Electric motor systems technicians are employed by companies that repair and service electric motors and equipment, and by contractors in the field.
Experienced electric motor systems technicians may move on to larger and more complicated electric motors, transformers, switchgear and other apparatus, or move into positions involving more testing and problem diagnosis. With experience they may also advance to supervisory roles, and many set up their own contracting firms.
Electric motor systems technicians are part of the larger 2011 National Occupational Classification 7333: Electrical Mechanics. In Alberta, 76% of people employed in this classification work in the following industries:
The employment outlook [pdf] in this occupation is influenced by a wide variety of factors including:
- Trends and events affecting overall employment, especially in the industries listed above
- Location in Alberta
- Employment turnover (when people leave existing positions)
- Eccupational growth (when new positions are created)
- Size of the occupation
In Alberta, the 7333: Electrical mechanics occupational group is expected to have a below-average annual growth of 0% from 2019 to 2023. In addition to job openings created by employment turnover, 0 new positions are forecasted to be created within this occupational group each year.
NOC groups often include several related occupations. Although there is labour market data for the larger NOC group, this occupation makes up only a part of that group. It means data for this occupation may be different than the data shown. For example, only some of the 0 new positions to be created will be for this occupation. It also applies to other data for the NOC group such as number of people employed.
Employment turnover is expected to increase as members of the baby boom generation retire over the next few years.