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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Chesapeake, VA (9 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Hiller Systems has Immediate Full-Time Positions open for experienced Marine Electricians. Located in Chesapeake, Virginia, Hiller is one of the oldest Fire Protection Contractors in the US....
1 day ago
Tradesmen International - Chesapeake, VA (9 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Diagnosing malfunctioning systems, apparatus, or components, using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem Must have current DCJS certification!...
1 day ago
BAE Systems - Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Job Description BAE Systems is hiring Marine Electricians 3rd class to support Norfolk Ship Repair....
7 hours ago
Colonna's Shipyard - Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
tools and instruments associated with Electricians....
11 hours ago
M.C. Dean, Inc. - Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem. - Directing and training workers in install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. - Read contract drawings...
14 hours ago
Unilever - Suffolk, VA (11 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Must be skilled with common hand tools and have a general understanding of measuring tools and systems (English and Metric)....
2 days ago
Aerotek - Newport News, VA (17 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Proficient in the use of basic electrician hand tools (i.e. Pliers, wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, connector crimping tools, etc.) 6....
3 days ago
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. - Newport News, VA (17 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN Location: Newport News, Virginia, United States Date: Aug 29, 2020 Job Description The selected individual will troubleshoot/repair electrical circuits, calibrate equipment,...
6 days ago
Newport News, VA (17 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
hand tools (i.e....
6 days ago
Virginia Beach, VA (21 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Nipper Electric is looking to hire a lead Electrician that has the desire to grow in a family-oriented workplace, with continual training and potential to grow your career also!...
7 days ago
Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Established Electrical Contractor has an opening for an electrician/helper with local Residential Experience....
7 days ago
Chesapeake, VA (9 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Ampmor Electric Corporation has immediate openings for Experienced Residential Electricians and Electricians Helpers, experienced in Residential Wiring. Must have own tools....
7 days ago
Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Looking to hire experienced commercial electrician mechanics, journeyman and masters. $25 - $28/hour 55 hours per week, 12 month project Responsibilities: Running conduit and other electrical raceways...
8 days ago
PAE - Virginia Beach, VA (21 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
computations relating to load requirements of wiring or electrical equipment, and using a variety of electrician's hand tools and measuring and testing instruments....
8 days ago
HII Technical Solutions - Newport News, VA (17 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Prefer technical/professional certifications.Must provide own hand tools as designated per trades specialty. • Must have hands on experience with troubleshooting and repair of shipboard electrical systems...
11 days ago

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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 (33.5%)
  • Vocational or Certification (25.2%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.0%)
  • Associate's Degree (13.1%)
  • Master's Degree (6.7%)
  • Some College (2.4%)
  • Some High School (1.4%)
  • 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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