Electrician

Aerotek
Leesburg, VA
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* An Electrician I installs basic electrical equipment and systems in accordance with all applicable plans, specifications, codes, and industry standards.

* Assembling, installing, testing, and maintaining electrical or electronic wiring, conduit, cable, equipment, components and devices associated with electrical equipment, following blueprints of electrical layouts and building plans.
* Installing and mounting electronic controls, device, panels, sensors, and components.
* Performing interlock wiring as required.
* Testing electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices.
* Inspecting installation sites and studying work orders, building plans, and installation manuals in order to determine materials requirements and installation procedures.
* Diagnosing malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
* Directing and training workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
* Reading contract drawings.
*Skills:*
* Cable puller
* Electrical
* Troubleshooting
* Conduit bending
* Conduit
* Industrial equipment
* Industrial instrumentation
* Installation
* Millwright
*Additional Skills & Qualifications:*
* At least four (4) years of experience working in the electrical industry
*Qualified candidates who apply to this posting directly will receive an interview within 48 hours of application.*

About Aerotek:
We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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Electrician

Aerotek
Washington, DC
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Looking for electricians and foremen to support various Government contract opportunities including FAA and the Department of Transportation throughout the DMV area. Scope of work to include medium voltage and high voltage between 1,00kw and 6900kw, some low voltage, trench work, duct bank, underground utility, outside plant cable splicing, equipment operating, electrical distribution systems, electrical control systems, switch gear, industrial control systems. Various Government opportunities available!
Skills & Qualifications: • A valid driver's license • Education: High school Graduate, Holder of G.E.D., or equivalent studies/ experience • Osha 30 • Knowledge of electrical code • Must be able to climb, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, squat, push, pull and reach overhead • Ability to be cleared for entrance into government facilities Qualified candidates who apply to this posting directly will receive an interview within 48 hours of application. About Aerotek: We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com. The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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Electrician

Pro Power and Electric
Indian Head, MD
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The journeyman electrician will work under the supervision of the General Manager. The journeyman electrician is highly trained on the installation, repair, maintenance, and safe removal of electrical components.
Requirements Represent company in a professional manner and hold client in your highest regard Plan construction methods and procedures to be able to complete the assigned electrical tasks Read, interpret, and execute drawings, schematics, blueprints, and electrical code specifications to complete commercial electrical equipment installations Test electrical and equipment and parts for continuity, current, voltage, and resistance as required Install and replace AC/DC motors and drives, transformers, motors, starters, and relays Install, repair, or replace electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, lighting, and alternative electrical parts Install, repair, or replace generators and industrial storage batteries Do preventive maintenance and testing of electrical systems (including power distribution equipment) Install electrical circuits, as well as panels, conduit, protecting devices, switches, and equipment Work on electrical failures and replace components wherever production time is often affected Correct connections and wiring on equipment controls wherever incorrect applications may cause harm and dangerous conditions May install, maintain, and connect electrical equipment and connected devices Comply with standards and procedures of industry, Safety Manual, and all safety rules Follow instructions from Foreman, Project Manager, and General Manager Other duties as assigned Essential skills and experience: Must hold a valid Journeyman Electrician License The ability to communicate with multiple parties from Employee to Customer, relate to a diverse group of individuals, maintain and build good working relationships, and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization Mechanical knowledge of machines and tools Knowledge of safety issues and regulations Excellent mathematical skills, including application and use in problem-solving Ability to coordinate own and others' actions and manage own time Strong understanding and expression of written and verbal English sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents Sensitivity to and ability to solve problems; ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong At least 5 years as a journeyman electrician, or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities Must be able to read electrical schematics, diagrams, and blueprints Knowledge of electrical codes Must possess communication skills, self-supervision, and respect for safety needs Must possess team spirit, and be able to work closely with coworkers, other contractors, and clients Must have valid drivers' license and own transportation as most locations aren't accessible with public transportation Must be self-motivated, proactive, resourceful, self-starter with energy and enthusiasm High School Diploma or Equivalent Ability to travel Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays, and must be ready to do overtime work if the need arises Well organized and able to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks and shifting priorities Professional, approachable manner, and reliable Attentive to detail and accuracy Valued but not required skills and experience: Experience in other trades/skills in contracting/general construction industry Reporting to this position: N/A Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the job. Physical demands: While performing the duties of job, employee is required to stand; walk; sit; drive; use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; type/use computer and phone. Employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work environment : May be exposed to uncomfortable or distracting sounds or noise levels on sites as well as wet and/or humid conditions, construction debris, dust, construction material fumes and odors, moving mechanical parts, high and underground precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, all weather conditions, extreme cold and extreme heat, and occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and risk of vibration; must work outside in varying weather/driving conditions combined with regular work time indoors.
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Electrician

