Electrician Helper/Apprentice

Electrician Helper/Apprentice Ames, IA


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Nelson Electric Company LC

Job Title:

Electrician Helper/Apprentice

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Date Posted:



Ames, IA


$Depends on Experience

Company Description:

Since 1908, when Ben Nelson began Nelson Electric, we have maintained our reputation of dedication and hard work towards a job well done. It's values like these that have kept Nelson Electric strong for over 110 years.

Through our offices in Ames, Carroll, and Waterloo, we offer complete design/build services, electrical upgrades, new commercial, institutional, industrial, and multi-family electrical construction, commercial and industrial service work, remodeling, and systems wiring.

Job Description:

Nelson Electric is looking to add Electrician Helpers and Electrician Apprentices in our Ames office to work on various projects in Central Iowa. 

Job Duties

• Under the direction of the Foreman/Journeyman Electrician: Installation, testing, maintaining and troubleshooting electrical systems including layout, rough-in, and trim of lighting, power, and low voltage systems

• Commitment to all safety procedures

• Complete all paperwork in a timely, neat and organized manner

• Keeps worksite, vehicles and tools clean and completes maintenance as needed

• Adherence to the National Electrical Code and any local amendments

Physical Requirements

• Ability to stand, walk, climb, crawl, bend or kneel for long periods of time

• Ability to routinely lift 50 lbs overhead

• Ability to routinely lift 100 lbs to waist height

• Ability to work at elevated heights

• Ability to wear all PPE required

• Ability to work in all-weather temperatures/climates

Find out more about our company and projects at www.nelsonelectric.biz

Must be able to pass a background check, and post-offer, pre-employment drug screen and physical.  Nelson Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


• Competitive wages based on experience

• 401(k) program with company match

• Opportunity to participate in the Electrician Apprenticeship Training Program for advancement within the company

• Tuition assistance for the Electrician Apprentice Program

• Company paid time off

• Paid holidays

• Company subsidized medical insurance

• Dental, Life, Vision, and Disability coverage available

Required Experience:

• A high school diploma or GED

• Valid Driver's License

• Prior electrical experience is preferred


• Ability to effectively communicate

• Detail orientated

• Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly

• Mechanical and technical aptitude

• Reliable and have a strong work ethic

• Ability to be flexible and meet changing guidelines

• Ability to work both as a team and independently to provide a positive customer experience

Required Travel: