- Industrial Electrician Jobs
Industrial Electrician Jobs
If you enjoy logical thinking and solving complex problems and you are physically strong, good with your hands and interested in electricity, a career as an INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN could be a good fit.
|What are Working Conditions for Industrial Electricians?
Places of work for industrial electricians include:industrial sites, shopping centers, office buildings, schools, hospitals and other places that use a great deal of power and have complex wiring systems.
Employers of industrial electricians include:
Working conditions are similar for all industrial electricians:
|What do Industrial Electricians Do?
Industrial electricians are tradesmen with a high level of technical skill. They use hand tools and diagnostic equipment to install, maintain and repair complex electrical wiring systems.
Tasks performed by industrial electricians include:
In new structures
In existing structures
Industrial electricians must at all times follow state and local building regulations based on the National Electrical Code. Those who are more experienced may at times be called upon to direct and train younger workers.
Installing electrical systems in new structures is relatively straightforwardbecause electrical wiring is more easily accessible during construction. Maintaining equipment and systems in existing structures is more complicated because it involves identifying problems and replacing wiring or repairing broken equipment in locations that are sometimes difficult to reach.
To become an industrial electrician a person must:
- Understand how electricity behaves
- Be able to distinguish different colored wiring and understand what each color means
- Be able to read blueprints and follow diagrams of circuits and wiring
- Be manually dexterous
- Use many different hand and diagnostic tools in testing and fixing equipment\
- Be able to think logically
You must be highly trained to do the work of an industrial electrician. You can acquire the skills you need through an apprenticeship. This usually lasts 4 or 5 years, and entails at least 144 hours of technical training and 2,000 hours of on-the-job training per year. You will then need to obtain a license which is valid in the state which issues it. Requirements for obtaining this license differ from one state to another.
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