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  1. M

    Just saying hello!

    Hi all, I’m a trained telecom engineer, the old stuff with moving parts, relays and electromagnets! My interest now is domestic electrics. I’ve recently converted our garage into living accommodation and it’s been fun doing that. I had the job independently approved which was very satisfying as...
  2. R

    Route to Approved Electrician From Elec bias Maintenance Engineer

    Hi All, I hope this ok/right place to post. I’m currently a maintenance engineer in the food and beverage industry. I do help out a few qualified electrician mates every now and then when they are mad busy. We have spoke about the prospect of going into business together. So I have completed...
  3. E

    As a Maintenance Engineer were should i go from here ?

    I Have my level 3 in Engineering and have worked in maintenance (Fitter,mechanical,PPMs) for 3 years however, i have been planning to change careers for a while now. Due to the recent "Pandemic" it has allowed me to deliberate the path i want to take as i do not see a long career working night...
  4. L

    HVAC Engineer - Essex

    Our client is a global facilities management and building services organisation who has a very successful HVAC division. They now have the need for an experienced Commercial Gas/ HVAC Engineer to join the company and cover a newly won, major UK retailer contract. The successful Engineer will...
  5. C

    LED Lighting

    Hi,Im just a fresher as design engineer. While browsing, I read that 330ohms resistor has to be placed parallel across an LED light, can someone tell me if it is necessary and why?
  6. B

    18th edition for gas engineer

    Hi, Newbie on here so be gentle! So I’m a commercial gas engineer with over 20 years experience, so know my way around control panels etc and work on the electrical side on a daily basis, but have no formal training in electrics at all (don’t actually know how this is allowed!) anyway I am...
  7. gazdkw82

    Any recommendations - structural engineer

    Can anyone reccomend a structural engineer around Leicestershire way? I need someone to do the calcs for RSJ's on a 2 storey and loft extension. I assume it would only need to be Leicestershire if a site visit was needed. Thanks
  8. Pete999

    Qualified Electrical Engineer

    What are the minimal Qualifications to become a qualified Electrical Engineer????
  9. W

    Courses needed to become a industrial maintenance engineer

    Hey guys, I am a wind turbine maintenance technician and commissioner, with a level 3 nvq in electrotechnical Installation and maintenance. I am finally done with the industry and want to work at home in one of the local manufacturing companies, I have come across a course which I think may help...
  10. HarryJ

    Electrician Hello. I've been working as a maintenance engineer for 5 years now. At college I've completed all my level 2 and 3, my portfolio. I need a job fully

    Hello. I've been working as a maintenance engineer for 5 years now. At college I've completed all my level 2 and 3, my portfolio. I need a job fully focused on installation and thr rgd to get mr through my am2. I simply haven't done enough installation over tye years because I haven't had to
  11. F

    Hi from newbie maintance engineer

    Hi folks. Just joined and wanted to say hi. I am a multi skilled maintenance engineer. I started out semi skilled mechanical fitter for Dowding and Mills in the late eighties. Worked my way upto top skilled. Then moved on to maintenance work and got extra training through SETA adding...
  12. Dan

    New electrical engineering chat forum category now on ElectriciansForums.net

    Thought that whilst we have a few actual electrical engineers on the forum, I thought I'd try and attract some more. Not sure if it's actually any different to an electrician at the end of the day. Perhaps you can inform me? From a qualifications point of view, is an electrical engineer...
  13. J

    Mechanical Engineer and part time electrical installation course

    Hi All, Thanks for your time in advance. I'm currently working as a mechanical engineer, in which I did an apprenticeship years ago and achieved NVQ Level 3 (ONC). I'm not looking to change careers but would like to attend evening college classes in order to gain qualifications (possibly to...
  14. Gavin John Hyde

    Interesting talk with DNO engineer

    Had the DNO out to check cut out, make a sheathed earth available today and pull fuse whilst I fit isolator. Got talking about pulling fuses and the seal fairy, he said Western Power normally just give you a dont be naughty talk and doesn't get why they dont just allow registered electricians to...
  15. C

    NVQ level 3 in engineering electrical maintenance

    Hi hi just looking for some advice I've just completed my nvq level 3 diploma in engineering electrical maintenance silly question but does that make me a maintenance electrician ?? And what can people recommend and me do do to further my career in electrical cheers
  16. albi

    engineers alarm manuals

    does any one have a link for engineers manuals regards in advance
  17. A

    Chasing into engineering brick

    Hi everyone, I need some advice about how to chase into engineering brick. Full story below. I've mounted a TV onto the wall, not my preference but long-story-short it's happening. I'm running the cables (HDMI and aerial etc) behind the wall but it's a solid wall. So, I've bought some square...
  18. JD6400

    Engineer54 where did he go ?

