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Become A Journeyman

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Working As A Journeyman

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

  • $51,880

    Average Salary

What Does A Journeyman Do At Iheartmedia

* Reports to Crew Chief
* Construct, install, maintain, upgrade, and remove outdoor advertising structures under the direction of crew chief.
* Operate independently and fill in for crew chief
* Operate trucks, cranes and other heavy equipment, valid driver’s license and NCCCO certification.
* Responsible for their portion of required paperwork related to the implementation and completion of a job.
* Including but not limited to: time cards, work orders, safety-compliance, and vehicle and equipment inspections.
* Responsible for assisting crew chief to address all issues that arise on sites with little or no assistance from branch.
* First line of support is Quantum Regional Manager.
* Able to work alone or in crew with minimal supervision.
* Is required to have a valid CDL driver’s license and a valid NCCCO certification

What Does A Journeyman Do At Aecom

* Maintain, repair and install the building’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning and associated controls and piping, and other building mechanical equipment such as steam generators, heat exchangers, pumps, chillers and cooling towers.
* May remove and install insulation, as required.
* Repair, replace, and check high and low pressure chillers, motors blowers, belts and controls; checks all safety devices and controls, replacing and repairing when needed clean air handlers, blowers, ducts and similar apparatus, overhauls compressors, condensers and other equipment as needed.
* Make mechanical and electrical (480 volts or below) alterations, as required, to the air conditioning equipment, heating, ventilation, air conditioning controls, and other mechanical equipment.
* Respond to requests for service adjustments and other trouble calls.
* Troubleshoot design and system control problems and make emergency repairs, as required.
* Maintain accurate log of CFC usage and repairs to CFC equipment and other monitoring equipment.
* Perform preventative maintenance, equipment lubrication, and daily inspections in accordance with a well defined program.
* Institute a corrective action and/or inform supervisor of any deficiencies found in the course of performing the job.
* Utilize diagnostic test equipment and other related tools of the trade.
* Perform other related work as assigned.
* Supervise repair personnel as assigned.
* This is a twelve (12) month temporary assignment with the potential to develop into a full time opportunity

What Does A Journeyman Do At Centurylink

* Preventive Maintenance of HVAC and associated equipment.
* Troubleshooting and repair of HVAC and associated equipment.
* Preventive maintenance of all other critical infrastructure equipment and manage third party vendors providing additional
* services, such as preventive maintenance and repair of critical infrastructure where self performing is not available within
* the assigned sites.
* Troubleshooting and repair of all other critical infrastructure equipment.
* Perform tasks associated with all
* phases of critical infrastructure management, maintenance, repair, engineering of a variety of equipment within a
* telecommunications center environment.
* Administrative duties, email, Oracle, SharePoint, etc. and manage and track spend, use Oracle applications and other
* web based applications.
* Efficiencies, engineering, analysis, tracking and managing vendors

What Does A Journeyman Do At J.B. Hunt Transport

* and RESPONSIBILITIES** include the following.
* Other duties may be assigned.
* Rebuild and paint wrecked trucks as assigned.
* Attend safety meetings.
* Assist other employees in the shop as needed.
* Provide in-house training as needed.
* Participate in maintaining the cleanliness and paint of the facility.
* Prepare paperwork documenting daily work performed.
* Maintain respirator log.
* Operate wrecker to move trucks into shop to be repaired.
* Provide equipment repair as needed for shop/employees.
* Perform other related duties as required or assigned

What Does A Journeyman Do At Hobby Lobby

* Identify and troubleshoot commercial type air conditioning and heating units including, the adjustment, repair and/or replacement of compressors, fans, heat exchangers, VFD exhaust fans, natural gas components, sheet metal/flex duct work, filter changes, EMS controls, safety devices etc.
* Perform general commercial maintenance with associated scheduled and unscheduled preventive maintenance tasks on equipment such as RTUs, chillers, air handlers, rack heaters and exhaust fans.
* The individual must have good analytical skills and attention to details with the ability to read and interpret blueprints, plans and manuals.
* Job Description
* Requirements

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How To Become A Journeyman

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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Journeyman Career Paths

General Foreman Project Manager General Manager
Area Manager
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Journeyman Electrician Maintenance Electrician Maintenance Technician
Chief Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineer Project Engineer
Construction Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Mechanic Operator Foreman
Construction Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Maintenance Supervisor Facilities Manager
Director Of Facilities
11 Yearsyrs
Technician Service Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Software Engineer
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Technician Engineering Technician Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Lead Person Production Manager Estimator
Estimator Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Lead Person Maintenance Technician Facilities Maintenance Manager
Facilities Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Mechanic Forklift Operator Carpenter
General Contractor
6 Yearsyrs
Journeyman/Foreman Foreman
General Superintendent
11 Yearsyrs
Journeyman Electrician Foreman Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Foreman Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Electrician Technician Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Foreman Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Service Technician Operations Manager Safety Manager
Project Safety Manager
9 Yearsyrs
General Foreman General Superintendent
Project Superintendent
10 Yearsyrs
Electrician Maintenance Supervisor Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Technician Specialist Account Manager
Regional Manager
8 Yearsyrs
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Carrier

  • German

  • Dakota

  • Russian

  • Portuguese

  • Japanese

  • Korean

  • Tagalog

  • Italian

  • Czech

  • Cheyenne

  • Cherokee

  • Navajo

  • Arabic

  • Vietnamese

  • Romanian

  • Hindi

  • Mandarin

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Top Journeyman Skills

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Military Personnel
  3. Rigid Conduit
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Trained and mentored all employees on company's safety procedures and made certain all employees followed very strict polices and guidelines.
  • Managed Air Force retention programs, assists military personnel in making career decisions, and advised on benefit programs.
  • Installed rigid conduit to pumping stations, remote control panels and work stations.
  • Read blueprints and did layout for installations, repairs and modifications.
  • Set up HVAC building automation systems on new and old equipment.

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