Projected Growth: Faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Some Preparation Needed
Your job is to Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.
Common job titles of Electricians’ Helpers include:
Experience and Education
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
62.45% said they needed a High School Diploma.
19.83% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.
Measure, cut, and bend wire and conduit, using measuring instruments and hand tools.
Examine electrical units for loose connections and broken insulation and tighten connections, using hand tools.
Drill holes and pull or push wiring through openings, using hand and power tools.
Strip insulation from wire ends, using wire stripping pliers, and attach wires to terminals for subsequent soldering.
Requisition materials, using warehouse requisition or release forms.
Maintain tools, vehicles, and equipment and keep parts and supplies in order.
Perform semi-skilled and unskilled laboring duties related to the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of electrical systems and equipment.
Clean work area and wash parts.
Transport tools, materials, equipment, and supplies to work site by hand, handtruck, or heavy, motorized truck.
String transmission lines or cables through ducts or conduits, under the ground, through equipment, or to towers.
Construct controllers and panels, using power drills, drill presses, taps, saws, and punches.
Thread conduit ends, connect couplings, and fabricate and secure conduit support brackets, using hand tools.
Dig trenches or holes for installation of conduit or supports.
Erect electrical system components and barricades, and rig scaffolds, hoists, and shoring.
Trace out short circuits in wiring, using test meter.
Break up concrete, using airhammer, to facilitate installation, construction, or repair of equipment.
Paint a variety of objects related to electrical functions.
Raise, lower, or position equipment, tools, and materials, using hoist, hand line, or block and tackle.
Install copper-clad ground rods, using a manual post driver.
Disassemble defective electrical equipment, replace defective or worn parts, and reassemble equipment, using hand tools.
Trim trees and clear undergrowth along right-of-way.
Solder electrical connections, using soldering iron.
Operate cutting torches and welding equipment, while working with conduit and metal components to construct devices associated with electrical functions.
Bolt component parts together to form tower assemblies, using hand tools.
Wire wrap guns
Wire stripping pliers
Two way radios
Transfer impedance meters
Tongue and groove pliers
Telescoping lighted pickups
Side cutting pliers
Residual current device RCD testers
Ratcheting cable cutters
Power conduit benders
Power cable cutters
Polyvinyl chloride PVC cutters
Pneumatic compacting equipment
Phillips head screwdrivers
Phase rotation meters
Non-contact voltage sensors
Nibbler cutting tools
Manual conduit benders
Loop PSC testers
Long nose pliers
Lighted magnet pickups
Internal snap ring pliers
Insulated socket sets
Insulated cable cutters
Insulated bolt cutters
Hydraulic conduit benders
Horizontal boring tools
Hex key sets
Heavy duty crimping tools
Hand operated indentors
Ground fault circuit interrupter GFCI testers
Gas leak detection devices
Fish tape pullers
External snap ring pliers
Extension lamp extractors
Electric impact drivers
Double-end can socket wrenches
Diagonal cutting pliers
Conduit locknut and reaming pliers
Conduit deburring tools
Circuit test meters
Cable tie guns
Cable splicing knives
Cable lacing needles
Cable labeling machines
Cable gripping gloves
Cabinet tip screwdrivers
Block and tackle equipment
Bear claw wire threaders
Automatic wire strippers
Adjustable widemouth pliers
Computer-aided drafting or design software
Report generation software
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Quality Control Analysis
Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.