Someone who specializes on the electrical wiring of buildings, machines and stationary is referred to as an electrician. The electrical wiring of buildings, machines and stationary require skills and knowledge by the electricians. In order to solve electrical related issues then electricians do electrical engineering as a course. Having a high school diploma or an equivalent degree is what makes up an electrician.
Some of the focus areas that looked into in high school diploma are fundamental, practical courses and physical science. In order to be fully groomed electrician then the focus areas such as; physical science will require one to have an understanding on physics of electrical current while fundamental will require one to be good in algebra and practical courses will offer courses such as automotive mechanics, electronics wood shop need to advocate for this. Vocational programs and apprenticeship are followed after a high school diploma. After undergoing an apprenticeship or vocational program then an electrician applies for a license.
The process of acquiring a license requires of the following; proof of apprenticeship completion, test scores that demonstrate knowledge of NEC and state building codes, relevant fees and proof of having the required amount of experience in electrical trade. The roles and responsibilities of an electrician is dependent on the area of specialization. One of the responsibilities of an electrician is forming electrical circuits by connecting electrical wires to components and fixtures and testing completed circuit.
Another role of an electrician is planning the electrical system for new buildings including the best position for electrical outlets, heating outlets, ventilation systems and light fixtures. Based on municipal codes then installation of wiring, lighting and control systems need to be in order for new and existing buildings as the other role of electricians. Circuit diagrams, architect’s blueprints and other technical documents, are read and interpreted by the electrician as their role and responsibility.
Electricians specialize in certain areas such as wiring of ships, mobile platforms, data, cable and airplanes. Electrical engineering is a very broad course and thus specialization is done. The work load of electricians is quite high and thus need to be actually available at all times. By being present electricians are involved in climbing of ladders, lifting tools and supplies. In their work electricians bend, squat and kneel.
Intellectual ability, interpersonal skills, knowledge of safety codes, character traits and ethics and finally business ethics these are some of the factors that are considered when choosing an electrician. In terms of business understanding there are basics business skills that are required and they are time management, customer service and personal service, clerical abilities and working with a team or people management. Electricians are required to have interpersonal skills which are; observation skills and empathy, instruction, active listening and communication skills.