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Top 25 Electrician Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
Why did you want to be an electrician?
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Question 2 of 25
Tell me about your education.
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You have worked hard to get to this point, so talk about all the energy you put into your training! Explain your education by talking about the classroom and hands on experience that shows how you meet the qualifications. In order to meet the basic standards, you'll need your high school diploma or GED, and you'll need to complete an apprenticeship program that includes classroom and on the job training. Talk about what you learned specifically in your training that will prove you have what it takes. You can share an example of some of the work you learned to do during training and talk about your technical skills.
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Question 3 of 25
How well do you pay attention to details?
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"I have worked on some complicated problems in the past when doing repairs on old factory. I take a systematic approach to check for specific problems first. I know my tools and when to use them. When (X) issue came up I know (Y) would be the best approach."
The only way to prove you have impeccable attention to details is by painting a picture through giving a well articulated example. Electricians thrive on the details and if they miss them, it can cost time, energy and money! Here is the basic framework for answering this question: "I have worked on some complicated problems in the past when doing repairs on old factory. I take a systematic approach to check for specific problems first. I know my tools and when to use them. When (X) issue came up I know (Y) would be the best approach." Break it down. What details did you look for when you identified the problem? Were you successful in solving the problem by taking that approach? If you are so detailed oriented you should be able to offer up detailed examples. Take some time to prepare and think through how you have used your precision to sort through the issues like a fine toothed comb.
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Question 4 of 25
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
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"I hope to manage my own business, so I am taking a course to help me build my marketing skills. I also want to learn more about the commercial side, which is why I want to work for your company. Honing my skills on larger scale projects will help me grow in my knowledge to be successful on the projects I do with your company and in my future."
What are your goals? Maybe you want to start your own business. You might even aspire to work on larger scale projects in a management role. Use your electrician skills. Planning, strategy and ability to follow through are vital skills you'll need to be successful. How do you use those skills when setting and attaining a career goal? If your goal is to start your own business, what steps will you take to get there? "I hope to manage my own business, so I am taking a course to help me build my marketing skills. I also want to learn more about the commercial side, which is why I want to work for your company. Honing my skills on larger scale projects will help me grow in my knowledge to be successful on the projects I do with your company and in my future." Talk about the details. What skills and knowledge will you gain from this job you're applying for that will help you to accomplish your goal? Knowing how this new position will fit into your career goals and articulating that to your interviewer will help you score extra points!
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Question 5 of 25
What overall experience do you have in construction?
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Question 6 of 25
Why do you want to work for our team?
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Question 7 of 25
If I ask you to do something in a way you are not used to, how would you handle this?
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Question 8 of 25
What are your weaknesses?
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Question 9 of 25
How do you handle criticism?
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Question 10 of 25
Have you ever rewired a finished house?
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Question 11 of 25
What did you find difficult to do as an electrician when you were an apprentice? How have you learned to do this without feeling challenged by it?
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Question 12 of 25
How do you maintain positive relationships with building engineers and architects when working on a project?
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Question 13 of 25
Tell me about your customer service skills.
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Question 14 of 25
If you were rewiring one outlet in an older home, where all the other outlets had no ground, would you find a way to install a ground into the new outlet or just let it go?
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Question 15 of 25
What are your strengths?
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Question 16 of 25
Have you trained others on your team before?
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Question 17 of 25
Have you ever torn apart a computer or device to see how it works?
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Question 18 of 25
What steps do you take when troubleshooting?
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Question 19 of 25
What type of work environment do you find most challenging?
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Question 20 of 25
Have you ever messed up a three way switch, didn't test it, and realized after the drywall was finished?
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Question 21 of 25
What is the largest electrical project you have completed?
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Question 22 of 25
Tell me about a time when you made a mistake.
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Question 23 of 25
Have you ever fished wire?
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Question 24 of 25
Tell me about your experience as an electrician.
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Question 25 of 25
Have you ever completed a project that did not meet state or building regulations?
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Question 1 of 25
Why did you want to be an electrician?
User-Submitted Answers
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I have always been interest in electrical work, finding out how things work and the work is so vaired.
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I want to be an electrician since im a kid.
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Because I know alot about electricity.
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Its a profesion that I enjoy and make a good living out of it, easier to make a living even if you can not get a formal employment.
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I enjoy the challenges an electrician faces everyday. I also understand how important the job is, for residential jobs to commercial jobs.
