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Old 03-25-2012, 04:43 AM
 
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Where's that jar of popcorn when I need it.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Hey... I've got it Black...
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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Thanks to all of you for your input. I have a retirement income, but would need a part time job of some sort. I am a highly qualified electrical maintenance technician and I don't know what kind of a market there might be there. After living in Cheyenne Wyoming for 8 years and experiencing 60 below and ice on the roads all Winter, I am thinking I could "hack it" up there. I am the kind of person who enjoys the rural somewhat old fashioned life. I may be able to make a trip up there soon. What is Anchorage or Valdez like?
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Have a look at the Anchorage forum. You can do a search and find all kinds of stuff on both towns.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Homer ak.
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look on craigslist for jobs If your electrical experience includes boat electrical there is always work in the spring for the fishing fleet. Valdez is small compared to Anch. lot of boats in the harbor in the summer.
More boats more opportunity to make money . Bad work and your reputation is very public. good work and the phone will ring after a few jobs. good luck.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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You cannot work in this state (Alaska) as an electrical tech unless you have a State of Alaska Fitness card!

You must pass the National Electrical Code test given by the state of Alaska
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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Step 1: Post the question How to move to Alaska and start over on the Internets.
Step 2: Get bad advice.
Step 3: Follow said bad advice and find one's self up **** creek without a paddle.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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You might look into jobs with Alyeska (the pipeline company, not the ski resort). It would be full-time week-on/week-off shift work, but they pay well and have good benefits. We have an oil refinery as well that may need electrical workers, as well as a hydro-electric plant (run by Copper Valley Electric) and a couple of fish processing plants. Valdez is a good town if you want to be on the road system but further out, really like snowsports, don't mind a lot of overcast/drizzly days, and can deal with all the assorted small-town weirdness. There are good jobs here, probably more than in most similarly-sized towns. The housing market is tough, but you're probably going to find that all over the state.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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The OP would need an Alaska Electrical Fitness Card. SityData is correct. However, one can do electrical work as an apprentice under the guidance of an electrician.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Point Hope Alaska
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Originally Posted by sashabear View Post
Thanks to all of you for your input. I have a retirement income, but would need a part time job of some sort. I am a highly qualified electrical maintenance technician and I don't know what kind of a market there might be there. After living in Cheyenne Wyoming for 8 years and experiencing 60 below and ice on the roads all Winter, I am thinking I could "hack it" up there. I am the kind of person who enjoys the rural somewhat old fashioned life. I may be able to make a trip up there soon. What is Anchorage or Valdez like?
You have a retirement income - What are you waiting for ??

that income... will enable to you to be successfull in your endeavor. NO 'up the creek without a paddle.

Your income is that paddle that will allow you to do what ever you want/desire.

Electrical Maintenance skills will quickly assure you a job anywhere in this state.

They are sorely lacking with people that have these type skills.

I'm a retired IBEW journeyman. I speak from a great deal of experience!

For you (young lady) it is a simple 2 step process!! (As I originally posted).
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