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TVA electricians, Tennessee, 1942.
TVA electricians, Tennessee, 1942.

An electrician is a tradesman specializing in electrical wiring of buildings and related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure.[1] In theater, the term Electrician is generally applied to those that work with the various aspects of lighting. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 474 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1621 × 2048 pixel, file size: 529 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) TITLE: Electric power transmission lines from a TVA dams hydroelectric plant CALL NUMBER: LC-USW36-339 [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-fsac-1a35245 (digital... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 474 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1621 × 2048 pixel, file size: 529 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) TITLE: Electric power transmission lines from a TVA dams hydroelectric plant CALL NUMBER: LC-USW36-339 [P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-DIG-fsac-1a35245 (digital... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A tradesman is a skilled manual worker in a particular trade or craft. ...

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Terminology

In the United States electricians are sometimes referred to as Inside Wireman as opposed to Outside Linemen who work on electric utility company distribution systems at higher voltages. "Electrician" is also used as the name of a role in stagecraft, where electricians are tasked primarily with hanging, focusing, and operating stage lighting. In this context, the Master Electrician is the show's chief electrician. Although theater electricians routinely perform electrical work on stage lighting instruments and equipment, they are not part of the electrical trade and have a different set of skills and qualifications from the electricians that work on building wiring. Linemen repairing overhead lines (that supply power to trains) Linemen repairing electricity distribution lines (that supply power to homes) A lineman or linesman is a tradesman who constructs and maintains electric power transmission and distribution facilities. ... 11kV/400V-230V transformer in an older suburb of Wellington, New Zealand Electricity distribution is the penultimate stage in the delivery (before retail) of electricity to end users. ... Stagecraft (or Technical Theatre) is the art of building, attaching, and rigging scenery for theater and television as well as other technical aspects of performance including sound, costuming, makeup, and lighting. ... This is a current Stagecraft collaboration! Please help improve it to good article standard. ... The Master Electrician (or ME) in a theatre is responsible for implementing the lighting design for a production drawn up by the Lighting designer. ... In theater, the term Electrician is generally applied to those that work with the various aspects of lighting. ...


Training and regulation of trade

An electrician hooking up a generator to a home's electrical panel.
An electrician hooking up a generator to a home's electrical panel.

In most countries, the job of an electrician is a regulated trade for safety reasons due to the many hazards of working with electricity, requiring testing, registration, or licensing. Licensing of electricians is controlled through government and/or professional societies.. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 672 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Electrician Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 672 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Electrician Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Sign warning of possible electric shock hazard An electric shock can occur upon contact of a humans body with any source of voltage high enough to cause sufficient current flow through the muscles or hair. ...


United States

In the United States licensing requirements for construction work are controlled by local building officials. Typically, certain types of electrical work are only permitted to be performed by a Journeyman or Master electrician. The requirements for becoming a journeyman or master electrician, and the types of work they are permitted to do, vary between states; however, there are often interstate reciprocity agreements. Not all states offer a statewide journeyman or master electrician license. To licence or grant licence is to give permission. ...


Before electricians are allowed to work without supervision, they are usually required to serve an apprenticeship lasting from 3 to 5 years under the general supervision of a Master Electrician ( The most famous Master electrician of the US is "Jack the Electrician" He was renowned for his skills in turning the lights on and off, and touched many a person by pulling the plug in and out. In and Out.) and usually the direct supervision of a Journeyman Electrician. Schooling in electrical theory and electrical building codes is usually required to complete the apprenticeship program. A Journeyman electrician is a well rounded craftsman trained in all phases of electrical construction installation in various building styles and maintenance of equipment after installation. A Journeyman is usually permitted to perform all types of electrical work except design of electrical systems[2][3]. A Master Electrician must first be a Journeyman and usually has a minimum of two years more experience and has to pass further testing. A Master Electrician is further trained in layout, estimation, and design of electrical installations. Apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of skilled crafts practitioners, which is still popular in some countries. ... A master tradesman is a person who has a greater level of skill than most in the licensed trades; this is usually granted following instruction, testing and a period of practical experience. ... For other uses, see Journeyman (disambiguation). ... An artisan, also called a craftsman,[1] is a skilled manual worker who uses tools and machinery in a particular craft. ...


Certification usually requires experience and a passing score on a written test. The written test usually includes questions about the NFPA's National Electrical Code, and load calculations. The National Fire Protection Association (established 1896) is an independent, voluntary-membership, nonprofit (tax-exempt) organization. ... The National Electric Code Handbook, 2005 edition The National Electrical Code (NEC), or NFPA 70, is a U.S. standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment. ...


