Thinking of transferring to REME TECH SUPPORT SPECLIALIST

Discussion in 'REME' started by awesome2012, Jul 1, 2012.

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  1. I am trying to keep the skills i have now and instead of leaving the services trying to any of you have any info on this?
  2. I´ve heard Tech Support has been out-sourced to a call-center in India.
  3. Oh dear god....
  4. You getting the trade mixed up its a technical support specialist storeman or am i just being a mong
  5. WTF is a tech support spec?
  6. Another name for a wobbly head. To much brain and no enough common.
  7. The tarmac techs.
  8. Who used to be called RS?
  9. "REME uses hundreds of tools and specialised pieces of equipment to keep the Army up and running.

    One of the roles of the TS Spec is to look after this, and help the tradesmen and women get their job done right first time."

    So, storeman then.
  10. They rolled RD into the Normans, two-fer deal. It lets them economise on the cheesy drill comments, "What did you iron that with? A mess tin? Won't have been from me, they are called stores for a reason, not issues."
  11. That trade did not exist when I left REME and that was early 2007.
    I hope it does not exist now.

    A REME TECH SUPPORT SPECIALIST (specialising in issuing small spanners to techs) and a REME MECH SUPPORT SPECIALIST (specialising in issuing large spannes to the black-hand trades) I could accept.

    But a REME TECH SUPPORT SPECLIALIST ? WTF????? We are supposed to be educated.

    And these new terms are doing an injustice to the G1098 storeman.
    I experienced a few who were so clued up they were sitting in Wksp HQ on Ex listening to the Sparedems coming in, and as soon as it was for something out of the ordinary, would realise that certain special tools would be required for the job that were held not at fitter section level but held in the G1098 and would be straight out making sure they went forward along with the required qtys of the necessary loctites accompanying the new part.
  12. I was one of them ;)
  13. Loctite isn't G1098, your nearest A Mech will have it to glue final drive bolt heads back on for the BATUS handover. Allegedly.
  14. So, g10 & RS combined? Hmmm
  15. Now that could have been (or could be) a nightmare.
    Just as you manage to justify to the "G10" part of them that the special tool is required for you to do your job and they have to release it from the stores, the "RS"-head kicks in and they "jail" it for being filthy on parade (ie dusty when required).