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Information Interview for Electrician?

How do you personally feel about employee relations, regarding the boss and the employee working together as a team in this field?

What are the most important skills (as an Electrician) I should bring to my future employer?

Why is teamwork important to have in the Electrical field ?


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For people starting out I think it is very important. The owner or manager is going to be training you. Not only about company policy, but as an electrician. I worked for an individual that depending on the job had myself and 2-4 other people. Also I did not go to a trade school, so he taught me everything about being an electrician. Even if you go to a trade school there is a lot of technique you can pick up on the job. While a lot of work can be done as an individual, larger jobs running pipe or pulling wire are done in teams. So getting along with the person at the other end is kind of important.

For skills - communication (listening and talking) are important. You need to fully understand what your manager or customer is asking you to do. Not just superficially, but deep down. There may be technical issues or installation problems (holes in the wall, etc), that they are not aware of. That explaining and talking through, may lead to other ways of implementing the job. Or at least no surprises. A willingness to learn and admit that you don't know something. Or if you thought you knew how to perform a job and then you realize you don't, to stop and talk though what needs to be done. Mistakes can lead to injury or equipment damage. Of course you need a certain level of mechanical skill. While trade school or learning on the job will teach you many things, being handy with tools goes a long way.

An additional thought on teamwork. Often you are working with other trades or around other trades. Plumbers and HVAC duct folks always seem to be competing for the same holes through the walls. Or cutting holes through the carpenters beams. Being able to negotiate with them just makes the day go smoother.
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