Industrial Electrician

Industrial Electricians in the Maintenance Department install, maintain, test, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical equipment, machines, and associated electrical and electronic controls. Their primary focus is to ensure that all of the machines and equipment are operational at all times.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Attend to breakdowns of various onsite equipment and machines in a fast and efficient manner.
  2. Install, examine, replace or repair electrical wiring, electrical cables, conduits, cable trays, flexible conduits, data cables, electrical outlet boxes and other electrical structures.
  3. Troubleshoot, install, examine, replace or repair receptacles, lighting fixtures, lighting bulbs and tubes, lighting ballasts, electrical plugs, and other electrical components.
  4. Troubleshoot, install, examine, replace, or repair electrical sensors, photo eyes, limit switches, proximity switches, temperature sensors, pressure sensors, push buttons, and other electrical sensors.
  5. Troubleshoot, maintain, repair, test, and install electrical motors, generators, transformers, circuit breakers, fuses, relays, solenoids, and hydraulic and pneumatic electrical control systems.
  6. Troubleshoot, maintain, repair, install and test VFD’s (Mitsubishi, Allen Bradley, Commander), PLC’s (Allen Bradley, Seimens), HMI’s, soft starters, motor starts, motor control centers, DC drives, and other electrical control systems.
  7. Monitor and interpret PLC programs using RSLogix 5, RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000, and make changes to programs if/when required.
  8. Test electrical systems and equipment voltage, current, resistance and continuity of circuits, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety.
  9. Monitor the performance and operation of onsite equipment and systems.
  10. Read and interpret electrical drawings and schematics and modify if required.
  11. Conduct preventive maintenance programs as required to minimize production downtime.
  12. Assist other trades to perform their duties when required.
  13. Any additional duties as set out by the Electrical Foreman.


  • Formal education as an Electrician from an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Inter-provincial Industrial Electrician Red Seal
  • 2 years’ experience in an industrial environment
  • Skill in the installation, repair, and maintenance of all types of electrical system equipment and components
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time management skills, and ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • PLC troubleshooting and programming experience
  • VFD troubleshooting and programming experience
  • Excellent proficiency in required computer programs including MS Office applications