Alex now fully trained

Following an extensive recruitment period, Alex Wood was hired on 2nd of September 2013 as the new Bollfilter UK Service Engineer.

He completed a 6 month training period, working on service and commissioning jobs with either Michael Chadwick or Liam Fitzpatrick, gaining the knowledge he would need to be able to complete jobs alone once fully trained.
During this period he completed a number of water treatment jobs including servicing and commissioning of newly installed filters.


The first job Alex went on was to service an Automatic filter type 6.19 at a water treatment site. He went there with Liam and got his first experience of how to strip down and re-build a BOLLFILTER Automatic Type 6.19 filter. Shortly after this he went on to complete his first service job on board a ship, which was a Ferry that was crossing from Stranraer in Scotland to Belfast in Ireland. In the first two months of being with the company Alex was away with Michael in Qatar for a service job on board an LNG vessel in dry-dock.


A week later he travelled there again, this time to service 3 vessels. In January he completed another two dry-dock service jobs on an RFA support vessel and a large passenger ferry which were both very good experiences for him. In his own words, Alex has said “This is a part of the job that I really enjoy. I like travelling to different places and learning about different aspects of marine engineering which I have had little experience of in the past".
At the end of January he travelled to the head office in Germany to tour the state-of-the-art Factory in Kerpen and he underwent an extensive workshop based training program with the German service department. This was very interesting and he took a lot away from it. With the experience and knowledge he's gained from being on-site working with Liam and Michael, and also the training he did at head office he now have the confidence and skills to carry out service work on his own. He successfully completed his 6 month training period on the 2nd march and passed his initial 6 month probation.”