Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $26,860.00
Average Time to Fill 39 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,224
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.80 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

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Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Cut construction material
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Cut metal or plastic material
Thread wire or cable through ducts or conduits
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Bend tubing or conduit
Install electrical fixtures or components
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Bend pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration or water lines
Paint surfaces such as walls
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Install electrical conduit or tubing
Install electrical components, equipment, or systems
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Drill holes in construction materials
Set-up production equipment or machinery
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Sand metal or plastic objects
Set-up specialized rigging
Prepare sites or surfaces for concrete, masonry, or related construction work
Assemble equipment or components
Don/Doff construction, extraction, or mining related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Install industrial machinery or equipment
Cut fabric or leather material
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
Install building fixtures
Dismantle/Reassemble rigging
Mix masonry materials such as mortar, grout, slurry, or concrete
Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces
Perform basic carpentry
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids
Cut openings in existing structures
Cut wood components for installation
Build construction forms or molds
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Mix paint or other finishes according to instructions
Align equipment or machinery
Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Perform basic plumbing
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Set-up heavy construction equipment
Reassemble equipment after repair
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Polish stone or concrete using a surfacing machine
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Set-up welding equipment
Set-up electronic systems test equipment
Connect hoses to equipment or piping
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities
Apply adhesives to construction materials
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured electrical or electronic products, equipment, or parts by hand
Don/Doff installation, maintenance, or repair related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Position construction or extraction equipment
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Prepare explosives for detonation
Level sand, dirt, concrete, or gravel bedding or foundation
Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Construct electrical parts or fixtures
Drill holes in earth or rock for activities such as blasting
Adjust mechanical equipment
Install water or sewer treatment plant equipment
Weld metal parts and components
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Weld metal structures
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured plumbing or piping products by hand
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured tile or masonry products by hand
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured wood products by hand
Position structural components
Assemble mechanical components or machine parts
Apply grouting or mortar
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Thread pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, or water lines
Wrap products for preservation, protection, safety, and stability
Package goods for shipment or storage

Performing General Physical Activities

Erect scaffold on work site
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Assemble temporary equipment or structures
Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Clean work sites
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Install siding or sheeting materials
Install prefabricated building components
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Dig holes or trenches
Move heavy objects in installation, maintenance, or repair work
Build masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Install wooden structural components such as sub flooring, rough framing, or partitions
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in installation, maintenance, or repair settings
Install storm, sanitation, or water piping systems above and below ground
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Perform structural repair or assembly work
Perform concrete fabrication
Lay masonry material such as brick, block, paver, stone, or tile
Anchor wooden structures, frameworks, or forms
Install insulating materials
Install drywall, plasterboard, or wallboard
Install glass in windows, skylights, or other structural surfaces
Install sheet metal assemblies in supportive framework
Review construction specifications
Install shock-absorbing or acoustical paneling or tiles on wall or ceiling
Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities
Assemble structural components
Move products, materials, or equipment between work areas
Lay pipe into trench
Protect structures or surfaces near work areas to avoid damage
Fit construction materials such as wood
Remodel residential or commercial structures
Apply plaster, stucco, or joint compound mixtures to walls or ceilings
Repair prefabricated wooden building components
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Move heavy objects in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Stack containers, materials, or products
Clean workpieces or finished products
Position construction forms or molds
Remove finish from furniture, walls, or related structures
Remove debris or vegetation from work sites
Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas
Clean work areas
Clean materials to prepare them for production
Join wood or other construction materials
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Remove excess materials from finished construction projects
Attach moisture barrier sheeting over construction surfaces
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products

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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
Occupational Health and Safety
Circuit Breakers
Electrical Devices
Commercial Electrical Work

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