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Industrial Electrical Repairers

Industrial electrical repairers, test, adjust and repair a variety of electrical equipment including complex varieties. They work on items such as industrial controls, transmitters, antennas and equipment utilized to operate and control electric power generating plants. Some industrial electrical technicians also perform preventive maintenance on a regular basis.

Some common job titles are control equipment technician, control technician, control systems technician; technician, plant and maintenance; electrician technician, industrial and control technician; instrument and electrical technician; and industrial electrician.

Electrical and electronic equipment are two distinct types of industrial equipment. However, numerous types of equipment include both electrical and electronic components. In general, electrical portions provide the equipment with power and the electronic components control the devices. However, numerous types of equipment are still controlled by electrical devices.

Responsibilities

  • Confer with equipment operators to detect equipment problems
  • Perform preventive maintenance tasks
  • Repair and adjust industrial equipment
  • Set up and perform tests on industrial equipment to make sure it is functioning properly
  • Inform management about equipment performance
  • Calibrate testing instruments and repair or install equipment to prescribed specifications
  • Analyze malfunctions of equipment
  • Inspect industrial equipment components
  • Maintain equipment logs that include performance problems, calibrations, repairs and tests

Job Characteristics

Many industrial electrical technicians work on factory floors and are often exposed to noise heat, and vibration. While performing repair procedures they may have to do some heavy lifting. Most industrial electrical repairers work at least 40 hours per week. They might have to work night shifts and on the weekends and work overtime.

They need to work well as a part of a team. They should have an aptitude for mathematics and science and be detailed oriented. Industrial electrical maintenance workers should have good eyesight and color perception and be detailed oriented and analytical.

Employment Outlook

The median hourly earnings for electrical and electronics repairers of commercial and industrial equipment in 2006 was $21.72. The highest paid 10 percent earned more than $30.90 per hour. Employment opportunities will be best for those that hold an associate degree in electrical technology or a related subject, have certification and related experience.

The employment growth for electrical and electronics installers and repairers of commercial and industrial equipment is projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to be 7% which is about as fast as average for all occupations. Companies will want to install electronic controls, sensors, robots and other types of equipment in order to automate various processes.

Education, Certification, and Licensing

Many employers are seeking candidates that have an associate degree in electrical technology or a related subject. Professional certification is often required for the occupation. Various educational and professional organizations provide certification. Technicians with certification may be given additional responsibilities and higher pay. Technicians that have leadership abilities may advance into supervisor positions.

An associate degree in electrical technology typically provides a comprehensive review of electrical systems. The programs typically offer a solid foundation with electrical motors, transformers, repairing and maintaining equipment and with the newest computer software than is utilized for troubleshooting. The electrical technology programs usually include an introduction to the National Electric Code.

Resources

Major Employers

The top employment sectors are building equipment contractors, manufacturing companies, government agencies and utilities.

Schools for Industrial Electrical Repairers are listed in the Browse Schools Section.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Industrial Electrical Repairers

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Industrial Electrical Repairers jobs , as of 2015

