Sector: Manufacturing

Industrial Electrician

An industrial electrician career could be for you if...
Your skills include operations monitoring, repairing and critical thinking.
Your interests can be described as realistic, investigative and conventional.
Your values include support, working conditions and independence.

Career Overview

In the forest products industry, industrial electricians play a variety of roles but are typically found working in mills and other industrial settings, such as pellet plants and planer facilities. They troubleshoot and diagnose electrical failures in manufacturing processes. To be good at troubleshooting, you need a broad understanding of electrical systems so you can isolate and repair faults and failures. A day in the life of an industrial electrician might involve repairing a critical electrical fault quickly enough to prevent an entire mill operation from shutting down.

Other job titles include: control technician, E and I mechanic (electrical and instrument mechanic), E and I mechanic (electrical and instrumentation mechanic), electrical and instrument technician (E and I tech), electrical maintenance technician, electronic technician, I and C tech (instrument and control technician), instrument and electrical technician (I and E tech), repair technician, scale technician

Education and Training

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate degree.


National Average Annual Salary
$39,550.00 - $95,940.00
National Average Hourly Salary
$19.01 - $46.13
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