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B.GillisIdk if she comes on here very often anymore but you should PM Daph, lift maintenance queen right there.
50KalWear a full body harness and get comfortable at super high spots in sketchy places.
oldmanskiJust be safe, use your head. Im sure there is a lead guy that should be able to assist you with your questions and get you started on the right path. Im sure some training classes especially if you have never been around the requirements of working above 6ft along with the electrical side of things. Ask lots of questions, the only dumb question is the one not asked. It will be rough the first few days but you will get it figured out. Probably do some welding, grinding, painting, stuff like that. Some good clothing to protect you from the elements, a good steel/carbon toe boot and some leather gloves. The company may provide some of the stuff, just ask. The state of Washington requires the company to provide all the safety equipment needed.
runforlove2018I'm gonna guess your employer will tell you what tools you need and provide the necessary training???
If not, let me know where you're doing maintenance so I can avoid that place 😳
bread_birdJust got hired to do some lift maintenance over the summer, never done it before. If someone here works in the field I'd love some info on things I should be ready for, tools I should learn, gear I should buy, etc.
oldmanskiHave you started your new job bread_bird? If so, how is it?
bread_birdJust started a couple days ago actually. Coworkers are nice, just gotta keep up with the banter sometimes. Hardest part so far has been changing my sleep schedule for 5am wake ups. In fact I should probably be asleep right now...
oldmanskiNice. Yes, being the FNG(Fucking New Guy) can always be difficult but roll with the punches, it gets better. And, early mornings can be challenging also but a little self discipline to go to bed earlier is a huge pay off in the end. Good luck, I have to say this, be safe, we all want you to go home in one piece at the end of the day and have fun learning some new skills!