Power system electricians (NOC 7243)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2015-2017)
Minimum Not published
Median Not published
Maximum Not published
Job prospect
(2015-2019)
Employment in 2014
2,000
Skill level
Technical (usually a college or secondary school vocational diploma)

Nature of work

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.

Main duties

  • Power system electricians perform 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
  • - Continued…
  • - 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.

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