Question: Who is a generator technician? Answer: A generator technician is a person who repairs and services generators [ whether domestic or industrial].There are. two aspects of generator repair: the mechanical and the electrical.

The mechanical aspect deals with the generator engine and other inner mechanical parts while the electrical aspect is about the wiring of the generator. Question: What does it take to be a generator technician?

Answer: The person who intends to learn about generator repair must be patient, attentive and be willing to ask questions whenever he does not understand anything. Also, he should have a minimum of Junior Secondary School education. This is important because most generators come with their instructions that must be read and understood before one can tamper with it. If one tampers with it without knowledge, it may lead to the damaging of the generator totally.

We must also bear in mind that the technician needs to communicate with his clients who may not understand his local dialect. In other to do this, he needs to be able to speak English Language.

Question: How many years does it take learn the this trade ?

Answer: It takes between 6 months and 3 years [depending on how intelligent the apprentice is] for one to fully acquire the knowledge.

Question: Who can be a generator technician?

Answer: Both the male and the female can acquire and practice the skill. It is not stressful which means that people with some kind of disability can also acquire the skill. Instruments of the generator technician The major instrument that the generator technician uses are those that he uses for loosening bolt and nuts which are spanners, screw-drivers etc.

These questions were answered by Bro.Taofik Balogun . He practices his trade in Yaba area of Lagos .He has been practicing the trade for more than eight years.

This article was culled from the publications of Deen Communication Limited

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