Journeyman (TX)

Journeyman (TX)

Weifield Group Contracting | Temple, TX, 76502, US
Salary Range:$40,000 – $64,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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Electrical Journeyman


General Job Description

The electrical journeyman is responsible for installing high-quality electrical field work and taking measures to increase the company’s effectiveness and efficiency.  The position reports directly to the field foreman.


Temple, TX


  • Install Quality Electrical Workmanship and Process: Work as a WGC team member as directed by field foreman.  Assist others where needed and follow a neat and process-oriented work style.  Be efficient with your time and materials while ensuring top quality electrical installation to meet the NEC. 
  • Identify Solutions for Improvement in the Organization: If you see an area of potential improvement in terms of efficiency and WGC effectiveness, speak up and review the proposed solution with the field foreman.
  • Identification and Tools:  Supply and carry your own small tools (drill, wire stripper, screw driver, levels, hammer, side cutters, channel locks, etc.) and state certification card during all WGC work hours.  Any large tools are provided by WGC and checked out to each field journeyman.  Mis-use or abuse of equipment is not allowed.
  • Company “Handyman”: We are all part of the WGC team with a common mission in mind; provide high quality electrical workmanship while making the client happy.   We are all “handymen” with no task being too small or too large – we pay attention to the smallest detail and handle every client request with professionalism. 
  • Training/Mentoring: Continually pursue and attend opportunities for career/training development via IEC programs and other college/vendor programs.  Work with apprentice staff to better their electrical field knowledge.
  • Recruiting: Continually seek and refer potential employees to the WGC management team.
  • Industry Awareness: Continually seek industry and market information to provide WGC with the information necessary for successful business development.
  • Work Hours and Time Sheets:  Arrive to the designated field site ready to work at 7:00 am – 3:30 pm with a 10 minute break at 9:30 am and ½ hour lunch at noon.  You are responsible to coordinate with your field foreman to complete and submit your weekly timesheets.  These time sheets are required to process your weekly payroll check.

Job Specific Responsibilities

  • Install raceways, pull wire, and mount equipment, training apprentices to do the same
  • Assemble and install small to large electrical parts and pieces, training apprentices to do the same
  • Trims outlet, recessed cans and other repetitive finish work, training apprentices to do the same
  • May perform hot work if qualified and trained with all necessary precautions in place
  • Assists apprentice in completing Apprenticeship Paperwork including hours and reviews
  • Responsible for leading communications with apprentices and following direction from foreman
  • Use electrical formulas to figure out pipe fill, device and panel size, and disconnect
  • Lay out and organize assigned tasks to apprentices
  • Plan materials and tools needed to complete the job
  • Read and understand basic blueprints
  • Handle material required for the job
  • Perform duties as assigned by foreman 

Qualifications/Skills Required

  • Current Texas State electrical journeyman license.
  • Minimum of 4 years documented field work or completion of 4 year electrical apprenticeship program.
  • Excellent understanding of the electrical industry.
  • Punctual, motivated, detail oriented and will not accept second best.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills in order to work in a diverse and fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated and flexible to accommodate changes in Weifield Group’s business strategies.
  • Willing to travel as needed.


The electrical journeyman’s success is measured by the following criteria:

  • ability to start and manage projects as layout and direction from field foreman 
  • ability to work efficiently and produce clean electrical workmanship to NEC
  • able to bring answers to the table and implement solutions quickly
  • yearly review
  • training and grades through continuing education of 24 hours each year

