Derek Puterbaugh; Industrical Electrician
Troubleshoot and repair machine tools and facilities. Multimeter, Oscilliscope, battery and pneumatic tools, and numerous hand tools
OJT 12 years and counting. Every day is training always learning with this job. Numerous OEM training classes and Associate’s Degree in Industrial Electronics.
Looked challenging and a job I can use my head and work with my hands. Diverse job.
At least 2 year degree.
4 year apprenticeship. Yes continuing education is extremely valuable and necessary.
You need to be a genius.
Yes, I had to move furniture and paint the floor.
Putting up with people’s BS. Troubleshooting machine tools to find either mechanical, electrical, or CNC problems. Doing repair to machine. I usually work 8 to 10 hours a day 6-7 days a week.
Knowing where to get information is key.
Have patience with yourself you don’t learn everything in a day. Take copious notes and organize them well.
Almost always something different. Can be my own engineer.