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Working As An Electrician Technician

  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $50,297

    Average Salary

What Does An Electrician Technician Do At Joint Alliance Staffing

* Perform work in the design, installation, construction, modification, repair and maintenance of electrical apparatuses, equipment and systems; may act as lead worker to other classified staff in the area; and perform related work as required.
* Inspect, isolate, troubleshoot and repair electrical malfunctions using various test instruments; maintain and repair fire alarm, programmable lighting and access systems; test electrical equipment for safety and efficiency; plan the layout and wiring of new or remodeled installations; fabricate electrical parts; inspect completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations; inspect related work performed by contractors; estimate cost, time and materials for electrical projects; participate in the maintenance and operations of an electrical shop; clean, maintain and service tools and equipment used in the performance of duties.
* ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES Troubleshoots, repairs and maintains electrical distribution systems including electric motors, electric controls, fire alarms, and clock systems.
* Installs, troubleshoots and repairs new equipment and systems, including all campus lights and programmable lighting controls.
* Monitors work done by outside contractors for adherence to National Electrical Code Requirements and reports back to supervisor.
* Assists in the writing of specifications for repairs and new construction.
* Maintains appropriate service and repair records.
* Researches, purchases and inventories equipment parts, chemicals and supplies.
* Responds to routine and emergency calls for repairs and service.
* May train and direct the work of other classified staff in the area

What Does An Electrician Technician Do At Exelon

* Associates Degree in Power Plant Technology, Engineering Technology, or Electronics OR
* HS Diploma with minimum of 18 months of trade or technical training in Power Plant Technology
* Successfully complete the training requirements and time in job requirements for the position including previously passing the EEI TECH test
* Availability for rotating shift work and overtime as required
* Good oral and written communication skill
* Basic computer skills
* Understanding of power plant prints
* Valid driver's license and access to an insured vehicle
* Ability to work in a power plant environment that includes climbing and walking long distances
* Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
* Preferred:
* Experience
* o Allen Bradley
* o Slick 5
* o Siemens T3K
* o CEMS
* o High Voltage
* o PLC5
* o Relay and Protection
* The incumbent in this position must be able to communicate across all levels of the organization.
* The O & M Technician must have previously passed testing requirements and qualifications before performing this role.
* The O & M Technician electrical blocking knowledge must have continued to increase
* The preceding position description is intended to provide the general nature and level of work to be performed by employees within this classification.
* It is not intended to be a detailed description of the position or a comprehensive listing of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position, nor is it intended to indicate the exact amounts of time an individual will perform various position duties

What Does An Electrician Technician Do At Dow Chemical

* Duties could include, but are not limited to installing, connecting, maintaining and troubleshooting:
* o Low and medium voltage motor control systems, switchgear, transformers, substations instrument cable and signal cable
* o Building and area lighting systems
* o Electric motors and generators
* o Motor drives systems (synch./induction/DC/VFD)
* o UPS systems and other power conversion devices

What Does An Electrician Technician Do At Nestle

* Repair, replace and instal sensors, actuators, transformers, controllers, curcuit breakers, motors, heating units, electric eyes, conduit systems, swithces, defective writing, etc.
* Follow lockout-tagout procedure and all other safety requirements
* Follow GMP dress code and other GMP requirements
* Troubleshoot, repair, replace PLC s, Servo and Frequency Drives and related electronic hardware, and demonstrate software configuration and trouble shooting skills of same.
* Show knowledge of test equipment such as analog and digital multi meter, signal generator, oscilloscope, etc.
* Use blue prints and wiring diagrams to plan and execute electrical repairs and installations
* Performs assigned electronic duties as required
* Show basic mechanical knowledge
* Replace burned out bulbs and fuses; repair and install light fixtures
* Make proper use of tools such as hacksaws, pipe benders, pipe threaders, hammers and screw drivers, splice wires and install conduit, panel boards, swithch boxes, motors and drives and other electrical equipment
* May test or recommend new equipment in the electronic field, stying abreast of latest state of the art technology
* Employee shall follow Franklin Park Factory safety & environmental objectives & targets, follow the plant safety rules, report incidents & unsafe conditions immediately, maintain compliance with regulations, and refer to the Safety & Environmental Management System(s) on all related procedures and programs.
* Identify and perform preventative and predictive maintenance activities.
* Enter data into computerized maintenance systems to help justify department staffing.
* Participation on preventative and predictive maintenance teams and continuous improvement teams.
* Must be able to communicate effectively with all plant personnel.
* Performs additional duties as assigned by supervisor.
* Qualifications

What Does An Electrician Technician Do At Penske

* Identify and determine parts required for each retro-fitting project
* Install any and all accessories assigned to each job
* Maintain work area appearance and safety
* Road test vehicles when necessary
* Perform duties with little or no supervision and in a timely and efficient manner
* Other projects and tasks as assigned by supervisor
* years practical experience (or an equivalent combination of related education and experience)
* High School Diploma or equivalent required
* Vocational/technical school preferred
* Experience with vehicle accessory installation that includes electrical accessories
* Proficiency in the use of all tools of trade (including welding equipment, paint equipment, shop machines, and power tools) required
* A valid Driver's License required
* Basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook required

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How To Become An Electrician Technician

Although most electricians learn through an apprenticeship, some start out by attending a technical school. Most states require electricians to be licensed. For more information, contact your local or state electrical licensing board.


