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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 Halifax 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.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Currently the chances of qualified Electrical Mechanics finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. This is a small occupational group in this area and there are a limited number of employers and job openings for electrical mechanics. However, opportunities are rated as fair since the supply of workers is probably also limited. Employers can have difficulty in finding qualified workers. While there will never be many openings, an experienced electrical mechanic may have a fair chance of finding work due to limited competition.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Electrical Mechanics in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Electrical Mechanics (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- Two restaurants, Cheese Curds and Habaneros, have opened under one roof on Windmill Road in Dartmouth
- Ressources Appalaches has begun recruiting on its web site for 60 positions, including process operators, underground miners, and millwrights to work at its proposed Dufferin gold mine on the Eastern Shore
- A $5.5M contract to provide maintenance and support for military aircraft has been awarded to Enfield-based IMP Aerospace & Defence
- Developer Crombie REIT will begin a major project to expand and redesign the Scotia Square complex in Halifax in the next few months
- Halifax-based Karma Gaming hopes to increase its workforce from nine to 20. The company develops video games for lottery corporations.
- Southwest Properties Ltd. hopes to begin work in the fall of 2013 on the demolition of the Bank of Canada building and construction of a 21-storey mixed use building at 1583 Hollis Street in Halifax
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Marsh, a global insurance consulting firm, will receive payroll assistance from the provincial government if it creates 60 new jobs in Halifax over the next five years
- Renovations are underway at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on a $44.5M project to improve the check-in facilities
- Take It Outside, a retail store which specializes in exercise and casual wear, will open an outlet in Dartmouth Crossing in July and hire about seven or eight people
- Silverback Games, a Halifax-based video game company, may hire a group of workers over the next few months
- Impact, a Halifax-based advertising, marketing, and design firm, has expanded from six to 17 employees over the last year
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Seven Lakes Developments Ltd. will begin work in July on a subdivision in Porters Lake. About 634 homes could be built over a 10 year period.
- Tag, a home and fashion store located near Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, will close as part of a national bankruptcy shutdown
- Admiral Insurance will hire 200 more workers in the summer of 2013 to work in its call centre in Halifax. HGS, a call centre in Dartmouth, will hire 100 more workers.
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- Seagate Construction is renovating a 5,000-square-foot commercial building at 3358 Novlea Drive in Halifax, which will become a new liquor store
- Several stores have closed since the beginning of the year in the Sunnyside Mall in Bedford, but some new leases are expected for others
- Ribbons Recycled, a Dartmouth company that recycles toner and ink cartridges, has gone out of business, leaving 14 people out of work
- Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, an Ontario-based pest control company which specializes in animals that may get into homes, has opened its first Nova Scotia location in Halifax
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