ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY REQUIRED SKILLS/JOB & SALARY OUTLOOK
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.
SAMPLE OF REPORTED JOB TITLES
Electrician, Maintenance Electrician, Journeyman Electrician, Inside Wireman, Control Electrician, Electrician Technician, Industrial Electrician, Journeyman Wireman
Maintain current electrician’s license or identification card to meet governmental regulations.
Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using hand tools or power tools.
Assemble, install, test, or maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, or fixtures, using hand tools or power tools.
Test electrical systems or continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using testing devices, such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
Use a variety of tools or equipment, such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment, such as oscilloscopes, ammeters, or test lamps.
Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
Direct or train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures.
Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
TOOLS USED IN THIS OCCUPATION
Cable reels – Single reel cable trailers; Wheeled wire dispensers; Wire dollies; Wire hand caddies
Conduit benders – Cable benders; Electric conduit benders; Hydraulic conduit benders
Stripping tools – Cable jacket strippers; Self-adjusting insulation strippers; Universal stripping tools; Wire strippers
Voltage or current meters – Milliameters; Non-contact voltage detectors; Test lamps; Volt tick meters
Wire or cable cutters – Cable butt trimmers; High-leverage cable cutters; Insulated cable cutters; Utility cable cutters
TECHNOLOGY USED IN THIS OCCUPATION
Analytical or scientific software – Electrosoft FlashWorks; Elite Software E-Coord; Elite Software Inpoint; SoftEmpire Electrical Calculations
Computer aided design CAD software – One Mile Up Panel Planner; SmartDraw software
Data base user interface and query software – Insight Direct ServiceCEO; Resolve service management software; Sage Timberline Office software; Shafer Service Systems software
Project management software – Construction Master Pro software; Craftsman CD Estimator
Word processing software – Socrates Contractor’s Library
New Home Electrical Services
What can do for you?
Home Automation and Control
Home Theatre and Multi Room Audio
Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps
Heated Towel Rail Timers
Central Vacuuming Systems
Data and Communications
Security, Alarms and CCTV
Energy Efficiency and Solar
will work with you to design an electrical system that not only works within the architectural parameters of your home but also is practical enough to function for normal household use. know building a new home requires a lot of important decision making, which is why will take the time to discuss your electrical requirements and help you create your house into a home.
responsibility is to provide you with the most up to date and innovative solutions for your home. That is why work closely with our key suppliers to ensure deliver the latest technologies at a competitive price. have access to a wide range of quality products and along with our expert knowledge, you can rest assured your electrical decor and performance expectations are met.
believe energy efficient homes not only cost less to run but are more comfortable to live in. That is why you can rely on to give you expert advice and the best solutions to make your home warmer, drier and healthier to live in. See energy efficiency pages for more information.
When it comes to electrical installations, goal is to minimise your stress by providing an electrician who shows up on time, is well presented, professional and carries out your job with care and skill. Through innovation, planning and use of quality systems take pride in providing you with the highest level of customer service.
Electrical Installation Scheme for Hotel Rooms: Electrical Layout plan for a typical guest room
Many investors turn to with the question, how to plan electrical installations for a typical hotel room and what works best in practice? most common advice is to keep things simple and uncomplicated for the guest. believe that good technical solutions have to remain “invisible” for the guest. This means that they should function “smoothly” and should not disturb the guest’s stay in the hotel or suite.
How to plan electrical installations for a hotel?
This post tries to answer the question how to plan electrical installations for a hotel room in order to keep automation simple and user friendly? advise clients to answer the following questions:
Which functions provide extra comfort for the guests and improve their user experience?
Which functions reduce extra comfort for the guests and diminish their user experience?
Electrical Installations for a standard Hotel Room
Below is example of the most appropriate electrical installation solution for a hotel room or suite.
Electrical installations were divided into four groups:
hotel systems and locks,
Sockets marked with a star remain active after the card had been removed from the energy saving switch and the power for other power consumers has been cut. The introduced configuration can be extended or cut down on. All depending on the requirements of the investor and the type of guests he/she wishes to attract.
Electrical Safety in the Workplace: What are you obligated to do?
The maze of regulations and rules surrounding businesses can be blinding at the best of times, but the last thing you want to do is break a rule that is easy to put in place. Whether you’re a new business owner, or manager of an established business with new equipment, electrical safety in the workplace is one requirement that can be easily fulfilled.
While the law does not require electrical testing to be carried out, it does require your electrical equipment to be safe at all times. Electricity will always find the easiest path to earth. Any faults or weaknesses within your electrical installation or portable appliances can go undetected. In the event of another fault developing, this could lead to serious risk of fire, electrocution or death.
In the workplace the regulations specify that employers take steps to limit the risk of harm from electricity and electrical systems, and this includes both electrical installations and electrical equipment. These regulations apply to most electrical equipment – consumer, commercial and industrial – operating between 50 volts and 1,000 volts AC or between 75 volts and 1,500 volts DC.
The only way to ensure every effort is made towards a safe workplace, and to ensure you can back up your hard work if things go wrong, is to have regular electrical testing carried out on all the electrical equipment at your workplace. This will accurately identify faults, their locations and usually the recommended solution.
Increasingly, insurers are insisting that inspection and testing be carried out on a regular basis. If you suffer an avoidable accident, then under law if found guilty you will be deemed to have committed a criminal offence. Insurers will not pay fines or compensation for losses suffered resulting from a criminal offence
Things You Need To Do To Prepare Your Home for An Electrician
Electricity is an important part of your daily life. Most of the devices you use in your homes such as TVs, light bulbs, smart home devices, and heating systems cannot function without electricity. Whenever you recognize an electrical problem in your home, it is always important to call in a reputable and highly qualified electrician. However, electrical work can be quite inconveniencing and messy. As a homeowner, how do you ensure that the mess is kept at a minimum and there is no significant damage to the property?
What do you want the electrician to do for you? Make a list of all the electrical services you want. Are you looking to add value to an old property before selling it? Or, do you need cable wiring for your kitchen, basements or entertainment area? Write down everything you want to be done including a list of what to expect from the electrician. You will need to bring in an electrician who respects your home and brings high standards of work
Move Things Out Of The Way
Prior to the electrician’s arrival at your house, you will need to remove anything that could cause inconveniences and delays to the project. Any obstructions to accessing your homes main electrical panel should be removed. Move furniture and carpets to protect them from getting dusty and also to create space for moving electrical equipment. Fragile items should be kept safely away from the working area to prevent losses. If the electrical work will make it difficult for your family to carry out their day to day activities, for instance, if the electricity will be switched off, it will be advisable to move out until the work is completed.
Ensure That Your House Is Safe From Water Leaks
Is your house safe from water leaks? Remember, water and electricity have never mixed well. Ensure that your house is properly waterproofed. This is important especially during the winter or seasons of heavy rain. Water dripping from an electrical service panel can cause electrocution. Ensure that you inform the electrician before they start working in order to prepare him and also prevent any injuries
What Are Your Future Electrical Needs?
Are you looking to transform your home into a smart home in the future? Start planning for it now. Remember, if you intend to have a tech-friendly home with state of the art tech gadgets and smart home products, your electrical circuits will need to be good enough for the job. Any existing wiring that is either outdated or no longer meets your home’s power needs will need to be replaced. Before calling the electrician, identify all the areas in your home where you will need an extra phone socket or speakers and have them marked out before your electrician arrives.