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7333 – Electrical mechanics

Electrical mechanics maintain, test, rebuild and repair electric motors, transformers, switchgear and other electrical apparatus. They are employed by independent electrical repair shops, service shops of electrical equipment manufacturers and maintenance departments of manufacturing companies.


Index of titles

Example titles

Armature repairman/woman

Armature winder repairer

Automotive-generator and starter repairer

Circuit breaker mechanic

Coil connector repairer

Coil winder and repairer

Electric meter repairer

Electric meter repairer apprentice

Electric meter technician

Electric motor mechanic

Electric motor repairer

Electric motor repairer and tester

Electric motor repairer-tester

Electric motor repairman/woman

Electric motor systems technician

Electric motor winder

Electric motor winder-repairer

Electrical apparatus mechanic

Electrical equipment mechanic trainee

Electrical instrument mechanic

Electrical instrument repairer

Electrical mechanic

Electrical mechanic – electrical utilities

Electrical mechanic (except avionics)

Electrical mechanic apprentice

Electrical mechanic trainee

Electrical mechanics group leader

Electrical mechanics lead hand

Electrical motor coil winder-repairer

Electrical rewind mechanic

Electrical transformer repairer

Generator repairer

Generator repairman/woman

High-voltage power transformer repairer

Industrial coil winder-repairer

Industrial motor winder-repairer

Meter repair electrical mechanic

Motor coil winder-repairer

Power transformer repairer

Power transformer repairman/woman

Storage battery repairer

Switchgear repair electrical mechanic

Transformer coil repairer

Transformer repairer

Transformer repairman/woman


Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

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 transformers

Perform 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 ensure proper performance

Perform some machining to recondition or modify shafts, commutators or other parts

Perform on-site servicing and repair.

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

Employment requirements

Completion of secondary school and training courses or a vocational program is usually required.

Completion of a four-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over four years of work experience and industry courses in electrical mechanics is usually required for trade certification.

Trade certification as an electric motor system technician is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, the Yukon and Nunavut.

Electrical motor and equipment repairer – winding trade certification is available, but voluntary, in Quebec.

Electrical motor system technician (electrical utility) trade certification is available, but voluntary, in New Brunswick.

Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified electric motor system technicians upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Additional information

The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.

Although specialization may occur, workers in this unit group are required to be proficient in repairing all electrical apparatus.

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


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