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Offline jose347

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Job Roles
« on: October 24, 2018, 05:37:18 am »
What is your job position, and what are your day to day tasks?
 

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Re: Job Roles
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2018, 05:40:23 am »
Mostly Dilbert, sometimes Wally.
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Re: Job Roles
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2018, 05:52:36 am »
What my role is depends on who you ask.  Officially, I am a Field Service Technician III (tier 2).  We are also called Field Service Engineers or Customer Service Engineers.  For me, FSE is not appropriate as none of us have engineering degrees, though I have an ASEET from the now defunct ITT Technical Institute.  Personally, I find the term CSE just a bit offensive, too close to Customer Service Representative.  I do not deal with the public at large and that is all I will say about the company I work for.

My day is different every day.  Some of my day is spent as a glorified dispatcher, acknowledging, dispatching and closing service calls from our client to the FSTs.  I can resolve service calls in the geographical area I cover either by phone or remote.  I have a company vehicle stocked with parts and spare equipment for the calls I can't fix from the comfort of my home office.  There is also administrivia to handle and I do work on other projects as time permits that our supervisors need assistance with.  I like not knowing what the day will bring and I enjoy having my dogs as my office co-workers ;D
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Re: Job Roles
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2018, 05:53:59 am »
I am a hardware engineer and I have a very responsible position.

If anything goes wrong - I'm responsible
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Re: Job Roles
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 06:20:26 am »
Senior hardware engineer according to the paper, but I spend more time writing C then I do driving AD, tis annoying.

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Re: Job Roles
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 09:48:57 am »
I am an engineering watch officer on a cable laying vessel.

If I f#ck up, we burn, roll over, sink and all die.

So no pressure.
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Re: Job Roles
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2018, 09:32:05 pm »
I am an engineering watch officer on a cable laying vessel.

Out of curiosity, how much does it cost to run that ship, per hour/day/year etc?

Back on topic, some projects have a role called "project scapegoat".
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Re: Job Roles
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2018, 09:51:52 pm »
Housedad.

Cooking, cleaning, washing clothes, dishes, fixing boo boos, Remodeling the house, fixing cars.  I have limited words in my vocabulary at my work.  They consist of 'NO', 'bad dog', 'Oh shit, not again', 'I love you', and 'yes, Dear.'

Best job in the world. ;D

At least I'm still older than my test equipment
 
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Re: Job Roles
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2018, 10:12:28 pm »
I am an engineering watch officer on a cable laying vessel.

Out of curiosity, how much does it cost to run that ship, per hour/day/year etc?

Back on topic, some projects have a role called "project scapegoat".
Depends on project, location, crew, rules, weather, even fuel quality or type...
It can range (very rounded numbers to avoid NDAs) 20 000 to 250 000€ per day.
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Re: Job Roles
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2018, 10:18:06 pm »
Mostly Dilbert, sometimes Wally.

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Re: Job Roles
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2018, 10:47:59 pm »
I am an engineering watch officer on a cable laying vessel.

Out of curiosity, how much does it cost to run that ship, per hour/day/year etc?

Back on topic, some projects have a role called "project scapegoat".
Depends on project, location, crew, rules, weather, even fuel quality or type...
It can range (very rounded numbers to avoid NDAs) 20 000 to 250 000€ per day.

The lower figure surprises me. Decades ago I was quoted £10000/hour for a deep-sea coax(!)/fibre ship, but I've never known how much to trust that.
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Re: Job Roles
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2018, 11:28:46 pm »
Out of curiosity, how much does it cost to run that ship, per hour/day/year etc?

We used to make towed arrays for seismic survey ships. Every day we were late on delivery would cost our client US$50k a day in ship running costs alone.
That was 15 years ago.
 

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Re: Job Roles
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2018, 04:10:33 pm »
Sr. EE

When electrons are needed to move from point A to point B, I facilitate that transfer.
 

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Re: Job Roles
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2018, 04:57:04 am »
Out of curiosity, how much does it cost to run that ship, per hour/day/year etc?

We used to make towed arrays for seismic survey ships. Every day we were late on delivery would cost our client US$50k a day in ship running costs alone.
That was 15 years ago.
That is a pretty standard cost for WDN (waiting doing nothing) of a large survey vessel in Oz with a full crew.
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