Electricians are the modern superheroes of electricity, constantly working on projects such as rewiring equipment or accessories, inspecting electrical components for safety, installing wiring and lighting, and troubleshooting electrical problems. On a daily basis, electricians use hand or power tools to repair or replace wiring, equipment or accessories. They use a variety of tools or equipment, such as electrical construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and test equipment such as oscilloscopes, ammeters or test lamps. Let's take a look at what electricians do on a daily basis.
Electricians maintain and install all electrical and energy systems for homes, factories and businesses. They also maintain and install electrical machines and equipment in factories, as well as in other types of businesses. Electricians are responsible for the maintenance and installation of electrical systems. However, an electrician's job duties may vary. Most electricians work a standard 9-5 shift.
However, there are many electricians who work at night and on weekends. There are also electricians who can be on call 24 hours a day. Usually, an electrician starts his day in the building of the company he works for. They will register and receive a list of the tasks they must perform during the day.
They will also be given all the supplies they need. A typical electrician can do the following during the day: maintain and install all electrical and energy systems for homes, factories and businesses; maintain and install electrical machines and equipment in factories; repair or replace wiring, equipment or accessories; use electrical construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools and test equipment; work indoors, outdoors and even on marine vessels on the high seas; travel daily to remote workplaces or to take customer calls; work without heating or air conditioning; work full time with overtime as needed; install wiring and connect wires to circuit breakers, outlets, transformers, and other types of components and systems; complete 144 hours per year of technical training; install sound systems, sonar, security, navigation, surveillance on trains, marine vehicles, etc.; use hand tools such as screwdrivers, knives, duct benders, pliers, wire strippers, hacksaws; use power tools such as saws and drills; be available to work on weekends, holidays, and in the middle of the night; get electricity from its source to end users; install it safely; perform tests, maintenance and repairs to make it work properly. Electricians often work independently on projects but can also be part of a larger construction team. Independent electrical contractors working on a project-based basis may have to stay at the project location until the completion of the task. If a blueprint does not meet national or regional requirements, electricians must adapt to ensure they install wiring that meets the codes. Maintenance electricians will repair, replace or repair electronic and electrical equipment every time it breaks. Some electricians have a flexible work routine or a fixed working schedule giving them plenty of time to rest and relax during weekends and holidays.
If they don't work on a long-term project freelance electricians can spend a lot of time traveling from one customer to another.