Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Control / Automation Technician in Sioux Falls:
Apply yourself, take time to read and learn from the manuals.
Don't jump to conclusions when troubleshooting, start with the basics and work upward from there.
Always keep in mind, 'how do I want this to work when something goes wrong at 1:00 Saturday morning of a three day weekend in winter when it's -30 degrees outside'.
Sometimes you can try to get something to work for 20 minutes and get no place other than really frustrated because nothing is working, or you can take a 20 minute break ... Either way, you're going to be waiting 20 minutes.
Control / Automation Technician in Atlanta:
"Service jobs are 24/7 , your never really off."
Growing field and you need a wide variety of mechanical experience to excel. Pay is good , demand can be overwhelming at times.