Before deciding upon the essential characteristics of a good industrial electrician it’s a good idea to list the tasks that they have to perform. After you have a clear idea, it will be much easier to decide which industrial electrician might be best to your job.
In essence, an industrial electrician repairs, tests and maintains electrical equipment. They mostly work for large employers in environments that involve an array of complex electrical equipment. In Australia, with the resources boom still fueling the economy, many mining companies are hiring industrial electrician’s in droves. Other employers include steel producers, car manufacturers and large electrical firms.
Although industrial electricians still maintain their basic knowledge gained during their initial training, they also have to excel in particular industries and study specialized equipment such as robotics so that they can maintain a competitive edge when applying for contract work or salaried positions.
So, with a clearer idea of the type of work that an industrial electrician has to perform, let’s look at some of the characteristics that make up a good industrial electrician.
This list is not an exhaustive one by any means, but it does give you an idea of the type of work that an industrial electrician does and of the skill set that the most successful ones possess.