Electrical Control (Machine) Builder
ACA, Unrestricted Certified Trade
An Electric Control (Machine) Builder is primarily involved in the electrical portion of machine tool building. They prepare and organize wiring layouts from electrical schematics, install electrical devices and enclose them in protective tubing. They fabricate and install brackets, hangers and other equipment to support electrical devices and install devices such as control panels, limit switches, solenoids, push buttons and pilot light stations. Electrical Control (Machine) Builders generally work for manufacturing companies and electrical construction firms.
Related occupations include Industrial Electrician, Machine Tool Builder and Integrator and Electrical Technician.
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, construction technology
- To be successful, you should have good communication, analytical and problem-solving skills. You should enjoy repairing, troubleshooting and working with electrical devices. You should be able to understand written instructions and blueprints and be mechanically inclined.
How to get Apprentice Certification:
- Complete a three to four year apprenticeship program
- Complete the terms of the Apprenticeship Contract to receive Certificate of Apprenticeship
- There is NO Certificate of Qualification or Interprovincial (Red Seal) Trade Certification available
Range from $12 to $17 per hour