The Industry Standard
Not all Electricians are created equal. Many attempt to become IBEW Journeyman Electricians because they understand our wages, healthcare, pension benefits, plus safety record are the industry’s gold standard for electrical workers. The quality of work produced by IBEW member Electricians, without question, achieves a level of craftsmanship not seen with our non-union counterparts. It took each IBEW Journeyman 10,000 hours of on-the-job and classroom training to understand the many qualifications needed to become a well-rounded electrician.
All members are drug tested before ever walking onto your job site. We MUST pass the drug test every time. Plus, our electricians are OSHA compliant, so no one is exposed to unsafe working conditions.
Being an IBEW Journeyman
The IBEW Journeyman’s job description is to distribute and connect the customer’s electrical equipment to the power source. The IBEW Journeyman Electrician installs and maintains all of the various types of electrical systems found in petrochemical, industrial and commercial facilities. We install conduit systems that contain the wire from the motor control centers or panel boards to all of the equipment requiring electricity. Those conduits may contain power cables or control cables. Many of the conduit systems are exposed and must be installed to exacting specifications using neat and workmanlike craftsmanship taught by our education centers.
Electricians with the IBEW can install electrical systems by actually reading the architect’s blueprint and getting the job done the way it was designed. Understanding the specifications for hospitals, schools, or other complicated structures was a fundamental part of every member’s extensive training. The specifications show us where the circuit boards, power outlets, and load centers need to be. Reliable and efficient, our electricians do not deviate from the guidelines; contractors can rely on us to do the work right the first time. Guidelines have been set forth by Local, State and National Electrical codes, so unless we catch something which doesn’t meet code, we follow the design the way it was intended.