Electrical maintenance technicians occupies an important part of the daily operations of any organization with electrical systems – without the technicians, the whole organization can grind to stop because of an electrical fault.

Core Duties and Responsibilities of an Electrical maintenanceTechnician

The job of a contracted electrical maintenance technician is to install, repair, upgrade, and maintain mechanical and electrical equipment, machinery, and components an electrical system. Electrical maintenance technicians often work independently albeit reporting to a supervisor. 

The duties bestowed to an electrical maintenance technician can be completed on daytime weekday hours although more often than not, the technician may be placed on call and required to complete the duties on weekends and/or at night. Any company or firm that operates an electrical system needs the services of an electrical management technician and this can extend to warehouses, factories, construction sites, and apartment complexes.

  • Maintaining current mechanical and electrical systems of an organization to ensure they are in good working condition.
  • Troubleshooting all electrical and mechanical problems of electrical systems including repairing mechanical circuits and motors.
  • Performing tests regularly to identify room for improvement.
  • Following all OHS safety regulations and standards with everything they conduct on the organization’s electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Training junior technicians on how to manage electrical systems and follow safety regulations.
  • Writing cost analysis reports concerning upgrade, maintenance, and repair of electrical and machinery equipment
  • Tracking the inventory that may include but not limited to parts and tools in use

What are the skills and qualifications expected from an Electrical maintenanceTechnician?

First of all things, an electrical maintenance technician is expected to have a good understanding of electrical and mechanical systems. Secondly, the technician must possess hand-skills concerning the duties at hand. Employers place a high price on the following skills when looking for an electrical maintenance technician:

  1. Knowledge of blueprints and schematics – a good technician is expected to have an impeccable understanding of building blueprints and electrical schematics
  2. Attention to detail – for an electrical system to work, every wire and circuit must work as intended. To achieve such precision, the technician must be a detail-oriented person.
  3. Leadership skills – one of the duties of the technician will be to train junior technicians on how to maintain electrical systems and follow safety regulations. That would require possession of leadership skills.
  4. Customer service – technicians need to maintain effective communication and interaction with their clients, so making great customer service is essential.
  5. Communication skills – the technician needs to prepare reports and relay important system information clients and, therefore, needs to possess effective communication skills.

Basic tools of Trade of an Electrical maintenanceTechnician

  • Hand Tools
    • Hand tools entail an array of ergonomically designed tools of work used to complete repetitive movements by hand. They include pliers, nut drivers, and screwdrivers, wire strippers, and poles and fish tapes.
  • Measuring devices
    • The technician must make measurements at work. Although laser measuring tools have become common, you would almost always see a basic measure tucked on the technician’s belt.
  • Power tools
    • Power tools include power drills, saws, and labelling machines.

ElecSmith are your local licensed electrical contractors. We specialise in:

  • Light installation
  • Electrical maintenance
  • Switchboard upgrades
  • Electrical rewiring
  • Domestic electrical work
  • Commercial electrical work
  • Industrial electricians
  • Electrical faults
  • Electrical safety
  • Air conditioning installation

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