2023’s 30 Under 30 EC&M Electrical All Stars: Patrick Locke

July 13, 2023
Meet this year's group of up-and-coming innovative electrical professionals


Job Title: Area Foreman

Company: Alterman, Inc.

Location: Austin, Texas

Age: 28; Years on the Job: 9

Interests: Spending time with family and friends, fishing, hunting, beekeeping, and creating memories with his wife and two children

Patrick Locke hails from a family of Union electricians, and his interest in the electrical industry developed at a young age.

“My father, Glenn Locke, to this day is a dedicated and diligent electrician, who has guided me in my journey in this field,” he says. “My grandfather, Roy Locke, also a former Union electrician, passes on knowledge, skills, and guidance about the history of the electrical industry.”

Born in Clarksville, Tenn., and raised in Austin, Texas, he enrolled in the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee’s five-year apprenticeship program following high school graduation. During his apprenticeship, he learned how to understand theory and basic electrical knowledge and prepared to pass the state journeyman exam.

Every day, he is faced with opportunities in the field that allow him to learn and grow as an electrician.

“Behind the desk or hands-on in the field, performing as a foreman I hold the responsibility to keep the crew safe,” he says. “This is done by modeling best practices, efficiency and holding each crew to high expectations at the job sites.”

As a foreman, his responsibilities are laying out the crew on the individual task, teaching others about the trade, problem solving, ordering materials to do the job, enforcing a safe work environment, and coordinating with other trades.

He’s currently working on Kalahari’s water park expansion in Round Rock, Texas, and Tito’s in Austin, Texas. In 10 years, he envisions himself continuing his career as an electrician.

“While at the moment I am unsure of what I want my end goal to be, my role as a foreman has provided me with experiences that I can use in the future,” he says. “I am honored to be able to represent the many young electricians in this trade and pave the way for the next generation of electricians.” 

About the Author

Amy Fischbach | Amy Fischbach, EUO Contributing Editor

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