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:

  • Developers and construction companies which use industrial electricians to install the wiring for new buildings and facilities under construction
  • Firms that provide maintenance services for large buildings
  • Managers of large buildings and building complexes who hire them to work as part of the in-house maintenance staff

Working conditions are similar for all industrial electricians:

  • Most industrial electricians work full time. Theymay work independently or as part of a crew.
  • Some tasks are performed outdoors and others indoors.
  • At times tasks must be carried out in cramped spaces, with long periods of standing and kneeling which can be tiring.
  • Work schedules may include evenings and weekends, and may vary during times of inclement weather. During scheduled maintenance, or on construction sites, electricians can expect to work overtime.
  • Industrial electricians who work for maintenance firms must travel to different worksites daily.
  • Those who work in factories may be exposed to noisy machinery and must wear protective gear to avoid damage to their ears.
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:

  • Reading blueprints or technical diagrams

In new structures

  • Installing wiring, control, and lighting systems

In existing structures

  • Inspecting electrical components such as transformers and circuit breakers, to make sure they are safe and running efficiently
  • Troubleshooting the root causes of problems, using a variety of diagnostic devices
  • Replacing faulty wiring and broken parts
  • Repairing or replacing light fixtures, control systems, motors, fans and other types of equipment

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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JL Industries
$20 - $25 an hourWe are currently Hiring Industrial Electricians for the Youngstown, OH area. Applicants should have 5 years of verifiable Industrial experience.Electrician Responsibilities: Install electrical equipment ...
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Nesco Resource, LLC
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