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Industrial Electrician Job Overview The responsibilities of employees in industrial electrician jobs can vary greatly ...

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Industrial Electrician Job Overview

The responsibilities of employees in industrial electrician jobs can vary greatly from employer to employer, however common duties include installing, examining and replacing or repairing electrical wiring. Industrial electricians often work closely with project managers to read blueprints and interpret the required schematics and electrical code specifications necessary for a particular installation. This can include working with electrical wiring, switch boxes, coaxial cable assemblies and other electrical components. Industrial electricians are often called upon to maintain and troubleshoot electrical and electronic equipment's continuity, voltage, current and resistance. Often they are also required to complete preventive maintenance programs and maintain detailed records.

Industrial Electrician Job Education Requirements

For job seekers looking to be hired in industrial electrician jobs, completion of high school is usually mandatory. This often includes a four or five year electrical apprenticeship or is comprised of a combination of on-the-job training as an electrical technician and industry courses. In Prince Edward Island, the Yukon and Quebec, industrial electricians are required to maintain trade certifications, while the certification is voluntary in Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Newfoundland, New Brunswick and Manitoba. Interprovincial trade certification is also available. Troubleshooting and the ability to work with programmable logic controllers are particularly desirable skills among employers who are looking to hire industrial elections.

Industrial Electrician Job Market

According to a study by the Canadian Occupational Projection System, there were over 172,000 employed workers in electrical trades and telecommunications occupations in 2012. Between 2011 and 2020, over 87,000 new openings in industrial electrician jobs are expected to be available in this field. Employment prospects for industrial electricians are expected to remain stable during this period, due to an anticipated increase in spending on infrastructure and projects in the mining and energy sectors. About seven percent of professionals in electrical trades and telecommunications occupations consider themselves to be self-employed.

Industrial Electrician Job Salary Information

On average, an industrial electrician earns about C$30.00 per hour or C$64,000 annually. Experience and special skill sets can affect salary, however, and those employees who had between 10 and 20 years of experience earned the most money, over C$70,000 on average. An employee with particular skill in troubleshooting could earn as much as 17 percent more than their colleagues. Location also affects potential salaries. While the national average was about C$64,000 annually, industrial electricians in in Toronto made about 6 percent less than this, but in Calgary employees in the same profession made about 11 percent more than the national average.

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