5 Characteristics of an Electrical Technician

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Are you considering an exciting new as an electrical technician? If you answered “yes”, then congratulations! A career in the skilled trades can be a very rewarding. However, before you decide to begin your new journey, it is very important to make sure that it is the right fit for you. Your qualities and personality should match that of an electrical technician’s.  This can ensure you will excel and succeed in the field.

5 Characteristics of an Electrical Technician

As a way to help you decide if a career as an Electrical Technician is right for you, we recently sat down with Mr. John Clark, Lead Instructor of the Electrical Technician program at the Dearborn, MI campus, to put together a list of the 5 qualities that every electrical tech should have.

  1. Logic

Logic and reasoning are both key traits for an Electrical Technician to have.  This is because they need to be able to look at blueprints and grids and scan them for issues, making sure that they work before installed.

  1. Coordination

Electrical Technicians are responsible for working with wires.  They will also likely use hand tools and handle small components. It is important for them to be well coordinated.  They should also be skilled in working with their hands.

  1. Hard Work

Much of the labor involved with skilled trades jobs is manual work.  This type of work can be physically demanding. The work of an Electrical Technician is no different.  Electrical Technicians must be able to withstand the physical demands of the role.

  1. Problem Solving

As previously mentioned, Electrical Technicians must be able to read blueprints and grids.  This is to ensure that everything will run smoothly. However, they also need to be observant.  Problem-solving is key.  This is so they can identify and fix issues in case something goes wrong with the electrical components.

  1. Flexibility

Typically, Electrical Technicians work full-time.  At times, there can be long, extending hours into the evening or into weekends when a deadline must be met. Electrical Technicians must be flexible and open to working when they are needed.

There you have it. These are some of the traits that any Electrical Technician should have. With that said, remember that although these skills are useful, they are not a requirement. If you don’t have some of the skills listed here, don’t worry.  That does not mean this career is the wrong choice for you. There are plenty of opportunities to develop certain skills.  Developing these skills can even be an area of focus for you during your training!

5 Characteristics of an Electrical Technician | Michigan Career TrainingElectrical Technician Training Program

The Electrical Technician training program at Dorsey Schools is designed to prepare students to perform tasks associated with this role.  This may include installing, repairing, or maintaining a variety of electrical equipment.  Electrical Technicians work in a variety of industries.  This may include industrial, residential, construction, commercial, municipal and utilities.  Students enrolled in this training program will have the opportunity to learn the application of technical electrical skills through the hands-on training.  They can also develop good work habits, which are required to obtain entry-level employment in this field.

Training in the Dorsey Schools Electrical Technician Program includes:

  • Electrical Fundamentals and Safety
  • Electrical Theory
  • Introduction to Construction Drawings and Blueprinting
  • National Electrical Codeland
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • And more…!

The Electrical Technician diploma program is offered at our  Dearborn and Wayne campuses.

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