Electricians -Journeyman & Master
- Reads blueprints or technical diagrams before doing work
- Installs and maintains conduit (EMT, RIGID, PVC), wiring, equipment, controls, devices, electrical panels and lighting systems
- Inspects electrical components, such as transformers and circuit breakers
- Identifies electrical problems with a variety of testing devices
- Repairs or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures using hand tools and power tools
- Follows state and local building regulations based on the National Electric Code
Perks/Pay $30,000 to $60,000 per year
Almost every building has an electrical power, communications, lighting, and control system that is installed during construction and maintained after that. These systems power the lights, appliances, and equipment that make people’s lives and jobs easier and more comfortable.
Installing electrical systems in newly constructed buildings is less complicated than maintaining equipment in existing buildings. This is because electrical wiring is more easily accessible during construction. In addition, maintaining equipment and systems involves identifying problems and repairing broken equipment that is sometimes difficult to reach. Maintenance work may include fixing or replacing parts, light fixtures, control systems, motors, and other types of electrical equipment.
Electricians read blueprints, which are technical diagrams of electrical systems that show the location of circuits, outlets, and other equipment. They use different types of hand and power tools, such as conduit benders, to run and protect wiring. Other commonly used hand and power tools include screwdrivers, wire strippers, drills, and saws. While troubleshooting, electricians also may use ammeters, voltmeters, thermal scanners, and cable testers to find problems and ensure that components are working properly.
- Executes plans of electrical wiring for well functioning lighting, intercom and other electrical systems
- Install electrical apparatus, fixtures and equipment for alarm and other systems
- Install safety and distribution components (e.g. switches, resistors, circuit-breaker panels etc.)
- Connect wiring in electrical circuits and networks ensuring compatibility of components
- Prepare and assemble conduits and connect wiring through them
- Prevent breakdown of systems by routinely inspecting and replacing old wiring and insulated cables, cleaning circuits etc.
- Perform effective troubleshooting to identify hazards or malfunctions and repair or substitute damaged units
- Proven experience as an electrician in industrial and/or commercial electrical systems
- Demonstrable ability to use electrical and hand tools (e.g. wire strippers, voltmeter etc.) and electrical drawings and blueprints
- Thorough knowledge of safety procedures and legal regulations and guidelines
- Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving ability
Competitive pay, 401K, HSA, Health, Life, Dental, Vision, Short-Term Disability Insurances, PTO, Paid Holidays.
Design Electric was founded by Kenneth O. Smith in 1982 as a sole proprietorship. At the time, Mr. Smith had 20 years experience in the industry. His wife Eunice Smith and his son Greg Smith played a large part in getting Design Electric launched to become a success. Eunice Smith managed accounts payable and receivables as well as other aspects of the daily office functions and Greg Smith managed projects and estimates. In January of 1983, Design Electric was incorporated.
About this company
Design Electric is a growing electrical contractor founded in 1982. Our firm specializes in large projects including:
Educational Facilities Multi-level
Sports Stadium Lighting
Historic and Hospitality Facilities
High Voltage Distribution
Automated Lighting Control
Systems Cellular Tower Installations
We are a member of The Associated General Contractors of Virginia and are currently listed as one of the top 600 specialty contractors in the nation. (According to Engineering News-Record)