Hiring an industrial electrician isn’t something most people do every day, so it can be tough to know where to begin.
There are plenty of fantastic electricians across New Zealand, but there are three things that all of the best ones have in common.
Here’s a closer look at what those three things are, and why they’re so important when making any hiring decision.
First and foremost, any industrial electrician should have the appropriate license for the task at hand.
Even if you know nothing about electrical work, a professional who holds a practising licence has proven that they can safely carry out electrical work in New Zealand. To maintain the licence, electricians also must renew it every two years, and to do that they must complete a Board-approved competency training programme.
All electricians at AMC Electrical hold current licences, so you can rest assured that they have proven skills and knowledge to carry out the project safely and efficiently.
A proven track record
One of the things we are most proud of at AMC Electrical is the proven track record of our fantastic team.
A track record is not just about how many years you have worked in the industry, or how many projects you have completed in that time. It’s also about how safe the work was, whether it was completed efficiently and competently, and whether the client was happy with the final outcome. Electricians often need to provide bespoke solutions for challenging problems, and must use their technical and problem-solving skills to do so.
This means our electricians aren’t just great electricians. They’re also highly organised, they work well as a team, and they build strong relationships with customers as they prove time and time again that they’re capable of the work.
Communication skills and service
Communication skills and service have little to do with repairing industrial electrical equipment, testing connections, or inspecting work. However, these skills can be just as important when it comes to working with a top quality industrial electrician.
It can be hard to tell how well an electrician will communicate before you start working together, which is why it’s important to get in touch and talk about the project before making a commitment.
Green flags to look for in these early stages include:
- Responding to messages within a reasonable timeframe
- Responding to any questions you ask
- Using plain language without electrical jargon or excessive acronyms
- Explaining the basic steps that need to be taken with a reasonable estimate of a timeline
Good communication can help to ensure that any project is completed smoothly. Should an issue crop up in the middle of the work, it’s also important that your electrician can explain it clearly and manage your expectations for how long it will take (and how much it will cost) to deal with it.
Great service is often the reason customers return, whereas poor service is usually the reason why customers never come back.
At AMC Electrical, we strive to provide excellent customer service to each client. We’re also happy to chat about our track record of successful projects all over the Wellington, Manawatu, and Wairarapa regions, and share our qualifications.
Contact us today to see how we can help with your industrial electrical project.