The following are thirty-five core abilities that are important for an Electrical Worker.

  1. Add, subtract, multiply and divide and use algebraic formulas.
  2. Read complex technical documents written in English.
  3. Develop alternative solutions to a problem and choose the best alternative.
  4. Communicate in writing with others.
  5. Read and understand graphs, charts, and diagrams.
  6. Plan and organize tasks to meet deadlines.
  7. Understand how an electrical or mechanical system works.
  8. Picture the way a construction project will appear before it is finished.
  9. Be self-motivated, responsible, and dependable without close supervision.
  10. Remain calm in an emergency situation.
  11. Communicate orally with others in English.
  12. Work smoothly with others as a team to complete a task.
  13. Maintain good relations with others in a work setting.
  14. Discriminate between colors.
  15. Understand verbal instructions and warnings, given in English.
  16. Hear warning signals.
  17. Maintain balance and perform construction tasks while on a ladder.
  18. Coordinate body movements when using tools or equipment.
  19. Reach and stretch to position equipment and fixtures while maintaining balance.
  20. Bend or twist the body into unusual positions while working.
  21. Traverse irregular surfaces while maintaining balance.
  22. Perform physical tasks all day without becoming overly tired.
  23. Use hands to manipulate small wires and objects.
  24. Work with both hands.
  25. Operate two-handed power equipment.
  26. Regularly lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  27. On occasion, lift objects weighing over 50 pounds.
  28. Carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds for short distances.
  29. Apply muscular force quickly to objects and equipment.
  30. Push, or pull, heavy objects into position.
  31. Climb ladders and poles up to 25 feet in height.
  32. Work at heights.
  33. Work in extreme hot and cold temperature conditions.
  34. Work in a noisy environment.
  35. Work at depths, such as trenches, manholes or deep vertical shafts.