Electrical mechanics (NOC 7333)

About this job

People in this occupation:

  • maintain, test, rebuild and repair electric motors, transformers, switchgear and other electrical apparatus
  • work for independent electrical repair shops, service shops of electrical equipment manufacturers and maintenance departments of manufacturing companies
Common job titles
  • mechanic, electrical instrument
  • mechanic, electrical rewind
  • mechanic, meter repair / switchgear
  • mechanic-repairer, electric motor
  • repairer, armature winder
  • repairer, automotive-generator and starter

Duties

Electrical mechanics:

  • test and observe electrical, electronic and mechanical components and systems using testing and measuring instruments
  • troubleshoot and repair electric motors, transformers, switchgear, generators and other electro-mechanical equipment
  • replace or recondition shafts, bearings, commutators and other components
  • wind, assemble and install various types of coils for electric motors or transformer
  • do static or dynamic balancing of armatures or rotors by welding, brazing or soldering electrical connections and by aligning and adjusting parts
  • test and repair or replace faulty wiring or components in electrical switchgear
  • test repaired motors, transformers, switchgear or other electrical apparatus to make sure they run properly
  • do some machining to recondition or modify shafts, commutators or other parts
  • do on-site servicing and repair

Special duties

Electrical mechanics may specialize in working with certain types of apparatus, such as electric motors or transformers, or in certain functions, such as winding coils.

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a controlled indoor environment.
  • Working with equipment, machinery or power/hand tools may be a source of injury.
  • Exposure to electrical circuitry, high tension wires, transformers or other equipment may be a source of electrical shock
  • Exposure to fire, to emissions of steam or to intensely hot surfaces may also cause injury.
  • The workplace may be noisy enough to cause marked distraction or possible loss of hearing.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Red Seal trade certification allows for movement between provinces.

Although specialization may occur, workers in this group are expected to be capable of repairing all electrical apparatus.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.