Helpers - Electricians


ABOUT THE JOB

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

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Operate cutting torches and welding equipment, while working with conduit and metal components to construct devices associated with electrical functions.
  • Break up concrete, using airhammer, to facilitate installation, construction, or repair of equipment.
  • Bolt component parts together to form tower assemblies, using hand tools.
  • Dig trenches or holes for installation of conduit or supports.
  • Solder electrical connections, using soldering iron.
  • String transmission lines or cables through ducts or conduits, under the ground, through equipment, or to towers.
  • Requisition materials, using warehouse requisition or release forms.
  • Trim trees and clear undergrowth along right-of-way.
  • 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.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  • 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.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

ABILITIES YOU'LL NEED TO HAVE

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • 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.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

AT A GLANCE

EDUCATION REQUIRED

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

WAGES

In 2015, the average annual wage in a Tennessee was $28,430 with most people making betweeen $20,670 and $38,340

WAGES BY INDUSTRY

Building Equipment Contractors: $27,900.00

Employment Services: $27,640.00

Nonresidential Building Construction: $30,120.00