Profession domestic electrician

Domestic electricians install and maintain electrical infrastructures and domestic machinery in homes and other residential buildings. They perform inspections and repair defective parts to ensure efficiency.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Electrical household appliances products

    The offered electrical household appliances products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Electrical wiring plans

    Pictorial representation of an electrical circuit. It shows the components of the circuit as simplified shapes, and the power and signal connections between the devices. It gives information about the relative position and arrangement of devices and terminals on the devices, to help in building or servicing the device. A wiring diagram is often used to troubleshoot problems and to make sure that all the connections have been made and that everything is present.

  • Building systems monitoring technology

    Computer-based control systems that monitor mechanical and electrical equipment in a building such as HVAC, security and lighting systems.

  • Electricity

    Understand the principles of electricity and electrical power circuits, as well as the associated risks.

Skills

  • Install electricity sockets

    Install electricity sockets into walls or sub-floor compartments. Isolate all electric cables in the socket to prevent accidents.

  • Use precision tools

    Use electronic, mechanical, electric, or optical precision tools for precision work.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Use measurement instruments

    Use different measurement instruments depending on the property to be measured. Utilise various instruments to measure length, area, volume, speed, energy, force, and others.

  • Install electrical household appliances

    Connect electrical equipment, such as dishwashers, ovens and refrigerators, to the electricity network and perform electrical bonding to avoid dangerous potential differences. Test the installation for proper functioning.

  • Splice cable

    Join and weave electric and communications cable and trunk lines together.

  • Inspect electrical supplies

    Check electrical supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

    Identify, report and repair equipment damage and malfunctions; communicate with field representatives and manufacturers to obtain repair and replacement components.

  • Test electronic units

    Test electronic units using appropriate equipment. Gather and analyse data. Monitor and evaluate system performance and take action if needed.

  • Test procedures in electricity transmission

    Perform tests on powerlines and cables, as well as other equipment used for the transmission of electrical power, in order to ensure the cables are well insulated, the voltage can be controlled well, and the equipment is compliant with regulations.

  • Follow health and safety procedures in construction

    Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.

  • Install electric switches

    Prepare wires for installation in a switch. Wire the switch. Install it securely in the right location.

  • Repair household appliances

    Following the manufacturer's blueprints, perform parts replacement or repair of household devices such as stoves, boilers, washing machines, refrigerators and dish washers.

  • React to events in time-critical environments

    Monitor the situation around you and anticipate. Be ready to take quick and appropriate action in case of unexpected events.

  • Install electrical and electronic equipment

    Install equipment which is dependent on electric currents or electromagnetic fields in order to work, or equipment to generate, transfer or measure such currents and fields. This equipment includes switchboards, electric motors, generators or direct current systems.

Optional knowledge and skills

order supplies maintain electrical equipment solar panel mounting systems keep records of work progress write inspection reports energy performance of buildings electromechanics solder electronics answer requests for quotation assemble electronic units install lightning protection system install circuit breakers replace defect components cut wall chases repair wiring troubleshoot electronics advise customers on electrical household appliances' installation assemble electrical components use sander