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Helpers--Electricians

Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Measure, cut, and bend wire and conduit, using measuring instruments and hand tools.
    • Trace out short circuits in wiring, using test meter.
    • Strip insulation from wire ends, using wire stripping pliers, and attach wires to terminals for subsequent soldering.
    • 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.
    • Construct controllers and panels, using power drills, drill presses, taps, saws, and punches.
    • Clean work area and wash parts.
    • Maintain tools, vehicles, and equipment and keep parts and supplies in order.
    • Transport tools, materials, equipment, and supplies to work site by hand, handtruck, or heavy, motorized truck.
    • Install copper-clad ground rods, using a manual post driver.
    • Thread conduit ends, connect couplings, and fabricate and secure conduit support brackets, using hand tools.
    • Requisition materials, using warehouse requisition or release forms.
    • Disassemble defective electrical equipment, replace defective or worn parts, and reassemble equipment, using hand tools.
    • Erect electrical system components and barricades, and rig scaffolds, hoists, and shoring.
    • String transmission lines or cables through ducts or conduits, under the ground, through equipment, or to towers.
    • Perform semi-skilled and unskilled laboring duties related to the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of electrical systems and equipment.
    • Solder electrical connections, using soldering iron.
    • Dig trenches or holes for installation of conduit or supports.
    • Trim trees and clear undergrowth along right-of-way.
    • Bolt component parts together to form tower assemblies, using hand tools.
    • Raise, lower, or position equipment, tools, and materials, using hoist, hand line, or block and tackle.
    • Break up concrete, using airhammer, to facilitate installation, construction, or repair of equipment.
    • Operate cutting torches and welding equipment, while working with conduit and metal components to construct devices associated with electrical functions.
    • Paint a variety of objects related to electrical functions.

    Skills

    • Active Listening

      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.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    • Information Ordering

      The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

    Knowledge

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 32260/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 15.51/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 800
    • Yearly Projected Openings 110

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Dependability
    • Innovation
    • Concern for Others
    • Integrity
    • Self Control

    Tools

    • Wire or cable cutter
    • Screwdrivers
    • Hoists
    • Conduit benders
    • Circuit tester

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Office suite software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software

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