Technicians install, service and maintain electrical equipment including plant lighting and receptacle circuits, motors, starters, motor control centers, programmable controllers, control panels and transformers. They may service high voltage transformers and transmission lines.
Most electrical and instrumentation technicians work in the paper mills or food processing industries. Technicians must be able to stand for long periods of time and work in cramped or uncomfortable positions. They use protective equipment to avoid common hazards; such as, safety belts, protective glasses and hard hats.
Classroom training includes study of electrical codes, electronics, electrical systems, safety, controllers, instrument mechanics and process measurements.
Five to six year training program
9,392 hours on-the-job training
1,008 hours paid related instruction
Additional related instruction may be required
View application requirements below:
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
Entry requirements vary by employer
High school diploma or equivalent
Physically able to perform trade