“Real Life” – Becoming a Commercial Electrical Technician

Commercial, residential, journeymen, and master electrical technicians; these are the types of electrical technicians in the field. Each type has specific job tasks and work settings distinct from the rest. But how do you choose? In this week’s post, we focus on just one of these types – commercial electrical technicians – in hopes of helping you choose the right type of electrical career for you!

Firstly, a commercial electrical technician is one that works in commercial buildings, on construction sites, and on mechanical electrical systems. They deal with many aspects of installation, including that of water heaters, commercial security systems, luminaries, and electronic key systems. They may also deal with troubleshooting and upgrading systems due to faulty wiring.

Secondly, the work of a commercial electrical technician has direct effects on public safety, making the standards they must follow quite strict. Usually, before one becomes a commercial electrical technician, one must work under a master electrician (highly skilled electricians that are trained and experienced supervisors or owners of their own contracting business).

Finally, it can help to envision the tasks expected to be performed in a field when trying to choose a career path. We expect choosing your type of electrical field to be no different. That is why we’ve listed the following specialized tasks of a commercial electrical technician below, to accompany this short video and to help in your decision-making process:

  •        Handling Materials
  •        Prepping Steel Wall Studs
  •        Pulling BX Cable
  •        Pulling Wire through Conduit
  •        Installing Wall Plugs (Both Rough-In and Finishing Phases)
  •        Installing Light Fixtures (Both Rough-In and Finishing Phases)
  •        Termination of Large Conductors
  •        Installing Cable Trays
  •        Installing Conduit
  •        Installing Switch Gear
  •        Installing Bus Duct

At Lamson Institute, we know that the electrical field is growing rapidly. Therefore, we understand the importance of preparing and empowering highly qualified electrical technicians. Our Electrical Technician Training Program in San Jose is fast and focused, ensuring that when our students graduate, they have learned the necessary skills to get their certification and jump right in. Electrical coding, wiring installation, and conduit bending are just some of those skills.

In other words, the possibilities can be endless.

For more information about our Electrical Technician Program and the plethora of opportunities available, follow us on Facebook or contact one of our wonderful admissions representatives today!