Industrial Electrician

ACA, Unrestricted Certified Trade, Designated Red Seal Trade


  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics and electrical code specifications to determine layout of industrial electrical equipment installations
  • Install, examine, replace or repair electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, fibre-optic and coaxial cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components
  • Test electrical and electronic equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage and resistance
  • Maintain, repair, install and test switchgear, transformers, switchboard meters, regulators and reactors
  • Maintain, repair, test and install electrical motors, generators, alternators, industrial storage batteries and hydraulic and pneumatic electrical control systems
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair industrial, electrical and electronic control systems and other related devices
  • Conduct preventive maintenance programs and keep maintenance records
  • May install, maintain and calibrate industrial instrumentation and related devices

Personal Qualities

  • You may be required to work in cramped or noisy areas
  • You work inside all year round in a variety of temperatures
  • You have the stamina to be on your feet for long periods of time
  • You are extremely safety conscious
  • You are punctual and show initiative and work smart
  • You like updating your technical knowledge on a continuing basis
  • Review the Essential Skills profile for additional qualities required

Career Opportunities

  • Small, medium and large industrial companies employ industrial electricians on a full time basis

Educational/Training Requirements

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is Grade 12
  • Completion of a 8,160 hour apprenticeship program is required
  • If you have completed 9,000 hours of on the job experience/training but have not completed the Apprenticeship Program you may be eligible to challenge the Certificate of Qualification
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