IBEW Local #343 is affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The objectives of the IBEW are to:
- Organize the workers to promote reasonable methods,
- Cultivate the feelings of friendship among those in the industry,
- Provide the means to settle disputes between employee and employer,
- Secure employment for members and to improve the quality of the workplace; with respect to wages, job security, and standard of living,
- Elevate the moral, intellectual and social conditions of members in the interest of a higher standard of citizenship.
Nature of Trade
Construction Electricians layout, assemble, install and test electrical fixtures, apparatus, and wiring used in electrical systems on construction projects. These systems are used to provide power for heat, light and air conditioning and refrigeration. Construction Electricians also install and connect electrical machinery, electronic equipment controls, signals and communications systems.
Construction Electricians follow blue prints and specifications for most installations. For safety, Electricians follow National Electrical Code Specifications and procedures and, in addition, must comply with requirements of state, county and municipal electrical codes.
Technicians and installers install voice data, fiber optics, alarm systems, microwave, as well as low voltage alarm and sound systems.
To become a Journeyman Electrician, a person receives diversified training in all areas of the electrical fields. Apprentices train in a 5-year program which includes 1,000 hours of classroom instruction on the most up to date technology in the electrical field. Technicians and installers receive classroom training in all fields of low voltage installation.
Electrical Workers #343
Contact: Derek Mensink
9 – 80th Street SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: (507) 282-7081
Fax: (507) 282-1562