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Oregon Apprenticeship Guide - Instrument Mechanic & Repairer
IntallRepair.pngJob Description
Some limited energy electricians in the industrial setting are also called industrial instrument mechanics or instrument repairers. They install, maintain, replace and repair electrical systems and equipment of under 100 volt-amperes in an industrial setting. The work includes the use of pneumatic control instruments for electronic and pneumatic calibration.
Journey-level limited energy electricians must qualify for a state license by taking an exam from the Oregon Building Codes Division.
Working Conditions
This work is done both indoors and outdoors, and is very active. It can be dirty and strenuous, with considerable standing, bending and reaching under sometimes cold, wet conditions. It is common to work in confined crawl spaces and at great heights. Tools used include electrical metering devices, cable pulling devices, electrical hand tools, soldering tools, hammers, drills and side cutters.
Minimum Qualifications
Apprenticeship applicants must be at least 17 years of age to apply, and 18 to begin the program. In addition, they must provide proof of high school graduation or general education development (GED) equivalent, and complete at least one year of high school algebra or post high school algebra course with a passing grade of ´C´. Apprenticeship committees may require additional qualifications.
This program is only open to employees of training agents registered with the local apprenticeship committees.
Apprenticeship Committees  

MA# 1104


Georgia Pacific Electrical Trades JATC

Phone: 503-455-3338
Area 1

MA# 2009


Mid-Willamette Industrial TATC

Phone: 541-917-4636
Area 1, 2

MA# 3022


Southern Will-Valley Limited Energy Electrical JATC

Phone: 541-636-3592
Area 3, 4, 5


Portland State Office Building: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 1045 - Portland, OR 97232
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