An Inside Wireman Electrician installs and tests electrical equipment, as well as lighting fixtures and wiring systems. An Inside Wireman Electrician connects electrical machinery equipment and controls. Electricians use a wide variety of hand tools and learn to master mechanical and technical skills and theory behind the transmission of electrical energy.

Apprentices should purchase the following tools to use throughout their training.

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  • Knife
  • Two (2) pliers: Channel lock type
  • Six-foot wooden ruler
  • Hammer
  • Hacksaw frame
  • Screwdrivers: not over 8"
  • Pliers: cutting
  • Level: small
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Diagonals
  • Adjustable wrench: crescent type, not to exceed 8"
  • Wire strippers
  • Small 600 volt tester: Wiggins type
  • Pencil

Optional tools

  • Steel measuring tape
  • Spintites
  • Anti dog
  • Open or box wrenches: up to 9/16"
  • Digital meter: fluke type or equivalent