Monday, 23 July 2012

Telefonica Crew

The Telefonica crew loading some equipment on to their boat in Galway a couple of days after the finish.

Volvo Ocean Race Trophy

The trophy for the great sailing race. This was taken at this years finish in Galway.

Monday, 2 July 2012

New Job

This is a Mazak Super Quickturn 200 MSY CNC turning centre. It has live tooling and a Y-axis. It has a Mazatrol 640t controller. It is the machine I work with in my new job. I also do some limited operating on a Hurco CNC milling machine, but that's just basically loading and unloading parts and pressing "cycle start". The bulk of my work involves the turning. It's only a temporary position but it's a job. I work the weekend shift, Friday to Sunday, 3 x 12hrs. I prefer it to a Monday to Friday job and it's definitely better than nights. I don't know if there will be any further work once the stuff I was hired for is finished. Unlikely, but at least I have a chance of a call back in the future if he gets a new machine in and further work. Plus it's experience I can add to my C.V. anyway.