Physical Demands

  • Standing – Remaining on one’s feet in an upright position at a work station without moving about, for extended period of time.
  • Walking – Moving about on foot.
  • Sitting – Remaining in the normal seated position for extended periods.
  • Lifting – Raising or lowering an object (~50 lbs.) from one level to another (includes upward pulling).
  • Carrying – Transporting an object, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder, e.g., tools equipment, and materials up to 50 lbs. up to 10 feet.
  • Pushing – Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force (includes slapping, striking, kicking and treadle actions)
  • Pulling – Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves toward the forces (includes jerking).
  • Ascending or descending ladders, lifts, stairs, scaffoldings, ramps, poles and the like.  Body agility is emphasized. 
  • Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or running on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. 
  • Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
  • Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.
  • Crawl over, under and into equipment as necessary to perform job duties.  Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.  Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand.
  • Picking, pinching or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Perceiving attributes of objects, e.g., size, shape, temperature, or texture, by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Work environments may be noisy, congested, and/or in confined spaces.
  • Must be able to read and understand technical documents, blue prints and work orders.
  • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions

  • Ability to perform duties in extreme varying temperatures, e.g., exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions, on your feet, 8 to 10 hours daily up to 6 days a week.
  • Job requires employee to wear required personal tools and belt with them at all times.
  • Work from all types of ladders, stepladders up to 14', "A" frame ladders and all size extension ladders.
  • Carry and relocate extension ladders up to 20' stepladders up to 12' by yourself.
  • Employee's personal weight with personal tools cannot exceed weight limit of ladder (Class 1 ‑ 250 lbs., Class 1A ‑ 300 lbs.).
  • Perform work at various heights, up to 50' from ladders, scaffolds, aerial lifts, catwalks or other safe work areas.
  • Work in restricted areas, switchgear room, manholes, utility tunnels, crawl spaces, attics and vaults.
  • Wear personal protective equipment, e.g., hard hats, safety shoes, safety glasses, gloves, masks, and earplugs at all times, and when applicable, respirator.
  • Follow special procedures including contamination control, noise control, vibration, building systems awareness and procedures.
  • Candidate must be able to work night shifts and mid shifts, as required by customers.
  • Respond to short notice overtime requirements.

Dress Code

  • Field employees will wear appropriate shirts with sleeves, long pants and sturdy work shoes or boots (OSHA standard).   All clothing will be of a proper fit and condition so as not to constitute a safety hazard.  Clothing may not have any derogatory, offensive, sexually suggesting or degrading writing, symbols, pictures, language, or logos of other contractors.  Employees may wear jewelry as long as the jewelry is appropriate and does not constitute a safety hazard.  Body piercing (other than earrings) should not be visible.  Similarly, employees will keep their hair and facial hair groomed to avoid safety hazards; or they will secure their hair to avoid safety hazards.

Compensation Package

  • Start Date: TBD
  • Status:  Full-time
  • Pay Rate: TBD
  • Employee Health Insurance: Healthcare 100% of the “Base Plan” by WGC 1st of the month following 60 days, not to exceed 90 days of employment.
  • Voluntary Dental/Vision Insurance: Portion paid by employee based on coverage selection 1st of the month following 60 days, not to exceed 90 days of employment
  • Disability & Accident Insurance: Portion paid by employee based on coverage selection1st of the month following 60 days, not to exceed 90 days of employment
  • Life Insurance: Portion paid by employee based on coverage selection 1st of the month following 60 days, not to exceed 90 days of employment
  • 401(k)/Safe Harbor: Participate after 60 days. Weifield matches 100% of investment up to 4% of pay after 1 year with no vestment schedule
  • Paid Time Off: 10 days annually, accrual begins upon hire date. First year accrual is prorated based on hire date and may not accrue the full 10 days in year one.
  • Pension: Paid on Prevailing Wage projects
  • Typical Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm. 
  • This position may require night time, weekend, holiday, and overtime work which will be compensated at adjusted rates.
  • Education: Paid tuition BAT/OA 4 year electrical schooling
  • Background Check Required: Yes
  • Drug Screen Required: Yes
  • Current Driver’s License Required: Yes
  • MVR Check Required: No
  • Credit Check Required: No


This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions and position responsibilities. Nothing in this job description restricts management's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Weifield Group Contracting LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Weifield Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer. We make a special effort to include minorities, women, disabled and veteran candidates in our employment selection pools. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.


This position will be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a post-offer drug and alcohol test and the results of a background check. 



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