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Career Area: Manufacturing
Apprenticeship
Program Number: 50-413-8
Credit Program
trades and technology ntc TNT 18 12

Industrial electricians work to install, test, troubleshoot, maintain and repair electrical equipment in industrial/commercial settings.

Prerequisites

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
Entry requirements vary by employer
High school diploma or equivalent
Physically able to perform trade
Applicants apply directly to participating employers

Industrial Electrical Careers

Industrial electricians work to install, test, troubleshoot, maintain and repair electrical equipment in industrial/commercial settings. They ensure electrical systems run safely and efficiently, as the systems they work on power large, complex facilities. Receive high-quality, hands-on classroom instruction that complements on-the-job apprenticeship training critical for success in the industrial trades.

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Industrial Maintenance Technician

Electrician

Industrial Electrician

Average Median Wage

$55116

Description

Electricians install, connect, test and maintain electrical systems for a variety of purposes, including climate control, security and communications. The electricians use a variety of electrical equipment and apply appropriate techniques; plan wiring installation from blueprints; properly locate boxes and outlets and test continuity of electrical circuits to ensure compatibility and safety of components following national electrical code and complying with state and local building coldes. In addition to wiring a building's electrical system, electricians may install coaxial or fiber optic cable for computers and other telecommunications equipment.

Details and Requirements

4-year training program
7,424 hours on-the-job training
576 hours paid related instruction
Additional related instruction may be required
The apprentice is taught the theory and the knowledge related to safety procedures while working with electrical components. Instruction also consists of local, state and national electrical codes pertaining to the industrial application