have the endurance to perform strenuous tasks throughout the day. Highway laborers, for example, spend hours on their feet—often in hot temperatures—with few breaks.

Physical strength. Construction laborers and helpers must often lift heavy materials or equipment. For example, cement mason helpers must move cinder blocks, which typically weigh more than 40 pounds each.

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Electrician Helper Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Tagalog

  • Arabic

  • Russian

  • Polish

  • Italian

  • Urdu

  • Choctaw

  • Chickasaw

  • Bosnian

  • Carrier

  • Dutch

  • Dakota

  • Hmong

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Real Electrician Helper Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Helpers--Electricians Encore Electric LLC Spotswood, NJ Aug 29, 2014 $52,978
Electrician's Helper Encore Electric LLC Spotswood, NJ Oct 09, 2014 $52,978
Electrician Helper K & K Renovation Inc. New York, NY Dec 18, 2015 $43,420
Helpers--Electricians Palka Electric LLC Wallington, NJ Sep 26, 2008 $38,589
Helpers--Electricians 24/7 Electrical Company Bellevue, WA Oct 23, 2012 $37,566 -
Electrician's Helper Guys Electric Service of Westchester Inc. New Rochelle, NY Jul 29, 2010 $37,566
Helpers-Electricians Unified Ranger Inc. Westbury, NY Aug 22, 2008 $36,063
Helper-Electrician Builtrite Solutions, Inc. Bronxville, NY Nov 10, 2011 $35,734
Electrician Helper John F. Nittolo and Son Electrical Contractors Inc. Madison, NJ Nov 15, 2010 $35,145
Helpers-Electricians Thermo Plastic Tech Union, NJ Oct 01, 2008 $35,145
Helpers--Electricians Vordonia Contracting & Supplies Corporation Islandia, NY Mar 30, 2010 $34,477
Helpers-Electricians Horsepower Electric & Maintenance Co. New York, NY May 19, 2010 $34,477
Helpers--Electricians Derek Haaker, T/A Haake Electric Wyckoff, NJ Jun 21, 2012 $34,039
Electrician Helper Legend Electrical Contractors, Inc. Clifton, NJ Apr 15, 2009 $34,039
Electrician's Helper Encore Electric, LLC Spotswood, NJ Jan 06, 2016 $33,925
Helpers--Electricians Manny's Lighting &Electric Corp Ossining, NY Oct 27, 2008 $33,538
Helpers--Electricians A and L Electric DBA A.F.E, Inc. Yonkers, NY Oct 20, 2008 $33,538
Electricians Helpers Apex Electric Service Inc. Clifton, VA Aug 24, 2011 $32,662
Electricians Helpers Apex Electric Service Inc. Clifton, VA Apr 15, 2009 $32,662
Helpers--Electricians International Maintenance Corp Rahway, NJ Nov 09, 2010 $32,390
Helper-Electricians Custom Electric Design LLC Warren, NJ Dec 17, 2010 $32,056
Electrician Helper Manny's Lighting &Electric Corp Ossining, NY Nov 22, 2011 $31,263
Helpers--Electricians P.E.C. Electric Washington, NJ May 21, 2013 $30,241
Helpers--Electricians A & S Master Electrical Corp Islandia, NY Jun 10, 2010 $29,489 -
Helpers-Electricians Ike Electrical Corp. Nyack, NY Jun 12, 2008 $29,489
Helpers--Electricians Shtral Electrical Contracting Corp. New York, NY Mar 19, 2010 $29,489
Helper-Electricians A&S Master Electrical Corp Islandia, NY Jan 27, 2010 $29,489 -
Helpers-Electricians Carmen Electric Co. New City, NY Nov 30, 2007 $29,281
Helpers-Electricians Pro-Tech Service Company, Inc. Warrenton, VA May 13, 2008 $29,197
Electrician Helper Federal Electric Fairfax, VA Nov 29, 2007 $28,175

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Top Skills for An Electrician Helper


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Top Electrician Helper Skills

  1. Conduit Fittings
  2. Hand Tools
  3. Electrical System Components
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Thread conduit ends and connect couplings and conduit fittings using wrench, installing pipes and pulling wires and run condor.
  • Disassemble faulty electrical equipment, change flawed or damaged parts, and mend equipment, by means of hand tools.
  • Erected electrical system components and barricades, and rig scaffolds, hoists, and shoring.
  • Followed blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
  • Run wire set up or change lights and light fixtures.

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