Residential Electrician (Wirer) Apprenticeship

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*Statistics retrieved from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What Does a Residential Wirer Do?

Residential electricians plan, diagram, install, and repair electrical fixtures, apparatus, and control equipment such as switches, relays, and circuit breaker panels. They measure, cut, bend, thread, assemble, and install electrical conduit (pipe or tubing), and pull wire through conduit. They test continuity of circuits to ensure compatibility and safety of components, using instruments such as the ohmmeter, megger, and other testing equipment.

Residential electricians assemble, install, and wire electrical systems that operate heating, lighting, power, air conditioning, electronic equipment and controls; and signal and communication systems.

For safety, residential electricians must also become familiar with the National Electrical Code, designed to protect persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity.

Tasks:

*To include all layout, drilling, anchoring, digging, channeling, fabricating of hangers and rigging pertaining to the installation of these items.

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What Are the Working Conditions?

Electrical work can be indoors or outdoors. The work is sometimes physically strenuous, requiring prolonged standing in cramped or uncomfortable positions often working with hands over head. Electricians may work in a wide variety of environments from clean and comfortable to dusty, dirty, hot and wet conditions, or in confined areas, ditches or other uncomfortable spaces. The work environment varies with each job and may include working on ladders and scaffolding.  Electricians follow strict safety procedures to prevent injuries from electrical shock, falls and cuts.

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How is the Training Structured?

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What are the Application Requirements?

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What Skills Should I Possess?

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Who Should I Contact In My Area?

Northeast

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
ABC of Wisconsin 5330 Wall St.
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 244-6056
Fax: (608) 244-2401
Burt Harding
Ben Stahlecker
WI River Valley Area Electrical JAC
WI River Valley Area Electrical JAC (VDV)
2730 Dairy Dr, STE 102
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 221-3321
Fax: (608) 221-9864
Ben Stahlecker
Northeast WI Area JAC
Northeast WI Area JAC (VDV)
Northeast WI Area Residential JAC
2730 Dairy Dr, STE 102
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 221-3321
Fax: (608) 221-9864
Burt Harding
Appleton/Oshkosh Area Electrical JAC
Appleton/Oshkosh Area Electrical JAC (VDV)
2730 Dairy Dr, STE 102
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 221-3321
Fax: (608) 221-9864
Lisa Perkofski

Northwest

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
ABC of Wisconsin 5330 Wall St.
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 244-6056
Fax: (608) 244-2401
Kathy O'Sullivan
Eau Claire Area Electrical JAC 2730 Dairy Dr, STE 102
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 221-3321
Fax: (608) 221-9864
Travis Ludvigson
WI River Valley Area Electrical JAC
WI River Valley Area Electrical JAC (VDV)
2730 Dairy Dr, STE 102
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 221-3321
Fax: (608) 221-9864
Ben Stahlecker

Southeast

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
ABC of Wisconsin 5330 Wall St.
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 244-6056
Fax: (608) 244-2401
Sandy Brietzman
Sandy Destree
Kenosha Area Electrical JAC 2730 Dairy Dr, STE 102
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 221-3321
Fax: (608) 221-9864
Sandy Brietzman
Kettle Moraine Area Electrical JAC 3303 S 103 St
Milwaukee, WI 53227
Phone: (414) 543-9060
Fax: (414) 543-3388
Sandra Destree
Madison Area Electrical JAC 2730 Dairy Dr, STE 102
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 221-3321
Fax: (608) 221-9864
Debbie Schanke
Madison Area Electrical JAC (VDV) 2730 Dairy Dr, STE 102
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 221-3321
Fax: (608) 221-9864
Debbie Schanke
Milwaukee Area Electrical JAC 3303 S 103 St
Milwaukee, WI 53227
Phone: (414) 543-9060
Fax: (414) 543-3388
Racine Area Electrical JAC 2730 Dairy Dr, STE 102
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 221-3321
Fax: (608) 221-9864
Sandy Brietzman
South Central WI Area Electrical JAC 2730 Dairy Dr, STE 102
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 221-3321
Fax: (608) 221-9864
Debbie Schanke

Southwest

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
ABC of Wisconsin 5330 Wall St.
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 244-6056
Fax: (608) 244-2401
Kathy O'Sullivan
La Crosse Area Electrical JAC 2730 Dairy Dr, STE 102
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 221-3321
Fax: (608) 221-9864
Kathy O'Sullivan
Madison Area Electrical JAC 2730 Dairy Dr, STE 102
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 221-3321
Fax: (608) 221-9864
Debbie Schanke
Madison Area Electrical JAC (VDV) 2730 Dairy Dr, STE 102
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 221-3321
Fax: (608) 221-9864
Debbie Schanke
South Central WI Area Electrical JAC 2730 Dairy Dr, STE 102
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 221-3321
Fax: (608) 221-9864
Debbie Schanke
Southwest WI Area Electrical JAC 402 N 8th
La Crosse, WI 54601
Kathy O'Sullivan

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Additional Resources

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains information on all occupations. For more information on the Residential Wirer trade in the United States, visit:

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/electricians.htm

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Sources: Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Position Descriptions,
Apprenticeship in Wisconsin Handbook