Electrician Jobs in Portsmouth, VA

Install and perform maintenance on wiring, control, and lighting systems. Electricians work on electrical components for buildings that are finished, and no longer under construction. They are competent at reading blueprints and technical diagrams, understand and follow the regulations set out in the government’s National Electric Code, and use a range of equipment to test for and identify electrical problems. When they discover an issue, electricians repair or replace the affected wiring or device.

There are two main categories of electricians. Inside electricians work on larger motors, equipment, and systems in business buildings and factories. Residential electricians, by contrast, work in residential homes. These personnel install wiring and troubleshoot non-industrial fixtures and equipment.

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Suffolk, VA (11 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Residential Electrician ASAP *Great Pay/Position for person who can run work *Electrician with 5+ years Service and Repair experience *Must live in Suffolk County *Pass Drug Screen and Background check...
20 hours ago
Tradesmen International - Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Experience with this equipment is a plus Under general supervision, performs standard and non-standard work that is dependent on trade specialty Works from blueprints, tech manuals Receives instructions...
4 hours ago
Hatchett Electrical Services - Hampton, VA (14 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
**Electricians with only Maritime/Marine electrical experience need not apply** Assisting the Lead Electrician assigned to Pulling electrical wiring through electrical conduit Maintain wiring and lighting...
16 hours ago
Center Corporation - Newport News, VA (17 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Experience repairing electrical systems, wiring, circuit breakers, Experience working with PLCs would be nice Ability to read blueprints EOE M/F Vet Recommended Skills Blueprints Circuit Breakers Electrical...
1 day ago
Hatchett Electrical Services - Hampton, VA (14 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Are you are an experienced residential and service electrician? If so we are looking for you to fill an immediate position with a busy company....
1 day ago
Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News, VA (17 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Candidate should have completed basic electrical theory classes or possess a journeyman electricians license....
1 day ago
Suffolk, VA (11 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Looking to hire well rounded, honest, reliable, hard working experienced workers in plumbing and electrical. Must have at least 3 years experience and checkable references. Own transportation and...
4 hours ago
D2W Electric Inc - Chesapeake, VA (9 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Residential Electrician/Mechanical Foreman D2W Electric Inc....
2 days ago
Serco - Chesapeake, VA (9 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
As the, Marine Electrician I, you will work on a team supporting cabling, equipment, and C5ISR system installations....
1 day ago
Norfolk State University - Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Journeyman Electrician Certification 2. Vocational Training, or military training related to Electrician discipline...
1 day ago
Colonna's Ship Yard - Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
We are pleased to accept resumes for a Marine Electrician....
1 day ago
Suffolk, VA (11 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Must be able to pass Criminal background check Ability to read blueprints, bend and thread rigid conduit, wire and terminate devices, perform quality control testing and troubleshooting....
4 days ago
Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
. $1000 sign on bonus for a Skilled Electrician after 3 months of positive employment. *Requirements: Minimum 5 years experience in all areas of residential installations and repairs....
5 days ago
Norfolk State University - Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Journeyman Electrician Certification 2. Vocational Training, or military training related to Electrician discipline...
5 days ago
Virginia Beach, VA (21 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Cole Electric Services has immediate openings for electrician apprentices and helpers with residential electrical service experience....
5 days ago

Demographic Data for Portsmouth, VA

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Salary for Electrician Jobs in Portsmouth, VA

This is the average annual salary for Electrician jobs in Portsmouth, VA as reported by the BLS.

$47,411

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Electrician positions.

Highest Education Level

Electricians in Portsmouth, VA offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (32.7%)
  • Vocational or Certification (25.3%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.3%)
  • Associate's Degree (13.5%)
  • Master's Degree (6.7%)
  • Some College (2.4%)
  • Some High School (1.3%)
  • Doctorate Degree (0.7%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Electricians in Portsmouth, VA
  • 4-6 years (61.1%)
  • 2-4 years (14.1%)
  • 8-10 years (10.1%)
  • None (9.9%)
  • 6-8 years (4.0%)
  • 1-2 years (0.6%)
  • Less than 1 year (0.2%)

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