In 2000, I started a new career as an industrial controls electrician, at
a panelshop near Philadelphia. Much to my surprise,
I found this work interesting and entertaining. Here are a few pictures
of my work there.
When I started, the shop was a bit disorganized and chaotic, and I took
steps to remedy that. Expensive parts were getting lost, people got
injured moving heavy parts around, panels got scuffed up before they even
left the shop, things like that.
Organized the panelshop stock room from something that resembled the mutant
bastard offspring of the Collyer
mansion and a North Korean radio repair shop into an efficient, professional
Developed improved, safe, accident-free method for lowering large backplanes
into panel boxes.
Familiar with the the UL 508A requirements for industrial control
AutoCAD expert; able to make and revise acad drawings on the fly.
Developed several methods for protecting panel boxes during fabrication
for a better, more professional looking final product.
Developed workcells for repeated products, storing components in the
sequence in which they are used, and reducing labor time by
assembling them in groups, rather than singly.
- Devloped a template library for most common cut-outs, so that work
can begin in advance of the actual parts arriving.
For more about me (not as an electrician) go
BACK to my
home page. There are some more photos and essays and some other things
that you might find interesting (or not.)
You can Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
All images © 2000-2002 by A.R.Turner.