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 requirements
plan the layout of wiring systems
test for, locate and repair electrical malfunctions
install electrical and electronic control systems and insulated cables
install electrical equipment such as storage heaters, water heaters, electrical signs, switchboards and motors
assemble electrical and electronic components and appliances
connect electrical equipment to power supplies
connect switches, outlets and other fittings
connect circuit breakers
maintain 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.