Electrician Resume Examples in 2023

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As is true of many skilled trades, there’s been a strong increase in demand for trained, licensed electricians. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of electricians is projected to grow 8 percent between 2019 and 2029. This is a much greater rate of growth than the national average for all occupations, and there’s good reason for that. As the economy continues to expand at a record-setting pace, construction is booming, and each new building — whether residential or commercial — will need electrical work. Americans are also turning to electricians as they renovate and upgrade their existing homes, adding smart appliances and other innovations to increase energy efficiency and convenience. This increased demand is happening at the same time that many longtime electricians are retiring.

As the demand for knowledgeable electricians grows and compensation rises, more and more people are entering the field, so having a resume that shines a light on your skills has become increasingly important. Below you’ll find tips for writing a resume that will make you stand out from the crowd and match the specific needs detailed in a job description. We’ve also provided downloadable resume examples for entry-level electricians, for those who have decades of experience, and for those in between.

Downloadable Resume Examples


Example #1 Entry-level


Example #2 Mid-career


Example #3 Senior-level

Electrician Resume Examples

Years of Experience
  • Entry-level Entry-level
  • Mid-career Mid-career
  • Senior-level Senior-level

Eric Solomon
(782) 265-7812
[email protected]
835 Cherry Tree Lane, Provo, UT 84097


An Apprentice Electrician Assistant with entry-level experience, specializing in NEC electrical codes, OSHA safety, continuous improvement, and electrical wiring. Adept at collaborating in team-based environments to identify ideal technical solutions for complex electrical issues.

Professional Experience

Apprentice Electrician, Electric International, Provo, UT
October 2021 – Present

  • Install and repair electrical systems and electronic components of industrial machinery and equipment under the supervision of three licensed electricians,
  • Troubleshoot transformers, motors, panels, and circuits, and perform safety inspections to identify hazards, defects, and necessary repairs
  • Perform testing on electrical systems and  circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures using testing devices, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes
  • Collaborate with the team to ensure compliance with OSHA safety and NEC regulations

Apprentice Electrician, Cadence Electrical, Orem, UT
June 2020 — October 2021

  • Deliver support to a team electricians during installations, maintenance, and repairs, perform testing on switches, circuits, and electrical systems, and conduct equipment maintenance
  • Perform inspections to diagnose potential safety hazards under the supervision of a master electrician and ensure compliance with NEC electrical codes

Key Skills

  • Electrical Wiring
  • NEC Electrical Codes
  • OSHA Safety Standards
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Electrical Theory


Electrical Apprenticeship Program
Mountainland Technical College, Orem, UT – September 2016 to June 2020

Scott McBath
[email protected]
21 Deerpath Court, Liberty, Missouri 64068


A Journeyman Electrician with seven years of professional experience in repair, installation, and maintenance in both residential and industrial settings. A strong history of performing root-cause analysis and identifying innovative solutions to resolve major electrical issues and ensure compliance with OSHA safety standards.

Professional Experience

Journeyman Electrician, Economy Electrical, Birmingham, MO
February 2017 — Present

  • Assess costs and scope of electrical wiring, systems installations, repairs for commercial and residential clients, secure precise measurements and system readings, identify technical solutions, and communicate complex electrical concepts to non-technical personnel
  • Analyze blueprints, diagrams, and building codes  and execute electrical projects in compliance with National Electrical Code (NEC) and OSHA safety regulations
  • Provide coaching and mentorship to apprentice electricians to facilitate professional development

Apprentice Electrician, Krasinski’s and Son, Electric Services
June 2015 — February 2017

  • Supported complex installations of electrical wiring and systems for residential clients, utilized ohm meters, IC testers, and dial indicators to obtain precise measurements and systems readings, and conducted safety inspections on electrical equipment
  • Interpreted electrical schematics, blueprints, and building codes and coordinated with electricians to identify cost-effective solutions for customers while adhering to safety standards


Associate in Applied Science Electrical
Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City, MO, September 2013 – June 2015

Key Skills

  • Electrical Installations
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Project Management
  • National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Root-cause Analysis


  • Electrical Supervisor Certificate, 2018
  • Missouri Journeyman Electrical Contractor’s License 2017

Connor Smith
(823) 826-4210
[email protected]
4 Acorn Path, Buffalo, NY 14207


A Master Electrician with 10+ years of experience managing large-scale commercial projects, residential repairs, and electrical installations valued at up to $20M. A strong history of designing electrical plans for new home construction, interpreting blueprints, and ensuring compliance with OSHA safety guidelines.

Professional Experience

Master Electrician, Williamsville Electric Construction Company, Buffalo, NY
September 2015 — Present

  • Manage residential construction and industrial electrical projects valued at $1.5M-$20M, oversee pre-construction meetings, establish project scope, analyze blueprints and building codes, and ensure alignment with business requirements for commercial customers
  • Coordinate cross-functionally with construction teams to execute large-scale projects, analyze blueprints, and ensure compliance with building codes, OSHA safety, and NEC codes
  • Lead a team of 10+ apprentice and journeyman electricians, oversee the safe installation of electrical components and systems, and perform inspections to identify potential hazards

Journeyman Electrician, Niagara Electric Co., Buffalo, NY
June 2008 — September 2015

