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Travis Ludvigson
Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards
CVTC Chippewa Falls Campus
770 Scheidler Road
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
715-738-3853
travis.ludvigson@dwd.wisconsin.gov

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Electrical and Instrumentation Technician

Work Description 

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.

Working Conditions

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. 

Training

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

Application

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