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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 2016

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hoover 460 $42,690
Birmingham 460 $42,690
Huntsville 150 $51,600
Tuscaloosa 150 $52,990
Jacksonville 130 $49,760
Oxford 130 $49,760
Anniston 130 $49,760
Montgomery 120 $63,830
Decatur 110 $66,180
Muscle Shoals 90 $54,360
Florence 90 $54,360
Mobile -2222 $59,760
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 90 $-1,111
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Phoenix 660 $54,950
Scottsdale 660 $54,950
Mesa 660 $54,950
Tucson 150 $62,550
Yuma 50 $62,400
Sierra Vista 30 $59,060
Douglas 30 $59,060
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 120 $49,480
North Little Rock 120 $49,480
Little Rock 120 $49,480
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles 2250 $56,320
Long Beach 2250 $56,320
Anaheim 2250 $56,320
Oakland 770 $74,890
San Francisco 770 $74,890
Hayward 770 $74,890
Carlsbad 760 $62,540
San Diego 760 $62,540
Santa Clara 650 $49,580
San Jose 650 $49,580
Sunnyvale 650 $49,580
Ontario 650 $64,420
San Bernardino 650 $64,420
Riverside 650 $64,420
Roseville 250 $67,410
Sacramento 250 $67,410
Arcade 250 $67,410
Arden 250 $67,410
Fresno 170 $46,670
Bakersfield 160 $65,260
Santa Rosa 150 $72,130
Fairfield 140 $67,330
Vallejo 140 $67,330
Santa Barbara 130 $65,310
Santa Maria 130 $65,310
Thousand Oaks 90 $52,750
Oxnard 90 $52,750
Ventura 90 $52,750
Salinas 70 $46,130
Modesto 50 $55,760
Yuba City 40 $-1,111
Chico -2222 $64,030
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lakewood 920 $54,960
Denver 920 $54,960
Aurora 920 $54,960
Greeley 190 $53,230
Colorado Springs 190 $58,820
Boulder 130 $56,050
Fort Collins 110 $59,490
Grand Junction -2222 $51,840
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Hartford 110 $70,460
East Hartford 110 $70,460
Hartford 110 $70,460
Danbury -2222 $59,840
Stamford -2222 $69,930
Norwalk -2222 $69,930
Bridgeport -2222 $69,930
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 40 $61,690
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Palm Beach 890 $53,650
Miami 890 $53,650
Fort Lauderdale 890 $53,650
St. Petersburg 780 $51,170
Tampa 780 $51,170
Clearwater 780 $51,170
Jacksonville 630 $56,890
Sanford 590 $52,570
Orlando 590 $52,570
Kissimmee 590 $52,570
Destin 510 $59,540
Crestview 510 $59,540
Fort Walton Beach 510 $59,540
Lakeland 130 $45,940
Winter Haven 130 $45,940
Melbourne 120 $53,670
Palm Bay 120 $53,670
Titusville 120 $53,670
Ferry Pass 110 $57,650
Brent 110 $57,650
Pensacola 110 $57,650
Sarasota 70 $41,690
North Port 70 $41,690
Bradenton 70 $41,690
Ocala 70 $45,680
Port St. Lucie 50 $54,900
Naples 40 $49,900
Marco Island 40 $49,900
Immokalee 40 $49,900
Tallahassee 40 $56,510
Gainesville 30 $59,780
Cape Coral -2222 $46,430
Fort Myers -2222 $46,430
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Warner Robins 820 $57,350
Atlanta 800 $51,770
Roswell 800 $51,770
Sandy Springs 800 $51,770
Savannah 180 $61,050
Dalton 60 $52,200
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 300 $69,420
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rockford 60 $54,580
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Indianapolis 230 $51,450
Anderson 230 $51,450
Carmel 230 $51,450
Fort Wayne 50 $53,330
La Porte 30 $55,610
Michigan City 30 $55,610
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Des Moines 120 $51,210
West Des Moines 120 $51,210
Cedar Rapids 90 $44,050
Cedar Falls 60 $56,620
Waterloo 60 $56,620
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 160 $42,930
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Fayette 200 $45,360
Lexington 200 $45,360
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baton Rouge 260 $70,160
Metairie 180 $71,020
New Orleans 180 $71,020
Lafayette 130 $45,500
Bossier City 100 $50,060
Shreveport 100 $50,060
Thibodaux 70 $60,370
Houma 70 $60,370
Lake Charles 70 $65,530
Monroe 40 $57,870
Alexandria 40 $70,050
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 150 $53,810
Portland 150 $53,810
Auburn 30 $49,570
Lewiston 30 $49,570
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Towson 710 $65,050
Columbia 710 $65,050
Baltimore 710 $65,050
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dearborn 1120 $52,090
Warren 1120 $52,090
Detroit 1120 $52,090
Wyoming 110 $49,660
Grand Rapids 110 $49,660
Portage 30 $64,700
Kalamazoo 30 $64,700
