elec·​tri·​cian | \ i-ˌlek-ˈtri-shən How to pronounce electrician (audio) , ē-\

Definition of electrician

: one who installs, maintains, operates, or repairs electrical equipment

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The full-time employees losing their jobs include electricians, plumbers, carpenters and other skilled tradespeople needed to operate and maintain a large events venue. James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Many long-time Bradley Center workers will not have jobs at the new Bucks arena," 11 May 2018 Richard Marvin DeVos was born March 4, 1926, in Grand Rapids, Mich. During the Depression, his father lost his job as an electrician and resorted to odd jobs. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Amway Co-Founder Richard DeVos Dies at 92," 6 Sep. 2018 The salary is comparable to that in some trade jobs, like plumbers ($57,070), electricians ($57,910) and food service managers ($57,250). Eugene Scott, Washington Post, "The teacher boycotts are a reminder of what Americans often get wrong about ‘class’," 5 Apr. 2018 Roy Ridderbusch, 91, of Lynnwood served two tours of duty with the U.S. Navy at Fort Worden in Port Townsend as an electrician’s mate first class in the 1950s. Asia Fields, The Seattle Times, "Navy says mystery mine found off Bainbridge Island was from 2005 exercise," 31 Aug. 2018 So a small electrician buys his way to being the 25th largest company in America. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: ‘Temp’ author Louis Hyman on Recode Decode," 29 Aug. 2018 The job cuts include 28 mechanics, 12 electricians and a variety of other positions. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Eaton Corp. will cut 52 Waukesha jobs in outsourcing move," 2 July 2018 Becoming an electrician requires elaborate certification, and jobs usually need proficiency in Dutch. The Economist, "European countries should make it easier for refugees to work," 19 Apr. 2018 Referrals from friends and associates are the best way to find a good mechanic, plumber or electrician. Bob Weber, chicagotribune.com, "Bad, bad, bad brake vibrations? Must be warped rotors," 22 Apr. 2018

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1814, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of electrician

: a person who works on and repairs electrical equipment


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: a person who installs, operates, or repairs electrical equipment

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