Industrial Electrician

Industrial electricians install maintain and repair electrical equipment that is located in commercial and industrial businesses and factories. According to the website www.electrician-electricalcontractor.com industrial electricians must be able to read and interpret electrical blueprints so that they can repair and upgrade electrical circuits. It is essential that they be familiar with the National Electrical Codes (NEC) and Electrical Theory because they work with high voltage circuits generators and transformers. Some industrial electricians are permanent employees of a specific factory mine or plant so they are thoroughly familiar with all the electrical systems in that location. However others work for independent electrical contractors. According to the website www.wisegeek.com industrial electricians need a high school diploma that includes coursework in math and science. After they graduate from high school they learn the necessary skills by serving in a four-year apprenticeship and then pass an exam. Industrial electricians typically work 40 hours a week although occasionally they work overtime. Sometimes they work under difficult conditions that require them to climb onto machinery or fit into small spaces. The job prospects for industrial electricians are very good especially if they specialize in robotic repair. According to the website www.ehow.com their average annual salary is approximately $42000. However earnings vary widely depending not only on the employer but also on the city and area of the country.

Education Required: High School Diploma & Apprenticeship
Avg Salary: $42500
High Salary: $58000
Low Salary: $27000
Tasks: Tests, repairs, and maintains electrical equipment.
Works with high voltage systems.
Upgrades electrical circuits.
Knows National Electric Codes (NECs)
Also Called: Certified Electrician
Electrical Expert
Electrician
Licensed Electrician
Additional Resources: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-an-industrial-electrician-do.htm
http://www.electrician-electricalcontractor.com/industrialelectrician.html
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5907509_industrial-electrician-average-salary.html