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Electrician Helper

Troubleshooting
Find solutuons
Electrician helpers find, diagnose, and repair problems. For example, if a motor stops working, they perform tests to determine the cause of its failure and then, depending on the results, fix or replace the motor.
Critical thinking
Precise decision making
Electrician helpers perform tests and use the results to diagnose problems. For example, when an outlet is not working, they may use a multimeter to check the voltage, amperage, or resistance to determine the best course of action.
Color vision
Cannot be colorblind
Electrician helpers must identify electrical wires by color.

Job Description

Helper electricians assist electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Helper electrician responsibilities:

  • Assist in installing electrical systems
  • Install sound and data systems
  • Install lighting, electrical outlets, and circuit breakers
  • Thread conduit ends and connect couplings
  • Replace faulty circuit breakers, fuses, and switches
  • Replace old fuse boxes
  • Hook up appliances for power
  • Install new lighting and ceiling fans.
  • Repair machine tools and industrial robots
  • Consult with engineers
  • Rewire homes and businesses
  • Assist in home inspections

Helpers assist construction craftworkers, such as electricians and carpenters, with a variety of tasks. They may carry tools and materials or help set up equipment. For example, many helpers work with cement masons to move and set the forms that determine the shape of poured concrete. Many other helpers assist with taking apart equipment, cleaning up sites, and disposing of waste, as well as helping with any other needs of craftworkers.

Job Outlook

Median Pay – $30,890
2 Year Associate’s Degree
No Related Work Experience
Moderate-term on-the-job training
0
Make $33,280
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Make $37,440
The industries that hired the most were:

Electrical contractor industry

63%

Construction industry

15%

Government

9%

EDUCATION & TRAINING

TCAT

TN College of Applied Technology - Athens

THE PROGRAM

  • Time Commitment – Full Time
  • Class Type – Day / Night
  • Average Pay – $30,890 / yr
  • Cost – $8,140

Gain a competitive edge when seeking employment!

Today’s industrial machinery integrates mechanical and electrical systems. The electro-mechanical technician is equipped with the skills and knowledge to install and maintain a wide range of equipment in the modern industrial world. In this innovative educational program, students learn various aspects of industrial electricity, industrial mechanics, and automated control systems.

This multi-craft training opportunity is designed to meet the occupational needs of the advanced manufacturing sector. Electro-mechanical technicians install, maintain, and repair industrial equipment, such as conveying systems, production machinery, and packaging equipment. Graduates may find employment in manufacturing, power plants, and construction.

Many industries support the learning process by sponsoring qualified students in a paid cooperative program which allows the students opportunities to put into practice what they have learned in the classroom.

• Commercial and Industrial Wiring

THE PROGRAM

  • Program Length – 9 months (certificate)
  • Average Earnings – $36,570 / yr
  • Cost – $4,876

This fall, Cleveland State will offer a certificate degree for our new Welding program. Welding is a much sought after skill set that offers a salary that is far above the average starting pay for this area, and the great news is that it only takes 9 months to get a certificate.

If you think you want to be a welder, or you need to brush up or acquire new skills, Cleveland State offers a variety of non-credit welding classes to assist you in achieving those goals.

Cleveland State Community College is now offering a Welding Technician Certificate* in conjunction with completion of these 3 Welding Courses & additional Technology Coursework.  The majority of these classes are embedded in the Electro-Mechanical Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S).

All participants have the opportunity to earn:

  • NCCER Wallet Card
  • NCCER National Registry Recognition
  • NCCER Module Certificates of Completion

Courses will consist of content from NCCER, OSHA, NFPA, and AWS standards. 

AWS Certifications can be offered to groups of 10 participants at an additional cost

Cleveland State

Cleveland State Community College