    Did anyone ever find out what happened to E54 , I think it was around April / May , about 4 or 5 years ago he just stopped overnight ! If I remember correctly Tony sort of indicated he knew something but never let on ? I actually miss the cantankerous old sod!? He was working in China at the...
  19. gazdkw82

    Electrical engineering. HND vs Degree

    Im interested in some further education. I am really interested in electrical engineering. The problem is I'm not sure if to go down the HND or degree route. I know a degree would look alot more impressive on a CV but I have some reservations on that because I think it may be too complicated...
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  21. O

    Fire alarm engineer insurance queries

    Hi there unsure where to ask so i have joined this forum hoping someone will know. I am currently employed by a large firm as a fire alarm engineer for the past 10 years mainly service and small works including emergency light service. I have completed many courses over the years and am Bafe...
  22. T

    Electrician training for degree engineers

    Hi, I have a foreign Hnd and a master degree in Electrical engineering as well as the 17th edition. I am hands on in electrical installation but without Uk installation experience. I have been working in the manufacturing industry for the past 2 years but my interest and strength is in...
  23. C

    Gas Engineer and competent electric cooker installer

    I'm a gas engineer working for a well known retailer. Spend all day Installing cooking/laundry. Electrical training is pretty poor on their part. Here to educate myself in best practice/regs. Pretty sure much of what they ask us to do electrics wise is beyond our competency.
  24. A

    Newly qualified electrical engineer help

    Hi, I'm new in London and I'm looking for jobs but not being successful. I'm wandering if there is something that I'm not aware about.. I have and electrical engineer bachelor's degree, I studied in an international university in Malaysia. . What would you recommend me to do? Thanks in advance
  25. S

    Electrical Engineering exam papers from 1920's and 30's

    Hi everyone, came across these old Electrical Engineering exam papers. Thought they may be of interest to somebody. Honestly how many can you get correct? They are incredibly difficult. Enjoy
  26. G

    City and guilds unit 308 electrical and electronic engineering sample paper

    Hello. I have an exam coming up shortly. Would anyone have a sample paper. It's the electrical and electronic diploma, unit 308. It's a written exam The course id is 2850-30 I can't seem to find any examples anywhere Thank you very much
  27. B

    Marine Electrician Shore-side Qualified

    Hello, First post on the forum so hello to everyone :) I'm a marine electrical engineer by trade, and have been working full time in the industry since 2012 when I finished my HND. I have often wondered about getting shore-side trained/recognised and would like to know what the best route in...
  28. M

    Top electrician and top heating engineer

    Doing a periodic...previous certs show full re wire in 2011...so...the old colour mains tails were obviously just tat they wanted rid of...only 16mm main earth jointed in the board But then...along comes the plumber/heating engineer and decides he'd rather be a comedian
  29. K

    Domestic Advice wanted on neutral to earth

    Hi Just wondering if anyone can help me out. Is it possible to get 0.03 to 0.09 m amps on a clamp meter on copper water pipes when an appliance is plugged in and the unit attaches to hot water copper pipes via a metal braided hose? On 2 x units the first unit had external damage with messed...
  30. C

    What Qualifications Do I need to Become a CCTV Installer / Engineer?

    Hi there, as the title suggests I would like to complete a course in cctv installation with the long-term goal of becoming a sole trader and working for myself. I am aware that there could potentially be other aspects such as alarm and fire systems but at the moment I would appreciate any help...
  31. Paul Williamson

    New to this forum but an old electronics engineer

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and hope that I can help others as well as getting help myself. I'm a 17th edition installation sparks and waiting to complete an 18th edition. I was an electronics engineer back in the day, but things have progressed so fast, I don't know what info I have in...
  32. T

    Aritect CS350 Alarm installed by Oakpark Alarms - Engineer Code

    Hi All I have a Aritech Alarm installed by Oakpark Alarms who have ceased trading. Can someone please PM me the Engineer Codes? Thanks
  33. S

    HNC Electrical Engineering

    I'm looking for some first hand advice and opinions from anyone who has completed or is currently studying a HNC Level4. Thinking about making the leap as a few jobs I like the sound of ask for it. I've been qualified as a spark for a little while now and am getting a bit bored and would...
  34. S

    HNC Building Services Engineering / Elec & Elec

    Hi all. I have been trying to do some reading up on my options for possibly doing a HNC next year. I had originally looked at doing a HNC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering as it seemed the most logical step forwards from my current qualifications as follows Apprenticeship NVQ L3 2391...
  35. bigspark17

    Twinflex xpro engineering code.....

    Does anyone have the engineering acces code for this panel if you could post/pm me it would be amazing. Thanks
  36. ipf

    Don't you just love these specialised engineers.

    A bit of a problem with a 4 post car lift yesterday. I was in last week and tested it, two 20amp cartridge fuses blown, motor winding shot at. The machine needs no limit switch control, as it's done mechanically via an interlock, automatically operating a start button via a hand lever with...
  37. C

    Electrical Engineering ....

    Ive got a question in regards of electrical engineering and what steps I would need to take to get into that field. My current status is electrical and my experience only being domestic based, new build homes/lodges. There’s a few factory’s around my hometown and would like to go down the...
  38. bcm_spark

    Anyone work as a BT Power Engineer?

    Good evening chaps and chapesses, does anybody on here work for or know anyone who works for BT Power? BT as in the telecoms business. Just wondered what they are like to work for. Thanks
  39. PJElectricalSW

    New to forum, geeky electrical engineer alert!

    Hello Everyone My name is Pete, I am a time served electrician now specializing in the electronic controls sector and working for and underfloor and renewable heating company. Happy to help anyone with any heating/UFH/renewable technology questions, if i don't know I probably know someone that...
  40. G

    NEED Legal advice - solar system malfunctioning

    Hello, i have big problems with my solar system - inverter malfunctioning, charging batteries gone crazy, battery died in couple month i guess (charges to 100% quickly and soon takes charge from batterie, the charge drops to 40-32% and does not go back if charge stops taking energy from...
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