June 25, 2023
Once upon a time, due to fact that salary of electricians was higher than that of ordinary workers, many people chose this electrician with a higher risk factor due to pressure of life. Once in pit, they realized: Electricians are laborers who are mainly involved in electricity. You need to know all skills; whether you graduated from a technical school or a bachelor, you are approaching repairs; knowledge in books is not enough to play with all equipment, and old electrician will prevent you from stealing skills, so you have to try, to learn. Is this fate of electricians?
The fear of closing switch did not pass with skill, on contrary, longer I worked as an electrician, more afraid. Today, salary of an electrician is not much higher than that of a handyman. Do you still want to be an electrician?
Some people say it takes three months to change jobs and three years to change careers, so let's be patient, no job is easy! If you are just a junior electrician, your income is about 3000-5000, which can only solve problem of food and clothing. If you want to double your income and do not want to change your profession, definitely not! capable! stop! end! study! habit!
As an electrician, you need to be good at PLCs!
PLC today is main direction of automation control. If you know how to program a PLC and have encountered old equipment, you do not need to repair it. You can ask manager to replace him directly with PLC, simple and fast. It will also make equipment perform better than before and you will have more job opportunities and opportunities for promotions and pay increases.
Some people may say that cost of using a PLC is very high, but that is not case. In recent years, with emergence of a large number of domestic PLCs, price of PLCs has become very low. PLC is about one third of price of imported PLC. Sometimes installing PLC electrical boxes is even cheaper than traditional electrical installations. If a set of equipment uses several time relays and several intermediate relays, then it will cost several hundred dollars, which almost corresponds to price of a domestic PLC. With PLC, it will be easier to install and performance will be better.
So what are benefits of learning PLC well?
First, there are huge benefits to finding a job
Having an electrical degree has a distinct advantage in learning PLC and other industrial control knowledge! Understand simple circuits, and then learn programming, compiled program will be more convenient. The knowledge that an electrician has is basic knowledge of industrial control, only by understanding basics can we lay a solid foundation for future research! A good job in many people's minds: more money and less work, close to home. Now, if you learn PLC well, you will succeed!
Second, salary increases and promotions are absolute
Being good at tech can boost your salary and position. This industrial control industry is very simple, and technology is most important calling card. When you have good skills, your boss will not only put you in a special place, but will also give you a promotion and an increase in salary. Other companies will also want to secretly poach you, because every company lacks great engineers.
3. Invest in yourself
When you get to know PLC, you will need to get familiar with frequency converter, servo drive, KingView, HMI, and communication between different devices. From now on, your life will be different. Once you master above knowledge, you will already be a leveraged engineer! No longer an ordinary electrician.
Currently, there is an urgent need for a large number of highly qualified mechatronics talents of all levels in economically developed regions of our country. Among them, there is a particular need for technical talents in field of applied mechatronics who work at forefront in this field. It can be concluded that in this era, PLC programming and related automation technologies are unknown, so those who earn a living only with electrician certifications will sooner or later face situation of society being eliminated.
Fourthly, space for PLC development in future is large
Our country is "world's factory". The automation level of manufacturing industry has been greatly improved, and it is widely used in production process of machinery, electronics, automobiles, food, medicine, clothing and other products. It can be said that as long as any product is put into industrial production, it must use automated production technology to improve quality and performance of product, otherwise there will be no competitiveness in market.
So stop complaining about work now and actively pursue opportunities yourself and you will finally be rewarded!