Industrial Electrician

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Photo by Steve Harvey on Unsplash


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Industrial electricians are responsible for installing, maintaining, testing, troubleshooting and repairing industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. As well, they oversee the operation & distribution of electrical power onboard aircraft and marine vessels.

Work type:


Most likely to work in:

Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick

Most employees have:

Trades certificate or diploma


Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

What you do

An Industrial Electrician performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics and electrical code specifications to determine layout of industrial electrical equipment installations
  • Test electrical and electronic equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage and resistance
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair industrial, electrical and electronic control systems and other related devices
  • Conduct preventive maintenance programs and keep maintenance records

What you need

  • Strong mechanical and electrical aptitude
  • Excellent background in mathematics and the sciences
  • Ability to perform basic calculations and read blueprints
  • Ability to follow instructions and be comfortable working with tools
  • Good eyesight, colour vision, and hand- eye coordination

Who's hiring in Atlantic Canada?

Your Career Pathway

Post-Secondary Educational Programs

Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

Allows qualified tradespersons to practice the trade in any province or territory in Canada where the trade is designated, without having to write further examinations. Requirements may also vary by trade.