Aerotek
Winchester, VA
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An Electrician I installs basic electrical equipment and systems in accordance with all applicable plans, specifications, codes, and industry standards.

Assembling, installing, testing, and maintaining electrical or electronic wiring, conduit, cable, equipment, components and devices associated with electrical equipment, following blueprints of electrical layouts and building plans.
Installing and mounting electronic controls, device, panels, sensors, and components. Performing interlock wiring as required. Testing electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices. Inspecting installation sites and studying work orders, building plans, and installation manuals in order to determine materials requirements and installation procedures. Diagnosing malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem. Directing and training workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Reading contract drawings. Skills: Cable puller, Electrical, Troubleshooting, Conduit bending, conduit, industrial equipment, industrial instrumentation, installation, Millwright Top Skills Details Skills: Cable puller, Electrical, Troubleshooting, Conduit bending, conduit, industrial equipment, industrial instrumentation, installation, Millwright Additional Skills & Qualifications: The incumbent has at least four (4) years of experience working in the electrical industry. About Aerotek: We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com. The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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Electrician

Aerotek
Winchester, VA
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* An Electrician I installs basic electrical equipment and systems in accordance with all applicable plans, specifications, codes, and industry standards.

* Assembling, installing, testing, and maintaining electrical or electronic wiring, conduit, cable, equipment, components and devices associated with electrical equipment, following blueprints of electrical layouts and building plans.
* Installing and mounting electronic controls, device, panels, sensors, and components.
* Performing interlock wiring as required.
* Testing electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices.
* Inspecting installation sites and studying work orders, building plans, and installation manuals in order to determine materials requirements and installation procedures.
* Diagnosing malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
* Directing and training workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
* Reading contract drawings.
*Skills:*
* Cable puller
* Electrical
* Troubleshooting
* Conduit bending
* Conduit
* Industrial equipment
* Industrial instrumentation
* Installation
* Millwright
*Additional Skills & Qualifications:*
* At least four (4) years of experience working in the electrical industry
*Qualified candidates who apply to this posting directly will receive an interview within 48 hours of application.*

About Aerotek:
We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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Electrician

Aerotek
Winchester, VA
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Aerotek is hiring for electricians in the Winchester, VA area

Qualified candidates will preform the following:

  • Assembling, installing, testing, and maintaining electrical or electronic wiring, conduit, cable, equipment, components and devices associated with electrical equipment, following blueprints of electrical layouts and building plans.
  • Installing and mounting electronic controls, device, panels, sensors, and components.
  • Performing interlock wiring as required.
  • Testing electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices.
  • Inspecting installation sites and studying work orders, building plans, and installation manuals in order to determine materials requirements and installation procedures.
  • Diagnosing malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
  • Directing and training workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
  • Reading contract drawings.

