The purpose of the Journeyman Electrician is to install, modify, repair, maintain, troubleshoot, test, and load new and existing electrical lines, circuits, systems, and associated fixtures, controls, and equipment.
Installs, modifies, repairs, maintains, troubleshoots, tests, and loads new and existing electrical lines, circuits, systems, and associated fixtures, controls, and equipment. These include secondary power distribution lines and circuits used to supply a wide range of voltage, amperage, phase, and frequency requirements, to distribution panels, switchgear, power and control circuits; industrial multiphase systems; thermocouple sensors; electrical intrusion alarm and fire alarm system; emergency warning systems; lighting protection systems; high intensity lighting systems with associated controls; target mechanisms; AC and DC rectification systems; galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems which prevent corrosion on underground or submerged equipment and pipes; amplifier circuits; and related electrical equipment. Can run CAT 5/6 or coax cable, and can splice and terminate onto RJ45, RJ11, RG6, or RG11 connectors.
Works from building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, engineering, drawings, electrical maintenance repair manuals to plan/lay out the routing, placement type, size, gauge, balance, load, continuity, safe operation of electrical lines, circuits, systems, equipment controls that support industrial operations, computer complexes and similar complex electrical loads.
Traces hard-to-locate defects or problems associated with the completion of repairs and installations. Determines location and places distribution panels, boxes, fittings, connections, install wiring, couplings, conduit, relays, fixtures, transformers and other electrical devices including electrical service entrances.
Skill and Knowledge
Knowledge of the operation and installation of a variety of complete electrical systems and equipment, such as series, parallel, and compound circuits for single and multiple phase alternating current of varying voltage, amperage, and frequency; wiring systems in industrial complexes and in buildings; and power or regulating and control circuits and distribution panels to industrial machinery, motor control station, PLC, VFD’s, computers or laboratory and other electrical equipment in order to plan, lay out, install, modify, troubleshoot, and repair a variety of complete systems as well as any parts of these systems.
Knowledge of the various gauges, sizes, and types of wire, conduit, couplings, fittings, relays, boxes, circuit breakers, and other electrical devices, and the ability to arrange and install them in ways that insure proper and safe operation of electrical systems and equipment.
Ability to interpret and apply the National Electrical Code, local codes, building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, and engineering drawings, and to use trade formulas to calculate common properties, e.g., voltage, voltage drop and current capability in series and parallel circuits, resistance, inductance, capacitance, power factor, current flow, and temperature, and length in single and multiple raceways, conduits, gutters, and cable trays.
Skill in the use of hand tools; power tools, such as cable pullers, hydraulic benders, and pipe. Skill and Knowledge threading machines; and a wide variety of test equipment, for example, meggers, vibration meter, multi-meters, frequency meters, watt meters, power factor meters, advanced earth ground tester, phase rotation meters, audio tone location equipment, high potential testers, ground fault interrupter testing equipment, recording amp meters, circuit analyzers, circuit breaker testers, resistance bridges, and cathodic protection test sets.
Knowledge of National Electrical Code requirements to ensure the safe and proper operation of systems and equipment.
Basic familiarity with electronics to recognize parts, such as resistors, capacitors, and transistors; operate basic test equipment such as signal generators, signal tracers, and oscilloscopes; and read schematics of uncomplicated assemblies to determine locations of defective parts.
The electrician works from building plans, wiring diagrams, and engineering drawings. Electrician plans and lays out the routing, placement, and arrangement of industrial or similarly complex systems, circuits, controls, and equipment. Electrician determines installations and repairs including such considerations as the types, sizes, gauges, and lay out of conduit, wiring, couplings, fittings, relays, controls, and distribution panels, and other electrical devices used in a variety of complete electrical systems and the best methods of installation and repair. Electrician completes installations, modifications, and repairs, and load and test systems, circuits, equipment, and controls with little or no supervisory review during the progress or upon completion of work. The VA COR checks overall work to ensure that it meets NEC trade standards and is completed in a timely manner. The electrician will be asked to work over time for emergencies or for TJC mandated life safety inspections.
Repairs and installations are made from ladders, scaffolding, platforms, and other hard-to-reach places. This requires the electrician to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. The work requires frequently lifting and carrying of tools, equipment, and parts that weigh up to 20 pounds and, less often, up to 40 pounds.