Becoming an Electrician (General)
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Becoming an Electrician (General)

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Also known as Electrical Fitter.
Installs, tests, connects, commissions, maintains and modifies electrical equipment, wiring and control systems. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time 1 - 4 years
Average pay $91,132
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 33,600

What does an Electrician (General) do?

  • examining blueprints, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine sequences and methods of operation
  • measuring and laying out installation reference points
  • selecting, cutting and connecting wire and cable to terminals and connectors
  • using electrical and electronic test instruments to trace and diagnose faults
  • repairing and replacing faulty wiring and defective parts
  • positioning and installing electrical switchboards
  • connecting electrical systems to power supply
  • testing continuity of circuit


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