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Maintenance Electrician

Test, repair or replace wiring, fixtures or other electrical equipment.
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What's it like to be a Maintenance Electrician?

Maintenance Electricians carry out preventive maintenance tasks, including general maintenance and repairs, for electrical systems. They may use testing devices to diagnose problems with wiring or fixtures, and replace or repair elements as required.

Maintenance Electrician

Tasks and duties

  • Diagnose faulty or malfunctioning systems using tools and testing equipment to locate the cause of a problem.
  • Install electrical wiring, equipment, applications or fixtures.
  • Test all assemblies, installations or repairs on electrical or electronic wiring.
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Maintenance Electricians may work on electrical systems in homes, commercial facilities, machinery and equipment.

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How to become a Maintenance Electrician


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To become a Maintenance Electrician you’re required to complete a traineeship or apprenticeship, then apply for an electrical licence to work unsupervised.

  1. Find and apply for an electrical apprenticeship. An Apprenticeship Network or Group Training Organisation in your area can help you find a host employer and start your apprenticeship.
  2. An apprenticeship is usually four years, and will include some structured training through a registered training organisation to complete a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (UEE30811).
  3. Apply for an Electrician’s Licence. As licensing and registration requirements may vary between states, you should check with the licensing body in your state.

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Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

This certificate gives you the skills to maintain and repair electrical systems. It also includes the requirements for an Electrician's licence.

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Bachelor of Science

Develop broad skills in science to prepare for opportunities in a range of industries with this qualification.

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Diploma of Electrical Engineering

In this diploma you will learn to develop, maintain and diagnose faults on advanced electrical equipment and systems.

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May 2021
If you are willing to work, electricians will always be able to have food on the table.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Electrical (Electrician)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Maintenance
The good things
Very rewarding trade. I've worked construction and maintenance. In construction you complete a job and can stand back, and feel a sense of accomplishment. In maintenance you fix things. It involves pr...
The challenges
Sometimes working conditions can be hot, or dirty, or uncomfortable. Most of the time you are better off than most other trades on the same job.
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May 2021
Mining maintenance electrician a constant evolution
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Electrotechnology
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
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Breakdown
The good things
Always a challenge, with various pieces of equipment, you are constantly learning new things. Goes outside the bounds of a domestic electrician by learning complexities of large mining equipment inclu...
The challenges
The challenges are being able to find, read and interpret various faults and rectify in safe and timely manner to keep equipment availability high. Learning new and complex equipment with various fiel...
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