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#134647 - 11/23/02 08:54 PM Electrical Technician?What?
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Registered: 07/05/02
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Loc: SI,New Zealand
I was asked by a customer recently, what the Hell this Electrical Technician thing means?.
I am almost an Electrical Inspector, but not quite.
Anyone else got any questions as to what I am?
Bring it on!
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#134648 - 11/24/02 04:46 AM Re: Electrical Technician?What?
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Trumpy, is this a question as to what we do, or how we identify ourselves doing it?

PS~ like "Sanitation Technician?"

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#134649 - 11/24/02 10:17 AM Re: Electrical Technician?What?
j a harrison Offline
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Registered: 05/22/02
Posts: 112
Loc: southampton, england
well then Trumpy
over here in good old Great Britain we have a few different descriptions as to what we are,

within the organisation i work for i am known as Electrical/Security Consultant Engineer.

me personally am just a sparky.!!

the comapny can call me what they want, we have electrical engineers / Technician ( short for a trainee / apprentice with not a lot of time left to serve), and of course your good old Sparks or Sparky.

I think using the term Technician is just a badge to make the person feel better, me i would prefer a pay rise instead of a fancy title, but i dont make the rules i just install to them.!!!

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#134650 - 11/24/02 02:32 PM Re: Electrical Technician?What?
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Registered: 08/11/01
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Loc: Norfolk, England
The terminology varies from organization to organization.

At various times I've been known officially as a TTA (Trainee Technician Apprentice), a TO (Technical Officer), a Telephone Engineer, and a TV Technician. I also calss myself as a technical writer/author.

Being self-employed it sometimes pays to adjust one's title depending upon the task at hand. I never mention the writer part of my occupation when applying for auto insurance, for example, as the clerk is likely to classify me as a journalist (higher rates).

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#134651 - 11/25/02 02:11 AM Re: Electrical Technician?What?
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Registered: 03/18/01
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Technicially speaking i would be one of those Technicians at the moment.

CW

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#134652 - 11/25/02 03:53 AM Re: Electrical Technician?What?
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yeah....it's just hard to look that 'technical' appearing out of a crawl space...

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#134653 - 11/25/02 10:53 AM Re: Electrical Technician?What?
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Registered: 05/22/02
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Hay Sparky,

or from under a floor covered in cobwebs and dirt.!!!

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#134654 - 11/25/02 12:00 PM Re: Electrical Technician?What?
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Or from some dusty attic in a "quaint Norfolk cottage....." where every cable clip hammered has released 2 oz. of dirt from above!

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#134655 - 11/25/02 10:00 PM Re: Electrical Technician?What?
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Hang on a minute,
I hold two tickets,here in NZ, and I am just about to get a third.
I am Qualified as an Electrician(first and foremost), I am also a Qualified Line Mechanic, the reason why I am called an Electrical Technician, because of the Faults and Underground work, that I do.
I was required to be trained up to this level, when I was with the local Power Board,
I hated it, at the time, I love it now, although the pay-rates could be better.
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#134656 - 11/26/02 12:51 AM Re: Electrical Technician?What?
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Registered: 03/18/01
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Loc: Auckland, New Zealand
Electrical service technicians are qualified to change plugs and thats about all here in NZ, no hard core electrical work for us. thats the reason i have just completed an Apprenticeship as a electrician at the age of 40 ("old Appy")i sat my trade cert. last weekend and regs this weekend gone. and now hope for the best.

cheers Craig

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