Electric Motor Systems Technician


$22,880 - $32,760



At a glance

An Electric Motor Systems Technician is a skilled worker who tests, rebuilds, and repairs electric motors, generators, transformers, controllers, and other related electric equipment used in commercial, industrial, and institutional establishments. An electric motor winder will test and disassemble the equipment, repair or replace defective and worn components, and reassemble and test the equipment to ensure it meets specifications.

An Electric Motor Systems Technician must perform tasks competently and safely in a shop environment. Some of the duties include:

  • Diagnosing problems
  • Stripping of equipment
  • Repairing, rebuilding and testing electrical equipment including motors, generators, transformers, and control equipment
  • Rewinding motors of varying sizes
  • Using appropriate testing equipment
  • Using hand and power tools
  • Insulating operations
  • Taking data

Work environment

Work environments for construction careers can be located outdoors or indoors or both. Work hours may vary as well. Some positions are seasonal while others are all year round, but part-time. Other positions are project-based and may require you to work full-time until the project is complete. And, of course there are careers that have full-time hours all year round.

Below is a list of workplaces where you might find opportunities to gain apprenticeship hours and/or experience. (Source: Apprenticeship Manitoba Handbook and Manitoba Prospects)

  • Electrical repair shops
  • Manufacturing plants

Other conditions: N/A

Mini Skills Assessment

If you answer YES to the questions below, then a career as a Electric Motor System Mechanic may be right for you!

  • Do you have an interest in electronics and electronic motors?
  • Do you possess good manual dexterity skills?
  • Do you have strong mathematical ability?

Essential Skills Profiles

The Government of Canada Job Bank has identified Nine Literacy and Essential Skills (Reading, Writing, Document Use, Numeracy, Computer Use, Thinking, Oral Communication, Working with Others, and Continuous Learning).

Below you will find links to the Essential Skills Profiles for this occupation and/or related ones.


Below you will find the annual salaries for apprentices and journeypersons for Electric Motor System Technician.

Minimum for Apprentices

Skills Booklet 2016, Skills Canada/Manitoba


Average for Journey Persons

Skills Booklet 2016, Skills Canada/Manitoba

$26,208 - $32,760

For more information on apprenticeship wages, visit


Note: To receive the most up-to-date information about satisfying apprenticeship level requirements, contact Apprentice Manitoba or visit http://www.gov.mb.ca/wdis/apprenticeship/index.html

Electronic Motor System Technician

Program Length (Minimum Years)

4 years

Level Requirements

Required Hours for each level (L)

L1: 1, 500 hours L2: 1, 500 hours

L3: 1, 500 hours L4: 1, 500 hours

Technical Training/Year (weeks in class)

Y1: 8 weeks Y2: 8 weeks Y3: 8 weeks Y4: 8 weeks

Additional Licensing


Trades Qualification Requirements (minimum experience required)

Minimum years of experience required

(within last 10 years)

6 years

Minimum hours experience required

9, 000 hours

Practical Exam required


Red Seal Trade available


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