It sounds very clichéd, but I really don't do the same thing each and every day. One day I'm pulling cables and the next day I'm programming PLCs. That makes this work interesting for me.
Thomas Rot, Service Engineer
I am currently working on various naval projects in Den Helder. The biggest project last year was a mid-life upgrade of a logistics naval vessel. Between February and September we worked hard to get the ship back to the west on time. Soon I will be off to Curaçao for the final warranty points. Together with colleagues I do many service jobs and short projects for the Navy.
After completing the maritime college at Terschelling with a minor in electrical engineering, I started working for Alewijnse. During my first project in Schiedam I learned a lot about electrical system integration and everything that goes with it. On my first project I was mainly working on commissioning. During the MLU of this naval vessel I learned a lot about the other parts of the trade. By working with very competent colleagues this process is now even easier.
It sounds very clichéd, but I really don't do the same thing each and every day. One day I'm pulling cables and the next day I'm programming PLCs. Because of the different projects and service jobs that I worked on, covering many different systems on many ships, I have acquired lots of new skills in a short time. I often find myself working on particular systems for the first time, but after a project is completed I am sent on service jobs for the same system as I then have the relevant knowledge and experience.