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Overview

Electricians (General) install, test, connect, commission, maintain and modify electrical equipment, wiring and control systems.

Day-to-day

  • examines blueprints, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine sequence and methods of operation
  • measures and lays out insulation reference points
  • selects, cuts and connects wire and cable to terminals and connectors
  • uses electrical and electronic test instruments to trace and diagnose faults
  • repairs and replaces faulty wiring and defective parts
  • positions and installs electrical switchboards
  • connects electrical systems to power supply
  • tests continuity of circuit.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become an Electrician (General)

Skills employers are looking for

  • Electrical Work

  • Communication Skills

  • Preventive Maintenance

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Predictive / Preventative Maintenance

  • Wiring

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