Commercial electricians install and maintain the electrical devices in commercial buildings and complexes. They are frequently involved in field service calls also.
Commercial electricians may plan and diagram electrical systems, including the conduits of tubing or pipe often required by local electrical codes. Or, the electrician may work from blueprints provided by the general contractor. Whether designing the system or working from blueprints, the electrician installs the conduits and runs the electrical wiring. These wires are usually terminated at switches, circuit breaker panels and relays. Commercial electricians wire instruments that control the power, lighting and heating units in buildings. They also provide wiring for air conditioning and refrigeration units.
Using electrical test meters and ohmmeters, commercial electricians ensure the continuity of wiring to ascertain compatibility and safety of the components. These tests may be performed during the installation of a new electrical system, to ensure its proper performance. The tests are also used to locate shorts and system breaks. After locating the source of the problem, the electrician repairs or replaces the wiring and conduits as needed.
Commercial electricians work with many standard hand tools including sawzalls, screwdrivers, pliers and knives. Heavier equipment may be provided by the employer. Most electricians are familiar with using power tools, test meters, pipe threaders and conduit benders.
Commercial electricians should be able to see and discern color, since electrical wiring is often color-coded. They should be able to stand, climb ladders and remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods. They must also be able to regularly lift up to fifty pounds to eye level. Must be able to bend conduit proficiently, read blue prints, and work independently. Must have at least 5+ years minimum experience in Commercial electrical work. Required to wear hard hat, safety glasses, boots and work gloves along with all your basic hand tools. Must have reliable transportation.Company Description
McCarter means professional electrical, mechanical, special systems, instrumentation, telecommunications/network design, and security services throughout the Carolinas and beyond.
Founded in 1957, we have extensive experience in design/build work for new plants and renovations for older ones. We conduct surveys, handle substation work, and carry out all types of industrial machinery installation, modernization, and moving. Take a look at our portfolio to see the wide variety of industries that we serve.
Our professionally designed preventive and life extending maintenance procedures provide customers with safe, efficient and economical means of managing and enhancing their current maintenance programs.