5 Examples Of Jobs You Can Do As An Electrician
- 18 October 2021 – Australian Institute of Electrotechnology
Electricians are in charge of installing and maintaining all electrical and power systems in homes, businesses, and industries. Electricians install and maintain wiring and control equipment. They also install and maintain electrical equipment and machines In various industries and a variety of other enterprises.
Reading blueprints, installing and maintaining wiring, examining electrical components, and recognising and repairing electrical faults are all activities that different sorts of electricians accomplish. Residential Electricians, Industrial or Commercial Electricians, Construction Electricians, Auto Electricians, and Renewable Energy technicians are all career options for electrical trades personnel. Technicians who work in Renewal Energy are experts at installing and repairing alternative energy systems. During an apprenticeship, you can learn about all those different types of careers and choose what type of electrician you want to be.
A qualified electrician might also specialise in one or more fields. They could choose to specialise in residential, commercial, industrial, or maintenance work. Below are descriptions of 5 popular specialisation areas.
1) Residential Electricians
The most prevalent type of electrician is residential electrician. They are usually in charge of installing, repairing, maintaining, and updating electrical systems in residential settings such as houses, apartments, and condominiums.
As a residential electrician, an electrician will install and repair security systems, air conditioning units, and other household appliances.
Under the supervision of a Journeyman or Master electrician, on-the-job training blends apprenticeship with formal classroom learning. Following the end of your apprenticeship program, you’ll need to pass state-level exams.
Many sorts of electrical occupations, including commercial electricians, include working for a building contractor or running a small business on your own.
2) Industrial or Commercial Electricians
Commercial and industrial electricians are sometimes confused, yet the two vocations have subtle differences. An industrial electrician is highly specialised since the work they do necessitates a high level of knowledge. It requires further education and training, with tasks ranging from electrical installations in large companies to deal with extremely high voltage systems and heavy-duty gear. These electricians are under great pressure to complete their work flawlessly, as even the smallest error might result in serious life-threatening consequences.
Commercial electricians provide electrical services to most businesses. For companies such as restaurants, grocery stores, retail centres, hospitals, and more, they build, update, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, power sockets, switchboards, fixtures, lighting, and generators.
3) Construction Electricians
Construction electricians are electricians who specialise in working on construction sites. During the construction phase of residential, commercial, and industrial sites, these electricians are hired.
They are trained in the installation of lighting fixtures, switches, circuit breakers, communications equipment, heating, and cooling systems, troubleshooting malfunctioning parts, and understanding construction designs and blueprints.
4) Maintenance Electricians
Electricians who work in maintenance install, maintain and monitor electrical systems in plants and factories. They are in charge of performing routine inspections to ensure that the equipment is in good working order. If the working conditions are not suitable, they must repair or arrange to replace the equipment.
Electricians in hazardous areas are in demand but they need special qualifications to work in Hazardous Areas Industries such as Mining, Oil & Gas, etc.
5) Renewable Energy Technician
As a Renewable Energy Technician, you install, maintain, and repair renewable energy generation equipment such as solar, wind, and geothermal systems.
Solar Electricians are in demand as the world is moving towards Solar energy rapidly, they also need to undertake additional training such as Solar Design & Installation, Solar Battery design & Install courses, etc to get into the solar trade.
Last reviewed date: 19/10/2021