I have been working as an electrician from 1994 to the present, first as an apprentice in Colorado working on homes and remodels, and, as I gained experience, tract homes and multi-million dollar custom homes.
By 1996 I was working on large commercial projects, from grocery stores to high-tech offices. In 1998 I was going out on industrial service calls at large manufacturing plants and, soon afterwards, renovating compression stations on the William's natural gas pipeline. This involved motor control in a very hazardous working environment.
In 2000 I passed the Oregon journeyman exam and received the Oregon electrician license while working as a foreman running small commercial and industrial projects.