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whats does a typical day look like at your job ?

Hi my name Is Charles I was wonder what a typical day look like as a electrician. #electrical #manufacturing #electrical engineering

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Kevin’s Answer

To be honest the typical day of an electrician depends on the company you work for and in what industry. I work mostly on the controls side in the oil and gas industry so it could be anything from diagnosing and replacing a bad motor (mostly smaller 460 volt motors 1/2 hp to 75 hp), to tracing unmarked wires in a vendor supplied package that could serve any number of purposes.
There is a lot of troubleshooting and trying to pinpoint failed devices.
Most days are a pretty relaxed pace until something goes wrong and then you have to be pretty quick in your diagnosis and repair.

I work weekends with an electrical contractor in Roswell, NM and we do things more on the residential side. The pay is a lot less, the pace is a lot quicker, and you had best be prepared to work hard.
A typical day with them could be building a new service entrance on the side of the house, outfitting a house with hard wired smoke detectors for a new owner, crawling through an attic running new wires for lights, and other things of that nature, or like recently rewiring the new baggage conveyors controls out at the airport.

My recommendation is if you are serious about pursuing a career in electrical, don't stop at just electrical. Branch out and have other specialties so that you have some variety in where you can work, and also more value to your employer.
After becoming a journeyman electrician, I went back to school for instrumentation and controls, then again for automation, and yet again for HVAC and Refrigeration (given that many HVAC issues are electrical control problems, having a background in the vapor refrigeration side means I've got a good source to draw on when troubleshooting those units). Also have a lineman journeyman license too.
Variety in your work makes the days much more exciting.

PS, get used to working at heights.

Hope that helps
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Marlin’s Answer

My day at work is busy all the time ,I work as a teller in Citizens bank I have a good team my day goes by very fast
i have a lot of responsibilities ,every day you learn something new so it is always interesting ,I love my job and My co workers.
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Nisarg’s Answer

As a Software Developer, My daily life is like attending meetings, standup, collaborating with my coworkers, and coding. the software developer does not mean you need to do coding all day.
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