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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Tradesmen International
**Description**Industrial electrician needed in Aiken for a 6-9 month project.As a Journeyman Electrician you will be responsible for installing and repairing electrical systems, hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic ...
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Technical Associates
Overview We are hiring Industrial Journeyman Electricians to work in industrial plant environments. Majority of work is in the Albany, GA area but some travel is required. Responsibilities Responsibilities will include, ...
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Pillar Innovations, LLC
Overview Industrial Electrician – Morgantown, WV Pillar Innovations is a rapidly-growing company that offers a fun and challenging work environment with a wealth of opportunities for professional growth. Pillar ...
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Silgan Containers Corporation
Position SummaryAn Industrial Electrician to maintain a state-of-the-art, metal food packaging manufacturing facility. Rotating 12 hour shifts. A strong work ethic and related experience in a manufacturing environment ...
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Lafarge North America
Why work for Lafarge? Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, ...
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AJM Packaging
Industrial Electrician AJM Packaging Corporation is a leading manufacturer of branded and private label paper products including plates, bowls, cups, and bags. As we continue to grow and expand our operations, we are ...
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The following are primary responsibilities but are not meant to be all-inclusive: • Take ownership of and be an active part of the Safety Program at Novelis • Inspect electrical equipment and machinery, ...
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Beitzel Corporation
Overview Industrial Electrician – Morgantown, WV Pillar Innovations is a rapidly-growing company that offers a fun and challenging work environment with a wealth of opportunities for professional growth. Pillar ...
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Weyerhaeuser is currently upgrading its 8-foot lumber manufacturing facility in Millport, AL to a new, state-of-the-art random length sawmill. We are beginning our adventure to a high-tech, fast paced sawmill ...
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ICON Industrial
ELECTRICIAN – Northeast PennsylvaniaICON is currently seeking Electricians to support operations in the Northeast Pennsylvania area.JOB SUMMARY: Electrician work involves installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, ...
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Crown Services, Inc.
Job Requirements Must have at least 4 years on the job in the electrical field; including 1-2 years as a 'B' Electrician or its equivalent.Must score above average on their Electrical knowledge assessment test. Must ...
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Silgan
Position SummaryAn Industrial Electrician to maintain a state-of-the-art, metal food packaging manufacturing facility. Rotating 12 hour shifts. A strong work ethic and related experience in a manufacturing environment ...
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Tradesmen International
**Description**Tradesmen International is looking for an Electrician with underground utility experience. Must be able to pass an on-site drug screen.Project is in Hartsville, SC and will last approximately 3-4 weeks.As ...
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Silgan
Job Description: Position Summary An Industrial Electrician to maintain a state-of-the-art, metal food packaging manufacturing facility. Rotating 12 hour shifts. A strong work ethic and related experience in a ...
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Maxion Wheels
INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN*Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage*Maxion Wheels, a global wheel manufacturer and automotive supplier located in Akron, is looking for an Electrician and a Machinist with the following ...
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Weyerhaeuser is seeking individuals who are committed to safety, have a positive attitude, excellent work ethic and a desire to work in a manufacturing facility. Weyerhaeuser’s Montana Wood Products is currently ...
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Golden Aluminum
Relocation available to Colorado for selected candidates.Golden Aluminum, owner of a patented casting process that offers a broad range of alloys, any thickness, any coating and any color aluminum, has an opening for a ...
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Golden Aluminum
Relocation available to Colorado for selected candidates.Golden Aluminum, owner of a patented casting process that offers a broad range of alloys, any thickness, any coating and any color aluminum, has an opening for a ...
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FNA Group
Primary Purpose: The Industrial Electrician is responsible for all the activities of electrical maintenance performed by themselves and by directly overseeing the work of other electricians in the manufacturing ...
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LSC Communications
Troubleshoot, repair, install, modify, test & maintain new and existing electrical/electronic circuits, systems, components and controls of building & manufacturing equipment. Install, modify & repair ...
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