Electricians


Also called : Control Electrician, Industrial Electrician, Inside Wireman, Maintenance Electrician, Mechanical Trades Specialist, Wireman

What they do


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.

On the job, one would


    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.

    • Design
      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

    SKILLS


    • Troubleshooting
      Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

    • Repairing
      Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

    • 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.

    • Judgment and Decision Making
      Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

    ABILITIES


    • Problem Sensitivity
      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.

    • Deductive Reasoning
      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    • Inductive Reasoning
      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Near Vision
      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Oral Comprehension
      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    PERSONALITY

    People interested in this work, will do well at jobs that need;

    • Dependability
      Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

    • Attention to Detail
      Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

    • Integrity
      Job requires being honest and ethical.

    • Analytical Thinking
      Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

    • Initiative
      Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

    • Leadership
      Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

    • Self-Control
      Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

    • Adaptability/Flexibility
      Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

    • Persistence
      Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

    • Stress Tolerance
      Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

    TECHNOLOGY

    • Office suite software

    • Operating system software

    • Process mapping and design software

    • Project management software

    • Spreadsheet software

    • Word processing software

    • Accounting software

    • Analytical or scientific software

    • Computer aided design CAD software

    • Data base user interface and query software

    • Document management software

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

    • Preparation

      Medium Preparation Needed

    • Education

      Training in vocational schools or an Associate deg

    • Experience

      Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations.

    • Jobtraining

      Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.

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