Electrician Trade

Electrician General; installs, maintains and repairs electrical machinery equipment and fittings in factories, workshops power house, business and residential premises etc. The ITI Electrician is a 2 year course approved by the NCVT (National Council for Vocational Training). The electrician is a tradesman specializing in electrical wiring of buildings, transmission lines, stationary machines, and related equipment. The electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or maintenance and repair or existing electrical infrastructure. The electrician courses are generally focused on either construction or maintenance, although many do both. The electricians specialize in constructing primarily install wiring systems into factories, businesses, and new homes, maintenance fix and upgrade existing electrical systems and repair electrical equipment.

General Information

Name of the Trade Duration of Training Eligibility Qualification
FITTER  2 Years Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 System of education with Science and Mathematics subjects or its equivalent.

Studies drawings and other specifications to determine electrical circuit, installation details etc. Positions and installs electrical motors, transformers, switch-gears. Switchboards and other electrical equipment, fittings and lighting fixtures. Makes connections and solders terminals. Tests electrical installations and equipment and locates faults using megger, test lamps etc. Repairs or replaces defective wiring, burnt out fuses and defective parts and keeps fittings and fixtures in working order. May do armature winding, draw wires and cables and do simple cable jointing. May operate, attend and maintain electrical motors, pumps etc.

Electrical Fitter; fits and assembles electrical machinery and equipment such as motors,

transformers, generators, switch-gears, fans etc., Studies drawings and wiring diagrams of fittings, wiring and assemblies to be made. Collects prefabricated electrical and mechanical components according to drawing and wiring diagrams and checks them with gauges, megger etc. to ensure proper function and accuracy. Fits mechanical components, resistance, insulators, etc., as per specifications, doing supplementary tooling where necessary. Follows wiring diagrams, makes electrical connections and solders points as specified. Checks for continuity, resistance, circuit shorting, leakage, earthing, etc. at each stage of assembly using megger, ammeter, voltmeter and other appliances and ensures stipulated performance of both mechanical and electrical components filled in assembly.

Erects various equipment such as bus bars, panel boards, electrical posts, fuse boxes switch gears, meters, relays etc. using non-conductors, insulation hoisting equipment as necessary for receipt and distribution of electrical current to feeder lines. Installs motors, generators, transformer etc. as per drawings using lifting and hoisting equipment as necessary, does prescribed electrical wiring, and connects to supply line. Locates faults in case of breakdown and replaces blown out fuse, burnt coils, switches, conductors etc. as required. Checks, dismantles, repairs and overhauls electrical units periodically or as required according to scheduled procedure. May test coils. May specialize in repairs of particular equipment manufacturing, installation or power house work and be designated accordingly.

ITI Electrician Course Duration

The ITI Electrician is a 2-year Diploma course with 4 semesters. The course of ITI Electrician is related to the electrical wiring of buildings, transmission lines, stationary machines, and related equipment.

ITI Electrician Syllabus

ITI Electrician course provides the knowledge of electrical systems and repairs electrical equipment. The following subjects will give the candidates with an idea of the subjects:-

  • Professional skill / (Trade practical)
  • Professional knowledge/(Trade Theory)
  • Workshop Science & Calculation
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Employability Skills

ITI Electrician Scope Prospects

ITI Electrician is a demanding career. The electrician can work in both Government and Private sectors. The career option is very high for the ITI Electricians. The candidates will be able to pursue higher education like Bachelors lever or any other higher qualification in India or abroad. Furthermore, one will also be equipped to start his/ her own business in the same field. The electrician trade in India is emerging much faster due to the ever-growing demand for the electrical systems.

ITI Electrician Job Specialization

The ITI Electrician job scopes in several places where the candidates can apply for jobs after finishing the course are given below:-

  • Electrician
  • Wireman
  • Electrical Machine operator
  • Welder
  • Instructor- for this can join Crafts Instructor Training Scheme (CITS) in the trade for becoming an instructor in ITIs.
  • Supervisor (after experience)
  • Technician

Employment Opportunities in ITI Electrician

After completion of the ITI Electrician, a candidate can join the following organizations:-

  • Emami
  • Hindustan Petroleum
  • TATA Consultancy Services
  • Tata metaliks
  • Trident group
  • Many more…

Salary Package in ITI Electrician

ITI Electrician has a great salary package. The starting salary for ITI Electrician is approximately INR 20k to 25k per month. The salary package for ITI Electrician is based upon the company, location, and work profile. The experienced ITI Electrician salary is counted as one of the highest salary packages.