How To Start A Career As A Marine Electrician


Reliable electricity is so crucial to everything we do that we often don’t think about it. Until the power goes out and many of us immediately struggle to function. That’s why the people who keep these systems running are so important – and in such high demand.

Electricians ensure that all electrical connections are safe and up to code. They are responsible for the installation, construction, alteration, repair, maintenance, commissioning, testing, servicing, calibration, and operation of connected electrical and electronic systems in any premise, location, building, or structure they come into contact with. 

This group makes certain that all electrical connections are safe and that they comply with all applicable electrical codes. Electricians install, modify, repair, maintain, commission, test, service, calibrate, and operate connected electrical and electronic systems in any premise, location, building, – and vehicles. Including marine vehicles. 

To become an electrician, you must complete both on-the-job training and academic coursework. You must finish a four-year training programme that includes 6,000 hours of work experience and 1,200 hours of classroom instruction. A successful mark on the inter-provincial test results in the B.C. Certificate of Apprenticeship, B.C. Certificate of Qualification, and the Inter-provincial Standard Endorsement, popularly known as Red Seal, once training is complete.

In addition to the Construction or Industrial Electrician Certificate of Qualification with Red Seal, the Marine Electrician Endorsement is an extra specialization. It is the job of a qualified construction or industrial electrician with a Marine Electrician certification to install, maintain, operate, distribute, and repair electrical equipment in a ship’s numerous systems.

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