Taking Action Getting a Job: Electrical Mechanic

Posted at 9:26 PM, Apr 23, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-23 21:30:33-04

Job Number: 284858

Job Title: Electrical Mechanic

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Job Description: Mechanics are responsible to the Supervisor, or person designated by the Supervisor, for the assigned functions being performed in accordance with the policies and procedures of the company. It is their responsibility to assist in achieving the division’s aims and goals while operating within the guidelines of the company.

The responsibilities set forth, but not limited to, are:

Work will consist of installation, alterations, additions and/or repairs of electrical systems, conductors and associated materials and equipment within the commercial, industrial and residential electrical construction industry.


Must be able to work within precise limits or standards of accuracy, perform a variety of duties which may change often. Must use reason and logic, perform arithmetical operations rapidly and accurately, see detail in objects or drawings and recognize slight differences in shapes or shadings, and picture flat drawings as 3-dimensional objects.

1. Direct and work with helper and/or other assigned personnel.

2. Plan layout, install, and repair wiring, electrical fixtures, apparatus, and control equipment.

3. Plan new or modified installations to minimize waste of materials, provide access for future maintenance, and avoid unsightly, hazardous, and unreliable wiring, consistent with specifications and national and local electrical codes.

4. Prepare sketches showing location of wiring and equipment, or follow diagrams or blueprints, insuring that concealed wiring is installed before completion of future walls, ceilings and flooring.

5. Measure, cut, bend, thread, assemble, and install electrical conduit, using such tools as hacksaw, pipe threader, and conduit bender.

6. Pulling wire; splice wires by stripping insulation from terminal leads with knife or pliers, twisting or soldering wires together, and applying tape or terminal caps.

7. Connect wiring to lighting fixtures, power equipment, motors and other required electrical apparatus, using hand tools and power tools.

8. Test continuity of circuit to insure electrical compatibility and safety of components, using testing instruments.

9. Observe functions of installed equipment or system to determine hazards and need for adjustments, relocation, or replacement.

10. May repair faulty equipment or systems.

11. Complete required paperwork.

12. Monitor safety program.

13. Demonstrate knowledge of all tools and equipment.

14. Demonstrate efficient knowledge of trade.

15. Coordinate with other trades.

16. Plan work – responsible for materials and tools.

17. Trouble-shoot all electric systems.