What is a Journeyman Electrician? A cruise electrician is a trained, skilled and adaptable mechanic. They have spent many years under the guidance of another journeyman or a master electrician learning about the electrical trade.
A journeyman can install and maintain many electrical systems in homes, apartments, and facilities such as condominiums, strip malls, schools, hospitals, sewage, and other facilities. Manufacturing.
This includes installing and replacing new lighting and lighting control systems, sockets, motors, motor controls, heating equipment, and building automation systems that control the operation of all, including the facility’s energy use.
Journeyman Electrician Duties & Responsibilities:
- Conduct inspections, perform assessments, and electrically connect consumers to identify issues of concern.
- Choose the most appropriate course of action, given the constraints of the project.
- Write electrical maintenance reports, including inspections, test results, final situation prognosis, and problem-solving steps for each job or situation.
- Install and ensure the operation of wires, plugs, control panels, switchgear, electrical cabinets, and similar equipment.
- Maintain a safe work environment by following all company rules and OSHA safety standards
- Travel between job sites and be responsible for the standard tools and equipment needed to perform assigned tasks
- Attend all technical training courses
- Comply with service standards, work instructions, and customer requirements
- Maintain professional, respectful, and timely service
How to become a Journeyman electrician
The first step to becoming a Journeyman electrician is realizing that you are making a great career choice. The old notions of an electrician visiting homes in overalls, a cigarette in his mouth, and laceless shoes are no longer relevant.
Every Journeyman electrician started his career as an electrician’s apprentice. Apprenticeship is an entry-level position for those who aspire to become an electrician.
Journeyman Electrician Apprenticeship Program
The IBEW, IEC, and ABC Electrician Apprenticeships offer three, four, and five-year programs that build a strong foundation in electrical theory, electrical construction, blueprints, and wiring diagrams. , National Electrical Code (NEC), electrical safety, and more.
Apprentices receive on-the-job training as well as continuing classroom education throughout their apprenticeship.
By the end of their training, apprentices have accumulated enough hours – 4,000 or 8,000 (depending on program) – required to sit for their Journeyman electrician’s degree.
Journeyman electricians typically fall into one of three majors: Residential, Commercial, and Industrial.
A commercial electrician or Inside Wireman working on a construction site or for a company’s service department.
Working in service means responding to a customer’s immediate need for electrical repair or installation (you can be a lone wolf and get a service van).
Every day can be different.
On Monday, they can go inside to install a lighting control system in a high-rise building, and on Tuesday, install a conduit (conduit) in a ditch outside the building to supply electricity to a building. Transformers.
They are responsible, but not limited to:
- Comply with local, city, state, and national electrical codes
- Read blueprints, diagrams, and wiring diagrams correctly
- Gather the suitable materials for everyday tasks
- Install conduit by hand, mechanical or hydraulic bending machine
- Install new wiring in an existing system or repair old wiring
- Power and control for motors, HVAC, and other equipment
Installation of fire alarm, security, lighting control, data/telecommunication, and energy management systems
Mounting panels, transformers, switches, switches, and other types of equipment
Troubleshoot and repair all systems (VERY IMPORTANT!)
If you are a good employee and deliver consistent results, you can become a manager.
The foreman is responsible for assigning crew tasks, ordering materials, working with other trades, reviewing electrical plans, maintaining a safe work environment, and more!
This position also gets a raise, usually 5% of the Journeyman’s salary.
An industrial electrician is a licensed Journeyman or Master electrician who specializes in the knowledge and skills involved in installing and maintaining electrical equipment in industrial environments.
These individuals are employed by the maintenance departments of factories, mills, mines, shipyards, oil and gas rigs, drilling rigs, and other industrial environments. They may have device-specific certifications they maintain.
An industrial electrician may be responsible, but not limited to:
- Understand how your facility’s electrical system operates under normal and emergency conditions
- Perform preventive maintenance on variable frequency drives (VFDs), motors, pumps, generators, etc.
- Install or repair faulty equipment, wiring, or control equipment
- Troubleshoot equipment failures using a variety of gauges
- Ability to read blueprints, diagrams, and diagrams
A Journeyman and a Master Electrician
A master electrician is an experienced and skilled electrician. Master electricians can supervise, serve as a foreman and obtain electrical work permits. In most states, master electricians are allowed to open their own electric companies.
To become a master electrician, you must work enough hours to take your state or city’s electrical master’s exam.
In most states, the requirements total 12,000 hours – an average of 2,000 hours per year – and two years of service as a passenger.
After you meet the requirements – 12,000 hours – you will need to study for the exam. Preparatory courses are available to purchase online or in bookstores or check your local library for study materials.
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