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Career and Education Opportunities for Electrical Assistants

In general, electrical assistants help electricians by performing duties of lesser skill. They also duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Electrical Assistant

Electrical assistants drill holes and pull or push wiring through openings, using hand and power tools. They also measure and bend wire and conduit, using measuring instruments and hand tools. Equally important, electrical assistants have to maintain tools and equipment and keep parts and supplies in order. They are often called upon to transport tools and supplies to work sites by hand or by truck. They are expected to examine electrical units for loose connections and broken insulation, and tighten connections using hand tools. Finally, electrical assistants dig trenches or holes for placement of conduit or supports.

Every day, electrical assistants are expected to be able to twist and stretch their arms and legs to get work done. They need to move quickly in order to hold onto or control objects and devices. It is also important that they see details at a very fine level of focus.