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Helpers--Electricians - 47-3013.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Apprentice
  • E and I Apprentice (Electrical and Instrumentation Apprentice)
  • E and I Apprentice (Electrician and Instrumentation Apprentice)
  • Electrical Apprentice
  • Electrical Helper
  • Electrician Apprentice
  • Electrician Helper
  • Electrician's Helper
  • Inside Wireman Apprentice
  • Wireman Apprentice

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Bolt component parts together to form tower assemblies, using hand tools.
  • Break up concrete, using airhammer, to facilitate installation, construction, or repair of equipment.
  • Clean work area and wash parts.
  • Construct controllers and panels, using power drills, drill presses, taps, saws, and punches.
  • Dig trenches or holes for installation of conduit or supports.
  • Disassemble defective electrical equipment, replace defective or worn parts, and reassemble equipment, using hand tools.
  • Drill holes and pull or push wiring through openings, using hand and power tools.
  • Erect electrical system components and barricades, and rig scaffolds, hoists, and shoring.
  • Examine electrical units for loose connections and broken insulation and tighten connections, using hand tools.
  • Install copper-clad ground rods, using a manual post driver.
  • Maintain tools, vehicles, and equipment and keep parts and supplies in order.
  • Measure, cut, and bend wire and conduit, using measuring instruments and hand tools.
  • Operate cutting torches and welding equipment, while working with conduit and metal components to construct devices associated with electrical functions.
  • Operate heavy equipment, such as backhoes.
  • Paint a variety of objects related to electrical functions.
  • Perform semi-skilled and unskilled laboring duties related to the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of electrical systems and equipment.
  • Raise, lower, or position equipment, tools, and materials, using hoist, hand line, or block and tackle.
  • Requisition materials, using warehouse requisition or release forms.
  • Solder electrical connections, using soldering iron.
  • String transmission lines or cables through ducts or conduits, under the ground, through equipment, or to towers.
  • Strip insulation from wire ends, using wire stripping pliers, and attach wires to terminals for subsequent soldering.
  • Thread conduit ends, connect couplings, and fabricate and secure conduit support brackets, using hand tools.
  • Trace out short circuits in wiring, using test meter.
  • Transport tools, materials, equipment, and supplies to work site by hand, handtruck, or heavy, motorized truck.
  • Trim trees and clear undergrowth along right-of-way.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Apply paint to surfaces.
  • Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
  • Break up rock, asphalt, or concrete.
  • Clean work sites.
  • Cut metal components for installation.
  • Dig holes or trenches.
  • Drill holes in construction materials.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects.
  • Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
  • Maintain construction tools or equipment.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly.
  • Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed.
  • Operate excavation equipment.
  • Operate heavy-duty construction or installation equipment.
  • Order construction or extraction materials or equipment.
  • Position construction or extraction equipment.
  • Remove debris or vegetation from work sites.
  • Repair electrical equipment.
  • Test electrical equipment or systems to ensure proper functioning.
  • Thread wire or cable through ducts or conduits.
  • Weld metal components.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Construction Electrician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Cyberspace Warfare Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Damage Controlman (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Power Production (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Power Production Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Power Production Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Power Production Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Power Production Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Electrical Systems (Air Force - 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 (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Engineer Equipment Electrical Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fire Controlman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Interior Electrician (Army - Enlisted)
  • Marine Safety Specialist Engineer (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Material Maintenance Specialty (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Network Administrator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Support Equipment Electrician/Refrigeration and Engine/Gas Turbine Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Electrician Helper
  • Electrician Helper, Automotive
  • Helper, Electrical
  • Protective-Signal-Installer Helper
  • Protective-Signal-Repairer Helper
  • Tower Erector Helper