Printed on 10/21/2021
Industrial Electrician Apprentice
Not Financial Aid Eligible
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If you enjoy solving problems and have a strong work ethic, this might be a good career fit for you. Industrial electricians maintain and repair many different types of electrical equipment. In addition, you will install and modify electrical equipment on motors, transformers, generators, controls, instruments, lighting systems and power distributors. You’ll learn how to use devices like test lamps, volt-ohm meters and oscilloscopes, and will gain skills working from blueprints, drawings and diagrams. You’ll also learn to make mathematical computations to determine the current carrying capacities of electrical wire and equipment. Other skills for this career include troubleshooting AC and DC drives and programmable logic controllers. This program requires you to first be employed and involves four years of on-the-job and classroom instruction.
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- Apply AC and DC theory to an industrial setting.
- Apply the National Electric Code requirements to industrial equipment and facilities.
- Apply operational and troubleshooting principles to a transformer installation.
- Maintain electric motors and motor controls.
- Test solid state electronic system components.
- Apply operational and troubleshooting principles to power systems and variable speed drives.
- Apply operational and troubleshooting principles to programmable logic controllers and automation equipment.
- Apply operational and troubleshooting principles to fluid power systems.
- Interpret industrial equipment drawings and electrical prints.
- Communicate trade and occupational related information effectively.
You must be employed by a company/organization that is willing to participate in an apprenticeship program. Each employer has their own requirements for entry into the apprenticeship program. Contact your employer’s human resources department to see what is available.
2016-17 average wage for industrial Electrician Apprentice completers - $29.87 per hour/$62,133 annually.
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