Day One: This transmission is from a Froreip table. Today's directive:
Gears & Bearings, Gears & Bearings: Two pages of bearings all varied but important. My task today is to locate the distributor for each of these. Using a quality bearing is an important lesson learned, especially when the project is so big. Customer deserve high quality parts that aid in the longevity of the transmission. Like a machine tool rebuild this transmission needs to run like #new.
That is what the customer is paying for. In my apprenticship, I have learned over the months that quality is of the utmost importance.
Rossi Machinery Services has customers that have worked with them since the company's establishment! Going the extra mile is the motto here at Rossi Machinery Services, and I am becoming a believer. I discovered first hand what a reputation can do.
When Mr. Rossi advises a customer, they know he has their best interests in mind. He doesn't always sell them --sometimes he advises them not to do a project. They appreciate that a lot.
Things get complicated learning a trade. The complication is different than college but is still intense in its own way. Parts and machines are expensive. Customers rely on the technician to be knowledgeable & talented. This trade is keeps #manufacturers running, their equipment up-to-date and extends the life of equipment that runs into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Although I had only a minor role in this project, I am appreciating the work and learning a hands on trade is challenging. Still I have a sense of accomplishment. I can't wait until this project is finished and re-installed on the Froreip VTL.
The challenge is rewarding. Knowing that someday I will learn to navigate most every machine, troubleshoot the issues and make the repairs, is satisfying to me. I've said this before, but I am up for the challenge. Learning mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, leveling, troubleshooting and even product lines, I have a long way to go, but this transmission is a good start.