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Become An Industrial Maintenance/Electrician

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Working As An Industrial Maintenance/Electrician

  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • $51,880

    Average Salary

What Does An Industrial Maintenance/Electrician Do At Tradesmen International, Inc.

* Installing power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment such as robots, conveyors and programmable controllers
* Troubleshooting press machines, Fanuc robotics, and several automated electrical components
* Diagnosing malfunctioning apparatus such as transformers, motors and gear boxes and then replacing the damaged parts
* Simply put, we're not a temp agency and don't just hire anyone.
* In fact, we're highly selective, committed to hiring only those Industrial Maintenance Mechanics that are highly skilled in their trade with unwavering reliability, strong work ethic, and a desire to be the best

What Does An Industrial Maintenance/Electrician Do At Iowa Employer

* Applies industrial electrical maintenance skills, experience and knowledge to install, maintain and repair a wide variety of equipment.
* Uses expertise for diagnosis and troubleshooting
* Recommends, develops, and implements modifications and systems to improve equipment operations
* Provides preventative and cost efficient repairs.
* Ensures all work is performed in accordance with National Electrical Code (NEC) standards.
* Perform the necessary work with a minimum of direct supervision to identify and solve problems
* Use communication skills to keep Team Leaders, Maintenance Engineers and fellow team members informed of their progress
* Performs other tasks as assigned by management
* Practice safe working procedures in accordance with safety policies of Osceola Food, LLC

What Does An Industrial Maintenance/Electrician Do At Anchor Industries Inc.

* This job requires the most skills in this job classification.
* The work may involve working both inside and/or outside.
* The individuals in this Class may have specific assigned areas/duties, but may perform one or all of the duties listed below
* Using tools ranging from common hand and power tools, such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, stick welder, and wrenches, to precision measuring instruments and electrical and electronic testing devices
* Assembling, installing and/or repairing wiring, electrical and electronic components, pipe systems and plumbing, machinery, and some equipment
* Diagnosing mechanical problems and determining how to correct them, checking repair manuals
* Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operates primarily on the basis of mechanical principles
* Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of problems and/or defects
* Pulling cable for IT department
* May perform variety of cleaning duties, both interior and exterior of buildings
* May perform general landscaping duties
* May also sweep walks, remove (shovel) snow or other seasonal tasks
* May work in the field assisting production with frame set-up or in other utility capacities as need arises
* Works cooperatively with all Co-workers to achieve common goals; communicating effectively and sharing information and resources appropriately
* Keep work area neat, clean and organized
* Ability to work overtime as needed
* Other duties as assigned by Management and Supervision

What Does An Industrial Maintenance/Electrician Do At Silgan Containers Corporation

* Installing, troubleshooting, repairing, modifying, and performing preventative maintenance, etc. on all electrical units, controls, components, and related wiring with adherence to all safety regulations.
* Moving and installing existing or new equipment and facilities.
* Performing work requiring knowledge of electrical schematics

What Does An Industrial Maintenance/Electrician Do At Tradesmen International, Inc.

* Installing power supply wiring and conduit for newly installed machines and equipment such as robots, conveyors and programmable controllers
* Troubleshooting press machines, Fanuc robotics, and several automated electrical components
* Diagnosing malfunctioning apparatus such as transformers, motors and gear boxes and then replacing the damaged parts
* Installing and repairing electrical systems, hydraulic, pneumatic and electronic components for industrial machinery and equipment

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How To Become An Industrial Maintenance/Electrician

Although most electricians learn through an apprenticeship, some start out by attending a technical school. Most states require electricians to be licensed. For more information, contact your local or state electrical licensing board.


A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Some electricians start out by attending a technical school. Many technical schools offer programs related to circuitry, safety practices, and basic electrical information. Graduates usually receive credit toward their apprenticeship.

After completing their initial training, electricians may be required to take continuing education courses. These courses are usually related to safety practices, changes to the electrical code, and training from manufacturers in specific products.


Most electricians learn their trade in a 4- or 5-year apprenticeship program. For each year of the program, apprentices must complete at least 144 hours of technical training and 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training.

In the classroom, apprentices learn electrical theory, blueprint reading, mathematics, electrical code requirements, and safety and first-aid practices. They also may receive specialized training related to soldering, communications, fire alarm systems, and elevators.

Several groups, including unions and contractor associations, sponsor apprenticeship programs. Many apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans. The basic qualifications to enter an apprenticeship program are as follows:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High school education or equivalent
  • One year of algebra
  • Qualifying score on an aptitude test
  • Pass substance abuse screening

Some electrical contractors have their own training programs, which are not recognized apprenticeship programs but include both classroom and on-the-job training. Although most workers enter apprenticeships directly, some electricians enter apprenticeship programs after working as a helper. The Home Builders Institute offers a preapprenticeship certificate training (PACT) program for eight construction trades, including electricians.

After completing an apprenticeship program, electricians are considered to be journey workers and may perform duties on their own, subject to any local or state licensing requirements. Because of this comprehensive training, those who complete apprenticeship programs qualify to do both construction and maintenance work.

Some states may require a master electrician to either perform or supervise the work.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states require electricians to pass a test and be licensed. Requirements vary by state. For more information, contact your local or state electrical licensing board. Many of the requirements can be found on the National Electrical Contractors Association’s website.

The tests have questions related to the National Electrical Code, and state and local electrical codes, all of which set standards for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment.

Important Qualities

Business skills. Self-employed electricians must be able to bid on new jobs, track inventory, and plan payroll and work assignments. 

Color vision. Electricians must identify electrical wires by color.

Critical-thinking skills. Electricians perform tests and use the results to diagnose problems. For example, when an outlet is not working, they may use a multimeter to check the voltage, amperage, or resistance to determine the best course of action.

Customer-service skills. Residential electricians work with people on a regular basis. They should be friendly and be able to address customers’ questions.

Physical stamina. Electricians often need to move around all day while running wire and connecting fixtures to the wire.

Physical strength. Electricians need to be strong enough to move heavy components, which may weigh up to 50 pounds.

Troubleshooting skills. Electricians find, diagnose, and repair problems. For example, if a motor stops working, they perform tests to determine the cause of its failure and then, depending on the results, fix or replace the motor.

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Top Industrial Maintenance/Electrician Skills

  1. Troubleshoot
  2. Electrical Conduit
  3. VFD
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed daily electrical and mechanical troubleshooting skills and maintenance on plant equipment.
  • Measure, cut, thread, bend, assemble & installation of electrical conduit and fittings.
  • Maintain Complete control of VFD, motors, and process field devises throughout the facility.
  • Performed repair, installation of electrical control systems.
  • Insist that all safety rules are followed.

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