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Hello everybody I'm a new guy starting out as an apprentice. I had almost given up hope but a call from the local Jatc last week and I'm in after 6 months of waiting.I am currently an apartment maintenance technician, but really haven't liked it. Casing point in order for me to get parts to repair an apartment it has to be approved by manager and area director before it's ordered usually taking a week if not more to replace something like a kitchen sink. I feel pretty prepared as I have most of the toolsI need (enjoyed doing electrical hobbies). Found out I'm with a company that mainly installs backup generators. Next week I go for a week of safety training then to the contractor. I'm sure I'll have questions and plan on asking them.
 

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Welcome aboard and good luck.

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welcome aboard
dont hesitate to ask questions and when working with a senior electrician or master pay attention and take notes on procedures , tests and results, and special instructions they give you.

be neat and thorough in your job as that will impress your boss and customers alike.

one other thing if you have the chance take all the schooling you can get.:laughing:
 

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Welcome to the trade R.R.
As gnuuser stated never be embarrassed to ask questions and try to get as much training and education about the trade as you can. Good luck to you.
 

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Hello everybody I'm a new guy starting out as an apprentice. I had almost given up hope but a call from the local Jatc last week and I'm in after 6 months of waiting.I am currently an apartment maintenance technician, but really haven't liked it. Casing point in order for me to get parts to repair an apartment it has to be approved by manager and area director before it's ordered usually taking a week if not more to replace something like a kitchen sink. I feel pretty prepared as I have most of the toolsI need (enjoyed doing electrical hobbies). Found out I'm with a company that mainly installs backup generators. Next week I go for a week of safety training then to the contractor. I'm sure I'll have questions and plan on asking them.

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Hello everybody I'm a new guy starting out as an apprentice. I had almost given up hope but a call from the local Jatc last week and I'm in after 6 months of waiting.I am currently an apartment maintenance technician, but really haven't liked it. Casing point in order for me to get parts to repair an apartment it has to be approved by manager and area director before it's ordered usually taking a week if not more to replace something like a kitchen sink. I feel pretty prepared as I have most of the toolsI need (enjoyed doing electrical hobbies). Found out I'm with a company that mainly installs backup generators. Next week I go for a week of safety training then to the contractor. I'm sure I'll have questions and plan on asking them.
dnt worry it always starts that way.but soon you will begin to like that place.all the best and wellcome to this forum.

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You sure you got all the tools. Many locals require a wire stretcher. Some will supply them. Ask your business agent to be sure. And be safe out there. Week of safety is just the start.
 

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I used this site to see what the most popular tools were and whatever I didn't have I went out and bought or some tools got replaced for more quality tools. I did have tubing cutters, linesmans, side angle cutters, 9-in-1 screwdriver combo, a Ridgid power tool combo kit, and a fluke 87v. Still had a 600 budget, so I pretty much bight everything I thought I might need that were the basics. Now I'm just going to use the if I have to borrow it twice I need to buy it rule
 
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