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Electrical Control (Machine) Builder
3 to 4 years
Red Seal

Electrical control (machine) builders build the electrical portions of machine tools. They install electrical devices and enclose them in protective tubing. They must work from electrical schematics before preparing and organizing all the necessary wiring.

Certification Requirements
  • The Electrical Control (Machine) Builder apprenticeship consists of 5,400 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Apprentices must also complete 300 hours of in-class technical training.
  • Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
  • A person with at least 5,700 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and, if successful, becomes certified as a journeyperson in this trade.

Educational Prerequisites
Grade 12 or equivalent.

In-Class Training
Please contact your local apprenticeship office for information on the availability of technical training for this program.