Electric Motor Systems Technician
ACA, Unrestricted Certified Trade
Electric Motor Rewind Mechanic repairs or replaces electric motors in everyday items, from computers to air conditioning units. They repair or replace the wind-up wire coils that produce the turning motion required to make the motors work. Electric Motor Rewind Mechanics maintain, test, rebuild and repair motors, transformers, switchgear, generators and other electrical apparatus – both AC and DC. They work in all aspects of commercial, residential, and institutional sectors.
Education, Training, Experience and Skills Required:
- Grade 12 education or ministry-approved equivalent
- Completion of a three to four year apprenticeship program
- Recommended high school courses include: English, mathematics, physics, manufacturing technology
- To be successful, you should have good communication, problem-solving and mechanical skills. You need to understand safety, electrical theory, electron theory, and the Canadian Electrical Code.
How to get Trade Certification:
- Complete a three to four year apprenticeship program
- Pass the Certificate of Qualification exam to receive both a Certificate of Apprenticeship and a Certificate of Qualification with journeyperson status
- Smart move: get interprovincial (Red Seal) trade certification so you can work anywhere in Canada
Range from $12 to $19 per hour