How to write an Electrician job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Electrician job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Electrician job titles

    Master Electrician
    Electrician (Part-Time)
    Journeyman Electrician
    Licensed Electrician

Electrician job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of an Electrician job summary

Our electrical service company is growing quickly, and we’re hiring! We are currently in need of an experienced and skilled Electrician to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for installing and repairing wiring, electrical fixtures and control equipment, as well as supervising and training electrician assistants on the job. We offer competitive pay and full benefits, and invite licensed professionals who are looking for steady work to apply today!

Electrician responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Electrician responsibilities

    Install, maintain, modify and repair all electrical distribution systems and associated electrical equipment
    Remain in compliance with current National Electric Code
    Inspect and test components of electrical systems, including transformers, transfer switches and switch gears
    Complete work orders and record material utilized on jobs
    Run computer cables, connect computer jacks and plugs and test for adequate operation
    Utilize blueprints, wiring diagrams and manufacturer’s installation manuals to complete assigned projects
    Survey electrical systems, circuits and plans

Electrician qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Electrician skills

    High school diploma/GED required
    5+ years’ experience in the electrical trade
    Able to work well on a team
    Capable of lifting and carrying a minimum of 50 pounds without assistance
    Excellent hand-eye coordination
    Demonstrable knowledge and skills for electrical installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and equipment
    Strong interpersonal communication skills

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