On the Job
Electrician Helpers assist electricians with similar duties that require less skill. They may supply or hold tools or clean work areas.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Clean work sites.
- Dig holes or trenches.
- Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed.
- Remove debris or vegetation from work sites.
- Apply paint to surfaces.
- Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
- Cut metal components for installation.
- Drill holes in construction materials.
- Fabricate parts or components.
- Install electrical components, equipment, or systems.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working in cramped work spaces or in awkward positions.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- High levels of competition.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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