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Birmingham 500 $52,570
Hoover 500 $52,570
Mobile 160 $62,670
Huntsville 140 $53,780
Jacksonville 130 $48,590
Anniston 130 $48,590
Oxford 130 $48,590
Decatur 100 $68,900
Montgomery 90 $57,640
Tuscaloosa N/A $50,730
Florence N/A $55,010
Muscle Shoals N/A $55,010
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 230 $83,420
Fairbanks N/A $74,500
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Phoenix 640 $47,810
Scottsdale 640 $47,810
Mesa 640 $47,810
Tucson 160 $61,700
Yuma 40 $59,920
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 90 $51,530
North Little Rock 90 $51,530
Little Rock 90 $51,530
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Long Beach 1840 $53,210
Los Angeles 1840 $53,210
Anaheim 1840 $53,210
San Francisco 780 $72,550
Hayward 780 $72,550
Oakland 780 $72,550
Carlsbad 760 $60,110
San Diego 760 $60,110
Ontario 620 $60,630
San Bernardino 620 $60,630
Riverside 620 $60,630
San Jose 590 $53,140
Santa Clara 590 $53,140
Sunnyvale 590 $53,140
Roseville 210 $71,580
Sacramento 210 $71,580
Arden 210 $71,580
Arcade 210 $71,580
Fresno 200 $46,860
Bakersfield 180 $65,380
Fairfield 150 $55,300
Vallejo 150 $55,300
Thousand Oaks 130 $46,950
Oxnard 130 $46,950
Ventura 130 $46,950
Santa Maria 120 $60,320
Santa Barbara 120 $60,320
Santa Rosa 120 $62,490
Salinas 40 $43,560
Modesto 30 $49,980
Lodi N/A $51,800
Stockton N/A $51,800
Chico N/A $63,600
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 860 $59,800
Lakewood 860 $59,800
Denver 860 $59,800
Colorado Springs 270 $58,760
Greeley 190 $53,790
Fort Collins 150 $63,130
Boulder 120 $57,120
Pueblo 100 $52,760
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
East Hartford 160 $66,930
West Hartford 160 $66,930
Hartford 160 $66,930
New Haven N/A $60,660
Norwalk N/A $66,750
Stamford N/A $66,750
Bridgeport N/A $66,750
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Tampa 780 $44,670
St. Petersburg 780 $44,670
Clearwater 780 $44,670
Kissimmee 760 $52,080
Orlando 760 $52,080
Sanford 760 $52,080
Miami 750 $48,570
Fort Lauderdale 750 $48,570
West Palm Beach 750 $48,570
Jacksonville 520 $56,150
Crestview 380 $58,980
Destin 380 $58,980
Fort Walton Beach 380 $58,980
Titusville 170 $44,020
Palm Bay 170 $44,020
Melbourne 170 $44,020
Lakeland 140 $50,480
Winter Haven 140 $50,480
Ferry Pass 100 $56,480
Brent 100 $56,480
Pensacola 100 $56,480
North Port 70 $41,210
Sarasota 70 $41,210
Bradenton 70 $41,210
Fort Myers 60 $43,820
Cape Coral 60 $43,820
Ocala 60 $44,560
Tallahassee 60 $51,510
Panama City 40 $64,210
Ormond Beach N/A $34,350
Deltona N/A $34,350
Daytona Beach N/A $34,350
Port St. Lucie N/A $47,240
Marco Island N/A $50,030
Naples N/A $50,030
Immokalee N/A $50,030
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Warner Robins 920 $56,350
Sandy Springs 750 $51,680
Roswell 750 $51,680
Atlanta 750 $51,680
Savannah 180 $59,980
Albany 90 $55,470
Gainesville 50 $49,280
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 280 $67,490
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rockford 80 $55,000
Peoria 40 $59,210
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anderson 340 $54,290
Carmel 340 $54,290
Indianapolis 340 $54,290
Fort Wayne 70 $53,480
La Porte N/A $57,520
Michigan City N/A $57,520
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Des Moines 130 $49,770
West Des Moines 130 $49,770
Cedar Rapids 80 $38,770
Cedar Falls 50 $55,980
Waterloo 50 $55,980
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 140 $43,400
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fayette 230 $46,090
Lexington 230 $46,090
Owensboro 50 $67,760
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baton Rouge 270 $69,200
New Orleans 240 $70,510
Metairie 240 $70,510
Lafayette 180 $48,920
Shreveport 120 $48,920
Bossier City 120 $48,920
Lake Charles 60 $58,190
Monroe 50 $63,130
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 400 $66,880
Portland 400 $66,880
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Towson 720 $69,170
Columbia 720 $69,170
Baltimore 720 $69,170
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dearborn 930 $58,180
Warren 930 $58,180
Detroit 930 $58,180
Wyoming 190 $52,770
Grand Rapids 190 $52,770
Ann Arbor 40 $59,920
East Lansing 40 $68,450
Lansing 40 $68,450
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
St. Cloud N/A $42,320
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 160 $55,060
Pascagoula 140 $57,540
Biloxi 140 $57,540
Gulfport 140 $57,540
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 80 $48,950
Jefferson City 50 $47,810
Joplin 40 $49,820
