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Inside Wiremen Electrical Apprenticeship

Job type:Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math


Inside Wiremen perform installation and maintenance for commercial office buildings and all complexes, including petrochemical, pulp and paper plants, retail stores, hospitals, and manufacturing plants. Types of work include:

  • Electrical Power and Lighting Systems
  • Power Distribution and Metering Systems
  • Motor Control and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's)
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Energy Management Systems
  • Packaging Systems, Manufacturing Systems, Refining Systems
  • Backup Power Generation Systems

Starting salary:
The Inside wireman apprenticeship program offers the apprentice a standard set of wage increases; starting at $15.71 an hour for 1st year; $17.46 for 2nd year; $19.21 for 3rd year; $20.95 for 4th year; $26.19 for 5th year, and currently culminating at a Journeyman wireman completion wage of $35.22 an hour.

Company benefits:
Apprenticeship training is tuition free! ; Apprentices are responsible for annual book fees. All apprentices have full health care benefits paid on their behalf; ($6.60 per hour). Three separate pensions; local pension is $7.25 an hour for JW?s (apprentices have the same percentage of pension as their corresponding pay rate); NEBF pension pays $33 per month per year of service; IBEW pension pays a defined benefit.

High school courses important to the position:
Basic algebra Reading / comprehension Industrial Arts / shop classes Communication skills

Training, certifications, or degree needed to qualify for the position:
5-year Systematic Program include 8,000 hours of paid on-the-job training and 950 hours of related study (classroom and lab). Valid Driver?s License High School completion transcript or equivalency NCRC (national career readiness certificate) Silver level. Students must contact IWD to schedule this test. Optional; any post-secondary educational transcripts, or any military service records

Specific skills that your business recognizes as fundamental to employment (life skills):
Communication skills; ability to listen, ability to clearly converse; always be customer relations oriented. Positive attitude; possesses a positive perspective; upbeat and ready to work. Ability to Learn; grasps new ideas quickly; can readily apply knowledge to new situations; flexible problem solver. Punctuality & Attendance; always on time; rarely absent. (vacation, sickness or family emergencies are understandable) Quality & Accuracy of Work; does good work; careful; makes very few mistakes, uses good judgement Quantity of Work; plans work well; works efficiently; gets expected work done on time. Safety Practices; observes safety rules; uses correct tools and wears proper safety apparel. Appearance / Hygiene; arrives at work looking fresh with clean clothes; is attentive to safety requirements.

Advancement opportunities in the company:
Jobsite foreman Jobsite general foreman Project manager Estimator Electronic drafting / CAD/ BIM Electrical Contractor; own your own business!

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