Electricians:

Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.




About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $57,680.00
Average Time to Fill 46 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 19,058
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Problem-solving
Decision-making
Integrity

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Install electrical components, equipment, or systems
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Install electrical fixtures or components
Thread wire or cable through ducts or conduits
Install lead-in wires to control boxes and other components
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Install electrical conduit or tubing
Adjust measuring or control devices
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Install household appliances
Install power or communication lines and cables
Install lighting systems
Bend tubing or conduit
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Install industrial machinery or equipment
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Install security equipment or systems
Run wiring to connect equipment
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Install electronic manufacturing equipment
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Install/Remove finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems
Connect electrical components or equipment
Assemble equipment or components
Reassemble equipment after repair
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured electrical or electronic products, equipment, or parts by hand
Adjust mechanical equipment
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Align equipment or machinery
Adjust agricultural equipment
Calibrate equipment to specifications
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Weld metal structures
Construct electrical parts or fixtures
Prepare explosives for detonation
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Perform basic carpentry
Fabricate electrical parts or fixtures
Apply flux to workpiece before soldering or brazing
Spot/tack weld materials
Braze metal parts or components
Weld metal parts and components
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Cut construction material
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Set-up specialized rigging
Perform basic plumbing
Control power supply connections
Set-up heavy construction equipment
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured aircraft products by hand
Cut metal or plastic material
Assemble mechanical components or machine parts
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand
Drill holes in construction materials
Polish stone or concrete using a surfacing machine
Prepare sites or surfaces for concrete, masonry, or related construction work
Set-up welding equipment
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Install water or sewer treatment plant equipment
Drill holes in earth or rock for activities such as blasting
Fabricate devices or components
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Position construction or extraction equipment

Performing General Physical Activities

Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Dig holes or trenches
Review construction specifications
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Erect scaffold on work site
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Install glass in windows, skylights, or other structural surfaces
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Assemble temporary equipment or structures
Perform structural repair or assembly work
Repair prefabricated wooden building components
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Install insulating materials
Install sheet metal assemblies in supportive framework
Install drywall, plasterboard, or wallboard
Install siding or sheeting materials
Build masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Install shock-absorbing or acoustical paneling or tiles on wall or ceiling
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Install wooden structural components such as sub flooring, rough framing, or partitions
Install prefabricated building components
Install storm, sanitation, or water piping systems above and below ground
Perform concrete fabrication
Apply plaster, stucco, or joint compound mixtures to walls or ceilings
Lay masonry material such as brick, block, paver, stone, or tile
Remodel residential or commercial structures
Assemble structural components
Install interior wood fixtures such as doors, floors, window frames, trim, or stairs
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Anchor wooden structures, frameworks, or forms
Join wood or other construction materials
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Fit construction materials such as wood
Move heavy objects in installation, maintenance, or repair work
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in installation, maintenance, or repair settings
Clean work sites


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Test Equipment
Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Programming
Wiring Diagrams
Hazard Identification
Occupational Health and Safety
Conduit Bending
Power Distribution



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