A day in the life of ... Kevin Palsgraaf

“On my way to become a service engineer, Alewijnse is giving me the best on-the-job-training, says first electrician Kevin Palsgraaf, aged 21.

First electrician Kevin Palsgraaf, aged 21, wants to become a service engineer in the future. Alewijnse Marine has given him the chance to take a professional practical skills course to achieve First Technician Electro-Technical Installation, level 3. Kevin is now in his final year.

Training

“On my way to becoming a service engineer I receive valuable on-the-job training from Alewijnse, says Kevin. “It varies according to the type of work and the person I am working alongside. I recently worked on board a sophisticated hopper dredger, where I assisted with the commissioning of panels, consoles and other systems serving the accommodation and wheelhouse. I was learning day by day because of all those different systems onboard.”

Commissioning

“For me, the most interesting part of the work is assisting with commissioning, for example insulation resistance testing, cold wire testing, cable tracing and internal wires checking. In the future, I want to be a service engineer. To reach this goal I will need more experience in commissioning and work on improving my problem-solving skills. Alewijnse is helping me to achieve this, and is giving me the best professional guidance to get me there.”

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