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Electrical Maintenance & Installer

How to Become an Electrical Maintenance & Installer in New Jersey & Pennsylvania

Electrical technicians are always high in demand. Their skills are used in a variety of industries, making it an extremely desirable profession. People in New Jersey and Pennsylvania who wish to pursue careers as electrical technicians must first obtain the necessary skills through hands-on training. The Electrician Program offered at Pennco Tech provides students with a well-rounded education to help them pursue this career path, as well as related roles. Learn more about the typical duties of an electrical technician and additional job opportunities in the same field.

What Is an Electrical Technician?

Commercial buildings and facilities often rely on electrical maintenance technicians. They are responsible for the building’s electrical system, making sure it is running smoothly to support day-to-day operations. Without the specialized services provided by electrical technicians, businesses would have difficulty operating efficiently and may suffer as a result.

Electrical maintenance technicians are tasked with inspecting electrical systems around the premises, conducting routine maintenance, performing repairs, and fixing faulty wiring when needed. These professionals are also sometimes asked to repair or replace electrical appliances inside the building. Other responsibilities can include:

  • Troubleshooting system failures and determining a solution as quickly as possible
  • Testing electrical systems, ensuring no issues are present
  • Reviewing blueprints to get a better understanding of wiring placement and the location of electrical systems throughout a building
  • Providing suggestions for equipment replacement
  • Preparing electrical maintenance reports to keep on file
  • Adhering to current safety standards and procedures

Becoming an Electrical Tech

The best way to prepare for the duties and responsibilities that will be asked of you as an electrical technician is to enroll in a vocational program that offers in-depth training. The Electrician Program at Pennco Tech features a well-rounded curriculum that will give students the education they need to follow this career path.

Offered at both our Bristol, PA and Blackwood, NJ, campus locations, the Electrician Program covers a wide range of topics, such as:

  • Basic electrical theory, load calculations, and mathematics necessary for the job
  • Pipe and conduit bending
  • Generator operation and related codes
  • General current, resistance, voltage, transformer, and power topics
  • Fundamentals of electricity, such as AC and DC
  • Wiring, single phase, 3-phase motors, and electrical controls
  • Best practices for safety

To fully prepare our students to handle any of the challenges they may face, our electrician program includes OSHA safety training. Students will become familiar with the potential risks of the job and learn how to carefully mitigate them.

Career Opportunities

Opting for a career as an electrical maintenance/installer worker can provide several great benefits. According to Indeed, the average base salary for an electrical technician in the U.S. is $61,098 per year.

Another advantage to this profession is the wide variety of career opportunities available. Once you’ve successfully performed the duties of an electrical technician, you can use your experiences and training to try something new. Some of the different roles these professionals can pursue include:

Home Inspector

When purchasing a home, buyers need professional inspectors to ensure the wiring and electrical components of the property are safe and up to code. Electrical technicians can use their vast knowledge of electrical systems to help homebuyers during the purchasing process.

Crew Foreman

If you are an electrical technician who enjoys leading a team, then consider working toward the role of crew foreman. As a crew foreman, you’ll coordinate daily activities, ensuring that operations are completed on time, are within budget, and meet expectations. You will serve as the point of contact for supervisors, workers, and clients.

Renewable Energy Specialist

Renewable energy is a growing field that needs qualified technicians. Electrical maintenance/installers can use their experience, as well as the renewable energy education they received from Pennco Tech, to transition to this exciting industry.

Project Manager

Many new construction jobs involve large and complex electrical systems. These jobs need project managers to help plan and guide the installation of wiring and electrical components. As an electrical technician, you already possess a good understanding of how these systems work and the safest way to implement them.

Building Maintenance Manager

Building managers and supervisors are responsible for overseeing the maintenance and upkeep of various commercial units. Since this often includes electrical systems, you can use your vast knowledge and skills to help a commercial building operate smoothly and remain up to standards.

Discover Your Path as an Electrical Maintenance & Installer at Pennco Tech

As an electrical technician, you have the freedom to design your career path according to your needs. At Pennco Tech, you will find instructors and staff dedicated to helping students gain the skills necessary to begin their career journey. Additionally, our career services help prepare students and set them up for success as they transition into their professional lives.

People in New Jersey and Pennsylvania who wish to learn more about Pennco Tech’s career-focused approach and the ways we can help you begin your journey to a meaningful profession can contact us today or enroll in one of our programs.

‘I got it!!!!!I got it!’, Anthony said as he raced into the Career Services Office. He was talking about his new job. Hired by a former graduate of Pennco Tech, Anthony will begin his new career with a two-day OSHA training course.

Anthony Z. - Air Conditioning/Heating Graduate

I enjoyed all my teachers. They made it interesting and challenging. I enjoyed going back to school at the age of 48! Career Services was a big help to me. Danielle was great. She helped me with my resume and showed me how to apply. I got the job with Dietz and Watson! Pennco Tech was the right choice for me as I get ready to start my career.

Mark E. - Electrician Graduate

I just wanted to say thank you again for all your help…I just got a full time job at Kennedy Healthcare in Stratford, NJ as a Patient Services Representative. Thank you again.

Maria Z. - Medical Assisting Administrative Graduate
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