Specialization on electrical wiring of buildings, machines and stationary is done by 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. To become an electrician there are two educational ways which are having the equivalent degree or having a high school diploma.
Practical courses, physical science and fundamentals are some of the areas that are focused in high school diploma. Fundamental requires one to be good in algebra while physical science requires one to have an understanding particularly in physics of electrical current and finally practical courses offer courses such as automotive mechanics, electronics wood shop so as to become an electrician. 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. Forming electrical circuits by connecting electrical wires to components and fixtures and testing completed circuit is one of the role of electrician.
The other 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. New and existing buildings are installed wiring, lighting and control systems which is in accordance with municipal codes as the other role of electricians. Reading and interpretation of architect blueprints, circuit diagrams and other technical documents is also done by an electrician.
Wiring of ships, mobile platforms, data, cable and airplanes are the various areas in which electricians specialize in. Courses like electrical engineering can be specialized as it’s a broad course. The work load of electricians is quite high and thus need to be actually available at all times. Activities that are required by an electrician’s presence is lifting of supplies, climbing ladders and lifting tools. Some of the postures used by electricians during their work is squatting, bending and kneeling.
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. Some skills are required in business understanding and they include; 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.