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 210 $62,040
Henderson 210 $62,040
Las Vegas 210 $62,040
Reno 60 $57,350
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Atlantic City 150 $62,460
Hammonton 150 $62,460
Trenton 40 $50,670
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 70 $58,030
Las Cruces N/A $68,760
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Troy 320 $52,270
Schenectady 320 $52,270
Albany 320 $52,270
Niagara Falls 240 $54,770
Cheektowaga 240 $54,770
Buffalo 240 $54,770
Syracuse 170 $62,470
Rochester 160 $49,250
Binghamton 50 $54,180
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 310 $45,730
Greensboro 300 $53,100
High Point 300 $53,100
Durham 230 $49,860
Chapel Hill 230 $49,860
Winston 160 $45,630
Salem 160 $45,630
Morganton 70 $47,700
Hickory 70 $47,700
Lenoir 70 $47,700
Fayetteville 70 $55,010
Wilmington 60 $46,820
Asheville 50 $42,190
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cleveland 370 $58,980
Elyria 370 $58,980
Columbus 310 $56,820
Dayton 220 $56,960
Akron 170 $53,700
Toledo 100 $56,180
Massillon 70 $42,640
Canton 70 $42,640
Lima N/A $53,730
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 500 $56,420
Tulsa 210 $47,230
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salem 70 $67,580
Eugene 60 $59,910
Albany 40 $70,560
Redmond N/A $72,420
Bend N/A $72,420
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
East Stroudsburg 1020 $52,000
Pittsburgh 640 $52,820
Harrisburg 110 $46,110
Carlisle 110 $46,110
Barre 110 $53,040
Hazleton 110 $53,040
Wilkes 110 $53,040
Scranton 110 $53,040
Hanover 50 $43,000
York 50 $43,000
Lancaster 50 $54,350
Erie 40 $41,120
Williamsport 30 $42,850
Lebanon 30 $55,810
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Caguas 490 $23,330
Carolina 490 $23,330
San Juan 490 $23,330
Ponce N/A $35,780
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
North Charleston 190 $53,620
Charleston 190 $53,620
Mauldin 170 $51,360
Anderson 170 $51,360
Greenville 170 $51,360
Florence 150 $68,270
Columbia 140 $55,220
Spartanburg 40 $59,050
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 190 $45,090
Rapid City 60 $52,550
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Franklin 280 $53,630
Murfreesboro 280 $53,630
Davidson 280 $53,630
Nashville 280 $53,630
Knoxville 150 $53,610
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
The Woodlands 2690 $54,960
Houston 2690 $54,960
Sugar Land 2690 $54,960
Dallas 2240 $53,280
Fort Worth 2240 $53,280
Arlington 2240 $53,280
San Antonio 680 $53,160
New Braunfels 680 $53,160
Round Rock 390 $38,540
Austin 390 $38,540
Port Arthur 370 $65,800
Beaumont 370 $65,800
Corpus Christi 260 $64,890
El Paso 100 $41,900
Odessa 100 $47,090
Midland 80 N/A
Killeen 80 $46,810
Temple 80 $46,810
Longview 80 $62,770
Waco 60 $54,590
Victoria 60 $55,450
Lubbock 50 $42,780
Amarillo 50 $47,080
Abilene 40 $37,990
Harlingen 40 $39,230
Brownsville 40 $39,230
McAllen 30 $28,540
Mission 30 $28,540
Edinburg 30 $28,540
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Clearfield 450 $59,910
Ogden 450 $59,910
Salt Lake City 200 $58,080
Orem 70 $63,220
Provo 70 $63,220
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 180 $61,230
Burlington 180 $61,230
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 220 $56,560
Lynchburg 100 $53,450
Roanoke 40 $45,130
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Seattle 860 $69,380
Tacoma 860 $69,380
Bellevue 860 $69,380
Silverdale 260 $64,060
Bremerton 260 $64,060
Richland 70 $84,390
Kennewick 70 $84,390
Mount Vernon 50 $68,790
Anacortes 50 $68,790
Olympia 40 $67,360
Tumwater 40 $67,360
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 50 $39,420
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Allis 480 $54,890
Waukesha 480 $54,890
Milwaukee 480 $54,890
Madison 170 $59,200
Wausau 50 $49,820

Most Popular Industries for :
Industrial Electrical Repairers

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Government 13,080 17% $52,460
Durable Goods Wholesale 8,310 11% $45,830
Electronics And Computer 8,020 10% $43,530
Construction Trades 7,330 10% $46,670
Maintenance And Repair 6,360 8% $41,970
Chemicals 4,120 5% $50,700
Telecommunications 3,600 4% $51,710
Machinery 2,620 3% $45,430
Professional And Technical Services 2,400 3% $51,700
Paper 2,180 2% $52,720
Electrical Appliance 1,840 2% $44,700
Metals 1,660 2% $47,050
Office Services And Staffing 1,360 1% $45,890
Utilities 1,030 1% $59,560
Media And Broadcasting 970 1% $50,610
Applicance Stores 910 1% $44,980
Online Wholesale 880 1% $37,510
Printing 820 1% $48,200
Education 750 1% $45,540
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