If you are looking for an electrical contractor in Sydney you may be surprised at what you are looking for or maybe that should be rephrased as to what an electrician is capable of doing today. With all the politically correct name changes for job titles it seems that the electrician whose job description has dramatically changed over the past decade is getting the short straw.

Electrical contractor in a hard hat

Electrical contractor in a hard hat

An electrician is not merely an electrician anymore and specializes in many technology related tasks.  Maybe they should be called Electrical and Technical Engineer in view of other job title changes. Here are just a few titles that describe the same job differently; the difference with an electrician though is that their job has really involved and they are not merely electricians anymore as we shall see.

  • Beverage Dissemination Officer – Barman
  • Colour Distribution Technician – Painter & Decorator
  • Domestic Technician – Housewife
  • Education Centre Nourishment Consultant – Dinner Lady
  • Highway Environmental Hygienist – Road Sweeper
  • Field Nourishment Consultant – Waitress
  • Five a Day Collection Operative – Fruit Picker
  • Gastronomical Hygiene Technician – Dish Washer
  • Mass Production Engineer – Factory Worker

Although the term housewife doesn’t really describe what a full time stay at home mom does the rest of the new job descriptions really just give fancy names to the same job.  When going out for a beer maybe we should tell the domestic technician we are going for a meeting with the beverage dissemination officer. On the other hand here is a list of the job roles that a modern electrician has to be able to perform:

  • Audio intercom systems
  • Video intercom systems
  • Security alarms
  • Access control systems
  • CCTV systems
  • Phone Outlets
  • Data outlets
  • Patch panels
  • Wireless access points
  • Data hubs
  • Fibre optic cabling
  • Power points
  • Lighting
  • Exit and emergency lighting
  • Safety switches
  • Switchboard upgrades
  • Fault finding
  • Smoke detectors
  • Safety checks
  • C-Bus automation
  • Dynalite automation
  • Control4 automation and AV
  • Energy management systems
  • Switchboard Upgrades
  • RCD installation & RCD Testing
Electrician's kit

Electrician’s kit, we have the best toys

Not the usual stereotypical image that most people have when it comes to thinking about hiring electrical contractors in Sydney. With this knowledge in their arsenal basically anything in your home that uses some sort of wire or cable an electrician will either be able to install or repair.

However as we all know it is never that simple and as with all trade related jobs there are always those tradesmen the give the industry a bad name and are not qualified and do substandard work. When looking for an electrical contractor these tradesmen can not only cost you more money in the long run but can create a potentially fatal situation in your home if you hire them. Electrical installation in the home is one of the most regulated industries in the country, for good reason. Electricity can kill you, there is no pleasant way of saying it and it does kill many people a year. One of the reasons people die every year is simply due to the fact that they either did the work themselves or hired someone cheap.

When it comes to scrimping and saving around the house okay maybe find yourself a cheap colour distribution technician. The worst thing that can happen is that you end up with a bucket of paint on your favourite carpet and need to replace it because they don’t have insurance. However when it comes to the safety of you and your family paying for a qualified, licensed electrical and technical engineer in not wasting money.