Electrical Mechanics

(NOC 7333)

in All Trades and Transportation

Electrical mechanics repair and rebuild electric motors, generators, transformers, controls, and equipment. They work for independent electrical repair shops, service shops of electrical equipment manufacturers, and maintenance departments of manufacturing companies.

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate 0 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

  • Estimate 4040 employment change, 2021-2023
  • Estimate 8425 openings due to growth and retirements, 2021-2023
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

Size of the occupation in Nova Scotia: small with infrequent job opportunities.
Demand: A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.

Hourly Pay

N/A

Minimum

N/A

Median

N/A

Maximum

Annual Pay

N/A

Minimum

$53,808

Median

N/A

Maximum

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

Hourly Pay

$15.00

Minimum

$24.00

Median

$37.00

Maximum

Annual Pay

$7,580

Minimum

$37,269

Median

$79,787

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Electrical mechanics repair and rebuild electric motors, generators, transformers, controls, and equipment. They work for independent electrical repair shops, service shops of electrical equipment manufacturers, and maintenance departments of manufacturing companies.

Job duties

Electrical mechanics:

  • 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 transformer.
  • 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.
  • Complete on-site servicing and repair.

Sample job titles

  • electric motor mechanic
  • electric motor repairer and tester
  • electric motor systems technician
  • electrical mechanic
  • power transformer repairer

Skills

  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Manual dexterity
  • Strength and stamina
  • Attention to detail
  • Precision work
  • Power transformer repairers must be able to work at heights

Job requirements

  • High school or equivalent, usually.
  • College or industry courses in electrical mechanics may be required.

Other considerations

  • Electrical mechanics mainly work indoors in large shops and production plants. Those who work for service contractors may need to travel to customer premises and may have to travel frequently to service equipment.
  • Most electrical mechanics work a 40-hour week with some overtime required when equipment breaks down.
  • Workers may specialize in working with certain types of devices like electric motors or transformers, or certain functions like winding coils.
  • Experienced electrical mechanics may move on to larger and more complicated motors, transformers, switchgear, and other equipment. They may move into positions involving more testing and problem diagnosis.
  • With experience workers may advance to supervisory roles or open their own contracting business.

By the numbers

Quick look

105

employed in 2016

100.0%

employed full-time

0.0%

self employed

9.5%
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90.5%
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46

median age

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

57,925

employed in 2016

85.9%

employed full-time

11.8%

self employed

5.3%
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94.7%
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46.8

median age

Where will I likely work?

50.0%

Halifax

$49,841 median annual income
20.0%

Annapolis Valley

N/A
20.0%

Southern

N/A
10.0%

North Shore

N/A

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

25.0%

Construction

20.0%

Utilities

15.0%

Manufacturing

10.0%

Transportation and warehousing

10.0%

Professional, scientific and technical services

What is the age of Employment?

35.0%

45-54

20.0%

55-64

20.0%

25-34

15.0%

35-44

10.0%

15-24

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

24.4%

45-54

22.1%

55-64

17.7%

35-44

17.7%

25-34

10.9%

15-24

Top levels of education

33.3%

Trade Certification

$57,651 median annual income
28.6%

College Diploma

N/A
23.8%

Less than high school

N/A
9.5%

High school

N/A

Compared to: All Trades and Transportation

29.2%

Trade Certification

$46,494 median annual income
25.5%

High school

$31,260 median annual income
22.3%

College Diploma

$42,050 median annual income
18.7%

Less than high school

$28,319 median annual income
2.8%

Bachelor

$30,527 median annual income

Education & training

High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

Adults without a high school diploma can contact the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) for tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL oversees adult education programs in Nova Scotia. NSSAL partners with the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations to deliver programs. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Electro-Federation Canada - Atlantic
Toronto, ON

Additional resources

There are no additional resources for this occupation.