What is a Journeyman Electrician ?

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What is a Journeyman Electrician ?

Post by EARTHSTAMP » Mon Mar 10, 2003 3:56 pm

Can anyone give the legal definition for a journeyman electrician ?

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Re: What is a Journeyman Electrician ?

Post by Dimbulb » Mon Mar 10, 2003 6:06 pm

One that has served an apprenticeship as an electricians assistant for usually 4 years and is recognised by a union for paying dues.

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Re: What is a Journeyman Electrician ?

Post by haklesup » Fri Mar 14, 2003 11:16 am

That's essentially it but in addition there are classes given by the union that must be completed and a minimum number of hours that must be worked during those 4 years. It can take longer for some people. This is true of most trades. Getting work at the union hall can be a long wait these days as my friend can attest.

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Re: What is a Journeyman Electrician ?

Post by Dean Huster » Sat Mar 15, 2003 9:33 pm

In most trades, a journeyman must have worked as an apprentice under a master for a minimum number of years and then must take and pass a certification exam to be licensed as a journeyman. While an apprentice can do no work on his/her own and must be under the constant guidance of a licensed tradesman (aka a "gofer"), a journeyman can work on his own at a job site. This doesn't tie up a master, allows the company to "have more hands" and also gives the worker better marketability if he/she wishes to find work somewhere else.<p>Dean
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Re: What is a Journeyman Electrician ?

Post by rkfrancis » Thu Mar 20, 2003 5:51 am

A Journeyman Eletrician does not have to be a union member, just quallfied.

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