Electrical & Instrumentation Technician Apprenticeship

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*Statistics retrieved from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What Does an E & I Technician Do?

Electrical & Instrumentation Technicians install, service, troubleshoot; and perform preventive and predictive maintenance functions on equipment. This includes plant lighting equipment and receptacle circuits, motors, starters, motor control centers, programmable controllers, control panels, electrical control systems and transformers. They may also service high voltage electrical systems, and ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. They repair, test, adjust, calibrate or install electronic equipment, such as industrial controls, transmitters, and antennas.


What Are the Working Conditions?

Most electrical and instrumentation technicians work in manufacturing including; paper mills, food processing, and a variety of other industries including printing, brewer and metal machinery.  Industrial E & I Technicians must be able to stand for long periods of time and work in cramped or uncomfortable positions on ladders or lifts.  They often work with hands above head, in confined spaces and in a variety of conditions and temperatures; both hot and cold.  They use personal protective equipment to avoid common hazards; such as safety belts, protective glasses and hard hats.

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Additional Resources

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains information on all occupations. For more information on the Electrician & Instrumental Technician trade in the United States, visit:

Sources: Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Position Descriptions,
Apprenticeship in Wisconsin Handbook

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