Profession electrician

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Electrical mechanics or fitters install, maintain, test, repair and adjust mechanical and electrical appliances, wiring, equipment, fixtures, etc.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Tasks electrician

  • Assemble and install electrical wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, fixtures, etc., using hand tools and power tools.
  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance tasks, such as checking, cleaning and repairing equipment, to detect and prevent problems.
  • Diagnose faulty systems, apparatus, components, etc., using test and measuring equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of problems.
  • Repair and adjust equipment, machines, defective components, etc.
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers or other components.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment and components to identify hazards, defects and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, fixtures, etc., using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, fixtures, etc., based on job specifications and local codes.
  • Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformity to building and safety codes.
  • Inform and advise relevant persons (e.g. management) on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.

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Knowledge

  • Electrical testing methods

    Test procedures performed on electrical equipment and machinery in order to check the performance and quality of the electrical equipment and their adherence to specifications. During these tests electrical properties, such as voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, and inductance, are measured using electrical measuring equipment, such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, and voltmeters.

  • Electricity

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

  • Building systems monitoring technology

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

  • 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.

Skills

  • Install lightning protection system

    Fix the electrodes deep in the ground, fasten the metal conductors such as copper cables to the walls, and install the lightning conductor on the roof.

  • 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.

  • Work in a construction team

    Work as part of a team in a construction project. Communicate efficiently, sharing information with team members and reporting to supervisors. Follow instructions and adapt to changes in a flexible manner.

  • Splice cable

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

  • Install electricity sockets

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

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

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

  • Use safety equipment in construction

    Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.

  • Install electric switches

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

  • 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 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.

  • Inspect electrical supplies

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

  • Test electrical equipment

    Test electrical systems, machines, and components and check electrical properties, such as voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, and inductance, using electrical testing and measuring equipment, such as a multimeter. Gather and analyse data. Monitor and evaluate system performance and take action if needed.

  • Bind wire

    Bind cables or wire together using cable ties, conduit, cable lacing, sleeves, spot ties, cable clamps, or straps.

  • Use precision tools

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

  • 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.

  • Maintain electrical equipment

    Test electrical equipment for malfunctions. Take safety measures, company guidelines, and legislation concerning electrical equipment into account. Clean, repair and replace parts and connections as required.

Optional knowledge and skills

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