Trade Organizations

Many unions represent electricians such as the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; the International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine, and Furniture Workers; International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers; United Auto Workers; and the United Steelworkers.[4]
Many merit-shop training and apprenticeship programs also exist, including those offered by such as trade associations as Associated Builders and Contractors and Independent Electrical Contractors. These organizations provide comprehensive training, in accordance with with U.S. Department of Labor regulations, for this challenging but fulfilling career.
http://www.bls.gov/k12/build06.htm The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is a labor union which represents workers in the electrical industry in the United States and Canada, particularly electricians in the construction industry and linemen and other employees of public utilities. ... The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers is an AFL-CIO/CLC trade union representing over 730,000 workers in more than 200 industries. ... The United Auto Workers (UAW), headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, officially the United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Union, is one of the largest labor unions in North America, The UAW has approximately 540,000 active members and over 500,000 retired members in the United States, Canada... The United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (United Steelworkers or USW) claims over 1. ...


See also

In a film crew there are two kinds of best boy; Best Boy Electric and Best Boy Grip. ... A building code, or building control, is a set of rules that specify the minimum acceptable level of safety for constructed objects such as buildings and nonbuilding structures. ... For other uses, see Circuit breaker (disambiguation). ... A fairly standard American circuit breaker panel manufactured by General Electric and using interchangeable circuit breakers A distribution board (known in the United States as a (circuit) breaker panel, panelboard, or load center or for old ones, fuse box) is a mounting enclosure for multiple electrical circuit breakers. ... This article is about plugs and sockets only intended for common domestic (residential) use. ... In theater, the term Electrician is generally applied to those that work with the various aspects of lighting. ... Electricity (from New Latin Ä“lectricus, amberlike) is a general term for a variety of phenomena resulting from the presence and flow of electric charge. ... Most of the industrialized world is lit by electric lights, which are used both at night and to provide additional light during the daytime. ... This article is about electrical switches. ... Electrical wiring in general refers to insulated conductors used to carry electricity, and associated devices. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Industrial power plug is used here to refer to those power connectors that, unlike ordinary mains power plugs, are not used for the average domestic appliance but rather for more heavy-duty applications such as arc welders, cranes, cinemas, large cooking ranges, etc. ... The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is a labor union which represents workers in the electrical industry in the United States and Canada, particularly electricians in the construction industry and linemen and other employees of public utilities. ... Moritz Volz (born January 21, 1983 in Siegen) is a German footballer currently playing for Fulham in London, England. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Linemen repairing overhead lines (that supply power to trains) Linemen repairing electricity distribution lines (that supply power to homes) A lineman or linesman is a tradesman who constructs and maintains electric power transmission and distribution facilities. ... The National Electric Code Handbook, 2005 edition The National Electrical Code (NEC), or NFPA 70, is a standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment. ... A power cable is an assembly of two or more electrical conductors, usually held together with an overall sheath. ... A power cord or mains cable is a cable that temporarily connects an electrical appliance to an electrical power source. ... A residual current device (RCD) A residual current device (RCD), or residual current circuit breaker (RCCB), is an electrical wiring device that disconnects a circuit whenever it detects that the flow of current is not balanced between the phase (hot) conductor and the neutral conductor. ... Electrical switches. ... A wire is a single, usually cylindrical, elongated strand of drawn metal. ...

Tools of the trade

Electrical tape, standard black Electrical tape, color coded (grounding) Electrical tape is a type of pressure-sensitive tape used to insulate electrical wires and other material that conduct electricity. ... Atlantic herring, Clupea harengus: one of the most abundant species of fish in the world. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Linemans pliers are a specialized type of side-cutting pliers used by Electricians and other tradespersons to cut and bend wire and cable, and to hammer other small tools, such as a chisel or screwdriver, and to hammer various types of hardware, especially staples and small nails. ... A digital multimeter A low cost digital multimeter An analog benchtop multimeter A multimeter or a multitester is an electronic measuring instrument that combines several functions in one unit. ... Needle-nose pliers are both cutting and gripping pliers used by electricians and other tradespersons to bend, re-position and cut wire. ... Rotosplits are a highly-specialized, brand-name tool used in stripping the casing from metallic-clad electrical power cable (MC Cable). ... A solenoid voltmeter is a specific type of voltmeter used by electricians in the testing and debug of electrical power circuits. ... A simple manual wire stripper An automatic wire stripper Stripped copper wire A wire stripper is a small, hand-held device used to strip the insulation from electric wires. ... A wireless light switch is a light switch that uses radio transmissions to command a light to turn off or on, instead of interrupting the power line going to the light. ...

References

  1. ^ Roger Jones (2004). Electrician. Trotman Publishing. ISBN 0856609978. 
  2. ^ West Virginia Journeyman Electrician. American Contractors Exam Services. Retrieved on 2007-06-30.
  3. ^ Requirements to apply for an Electrician Certificate. Retrieved on 2007-06-30.
  4. ^ Electricians. Electricians. US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (2006-08-04). Retrieved on 2007-06-30.

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Electricians may be employed in the construction of new buildings or maintenance of existing electrical infrastructure.
"Electrician" is also used as the name of a role in stagecraft, where electricians are tasked primarily with hanging, focusing, and operating stage lighting.
Although theater electricians routinely perform electrical work on stage lighting instruments and equipment, they are not part of the electrical trade and have a different set of skills and qualifications from the electricians that work on building wiring.
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Employment of electricians is expected to increase as fast as average for all occupations through the year 2014.
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