Industrial Electrician
By: Carl, Travis

General Description

  • Conduct preventive maintenance programs and keep maintenance records
  • Maintain, repair, test, troubleshoot, install and connect to power supplies appliances, switchgear, regulators, heaters, transformers, electrical motors, generators, alternators and electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic control systems and other related devices
  • Read and interpret electrical, architectural and mechanical diagrams, drawings or specifications to determine wiring layouts for new or existing installations
  • Splice, join and connect wire to fixtures and components to form circuits

Training and Education

  • The requirements to become an industrial electrician are a high school diploma must be obtained.
  • Following high school graduation, aspiring electricians must complete 9000 hours of an apprenticeship program. Once this program has been successfully completed, candidates must then pass a basic examination.
  • To become a Industrial Electrician in Newfoundland you can go to the college of the north Atlantic this course is a 9 month program. To become a industrial electrician in Newfoundland you can go to the college of the north Atlantic .
  • You need atleast your journeyman to become a oil rig industrial electrician

Work opportunities

  • Finding oil rig electrician jobs is made difficult (but not impossible) by the large number of people who want to break in to this lucrative industry.
  • Opportnitie to do somthing you like and gain a new skill as well as make alot of money

Salary and Benefits

  • The average rig worker earns $400 a day, and between $75,000 and $150,000 for working just 6-8 months of the year
  • Medical care, Dental care, Pention plans, working only half the year.

Working conditions and realities

  • The oil rig electrician usually work long hours on extended systems and either outdoors in all weather conditions or underground, usually as members of teams or crews. The oil rig electrician work is generally hard and physically demanding.
  • The oil rig electricians may work in dusty, dirty, hot, or wet conditions, or in confined spaces and in other uncomfortable places and have to stand for long periods.
  • Rig electricians must be aware of safety regulations and must often wear and use protective equipment to minimize risks.


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