Industrial electricians - Emploi d'avenir

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Industrial electricians

Because of its varied complexity, installing industrial electrical equipment calls for high-calibre expertise. Ensure the proper installation and maintenance of electric wiring, outlets, lighting fixtures and other components.

Average salary30$ / hour


Industrial electricians install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. They are employed by electrical contractors and maintenance departments of factories, plants, mines, shipyards and other industrial establishments.

Main tasks

  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics and electrical code specifications to determine layout of industrial electrical equipment installations
  • Install, examine, replace or repair electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, fibre-optic and coaxial cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components
  • Test electrical and electronic equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage and resistance
  • Maintain, repair, install and test switchgear, transformers, switchboard meters, regulators and reactors
  • Maintain, repair, test and install electrical motors, generators, alternators, industrial storage batteries and hydraulic and pneumatic electrical control systems
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair industrial, electrical and electronic control systems and other related devices
  • Conduct preventive maintenance programs and keep maintenance records
  • May install, maintain and calibrate industrial instrumentation and related devices.



Industrial Electronics Technology


Automated Systems Electromechanics

More information

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This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Abitibi-Témiscamingue
  • Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec

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