Overview

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to begin an exciting career in the high-demand field of Electrical Industrial Maintenance.  Industrial Electrical Maintenance Technicians are in high demand throughout business and industry.  The opportunities for Industrial Electrical Maintenance Technicians are growing rapidly with the resurgence of manufacturing throughout the United States.  If you enjoy working with your hands and love a challenge and are interested in becoming a key player in keeping America's industrial facilities operational this may be the career field for you. Get the skills manufacturing companies and mechanical contractors are looking for as an Industrial Electrical Maintenance Technician. With your MTC certificate and fundamental knowledge of electrical theory, you can earn about $20 an hour to start with and more earning potential as you advance.

Electricians in large factories do maintenance work such as repairing motors, transformers, generators, and electronic controllers on machine tools and industrial robots. They may also advise as to whether the continued operation of certain equipment could be hazardous. When working with complex electronic devices, they may consult with engineers, engineering technicians, line installers and repairers, or industrial machinery mechanics and maintenance workers. In this program, you’ll learn about general electrical safety, variable frequency drives, programmable logic controllers, industrial sensor technology and how to read blueprints along with electrical fundamentals and troubleshooting.

Pre-requisite: High school diploma or equivalency

How to Enroll

To pursue this certificate, please click on the courses below to see availability. You can register for courses online, and you do not have to apply to the college!

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Questions?
Call 803.732.0432 to talk to us about this program, or email cce@midlandstech.edu

Careers

Industrial Electrical Maintenance Technician

As an Industrial Electrical Maintenance Technician, you will be responsible for performing general upkeep of industrial electrical systems and equipment. This entails performing routine maintenance and fixing any faulty wiring while abiding by the National Electric Code.  You will utilize electrical/electronic skills and knowledge (PLCs, A/C, D/C motors and drives, schematics) in a manufacturing environment to achieve machine uptime metrics.  You’ll review blueprints/drawings to understand the placement of wiring or to comprehend the working of the equipment to provide the right service and repairs. You’ll inspect on a routine basis electrical equipment, wiring, fixtures, and other components to ensure they remain functional and are up to code, as well as to identify any hazards or issues.  You’ll troubleshoot all types of equipment to determine the reasons for any malfunctions of systems or components, and repair electrical systems, wiring, circuit breakers, equipment, and other components so that they remain at full-functioning capacity.

Average Annual Salary

$41,600

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Industrial Equipment Production Companies

What’s next after I complete this program?

Continue at MTC with another credential

Earn an Associate’s degree in Electronics Engineering Technology.  Electronics engineering technicians combine practical hands-on skills with a theoretical approach to repairing, maintaining, and troubleshooting electronics equipment including computers, PLCs, electronic instruments and control devices.

Earn a certificate in Electronic and Computer Fundamentals

This certificate presents basic electrical engineering and related computer engineering courses. The program covers the basic theory of electrical engineering circuits and computer logic from both the component and board-level perspectives. Students trained in this area are capable of working in design and troubleshooting and are prepared for more advanced study in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, and computer information technology at the bachelor's degree level.