Electrician

Job Summary

Responsible for installing, inspecting, maintaining, and repairing electrical and power systems in homes and businesses. Installs wiring and control equipment to power electricity.

Primary responsibilities

  • Install wiring systems into factories, businesses, and homes.
  • Upgrade existing wiring.
  • Follow State and local building codes during installation and inspection.
  • Repair electrical equipment.
  • Read and interpret blueprints.
  • Examine diagrams of circuits, outlets, load centers, and panel boards.
  • Determine where wires and components will be situated.
  • Install and connect wires to circuit breakers, outlets, and transformers.
  • Use tools such as conduit benders, screwdrivers, pliers, knives, hacksaws, and wire strippers.
  • Replace faulty circuit breakers, fuses, switches, electrical and electronic components, or wire.
  • Replace old fuse boxes.
  • Hook up appliances for power.
  • Install new lighting and ceiling fans.
  • Repair motors, transformers, generators, and electronic controllers on machine tools and industrial robots.
  • Consult with engineers, engineering technicians, line installers and repairers, or industrial machinery mechanics and maintenance workers when performing installations.
  • Rewire homes and businesses.
  • Assist in home inspections.

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