Electrical system fitter

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In Germany and Austria, an electrical system fitter denotes a profession and the associated apprenticeship in electrical engineering . Electrical system fitters plan, assemble, install, maintain and repair electrical and electronic devices and systems.

job profile

Employers are electrical installation companies, energy supply (engineering) companies, transport companies and special maintenance and service companies. Electrical system fitters work there in the assembly and installation of systems for energy supply technology, control and regulation technology , signaling technology and lighting technology. Further tasks are the inspection and maintenance of these systems and equipment . The requirements often change fairly quickly with the state of the art. New computer control programs and bus systems require constant training.



The training period is three years and ends with the final exam . The training takes place in the dual system both in the company and in the vocational school . It was recognized by the "Ordinance on Vocational Training for Electrical System Fitters" of June 17, 1997.


In Austria, plant electrician was the official designation until June 30, 2010. On July 1, 2010, a more flexible training regulation came into force, which is organized modularly and is intended to create more professional flexibility within the industry. In the new modular apprenticeship electrical engineering , apprentices are trained for three and a half or four years. The modular apprenticeship comprises a mandatory two-year training in the basic module of electrical engineering and a year and a half in the main module of plant and operating technology . The three other main modules are: electrical and building technology, energy technology or automation and process control technology. In a further half year of training, apprentices can complete one of the other main modules or special modules. Apprentices complete their vocational training with the final apprenticeship examination and can train to become a master .

Patron saint

Barbara von Nicomedia is among others the patron saint of electricians.

Individual evidence

  1. Text of the ordinance for Germany, valid since 1997
  2. Electrical Engineering Training Ordinance ( Memento of the original from January 23, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF file; 499 kB) of the Austrian Ministry of Economic Affairs, valid since July 1, 2010  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.bmwfj.gv.at
  3. Barbara von Nikomedien on www.heiligenlexikon.de . Accessed June 8, 2011

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