Performs skilled work in the installation and repair of electrical systems and equipment; does related work as required.




Under the general supervision of supervisory level maintenance personnel an employee in this class performs skilled work in applying the techniques of the trade in the installation and repair of wiring, *electrical fixtures, apparatus, and control equipment according to specifications and codes. An employee in this class must determine causes of trouble in electrical systems. An employee in this class pos­sesses the necessary knowledges, skills and abilities to perform any or all-skilled tasks of the trade, which distinguishes classifications that perform electrical work of lesser difficulty, which requires fewer skills.

An employee in this class receives assignments orally from the supervisor, who may supplement the oral instructions with sketches, diagrams, or blueprints. The supervisor reviews assignments by discussing same or through personal inspection. An employee in this class occasionally may exercise direct supervision over a small number of workers who perform unskilled tasks such as holding wires or fixtures or carrying equipment.




Plans layout consistent with the scope of assignments to minimize waste, to pro­vide access for future maintenance, and to avoid unsightly or hazardous wiring, con­sistent with specifications and electrical codes.

Draws sketches, which illustrate location and sequence of wiring and ancillary equipment or follows diagnosis on blueprints drawn by architects or contractors.

Measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles, and installs electrical conduit by using such tools as hand saws, pipe threaders and conduit benders.

Pulls wires through conduit; splices wires by stripping insulation from terminal leads with knives or pliers, twisting or soldering wires together, and applying tape or terminal caps, and connects wiring to lighting fixtures by using hand tools such as screw drivers.

Installs control and distribution apparatus, such as switches, relays and circuit breaker panels and fastening same into place with screws or bolts by using drills, chisels, hammer and wrenches.

Tests continuity of circuits to ensure electrical compatibility and safety of components by using such instruments as ohmmeters, oscilloscopes, voltmeters, con­tinuity testers and test lamps.

Observes the functioning of newly installed equipment or systems to detect haz­ards and needs for adjustment or replacement.

Observes the functioning of established equipment or systems to detect electrical malfunctions by using test instruments such as ammeters, voltmeters, ohmmeters, continuity testers, and test lamps.

Repairs malfunctions by such methods as replacing burnt‑out elements and fuses, by‑passing or replacing defective wiring, locating suitable contact points, and cleaning or rewiring electric motors.

Estimates both materials needed and time needed to perform work.




Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, and equipment used in electrical work.

Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the electri­cal trade.






Thorough knowledge of local codes and regulations governing electrical installa­tion.

Good knowledge of principles and theories of electricity.

Skill in making electrical installations, repairs and adjustments.

Skill in the use of tools and materials used in the electrical trade.

Ability to read and understand sketches, drawings and blueprints.

Ability to‑follow oral instructions pertaining to electrical work.

Ability to estimate through considered or casual judgment and through measuring and counting both materials needed and duration of assignments.




Four (4) years of full time experience under a journey level Electrician which

provided training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Appren­ticeship training in the electrical trade, or training gained by the completion of technical courses in the electrical trade at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services may be substituted for the above training and experience on a year­-for‑year basis.


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