Helpers--Electricians
SOC: 47-3013.00

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
69,000 employed

Projected (2024):
81,500 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Automotive Electrician Helper
  • Cable Puller
  • Electrical Apprentice
  • Electrical Assistant
  • Electrical Helper
  • Electrical Sign Wirer Helper
  • Electrician
  • Electrician Apprentice
  • Electrician Assistant
  • Electrician Helper
  • Electrician Technician
  • Electrician's Assistant
  • Electrician's Helper
  • House Wirer Helper
  • Journeyman Electrician
  • Laborer
  • Marine Electrician Helper
  • Protective Signal Installer Helper
  • Protective Signal Repairer Helper
  • Stage Electrician Helper
  • Tower Erector Helper
  • Unindentured Apprentice
  • Utilities Ground Worker


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Trace out short circuits in wiring, using test meter.
  • Measure, cut, and bend wire and conduit, using measuring instruments and hand tools.
  • Maintain tools, vehicles, and equipment and keep parts and supplies in order.
  • Drill holes and pull or push wiring through openings, using hand and power tools.
  • Perform semi-skilled and unskilled laboring duties related to the installation, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of electrical systems and equipment.
  • Disassemble defective electrical equipment, replace defective or worn parts, and reassemble equipment, using hand tools.
  • Transport tools, materials, equipment, and supplies to work site by hand, handtruck, or heavy, motorized truck.
  • Examine electrical units for loose connections and broken insulation and tighten connections, using hand tools.
  • Strip insulation from wire ends, using wire stripping pliers, and attach wires to terminals for subsequent soldering.
  • Thread conduit ends, connect couplings, and fabricate and secure conduit support brackets, using hand tools.
  • Construct controllers and panels, using power drills, drill presses, taps, saws and punches.
  • String transmission lines or cables through ducts or conduits, under the ground, through equipment, or to towers.
  • Clean work area and wash parts.
  • Erect electrical system components and barricades, and rig scaffolds, hoists, and shoring.
  • Install copper-clad ground rods, using a manual post driver.
  • Raise, lower, or position equipment, tools, and materials, using hoist, hand line, or block and tackle.
  • Dig trenches or holes for installation of conduit or supports.
  • Requisition materials, using warehouse requisition or release forms.
  • Bolt component parts together to form tower assemblies, using hand tools.
  • Paint a variety of objects related to electrical functions.
  • Operate cutting torches and welding equipment, while working with conduit and metal components to construct devices associated with electrical functions.
  • Break up concrete, using airhammer, to facilitate installation, construction, or repair of equipment.
  • Solder electrical connections, using soldering iron.
  • Trim trees and clear undergrowth along right-of-way.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Air compressors
  • Air spades
  • Airhammers
  • Ammeters
  • Automatic wire strippers
  • Awls
  • Backhoes
  • Bear claw wire threaders
  • Block and tackle equipment
  • Bucket trucks
  • Bulldozers
  • Cabinet tip screwdrivers
  • Cable cutters
  • Cable gripping gloves
  • Cable labeling machines
  • Cable lacing needles
  • Cable reels
  • Cable splicing knives
  • Cable tie guns
  • Capacitance testers
  • Circle cutters
  • Circuit test meters
  • Compaction tampers
  • Conduit deburring tools
  • Conduit locknut and reaming pliers
  • Continuity testers
  • Cordless drills
  • Crescent wrenches
  • Current clamps
  • Cutting torches
  • Desktop computers
  • Diagonal cutting pliers
  • Digital multimeters
  • Double-end can socket wrenches
  • Drill presses
  • Dump trucks
  • Electric impact drivers
  • Electric manlifts
  • Electricians' knives
  • Electricians' snips
  • Excavators
  • Extension lamp extractors
  • External snap ring pliers
  • Fish tape pullers
  • Fuse pullers
  • Gas leak detection devices
  • Generators
  • Ground fault circuit interrupter GFCI testers
  • Growlers
  • Hacksaws
  • Hammers
  • Hand operated indentors
  • Handtrucks
  • Heat guns
  • Heavy duty crimping tools
  • Hex key sets
  • Hoist trucks
  • Hoists
  • Horizontal boring tools
  • Hydraulic conduit benders
  • Inductance testers
  • Infrared scanners
  • Insulated bolt cutters
  • Insulated cable cutters
  • Insulated knives
  • Insulated nutdrivers
  • Insulated pliers
  • Insulated screwdrivers
  • Insulated socket sets
  • Insulated wrenches
  • Internal snap ring pliers
  • Jackhammers
  • Ladders
  • Levels
  • Lighted magnet pickups
  • Line trucks
  • Lineman's pliers
  • Long nose pliers
  • Loop PSC testers
  • Magnetic locators
  • Manual conduit benders
  • Megohmmeters
  • Metal locators
  • Multimeters
  • Nibbler cutting tools
  • Non-contact voltage sensors
  • Notebook computers
  • Nut drivers
  • Ohmmeters
  • Personal computers
  • Phase rotation meters
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
  • Picks
  • Pipe threaders
  • Plumb bobs
  • Pneumatic compacting equipment
  • Polyvinyl chloride PVC cutters
  • Post drivers
  • Power cable cutters
  • Power conduit benders
  • Power drills
  • Punchdown tools
  • Punches
  • Ratcheting cable cutters
  • Residual current device RCD testers
  • Resistance bridges
  • Respirators
  • Saws
  • Scaffolding
  • Screw-holding screwdrivers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Shears
  • Side cutting pliers
  • Soldering irons
  • Strap wrenches
  • Tape measures
  • Tapered reamers
  • Telescoping lighted pickups
  • Threading dies
  • Threading taps
  • Tongue and groove pliers
  • Transfer impedance meters
  • Trenchers
  • Two way radios
  • Utility knives
  • Voltage meters
  • Welders
  • Welding hoods
  • Wire crimpers
  • Wire cutters
  • Wire pullers
  • Wire stripping pliers
  • Wire wrap guns
  • Computer-aided drafting or design software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Recordkeeping software
  • Report generation software


  • construction and extraction


    industry stats

    SOC: 47-0000

    Total Employed: 5,477,820

    Average Annual Salary: $47,580