Industrial electricians

Industrial electricians

NOC
7242

Install and maintain industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

82
 

Median Hourly Wage

$26.00
$16.07
Low
$34.52
High

Median Salary

$70,620
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

664
 

% Working Full Time

99%
 

% Working Full Year

68%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Industrial electricians install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. They are employed by electrical contractors and maintenance departments of factories, plants, mines, shipyards and other industrial establishments.

Main Duties

Industrial electricians perform 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
  • Install, examine, replace or repair electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, fibre-optic and coaxial cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components
  • Test electrical and electronic equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage and resistance
  • Maintain, repair, install and test switchgear, transformers, switchboard meters, regulators and reactors
  • Maintain, repair, test and install electrical motors, generators, alternators, industrial storage batteries and hydraulic and pneumatic electrical control systems
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair industrial, electrical and electronic control systems and other related devices
  • Conduct preventive maintenance programs and keep maintenance records
  • May install, maintain and calibrate industrial instrumentation and related devices.

Also Known As

  • industrial electrician
  • industrial electrician apprentice
  • marine electrician
  • mill electrician
  • mine electrician
  • plant electrician
  • plant maintenance electrician
  • shipyard electrician
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a four- or five-year industrial electrician apprenticeship program or A combination of over five years of work experience in the trade and some high school, college or industry courses in industrial electrical equipment is usually required to be eligible for trade certification.
  • Trade certification for industrial electricians is compulsory in Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Manitoba and available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, British Columbia and the Yukon.
  • Additional construction electrician certification may be required for industrial electricians when the employers are not owners of the industrial electrical equipment.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified industrial electricians upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: No
  • Red Seal: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

1.5%
Female
98.5%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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10.1%
15-24
22.9%
25-34
18.4%
35-44
25.7%
45-54
19.3%
55-64
3.7%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
4.6%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
45.9%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
49.5%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

54.5%
Manufacturing
20.9%
Construction
8.2%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
16.4%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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20.70%
Northeast
15.30%
Southeast
36.90%
Southwest
9.90%
Central
17.10%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$68,672
Northeast
$62,010
Southeast
$94,197
Southwest
$85,547
Central
$79,086
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available

Central

$24.00
$16.00
Low
$34.62
High
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$70,620

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$83,353

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$70,620

Newfoundland

$87,631

Prince Edward Island

$71,632

Nova Scotia

$69,719

Canada

$83,411
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

82
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-13
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

94
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

260
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-41
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

298