Helix Electrical coaching electricians at new state-of-the-art Las Vegas facility
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) – People looking for work have the opportunity to make Las Vegas shine.
One of the largest electricity companies in the country is hiring!
13 Action News were allowed to visit Helix University, the electrical company’s new state-of-the-art training facility that has just opened in Las Vegas.
“I left high school and didn’t want to go to college. So I joined Helix Electric straight away. I’ve been here three years now,” said Michael Guiry, who was a fast-moving electrician at Helix after high school.
Guiry may only be 21 years old, but he already has a well-paying job and no student debt hanging over his head.
“The pay is great for my age. You make a lot of money compared to my friends. And it’s easy, anything you learn you can apply to pretty much anything you do; your work ethic and forward thinking. It helps you only in life in general, “said Guiry, describing his decision to become an electrician.
“Here we have more resources, more tools. The management team is here to remove the roadblocks so it’s a lot easier to get things done,” said Eric Opstedahl, prefabrication manager at Helix.
It starts in the classroom on Helix campus, where employees become students and benefit from the company’s free courses, which cover everything from computer literacy to technical training.
“In recent years there has been a shortage focused on craft training. So there are many skills that were never taught early. [we see] People who want to work but may not have the skills, “said Jeff Satterfield, a craft training manager at Helix.
The new warehouse next door provides the perfect place for employees to hone their new skills under the guidance of experienced electricians.
“We go through the process step by step so you learn how to use hand tools. You learn how to work down to the saws. Then you go to bending. Everything is a process so no one is left behind that,” said Opstedahl.
It’s worth noting that a career as an electrician is not just another job. Helix employees say it takes a lot of manual labor. But it can really pay off in the end.
“Oh definitely, if they can take the hard work, you know? You just have to get used to working outside all day and you sweat a lot, so it’s a lot different from an office life. But if you can get through it, it’s definitely worthwhile, “said Guiry.
Helix Electric is currently hiring in Las Vegas:
-Electrical project manager (requires at least 4 years of experience in project management in electrical engineering)
-Electric superintendent (requires at least 3 years as an electrical superintendent on large projects)
-Project Engineer (requires a degree in construction management, electrical engineering or practical experience)
The company is looking for interested applicants who have industry knowledge, are customer-oriented, have strong communication and interpersonal skills and are problem solvers. Helix offers competitive wages, 100% employer medical compensation, 401,000 contributions, tuition reimbursements and other additional benefits.
Click this link for more information on job requirements, vacancies and how to apply to Helix.