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7243 – Power system electricians

Power system electricians install, maintain, test and repair electrical power generation, transmission and distribution system equipment and apparatus. They are employed by electric power generation, transmission and distribution companies.

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Example titles

  • Apprentice power system electrician
  • Power electrician
  • Power station electrician
  • Power system electrician

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Install and maintain electrical power distribution equipment such as transformers, generators, voltage regulators, switches, circuit breakers, capacitors, inductors, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems
  • Install and maintain electrical equipment and apparatus in generating stations or powerhouses
  • Inspect and test installed electrical equipment and apparatus to locate electrical faults and check their operation, using volt meters, ammeters and other electrical test instruments and equipment
  • Repair or replace faulty electrical equipment and apparatus
  • Complete test and maintenance reports.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a four-year apprenticeship program for power system electricians or a combination of over four years of work experience in the trade and some college or industry courses in electrical technology is usually required.
  • Trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Manitoba, Alberta, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Additional information

  • Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Exclusions

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
7 - Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations
Skill level
B - Occupations usually require college education, specialized training or apprenticeship training.
Major group
72 - Industrial, electrical and construction trades
Minor group
724 - Electrical trades and electrical power line and telecommunications workers
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