Power system electricians jobs in Canada

Salary

85 010 $
This salary is an average estimate between all available diplomas degrees related to this career. Click here to get an overview of salary depending of diploma.
No certificate, diploma or degree : 52 800 $
High school diploma or equivalent : 63 860 $
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level : 87 260 $
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above : 75 750 $

Career's stability

Stable
The career's stability is based on the employment projection for that working area for the year 2022.

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.

Job overview

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

  • 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.

Illustrative example(s)

  • apprentice power system electrician
  • power electrician
  • power station electrician
  • power system electrician

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