An electrical foreman plans and manages electrical building projects and supervises personnel. This job does not require any formal education; however, prospective candidates must complete an apprenticeship and have 4-7 years of experience as an electrician. This job might appeal to individuals with interests in construction, electricity/lighting, and business.
An electrical foreman is in charge of large and complex projects that employ many different electricians at the same time, and supervises the project as a whole, from the large-scale down to the details. On such a project, a foreman is responsible for providing on-site direction and leadership for workers in order to complete jobs within specific guidelines that include quality standards, time requirements, and budget considerations.
A foreman may be responsible for many different aspects of the job, including planning, customer relations, material management, and quality control. Depending on the employer, a foreman may also be responsible for training employees or overseeing apprenticeship programs.