Master Electrician Job Openings - 12 Jobs

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    $89,856

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    Agile Coach Scrum
    Bartech Group

    Ashburn, VA

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    $51,880

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    Journeyman Electrician
    Trillium

    Ashburn, VA

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    $47,416

    Plumber Master or
    Backflow Technology, LLC

    Ashburn, VA

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    $107,897

    Master Principal Sales Engineer - Cloud Security Architect
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    $107,897

    Master Principal Sales Engineer - Cloud Security Architect - South East Region
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    $51,880

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    Master Electrician
    Ke'Aki Technologies, LLC

    Adelphi, MD

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    $51,880

    Electrician Master DC
    Ascension Health

    Washington, DC

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    $51,880

    Master Electricians
    Sevenstar Hr

    Falls Church, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,880

    Master Electrician
    Alaka'Ina Foundation Family of Companies

    Adelphi, MD

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    $51,880

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    Electrician Master DC
    Ascension

    Washington, DC

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    $51,880

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    Master Electrician
    NVE, Inc.

    Herndon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $51,880

    Master Electrician
    Evigilant

    Lorton, VA

Master Electrician Jobs

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$51,880

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What does a Master Electrician do

A Master Electrician installs, maintains, and repairs electrical systems in private homes or commercial properties. They also supervise the work performed by journeymen, ensure proper staffing, and monitor the quality, as well as prepare and submit work documentation.

how to become a Master 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.

Education

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.

Training

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 Master Electrician Skills

Many of the most in demand skills for master electrician jobs include:
  1. Electrical Systems
  2. General Contractors
  3. Rigid Conduit
An example of how the top skills appear on a resume would include the following:
  • Directed layout and planning for electrical systems, supervised electrical apprentices, electrical installations, electrical services work.
  • Cultivated excellent relationships with customers and General Contractors, resulting in a strong base of referral business.
  • Run rigid conduit, GRC, stainless steel, aluminum and PVC coated GRC.
  • Performed electrical maintenance on facility electrical equipment for 24/7 industrial printing facility.
  • Developed and executed Facility Capital Plans.

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Top Master Electrician Employers

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Top 10 Master Electrician Employers

Master Electrician positions seems to be very popular at American Music Group, Ltd where they currently get hired the most.

The following companies have a high demand for Master Electrician jobs:
  1. Fluor Corporation
  2. IBEW Local
  3. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
  4. Emcor Government Services

Overall, there are 10 companies that have hired for Master Electrician candidates.

American Music Group, Ltd, Fluor Corporation, IBEW Local, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Emcor Government Services, Capital Electric and Construction Inc., International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Inglett & Stubbs, Inc., Home Depot, Various Companies

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