Give a description of a day in the life of an electrical engineer.
Each morning, I come in and have a team briefing to see what jobs have been handed over to us. I then attend each job carrying tools, testers and locking out equipment. On completion of the job I go onto our internal computer system and input a description of what I did and state if there’s any further work required on that job. Once that’s done I wait for my coordinator to contact me about any other jobs and start the process again. Whilst waiting for a job, I walk around the lines doing preventative maintenance, checking for any possible faults that catch my eye!
What advice would you give to someone thinking of pursuing this career?
Stay positive, interact with other people, keep your head down with college work or any work internally and your sorted for life!
What’s the best thing about your job?
Learning something new everyday.
What was your starting salary?
How long have you been doing your job?
3 and a half years.
Did you buy something special with your first pay cheque?
Yes, I bought my first car!