Residential Wireman

A three-year state certified apprenticeship program.

Residential Wireman work in residential settings where they establish grounding systems, install wire and cable and troubleshoot and repair electrical systems.

Apprentice will:
Participate in a minimum of 160 hours of classroom training.
Receive a time based scheduled wage increase.
Participate in a minimum of 4,800 hours of on-the-job training with a Signatory Contractor.

The Residential Wiremen, like the Commercial / Industrial Wireman, installs the systems that distribute power from the point of entry in a building to the equipment within a building that uses that power. While the Inside Wireman is performing electrical work in commercial and industrial facilities, the Residential Wireman is performing and maintaining the electrical systems in homes and other types of residential installations.

As technology continues to grow, and houses place more demand on their electrical systems, the tasks associated with the Residential Wireman have also grown and evolved. Today’s homes are now equipped with computer networks, energy management systems, security systems, fire alarm systems as well as the standard power distribution systems to lights and receptacles throughout the home. The Residential Wireman installs all of these various systems. The apprentice will learn the background knowledge and the skills necessary to make these systems work for today’s homeowner.

 


Job Description

Many of the work processes of the Residential Wireman are listed below. There are many systems that are incorporated into today’s residential installations. Not all Residential Wiremen work on all systems. However, properly trained Residential Wiremen can work on a variety of types of systems that are found in today’s residential installations.

Plan and Initiate Projects
Install Underground Power Circuit and Telephone Feeders to Entrance Facilities
Provide or Connect to the Grounding Electrode System
Install Pathways and Spaces for Installation of Low Voltage Wiring
Install Pathways and Circuit Conductors for Power Distribution
Test, Certify and Troubleshoot All System Wiring Installations
Install and Verify Operation of Security, Fire Alarm and Access Control Systems
Install Sound and Cable TV Distribution Systems
Install Local Area Network Systems
Install and Work on other subsystems such as Heating / Air Conditioning, SolarVoltaic Generation and Energy Management Systems