The electrical trade is normally learned by completing a 4- or 5-year apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship gives trainees a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the trade.
Position: Apprentice Electrician
Location: Denver, CO
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Plans 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 local electrical codes.
- Prepares sketches showing location of wiring and equipment, or follows diagrams or blueprints, ensuring that
- concealed wiring is installed before completion of future walls, ceilings, and flooring.
- Measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles, and installs electrical conduit, using tools, such as hacksaw, pipe
- threader, and conduit bender.
- Pulls wiring through conduit, assisted by electrician helper.
- Splices wires by stripping insulation from terminal leads, using knife or pliers, twisting or soldering wires
- together, and applying tape or terminal caps.
- Connects wiring to lighting fixtures and power equipment, using hand tools.
- Installs control and distribution apparatus, such as switches, relays, and circuit-breaker panels, fastening in
- place with screws or bolts, using hand tools and power tools.
- Connects power cables to equipment, such as electric range or motor, and installs grounding leads.
- Tests continuity of circuit to ensure electrical compatibility and safety of components, using testing
- instruments, such as ohmmeter, battery and buzzer, and oscilloscope.
- Observes functioning of installed equipment or system to detect hazards and need for adjustments, relocation,
- or replacement.
- May repair faulty equipment or systems.
- Perform additional duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
The electrical trade is normally learned by completing a 4- or 5-year apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship gives trainees a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the trade. High school courses in mathematics, electricity, electronics, mechanical drawing, science, and shop provide a good background and technical schools also are beneficial. Usually must pass an examination that tests their knowledge of electrical theory, the National Electrical Code, and local electric and building codes.
Who We Are:
Duro Electric Company began operations in 1979 with a handful of employees and a few service trucks. Since that time, we’ve grown to be one of the top electrical contractors in Colorado. Our proficiency in competitive bidding, attention to detail and emphasis on integrity and customer service has made our growth and success possible.
Physical Requirements and Demands:
This form is used to collect information required to define the essential functions of a job. Essential functions are the basic, fundamental tasks that must be performed in order to complete the job’s assigned responsibilities; i.e. the position exists to perform the function.
- CROUCHING: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
- FINGERING: Picking, pinching, typing, writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arms as in handling.
- LIFTING: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This fact is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles. (Average 50 pounds.)
- REACHING: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. (Average distance 3 feet.)
- SITTING: Activity limited to sitting with only occasional opportunity to walk or stand.
- STANDING: For sustained periods of time.
WALKING: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
- Visual Acuity
- Visual perception of detail at distances close to the eyes; data and figures, computer terminal; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, operation/repair of machines
- Worker is subject to inside environmental conditions; protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
- The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions; no effective protection from weather.
- The worker is subject to both environmental conditions; activities occur inside and outside.
- Worker is subject to extreme cold; temperatures below 32 for periods of more than one hour.
- Worker is subject to extreme heat; temperatures above 100 for periods of more than one hour.
- Worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
- Worker is subject to vibration; exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
- Worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on high places, exposure to heat or chemicals.
- Worker is subject to atmospheric conditions; one or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
- Worker is subject to oils. There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.
- Worker is subject to emergency situations involving hazards, elements and limited response time, creating stressful situations.
- Worker is subject to night work hours; rotating shifts.
- PUBLIC CONTACT:
- HANDLING CONFLICT
- HANDLING MULTIPLE PRIORITIES
- MAKE DECISIONS WITH LIMITED INFORMATION
- MAKE NON-ROUTINE OR UNEXPECTED JUDGMENTS
- OPERATE IN ABSENCE OF CLEAR EXPECTATIONS OR PROCEDURES
- OPERATE UNDER SHORT TIMEFRAMES; DEADLINES
- SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES OF ERROR; THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY
- USE OF TACT AND DIPLOMACY
- Apply procedure
- Develop new procedure
- INFORMATION ORDERING; ARRANGE THINGS OR ACTIONS IN A CERTAIN ORDER
- VISUALIZATION – IMAGINING HOW SOMETHING WILL WORK
- COMPARISON OF LETTERS, NUMBERS OR PATTERNS QUICKLY AND ACCURATELY (Requires a strong analytical ability.)
- COMMUNICATION SKILLS (Internal and External Customers):
- Develop written communications requiring grammar skills
- Interact with customers on an explanatory basis
- Interact with groups of people; co-workers, subordinates
- Use of telephones, 2-way radios, public address systems
- MATH SKILLS:
- Basic skills of addition, subtraction and multiplication
- Advanced math skills
- READING SKILLS:
- Basic instructional material
- Technical information
- OTHER: Basic accounting knowledge.
- OTHER: Basic knowledge of personal computers.
- OTHER: Travel required
Job Type: Full-Time
- Salary range is $15 to start $24 at full rate; $1 increases every other quarter.
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