Recently got a job in electrical? Here is what to expect on your first day with Prime Electrical!
If you are looking for a job in electrical or have recently been added to the Prime team, you may be wondering what the onboarding process looks like. In this article, we will discuss how to be prepared for your first day and how to get the most out of the onboarding process!
A Brief Look at the Application Process
First things first, you will be required to complete one of Prime Electrical's applications and perhaps submit a resume. This way we can see your work experience and determine if you are a fit for the position that you chose to apply for. You can find our application at the bottom of our Join Our Team page here. If you are qualified for the position and we still have an opening, a member of our hiring team will reach out to you over the phone or via email. This way we can talk to you and see if you would be a good fit for the Prime Team! Depending on the position, your contact with the hiring team will schedule an in-person interview or hand your application process off to our amazing HR Administrator, Alexis. Alexis will work with you to schedule everything that you need to be prepared to start work.
Before your First Day
There are still some things that we need to complete prior to your first day. Prime Electrical Services always puts the safety of our team first! In order to keep you, the rest of the team, and everyone else on the job site safe we are a drug-free workplace. This means that you will have to pass a drug test before starting work. Don't worry - we cover the cost of the drug test. Once you have passed that, we will invite you down to our main office in San Marcos, CA to continue your onboarding process.
We also require employees to complete certain trainings - such as sexual harassment prevention. If you are starting as a foreman or supervisor, you will have additional management trainings as well. These can be done online either at home with provided access before your first day or in the office on a workstation there on your first day. We cover the costs of the trainings and will pay you for the time that it takes to complete them so be sure to mark it on your time card! Alexis will help you schedule the trainings either before you come into the office or will assist you in setting them on when you arrive.
What to Bring on your First Day
There are some important documents, items, and information that you will need when visiting the office on your first day.
Please bring the following with you:
- Two forms of ID
- Driver's licenser position that require it
- Your social security number
- The social security number of those that you will want as your beneficiaries on your paperwork
- Your direct deposit information
- Visa, work permit, or related document if you require it
- Your electrician's license or trainee/apprentice paperwork
- Certifications/trainings that you might have
- Please come dressed for the job site with any tools that you need that are not provided by Prime (including work shoes, work jeans/pants, etc.)
Things to Think about Prior to Coming In:
- Your tax information (who/what to claim, etc.)
- Whom you want to be your beneficiary
- Whom you want to be your emergency contact
- What you would like your 401K percentage/option to be
What to Expect on your First Day
Your first day will include meeting our office staff. We especially want you to meet Alexis, our HR Administrator and head of our Field Assistance Program, and Beth, our Payroll Coordinator. If you need any support in the field, she is likely the one to get it done for you! You can read more about the program on the Field Assistance sheet that you will be given with your paperwork. Your first day will include a good amount of paperwork - as all new jobs do. We will give you a copy and walk you through Prime policies that apply to you, the employee handbook, forms, benefits information, and general job paperwork. Feel free to ask questions and make comments! We want your first day to be as easy for you as possible and to set you up for success!
After that, you will be given your job site and foreman/superintendent information and be set off for a fun first day!
Resources Available for You
Online Access to Prime Policies and Fillable Forms - Please note that a lot of applicable Prime policies and forms are available online on our Employee Login page to ensure that you have easy access to them down the line and make filling out forms (like our time off request) much easier.
Field Assistance Program - This program focuses on providing our field team the support they need to feel comfortable and be successful! Some of the things that this team handles include:
- Offering rewards and incentives to our field employees
- Making field visits, bringing breakfast burritos, and other items to boost morale and reward high performing crews
- Helping resolve field employee issues with discretion
- Taking concerns of field employees directly to owners anonymously
- Taking suggestions from field employees on how to better field operations
- Tracking licenses and certifications
- Planning training events, meetings, and company events
- Distributing Prime shirts, hats, and seasonal logo wear
- Providing vehicle support for those with company trucks
- Offering support with tools and supplies
- Offering tech support
- Helping with safety concerns
- Helping with filling out forms and explaining company policies
- Or if you have a problem that you would like to address - whether it's a problem everyone is likely to face or one more specific to you our field support and diversity support team can help take care of it with accommodation, specialized PPE offerings, and more!
Open Door Policy - You can always speak with Field Assistance team, HR, your foreman, your superintendent, or the Prime founders about an issue or idea that you have and are encouraged to do so! We have an open-door policy for a reason - we want to make sure you're heard!
PPE Access and Work Boot Vouchers - As stated earlier, we offer PPE to our team including but not limited to hard hats, shirts, gloves, glasses, vests, certain tools, work boot vouchers for employees after a certain date of employment, and more!
Tuition Assistance Options - We want a career with Prime to put the least amount of stress on our employees as possible. We offer tuition assistance options for our team. You can speak with your Superintendent or our HR Administrator about these options!
Referral Programs - We appreciate our team and are always looking for quality electricians to join our crew! Many of our team members referred friends, family, and colleagues to join the Prime team. That is why we have a referral program that rewards our employees for connecting us with qualified and long-lasting team members!
Fun Perks/Events - Prime is happy to take part in employee appreciation events such as a company picnic (in which employees are encouraged to bring their family for a day of fun, a Christmas party ( a nice night for you and a +1 with a raffle with BIG prizes), a summertime set of deep-sea fishing raffles, select sports game tickets for our team members/guests (think Padres and Gulls), baby swag for those with a new addition to their family, a Prime-funded semi-pro soccer team for a group of our team members, bonuses based-off of company profitability, discounts on brands, and more! We want to support you at work and on your days off because we know how important work-life balance is! We are happy to be a part of our team's lives and a part of our community. Visit our community page to learn how we get involved!
We hope you enjoyed our article "Got a job in electrical? What to expect on your first day with Prime" and hope it helps you feel prepared at ease for your first day! Remember you can always email us or give us a call if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!
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Read Your Handouts for Resources!
Read the handouts that you receive as part of your onboarding packet for useful information on resources, perks, benefits, company information, and more that can help you get the most out of your new job in electrical!
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