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MANUFACTURING PLANT ELECTRICIAN
Oregon Apprenticeship Guide
 
Job Description
This apprenticeship leads to the Limited Journeyman Manufacturing Plant Electrician license. 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.
 
Working Conditions
The work is done primarily indoors, but often requires climbing, working on ladders, and operating mechanical lifts. Hazards include electrical shocks and burns.
 
Wages
Beginning apprentices start at approximately 50 to 70 percent of the journey-level wage. Upon successful completion of required class work and on-the-job hours, wages increase about every six months, until journey-level rate is achieved.
 
Length of Apprenticeship
The apprenticeship lasts about four to five years. Apprentices must complete a minimum of 120 to 200 related classroom hours per year and 8,000 to 10,000 on-the-job training hours. Journey-level manufacturing plant electricians are required to get a state license by taking an exam from the Oregon Building Codes Division.
 
Minimum Qualifications
Apprenticeship applicants must be at least 18 years of age. 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 the equivalent post high school algebra course with a passing grade of ´C´. Local apprenticeship committees may require additional qualifications.
 
These programs are only open to employees of training agents already registered with the local apprenticeship committees. Requirements vary among programs.
 
Apprenticeship Committees  

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MA# 1009 West Linn Paper Co TATC
503-557-6503
Area 1
MA# 1018 Metro Manufacturing Plant Electricians JATC
971-722-5651
http://www.pcc.edu/programs/apprenticeship/mpe-admin/
kcloud@pcc.edu 
Area 1
MA# 1064 Blount Inc Technical JATC
503-653-4331
Area 1
MA# 1081
Boeing Portland JATC
503-676-1780
Area 1
MA# 1093
SP Newsprint Co. - Pacific Region TATC
503-538-2151
Area 1
MA# 1095
Leupold and Stevens of Beaverton JATC
503-646-9171
Area 4
MA# 1104
Georgia Pacific Electrical Trades JATC
503-455-3338
Area 1
MA# 1112
Willamette Industries Warrenton JATC
503-861-2261
Area 1
MA# 1117
Boise Cascade JATC
503-397-9416
Statewide
MA# 1121
Blue Heron Paper Company JATC
503-650-4236
Area 1
​MA# 1148 ​SUNEDISON JATC                                                   503-208-7843 ​Area 1 - Multnomah County only
MA# 1155
Toyo Tanso USAElectrical JATC
503-661-7700 x232
Area 1
MA# 1173
Western Star TMP JATC
503-745-7150
Area 1
MA# 1244
North Coast Electrical JATC
541-344-6473
Area 1
MA# 2008
Mid-Willamette Industrial Electrical JATC
541-689-1913
www.oregonapprentice.org
Area 1, 2
MA# 2038
Georgia Pacific TAC
541-336-8389
Area 2
MA# 3004
Eugene Industrial Electrical TATC
541-318-0703
Area 3
MA# 3042 National Frozen Foods JATC
541-967-8747
Area 2
MA# 4001
Coos Bay Industrial Electrical TAC
541-756-4307
Area 4
MA# 4011
Roseburg Industrial Electrical JATC
541-440-4605
Area 4
MA# 5005
Rogue Industrial Electrical TATC
541-245-7900
Area 5
MA# 6002
Lamb-Weston TATC
541-278-5854
Area 6
MA# 6008
Ontario TATC
541-889-7355
Area 6
MA# 6016
Eastern Oregon Industrial TATC
541-278-5854
Area 6, 7
MA# 6020
Boise Cascade/WCIW Northeast Oregon TATC
541-278-5854
Area 6
MA# 6026
Hermiston Foods Inc TATC
541-278-5854
Area 6
MA# 7004
Central Oregon TATC
541-279-1543
Area 7
MA# 7010
Burns-Hines TATC
541-888-7232
Area 7
MA# 7016
Klamath Basin Industrial TATC
541-882-3521 x235
Area 5
MA# 7025
Bright Wood Industrial Electrical TATC
541-475-2234
Area 7
 
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