DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
Occupational Description:Help electricians by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment. Construction laborers who do not primarily assist electricians are classified under "Construction Laborers" (47-2061). Apprentice workers are classified with the appropriate skilled construction trade occupation (47-2011 through 47-2231).
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners||1,370||$11.37/hr||N/A|
|Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand||950||$11.89/hr||N/A|
|Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers||520||$16.18/hr||N/A|
|Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door||10||$31.96/hr||N/A|
|Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Tasks for Helpers--Electricians
- Maintains tools and equipment, washes parts, and keeps supplies and parts in order.
- Raises, lowers, or positions equipment, tools, and materials for installation or use, using hoist, handline, or block and tackle.
- Trims trees and clears undergrowth along right-of-way.
- Breaks up concrete to facilitate installation or repair of equipment, using airhammer.
- Threads conduit ends, connects couplings, and fabricates and secures conduit support brackets, using hand tools.
- Disassembles defective electrical equipment, replaces defective or worn parts, and reassembles equipment, using hand tools.
- Strings transmission lines or cables through ducts or conduits, underground, through equipment, or to towers.
- Examines electrical units for loose connections and broken insulation and tightens connections, using hand tools.
- Traces out short circuits in wiring, using test meter.
- Rigs scaffolds, hoists, and shoring, erects barricades, and digs trenches.
- Solders electrical connections, using soldering iron.
- Bolts component parts together to form tower assemblies, using hand tools.
- Drills holes for wiring, using power drill, and pulls or pushes wiring through opening.
- Measures, cuts, and bends wire and conduit, using measuring instruments and hand tools.
- Strips insulation from wire ends, using wire stripping pliers, and attaches wires to terminals for subsequent soldering.
- Transports tools, materials, equipment, and supplies to work site, manually or using handtruck or by driving truck.