March 19, 2024

Building Omaha’s Skilled Electrical Workers Are Vital to Omaha’s Infrastructure

Employment with Building Omaha is both an exciting and lucrative career and service to your home community!

The electrical industry is one of the largest trade industries today.  According to the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), the electrical contracting industry is a $160-plus billion industry, employing more than 650,000 skilled professionals.

It’s also one of today’s fastest-growing career opportunities.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the electrical industry will enjoy a 6% growth between now and 2032, outpacing other trades occupations.

This isn’t surprising given that electricity touches every aspect of living:

  •     trade and commerce,
  •     arts and entertainment, and
  •     domestic living.

Consider this: when you walk into a room and flip the switch, lights go on.  But electricity’s impact goes well beyond lighting the darkness.  Yes, electrical professionals are responsible for keeping the lights on (literally), but they also play a key role in keeping us connected (think telecommunication systems), comfortable (hello, climate control), and safe (thank you, security systems).

Skilled electricians install, maintain, and repair our extensive electrical systems.  They keep our homes and places of business SAFE and FUNCTIONAL.

SAFE: Contact with electricity is a leading cause of workplace injuries and deaths.  Skilled electricians adhere to strict safety practices, such as conducting daily inspections, evaluating electrical equipment, performing hazard analyses, and identifying electrical hazards.  They also comply and keep current with all government regulations and codes.

FUNCTIONAL: Because of the work skilled electricians do, occupants of commercial buildings, public spaces, and private homes enjoy easier lives (can you think of one modern convenience not powered by electricity?) as well as more comfortable lives (like air conditioning and ice makers in the summer and heaters and electric kettles come winter).

Building Omaha has an incredible history of serving our city by supporting its impressive growth.  We are dedicated, highly trained professionals who continue to hone our skills and educate ourselves in the latest technology so we can maintain our legacy of community service through our trade.  We take safety very seriously.  After all, Omaha is not just where we work; it’s our home, too.

Would you like to join a team of highly skilled professionals who use their expertise to enhance their community? Learn more about Building Omaha, the partnership that powers the city, and fuel your future with us.

Building Omaha is the powerhouse partnership between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).