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Every moment advancing and update skill.
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Because electrician is the one of the best stream in further future generation.
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Because it my aim to become a electrician.
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I have the passion for the job.
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Reliable and NEC standard skill.
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I enjoy working with my hands and problem solving. Also, my skills include an attention to detail and satisfaction at a job done quickly and efficiently.
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I am interested in this field.
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I enjoy working with my hands and mind, also I love peforming problem solving. Which are part of being an electrician. Also my skills include attention to detail and satisfaction at a job done quiltaly and efficently.
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I want to be an electrician because I like to use my knowladge to solve problem and also express my capaboilities.
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I want to be maintain electrical apparutes and design building electrical installation and I want to be control easly the energy or power.
Question 2 of 25
Tell me about your education.
User-Submitted Answers
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National vocational Diploma level4 electrical general and Grade 12
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Associates degree from New Castle School of Trade.
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A vocational graduate, as a Consumer Electronics & Electro-mechanical Technology.
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Trade tested as an electrician an I have N6
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OYAP Electrical at Central Tech.
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12th passed and iti electrician.
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Btech in electrical engineering.
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I have matric and after matric I did my n1-3 engineering science and mathematics at different colleges.
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3 years Diploma in Electrical engineering.
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Santigo High school Corona, Diploma Electrical Certification, Intercoast College.
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Diploma in electrical and electronics engineering.
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Bachelors of science degree in Diesel technology.
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I am electrical diploma holder.
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National certificate in electrical engineering level 2
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I have 15 months/ 1500 credit hours in the electrical field.
Question 3 of 25
How well do you pay attention to details?
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In these field paying attention is crucial, you can destroy or cause fatality if not paying attention.Listen and follow instruction always.
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Always, I found dealing with electricity you must be careful so your full attention is needed.
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Very well, paying attention to the details is key for doing the job right the first time.
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Very well, paying attention to the details is a key for doing the job right the first time.
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Very attentive, double checking or even triple checking your work is always a great idea.
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More careful and quick reaction.
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Very much so-on site there are a lot of moving parts between different trades, efficent work relies on communication. Noticing small details is important for planning too.
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As an electrician I have to be very aware of the details of the circuit requirements to properly size the circuits for new installations. I also have to be on the watch for clues to how to properly install circuits do to NEC regulations the require the designer to modify the circuit for different variables.
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I am very particular when it comes to details.
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I pay extra attention details by always checking for any small mistakes that I have missed because it could lead to a problem that could result in affecting your business.
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I need to pay a lot of attencion on my area, because is alectricity that we are talking so you know, any mistakes can take me to death.
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Very well, my attention is very detailed.
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Fast Inform to the management team.
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I pay attention to details very well. I have graduated from college in public relations which you must pay extra attention to every detail. Everything must be perfect of else, you will lose credibility.
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I believe that I am good at seeing the small things as well as the major issues.
Question 4 of 25
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
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I hope to see myself further my knowledge in the electrical field. I would like to work on bigger electrical projects. In the future from that, I would like to be the project manager.
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Being notice at my work place as a reliable person and a master in all that I do.
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If hired by your Electrically company, definitely working here. This has been a dream opportunity to receive this interview. I will be grateful and always appreciate the job if offered.
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Hopefully in the possition of a project manager with braod knowledge on my field in order to face my daily problems.
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I see myself being successful at your company at a higher position.
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As a leader in the industry at the level my abilities permit.
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Maximum success and updated life, skill for new world.
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Plan to work for a couple of years, then return to college to upskill.
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Working as an apprentice and bettering my craft.
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In the next three years I see myself to be one of the good electrician in the industry.
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I see myself as having learned all of the plant processes and how they relate to the different equipment as well as learning what equipment is most important to keeping the plant running smoothly.
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Hopefully learning a new trade on the job.
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I see myself in the next three years as a qualified electrician and hopefully for me to work for your company and being a member of your team. Or if the opportunity is not given I would join the army or RAF and to help me to progress myself into learning more about being an electrician.
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I see here in this company working with the maintenantece team and also in a different position from where I will start.
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I am like to take as my graduate as well as good and high posting in same fields.
Question 5 of 25
What overall experience do you have in construction?
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I have worked in construction since I was eighteen. I began my electrician education when I was twenty years old. After my first two years in construction, I helped an electrician on a few projects and knew I wanted to do this as a career.
