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adamh

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think this is the first post ive started :) anyway... when a job is advertised as maintenance electrician what exactly is involved? relamps and changing broken fittings and fixtures springs to mind??
 
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Depending where it is, breakdowns of machinery and other associated equipment.

Can also involve HV so the is no limit when advertising for a maintenance electrician.
 
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Spudmiester

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As Ian said, depends on what sort of place it is. Was a maintanence spark for a good few years in a food factory, involved everything from lights in the toilets to large control MCC's and instrumentation. Did involve shift work though.

It could be an interesting change !
 
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it can be anything, i have met in the past maintanence sparks that change a few bulbs a day and i have met others that have worked in the same factory for 30 years and between them over the years have rebuilt generators and other huge pieces of kit! ask for a job description.
 
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montybaber

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I have worked in maintenance for some time and to be honest lamp changing is the tip of a huge iceberg :) to be honest I cant remember the last time I changed a tube lol

I work with all manor of industrial machinery (at the moment I work in food manufacture) and there is never a dull moment, a lot of electricians In this line of work can weld, fabricate, turn, mill, as well as taking on a fair bit of mechanical work on top of the electrical bits and pieces.

Where I am now we design and build control panels, design control systems for machinery, PLC programming, install drives and configure/program etc, all manor of installation works, on top of fault finding on everything daily (hygiene :rolleyes:) and thats where the pressure is!!

I think it suits some people and not others, some maintenance positions can be boring and uninvolved but find somewhere interesting and you will have a ball :) and also the training involved will get your cv bulging!
 
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