Electrician



Electricians install, alter, repair, maintain, calibrate and operate electrical systems in any premise, place, building or structure. They ensure that all work is done to code. Employment is with contractors, maintenance departments or they may be self-employed. Electricians interpret drawings and electrical code specifications at construction sites.

Duties:

  • Electricians work with materials, equipment, and tools at the scene of jobs
  • String overhead wires and cables and in install underground conduit and wire
  • Duties include installation, maintenance, and repair of wiring systems, fixtures and electric or electronic equipment
  • Troubleshoot and isolate faults in electrical and electronic systems and remove and replace faulty component

Essential Skills:

  • Reading Text
  • Document Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking

Skills:

  • Learn the practices, methods, tools, materials, and equipment of the trade
  • Learn occupational hazards of the trade and necessary safety precautions
  • Compare, or monitor data ensuring compliance with operating/safety standards
  • Use calibrated instruments to measure electrical current and voltages
  • Draw and interpret graphic instructions (blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts)

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Education:

    A high school diploma is required

Education Requirements :

  • Some experience as a general construction worker is required
  • Construction & Maintenance Electrician-Apprenticeship of 9000 hours-8160 hours on-the-job and 840 hours hours in-school
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Available Programs:

  • OYAP

Program Description:

Electricians work in the areas of installation, testing, operation, maintenance, and repair, as well as analyzing and troubleshooting a variety of electrical circuits, equipment and systems. A person working in this trade must hold a valid Certificate of Qualification or be registered as an apprentice. Colleges have various programs available to become qualified as an electrician

Schools:

  • CAMBRIAN COLLEGE ELECTRICIAN TECHNICIAN
  • CANADORE COLLEGE ELECTRICIAN TECHNIQUES
  • CENTENNIAL COLLEGE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
  • DURHAM COLLEGE ELECTRICIAN CONSTRUCTION
  • FANSHAWE COLLEGE ELECTRICIAN APPRENTICE
  • FLEMING COLLEGE ELECTRICIAN APPRENTICE
  • HUMBER COLLEGE ELECTRICIAN APPRENTICE
  • LAMBTON COLLEGE ELECTRICIAN APPRENTICE
  • LOYALIST COLLEGE ELECTRICIAN TECHNIQUES
  • MOHAWK COLLEGE ELECTRICIAN
  • NORTHERN COLLEGE ELECTRICIAN APPRENTICE
  • SAULT COLLEGE ELECTRICIAN ENGINEERING
  • ST.LAWRENCE COLLEGE ELECTRICIAN APPRENTICE


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What to Expect
Jonathan Sparks

Electrician

I actually started my own residential electrical company two years ago so I guess you have to say construction was the right choice for me.  I decided to go into construction in high school.  I knew that a good trades career would mean a good living and steady work and…
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Essentials Skills
Electrician


  • Reading Text
  • Document Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
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Education Roadmap

Electrician

Career ETA: 5 years

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