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Power System Electrician

What does a Power System Electrician do?

Power System Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical power generation, transmission and distribution systems and equipment. They work in two main areas: substations and metering.

- They adjust relays, work on safety devices and maintain large switch-gear.
- They install demand meters and make recommendations to companies to improve cost effectiveness
- They work with high voltage equipment.

What kind of person makes a good Power System Electrician?

Power System Electrician might be the job for you if you:

- Are physically strong
- Are able to fine tune equipment and work with precision instruments
- Pay attention to detail
- Enjoy learning and upgrading your skills and knowledge

How do I become a Power System Electrician?

1. Find a company willing to take you as an apprentice
2. Register with AAIT (Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training)
3. Apprentice for 4 years, which includes 1500 hours of on the job training and 8 weeks of technical training at school in the first two years, and 1425 hours of on the job training and 10 weeks of technical training in the third and fourth years.
4. Take the interprovincial Red Seal exam to become a registered Power System Electrician.
5. Now you can work almost anywhere in Canada!

Where does a Power System Electrician work?

Power System Electricians are employed by utility companies, large industrial facilities and their subcontractors. 86 per cent of Power System Electricians in Alberta work in the utilities and construction industries.

How much does a Power System Electrician make?

On average, Power System Electricians in Alberta make $35.33 an hour. Thatís about $73,400 a year.

Apprentice Power System Electricians earn 50% of a journeymanís wage rate in the first year, 60% in the second, 67.5% in the third and 75% in the fourth year.

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