Industrial Electrician (f/m)

Roles and responsibilities in overview

Industrial electricians carry out all tasks for the assembly, wiring and commissioning as well as the maintenance of electrical and electronics equipment and control systems.

You will develop electrical and electronic switchgear, and calculate the necessary components yourself. You will put together the necessary documentation for the switchgear yourself and then assemble the individual components to produce a functioning finished unit. You will carry out relevant measurements for the function check and document these. You are responsible for commissioning electrical machines as well as control units and controllers and will do this independently. You will select electrical wires and connect these to the assemblies in the correct manner.

Industrial electricians independently carry out their role subject to the relevant regulations and safety rules and co-ordinate their work with upstream and downstream parts of the business. You are an electrician for the purposes of the accident prevention regulations.

Employment opportunities are primarily in the electrician and electrical industry with the relevant product and power spectrum. The work is predominantly based in workshops or on the factory floor, or carrying out installation work on construction sites or in customer service.


  • Secondary school education

Training content

  • The creation and application of technical documentation
  • Fundamentals of manual and machine metalworking
  • Mounting and wiring components to assemblies
  • Finishing, routing and connecting wires
  • The creation, servicing and maintenance of building systems
  • Control technology with hard-wired relay logic and PLCs
  • Control technology, pneumatics and electropneumatics
  • Producing and populating circuit boards
  • Mounting and wiring control units and controllers
  • Measuring and inspecting components and assemblies

Length of apprenticeship

  • 2 years

Future roles

  • The manufacture and repair of electromechanical and electronic components, assemblies and equipment for energy and communication technology

Further training opportunities (in-service)

  • Specialist courses and workshops
  • Assessor aptitude test
  • Time and motion technician
  • Foreman
  • Technician
  • Technical specialist
  • Industrial MBA