Choosing careers in electrical can open a world of opportunities, from starting as a journeyman to becoming a licensed electrician. You can even become an engineer who designs systems to operate a city or own your own electrical repair company. Each step along the way of your journey down the electrician path is important, as you learn the critical skills and judgment necessary for successful electrical careers.
At 128 Plumbing, we don’t just support plumbing and HVAC system careers. We also have a talented team of electricians, including Master Electricians capable of guiding those new to electrical careers. We’ve put together a short list of qualifications for different careers in electrical to help you find a good fit.
Many people that work with electricity are referred to as electricians. They may focus on construction electrical careers or maintenance electrical careers, usually working in both private residences and commercial or office spaces. Although certified electricians are licensed to perform electrical work in most areas, many electricians prefer to specialize and perform different types of tasks, from reading blueprints and designing the layout of the systems, to installing and maintaining wiring systems in different types of buildings.
Electrical careers can cover many sub-specialties. Here are a few careers that involve the infrastructure and installation of electrical systems.
Electrical inside wiremen receive training on how to maintain and install electrical lighting, fire alarms, security, and electrical grounding systems within a home or facility.
Our electrical team at 128 Plumbing is dedicated to supplying customers with exemplary electrical service throughout their careers. Our electricians have been trained to provide electrical support for our many services, including HVAC installation and repair and plumbing. Air handlers, furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters, garbage disposals, and sump pumps all require properly connected electrical service.
As a 128 Plumbing inside wiremen, you may hook up electrical power to control panels, install conduit systems, and upgrade panels to match today’s energy requirements. Our electricians are also responsible for wiring a home for “smart” electronics and appliances.
They can repair items such as ceiling fans, bathroom fans, switches, and outlets or help re-wire older homes to accommodate higher energy usage. Some of our electricians focus more on installation, including new HVAC systems, generators, home security and automation systems, and whole-house electrical surge protectors.
Many times, residential or electrical wiremen may learn on the job, working with many different arrangements. Having diverse knowledge and experience is essential for success in these careers
For individuals who enjoy conceptualizing, electrical engineer careers are exciting and challenging. Electrical engineers design, develop, and test electrical equipment.
Careers in electrical engineering require a strong background in mathematics and physics. Most electrical engineer jobs require a bachelor’s degree in an engineering field, such as electronics engineering, electrical engineering, or electrical engineering technology. When you’re exploring careers in electrical engineering, it’s important to make sure that the degree program you choose is accredited by the ABET.
Electrician careers can span from immediately graduating trade school to working as project managers on a city-wide scale. Electrician careers typically build on electrical experience and education.
Initially, those involved in electrical careers begin as electrician’s helpers, handling the materials and caring for the equipment. An electrical apprentice will help a master electrician install, repair, or upgrade electrical systems, conductors, or other electric equipment. They usually work under supervision for most tasks until they reach 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and 144 hours of classroom study.
After the apprentice fulfills their training requirements, they’re eligible for a position as a journeyman electrician. These individuals can install, upgrade, or add to electrical equipment on their own, although they may be supervised by a Master Electrician for large or complex projects. As journeyman electricians progress in their careers, they may supervise apprentice electricians. Most states require journeyman licensing. Part of the job also involves being able to read and interpret blueprints to terminate cable and install or troubleshoot electrical wiring according to drawings.
Some states also refer to this job as an electrical contractor. They may supervise teams of journeymen, apprentices, and helper electricians. In these positions, it’s not unusual for individuals to own their own electrical contracting business. The state of Massachusetts provides a list of required documents and information on the examination for interested candidates.
If your looking to advance your electrical career, browse the job opportunities at 128 Plumbing. We have full-time positions available for those experienced in the electrical field. With competitive pay, flexible scheduling, and in-house training, an electrical job at 128 Plumbing could be the start of a satisfying electrical career.
Visit us online or give us a call at 781-670-3261 to see if we are a good fit for you. Our supportive team members can help you on your way to success and an electrical professional.