Electric Equipment Manufacturers
Manufacturers of electrical equipment hire factory workers, designers, and engineers to work within their organization. Companies that specialize in high voltage power or industrial equipment require individuals with training backing them. Electrical safety is important at all levels, but even more so when dealing with cables and switches that carry a lot of power. Industrial machines often operate at different voltages, requiring factories to purchase and maintain transformers.
Other companies manufacture kitchen appliances or small devices such as cell phones or computer networking equipment. These items are commonly sold through distributors to retailers. Manufacturers also offer direct sales of these devices. Some companies focus on selling cheap bulk equipment and supplies. Direct sales is often done over the internet, requiring companies to hire web designers. In some cases, a manufacturer may have exclusive contracts with a particular distributor.
Engineers are required to be experts on the construction and wiring of these devices. Improper wiring of circuit breakers or control panels can be dangerous to both the device and the user.
Materials and supplies that may be purchased include metals and plastics. In most cases, these are shipped by the provider. Manufacturers may ship products directly to consumers. They often outsource this role to shipping companies. For commercial sales, manufacturers may hire their own drivers in large trucks to deliver heavy equipment with.
As most manufacturers offer a warranty, personnel also have to handle working with return shipping, replacement and repair services. Return shipping is usually outsourced to a shipping company and additional companies, especially with smaller and cheaper devices, and may not bother attempting to repair defective products.
Electrical equipment is an essential part of our modern lives at all kinds of levels and will remain of critical importance.