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Manufacturing Plant Electricians


Get training in the electrician trade or occupation, leading to certification and journey-level status.

What you’ll learn

The purpose of this program is to provide a structured system of training in the electrician trade or occupation leading to certification and journey-level status, only for apprentices who are sponsored by individual employers, accepted by a Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee, and registered with the State of Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.

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Manufacturing Plant Electricians

Trade Coordinator: Randall Tyle
Phone: (541) 344-6473

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Apprenticeship Opportunities Statewide

Job Description
Manufacturing plant electricians provide basic electrical maintenance on existing equipment in factories and industrial manufacturing facilities. They also install and wire electric motors and machinery of all sizes, and perform preventive maintenance on production and facilities equipment, initiate and modify electrical designs, and update electrical drawings.


  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • Minimum of one year of high school algebra with a grade of 'C' or better (or equivalent)
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • This program is only open to employees of training agents already registered with the local apprenticeship committee.

*Local apprenticeship committee may require additional qualifications.

Working Conditions
The work is done primarily indoors, but often requires climbing, working on ladders, and operating mechanical lifts.

Average Journey-level Wage in Oregon:
$40.20 per hour

Recommended High School or College Courses

  • Trade Skills Fundamentals
  • Electrical Wiring for the Trades
  • Welding

Length of Apprenticeship
The apprenticeship agreement combines both the on-the-job experience and classroom related training instruction over a period of four years. Apprentices must complete a minimum of 144 hours of related training per year and 8,000 on-the-job training hours.

Associate of Applied Science Degree - ** Catalog Listing
Lane's AAS degree in Electrical Apprenticeship Technologies can be earned once a student meets the requirements for both related training and general education.

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Building 1, Room 102
Lane Community College
4000 E. 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405
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