Industrial Electricians (442A) install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment and other types of electrical and electronic controls on various types of equipment found in an industrial site or plant.
Job Related Skills, Interests and Values
To view the Essential Skills necessary for working in this occupation, click on the following link for Industrial Electrician, NOC code 7242:
Additional information on training standards for this particular trade in the Industrial sector may be found on the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) website at: http://www.collegeoftrades.ca/trades/training-standards1/industrial
What Preparation and Training Do You Need?
To become an Industrial Electrician, you must complete Grade 12 with your secondary school diploma, particularly with credits in mathematics and physics, this minimum to be apprenticed in this trade under the Ontario College of Trades Apprenticeship Act (2009). Please note that minimum entry requirements to this and other trades are currently under review by the Ontario College of Trades. Completion of a 9,000 hour apprenticeship will include a combination of on-the-job and in-school training, before successfully writing an examination to obtain your Certificate of Qualification. General skills can sometimes be transferable to other trades as well.
What’s Your Future as an Industrial Electrician?
Most workers in this trade work full-time, often in shift work, and are usually employed in an industrial plant of some kind. Industries in Southern Ontario that employ industrial electricians include:
Robots and other computerized control equipment are increasingly common in auto parts and other manufacturing sectors. Electricians who install and repair it enhance their job opportunities, particularly with the large electrical contractors who specialize in installing and maintaining this type of equipment.
Ask Yourself: Is working as an Industrial Electrician for You?
If you answered Yes to most of these questions, a career as an Industrial Electrician may be for you!
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