Sample Electrician Resume

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Review a resume sample for a person seeking employment as an electrician. The resume includes employment history, education, and licenses. Also review the skills employers look for when hiring electricians.

Sample Electrician Resume

This is an example of a resume for an electrician position. Download the electrician resume template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples.

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Sample Electrician Resume (Text Version)

Joe Applicant
999 Main Street
New York 10003
(123) 555-1234


Experienced and knowledgeable electrician with more than 10 years of experience in the field seeks a position with a busy contractor or top electrical or construction firm in need of a hard worker with solid technical skills.


  • Experience overseeing, training, and scheduling personnel.
  • Proficient with direct installation of wiring at construction and other sites.
  • Good interpersonal skills; able to interface with clients, project managers, and team members.
  • Fully certified in electrical engineering by a reputable college.


Electrical Supervisor, September 2016-Present

Brought on board to oversee worksites and scheduling of personnel. Perform direct installation of wiring and electrical appliances at new construction sites. Communicate closely with clients, project managers, and team members to identify and resolve issues and convey statuses.

  • Work with multiple construction teams to develop original blueprints of electrical wiring for new construction sites.
  • Assist in interviewing and hiring new employees.

Electrician Assistant, June 2007-September 2016

Assisted electricians with installation and repairs of heaters, boilers, and wiring at both residential and commercial construction sites.

  • Stepped up, as necessary, to perform administrative duties including phone reception, client relations, and project reporting.


Associate of Electrical Engineering (June 2007); GPA 3.9
City College of New York, New York, NY

Dean’s List; Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Certifications and Organizations

Journeyman Electrician State License; Associate Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers; Associate Member, International Affiliation of Electrical Inspectors.

Cover Letter Tips

After drafting your electrician’s resume, don’t forget to write a cover letter, too. This, without simply repeating your resume, should highlight your training and qualifications for the job, mention any related work experience, and list any required licensure or professional memberships. 

Electrician Skills Lists

Here are the types of skills employers seek in the candidates they hire for electrician jobs. These skills will vary based on the position for which you're applying; if an employer specifically lists any of these skills on their job announcement, you should try to mention them in your resume and cover letter.

Technical Skills: Technical skills are perhaps the most important competencies employers look for in electricians, which is why it’s a good idea to broaden your technical skillset as widely as possible during your training and apprenticeships. Here are a few of the technical skills most commonly mentioned in job ads for electricians.

  • Calibrating Level, Pressure, Temperature, and Flow Measuring Systems
  • Commercial Experience
  • Construction Experience
  • Conducting 3-Phase Motor Replacement
  • Conducting Systems Tests
  • Electrical Installations and Schematics
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Industrial Experience
  • Install and Maintain Electrical Equipment, Systems, and Devices
  • Installing Fixtures and Electrical Components at Construction Sites
  • Knowledge of State and Local Electrical Codes
  • Laying Out and Installing Wiring Circuits
  • License (Depending on Location)
  • Maintaining and Installing Fire Alarm Systems
  • Maintaining Tools and Equipment
  • Measuring, Cutting, and Bending Conduit Using Hand and Hydraulic Benders
  • National and Local Electrical Codes and Requirements
  • National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
  • Repair Electrical Systems
  • Repair Wiring Systems, Electrical Conduit, and Related Equipment
  • Repairing Single and Polyphase Wiring Systems
  • Replacing Defective Wiring Systems
  • Residential Experience
  • Safety Procedures and Regulations
  • Schematics
  • Terminating and Setting Switchgear, Panels, and other Distribution Equipment
  • Testing and Repair of Equipment
  • Troubleshooting Motors

Logical / “Thinking” Skills: Installing and maintaining state-of-the-art electrical systems can require extensive planning and diagnostics, so solid analytical and problem-solving skills are crucial.

  • Accuracy
  • Analytical Skills
  • Analyze Blueprints
  • Applying Knowledge of Programmable Logic Controls
  • Carefully Evaluating Risks
  • Critical Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Detail Orientation
  • Diagnosing Malfunctions in Electrical Systems
  • Diagnostics
  • Evaluating Processes
  • Interpreting Blueprints and Construction Drawings
  • Learning Evolving Technology
  • Learning State and Local Building Codes
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving

Physical Strengths: Like most trades, electricians must have the strength, physical stamina, balance, and dexterity required to perform physical tasks like working in cramped spaces, carrying heavy materials, and climbing on ladders.

  • Lifting and Placing Heavy Systems
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Reaching Overhead for Extended Periods
  • Reading Technical Materials
  • Repeated Bending and Squatting
  • Using Power Tools for Drilling and Cutting
  • Working from Ladders and Scaffolds
  • Working in Adverse Conditions
  • Working Odd Hours

Communications and Interpersonal Skills: As an electrician, sometimes you will work alone. Other times, though, you will be part of a team and will need to communicate effectively with others to ensure the job gets done on time and at or below budget.

  • Adapting to Changing Priorities
  • Collaborating with other Trades People
  • Dependability
  • Explaining Scope of Work to Stakeholders
  • Following Directions
  • Instructing Apprentices
  • Recommending Improvements to Processes
  • Supervising Apprentices
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management
  • Verbal Skills
  • Working Alone

Administrative Skills: Recordkeeping, purchasing, and project scheduling and management may all be required of electricians, depending upon their employer and their level of seniority and responsibility.

  • Evaluating Options and Ordering Equipment and Tools
  • Maintaining Written Records of Projects
  • Organizational Skills
  • Planning Projects