Electrician (General)

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

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.

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