Inside Wiremen install conduit, electrical wiring, fixtures and electrical apparatus inside commercial buildings and in a multitude of industrial settings. Major duties for an Inside Wireman include:
In performing these duties, Inside Wiremen must use many different kinds of tools, ranging from simple one and two-hand tools (such as wire cutters, screwdrivers, and cable-cutters) to power-assisted tools like electric drills and cable pullers. They occasionally operate heavy equipment such as trenchers and aerial lifts.
Over the course of the five-year Inside Wireman apprenticeship program, apprentices must acquire a wealth of technical knowledge. A recent job analysis identified 83 specific pieces of knowledge that are important for successful job performance. A few of the most important ones are knowledge of:
Some of the most important skills to be learned are:
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