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Career Area: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Program Number: 50-414-2
Credit Program

Electrical and Instrumentation Careers

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

  • 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

Apprenticeship Information

  • 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.