Electricians (except industrial and power system)

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7241

Electricians in this unit group lay out, assemble, install, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices and related equipment in buildings and other structures. They are employed by electrical contractors and maintenance departments of buildings and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.

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Job Duties for Electricians (except industrial and power system)

  • Read and interpret drawings, circuit diagrams and electrical code specifications to determine wiring layouts for new or existing installations
  • Pull wire through conduits and through holes in walls and floors
  • Install brackets and hangers to support electrical equipment
  • Install, replace and repair lighting fixtures and electrical control and distribution equipment, such as switches, relays and circuit breaker panels
  • Splice, join and connect wire to fixtures and components to form circuits
  • Test continuity of circuits using test equipment to ensure compatibility and safety of system, following installation, replacement or repair
  • Troubleshoot and isolate faults in electrical and electronic systems and remove and replace faulty components
  • Connect electrical power to audio and visual communication equipment, signalling devices and heating and cooling systems
  • Conduct preventive maintenance programs and keep maintenance records.

Working Conditions for Electricians (except industrial and power system)

Work is usually performed indoors, where safety measures should be followed to prevent injuries from live electricity and working from heights.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Construction Electrician
  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Building Construction Electrician
  • Building Electrician
  • Construction And Maintenance Electrician
  • Construction Electrician
  • Construction Electrician Apprentice
  • Domestic And Rural Electrician
  • Electrical Fixtures Installer
  • Electrical Wirer - Construction
  • Electrical Wiring Installer - Construction
  • Electrician
  • Electrician - Troubleshooter
  • Institution Electrician
  • Journeyman/woman Construction Electrician
  • Residential Construction Wirer
  • Residential Wireman/woman
  • Wiring Electrician

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