Commercial Electrician

Commercial Electrician

In commercial buildings licensed electricians to install, construct, and operate electrical systems. Such positions usually require rigorous training through apprenticeships, and must also be licensed. Some electricians start their training by earning the degree of an associate. Professional electricians must mount and operate the electrical equipment in commercial buildings. Electricians get their training through the degree or apprenticeship program of a partner. They also need to get a license from their electrician to do any electrical installation.

Commercial electricians may organize and schedule electrical systems, including tubing or pipe conduits often required by local electrical codes. As well as, the electrician may work from the general contractor’s provided blueprints. The electrician builds the conduits and controls the electrical wiring, whether constructing the system or operating from blueprints. Usually, these wires are terminated at switches, circuit breaker panels, and relays. Commercial electricians connect instruments that monitor the building of electricity, lighting, and heating systems. They also provide air-conditioning and refrigeration units with the wiring. Commercial electricians ensure continuity of wiring by using electrical test meters and ohmmeters to determine the compatibility and safety of the components. Throughout the construction of a new electrical device, these checks can be conducted to ensure its proper performance. The tests also serve to identify shorts and breaks in the system. The electrician shall fix or remove the wiring and conduits as required after finding the source of the problem.

Common hand tools Commercial Electrician used:

Commercial electricians work with a wide range of common hand tools including sawzalls, screwdrivers, pliers, and knives. The employer may provide the heavier equipment. Most electricians are familiar with the procedure of power tools, test meters, pipe threaders, and benders for conduits. Commercial electricians ought to be able to see and distinguish light because color-coded electrical wiring is often used. They should be able to stand, climb ladders, and spend long stretches in awkward positions. They will need to be able to bring up to fifty pounds to eye level regularly.

It is illegal to do any kind of electrical construction in most states, other than in one’s own (not rented) home, without an electrician’s license. To train for these licenses one takes either a degree program from an associate or an apprenticeship. Some universities offer highly focused degree programs for apprenticeship associates who have few core academic requirements and a linear path through a program through an agreement with an electrical contractor. To follow the training, a high school diploma or equivalent is required. Those taking an interest in becoming commercial electricians are encouraged to practice algebra, as electricians should be able to calculate their circuits for the load.

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