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Description of the essential duties and tasks performed by Journeyman Inside Wireman, Residential Wireman, and Telecommunications Installer-Technicians.

JOURNEYMAN INSIDE WIREMAN

The Journeyman Inside Wireman installs all types of electrical systems within and around buildings. This person is responsible for establishing temporary power for the job, installing grounding systems, service to buildings, power and lighting systems, alarm, safety, and security systems, and power to equipment in the building. The Journeyman Inside Wireman is also responsible for maintaining and fixing installed systems.

The inside Wireman installs conduit systems that contain the wire from the motor control centers or panelboards to all of the equipment that uses electricity. Those conduits may contain power cables or control cables. Many of the conduit systems are exposed and must be installed to extracting standards using neat and workmanlike craftsmanship.

The work of an Inside Wireman can vary. One day the Inside Wireman could be installing a Fire Alarm System or Security System in a high rise building and the next day he or she could be installing conduit in a ditch on the outside of the building. Inside Wireman also install electrical systems in industrial facilities such as checmical plants, power plants, chip manufacturing facilities and automobile plants. Each type of installation has specific electrcal needs and systems to support those needs. While there are many tasks associated with the Inside Waireman classification, the apprenticeships training provides all of the knowledge necessary for an individual to perform these tasks in a professional manner while helping the individual to sharpen his or her skills and abilities to be the best workers in the electrical construction and maintenance industry.


Key Tasks:

•Establishes temporary power during construction

•Establishes the grounding system

•Installs service to buildings and other structures

•Establishes power distribution within the project

•Plans and installs raceway systems and other support systems

•Installs wiring

•Provides power and controls to equipment

•Installs receptacles, lighting systems and fixtures

•Troubleshoots and repairs traffic signals, outdoor lighting and outdoor power feeders

•Installs fire protection and security systems

•Installs instrumentation and process control systems

•Erects and assembles emergency power generating systems

•Installs and repairs Teledata systems

•Observes all safety requirements



Key Competencies:

•Knowledge of national, state, and local electrical codes

•Knowledge of the operation of electrical systems, devices and equipment

•Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications

•Ability to plan and execute work based upon drawings and specifications

•Ability to install electrical systems, including installation of conduit, raceways and wire

•Ability to terminate electrical systems, including fixtures, switches, devices and service connections



RESIDENTIAL WIREMAN

The Residential Wireman works on single family and multi-family housing. This person is responsible for establishing temporary power, installing grounding systems, roughing in underground and in-wall conduits, pulling wire, trimming out the systems, checking, troubleshooting and repairing electrical systems, and installing the service to the power supplier’s line. This person may also install various low energy systems, such as telephone and security systems.


Key Tasks:

•Installs wiring systems

•Builds customer relations

•Reads drawings

•Installs electrical equipment

•Employs safe work practices

•Learns new systems and methods

•Sells services

•Interacts with the customer



Key Competencies:

•Knowledge of national, state and local electrical codes

•Knowledge of the operation of electrical systems, devices, and equipment

•Knowledge of the electrical construction costs

•Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications

•Ability to plan work based upon drawings and specifications and to execute that work

•Ability to install electrical systems, including installation of conduit, raceways and wire

•Ability to terminate electrical systems, including fixtures, switches, devices, and service connections



TELECOMMUNICATIONS INSTALLER-TECHNICIANS

Telecommunications Installer-Technicians install circuits and equipment for telephones, computer networks, video distribution systems, security and access control systems, and other low voltage systems.


Key Tasks:

•Planning and Initiating Projects

•Installing Underground Voice or Data Circuit Feeders to Entrance Facilities

•Providing or Connecting to the Grounding Electrode System

•Installing Pathways and Spaces for Installation of Low Voltage Wiring

•Installing and Terminating Wires and Cables

•Installing Local Area Network (LAN) Cabling Systems

•Installing Security and Access Control Systems

•Installing Communications and Sound Distribution Systems

•Testing and Repairing Video, Voice, and Data Systems



Key Competencies:

•Color Codes (Proper Termination Sequence)

• Structured Wiring

• Cable Testing Requirements and Standards

• Local Area Networks (LAN)

• The Basics of Telephony

• Blueprints, Including Symbols Used

• Electronic Industries Association (EIA)/Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Standards

• The Principles of Grounding

• First Aid

• Hazardous Materials

• Proper Wire/Cable to Use in Different Circumstances

• Terminating Twisted Pair Cable

• Terminating Fiber Optic Cable

• Troubleshooting Through Segmentation and Isolation

• Diagnosing the Source of Equipment Malfunctions

• Splicing Copper, Coaxial and Fiber Optic Cable

• Performing CPR