Common Sense Electrical Training
Since 1998, Jay has been teaching the 5 day hands-on power quality class for Western Energy Institute (WEI) in Oregon and recently developed a one day class as an introduction to power quality. He has taught electrical safety, apprenticeship, electrical theory and grounding classes while working for Salt River Project and was a major contributor to SRP's new Arc Flash safety program.

Training Offered

Electrical Safety
(CEU's/PDh's available)
E-Hazard Low voltage, high voltage and NESC-based classes all with emphasis
on Arc Flash & NFPA 70E 2015 updates

Lightning Safety & Hazard Assessment

Power Quality & Power Quality Essentials
 (CEU's/PDH's available)

Grounding - Safety/Signal/NEC/IAEI
SOARES Book on Grounding

Basic Electrical Theory

Fundamentals of Electrical Systems

Fundamentals of Understanding Electrical Documentation

In 2013, Jay Wicks was the featured speaker at the Rural Water Association of Arizona (RWAA) conference in Chandler, Arizona.  He has been teaching classes at their conferences since 2011 on electrical safety, lightning safety, basic electrical principles, grounding, and motors. He has been invited back every year by request of the attendees.  In 2014, Jay published his second article in NETA World Magazine which is titled "Are We Over Automated?" This article discusses the philosophy of using a balanced approach for maintenance, automation, and training to provide reliable and safe system operation.

Jay incorporates actual real world case studies, videos, hands-on equipment demonstrations, and humor to educate the classroom attendees.  He facilitates these classes in a unique way that explains complex subjects in a down-to-earth yet technical manner. 
Black Marble Electrical Solutions brings the classes to the customers whenever possible to minimize employee productivity loss and client travel expenses.  Customized training courses available upon request.
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