What is an Electrical Fitter and could this apprenticeship be right for you? Sometimes referred to as an Electrical Fitter Mechanic, typically the work involves development and maintenance of major electrical infrastructure, including the wiring between electrical components in power plants or major machinery used in industries like mining or manufacturing.
A career pathway in Electrical Fitting can lead to a number of specific roles within the trade, whether that is a switchboard builder, an armature winder (who wind or rewind coils on electrical motors and generators), or an electrical instrument fitter (who test, repair and maintain electrical measuring equipment). You also have the option to further your career by upgrading yourself to a full electrical licence allowing you to also carry out the same work as electricians. This would set you apart as you would also be qualified and equipped to carry out specialised installation work.
A DAY ON THE JOB AS AN ELECTRICAL FITTER
- Construct, repair and maintain overhead, underground and substation power supply equipment
- Connect wires or cables to terminals or connectors according to wiring diagrams
- Assemble electrical and electronic components and appliances used in automated production processes
- Investigate power supply problems
- Carry out repairs on electrical substation equipment following a storm or natural event
- Fabricate and assemble electrical utilities supply components
This trade typically requires a four-year apprenticeship. MIGAS will facilitate your practical work placement with one of our quality host employers. In addition to on-the-job training, we will assist you with enrolment through a Registered Training Organisation to complete your certification. With MIGAS you will be fully supported throughout your placement by a Field Officer and by the wider MIGAS Apprentices and Trainees community.