What Types of Electricians Are There?
An electrician is a skilled tradesperson working in the construction industry who specializes in the design, installation, maintenance, and repair of power systems - and the need for these skilled workers is only growing in the US.
How Long Does it Take to Become an Electrician?
Electricians are essential.
They are skilled professionals who provide necessary and important services for all of us. Without them, we’d have no one to power our lights, refrigerators, televisions or cell phones.
Electricians don’t just power our homes; they work in high-rises, commercial buildings, and industrial factories.
Asking The Right Questions: Skilled Trades Worker Edition
Here at Elite Force Staffing, we have over 50 combined years of experience in the skilled trades staffing industry. One of our pros with a vast amount of knowledge and time spent in the industry, is our very own podcast host and Vice President of Elite Force Staffing, Brent Waters.
What is a Residential Electrician?
Residential electricians are the tradespeople who repair and install various electrical systems at home. This job could include lighting, panel changes, surge protection, and more.
What is a Industrial Electrician?
Industrial electricians are integral to any plant's daily running needs. These professionals are responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing electrical components of different industries, such as machines or wiring in manufacturing plants.
History of Electricians
Ben Franklin had his kite experiment in 1752. The first electrical street light was installed by the first electricians in Los Angeles in 1875. The 1880s saw the first power stations and transformers and 1881 saw the first successful alternating-current electrical demonstration.
6 essential tools for electricians
Tool bag space is always at a premium, so you need to make sure all the tools you carry pull their weight. The key to streamlining your tool bag is to select tools that are versatile, reliable, rugged, and compact. Plus, it helps if they offer multiple functions.
Top 5 safety tools for preventing arc flash
Limiting workers’ exposure to electrical hazards like arc flash or electrocution is a solid foundation for any electrical safety program.
Why insulated tools are important
Anyone who works with or around electricity knows that safety is the priority. It governs what you wear, how you work, and the tools you carry. And by tools we mean all the tools you carry, not just battery-operated test tools.
Electrician Pain Points: How to Fix the 6 Biggest Problems that Make Their Job Harder
For many electrical contractors, the field technician serves as the face of the company. They are the first person the customer interacts with face-to-face often on one of their worst days, when loss of electrical power disrupts their schedule or even jeopardizes their health.