Inside Wireman

Now accepting applications for the Inside Wireman Apprenticeship Program.
For a list of requirements for this program, please click here.
Applications will be accepted the first Tuesday of every month.
Application Hours: 8:00am - 11:30am & 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Inside Wireman

The Inside Wireman’s job is to distribute and connect the customer’s electrical equipment to the power source provided by the Power Company. He or she installs and maintains the various types of electrical systems found in commercial and industrial facilities. This equipment varies from lighting and receptacles, to motors, heating equipment on to systems that control the energy usage of a facility.

He or she installs conduit systems that contain wire from motor control centers or panel boards to all of the facilities equipment that uses electricity. These conduits may contain power cables or control cables. Many of the conduit systems are exposed and must be installed to exacting standards in a neat and workmanlike manner.

The Inside Wireman’s work varies; one day we are installing Fire Alarm or Security systems in a multi-story building and the next day installing conduit in a ditch on the outside of the building. Inside Wireman also install electrical systems in industrial facilities such as chemical plants, power plants, chip manufacturing facilities and automobile plants. Each type of installation has specific electrical needs and systems to support those needs. While there are many tasks associated with the Inside Wireman classification, the apprenticeship training provides all of the knowledge necessary for an individual to perform these tasks in a professional manner while helping the individual sharpen his or her skills and abilities to be the best workers in the electrical construction and maintenance industry.

Tools of the Trade:
  Hand Tools:
    Level, pliers, needle nose pliers, slip joint pliers, hammer, wire cutters, screw driver, fish tape, measuring tape, ruler, wrench, hacksaw, wire stripper, hand bender, ladder, knife, file, punch, socket-set, allen wrench, keyhole saw, crimping tools, hand drill, vise, hand reamer, knock out sets, tap and dies, plumb bob, fuse pullers, clamps, pipe wrench, hoist, cum-a-long, torque wrench, architect scale, handsaw, wood chisel, shovel, transit, block and tackle, adapter cables, caliper, and tamp tool.
  Power Assisted Tools:
    Hand drill, electric screw gun, hydraulic benders, power cutting and threading machine, electric roto hammer drill, wire tugger, power saws, soldering iron, drill press, gas operated auger, air hammer, coring machine to drill concrete, roto stripper, water pump, and fiber optic fusion splicer.
  Technical Apparatus:
    Voltmeter, ammeter, oscilloscope, wattmeter, optical power meter, Megger, dielectric test set to hipot cable, dynamometer, optical time-domain reflectometers, communicator, calibrator and laptops.
  Heavy equipment:
    Trencher, electric lift, bucket truck, crane, power borer, and auger.