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Electrician

Design, install, repair and safely maintain electrical systems and equipment.

Overview

Electricians have the specific expertise required to install and repair electrical systems. They design, assemble, install, test, commission, diagnose, maintain and repair electrical networks, systems, circuits, equipment, components, appliances and facilities.

Electricians are called to a job and perform their work on-site. The work site may be a new building or renovation site, a residence, a business or a large industrial or infrastructure project.

The electrical trade suits people who are methodical and who have excellent attention to detail. Commitment to safety regulations is essential.

Day-to-day

  • follow blueprints, wiring diagrams and technical drawings
  • install wiring and electrical equipment and test for safety
  • repair and replace faulty wiring and electrical parts
  • use electrical and electronic test instruments to find faults
  • repair lifts, escalators and other equipment
  • prepare quotes or information on jobs for clients.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,823 / week
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

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