Industrial/maintenance electricians maintain and repair many different types of electrical equipment. They may also modify or install electrical equipment, such as motors, transformers, generators, machine controls and lighting systems in industrial, commercial and public establishments. The electrician is responsible for the periodic inspection of equipment to locate and repair defects before breakdowns occur.
Electricians must be able to stand for long periods of time and work in cramped or uncomfortable positions. They are employed in manufacturing plants and use protective equipment, such as safety belts, protective glasses and hard hats, to avoid common hazards.
- 4-year training program
- 7,600 hours of on-the-job training
- 720 hours of paid related instruction
- Transition-to-Trainer Course in the final year of the apprenticeship
The apprentice is taught theory and 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.
Learn more from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship courses may be offered at these Madison College campuses:
- Madison - Commercial Avenue
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