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Ive done a few temp jobs ive worked in the field putting up dry wall and laying down tiles.
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I join my iti trenning. After my highschool. After I join a cantruction company. And I am continently in this lune since 8 years.
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Go through plans till practically completing the construction.
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Exciting life travelling tonew places working with and meeting new people of different cultures.
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I have a little experience in construction.
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I have been involved in both small projects as well as major installations. As an apprentice I worked on the construction of a completely new plant to process toner from the first power conduits to the installation of the machine control circuits.
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Rough in, pulling wire, running conduit.
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Well I havent participate in one yet, but I am open to.
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I have an house maintenance in wiring, electrician and plumbing in my own country.
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Not much, but I hauled planks of wood up a flight of stairs once, and mixed cement with sand and water once.
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3 year experience Floor Technical field.
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I have done some concrete and remodeling work.
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A lot of construction experience.
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I just work on a shop from there I learn and I have DAE Electrical.
Question 6 of 25
Why do you want to work for our team?
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I know your electric company has very good business and a strong reputation in the community. I know if I were hired by you guys, work will more than likely be there. I also feel, my work ethic and desire for perfection in the workplace meets your companies goals quite well.
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Strong teams are hard to find. I believe I would be a good addition to your team.
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In our team I should be lead to my team members.
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Satisfaction and maximum efficient of work.
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I excited about the field work and the experience I would be getting in working in a trade like this.
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Colleague says good company to work for oppurtunity to travel.
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From your archivements I have read from your websit, I have seen that you have a very good repiutations and a very good firm of current use of technology.
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I want to be know different kind of technology.
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I am extremely interested in the commercial aspect of this company, and would like to start and finish my career as an electrician with your company.
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My family has recently moved to the area and I found the city of Tampa to be very attractive, this lead me to search the job postings with the city.
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Because I feel that working for you is the best way to learn.
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I feel I would be an asset to the company by bringing a strong will to work, learn and make the company better.
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I want to work for your team as I see myself as a team player. Outside of all work and education I play a lot of sport which involves team work. I am a very determined young individual and am willing to learn a variety of new skills.
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Because this company is one of the best place to work, and I reallly like to work on my area.
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In my skills related your work so I would like work your team.
Question 7 of 25
If I ask you to do something in a way you are not used to, how would you handle this?
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Will ask questions why, and propose why can't we do it the otherway that I know or use to do it.
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I would accept the challenge and complete the task.
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I will try to manage go through instructions and get experienced persons Ideas.
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I will take my time to do it or ask you of the correct procedure to do it.
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I would be curious as to why you wanted me to do it that way, I would mention the way I normally would do the project, and hopefully at the end of the project I would have learned something new that I can apply to future projects.
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Doing it the way I was told.
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I will enquire and search abt the way to do it and complete it.
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I would have no problem with that as long as it was up to the appropriate code standard. I am always willing to find better and more efficient ways to do work.
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I wont do it then. If my safety and health is involve and it is against the safety and health regulations then I will refuse.
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Will accept the challenge because I will gain more knowledge and best way to do it.
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I will try by all means to do and finish.
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I would handle it very calm, do my research first understand a product be for I identify the problem.
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I inspect the thing first,
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Will take the order as it is.
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The best way that I possibly can.
Question 8 of 25
What are your weaknesses?
User-Submitted Answers
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I do not have any family members certified as an Electrician. However, I do have some family members that have a strong understanding for wiring a house properly.
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My youngest son of 28 years is the closest one I have in the trade. He is an 8 year fire alarm tech and very successful.
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Yes my father and uncles.
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I have a one brother that is an operator at a power plant, another that is an electrical engineer with a power company and a third that is an electrical chip designer.
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Yes, my father-in-law, he does marine communications.
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No, I choose this trade completely on my own.
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No. My dad was a carpenter so I learned other parts of different trades.
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No I dnt have any family in this field.
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Yes I have. My cousin and my uncle already working there in electrical fields.
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Yes my uncle and his son.
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I don't have any family members in this field which I think has pushed me more to do get into this industry.
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My father has his masters licence.
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I do not have any family in this field. My wife has a cousin in this field though.
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I am the only industrial electrician in my family.
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No I do not have any family memeber in this field but do have something in trades that sit side by side such as construction renovation plumbing heating an cooling .
