An electrician is responsible for performing various electrical tasks such as installation, repair and maintenance. As an electrician, the responsibility to discuss the extent of repairs and explain to clients how to take better care of their appliances and electrical systems. Electricians work with blueprints when they install electrical systems in factories, office buildings, homes and other structures. Blueprints indicate the locations of lighting fixtures, power distribution equipment such as transformers and switchboards, outlets, load centers, panel boards and other equipment. Blueprints also indicate how the structure or facility is circuited. Electricians must follow the National Electric Code and comply with State and local building codes when they install these systems In most commercial, industrial and institutional facilities, they place conduit (pipe or tubing) inside designated partitions, walls or other concealed areas. They also surface mount these conduits and install PVC or rigid steel conduit underground in trenches. They install various sizes of metal boxes that will enclose electrical switches and outlets. They then pull insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between these boxes. In lighter construction, such as residential and light commercial, plastic-covered wire or metal clad cable usually is used instead of conduit.
Regardless of the type of wire used, electricians connect it to circuit breakers, transformers or other components. They join the wires in boxes with various specially designed connectors. After they finish the wiring, they use testing equipment, such as ohmmeters, voltmeters and ammeters to check the circuits for proper connections, ensuring electrical compatibility and safety of components. In addition to wiring a building’s electrical system, electricians may install coaxial or fiber optic cable for computers and other telecommunications equipment. A growing number of electricians install telephone systems, computer wiring and equipment, streetlights, intercom systems and fire alarm and security systems. They also may connect motors to electrical power and install electronic controls for industrial equipment.
Maintenance work varies greatly, depending on where the electrician is employed. Electricians who specialize in residential work may rewire a home and replace an old fuse box with a new electrical service to accommodate additional appliances. Those who work in large factories may repair motors, transformers, generators and electronic controllers on machine tools and industrial robots. Those in office buildings and small plants may repair all types of electrical equipment.
Electricians work in both extreme hot and cold conditions, inside and outside.
This position will also assist in other areas as needed. This position requires an average of 20 to 40 hours per week.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to):
- Lead a team of up to 4 in the performance of electrical maintenance and repair work on residential and commercial PV installs.
- Install electrical construction within mall buildings, wiring lighting, bending EMT conduit, pulling wiring for new circuits.
- Measure, cut, bend, thread, assemble and install electrical conduit, including EMT, rigid and PVC pipe.
- Install and terminate MCC cabinets, junction boxes, switches along with other electrical equipment.
- Install conduit systems including PVC, rigid, IMC, stainless and PVC coat conduits.
- Fit solid PVC and galvanize conduit systems that include all types of bends and directional changes.
- Install and terminate various MCC’s and DCS cabinets, instruments, motors and transformers.
- Install electric power board, gutter, VFD, panel-trans, rigid conduit for LACT building electrical systems.
- Service overhead line conductors 7,200/12,470/69,000 VAC, direct bury cables and those in underground ducts and conduits.
- Install equipment such as transformers, capacitors, regulators, load control devices, meters, street lights and safe lights
PHYSICAL JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Electrician
Typical Working Conditions: Electricians’ work is often strenuous. They may stand for long periods and frequently work on ladders and scaffolds. Their working environment varies, depending on the type of job. Some may work in dusty, dirty, hot or wet conditions, or in confined areas, ditches or other uncomfortable places. Electricians risk injury from electrical shock, falls and cuts; to avoid injuries, they must follow strict safety procedures. Some electricians may have to travel to jobsites, which may be up to 100 miles away.
Equipment Used: Electricians use handtools such as screwdrivers, pliers, knives and saws. They also use power tools such as band saws, sawzalls and drills and testing equipment such as voltmeters, ammeters and ohmmeters.
Essential Physical Tasks: Identifying and separating wires by color. Digging trenches and working in trenches. Breaking concrete with a jackhammer or other tools. Assisting in the moving, positioning and fastening of heavy electrical equipment. Lifting, positioning and fastening objects such as light fixtures, wire, conduit, junction boxes, motors and other equipment. Carrying material and tools from location to location or floor to floor. Working from A-Frames, extension ladders and scaffolds at various heights. Crawling under floors and working in attics where space is limited. Working under hot and cold weather conditions, indoors and outdoors. Lifting and working with tools and equipment above head.
To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to accomplish each essential duty efficiently. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Able to work independently
- Able to diagnose problems using electronic test equipment
- Knowledge of NEC electrical codes
- Eagerness to learn electrical schematics and blueprint reading skills
- Able to pass a background and drug screening
- Valid driver’s license
- Ability to work well in playing a key role in team building and must possess adequate interpersonal/communication skills.
- Reliable and self-motivated
- Understanding of advanced principles of industrial, commercial, residential electrical systems
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work after hours, over weekends and on public holidays with short or no notice
- Ability to work in confined spaces
- High school diploma or GED certificate
- Vocational, training or apprenticeship of an electrician’s program
- Completion of a relevant apprenticeship
- 3-5 Years work experience as an electrician
ADDITIONAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
An electrician must have a high mechanical aptitude and be good with his or her hands. He or she must be able to follow direction, as most jobs begin with a blueprint that details where electrical devices need to be installed. He or she also needs to know where to look for issues and be a capable problem solver. He/She should be organized, analytical and provide the necessary strength and stamina for a job that involves occasional heavy lifting and flexibility.