Electrical Contractor is a person or firm that performs specialized electrical construction work. They are responsible for the wiring and power systems that light homes, buildings, offices, factories and other large scale structures. Their main function is to ensure that these complex systems run safely and effectively, and meet all state and federal regulations.
A career as an Electrical Contractor involves extensive hands-on labor and careful management skills. Depending on the nature of their specialization, they may be required to travel between locations and perform a variety of tasks in different environments and conditions. Some contractors require the use of heavy equipment, and they are often exposed to hazardous working conditions.
For example, a residential electrician would normally be required to work in small spaces and/or outdoors when performing maintenance on a home or other building. They are also usually required to be proficient in the use of a wide range of hand tools, including screwdrivers, pliers and wire strippers. They would also typically be required to follow all relevant safety procedures and wear protective clothing when working on a job site.
In addition, they would likely be required to follow a number of other procedures and guidelines when designing and installing new electrical systems. This could involve working with architects, engineers, or designers, and they would be required to understand a wide range of electrical concepts and technologies. In some cases, this work could include constructing high-voltage lines that transport electricity from a power plant through a series of transformers before it is used to power facilities, buildings or homes.