Question 9 of 25
How do you handle criticism?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes we learn from our faults I might be upset but its a lesson learn from critics you improve and become better next time.
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Yes, my experience as an electrical apprentice taught me how to handle criticism very well.
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Looking for answers.
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Yes I believe everyone makes mistakes and its just another lesson learned.
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I take critism for any fault in positive way. Yes it feels bad for some time but its beneficial for me for long term as I learn from it.
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Yes, I see criticism as getting another point of view.
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Yes, to succeed you must learn from failures. It is the first step for my success.
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I see criticism as an opportunity to succeed in something I may need help with.
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Of course. It helps to better educate me on a topic and help me to perform the task more effectively the next time around.
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Yes, I believe constructive critisism is important, nobody is perfect.
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Welll, its no esay but I always try to see it in a chance to get por perfectionist.
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Yes I am take well and also need a one partner.
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Fest check for the Saul the problem next in form the management.
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Yes, I believe criticism is great. It shows your weaknesses and what you need to improve. In the end, you will be more well-rounded and a better team player, which gets the job done properly and safely.
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Yes I do. I think of it as learning a new concept.
Question 10 of 25
Have you ever rewired a finished house?
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Yes I have. It was a tedious process, but not as painful as I thought before I took on the job.
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No, I have only wired new construction homes.
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Why not I know all type job in electric line. I could better.
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Yes, the challenge was to not damage any exposed surfaces. The results was close to perfect. We discovered that planning the work and executing the plan assisted in this successful install.
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Yes I have experience renovation of wiring.
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Yes, I have done some bit of troblue shooting.
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Not completely. I have rewired basements with drop ceilings for a light project.
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Never rewired a finished house but have wired a new construction.
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No I have never rewired a finished house.
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No, but I have change wires that needed to be fixed.
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Yes I have rewired a finished house.
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Yes, I have did an house maintenance in wiring, electrician and plumbing in my own country.
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Yes very awkward leaving power on for tenants to use and furniture in way.
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No but I have rewired a condo with my classmate on The BCIT Campus.
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Yes, I have completed multiple rewires throughout my career. It is a very rewarding feeling to complete a rewire with minimal to no damage done to the house itself.
Question 11 of 25
What did you find difficult to do as an electrician when you were an apprentice? How have you learned to do this without feeling challenged by it?
User-Submitted Answers
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I had to assist in changing the wires in the weather head down to the meter. I found this situation a little difficult, after completing the task, I had the confidence to do this on my own in the future.
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Bending conduit, I took my work home and practiced.
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Change, I realized that change is usually a path for new success.
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Theoretically learnt something practically can not be apply. Learn by experience.
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Thus understanding the laws.
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Some difficult on maintaining sealed apparatus.
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I was never an apprentice.
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How to calculate voltage and read the diagram electrical.
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Balance work load.... Look for priorities.
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I if there is an any difficulties I have take an additiolnal help from my partner.
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Learning the different types of gates in electronics and the codes in computer programming.
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Dharangadhara pipe company.
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I have difficult in apprentice because I work hard.
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To reach a goal limit and to work as a team.
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Reading a wiring diagram. I learned all the symbols and how it should put together to draw schematic diagram.
Question 12 of 25
How do you maintain positive relationships with building engineers and architects when working on a project?
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I am always thinking only in my job finishing or end with project.
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I like to be the best I can possibly be. Working hard and smart is something I do well.
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Minimum period of time maximum outcome with safety on standerd.
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Defend on situation maximum efficient work.
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I do not like to be interupted when working.
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Yes, I can make it good cooprative with my colegues and boss.
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When I am given an assignment, I try and determine the easiest way to install the circuit, once I have determined that, I will work hard but smart to get it done.
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I am an easy person to work with.
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Very hard worker. I would work as much as the company requires.
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Very hard working I do what is the very best in my job.
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Work and finish task within time frame.
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I knoweldge I can do work.
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I can worke hard as much as possible.
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This has to be a number one priority to complete assignments. Persistence is the answer to be a reliable worker, person and coach.
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I can complete my given task in time then that can show how hard worker I am.
Question 13 of 25
Tell me about your customer service skills.
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Not yet met such difficult in field.
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Thus was installation of dtanding panel boards.
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Installing bell annuncetor.
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The most difficult job I was asked to do was to install two new vault doors in our plant. It was difficult because the primary trade was not electrical.
