Electricians install, maintain, repair, test and commission electrical and electronic equipment and systems for industrial, commercial and domestic purposes. Electricians may also work on electrical transmission and distribution equipment.
Duties & Tasks
Electricians may perform the following tasks:read electrical, architectural and mechanical diagrams, drawings or specifications to determine job requirementsplan the layout of wiring systemstest for, locate and repair electrical malfunctionsinstall electrical and electronic control systems and insulated cablesinstall electrical equipment such as storage heaters, water heaters, electrical signs, switchboards and motorsassemble electrical and electronic components and appliancesconnect electrical equipment to power suppliesconnect switches, outlets and other fittingsconnect circuit breakersmaintain automated production processes.
Electricians may work in workshops, in private homes or in manufacturers' factories. They may have a considerable amount of contact with the public, work in confined spaces and have to stand for long periods. They may also be required to work at heights on masts, towers and roofs.par Electricians must be aware of safety regulations and must wear and use supplied protective equipment to minimise risks.
- enjoy mathematical and technical activities good hand-eye coordination good eyesight (may be corrected) and normal colour vision logical thinking and diagnostic ability aptitude for mechanics and electronics able to do precise and detailed work able to work independently or as part of a team able to cope with the physical demands of the job good communication skills.