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Laborer at Countrywide

The main thing you need to know is which gage of wire and which ones is positive and negative

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Jose Trejo
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Maintenance Technician at International Paper

Go to school and learn electrical theory and how to apply it in the field

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patrick bondy
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Thats very basic.....

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Bron Prat
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Sole Proprietor at Xross Craft Services Llc

If you know someone in the company, you don't have to have any skills at all just cell phone knowledge, Just know I send those guys home who don't wish to be at work. Just be sure you register for an apprentice licenses at TDLR.com if in Texas before applying. Hand Tool knowledge will help a lot, also they wish everyone had conduit bending skills. offsets, 90 stub-ups, 3 point saddles, 4 point saddles, and combined (offset at both end- 3 point saddle in middle) with (one stick of 10' EMT). with a one-shot bender. You can practice with 1/2" EMT. Hickey bender is a plus but hardly used. Must measure and bend where tolerance is 1/8th" or less to your target. No dog-legs. Level and plumb when up against a wall. This is what they did for a lab in trade school. You can learn from youtube.

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Gary Lukens
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Senior Electrician at Fort Knox

Depends on the state and the job. Hard rock mines don’t require a licensed electrician. If you’re looking at residential work go see your local IBEW electrical union. It’s between 4 and 5 year apprenticeship program.

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Bruce Landeck
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Tower Foreman at Sac Wireless

Depending on the experience you have whether you're starting as a new electrician which is an apprentice program usually, but there are also employers who will hire you in and teach you the ropes. If you take this route be sure and keep track of all of your hours as you need I believe depending on state between 4,000 and 6,000 hours to be eligible to take the journeyman's exam. But as I said it depends on each state as my journeyman's card is only good for Clark county in Las Vegas Nevada as their standards for the NEC code is more stringent due to the casinos and case of the MGM catching on fire the standards have really went up there anyway you can also start roping houses which is pretty boring the best bet is to try to get on for the local electricians union as they will put you through their apprentice program while you're getting paid but a lot of employers will also do this and some won't even require you to do the ABC anyway hopefully this was helpful the main thing is to have some pep in your step and be on time and show some initiative initiative while working and take all the drugs that you can possibly take handle LOL

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Darcy Martinez
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1 safety 2.comon scence 3 never work on charged devices. 4 pay attention to what your workng on and your surroundings. 5. When in doubt ask. 6.Follow up . Go over your work. Inspect it's done, right to code. 7 go I over steps one threw seven. 8. Learn something everyday.

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Osmani Enriquez
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Essambler Electrician at Ga Braun Inc

Deseos de trabajar, abierto a entender nuevas formas de trabajo y aceptar codigos electricos en NEC es de gran ayuda ya q USA tiene un National Electrical code donde hay una serie de normativas a seguir hablar ingles o aprenderlo y empezar de helper o ayudante

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Michael choate
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Unlimited Electrical Journeyman

The skills are a wide range of common knowledge. The knowledge is a learned trait. You will need to be familiar with general principles of construction. Applying a variety of NEC rules qnd recommendations. You as an apprentice will train/learn each day for a set of time.

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Nicholas Mongelli
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Electrician Lineman Wireman at Braun Electric

Most companies require Apprenticeship either provided by Union/College/Trade school. Because whether Industrial/Commercial or Residential. You have a written code you must follow and things differ. Skills are gained from schooling and hands on. Also there is many factions of the Electrical industry. Wire side, Line side, Instrumentation, Solar, etc. Skills differ between which field your in.

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