Qualified candidates who apply to this posting directly will receive an interview within 48 hours of application

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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Electrician

Pro Power and Electric
Frederick, MD
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The journeyman electrician will work under the supervision of the General Manager. The journeyman electrician is highly trained on the installation, repair, maintenance, and safe removal of electrical components.
Requirements Represent company in a professional manner and hold client in your highest regard Plan construction methods and procedures to be able to complete the assigned electrical tasks Read, interpret, and execute drawings, schematics, blueprints, and electrical code specifications to complete commercial electrical equipment installations Test electrical and equipment and parts for continuity, current, voltage, and resistance as required Install and replace AC/DC motors and drives, transformers, motors, starters, and relays Install, repair, or replace electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, lighting, and alternative electrical parts Install, repair, or replace generators and industrial storage batteries Do preventive maintenance and testing of electrical systems (including power distribution equipment) Install electrical circuits, as well as panels, conduit, protecting devices, switches, and equipment Work on electrical failures and replace components wherever production time is often affected Correct connections and wiring on equipment controls wherever incorrect applications may cause harm and dangerous conditions May install, maintain, and connect electrical equipment and connected devices Comply with standards and procedures of industry, Safety Manual, and all safety rules Follow instructions from Foreman, Project Manager, and General Manager Other duties as assigned Essential skills and experience: Must hold a valid Journeyman Electrician License The ability to communicate with multiple parties from Employee to Customer, relate to a diverse group of individuals, maintain and build good working relationships, and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization Mechanical knowledge of machines and tools Knowledge of safety issues and regulations Excellent mathematical skills, including application and use in problem-solving Ability to coordinate own and others' actions and manage own time Strong understanding and expression of written and verbal English sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents Sensitivity to and ability to solve problems; ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong At least 5 years as a journeyman electrician, or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities Must be able to read electrical schematics, diagrams, and blueprints Knowledge of electrical codes Must possess communication skills, self-supervision, and respect for safety needs Must possess team spirit, and be able to work closely with coworkers, other contractors, and clients Must have valid drivers' license and own transportation as most locations aren't accessible with public transportation Must be self-motivated, proactive, resourceful, self-starter with energy and enthusiasm High School Diploma or Equivalent Ability to travel Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays, and must be ready to do overtime work if the need arises Well organized and able to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks and shifting priorities Professional, approachable manner, and reliable Attentive to detail and accuracy Valued but not required skills and experience: Experience in other trades/skills in contracting/general construction industry Reporting to this position: N/A Physical Demands: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the job. Physical demands: While performing the duties of job, employee is required to stand; walk; sit; drive; use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear; type/use computer and phone. Employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Work environment : May be exposed to uncomfortable or distracting sounds or noise levels on sites as well as wet and/or humid conditions, construction debris, dust, construction material fumes and odors, moving mechanical parts, high and underground precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, all weather conditions, extreme cold and extreme heat, and occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and risk of vibration; must work outside in varying weather/driving conditions combined with regular work time indoors.
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Electrician

Aerotek
Washington, DC
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Looking for electricians and foremen to support various Government contract opportunities including FAA and the Department of Transportation throughout the DMV area. Scope of work to include medium voltage and high voltage between 1,00kw and 6900kw, some low voltage, trench work, duct bank, underground utility, outside plant cable splicing, equipment operating, electrical distribution systems, electrical control systems, switch gear, industrial control systems. Various Government opportunities available!
*Skills & Qualifications:*
A valid driver's license
Education: High school Graduate, Holder of G.E.D., or equivalent studies/ experience
Osha 30
Knowledge of electrical code
Must be able to climb, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, squat, push, pull and reach overhead
Ability to be cleared for entrance into government facilities
*Qualified candidates who apply to this posting directly will receive an interview within 48 hours of application.*

About Aerotek:
We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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Journeyman Electrician

Aerotek
Alexandria, VA
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+ Performs a variety of electrical trade functions such as the installation, maintenance, or repair of equipment for the generation, distribution, or utilization of electric energy.

