Master electriciansThe master electrician (or chief electrician in the UK) is responsible for implementing the lighting design for a production drawn up by the lighting designer. This involves overseeing the preparation, hanging, connection and focusing of stage lighting fixtures.A master originates projects, gets permits for construction and installations and oversees the work of journeymen and apprentices. The master electrician supervises and is responsible for all other electricians working on any construction or installation project. Only the master electrician can pull the permits with the electrical authority, and they can only be registered with one electrical contracting company at any one time. Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in houses, factories, businesses and other places. They make sure that electrical systems are safe and running efficiently, and repair electrical equipment. Electricians are there during construction to install and test new equipment and systems, and come to repair or maintain older, pre-existing systems. Master electricians go through extensive on-site and classroom training, with work in more formal settings such as schools or colleges. The designation “master” is only given to electricians who can display extensive job knowledge and are tested to have an extensive understanding of the electrical safety code. Master electricians are the top of their field. They have the experience and knowledge to tackle the most complex electrical systems, having moved past apprentice and journeyman electrician status.