Industrial Construction Technician
Industrial Construction Technicians install, connect, test, and adjust equipment for energy companies. They can string line from pole to pole or lay underground cables. They also measure signal strength at utility poles using electronic test equipment.
Think you have what it takes to be an Industrial Construction Technician? Industrial Construction Technicians have the freedom to travel and work in various parts of the country and world and are always learning something new. They must work hard and be willing to be working outdoors all year long. They can take pride in their hard work and all that they accomplish.
As an Industrial Construction Technician, you would have many opportunities to grow in your career. Construction Technicians must have a high school diploma or GED, but with additional education from a technical school, college, or apprenticeship program, you could diversify your talents and advance your career.
Electricians power our lives in the most fundamental way. They fuel us, guide us, and allow us to move forward. The path from the industrial age to the modern day is illuminated by the work of electricians. Electricians install, inspect, and repair electrical systems. They may also diagnose, identify, and repair electrical systems, replace faulty wiring and other electrical equipment. They may also work on heavy machinery and motors.
Think you have what it takes to be an electrician? Electricians must have strong attention to detail and be able to solve problems as they arise. Safety must be their primary concern. While not essential to the job, creativity is helpful as they make recommendations to make the technology better. If you enjoy working independently, this might be the job for you.
As an electrician, you would have many opportunities to grow in your career. Electricians usually attend a trade or technical school for two years, and now there are online opportunities as well. Apprenticeship training often happens concurrently with trade school. Most electricians complete approximately 2,000 hours of on the job training. After their apprenticeship, electricians are qualified to perform both construction and maintenance work. The median salary for a general electrician is $57,350 and top electricians can make $100,000 or more.
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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) powers the world all around us, thanks to the men and women who put STEM to work each day providing and delivering energy to our communities. Join the growing energy workforce of the 21st century.
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