+ Work involves most of the following: installing or repairing any of a variety of electrical equipment such as generators, transformers, switchboards, controllers, circuit breakers, motors, heating units, conduit systems, or other transmission equipment; working from blueprints, drawings, layouts, or other specifications, locating and diagnosing trouble in the electrical system or equipment, and working standard computations.
+ Perform tasks that support the electrical infrastructure distribution system.

+ Install raceways and associated wires.

+ Provide technical support to engineering staff.

+ Troubleshoot electrical problems.

+ Replace/repair outdated electrical devices.

+ Perform electrical portion of build outs.

+ Perform other tasks as directed by his Supervisor.

**The ideal candidate:**

Must hold at least a Journeymen Electrical license.

Must have Six (6) or more years experience in maintenance and repairs on Commercial-Industrial building equipment to include but not limited to:

Generators, Transformers ,Switchboards, Controllers, Circuit breakers ,Motors, Heating units ,Conduit systems

Preferably will have a secret clearance

Working for a Government facility! Great work environment!

**About Aerotek:**

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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2,000 New Hire Bonus-Industrial Electrician

Quad
Purcellville, VA
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Production opportunities at Quad instill a sense of empowerment and possibility distinct from those at other employers. Quad's state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities include world-class automation and printing technology. This includes guided vehicles (driverless fork trucks) and world-class digital presses that give our clients a full range of options to produce personalized marketing products. Fueled by innovative, interesting days, you'll find hard work is good work, and feel a deep sense of pride in a job well done - something shared by your team and everyone in the community we call Quad.

Quad is currently seeking a highly motivated Industrial Electrician to add to our Electrical team at our Caperton Blvd location in Martinsburg, WV! We are looking for someone who has an education in Electronics or a related field, or a minimum of 3 years of electrical / electronic repair experience in a manufacturing environment. If that sounds like you, we would love to talk to you!
Qualifications:


Self-motivated, good communication skills and working relationships with others.
Individual must be proficient in the repair of a wide variety of equipment and have ability to work rotating 12 hour shifts (7:00am to 7:00pm and/or 7:00pm to 7:00am) including days, nights, weekends and holidays.
Individual must have experience programming PLC's and experience using PLC's as a troubleshooting tool is also preferred
Basic knowledge of AC/DC drive systems and various types of computer operated control circuitry.


Ability to utilize electrical ladder diagrams, electronic circuitry diagrams, and software programs to modify, repair, or improve equipment functionality.

Additional Company Information

We offer excellent benefits to eligible employees, including 401(k), holidays, vacations and more.

Quad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging - a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

Drug Free Workplace
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Average Salary For an Electrician

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for an Electrician is $49,755 per year or $24 per hour. The highest paying Electrician jobs have a salary over $67,000 per year while the lowest paying Electrician jobs pay $36,000 per year

Average Electrician Salary
$49,000 yearly
$24 hourly
Updated December 5, 2021
$36,000
10 %
$49,000
Median
$67,000
90 %

Highest Paying Cities For Electrician

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Puyallup, WA
$74,687
$35.91
Richmond, CA
$71,240
$34.25
Eugene, OR
$68,083
$32.73
Urban Honolulu, HI
$65,039
$31.27
New York, NY
$61,222
$29.43
Washington, DC
$54,346
$26.13

5 Common Career Paths For an Electrician

Foreman

A foreman is a skilled worker in the construction industry, usually a tenured or experienced construction worker. The construction site's foremen act as the bridge between construction supervisors and construction workers. The foreman is responsible for communicating instructions from supervisors, ensuring that all workers on site are assigned tasks, and ensuring that tasks are completed within the timeline. The foreman is also responsible for checking the quality of the work the workers are doing on-site, managing workers' schedules, and budgeting for needed materials. It is important that a foreman is responsible, trustworthy, and personable.

