INVESTING IN ENGINEERING CAPABILITY
David Jones & David Horne joined our engineering team in 2018 and they write about their learning experience to date.
David Jones, as a qualified electrician strengthens our portfolio of services and benefits from broadening his skill base by learning about radio engineering. David Horne brings strong technical knowledge and looks forward to developing this whist gaining a broad range of on-site assignments.
By David Jones on joining TES, the radio systems business
I started with TES on June 19th 2018 after being made redundant from my previous job as an electrician. I heard about the job through a family friend and took up the opportunity to expand my knowledge
When I joined TES they put me through different climbing courses as my first job entailed installing, testing and aligning microwave dishes up masts. This was a little daunting at first because I didn’t like heights!
After completing my training and passing my courses I was assigned my first install with the rest of the engineers. I was rather nervous but was put to ease by the support shown by the lads. They all took their time to show me how to make off each cable and put the various connectors on, as well as going through in great detail why we used different sized cable, dishes and connectors, their wealth of knowledge was great.
When it came to testing the cables the guys took me through it step by step and yet again explained what it was I was doing and why I was doing it. This was also the case when it came to the alignments, they came up the mast with me showed me what to do and how to do it. After they showed me a couple of times, I was able to do the job on my own and with ease.
Back in the office I am surrounded by a wealth of knowledge and great teachers, showing me the fundamentals of radios, how to test and fix them. I have recently started going out on calibrations and maintenance to get to know our systems. where they are, how to test them and resolve any problems that may occur.
The whole team at TES is great and very supporting, helping me every step of the way. Its early days but I am happy with my progression at TES and I am looking forward to my future here.
By David Horne on joining TES, the radio systems business
I have recently started working at TES Communication solutions as a Radio Engineer in the operations department.
After having spent many years installing and studying various wireless communication technologies, I was looking for a role which would utilise my previous experience as well as allow me to develop into a skilled radio engineer. I approached TES as after doing some research I found that they were a local company with customers all around the world which I liked the idea of. After a couple of meetings I was impressed with the companies commitment to quality so when I was offered a place on the team I jumped at the chance.
I have been here nearly a month now and so far I have been very impressed by the depth of knowledge from all departments, everyone has been very welcoming offering advice and knowledge when needed. As my experience increases I am looking forward to being out in the field working on the systems I have been learning about in the workshop.
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