What kind of electrical technician or engineer are you?

The electrical industry is an intricate field of work which is driven by innovation and advancement in technology. This industry has also evolved with the passage of time in order to respond to constantly changing market demands and dynamics. It is therefore not surprising that this industry has diverse expertise involved in areas of work such as design, installation, maintenance and safety. Given that there are a number of different types of electrical responsibilities, it is important to have a firm idea regarding the types of electrical technicians or engineers available.

Commercial Electrician

Commercial electricians are trained to work in the commercial sector (for instance, shopping malls, warehouses, office buildings etc.) Commercial electricians’ set of skills cover areas such as electrical service repairs and upgrades, installation and repair of various circuit and electrical system types, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of voltage systems, wire and test of motors, transformers and generators, installation and repair of audio and video wiring systems, installation and repair of surveillance and security systems as well as installation and repair of fire detection systems.

Construction and Maintenance Electrician

Maintenance electricians work on existing electrical systems in various environments (for instance, schools, hospitals, factories, office buildings, power plants). Their main task is to ensure that all electrical systems within a building are in good working order – thus, responsibility lies not only on electrical equipment repair (like fuses, worn out switches, faulty circuit breakers, wires), but also on upgrades if necessary. Daily work in this regard includes the use of drawings, building plans or circuit schematics to plan work and make repairs.

Industrial Electrician

These technicians usually work in an industrial or commercial setting with bulk equipment such as generators, manufacturing machines, electrical cabinets and other high-voltage equipment. Unlike general electricians and electrical contractors, industrial electricians work with different types of motors, machines and systems in a manufacturing setting. This can range anywhere from electrical system components to power generators. Their daily scope of work involves advanced and specialized techniques to install, repair, replace, troubleshoot and upgrade different types of electrical circuits and systems.

Residential Electrician

A residential electrician is a trained and skilled expert responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and devices in private homes and lodging places. Some of the skills and qualities required in this area of work include understanding the National Electrical Code (NEC) pertaining to residential construction, knowledge of basic residential wiring methods, knowledge of basic hand tools and drill sets as well as the ability to read and understand residential building and electrical plans.

Auto Electrician

Auto electricians are trained to deal with electrical system malfunctioning in vehicles. Their scope of work covers installing, maintaining and repairing electrical wiring and electronic components in motor vehicles. Automotive electricians typically work in a workshop as a self-employed automotive electrician, in a vehicle dealership, service station or at a mine site.

While the list above is not conclusive, it provides an idea on the electrical expertise available. With our extensive industry experience, Megaphase is perfectly positioned to meet the growing demand for electrical and mechanical supplies in addition to offering impressive expertise. Located in Pretoria, Megaphase is a one stop shop for mechanical and electrical supplies. Apart from the broad array of products and services at Megaphase, industry professionals, contractors and businesses are also afforded a unique credit facility whenever they face a cash-flow interruption.

You can visit our website on http://megaphase.co.za/ for free expert advice or:

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 012 803 0031

Fax: 012 803 0028.

You can also visit our Pretoria warehouse at:

336 Alwyn Street

Waltloo

Pretoria.

 

 

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