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Re: Other careers electricians would be good at. [Re: Melatonin] #200567 04/07/11 04:25 PM
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OUTSIDE:
Power company lineman
Phone company lineman
Cable TV company lineman
Utility installation contractors
Solar PV installation / repair / maintenance
Wind tower installation / repair / maintenance
Cell phone station installer / repair / maintenance
Highway department installer / repair / maintenance
Traffic lights / Street lights / Billboard lighting / Festival lighting
Airport runway lighting
Lightning protection system installation
HVAC installation
Oil & gas field / mining electrician

INSIDE:
Entertainment venues house electrician
Entertainment Traveling road electtrician
Theater equipment rental house electrician
Electrician for Cable TV system head ends
Phone company central office
Power plant electrician
Industrial electrician
Diesel generator installation / load testing / maintenance
Data center electrician
Large UPS and battery system installation / maintenance / repair

LITTLE WIRE JOBS:
Telephone cable splicer
Installation for network / phone / alarm / video / radio /sound / SCADA
Control panel assembler for automated machinary


There is the first 30 or so.

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Re: Other careers electricians would be good at. [Re: Melatonin] #200569 04/07/11 08:08 PM
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There is also the bulbs and ballasts change out jobs in office towers and retail stores.

A lot of it though is after normal business hours so that job is not for everybody.

Re: Other careers electricians would be good at. [Re: Melatonin] #200570 04/07/11 08:59 PM
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I'm surprised noone mentioned this or maybe it's just because I live in Chicago now but... Hitman! Not that boring, lead flinging stuff. I'm talkin' Charles Bronson "Mechanic" style. Electrocutions, elevators, exploding toasters, space heaters, that sort of thing. I thought the Jersey and Detroit guys were going to take the lead on this one...<G>
Joe

Re: Other careers electricians would be good at. [Re: Melatonin] #200688 04/14/11 06:03 AM
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I can't say what others would be good at, but I really enjoy stained glass.
My 'wife' and I took lessons about 10 years ago. We got pretty good over the years.

That is what I like to do. I have my own lamp design that I plan to get CSA approved in the future. Some of my lamps have over 300 pieces of glass.. some pieces smaller than a thumbtack.

The lamps involve intricate design, woodworking, soldering, and electricity... all things I enjoy.

My advice would be to try working 3 days a week for a while, and spending the off time to play around and explore. I did this for a year, and greatly improved my designing and woodworking skills, among many other things.
You learn to relax, and center, and out of that comes ideas...with no clock running your day

Typically what you enjoyed as a child, you will enjoy and be good at today. With some time off you can practice not taking everything for granted. Looking at things with new eyes, like a kid.

There's nothing in stone saying you must do the same thing 8 hours every day.

Re: Other careers electricians would be good at. [Re: Melatonin] #200689 04/14/11 09:15 AM
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Sounds interesting.



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Re: Other careers electricians would be good at. [Re: Melatonin] #200709 04/15/11 08:36 PM
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Railroad signalmen

Re: Other careers electricians would be good at. [Re: Melatonin] #200716 04/16/11 02:20 PM
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Joe Testing,

I think Tony Soprano already has that position filled. Thought there maybe some positions opening up! smile



Re: Other careers electricians would be good at. [Re: Melatonin] #200724 04/16/11 07:21 PM
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So if you are working in a box store and give advice are you liable?

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Re: Other careers electricians would be good at. [Re: Melatonin] #200725 04/16/11 07:24 PM
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Realtor, should have a good understanding of most structures and building products, commercial or resi.

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Re: Other careers electricians would be good at. [Re: Obsaleet] #200760 04/18/11 09:19 AM
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Pro Bowling too. wink

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