Electricians are employees or contractors responsible for a wide range of complex duties that involve not only professional tasks, but computer literacy as well as soft skills. Depending on the field of work, Westminster electrician install, repair and calibrate complex machines, they calculate, design and install electrical wiring, they maintain and repair various systems, all these being activities that require them to use special tools and to communicate with clients and coworkers. Here are some of the most important skills that electricians need to possess:
- Technical skills – electricians need high-level technical knowledge that encompasses knowledge of mathematics, physics, the ability to read technical drawings and documentations and the ability to use the tools of the trade;
- Problem solving skills and logical thinking – unexpected situations can occur all the time and a good electrician needs to be able to handle these situations calmly, assessing the situation and finding the best way to solve it;
- Communication skills – whether working as employees or as independent contractors, electricians need to be able to provide high-level customer service as well as to be able to communicate efficiently with people who have no knowledge of electrical systems and of complex machinery and with coworkers or business partners as well.