WHAT ARE THE TASKS OF AN ELECTRICIAN
They may perform the following:
Determine job requirements by reading electrical, architectural and mechanical diagrams, drawings or specifications.
It’s their job description to plan the layout of wiring systems
To do all the testing, locate and repair electrical malfunctions
The installing electrical and electronical control systems
The assemble and fabricate electrical and electronic components and appliances
The connection electrical equipment to power supplies
To maintain automated production processes.
To perform the above tasks of an electrician, you may find that the following requirements are needed
You should be able to enjoy mathematical and technical activities
Be practical and good hand-eye coordination
Have a good eyesight and normal colour vision or get your eyes checked for spectacles
Performing diagnostic ability
Have an aptitude for mechanics and electronics
Should be able to do precise and detailed work
Always able to work as part of a team
Able to work independently
Should be physically fit
And have good communication skills, your job will be communicating with clientele and colleagues
Where can an electrician work?
Well to sum it all up basically we would say anyway where there is electricity. They can work in centers or manufacturers’ factories. They may have a considerable amount of contact with the public. They may work in confined spaces and have to stand for long periods. They may also be required to work at heights on roofs, towers and masts.
Electricians may install insulated cables and connect switches, outlets and other fittings; connect circuit breakers, transformers, motors, heaters and other electrical equipment; and install electrical equipment such as storage heaters, water heaters, electric signs, switchboards, motors and other electrical equipment. Electricians must be aware of safety regulations and must often wear and use supplied protective equipment to minimize risks.
With experience and possibly some business training, electricians may specialize as electrical contractors, who order materials, organize staff to meet customer needs and carry out other tasks associated with running a business
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
KOBUS LABUSCHAGNE is the owner of Autogate and has well trained and qualified Electricians who work 24/7 hours a day as electricians. Should you require more info regarding electrical work and contracts, please feel free to visit his website. www.autogate.co.za