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Electrician (Short)


Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  • Test electrical systems or continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures, using testing devices, such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, or oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Use a variety of tools or equipment, such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment, such as oscilloscopes, ammeters, or test lamps.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, or components to identify hazards, defects, or the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring or equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
  • Work from ladders, scaffolds, or roofs to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Electrician Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Electrician test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Basic Physics
  • Circuits
  • Gears and Pulleys
  • Memory / Attention to Detail / Logic & Reasoning
  • Spatial Reasoning
  • Tools
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Electrician Fundamentals
  • Adaptability / Flexibility
  • Conscientiousness
  • Reliability
  • Service Orientation
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy and Emotional Self-Control
Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:47-2111.00
Simulation Context:Basic Service Worker
O*Net Context:Construction and Extraction
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$38,470 or less
Bottom 25%:
$48,100 or less
$61,590 (Average)
Top 25%:
$80,260 or more
Top 10%:
$104,180 or more

Hourly US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$18.49 or less
Bottom 25%:
$23.13 or less
$29.61 (Average)
Top 25%:
$38.59 or more
Top 10%:
$50.09 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:73,500

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Design
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
Top Skills
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Installation
  • Speaking
  • Equipment Maintenance
Top Abilities
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Near Vision
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Visual Color Discrimination
  • Information Ordering
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
High School Diploma:
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
Bachelor's Degree:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
6 - 8 Years:
8 - 10 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Airport Electrician, Antenna Installer, Antenna Rigger, Commercial Electrician, Conduit Installer, Conduit Mechanic, Construction Electrician, Control Electrician, Diesel Electrician, Diesel Maintenance Electrician, Electric Sign Wirer, Electric Stop Installer, Electric Wirer, Electrical Installer, Electrical Maintenance Man, Electrical Maintenance Worker, Electrical Sign Servicer, Electrical Sign Wirer, Electrical System Specialist, Electrical Wirer, Electrical Wiring Lineman, Gaffer, Ground Wirer, House Wirer, Industrial Electrician, Inside Wireman, Interior Wirer, Licensed Electrician, Lighting Fixture Installer, Lightning Protection Installer, Lightning Protection Technician, Lightning Rod Installer, Lineman, Maintenance Electrician, Marine Electrician, Mechanical Trades Specialist, Mine Wirer, Neon Electrician, Neon Installer, Neon Light Installer, Neon Sign Erector, Neon Sign Installer, Neon Sign Mechanic, Neon Sign Servicer, Neon Sign Worker, Neon Technician, Overhead Worker, Plant Electrician, Searchlight Operator, Ship Wirer, Sign Wirer, Signal Wirer, Solar Photovoltaic Electrician, Stage Electrician, Street Light Mechanic, Street Light Repairer, Street Light Servicer, Street Light Wirer, Switch Inspector, Switchboard Installer, Television Antenna Installer, Test Man, Test Worker, Traffic Signal Mechanic, Traffic Signal Technician, Wire Hanger, Wireman, Wirer, Wiring Mechanic

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