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  • Apprenticeship

    Apprentice Electrician

     Electrical Apprentice For - Butler & Warren Counties

    Seventeen Years Old at Time of Application (Eighteen to be selected)

    High School Graduate or G.E.D.

    Official Transcript Required

    Apply in Person at 4300 Millikin Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45011

    To be accepted into our Program you will be required to pass a DRUG TEST

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    For More Information, Call the Butler-Warren Co. JATC

    (513) 863-6115

    Bobby Angst, Training Director

    Applying and

    Qualifying for

    Apprenticeship in the

    Electrical Industry

    Information for Applicants

    A Message to Applicants

    The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) jointly sponsor apprenticeship training programs that offer you the opportunity to earn wages and benefits while you learn the skills needed for a trade that can be both challenging and rewarding. You will have the chance to use your mind, as well as your physical skills, to complete work in a variety of settings with the constant opportunity to learn something new.

    The application process has three parts:

    1.                  Learning about Electrical work:

    2.                  Applying for Apprenticeship:

    3.                  Preparing for the Test:

    Inside Wiremen

    Inside Wiremen install conduit, electrical wiring, fixtures, and electrical apparatus inside commercial buildings and in a multitude of industrial settings. Major duties for Inside Wiremen include:

    • Planning and Initiating Projects
    • Establishing Temporary Power during Construction
    • Establishing Grounding Systems
    • Installing Service to Buildings and Other Structures
    • Establishing Power Distribution within a Project
    • Planning and Installing Raceway Systems
    • Providing Power and Controls to Motors, HVAC, and Other Equipment
    • Installing Receptacles, Lighting Systems, and Fixtures
    • Troubleshooting and Repairing Electrical Systems
    • Installing and Repairing Traffic Signals, Outdoor Lighting, and Outdoor Power Feeders
    • Installing Fire Alarm Systems

    In performing these duties, Inside Wiremen must use many different kinds of tools, ranging from simple one and two-hand tools (such as pliers, screwdrivers, and cable-cutters) to power-assisted tools like electric drills and cable pullers. They occasionally operate heavy equipment such as trenchers and aerial lifts.

    Over the course of the four-year Inside Wiremen apprenticeship program, apprentices must acquire a wealth of technical knowledge. A recent job analysis identifies 83 specific knowledge areas that are important for successful job performance. A few of the most important ones are knowledge of:

    • The National Electrical Code
    • How to Work With Energized Circuits
    • Blueprints (Including Symbols Used)
    • Electrical Schematic Diagrams
    • State and Local Electrical Codes
    • First Aid
    • Hazardous Materials
    • Specific Job Safety Rules

    Some of the most important skills to be learned are:

    • Skill at Performing CPR
    • Skill at Reading a Wire Table to Determine Conductor Size Required
    • Skill at Terminating Aluminum or Copper Cable
    • Skill at Terminating High Voltage Cable
    • Skill at Splicing High Voltage Cable

    (513) 863-6115


    eMail to: jatc@hamiltonohiojatc.org

    Apprentice Pay & Benefits

    Inside Wireman Butler & Warren County

    Electrical Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee

    OJT Hours



    1st Period

    0000 - 1000 hrs.



    + Medical

    2nd Period 

    1001 - 2000 hrs.



    + Medical

    Third Period 

    2001 - 3500 hrs.



    + Medical & Pension

    Fourth Period 

    3501 - 5000 hrs.



    + Medical & Pension

    Fifth Period 

    5001 - 6500 hrs.



    + Medical & Pension

    Sixth Period 

    6501 - 8000 hrs.



    + Medical & Pension




    + Medical & Pension

    Four-Year Apprenticeship Program

    School - Two nights per week (September through May)

    Cost - $400.00 tuition per year

    Earn - 50 hours of College Credits (ACE)

    Earn - More than $185,000 over the four-year program plus Medical and Pension benefits

    All applicants will be received without regard to race, religion, national origin, or sex.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (513) 863-6115



    The Butler & Warren County Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, 4300 Millikin Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45011, 513-863-6115, admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.


    Apprenticeship Information
    Nov 16, 2009

    Please check our JATC website at www.hamiltonohiojatc.org for all the information you need to join the electrical industry's best training apprenticeship.

    Page Last Updated: Nov 16, 2009 (12:06:15)
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