Electrical mechanics

Electrical mechanics

NOC
7333

Maintain, test, rebuild and repair electric motors, transformers, switchgear and other electrical apparatus.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

10
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$36,849
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

88
 

% Working Full Time

85%
 

% Working Full Year

69%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Electrical mechanics maintain, test, rebuild and repair electric motors, transformers, switchgear and other electrical apparatus. They are employed by independent electrical repair shops, service shops of electrical equipment manufacturers and maintenance departments of manufacturing companies.

Main Duties

Electrical mechanics perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Test and observe electrical, electronic and mechanical components and systems using testing and measuring instruments
  • Troubleshoot and repair electric motors, transformers, switchgear, generators and other electro-mechanical equipment
  • Replace or recondition shafts, bearings, commutators and other components
  • Wind, assemble and install various types of coils for electric motors or transformer
  • Perform static or dynamic balancing of armatures or rotors by welding, brazing or soldering electrical connections and by aligning and adjusting parts
  • Test and repair or replace faulty wiring or components in electrical switchgear
  • Test repaired motors, transformers, switchgear or other electrical apparatus to ensure proper performance
  • Perform some machining to recondition or modify shafts, commutators or other parts
  • Perform on-site servicing and repair.

Electrical mechanics may specialize in working with certain types of apparatus, such as electric motors or transformers, or in performing certain functions, such as winding coils.

Also Known As

  • armature winder repairer
  • coil winder and repairer
  • electric motor systems technician
  • electrical mechanic
  • electrical mechanic apprentice
  • electrical rewind mechanic
  • electrical transformer repairer
  • industrial motor winder-repairer
  • power transformer repairer
  • transformer repairer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school and training courses or a vocational program is usually required.
  • Completion of a four-year apprenticeship program or A combination of over four years of work experience and industry courses in electrical mechanics is usually required for trade certification.
  • Trade certification as an electric motor system technician is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon and Nunavut.
  • Electrical motor and equipment repairer - winding trade certification is available, but voluntary in Quebec.
  • Electrical motor system technician (electrical utility) trade certification is available, but voluntary in New Brunswick.
  • Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified electric motor system technicians upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Provincial Regulation

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

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Female
100.0%
Male
Employment by age

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0.0%
15-24
15.4%
25-34
15.4%
35-44
23.1%
45-54
30.8%
55-64
15.4%
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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15.4%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
30.8%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
30.8%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
23.1%
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.

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25.0%
Wholesale trade
25.0%
Other services (except public administration)
16.7%
Utilities
33.3%
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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13.30%
Northeast
13.30%
Southeast
33.30%
Southwest
13.30%
Central
26.70%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

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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.

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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

$36,849

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$49,323

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

New Brunswick

$36,849

Newfoundland

$62,931

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$53,808

Canada

$53,268
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

10
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

11
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

35
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

35