Apprentices complete a required number of hours in on-the-job training and related instruction.
Individual state requirements may vary. Please contact your local apprenticeship office to ensure this version is suitable to your state’s requirements.
Work Process Content
On the Job Training
General Electrical Knowledge
Learning the names and uses of the equipment used in the
trade, such as kind, size and use of cable, wire, boxes, conduits,
and fittings, switches, receptacles, service switches, cutouts, etc.
Learning names and uses of various tools used in assembling this material, care of these tools and other instruction necessary to familiarize the apprentices with the material and tools of the trade
Assisting in getting the material from stockroom
Loading truck and unloading material and equipment on the job
Laying out the various outlets, switches, receptacles and other details of the job from blueprints or by direction of the superintendent of construction
Laying out the system with material to be used, where they are to be placed, and other details as to how they shall be run
Cutting wires, cables, conduit, and raceway, threading and reaming conduit, boring and cutting chases under the direction of the journeyworker.
Installing various kinds of wires, cables, and conduits in accordance with requirements
Assisting journeyworker in pulling wires, attaching wires to fish tape and keeping wires for kinks or abrasions
Connecting conductors to switches, receptacles, or appliances with proper methods of splicing, soldering and typing
Installing service switches, or load center, and sub feeders and fasting up these parts, running raceways and pulling in conductors under the direction of journeyworker electricians
Assisting in preparing lists of materials used, including names, number of pieces of number of feet, etc., for office records
Loading unused material and cleaning up job area
Raceways, Boxes Cable Tray, and Device Boxes
Grounding and Bonding
Over Current Protection
Finish Work & Specialty Work
*An apprentice must receive a minimum of 1000 OJL hours in each category: Finish Work and Specialty Work. The total number of hours between these two categories must total to 3600 OJL Hours combined.
Connecting and setting switches, receptacles, plates, etc.
Installing proper size and types of fuses for each conduit
Installing and connecting various kinds of fixtures
Tracing the polarity of conductors and devices
Testing the circuit for grounds and shorts and locating and correcting job defects
Assisting journeyworker in installation of completion of work in accordance with rules and regulations of the National Board of Fire Underwriters and special local regulations - proper sizes of wires, service, conduits, etc.
Troubleshooting and repairing electrical work
Installing over current devices
Checking for proper installation and rotation
Installing replacement motors
Analyzing motor circuits and troubleshooting
Installing emergency generators and controls
Installing pushbuttons, pilot lights, relays timing devices and interlocking controls