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    First day

    my first day on the job i encountered a water chiller that wasnt functioning and i did not know what to do to start trouble shooting

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    is it plugged in?
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    lol

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    Id start by listening for the bilabial fricative. Be sure to use your sense of smell & if things are out of the ordinary vacate the premise immediately

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    Did somebody use a metric adjustable wrench instead of an imperial one on it?

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    if your an apprentice you can get a mulligan...if your 20yrs in you have a problem
    "when in doubt...jump it out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

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    well im an apprentice and i just started the other day

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    Quote Originally Posted by qnzplaya View Post
    my first day on the job i encountered a water chiller that wasnt functioning and i did not know what to do to start trouble shooting
    Leave it for the next shift!

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    Check the oil dipstick.


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    did the lead tech fix it and did you pick up anything that is your job as an apprentice.besides tool fetchin',clean ups for the first couple of years nothing wrong with that.pay attention to the lead guy when he starts thinking out loud,get a pocket day calender and keep track of every days jobs you visit.never know when somebody can't recall the last time they were there with you,and out you come with the day and the problem and fix...after a year that book shoulf be packed with info.get into the habit of writting down model and serial numbers off units for when you start doing paper work.
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    Numbers are great, next trip in two years you can look up what you're about to work on and bring some specific parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnzplaya
    well im an apprentice and i just started the other day
    Were you sent out to troubleshoot this by yourself? If so, shame on your employer. I say this facetiously, but the first day on the job you aren't even qualified to carry the lead's toolbox.

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