East Lansing 30 $65,890
Lansing 30 $65,890
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
St. Cloud 40 $49,000
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pascagoula 120 $59,710
Biloxi 120 $59,710
Gulfport 120 $59,710
Jackson 70 $58,340
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 90 $44,570
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 250 $64,670
Henderson 250 $64,670
Las Vegas 250 $64,670
Reno 60 $53,240
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Atlantic City 130 $62,960
Hammonton 130 $62,960
Trenton 80 $58,000
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 80 $60,880
Las Cruces 30 $67,740
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Rochester 230 $52,470
Troy 210 $47,830
Schenectady 210 $47,830
Albany 210 $47,830
Niagara Falls 210 $56,890
Cheektowaga 210 $56,890
Buffalo 210 $56,890
Syracuse 180 $60,040
Fort Drum 60 $47,630
Watertown 60 $47,630
Binghamton 60 $60,220
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Raleigh 580 $36,410
Greensboro 280 $51,710
High Point 280 $51,710
Winston 130 $52,090
Salem 130 $52,090
Durham 120 $61,330
Chapel Hill 120 $61,330
Morganton 70 $48,400
Hickory 70 $48,400
Lenoir 70 $48,400
Fayetteville 70 $55,570
Wilmington 70 $65,450
Asheville 50 $37,530
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbus 370 $58,930
Cleveland 310 $47,310
Elyria 310 $47,310
Dayton 170 $57,220
Massillon 140 $46,430
Canton 140 $46,430
Toledo 140 $56,020
Akron 130 $53,290
Springfield 100 $56,770
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 540 $56,520
Tulsa 260 $53,280
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albany 50 $72,700
Salem 40 $63,980
Eugene 30 $59,540
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
East Stroudsburg 910 $52,730
Pittsburgh 490 $51,810
Chambersburg 250 $55,470
Waynesboro 250 $55,470
Wilkes 150 $52,550
Scranton 150 $52,550
Hazleton 150 $52,550
Barre 150 $52,550
Harrisburg 140 $50,740
Carlisle 140 $50,740
Reading 120 $-1,111
Lancaster 90 $49,760
Hanover 50 $45,940
York 50 $45,940
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Caguas 470 $22,370
Carolina 470 $22,370
San Juan 470 $22,370
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbia 280 $55,810
Anderson 170 $50,330
Mauldin 170 $50,330
Greenville 170 $50,330
Charleston 120 $57,930
North Charleston 120 $57,930
Florence 70 $63,480
Spartanburg 40 $48,870
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 190 $47,420
Rapid City 70 $54,210
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Franklin 270 $53,080
Murfreesboro 270 $53,080
Davidson 270 $53,080
Nashville 270 $53,080
Knoxville 190 $45,600
Jackson 50 $57,060
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Houston 2080 $49,270
The Woodlands 2080 $49,270
Sugar Land 2080 $49,270
Fort Worth 1650 $54,260
Dallas 1650 $54,260
Arlington 1650 $54,260
New Braunfels 390 $53,690
San Antonio 390 $53,690
Corpus Christi 310 $65,560
Beaumont 290 $67,640
Port Arthur 290 $67,640
Austin 210 $40,640
Round Rock 210 $40,640
El Paso 140 $45,460
Midland 100 $-1,111
Temple 90 $46,430
Killeen 90 $46,430
Longview 80 $62,030
Victoria 70 $56,560
Harlingen 50 $38,340
Brownsville 50 $38,340
Amarillo 40 $40,770
Lubbock 40 $43,750
Abilene 30 $38,750
Waco -2222 $38,870
Odessa -2222 $46,880
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Clearfield 510 $60,510
Ogden 510 $60,510
Salt Lake City 220 $60,790
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 170 $65,810
Burlington 170 $65,810
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 210 $57,530
Roanoke 60 $40,760
Lynchburg 60 $49,620
Radford 50 $47,840
Christiansburg 50 $47,840
Blacksburg 50 $47,840
Harrisonburg 40 $46,400
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Seattle 1030 $72,650
Tacoma 1030 $72,650
Bellevue 1030 $72,650
Richland 50 $85,870
Kennewick 50 $85,870
Tumwater 40 $69,190
Olympia 40 $69,190
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 60 $37,470
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Waukesha 370 $57,670
West Allis 370 $57,670
Milwaukee 370 $57,670
Neenah 100 $57,310
Oshkosh 100 $57,310
Madison 100 $58,450
Sheboygan -2222 $55,650

Most Popular Industries for :
Industrial Electrical Repairers

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

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

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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