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Become A Licensed Electrician

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Working As A Licensed 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

  • $51,880

    Average Salary

What Does A Licensed Electrician Do At Kbrwyle

* Monitor and maintain electrical building systems and equipment to operate at optimal levels.
* Diagnose malfunctioning electrical systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
* Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters and voltmeters to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
* Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components and install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors.
* Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
* Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
* Provide preliminary sketches and cost estimates for materials and services.
* Perform related tasks, such as digging trenches to lay conduit and moving and lifting heavy objects.
* Direct and train workers to install, maintain, or repair basic electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
* Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
* Perform business management duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing reports and ordering supplies and equipment.
* Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs as needed

What Does A Licensed Electrician Do At Williams International

* Performs and coordinates construction, modifications, repair, and maintenance of all electrical systems and heaters/air conditioners.
* Participates in design and retrofit discussions; and, investigates and helps to specify all electrical systems and equipment to ensure quality, safety, and proper performance in accordance with company needs and NFPA/NEC code requirements.
* Installs, maintains, and repairs electrical systems and equipment such as motors, transformers, switch gear, control systems, and the like for machinery and building infrastructure utilizing internal and external professionals where required.
* Performs wiring and connection of power drops from buss systems to manufacturing equipment.
* Connects, checks, and installs low voltage wiring through 480V systems.
* Supports other maintenance activities as required.
* Requirements
* High school diploma or equivalent plus Master or Journeyman Electrician License.
* Minimum five to eight years of experience.
* Experience with commercial and industrial building systems and manufacturing equipment.
* Fluency in electrical codes, electrical terminology, precise conduit bending skills, failure diagnosis, and wire and cable routing.
* Project planning experience and ability to read and understand electrical schematics.
* Ability to perform essential functions of this position by using ladders, scaffolding, hoists, etc., for all work required in high places.
* Ability to lift and carry parts and fixtures weighing up to 50 pounds.
* Responsible for and accountable for product safety and the quality of work, including, as a minimum, all elements defined in the Company’s Quality Policy

What Does A Licensed Electrician Do At Delta Construction Partners

* Must have 6+ years of experience in hospital and commercial electrical construction projects out of the ground until completion.
* Experience with MEP contractor a plus Must have journeyman or master electrician license Must be able to read and understand blueprints, detail drawings, and specifications Strong track record of managing all aspects of customer relations with the GC including attending weekly meetings and back charges Excellent safety record & strong respect for OSHA requirements and procedures Must have an excellent understanding of NEC codes Must be an excellent leader and trainer and skills required to manage subordinates Must have good communication skills, both oral & written Must be very organized and time-management skills Experience in managing and storing materials Experience with the submittal process and scopes of work as it relates to the project Must have a stable work history COMPENSATION: A strong total compensation package will be offered; however, details will only be disclosed during the interview process.
* Best Regards, Barbara Montgomery, Vice President & Executive Recruiter Delta Construction Partners, Inc.
* Central Ave.
* Suite 400 St.
* Petersburg, FL 33701 Wk: (727) 822
* Fax: (727) 342
* Over the past 5 years, Delta Construction Partners has helped hundreds of Electrical construction professionals find the industry's best Electrical management positions including : Electrical construction President, ElectricalVice President, ElectricalCOO, Electrical Operations and Branch Manager, Electrical Division Manager, Electrical Senior Project Manager, Electrical Project Manager, Electrical Assistant Project Manager, ElectricalChief Estimator, Electrical Senior Estimator, Electrical Estimator, Electrical Project Executive, Electrical Superintendent, Electrical Regional Manager, Electrical AUTOCAD/3D BIM Manager, Electrical Business Development positions, Electrical, Electrical apprentice and other Electrical jobs with the nation's top Electrical

What Does A Licensed Electrician Do At Peopleready

* Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: Measure, cut, and bend wire and conduit, using measuring instruments and hand tools.
* Maintain tools, vehicles, and equipment and keep parts and supplies in order.
* Perform semi-skilled and unskilled laboring duties related to the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of electrical systems and equipment

What Does A Licensed Electrician Do At Bixby Electric, Inc.

Install and repair electrical equipment and fixtures Install various types of raceway and cable tray systems Troubleshoot motor and control systems Perform routine maintenance on electrical wiring and systems Adhere to all quality and safety codes

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How To Become A Licensed 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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Top Licensed Electrician Skills

  1. Conduit Pipe
  2. New Electrical Systems
  3. Safety Codes
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Install new electrical systems and repair old ones.
  • Field service maintenance, troubleshooting and repair, Security System & CCTV Installation.
  • Assist in the new installations of electrical equipment in renovated commercial facilities in the building of a medical supply center.
  • Install, repair, and maintain electrical controls, switching and motor controls.
  • Installed EMT for all power to each floor.

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