Maintenance Supervisor

A maintenance supervisor is responsible for directing and managing the overall maintenance department, inspecting the safety of operation equipment, and ensuring that everyone follows the standards and regulatory procedures to keep the production area safe and efficient. Maintenance supervisor duties also include delegating tasks to the maintenance personnel, evaluating the site condition regularly, reviewing inventory, and requesting stocks as necessary. They must also keep track of incident reports and connect with the operations management for any concerns and recommendations.

Field Service Technician

Field service technicians are skilled professionals who manage the technical needs of their clients outside the company's physical office space. They are usually on the field to visit their clients and check up on clients' equipment. Field service technicians are dispatched to provide technical support. They oversee installations, repairs, or maintenance activities. They ensure that all the work needed is done well. They also conduct diagnostic activities and troubleshooting. Field service technicians also supervise any updating or changes needed to be done in their clients' offices. They are expected to have good analytical skills, communication skills, and highly technical skills.

Owner

Owners, in the most basic sense, own the business, company, or organization. They are responsible for building the business. They create business plans and the general vision and mission of the company, set goals, work on these goals, and ensure that the business keeps running. They manage all aspects of their business, from finances to marketing to people, etc. When the business becomes stable, owners eventually hire more employees. As such, owners also become overseers who would ensure that the organization remains afloat.

Lead Electrician

A Lead Electrician is the one who does the maintenance, inspection, and repair, and installation of needed equipment and other electric-related things. They are the one who supervises and monitors the job of the Electrician, plans and takes action to every happening and problem that they can encounter. They also do the planning of schedule and the process of conducting an equipment check-up and maintenance. Also, they need to be knowledgeable when it comes to repairing and installing needed material and equipment.

Illustrated Career Paths For an Electrician

Electrician FAQs

Is electrician a good career?

Becoming an electrician is a good career that gives you practical skills. Once certified as a journeyman electrician, you have a trade that you can use anywhere in the world, as well as in your own home. Electricians are paid the most out of all the trades.

It is important to note that electricians have higher than average injuries, including shocks, cuts, burns, and bruises. It is physical work in both indoor and outdoor environments year-round, sometimes in cramped spaces or climbing towers. Working with live electricity makes safety a priority.

There are different directions you can take with your career after you master the basics as an apprentice. Once certified, you can have your own business or work for a larger company. You can work in residential electricity, or at the industrial level.

You may specialize in solar power or the electrical systems of boats or planes. Some jobs can involve more theory and programming, while others require more travel and physical challenges. The pay scale increases the longer you work, and the benefits and retirement packages are secure.

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Is there a high demand for electricians?

Yes, there is a high demand for electricians due to an increased shortage in skilled labor, which was exaggerated through COVID-19, leading to higher-than-average early retirement.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the younger generation has not shown as much interest in the trades, which still experiences average levels of annual growth.

Overall there has been an increasing shortage of skilled labor, and COVID-19 has led to more than average early retirements in the industry. The need for electricians goes hand in hand with new construction and our technology that relies on electricity. US electrical consumption is expected to continue to grow.

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What jobs can a qualified electrician do?

A qualified electrician can design, install, maintain or repair electrical systems. This broad description leads to a long list of many actual jobs a qualified electrician can do.

A qualified electrician is a "journeyman electrician" who has passed a certification test after 4 - 5 years of training as an apprentice. As a qualified electrician, you can:

  • Interpret blueprints and mechanical drawings

  • Install electrical equipment

  • Follow electrical codes and work safely around electricity

  • Replacing and updating older systems

  • Troubleshoot and repair power issues and wiring

There are many directions an electrician can take their skillset. Each field of specialization may vary in salary, as well as the job environment. Here are some examples of different electrician jobs:

  • Residential electrician, wiring in homes

  • Lineman, working on electrical grid lines

  • Renewable energy technician, solar and wind power work

  • Automotive, marine, or avionics electrician, complex wiring for transport vessels

  • Substation electrician, handling a large amount of power delivered to homes

  • Industrial electrician, working in a manufacturing setting

  • Commercial electrician, wiring of larger structural building projects

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