An electrician in Spring, TX is a licensed tradesman specializing in electrical wiring of buildings residential and commercial, stationary machines transmission lines, and related electrical equipment. Spring Electricians may be employed in the installation of various new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure like electrical service panels, electrical generators, Electric vehicle wall charging stations etc.
Wiremen are generally trained in one of five primary specialties: commercial, residential, light industrial, industrial, and low-voltage wiring, more commonly known as Voice-Data-Video, or VDV. Other sub-specialties such as control wiring and fire-alarm may be performed by specialists trained in the devices being installed, or by inside wiremen.
Electricians are trained to one of three levels: Apprentice, Journeyman, and Master Electrician. In the US and Canada, apprentices work and receive reduced compensation while learning their trade. They generally take several hundred hours of classroom instruction and are contracted to follow apprenticeship standards for a period of between three and six years, during which time they are paid as a percentage of the Journeyman’s pay. Journeymen are electricians who have completed their Apprenticeship and who have been found by the local, State, or National licensing body to be competent in the electrical trade. Master Electricians have performed well in the trade for a period of time, often seven to ten years, and have passed an exam to demonstrate superior knowledge of the National Electrical Code, or NEC.
Service electricians are tasked to respond to requests for isolated repairs and upgrades. They have skills troubleshooting wiring problems, installing wiring in existing buildings, and making repairs. Construction electricians primarily focus on larger projects, such as installing all-new electrical systems for an entire building or upgrading an entire floor of an office building as part of a remodeling process. Other specialty areas are marine electricians, research electricians, and hospital electricians.