posted on Jun, 26 2010 @ 12:23 AM
I work as an industrial maintenance man in a poultry plant. You need a good toolbelt, assorted handtools(metric/standard wrenches,slip joint pliers,
couple pairs of channel locks med/large sizes,assorted nut drivers metric/standard,wire strippers/cutters, allan/hex keys, razor knife, electrical
tape, chisels, ball joint separator, hammer, 2lb sledge hammer) you can get the bare essentials for $100-150. But with tools you really do get what
you pay for
oh and thank god for ratcheting wrenches!!!
Need a good basic understanding of electrical systems, some PLC programming/understanding, plumbing, basic mechanic skills(electric
motors,gearboxes,hydraulic systems) basic welding skills.
I got lucky, worked in the parts room first figured out how all the stuff worked together. Worked with a great group of guys who taught me alotta
stuff, including more than just being able to curse in spanish
The moneys Good for the area, benefits, tons of overtime, spend most of the day waiting for something to tear up
its a lot like the army, hurry up
[edit on 26-6-2010 by azrael36]