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What to Expect from an Industrial Electrician

When looking for an industrial electrician for your business’ power needs, it is important to understand the extent of the services that professional offers. To begin, this is not a job for an inexperienced or untrained worker. Industrial electrician services can only be carried out by a licensed industrial electrician. In this posting we’ll cover the tasks that these professionals are trained to perform as well as the extent of the training, and qualifications each industrial electrician must possess as mandated by the State.

What is a Licensed Industrial Electrician?

A licensed industrial electrician is a technical professional who is qualified to install, repair, and maintain electrical equipment in large facilities such as manufacturing plants. They are required to observe local, state, and national electrical-code regulations to ensure safety to themselves and the plant employees. In addition to plants, an industrial electrician may also work on different job sites, including those under construction, as requested by the business owner.

What is The Primary Role of an Industrial Electrician?

The primary role for this professional is to ensure that all electrical systems as well as the equipment powered by electricity is in good working order. Industrial electrician services include the proper installation, maintenance, and repair of both the systems and equipment. The skill set is demanding and includes the ability to read and understand schematics and other technical documents, as these provided detailed instructions. Knowledge of, and strict adherence to statutory codes is imperative as ignoring these can lead to fines, and create dangerous situations for workers. How is the success of an industrial electrician gauged?

Business owners expect that regulations will be observed, that work will be completed on time and budget, and that equipment downtime will be minimized so that productivity is not seriously impacted.

Industrial Electrician Services

Here is a basic rundown of the general tasks performed by a licensed industrial electrician:

  • Installs, repairs, and maintains electrical systems and the electrical components of industrial equipment powered by electricity.
  • Given the size and scope of an individual task: May perform duties individually or as part of a team to successfully complete projects.
  • Follows safety procedures and strictly adheres to all mandated electrical codes.
  • Correctly interprets technical documents for proper execution of tasks.
  • Conducts quality assurance measures and inspections.

What Qualifications Must an Industrial Electrician Have?

Here are the requirements needed to become an industrial contractor

  • The required education level includes a High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Associate’s degree in a related field is required for some positions, and while preferable, is not required.
  • A certificate of completion in an apprenticeship program, or journeyman experience. Electricians with five years or more experience generally continue their education and become a licensed industrial electrician. On jobs of greater scope, they may lead and direct a team that includes journeymen and apprentices.
  • Must be knowledgeable in required electrical codes and regulations
  • Can both read, understand schematics and other technical documents
  • Must be able to handle physically-demanding tasks that require climbing ladders to heights, as well as carrying tools and replacement electrical parts.

ACM Electrical Contractors: Trusted Tri-State Electrical Contractors

For over 40 years, manufacturing business owners in the New York TriState have relied on ACM Electrical Contractors for our commercial and industrial electrician services. We’ve partnered with leading companies in our region and will be glad to schedule a consultation with you to discuss your industrial electrician requirements. Contact our team today!