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CAPSTONE II project because it required me to troubleshoot microcontrollers by feeding it programs and wiring and rewiring the whole projects.
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Rectification and changes made and finishing timeline... However we were able to finish it.
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I was quite young when I started my apprenticeship, I delivered pizza, worked at a marina and in a lumber yard. However my hardest job through my childhood was for sure working for my grandpa, he was a perfectionist and worked longer days than I knew possible at the time.
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Working in high voltage substation.
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Working in a very cold environment.
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Trouble shooting in the atip.
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Programming generator to SMA sunny lsland inverter.
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Understanding electrical daigram.
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Praxair. Many different sources of danger to understand. Pressure, heat, flow, chemical exposure and calibrations that we recordable.
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Nothing was difficult to me.
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Chasing the Target as a production incharge in an electrical lights manufacturing company.
Question 14 of 25
If you were rewiring one outlet in an older home, where all the other outlets had no ground, would you find a way to install a ground into the new outlet or just let it go?
User-Submitted Answers
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It would depend on the equipment being installed. Code allows the installation of a GFI receptacle or a 2 wire receptacle to be installed as a replacement.
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I would run a new line to the outlet and suggest to the home owner that they should consider rewiring the house as ungrounded receptical are very dangerous.
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Install it into the ground.
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Yes I'm okay, I can learn a lot from doing that.
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I would defenaty install a ground in a new outlet. Safety is my number one priority.
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Inspect first and find away.
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Install a gfci outlet at first outlet. Open all outlet to confirm and run a wire from outlet to outlet to complete 2 ways.
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I find a way for that ground and I ill install the ground.
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I would run a new wire to a grounding location.
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I will full of my experience.
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Yes I will find a way to install a ground.
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Ya, I will find, else I will install new ground.
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I would defiantly find a way to install a ground for all outlets, because in not doing so would mean the job is not safe.
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Find the way to install a ground.
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If it is possible I would try to install a ground or find something to ground it to.
Question 15 of 25
What are your strengths?
User-Submitted Answers
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When you take longer to locate a fault and everybody is loooking or waiting for you. Electrical fault can stop or hault production, the pressure is not good.
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Nothing special. Every difficulties and dislikes brings me good experience.
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Still some companies using old technology . Is that is not safe and not good quality.
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Oppurtunities for less exerienced is less.
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You will always get new challenges and you have to overcome them.
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I don't dislike anything about being an electrician this is what I like to do.
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Because of advancing technology l come across of very complicated machine which makes feel dislike being electrician.
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I have 13 years experience.
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The construction vs economy and work fluctuations. Hard on family and job outlooks.
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Carrying the tool kit and all.
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One thing always threats me regarding safety.
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Nothing to dislike because this is a my profession.
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Crawling under houses with lots of spiders.
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The satisfaction of building things.
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Running wire in a isulated attic when its already 90 degrees outside and its 10 times hotter up there but warter breaks and rotating out is the key keeping hydrated to get the job done.
Question 16 of 25
Have you trained others on your team before?
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Yes a person need an extra hand and sometime learn from others.
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Yes you learn from others and a person need an extra hand sometimes.
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I have experience work with multi nationalities, Only important for me responsibility other than work group.
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I enjoy working in groups much more than working alone, I am a people person.
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Absolutely, working with someone else allows your minds to collaborate and work as a team to find the best way to complete a job.
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Yes I am a great team player. Working with others means more knowledge.
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Yes. I like having a second person and believe there is a safety factor with 2 competent persons. We have to work with other trades safely and effectively in order to be productive.
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Yes I am okay working with other people.
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Yes. It dosent matter for me.
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Absolutely. Great team work means light work for all.
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Yes it makes the job easier and gets it done faster.
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I am perfectly fine working with other people. I consider myself a team player.
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I like to work with others.
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Yes and I'm extremely easy to get along with.
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Too much cause is where I learn much from different mind.
Question 17 of 25
Have you ever torn apart a computer or device to see how it works?
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I believe I am a hardworker dependable a fast learner and I want a challenging career that will eventually lead to me expanding in your company.
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Yes I have, it was a sound amplifier at home,I found it complecated at first yet it was so fascinating when I managed to see what was taking place inside there.
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Yes I have good experience in computer hardware engineering also I have followed complete course for it.
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Any computer programmer is there I believe.
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So many workers are there then I have no problem.
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I can worke hard as much as possible.
