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Electricians - 47-2111.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Chief Electrician
  • Control Electrician
  • Electrician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Inside Wireman
  • Journeyman Electrician
  • Journeyman Wireman
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Mechanical Trades Specialist, Electrician
  • Qualified Craft Worker, Electrician (QCW, Electrician)

SOC Occupation Groups

47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations
47-2000 Construction Trades Workers
47-2110 Electricians
47-2111.00 Electricians

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Tasks

  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
  • Assemble, install, test, or maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, or fixtures, using hand tools or power tools.
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  • Construct or fabricate parts, using hand tools, according to specifications.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
  • Direct or train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures.
  • Fasten small metal or plastic boxes to walls to house electrical switches or outlets.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors.
  • Maintain current electrician's license or identification card to meet governmental regulations.
  • Perform business management duties, such as maintaining records or files, preparing reports, or ordering supplies or equipment.
  • Perform physically demanding tasks, such as digging trenches to lay conduit or moving or lifting heavy objects.
  • 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.
  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
  • Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring or equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
  • Provide assistance during emergencies by operating floodlights or generators, placing flares, or driving needed vehicles.
  • Provide preliminary sketches or cost estimates for materials or services.
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using hand tools or power tools.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Work from ladders, scaffolds, or roofs to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assist skilled construction or extraction personnel.
  • Communicate with other construction or extraction personnel to discuss project details.
  • Create construction or installation diagrams.
  • Dig holes or trenches.
  • Direct construction or extraction personnel.
  • Estimate construction project costs.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
  • Order construction or extraction materials or equipment.
  • Plan layout of construction, installation, or repairs.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Repair electrical equipment.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Thread wire or cable through ducts or conduits.
  • Train construction or extraction personnel.
  • Update job related knowledge or skills.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Construction Electrician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aircraft Electrician (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cable Systems Installer-Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Construction Electrician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Construction Electrician Basic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • DD-963/LHD-1 Electrical Component Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Systems Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Systems Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Systems Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Systems Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Electrician's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Electrolytic Oxygen Generator (Model 6L16) Electrical Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • FFG-7 Class Auxiliaries Electrical System Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Gas Turbine System Technician (Electrical) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Interior Communications Electrician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Interior Electrician (Army - Enlisted)
  • Mobile Utilities Support Equipment (MUSE) Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Planning Series - Oxygen Generating Plant Electrical/Electronic Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Power Generation Equipment Repairer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Powerline Distribution Specialist (RC) (Army - Enlisted)
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Electrician (Construction)
  • Electrician (Ship-Boat Manufacturing)
  • Electrician (Water Transportation)
  • Electrician, Maintenance
  • Neon-Sign Servicer
  • Protective-Signal Installer
  • Protective-Signal Repairer
  • Residential Electrical Wireman
  • Street-Light Servicer

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Airport Electrician
  • Electrician
  • Electrician Apprentice
  • Electrician, Maintenance
  • Neon-Sign Servicer
  • Street-Light Repairer
  • Street-Light Servicer
  • Switch Inspector
  • Trouble Shooter I
  • Wirer, Street Light