Purpose:Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.Education:Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)Knowledge:Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.Skills:Basic Skills• Active Learning- Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.• Active Listening- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.• Critical Thinking- Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.• Learning Strategies- Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.• Mathematics- Using mathematics to solve problems.• Monitoring- Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.• Reading Comprehension- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.• Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.• Speaking- Talking to others to convey information effectively.• Writing- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.Social Skills• Coordination- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.• Instructing- Teaching others how to do something.• Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.• Persuasion- Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.• Service Orientation- Actively looking for ways to help people.• Social Perceptiveness- Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.Complex Problem Solving Skills• Complex Problem Solving- Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.Technical Skills• Equipment Maintenance- Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.• Equipment Selection- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.• Installation- Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.• Operation and Control- Controlling operations of equipment or systems.• Operation Monitoring- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.• Operations Analysis- Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.• Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.• Quality Control Analysis- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.• Repairing- Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.• Technology Design - Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.• Troubleshooting- Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.Systems Skills• Judgment and Decision Making- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.• Systems Analysis- Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.• Systems Evaluation- Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.Resource Management Skills• Management of Financial Resources - Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.• Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.• Management of Personnel Resources- Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.• Time Management- Managing one's own time and the time of others.Work ContextBody Positioning• Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body• Spend Time Climbing Ladders, Scaffolds, or Poles• Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling• Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions• Spend Time Standing• Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls• Spend Time Walking and RunningCommunication• Contact With Others• Electronic Mail• Face-to-Face Discussions• Letters and Memos• TelephoneEnvironmental Conditions• Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions• Exposed to Contaminants• Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting• Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable• Very Hot or Cold TemperaturesImpact of Decisions• Frequency of Decision Making• Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company ResultsJob Hazards• Exposed to Hazardous Conditions• Exposed to Hazardous Equipment• Exposed to High Places• Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or StingsRoutine versus Challenging Work• Importance of Being Exact or Accurate• Importance of Repeating Same Tasks• Structured versus Unstructured WorkPace and Scheduling• Time PressureResponsibility for Others• Responsibility for Outcomes and Results• Responsible for Others' Health and SafetyRole Relationships• Coordinate or Lead Others• Deal With External Customers• Work With Work Group or TeamWork Attire• Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life JacketsWork Setting• In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment• Indoors, Environmentally Controlled• Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled• Outdoors, Exposed to Weather• Physical ProximityTasks• Assemble, install, test, or maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, or fixtures, using hand tools or power tools.• Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.• Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.• Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.• Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.• Test electrical systems or continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using testing devices, such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.• Maintain current electrician's license or identification card to meet governmental regulations.• Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.• Direct or train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures.• Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring or equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.• Use a variety of tools or equipment, such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment, such as oscilloscopes, ammeters, or test lamps.• Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors.• Perform business management duties, such as maintaining records or files, preparing reports, or ordering supplies or equipment.• Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using hand tools or power tools.• Work from ladders, scaffolds, or roofs to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures.• Place conduit, pipes, or tubing, inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pull insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes.• Fasten small metal or plastic boxes to walls to house electrical switches or outlets.• Perform physically demanding tasks, such as digging trenches to lay conduit or moving or lifting heavy objects.• Construct or fabricate parts, using hand tools, according to specifications.ActivitiesIdentifying Objects, Actions, and Events• Distinguish colors• Understand service or repair manualsGetting Information• Read blueprints• Read tape measure• Read technical drawingsMaking Decisions and Solving ProblemsInspecting Equipment, Structures, or MaterialHandling and Moving Objects• Bend tubing or conduit• Fabricate, assemble, or disassemble manufactured products by handMonitor Processes, Materials, or SurroundingsUpdating and Using Relevant Knowledge• Use interpersonal communication techniquesOrganizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work• Plan or organize workEvaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards• Adhere to safety procedures• Inspect electrical installation for code conformance• Perform safety inspections in construction or resource extraction setting• Perform safety inspections in industrial, manufacturing or repair settingPerforming General Physical Activities• Climb ladders, scaffolding, or utility or telephone poles• Install/string electrical or electronic cable or wiring• Move or fit heavy objectsCommunicating with Supervisors, Peers, or SubordinatesTraining and Teaching Others• Conduct training for personnelOperating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment• Drive automobile, van, or light truckCoordinating the Work and Activities of Others• Direct and coordinate activities of workers or staffJudging the Qualities of Things, Services, or PeopleProcessing InformationEstimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information• Estimate cost for repair servicesScheduling Work and ActivitiesRepairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment• Analyze operation of malfunctioning electrical or electronic equipment• Construct or fabricate electrical parts or fixtures• Install electrical conduit or tubing• Install electrical fixtures or components• Install electronic power, communication, control, or security equipment or systems• Install lead-in wires to control boxes and other components• Install or replace meters, regulators, or related measuring or control devices• Install/connect electrical equipment to power circuit• Maintain electrician's tools or equipment• Repair electronic components, equipment, or systems• Repair or replace electrical wiring, circuits, fixtures, or equipment• Replace electronic components• Splice electric cable• Splice electric or communications trunk lines• Test electrical/electronic wiring, equipment, systems or fixtures• Test electronic or electrical circuit connectionsThinking CreativelyRepairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment• Repair or adjust measuring or control devicesPerforming for or Working Directly with the PublicControlling Machines and Processes• Solder electrical or electronic connections or components• Use electrical or electronic test devices or equipment• Use hand or power tools• Use high voltage apparatus• Use measuring devices in construction or extraction work• Use oscilloscopes in electronics repair• Use soldering equipment• Use voltmeter, ammeter, or ohmmeterGuiding, Directing, and Motivating SubordinatesDrafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment• Lay out electrical wiring for buildings, etc.• Plan layout of electrical/electronic equipment installationDocumenting/Recording InformationTools and TechnologyToolsCable reels• Single reel cable trailers• Wheeled wire dispensers• Wire dispensers• Wire dollies• Wire hand caddiesScrewdrivers• Cabinet tip screwdrivers• Conduit fitting and reaming screwdrivers• Insulated screwdrivers• Phillips head screwdrivers• Round shank screwdriversStripping tools• Automatic insulation strippers• Cable jacket strippers• Cable sheath strippers• Channel lock crimping tools• End wire strippersVoltage or current meters• Milliameters• Non-contact voltage detectors• Test lamps• Volt tick meters• VoltmetersWire or cable cutters• Cable butt trimmers• Cable cutters• Coaxial cable cutters• High-leverage cable cutters• Insulated cable cuttersTechnologyAnalytical or scientific software• Electrosoft FlashWorks• Elite Software E-Coord• Elite Software Inpoint• Elite Software Outpoint• Elite Software ShortComputer aided design CAD software• Computer aided design CAD software• One Mile Up Panel Planner• SmartDraw softwareData base user interface and query software• Database software• Insight Direct ServiceCEO• Resolve service management software• Sage Timberline Office software• Shafer Service Systems softwareProject management software• Construction Master Pro software• Craftsman CD EstimatorWord processing software• Socrates Contractor's Library• Word processing software
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