Electrician job description

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Description

Electricians are responsible for installing and maintaining power and electrical systems in businesses, homes, and factories. They usually perform their work in maintenance and construction projects. They can install wiring systems into new homes and repair electrical equipment. They need to follow diagrams in order to know the location of outlets, circuits, panel boards, load centers, among other equipment.

Electricians usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Maintaining electrical systems.
•   Repairing generators.
• Installing machinery.
• Connecting wires to circuit breakers.
• Testing equipment.

Skills

• Having high attention to details.
• Being able to lift heavy objects.
• Having troubleshooting skills.
• Being physically fit.
• Being able to work alone.
• Having good eye sight.
• Having a good sense of balance.
• Having manual dexterity.
• Being able to work at heights.
• Being able to work in different types of constructions.

Education

There are useful apprenticeship schemes that provide suitable theory and on-the-job training for Electrician job applicants. People who want to work on this industry need to have basic educational qualifications, including High School Diploma or general equivalence diploma. There is a mandatory certification in United States for all workers of this area. In order to obtain this qualification, electricians need to pass an examination that includes tests about Electrical Theory, the National Electrical Codes, and State Building Codes.

There are various associations for people working on this sector. Among these institutions are the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, among others.

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