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Electrical mechanics maintain, test, rebuild and repair electric motors, transformers, switchgear and other electrical apparatus. They are employed by independent electrical repair shops, service shops of electrical equipment manufacturers and maintenance departments of manufacturing companies.
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- Test and observe electrical, electronic and mechanical components and systems using testing and measuring instruments
- Troubleshoot and repair electric motors, transformers, switchgear, generators and other electro-mechanical equipment
- Replace or recondition shafts, bearings, commutators and other components
- Wind, assemble and install various types of coils for electric motors or transformer
- Perform static or dynamic balancing of armatures or rotors by welding, brazing or soldering electrical connections and by aligning and adjusting parts
- Test and repair or replace faulty wiring or components in electrical switchgear
- Test repaired motors, transformers, switchgear or other electrical apparatus to ensure proper performance
- Perform some machining to recondition or modify shafts, commutators or other parts
- Perform on-site servicing and repair.
Electrical mechanics may specialize in working with certain types of apparatus, such as electric motors or transformers, or in performing certain functions, such as winding coils.
Outlook & Prospects for Electrical Mechanics in Winnipeg Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
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Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- Winnipeg housing starts are up 117% from April last year
- The Manitoba government may reduce subsidy to the Jockey Club at Assiniboia Downs by $5M per year; potentially affecting up to 500 direct jobs in the Jockey Club and 1,000 jobs in the agricultural community
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- The new Mental Health Crisis Response Centre will open on June 3 in Winnipeg. The centre has over 35 health professionals and will be open 24 hours a day.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- McMunn & Yates Building Supplies, a lumber and hardware store, will acquire most of the assets of McDiarmid Lumber Ltd. The $30M agreement includes most of McDiarmid's store locations.
- Negotiations continues over The Bays six-floor, 656,000 square-foot building. Retrofitting the facility could cost an estimated $100M.
- Winnipeg's first urban reserve was recently marked in ground-breaking ceremony on the site of a former St. James-area Manitoba Hydro building
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- New condo underway in downtown Winnipeg
- Plans are in place for a new mixed-use residential development in Winnipeg Transcona area
- A Winnipeg development agency has acquired the Carlton Inn in downtown and plans to replace it with a new hotel complex
- A new River City Sports store will be opening soon in Winnipeg
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