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Career as an Electrician

June 26th, 2019 No comments

Want to Make a Good, Secure Living?  Try the Electrical Trades.

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Most people when they pick a career are looking for something they enjoy doing; that will provide a challenge; and offer some security.  According to industry experts, becoming an electrician checks all these boxes.

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High Demand Profession

Not only is doing electrical work challenging and fulfilling, it is also in high demand.  Every day, the shortage in the skilled trades becomes more acute.  According to numbers from the National Electrical Contractors Association, 7,000 electricians join the field each year, but 10,000 retire.  Currently there are 20,095 openings for electricians.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 14 percent job growth for electricians through 2024. This is twice the national average of 7 percent. Electricians may also enjoy greater job security.

What’s the Job Entail?

The main tasks associated with being an electrician are wiring buildings for electrical power, lighting, or communications systems (and maintaining or repairing those systems).

An electrician is a tradesman specializing in electrical wiring of buildings, transmission lines, stationary machines, and related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure.

Electrician Duties

  • Interpreting blueprints of electrical systems to determine the location of outlets, circuits, and other equipment.
  • Visiting construction sites to install control, wiring, and lighting systems on new buildings.
  • Making service calls to inspect circuit breakers, transformers, and electrical components.
  • Using testing devices to troubleshoot problems in electrical equipment.
  • Working with power and hand tools to replace or repair faulty electrical wiring or parts.
  • Adhering to the National Electrical Code and local and state building rules.
  • Training and managing the work of other employees.

electrician drawing circuitHow to Become an Electrician

High school students who are interested in a trade can start by taking whatever relevant classes are available, such as industrial arts.  Completing high school is an important step, since most trade and technical schools (as well as many apprenticeships) require a high school diploma or GED.

Complete an associate degree (which typically takes two years) or a certificate (which could take anywhere from a few months to a year or more).  There are different types of trade schools, such as vocational schools, career colleges, and technical institutes. Some feature a range of different programs, while others specialize in certain areas.

There is simply no better way to learn the electrician trade than completing an apprenticeship over four years.  With apprenticeships, you get paid to learn from experienced professionals in real work environments while also completing formal classroom training.  When you complete your apprenticeship you will receive an industry-recognized credential as a journeyman electrician.

Artisan Electric logoHow Can Artisan Electric Help?

We would encourage anyone interested in a career as an electrician to stop by or give us a call at Artisan Electric.  We will be happy to answer your questions and encourage anyone to explore all the possibilities in our field.

Artisan Electric Looking For Experienced Electrician

July 3rd, 2018 No comments

Artisan Hiring Experience Electrician


JOIN THE “A-TEAM”

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The A-TEAM at Artisan Electric is looking to add a team member.  Who do you know that is in the electrical trades?  Someone who may not be satisfied with ethics, atmosphere, stress level, or management at their current company? Or someone who is looking for a new challenge with real growth opportunities?

Skills/Traits We Are Looking For
We are looking for candidates with some or all of the following types of traits / skills:

  • Must be hard wired to care about people and team members, and be committed to the social responsibility of doing ethical business.
  • Is willing, able, and enjoys being in new situations.Win Win quote
  • Is a problem solver!
  • Believes that business relationships must be WIN / WIN for all parties.
  • Journeyman electrician who has been thru a 4 year BAT certified apprentice program and has a minimum 4 years of post-apprenticeship residential and light commercial service experience.
  • No felony convictions and can pass a federal back ground check for work at secure facilities.
  • Is able to write proficiently and work with computers and basic computer applications.

An Uncompromising Reputation
Artisan Electric has built a reputation in the Lafayette community based on an uncompromising belief that if you treat your customers and employees fairly and with integrity, everyone prospers.  This philosophy has allowed Artisan to be successful and have sustained growth over the past 14 years.

Interested in Talking?
If you have the desire to be part of this type of organization and have some of the skills listed above (or know someone who does) please feel free to send me a resume at cvoglund@artisanelectric.net, or call us at 765-414-3913. We would like to talk with you about what Artisan Electric has to offer!

 

 

Chris Voglund
Owner/Journeyman Electrician