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Industrial electricians install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment and associated electrical and electronic controls. They are employed by electrical contractors and maintenance departments of factories, plants, mines, shipyards and other industrial establishments.
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- Read and interpret drawings, blueprints, schematics and electrical code specifications to determine layout of industrial electrical equipment installations
- Install, examine, replace or repair electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, fibre-optic and coaxial cable assemblies, lighting fixtures and other electrical components
- Test electrical and electronic equipment and components for continuity, current, voltage and resistance
- Maintain, repair, install and test switchgear, transformers, switchboard meters, regulators and reactors
- Maintain, repair, test and install electrical motors, generators, alternators, industrial storage batteries and hydraulic and pneumatic electrical control systems
- Troubleshoot, maintain and repair industrial, electrical and electronic control systems and other related devices
- Conduct preventive maintenance programs and keep maintenance records
- May install, maintain and calibrate industrial instrumentation and related devices.
Toronto, Brampton, Mississauga, Oshawa, Vaughan, Ajax, Aurora, Beaverton, Bowmanville, Caledon, Cannington, East Gwillimbury, Halton Hills, King City, Markham, Milton, Newmarket, Oakville, Pickering, Port Perry, Richmond Hill, Whitby, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Acton, Algonquin Island, Bolton, Briars Park, Brooklin, Caledon East, Centre Island, Delrex, Dorset Park, Franklin Beach, Gaud Corners, Georgetown, Glen Williams, Jacksons Point, Marywood Meadows, Mono Road, Mossington Park, Newcastle, Nobleton, Norval, Orono, Port Darlington, Stouffville, Sutton, Toronto Islands, Uxbridge, Ward's Island, Wildwood, Wilmot Creek
Outlook & Prospects for Industrial Electricians in Toronto 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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Toronto Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2012-11-22|
In Toronto, the outlook for industrial electricians is expected to be good for the period 2012-2013. According to the 2006 Census, the Toronto region has over 3,800 industrial electricians. Employment in manufacturing has regained some strength over the last year, supporting continuing good prospects. However, growth in this sector is expected to be slow over the short-term.
In Ontario, employment prospects for electricians are expected to be fair to good over 2012-2013. According to the 2006 Census there were over 12,000 industrial electricians in Ontario, relatively unchanged from the previous census. The demand for skilled workers in this occupation is sensitive to economic conditions in the manufacturing sector, with about two-thirds of industrial electricians working in that industry. As the sector continues to recover from the recent recession, demand is expected to strengthen. This occupation has an older age profile, its workers having an average age of 45 years compared to 40 years for all occupations in Ontario. An increasing number of opportunities may come from retirements.
Technological change continues to have a strong influence on the occupation. The trend toward energy conservation through the use of solar panels, motion sensors and power saving lighting, and the upgrading and retrofitting of older facilities are stimulating the demand for electricians. Pre-fabricated parts that were once assembled by electricians now require less time for installation and may limit employment opportunities. Electricians with a master's licence, while not required in the industrial sector, will have the better opportunities given their flexibity to work in both industrial and construction settings.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Jun 24 - Jun 28, 2013
- Barrick Gold Corporation will lay off approximately 100 staff mostly from the company's headquarters in Toronto. The declining price of gold was cited as one of the reasons for the staff reduction.
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