Electrical contractor


Minimum - 8thstandard

Freshers or up to 2 years of work experience

The tasks an Electrician, General is expected to perform include:

Installing, maintaining and repairing electrical machinery equipment and fittings

Studying drawings and other specifications to determine electrical circuit, installation details, etc.

Positioning and installing electrical motors, transformers, etc.

Making connections and soldering terminals

Testing electrical installations and equipment and locating faults

Repairing or replacing defective wiring, burnt out fuses and defective parts

Keeping fittings and fixtures in working order

Operating, attending and maintaining electrical motors, pumps, etc.

Knowledge of installing, maintaining and repairing electrical machinery equipment and fittings

Ability to study drawings and specifications to determine electrical circuit, installation details, etc.Ability to make connections and soldering terminals

Proficient in testing electrical installations and equipment and locating faults

Knowledge of repairing or replacing defective wiring, burnt out fuses, etc.Ability to keep fittings and fixtures in working order

Knowledge of drawing and joining cables and wires

Well-versed in operating, attending and maintaining electrical motors, pumps etc.

Not applicable

Hard working




Patient composure

It may be a desk job

May need to handle a team

Travelling is part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week for 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsThis job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Hearing Impaired (HH) and One Arm (OA).

The job may be considered dangerous,as per The Building and other Construction Worker's Act (Regulation Of Employment And Conditions Of Service), 1996

Occupational hazards include burns, cuts, minor injuries, etc.

Health risk include electrical short circuit or overload causing fire or explosion, risk of electrical shock and burns, working at heights, working with various hand tools, power tools and equipment etc.

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 8,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more - INR 12,000 to INR 15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Electrician in India

After agriculture, construction sector is the 2nd largest employer in the country. This sector creates millions of jobs each year. The market value of construction sector in India is projected to expand up to INR 11954 billion by 2017. Construction sectors growth is expected to reach 7.5 percent by 2016-17 from current growth rates of 5.6 percent. The estimated requirement for skills like Electrical plumbing and other construction installation activities is expected to increase from 0.29 million for period 2013-2017 to 0.37 for the period 2013-2022.

Today an unskilled electrician with basic schooling earns around 10,000 per month. With experience electrician's salary rises about 18,000 to . 20,000 in five years, and around 25,000 to . 30,000 in eight years or so. So in about eight to ten years, the electrician would get a respectable salary of 25,000 per month.

According to industry people, there is a huge shortage of electricians. For every 10 electricians required in the industry, only 2 are available. With the countrys infrastructure sector on the verge of a potential boom, the demand for Electricians, Plumbers, Fitters and Welders has grown exponentially. Companies like Godrej and Tata Steel are in need of large numbers of skilled Electricians, Welders, Fitters and the like.

Private sector companies are collaborating with NGOs to training institutes across the country to help train and enhance the skills of people in various trades. Some provide vocational and entrepreneurship training for youths.




Power houses

Business houses

Residential premises across India

Towns and cities across India

Will be updated

Electrical engineering colleges across India

Bhagat Ram Memorial Industrial Training Institute

Arihant Private Industrial Training Institute

Ahmend Abdulla Garib Industrial Training Center

Don Bosco Techical School

Shaurya Shikshan Prakshishan Pvt.Industrial Training Institutes across India