  • Performed installations, alterations, maintenance, and repairs of electrical systems, conductors, and associated materials for industrial projects valued at $250K-$2M
  • Interpreted blueprints, schematics, and specifications, coordinated with a team of electricians to identify hazards and defects, and maintained adherence to safety standards


Project Management Certificate Program
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, September 2018 – March 2019

Exploratory Construction Trades Program – Electrical
Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education Division, Buffalo, NY, 2007

Key Skills

  • Construction Management
  • National Electrical Codes (NEC)
  • Project Management
  • Electrical Theory
  • Team Leadership


  • Project Management Certificate – 2019
  • New York Master Electrician’s License — 2015

Common Key Skills and Action Verbs for Electrician Resumes

Preparing a resume that will get you the job you want is a much more technical task than it used to be. Gone are the days where you sent a resume in the mail and a hiring manager sat down and read it. Now resumes go through high-tech Applicant Tracking Systems that screen out candidates based on whether their resumes contain certain keywords and skills. You greatly enhance your chances of getting called in for an interview if your resume contains the words that human resources wants to see. When it comes to hiring an electrician, hiring managers are often looking for the following:

Key Skills & Proficiencies
3-phase motor replacement Blueprints
Conduit work Construction experience
Electrical schematics Electrician
Electricity Industrial control systems
Inspect electrical components, including transformers and circuit breakers Knowledge of safety regulations
Knowledge of state and local building regulations Mathematics
Motorizing National Electrical Code (NEC)
Processes evaluation Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
Repairing electrical systems Time management
Use hand and power tools Wiring diagrams
Action Verbs
Analyze Conduct
Connect Identify
Inspect Install
Maintain Operate
Perform Problem solve
Repair Replace
Test Troubleshoot

Tips for Writing a Better Electrician Resume

Highlight your ability to work independently

Hiring managers want to have confidence that the electrician they hire has the skills and experience needed for their specific job. It will work to your favor if your resume shows that you won’t need on-the-job training or supervision.

Example #1


Responsible for installation, troubleshooting and repair of complex equipment and distribution systems with minimal to no supervision resulting in efficient operation of plant facilities


Installed and repaired electrical equipment for an industrial plant

Example #2


Three years of trusted and dependable experience providing installation, renovation, and repair service to residential electrical customers, including rewiring, smart electronics installations, and more.


Provided electrical repair and installations to residential customers

Include strengths beyond your technical expertise

In today’s competitive marketplace, employers want to know that new hires will be able to provide more than just technical expertise. They also want to know that the electricians that they hire will be able to collaborate with other employees and communicate well with clients. By highlighting personal characteristics, you let potential employers know that they can trust you to represent them and be positive ambassadors for their organization.

Example #1


Demonstrated ability to listen carefully, assess a situation, and then communicate a solution in a way that instills confidence and trust.


Problem solver

Example #2


Strong time management skills, including punctuality and ability to accurately estimate the labor and time needed to complete a job.


On time, quick worker

How to Align Your Resume With the Job Description

Hiring managers are tasked with finding the perfect person for their job opening. They want to find an electrician who can hit the ground running as soon as they learn their way around, without having to be trained on different types of systems or equipment, tools or even customer service. The best way to get the message across that you’re who they are looking for is to carefully study their job description and then adjust the language in your resume so that it is close to a mirror image of the professional that they want.

You want to look for the details that they cite as being important to them, from technical terminology to personal characteristics that they value and the corporate culture or company values that they express within their organizational description.

Example Electrician Job Description

Central Medical Center has a century of providing high-quality acute care medical services to the members of our community. As a neighborhood medical center our ability to provide compassionate care to patients relies upon our facility being safe, functional and efficient in every department and area of our campus. All employees are expected to be willing to switch assignment of duties as needed within their area of expertise.


  • Safeguarding, inspecting and keeping operational facility’s circuit wire service
  • Maintaining fuse system, grounding, connections, distribution centers
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing electrical problems
  • Tracing and repair of electric problems involving equipment, apparatus and circuitry
  • Service circuits for computers
  • Estimate electric loads
  • Install required service
  • Report on conditions of the electric system and equipment
  • Respond to power failures and short circuits
  • Maintain lighting inside and outside on buildings and poles
  • Fire alarm maintenance
  • Emergency phone repairs
  • Elevator resets


  • High school diploma
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to read electrical circuitry prints
  • Apprenticeship of 5 years of practical experience
  • Familiarity with elevators, lighting, computers and other equipment, fire alarms, telecommunications

The job description indicates that the perfect candidate would have the following characteristics, expertise, and experience:

  • Technical expertise with specific applications
  • Flexibility
  • Responsiveness
  • Team oriented
  • Comfort working in a healthcare setting
  • Ability to remain calm in an emergent situation

Based upon the details that the employer’s job description has provided, edit your existing resume to include a previous job experience that demonstrates that your own skills, experiences, and personal qualities make you suitable for the job. Here is an example:

Electrician Work Experience Example


Bayshore Community College, March 2016 — Present

  • Responsible for inspection, maintenance, and repairs of the electrical system for 2,500-student community college. Duties include ensuring safety, troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing problems and making recommendations for electrical needs.
  • Required to respond quickly to power failures, elevator malfunctions, and telecommunications needs throughout campus.
  • Make recommendations to ensure adequacy and safety of electrical needs for newly-constructed medical technology lab, as well as for computer lab and radiology technology program.