Details for Helpers--Electricians
Help electricians by performing duties of lesser skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.
- Measure, cut, and bend wire and conduit, using measuring instruments and hand tools.
- Trace out short circuits in wiring, using test meter.
- Strip insulation from wire ends, using wire stripping pliers, and attach wires to terminals for subsequent soldering.
- Examine electrical units for loose connections and broken insulation and tighten connections, using hand tools.
- Construct controllers and panels, using power drills, drill presses, taps, saws, and punches.
- Drill holes and pull or push wiring through openings, using hand and power tools.
- Clean work area and wash parts.
- Maintain tools, vehicles, and equipment and keep parts and supplies in order.
- Transport tools, materials, equipment, and supplies to work site by hand, handtruck, or heavy, motorized truck.
- Install copper-clad ground rods, using a manual post driver.
- Thread conduit ends, connect couplings, and fabricate and secure conduit support brackets, using hand tools.
- Disassemble defective electrical equipment, replace defective or worn parts, and reassemble equipment, using hand tools.
- Erect electrical system components and barricades, and rig scaffolds, hoists, and shoring.
- Perform semi-skilled and unskilled laboring duties related to the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of electrical systems and equipment.
- Dig trenches or holes for installation of conduit or supports.
- Raise, lower, or position equipment, tools, and materials, using hoist, hand line, or block and tackle.
- Break up concrete, using airhammer, to facilitate installation, construction, or repair of equipment.
- Requisition materials, using warehouse requisition or release forms.
- String transmission lines or cables through ducts or conduits, under the ground, through equipment, or to towers.
- Solder electrical connections, using soldering iron.
- Trim trees and clear undergrowth along right-of-way.
- Bolt component parts together to form tower assemblies, using hand tools.
- Operate cutting torches and welding equipment, while working with conduit and metal components to construct devices associated with electrical functions.
- Paint a variety of objects related to electrical functions.
- Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Education, training, experience
- Education - These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
- Training - Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
- Experience - Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
- Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door
- Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers
- Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay
- Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
- Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
- Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
- Mechanical Door Repairers
- Welders, Cutters, and Welder Fitters