The work can be interesting and coworkers are apt to teach or help others when needed.
Commercial Construction Electrician (Current Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – March 23, 2017
The typical day is showing up at work sites and taking on tasks to be completed, either individually or as part of a crew.
I've learned about routing feeders and wiring networks for powering lighting, receptacles through walls, junction boxes, trough, electrical panels from electrical service. I've learned how to mount and wire boxes, fixtures and other devices to building structure.
Considering the NEC for code requirements during installation is part of the daily work while making sure that everything is proper bonded and grounded.
Safety is a big part of the culture while working around electricians and other tradesmen on every job site. Tasks usually overlap and are generally not well coordinated or in sequenced which affects productivity.
Seeing the final results at the end of the project can be satisfying although there is typically rework following inspections and wrapping things up can involve a lot of tedious repair.
Variety of work assignments, clients and working with more experienced tradesmen
Gaps between assignments and short duration assignments