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Old 07-13-2010, 01:35 PM   #1
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hello everyone, I am scheduled to take the written examination for burbank water and powers electrician apprentice program. I was wondering if anyone has taken this examination before or knows what to expect. Thanks
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:14 AM   #2
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No advice here, but how'd you get in? Id love to get in with a city utility
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They were accepting applications for the program between May 25, 2010 and June 25, 2010. I just applied online through the City of Burbanks website, and got an email a couple of weeks later with the test site and information.
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Maybe you could brush up on some electrical jargon. Emt, Grc, etc. A long time ago I tried out for the L&N railroad and they ask me if I knew what a nipple was. I just started laughing...and I didn't get the job.
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Burbank Water and Power is about the smallest public utility in America, I knew a guy who worked in the control room there about 25 years ago. My advice would be to bone up on all your electrical theory and calculations.

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No advice here, but how'd you get in? Id love to get in with a city utility
I got a job with the city of Hollywood Fl. and got fired after about 8 months. I wish I had been more reliable back then as it was a civil service job with many great benefits. If I had only known what I know today.
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Burbank Water and Power is about the smallest public utility in America, I knew a guy who worked in the control room there about 25 years ago. My advice would be to bone up on all your electrical theory and calculations.

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The OP is applying for an apprentice position. It most likely will be an aptitude test for mechanical and math.
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The OP is applying for an apprentice position. It most likely will be an aptitude test for mechanical and math.
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Hey vwbusman, I'm scheduled for a written test as well but for this year can you help me out? If your still there thanks
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I would guess a lot of controls related questions. Ladder diagrams, etc..
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...A long time ago I tried out for the L&N railroad and they ask me if I knew what a nipple was. I just started laughing...and I didn't get the job.
I'm sorry, but that's just funny.

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