The industrial electrician maintains and repairs many different types of electrical equipment. They may also modify or install electrical equipment like 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.
The Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship Program is four years in length. The apprentice attends 720 hours of paid related instruction classes at Southwest Tech.