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More electrical devices such as fuses, tools, switches, car parts, troubleshooting components.
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Yes. I tried to did that its interesting for me but I never found someone to teach me how to do it.
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Yes Iam a diploma holder in computer science.
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Yes, when I was a kid I would always do this.
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When I was a kid yes but not sence then just loved to see how things worked when I was a kid and still do now thats what started my passion for electrical work.
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I can't say that I have done that. I think it would be interesting to see how things like that operate. I would just hope that I can get it back together the correct way so it continues to work like it did.
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I work on my personal electronics on a regular basis, but would not take apart a working device unless it was to upgrade the device.
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Yes but it was an a/v amplifier.
15.
I have torn apart a motor to repair some wire but while doing so I was able to see how the parts would work together.
Question 18 of 25
What steps do you take when troubleshooting?
User-Submitted Answers
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The work load can be challenging sometime and mostly technology keep on changing, new equipment coming up now and then a person need to keep learning new stuff.
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Trouble shooting Motivation Hardworking Good team player.
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The different environments and job sites. They always provide new challenges and experiences.
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Observation, research and resolve fault very interest.
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The troubleshooting, I have found that every problem is a new adventure that tests my skills to see how quickly I can solve it.
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You always have to find new ideas.
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New equipment and how it works.
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All electrical installation is challenging for me.
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Making mistakes on wiring diagrams.
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I can worke hard as much as possible.
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This field has a lot of differs abilities to become familiar with. You constantly have different things to know and understand. You have to be flexible to be a good electrician.
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Finding faults in the machinery and sloving abt that fault.
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Nothing if you work as per norm with safety.
14.
Always something new to learn and such a large variety of things to remember.
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Be alert all the time, safety first.
Question 19 of 25
What type of work environment do you find most challenging?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes, I worked for a few years with a company that wired commercial spaces before.
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Yes I am primarily a commercial industrial electrician.
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I have spent my entire career in heavy industry.
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Yes resterants malls strip clubs some wallmarts stores.
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I have not worked on commercial buildings before, but I would like to add such experience to my resume someday.
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I have learned somethings about commercial in school but no I have never worked in a commercial building before.
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Yes, including running the conduit.
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When the supervisors aren't clear on what is going on. Redoing work because of changes.
Question 20 of 25
Have you ever messed up a three way switch, didn't test it, and realized after the drywall was finished?
User-Submitted Answers
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No, but I have ran into difficulty with an old wiring of a three way switch. I still have yet to discover the problem. At some point three way switches were made differently, and I have yet to figure out an answer for how to use the existing wire for a new three way switch.
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No I was taught early on to ring out all circuits that will become inaccessible. You must always check your work.
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Yes. I wired my dads house and the first room I started in had two ceiling fans and 2 lights. I crossed the 2 3 wires but changed back when terminating.
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No I have messed two way switch on after a dry wall.
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Yes. I did it many times. But at last I learned from my mistakes.
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I never work in three phase because I m fresh candidate I do work in single phase in 6 month.
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I haven't had too much experience with a three way switch.
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No never before I test and do final fix.
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I have never had that happen to me.
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No - always test before you finish up the job.
Question 21 of 25
What is the largest electrical project you have completed?
User-Submitted Answers
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Upgrading of the minning plant and rewiring of the motor control centre on a marine mining vessel.
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I managed a 12 million dollar mall. We installed the electrical for the site, all shells and a dozen build outs for a ground up mall. At one time we had 95 employees on site and completed the task under budget and within the schedule given. This included approximately 40 change orders generated by the owner and architect of record.
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I have experience of stabilize new sub stations for ABB in Qatar.
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Substation puting 400kva transformer and installing.
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I designed and install a PLC controlled system to automatically adjust the power to a three phase electric arc smelter.
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It was a a thermoforming simulator, the thermoforming is a procces which the plastics are heated then when it can blen you give then form, so I usa PLC the machine.
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Wiring three phase motors.
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No I have maintenance a house technician.
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CAPSTONE II, where my team built a voice recognizing robot for a final project.
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630kva uss and installation of 320 kva dg set.
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I was the site manager/electrical superintendent for a 22 million dollar project in Alberta. We installed all underground services for a camp near Fort McMurray as well as installed the fire pump building, potable water plant and waste water plant, which dispersed into our effluent field.
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Wiring a motor control board.
