Posted time January 23, 2023 Job type Full-time

1st – 4th Year Electrical Apprentice (CO)

1st-4th Year Electrical Apprentice/Electrician

General Job Description

The electrical apprentice is responsible for installing high-quality electrical fieldwork and taking measures to increase the company’s effectiveness and efficiency.  The position reports directly to the field foreman.

Role Responsibilities

  • Install Quality Electrical Workmanship and Process: Work as a Denver Fire Alarm team member as directed by field foreman. Assist others where needed and follow a neat and process-oriented work style.  Be efficient with your time and materials while ensuring top quality electrical installation to meet the NEC.
  • Identify Solutions for Improvement in the Organization: Through process analysis, this individual shall determine areas of improvement in terms of efficiency and company effectiveness and bring them to the attention of the field foreman.
  • Identification and Tools: Supply and carry your own small tools (drill, wire stripper, screwdriver, levels, hammer, side cutters, channel locks, etc.) and electrical apprentice card during all WGC work hours.  Any large tools are provided by WGC and checked out to each field apprentice.  Misuse or abuse of equipment is not allowed.

Qualifications/Skills Required

  • Demonstrate mechanical ability.
  • Possess basic understanding of the electrical industry.
  • Candidate must have a proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Punctual, motivated, detail oriented and will not accept second best.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills to work in a diverse and fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated and flexible
  • Willing to travel as needed.

Physical Demands

  • Standing – Remaining on one’s feet in an upright position at a workstation without moving about, for an extended period.
  • Walking – Moving about on foot.
  • Sitting – Remaining in the normal seated position for extended periods.
  • Lifting – Raising or lowering an object (~50 lbs.) from one level to another (includes upward pulling).
  • Carrying – Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder, e.g., tools equipment, and materials up to 500 lbs. up to 10 feet.
  • Pushing – Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force (includes slapping, striking, kicking and treadle actions)
  • Pulling – Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves toward the forces (includes jerking).
  • Ascending or descending ladders, lifts, stairs, scaffoldings, ramps, poles and the like.  Body agility is emphasized.
  • Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or running on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
  • Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.
  • Crawl over, under and into equipment as necessary to perform job duties.  Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands.  Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand.
  • Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Perceiving attributes of objects, e.g., size, shape, temperature, or texture, by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Work environments may be noisy, congested, and/or in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to read and understand technical documents, blueprints, and work orders.
  • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions

  • Ability to perform duties in extreme varying temperatures, e.g., exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions, on your feet, 8 to 10 hours daily up to 6 days a week.
  • Job requires employee to wear always required personal tools and belt with them.
  • Work from all types of ladders, stepladders up to 14′, “A” frame ladders and all size extension ladders.
  • Carry and relocate extension ladders up to 20′ stepladders up to 12′ by yourself.
  • Employee’s personal weight with personal tools cannot exceed weight limit of ladder (Class 1 ‑ 250 lbs., Class 1A ‑ 300 lbs.).
  • Perform work at various heights, up to 50′ from ladders, scaffolds, aerial lifts, catwalks, or other safe work areas.
  • Work in restricted areas, switchgear room, manholes, utility tunnels, crawl spaces, attics, and vaults, following proper procedures.
  • Wear personal protective equipment, e.g., hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves, masks, and earplugs always, and when applicable, respirator.
  • Follow special procedures including contamination control, noise control, vibration, building systems awareness and procedures.
  • Candidate must be able to work night shifts and mid shifts, as required by customers.
  • Respond to short notice overtime requirements.


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