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Paid Apprenticeship - Electromechanical

Location: La Porte, TX, United States
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IPS is excited to announce our electromechanical apprenticeship program in Houston, TX. This program offers a competitive hourly pay rate, based on prevailing wage rates. Additionally, successful candidates can expect regular pay increases every 6 months, contingent upon meeting performance expectations. Join us as we invest in your growth and development!

IPSs Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide you with hands-on experience, mentorship from industry experts, and technical knowledge. Whether youre an aspiring engineer looking to gain practicalskills, or a driven individual interested in renewable energy, this program offers a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between classroom knowledge and real-world applications.

As an apprentice at IPS, you will be immersed in a dynamic learning environment that encourages curiosity, teamwork, and problem-solving. Youll have the chance to work alongside seasoned professionals who have a wealth of experience. From understanding the intricate details of wind turbine systems to mastering the art of electrical power testing, youll be exposed to a wide range of activities that will shape your skill set and pave the way for a promising future in the industry.

How does the program work?

The apprenticeship program is designed for anyone interested in mechanical or electrical trades (preferably electrical), STEM, and renewable energy. We have two apprenticeship entry levels first year entry and second year entry.

First year entry requires:

  • High school diploma or GED

Second year entry requires:

One of the following and proven competencies in safety, DC/AC theory, and entry-level electrical skills:

  • Graduate from an electrical-related high school or two-year program
  • Related military experience
  • Related industry experience

How long does the program last?

The apprenticeship program lasts approximately 2 to 4 1/2 years, depending on the discipline, and will be a combination of classroom hours and on-the-job training.

  • 4,000 10,000 on the job training hours
  • 360 720 classroom hours
    • 180 per year
    • 4 hours per week for 46 weeks

During this time, apprentices will be paid a progressively increasing schedule of wages based on job hours and related instruction. Pay is based on an established plan approved by the Department of Labor (DOL) program with performance-based raise increments every six months.

What type of training will you receive?

Apprenticeships provide support for targeted one-on-one learning. Someone is always available to answer your questions, show you how to perform a skill, and help you perfect techniques. You will have direct access to mentors, coaches, and colleagues who can help address your knowledge gaps, maximize your strengths, use specific instruction from your studies, and instantly apply it to real-world experience. We teach our apprentices skills aimed at the specific needs of our business and train you to meet specific industry and company standards. We ensure desired results by customizing apprentice duties and directing knowledge and outcomes, resulting in highly skilled employees.

What opportunities will you have when completed?

Upon graduation from either high school or technical school, our apprentices work for IPS full-time with all benefits. Depending on your program focus, you will be employed in our Electromechanical Service Center, as a Mechanic, Machinist, Winder or Industrial Field Service Technician, Power Management Division as an Electrical Testing Engineering Technician or in our Renewable Energy Division as a Wind Field Service Technician. There are also boundless opportunities for advancement outside of these fields in engineering, safety, continuing improvement, and all levels of leadership.


  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k Employer Match
  • Bonus Incentives
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Medical, Dental and Vision plans
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • And more!

IPS is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation. As a federal contractor, our company is committed to maintaining a safe and drug-free workplace. Candidates for this position are required to complete a pre-employment drug screen successfully. The drug screening process will include testing for substances that may impair one's ability to perform the job safely and effectively.