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Career Area: Manufacturing
Program Number: 50-414-0
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automation students and machine technology

Electrical & Instrumentation Technicians install, service, troubleshoot and perform preventive and predictive maintenance functions on equipment.


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age
High school diploma or equivalent
Entry requirements vary by employer
Physically able to perform trade
Applicants apply directly to participating employers

Electrical and Instrumentation Apprenticeship Careers

Electrical and instrumentation technicians test or modify developmental or operational electrical machinery or electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants or laboratories. They usually work under direction of engineers or technologists.


Recent Wisconsin job postings for this apprenticeship:

Industrial Maintenance Technician

Average Median Wage



Precision calibrators test, repair, replace, clean, or adjust precision instruments such as timepieces, gun sights, and automatic control devices. They interpret blueprints or sketches. They use precision measuring devices and tools, and may use soldering equipment, magnifiers, or grinders. Some test and adjust timepieces to make sure they are accurate. Others attach sights to guns and calibrate them for correct aim. Some adjust or repair electrical relays and switches.

Details and Requirements

5-year training program
9,392 hours on-the-job training
1,008 hours paid related instruction
Additional related instruction may be required
Classroom training includes study of electrical codes, electronics, electrical systems, safety, controllers, instrument mechanics and process measurement.

Wisconsin Technical College Electrical and Instrumentation Apprenticeship Programs