Electrician

The Electrician installs and repairs electrical wiring. He/She often works as a freelancer or works for a construction or electrical unit. He/She may also install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems. He has extensive knowledge of electrical systems and wiring.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understands and applies blueprints and technical diagrams
  • Installs, maintains and repairs electrical control, wiring, and lighting systems
  • Plans the layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures
  • Performs all work in a manner that meets and follows electrical codes, blueprints, and standards
  • Connects electrical systems to power lines to provide electricity to the building
  • Repairs and replaces equipment, electrical wiring, or fixtures
  • Inspects electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes
  • Performs preventative maintenance on electrical systems and components
  • Performs effective troubleshooting to identify hazards or malfunctions and repair or substitute damaged units

Job Requirements/Qualifications

  • Completion of an electrician program at a technical or trade school preferred
  • Proven experience working as an electrician for more than 3 years
  • Knowledgeable in reading and understanding electrical blueprints, schematics, and diagrams
  • Working knowledge of electrical theory, and the associated principles, materials, and equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to operate hand and power tools associated with electrical work

Skills needed for this role

The Electrician must have knowledge of low and medium voltage systems, equipment, substations, and primary power distribution. He must have good communications skills, ability to interact with other skilled trade professionals, designers, and clients. He should also possess a strong understanding of electrical controls and schematics to test and troubleshoot complex electrical systems.

Career Level

Skilled Worker

Job Specializations

Construction, Electrical