EXAMPLES OF JOB TITLES:
- Apprentice electromechanical apprentice
- Coil wind-repairer
- Coil wind-repairer
- Industrial motor repairer
- Power Transformer Convenience Store
- Rewinder of electric motors
- Transformer repairer
- Electrical transformer repairer
- Electrical systems technician
- Electromechanical engineer
The electromechanical engineers exercise a part or all the following functions:
- Testing and observing electrical, electronic and mechanical components and systems using test and measurement equipment;
- Locating and repairing breakdowns of electric motors, transformers, switchgear, generators and other electromechanical equipment;
- Replace or refurbish shafts, bearings, switches and other components;
- Winding, assembling and installing various types of windings for electric motors or transformers;
- Performing dynamic or static balancing of frames or rotors, welding and brazing electrical connections, and aligning and adjusting workpieces;
- Testing, repairing or replacing faulty wiring or components in electrical switchgear;
- Testing engines, transformers, switchgear or other repaired electrical equipment to ensure proper performance;
- Performing machining to refurbish or alter shafts, switches or other parts;
- Do maintenance and repair on site.
- Electromechanics may specialize in certain kinds of devices, such as electric motors or transformers, or perform certain functions, such as coil winding.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- A high school diploma is usually required.
- A four-year apprenticeship program
- Or more than four years of experience in the trade, as well as specialized training in electromechanics, school or industrial, are usually required to qualify for the certificate of qualification.
- The electric motor rewinder qualification certificate is offered, although voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon.
- Qualified electromechanics can obtain the Red Seal.
- Although workers in this unit group can specialize, they must be competent in the repair of all electrical devices.
- The experience provides access to supervisory positions.
- The Red Seal allows for interprovincial mobility.