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A bunggalow house with 15 bulb, 13 convinent outlet, 1 special pourpose outlet, 2 1 horse power airconditioning unit.
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Installation of 110KVA solar plant.
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I didn't complete any largest projects but I done in college.
Question 22 of 25
Tell me about a time when you made a mistake.
User-Submitted Answers
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I made a few mistakes before where I tighten a roman connector too tight and it actually pinched the wires. That is something you need to experience first hand and you will always remember from there on out to never tighten any type of connectors too tight as they may pinch the wires.
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The terminals on devices, for example load in load out.
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I used to not like working with difficult people, now I like the challenge to help pull them out of their frustration. I found that people that are difficult are that way temporarily due to something in their past. I have not seen anyone that did not eventually change their ways.
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Every mistakes that I met not met second time. Gained those to experience.
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Not reading the circuit correctly.
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Being slowly when I was writing ttb test. Now I was learn a lot.
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Rushing is the number one mintage. The key is take your time and do you job properly the first time.
8.
Always wear protected suit.
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Poor earthing in one of step up tranformer.
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Safety. Injury reports, tool box talks, personel mistakes such a wire pulls, rigging, troubleshooting approaches to certain problems. Installation of equipment.
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Neutral missing, and grounding problem.
12.
I have made some minor mistake in my lab in my college.
13.
Not showing up for work because I miss read my schedule. To always write down my schedule.
14.
When I was in learning position that time I make a wrong connection in a light and light was burn.
15.
Never get complacent with electricity. Always respect it and always follow procedures to stay safe.
Question 23 of 25
Have you ever fished wire?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes I have several time trashing the control wires.
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Many times through many different conduits, walls, wireway and you name it.
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Yes. Lots in residential and commercial. In panels, conduit, houses, walls, crawl spaces, attics.
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I have fished wire a couple times when I was going to College.
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Yes I have it can be hard at times.
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I have fished wire only once and that was at Erie institute of technology.
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This is a very common task in our field.
Question 24 of 25
Tell me about your experience as an electrician.
User-Submitted Answers
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9 Years in various enviroments.
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8yeara experience india.
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I presently have 28 years and counting. This profession offers change and challenges every day.
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I have 5 + years of experience.
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15 years in industrial machines.
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Over 10 years with a mexican company but with job corps and collage and side jobs id say 5 years.
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Unfortunately, I only have one year of experience because of my schooling.
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Seven years of experience.
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I cant say for sure but I have a couple years in maybe two because of school.
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Overall I think it is a rewarding career. I feel like I make a difference. You are able to see the end product of your hard work. And the opportunity to teach is great.
Question 25 of 25
Have you ever completed a project that did not meet state or building regulations?
User-Submitted Answers
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If you ever installed something that required a permit but did not submit for a permit you have just broken a code requirement.
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I have worked my entire career in a heavy industrial plant where violating codes can get somebody killed. Almost all of the projects I have designed or worked on exceeded the code requirements. The code is a minimum design and intentionally violating it probably means you are not a qualified electrician.
3.
Nothing, draw the plan first before ido my work.
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Generator installation, by not reading installation manual.
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Inspections have to be completed. Proper installation is a must. Sizing wire and branch circuits is critical. Labeling is very helpful for all involved.
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No. Must always follow code in Electrical practice, otherwise you will be doing a unsafe job.
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No I have not I dont belive in not following the code the national electrical code is updated every three years for my safty and others and in not following it.
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I have always tried to stay within code.
9.
No I always do everything to code.
10.
Star pointing an earth with a neutral inside a d. B board it is not allowed to done by it must be done by Eskom or municipality only at their side.
11.
I have done something that wasn't done to code I used a drywall screw for my ground because I couldn't put anything else in to replace.

About Electrician

August 26th, 2017

Electricians specialize in performing the full suite of electrical-related tasks from installing and testing to maintaining and repairing electrical fixtures, wiring, and equipment. During their work day, they may install or inspect electrical systems and equipment, connect wiring to transformers and circuit breakers, identify the cause of breakdowns or diagnose and repair faulty systems.
In addition to having thorough knowledge of electricity, electrical systems, and individual electrical components, electricians must also have knowledge of building and road construction materials as well as knowledge of how to use different types of tools and equipment that is used on the job. Above all, they must have thorough knowledge of public safety protocol, which includes safety measures, policies, and equipment that may be required to safeguard people, property, and data during any electrical mishap.
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