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    Hey y’all, new member here , wondering if there’s any electricians here that can help me out. I recently applied and was chosen for a phone interview, it went great got asked a variety of technical questions related to the trade , I have a second interview scheduled in a week to meet with department managers. Anyone know what I can expect for this second interview ? Any help would be great, thank you !

  • #2
    My guess is the same as any other interview for a similar position.

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    • #3
      Congratulations, I hope you pass this interview. The specialist electrician is a very good and respected one. In addition, the salaries are high, already depends on your experience and your knowledge in the field. I have a friend who recently got involved in an electrical services company for offices and people. You can visit the website of this company https://www.sparkelectrician.com.au/alexandria/ where my friend was hired and see more details about this area that I think will get you well for the interview. I can ask my friend what questions he had at the interview if this will help.
      Last edited by louis777; 02-21-2020, 08:02 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ReaperJay View Post
        Hey y’all, new member here , wondering if there’s any electricians here that can help me out. I recently applied and was chosen for a phone interview, it went great got asked a variety of technical questions related to the trade , I have a second interview scheduled in a week to meet with department managers. Anyone know what I can expect for this second interview ? Any help would be great, thank you !
        I've never actually interviewed for any job but I've spent a fair part of the last 30 years as an industrial electrician.

        Given the type of rides at DL, they'll likely want to know how much you know about electrical controls more than anything else.

        In my experience, just about any electrician can handle basic wiring but few have much knowledge of controls.....and there are a LOT of controls at DL. If you can impress them with knowledge of PLCs and instrumentation, you'll be ahead of most others. Especially troubleshooting skills.

        Another facet of the trade is medium voltage, this is more than 480 volts and less than 35,000. If you can talk intelligently about 4160 and higher, again, you'll be ahead of most others.

        If you made it past the first interview, you are in a much smaller group that they are going to pick from to actually hire. The questions will get more technical and they'll focus on exactly what type of electrician they're looking for.

        If they ask, for example, 'what are the standard colors for 120/208 and 277/480', they're looking for a basic pipe-bender and wire-puller. If they ask 'what are the different types of PLC inputs and outputs', they're looking for a controls person.

        The other thing a company like DL is going to hit is safety. They might ask if you've ever worked in a 40 cal suit or maybe the different arc-flash boundaries.

        If anyone is still reading, I apologize for being more than a bit technical here but electrical is indeed a seriously technical trade and it takes years to learn even a small part of it........

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        • #5
          Originally posted by micromind View Post
          If anyone is still reading, I apologize for being more than a bit technical here but electrical is indeed a seriously technical trade and it takes years to learn even a small part of it........
          My Friend ...........I enjoy reading your remarks..........
          for I know ,that you know a lot in trade works.....

          But ,I could not help thinking about work
          how much I learn for many years ,that I work (something like 0ver 40 years) now retire
          and still learning LOL

          Last edited by Eagleman; 02-18-2020, 09:33 PM.
          Soaring like an EAGLE !

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          • #6
            Originally posted by micromind View Post

            I've never actually interviewed for any job but I've spent a fair part of the last 30 years as an industrial electrician.
            Loads of good info but the initial post was from the middle of last year and was bumped by a new member typing in a gibberish reply to it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by philosofy View Post

              Loads of good info but the initial post was from the middle of last year and was bumped by a new member typing in a gibberish reply to it.
              I'm shocked!

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              • #8
                micromind even though this was an old post, I just want to say I am VERY impressed with the quality of your response.

                Detailed, thoughtful, and insightful. a real gem. Very helpful and I'm not even interviewing!

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                • #9
                  Funny........but does happen !.......
                  LOL
                  micromind still put in good insight !
                  Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Eagleman View Post

                    My Friend ...........I enjoy reading your remarks..........
                    for I know ,that you know a lot in trade works.....

                    But ,I could not help thinking about work
                    how much I learn for many years ,that I work (something like 0ver 40 years) now retire
                    and still learning LOL
                    We're very much alike.....how much knowledge is enough?

                    Just a little bit more......

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by philosofy View Post

                      Loads of good info but the initial post was from the middle of last year and was bumped by a new member typing in a gibberish reply to it.
                      I've been hornswoggled.........lol

                      I didn't even thing to look at the original post date.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Golden Zephyr View Post
                        micromind even though this was an old post, I just want to say I am VERY impressed with the quality of your response.

                        Detailed, thoughtful, and insightful. a real gem. Very helpful and I'm not even interviewing!
                        Thanks!! That's really nice to hear.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by micromind View Post

                          We're very much alike.....how much knowledge is enough?

                          Just a little bit more......
                          I read a lot for knowledge.........(I love History)
                          knowledge is never enough for me....
                          I sure it same for you ! and other's
                          Last edited by Eagleman; 02-19-2020, 09:15 PM.
                          Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by micromind View Post

                            I've been hornswoggled.........lol

                            I didn't even thing to look at the original post date.
                            I didn't ether......it is funny
                            06-22-2019, 01:28 PM

                            ,but you did right anyway ! ...and never wrong doing right , my friend !
                            Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                            • #15
                              I wonder if he got the Job? Probably got laid off by Chapek.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Jar.Jar.Abrams View Post
                                I wonder if he got the Job? Probably got laid off by Chapek.
                                Good Point..?..guess we never know.....
                                Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                                • #17
                                  Lol, everyone is wondering if he got the job, and he doesn't answer, sad. Being an electrician is a hard job, people get electrocuted all the time, and that is why I avoid doing it myself. I of course can do the simple stuff like changing the light bulb, but the more complicated things I like to avoid. When a complicated problem occurs I hire electrical contractors charlotte nc, and they solve the problem easily. It's the best electrician company out there, they are experienced in what they do, and there is nothing they can't solve.
                                  Last edited by pluto888; 02-05-2021, 12:43 PM.

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