Electrician

Electrician Trade
Course Duration: 2 years (4 semesters)

Approved by NCVT, New Delhi

Eligibility
Qualification: Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.
Age: Between 14 to 25 years (3 years relaxation for SC/ ST/ OBC/ candidates). For Widows/Separated women, upper age limit is relaxed up to 35 years.
Selection: Selection will be made based on Merit in the qualifying exam and/or Entrance test.
Physically handicapped candidates should be able to stand without any support and work with both the hands.

Number of Seats
The total intake capacity for ITI Electrician Course is 42. Reservations for SC, ST, OBC and Physically Handicapped candidates will be as per Govt. of India norms.

Duties
Electricians install, alter, repair and maintain electrical systems designed to provide heat, light, power, control, signal or fire alarms for all types of buildings, structures and premises.
In general, but not limited to, electricians:
 read and interpret electrical, mechanical and architectural drawings, specifications, and applicable codes to determine wiring layouts
 cut, thread, bend, assemble and install conduits and other types of electrical conductor enclosures and fittings
 pull wire through conduits and holes in walls and floors
 position, maintain and install distribution and control equipment such as switches, relays, circuit breaker panels and fuse enclosures
 install, replace, maintain and repair electrical systems and related electrical equipment
 install data cabling
 splice, join and connect wire to form circuits
 test circuits to ensure integrity and safety
 install and maintain fibre optic systems and
 install, replace, maintain and repair electrical generation sources and related equipment
Some electricians specialize in specific types of installations:
 residential (housing developments)
 commercial (office buildings)
 institutional (hospitals)
 industrial (plants, factories)

Working Conditions
Electricians may be involved in construction or maintenance, or do a variety of electrical work. Electricians usually work a 40-hour, five-day week plus overtime when required. Some types of work may be considered seasonal work. Working conditions can change dramatically from one job to another, varying from indoors in clean conditions to outdoors on scaffolding, and to confined and restricted locations. Safe work practices are essential.

Employment and Advancement
Electricians work for construction and maintenance contractors, manufacturers, resource companies, and other large organisations. They must be willing to go where the work exists. Membership in a trade union is voluntary; however, some contractors employ only union people.
Journeyperson wage rates vary, but generally range from Rs 15000 to 25000 per month and may include benefits.
Electricians may advance to positions such as foreman, superintendent, estimator, electrical inspector, or move into a management role. Some electricians start their own contracting businesses.
Membership in a trade union is voluntary, although some contractors only employ union workers.