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Become An Interior Communications Electrician

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Working As An Interior Communications Electrician

  • 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 Interior Communications Electrician Do At Vectrus

* installation, maintenance, generation, distribution or repair of equipment for the generation, distribution, or utilization of electric energy.
* Performs the electrical duties necessary to maintain all buildings and structures in good repair.
* Responsible for the equipment and tools necessary to perform such work.
* Plans, coordinates, and works all activities associated with the daily operation of the power plant to include all repairs and maintenance
* Must be able to troubleshoot and identify problems.
* Installs or repairs a variety of electrical equipment such as: transformers, switchboards, controllers, circuit breakers, motors, heating units, conduit systems, or other transmission equipment including underground power cables.
* Works from blueprints, drawings, layouts, or other specifications.
* Locates and diagnoses trouble in the electrical system or equipment.
* Works standard computations relating to load requirements of wiring and electrical equipment.
* Uses a variety of electrician's hand tools and measuring and testing instruments.
* Works on electrical lines to include 23KV.
* Maintenance of airfield lighting to include Strobe lights and their associate equipment.
* Follows, develops and implements a viable safety/preventive maintenance program.
* May be required to climb poles using safety harness.
* Operates motor vehicles and shop equipment.
* Substation maintenance: repair and maintain transformers 115KV to 24 V and all associated equipment.
* Performs maintenance and installation on street lights and traffic signals.
* Installs and maintains low-voltage (480/277, 600 volts) and below (50/60 HZ) single and multi-phase power wiring.
* Installs feeder and branch circuits including conduit, service wire, fuse and breaker panels, switches, outlets, junction and outlet boxes, lighting fixtures, splices, connectors, and ground wiring for red and black installations.
* Ensures that the material used and workmanship meets the requirements of the applicable technical and safety standards.
* Performs power quality measurements on the commercial and technical power of the facility and plans actions for correction of any deficiencies
* Participates on teams installing complex communications equipment; provides guidance to team members on proper electrical connection and grounding requirements.
* Contributes electrical design input to engineering installation plans and engineering change proposals.
* Uses US Air Force quality procedures to ensure that the material used and workmanship meet the requirements of applicable DoD and military specification, criteria, procedures, and technical /safety standards.
* Manages and participates in team installing power and grounding for complex communication equipment, ensuring proper electrical connection and operation.
* Able to maneuver in small spaces and lift up to 50lbs.
* Responsible for generator safety program and related safety and fire issues.
* Performs and implements procedures necessary to maintain continuous uninterrupted emergency power.
* Serves as Fuel Tank custodian.
* Plans and implements refueling schedule.
* Maintains large, medium and small diesel engines.
* Required to comply with PPE requirements and standards.
* Responsible to perform all assigned duties as safely and efficiently as possible to maintain a safe work environment in accordance with all applicable rules and standards including, but not limited to, OSHA and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Codes and Standards.
* Must be able to troubleshoot and identify problems.
* Works job assignments, researches and requisitions materials, and prepares necessary documents and reports.
* Schedules work and verifies quality of work performed.
* Able to read and interpret Work Orders, parts requests, drawings/schematics/ blueprints and manuals in order to accomplish assigned duties.
* Accomplishes periodic inspections, recurring maintenance requirements and associated documentation
* Maintains systems to conform to written guidance and applicable changes.
* Maintains required operating forms and records and assures proper use of all assigned shop equipment.
* Complete jobs using a variety of hand tools, portable power tools, shop equipment, standard measuring instruments, make standard shop computations relating dimensions of work, and select materials necessary for the work.
* Makes adjustments to, and maintain shop equipment, and hand-tools to ensure proper operation.
* Requires working scheduled and unscheduled overtime work including areas other than respective skilled trade.
* Perform other duties as assigned in accordance with contractual, functional and mission requirements.
* Position is classified as mission essential and requires employee to shelter at work site and respond to disasters and other contingency operations.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* Various hand tools, schematics, test and diagnostic equipment.
* Able to lift minimum of 50 pounds.
* Able to stand or sit for long periods of time
* Indoors and outdoors; office, medical and/or industrial environment.
* Position is classified as mission essential and requires employee to shelter at work location and to respond to disasters or other contingency operations

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How To Become An Interior Communications Electrician

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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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • French

  • Danish

  • Chinese

  • Russian

  • Dari

  • Hmong

  • Korean

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Top Interior Communications Electrician Skills

  1. Telephone Systems
  2. Communication Systems
  3. USS
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  • Performed maintenance on mission critical Audio Visual Display Systems, Telephone Systems and Television Distribution Systems to prevent further problems.
  • Researched and investigated the repair of several Vital Communication Systems.
  • Maintain all telecommunication systems at various Navy bases Served 2.5 year aboard USS Frank Cable (AS-40) Sub Tender
  • Experienced in troubleshooting and repair of ships navigation, communications, air conditioning refrigeration and safety equipment.
  • Installed, maintained and repaired alarm systems, amplifiers and communication circuitry.

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