The summer has simply flown by. I enjoyed nearly every day of it, despite the awful weather we have been getting all summer. I have been pleased with my time as a trainee not just because I enjoy the historical milieu all around here, but because of the feeling of learning something new. I’m not saying it was all fun and games, don’t get me wrong, but with great people and versatile tasks, I never felt like getting up in the morning and taking off to work was a load of you-know-what.
I started off as a technician on the mobile screen assembly line, which I wrote my first post about. There, I got to work as the third member of a great work pair, who were very welcoming and patient with me (even though I was a bit clumsy at first).
After I had been there for about 6 weeks, I got to go to the test drive site of the ST machines for a week. That was an exquisite experience, getting the chance to actually run the products that I had spent those weeks making. And hey, who wouldn’t want to pilot a machine that colossal? It’s tremendous. Besides being delightful, that week was also very educational, as I was, for example, taught how to read real hydraulic diagrams and adjust the mobile screen based on them. It sounds simple, but they were a lot more complex than the diagrams we’ve seen at school, to say the least.