Industrial Electrician

WHAT YOU DO

As an Industrial Electrician, you will be using your mind and body to work: inspecting, testing and repairing industrial equipment and electrical systems.

You will be inspecting, installing, maintaining, testing and repairing high-voltage industrial equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. You’ll need to have a strong analytical skill set and good manual dexterity (working with your hands and eyes)

Program details

WHAT YOU LEARN

  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints and electrical code specifications
  • Install electrical components
  • Replace or repair electrical components including switchgears, generators and control systems
  • Keep maintenance records
  • Test electrical equipment for current, voltage and resistance

WHO YOU WORK FOR

As an Industrial Electrician, you would most likely work for electrical contractors and maintenance departments for factories and industrial establishments, and energy provider comapanies.

Types of Workplaces

  • Shipyards
  • Mines
  • Plants
  • Contractors
  • Factories
  • Oil and Gas Rigs

WHO YOU’LL WORK WITH

You may work with a small team of Industrial Electricians or independently.

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Fixers are

ANALYTICAL, DEXTEROUS, MECHANICAL, RESOURCEFUL, SYSTEMATIC

Critical Skills

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Knowledge of how to use tools and equipment
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Physical fitness
  • Knowledge of Electrical motors, generators, alternators
  • Maintain hydraulic and pneumatic electrical control systems
  • Troubleshooting and repairing electrical systems

Earn

$73K annually
$21.00 - $39.00 hourly

Work

  • 40
  • hours per week
    potential for overtime and shift work