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Type of electrician
Fire Alarm

Fire alarm technicians view electrical layouts contained on the builder's blueprints to determine the appropriate fire alarm system and ensure compliance to electrical and fire codes. They discuss their findings and recommendations with the client and, if the client agrees, install and test the system to make sure it's properly working. Technicians are also responsible for repairing any problems with the system and replacing defective parts. They're lifesavers.

High voltage substation installation and maintenance
Substation Electrician

A substation electrician performs highly skilled, journey-level electrical work in the operation, construction, maintenance, and repair of high voltage electric substations, and other related electrical and mechanical equipment associated with high voltage electric substations.

Motor Control
Motor Control Electrician

In a nutshell, a motor control electrician is responsible for maintaining, modifying, and repairing AC and DC electric motors and generators. Most importantly they ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes.

Controls electrician
Control Electricians

Control electrician's Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Troubleshoot, maintain and repair industrial, electrical and electronic, ensuring that work is in accordance with relevant codes. They may also install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.

Data installation
Network Cabling Technicians

Network cabling technicians have the important job of installing and repairing these telecommunications lines that we all rely on. Communication networks are one of the connecting foundations of modern society, essential to both business and leisure for enabling information to travel freely throughout the world. This career requires a specialized understanding of various cabling and media, physical and logical networks and signal transmission.

Security systems
Security Systems Electrician

A security systems professional specializes in working with security systems and fire alarms. These professionals are specialized electrical workers who install, maintain and repair systems for security and fire prevention in residential, commercial, industrial and other settings.

Electrical vehicle supply system installation
Electric Vehicle Installation

The career path to installing electric vehicle supply equipment begins with a solid proficiency in electrical work. The specialties involved come with working in the field, as well as understanding the vehicles and the various electric vehicle supply equipment brands.

Electrical Lighting Technicians

Electrical lighting technicians (ELT), or simply lighting techs, are involved with rigging stage and location sets and controlling artificial, electric lights for art and entertainment venues (theatres or live music venues) or in video, television or film production.

PLC installation and programming
Programmable Logic Controllers

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are major components in industrial automation and control systems. The controlling nature of a PLC ranges from simple push button switching to several complex control structures. PLC programming is an important task for designing and implementing control applications that are dependent on customers needs. A PLC program consists of a set of instructions, either in textual or graphical form, which represents the logic to be implemented for specific industrial real-time applications.