A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Some electricians start out by attending a technical school. Many technical schools offer programs related to circuitry, safety practices, and basic electrical information. Graduates usually receive credit toward their apprenticeship.

After completing their initial training, electricians may be required to take continuing education courses. These courses are usually related to safety practices, changes to the electrical code, and training from manufacturers in specific products.


Most electricians learn their trade in a 4- or 5-year apprenticeship program. For each year of the program, apprentices must complete at least 144 hours of technical training and 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training.

In the classroom, apprentices learn electrical theory, blueprint reading, mathematics, electrical code requirements, and safety and first-aid practices. They also may receive specialized training related to soldering, communications, fire alarm systems, and elevators.

Several groups, including unions and contractor associations, sponsor apprenticeship programs. Many apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans. The basic qualifications to enter an apprenticeship program are as follows:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High school education or equivalent
  • One year of algebra
  • Qualifying score on an aptitude test
  • Pass substance abuse screening

Some electrical contractors have their own training programs, which are not recognized apprenticeship programs but include both classroom and on-the-job training. Although most workers enter apprenticeships directly, some electricians enter apprenticeship programs after working as a helper. The Home Builders Institute offers a preapprenticeship certificate training (PACT) program for eight construction trades, including electricians.

After completing an apprenticeship program, electricians are considered to be journey workers and may perform duties on their own, subject to any local or state licensing requirements. Because of this comprehensive training, those who complete apprenticeship programs qualify to do both construction and maintenance work.

Some states may require a master electrician to either perform or supervise the work.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states require electricians to pass a test and be licensed. Requirements vary by state. For more information, contact your local or state electrical licensing board. Many of the requirements can be found on the National Electrical Contractors Association’s website.

The tests have questions related to the National Electrical Code, and state and local electrical codes, all of which set standards for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment.

Important Qualities

Business skills. Self-employed electricians must be able to bid on new jobs, track inventory, and plan payroll and work assignments. 

Color vision. Electricians must identify electrical wires by color.

Critical-thinking skills. Electricians perform tests and use the results to diagnose problems. For example, when an outlet is not working, they may use a multimeter to check the voltage, amperage, or resistance to determine the best course of action.

Customer-service skills. Residential electricians work with people on a regular basis. They should be friendly and be able to address customers’ questions.

Physical stamina. Electricians often need to move around all day while running wire and connecting fixtures to the wire.

Physical strength. Electricians need to be strong enough to move heavy components, which may weigh up to 50 pounds.

Troubleshooting skills. Electricians find, diagnose, and repair problems. For example, if a motor stops working, they perform tests to determine the cause of its failure and then, depending on the results, fix or replace the motor.

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Electrician Technician Career Paths

Electrician Technician
Field Service Technician Systems Administrator Engineer
Chief Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Supervisor Operations Manager General Manager
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Electrician Maintenance Supervisor Operations Manager
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Industrial Electrician Maintenance Supervisor Construction Manager
Commissioning Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Supervisor Project Manager
Construction Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Manager Property Manager General Contractor
Construction Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Manager Controls Engineer Project Controls Engineer
Controls Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Field Service Technician Systems Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Electrical Technician Electrical Engineer Project Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Electrical Supervisor Field Engineer Estimator
Estimator Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Maintenance Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Electrical Supervisor Maintenance Manager Facilities Maintenance Manager
Facilities Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Instrument Technician Project Manager Property Manager
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Industrial Electrician Electrical Foreman General Foreman
General Superintendent
11 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Equipment Operator Electrician
Lead Electrician
6 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Electrician Maintenance Technician
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Field Service Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineering Technician Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Electrical Technician Field Service Technician Service Manager
Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Instrument Technician Field Engineer Project Engineer
Project Superintendent
10 Yearsyrs
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Electrician Technician 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

  • Carrier

  • Portuguese

  • Vietnamese

  • Arabic

  • Turkish

  • German

  • Persian

  • Ukrainian

  • Romanian

  • Dakota

  • Russian

  • Polish

  • Italian

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Top Skills for An Electrician Technician


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Top Electrician Technician Skills

  1. PLC
  2. Motor Control
  3. Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Understand DC and AC principles and components including motors, controllers, and PLC's.
  • Test and repair electrical grounds for 3 phase motors, clean and repair motor control centers low and medium voltage.
  • Conducted quality control checks on preformed maintenance, all tools used, and safety procedures to ensure highest quality level possible.
  • Experience installing electrical conduit and circuit modifications.
  • Install electrical systems, apparatus, and components.

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