In 2022, when electricity is a vital part of our life, we cannot fathom life without it. Imagine having to live by candlelight once the sun sets, and not having any electrical appliances like washing machines or dishwashers to make our lives easier. When the electrical system is not working, our lives grind to a halt until the electrician comes to the rescue.
Electrical technicians are trained to install, maintain, and repair the electrical system we all rely on. An electrician requires specific character traits and skills to complete the various electrical tasks they are assigned. Let’s take a closer look at this exciting, often under-estimated, profession.
Depending on the client, and the job required, an electrician will either work in one site for a length of time or numerous sites in one day. The job may also require them to work either indoors, outdoors, or both. Electrical sites include both indoor and outdoor areas of:
Whether the electrician is a licensed and qualified technician or an electrical apprentice working under supervision, their average day is structured and may look like this:
Depending on the location of the allocated job, electricians will report for duty either at the office or job site. The first few minutes of the day are used to review the day’s allocated tasks and change into/gather the safety gear and tools required for the day’s work.
To carry out any electrical task, the electrician must be familiar with the layout of the building’s electrical circuit. By examining the blueprints, the electrician will be able to determine:
The bulk of the day consists of completing the planned tasks. These tasks may include, but are not limited to:
Electrical contractors know that electricity is dangerous and will ensure that even if the task is not fully completed, the area is made safe by the end of the day. The site supervisor will ensure that tools are packed away safely, and any loose wires are secured.
Electricians are multi-talented and multi-skilled individuals who possess the following character traits:
Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric has been South Florida’s electrical contractor of choice since 1983. If you are considering a career as an electrician, our multi-talented and skilled team would love to introduce you to this exciting profession. For more information contact us at 1-800-475-1504.
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