Day in the life of
Electrical Engineer – Alek Klein
I am an electrical engineer with 27 years of experience. I work in a company that has three activities: installs electrical installations (in companies, buildings, houses), repairs electrical machines, and sells materials for electrical installations (cables, insulation, etc.)
My typical day
My work starts at 7 am, everyone comes at that time. We enter the main office and see what today’s work plan is. We have two types of tasks, mandatory and optional.
- Mandatory include tasks that were needed to be done that day such as setting up electrical installations for our clients or transporting electrical equipment.
- Optional duties include things we need to do this month. After looking at the plan, we move from the office to the workshop.
Between the office and the workshop, there is one room called the security room. Here we put on our insulating clothes, protect helmets and briefly remind ourselves of the safety rules. Then we move on to the tasks. Today’s job was to find a fault in the electrical network in a media house. It was an urgent call to come to enable the flow of electricity as soon as possible so that their company could work. This day is a typical day at work. In addition to mandatory and optional tasks, an intervention usually takes place from time to time.
The advantages of this job are dynamism. There is always something new happening, some further intervention and task that I have not encountered before. In addition, I have met thousands of people and made a lot of friends with the help of this job. I would add that I earn very well as an electrical engineer.
The disadvantages of this job are that it requires a little more physical ability. We need to always be up to date with the latest technologies for power transmission and installation of electrical networks, so we never stop learning about this job. We also work with great voltage, and we always risk getting hurt.
research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.