Electricians are the specialists who install, repair, maintain and alter the electrical systems used in residential, commercial, industrial and public buildings and premises. Whether self-employed or working as employees, electricians need to possess an ample set of technical skills as well as soft skills – here are the most important ones:
- Technical skills – electricians need to be able to read technical drawings, including wiring diagrams, architectural drawings and they need to be knowledgeable of all the applicable building codes and regulations. They also need to have vast knowledge of physics and mathematics as well as of the operating principles of each of the components that make up electrical systems and they need to know how to use the tools of their trade, such as oscilloscopes;
- Soft skills – a good Centennial electrician is a good problem solver and a good communicator as well. Whether working individually or as part of a team, electricians need be able to make swift and correct decisions, they need to be able to handle stress and responsibility and a huge workload. Attention to details and the inclination to do research are also necessary skills – each job site has its own peculiarities that need to be observed during the installation, repair or maintenance process.