Working at Instron
I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Product Design and Technology and have since worked in a series of engineering based roles which have led me to Instron.
I joined the team here in October 2016 taking up a new role as Project Engineer in the Electropuls team.
What does your role involve?
As a Project Engineer I predominantly work on:
- Developing concepts
- Scheduling projects
- Putting together costings and budgets for new custom projects
- Building and testing components
- Solving engineering issues that arise from the build team to create a more effective process
Every day is different, I never know what my next project will be; whether it be a new medical or bio accessory, upgrading and enhancing an old design or developing improved assembly/test methods and fixturing for our build team.
How did you become a Project Engineer?
I moved into Project Engineering quite naturally as I progressed through different engineering roles. As I gained more experience in my career I had the opportunities to take on larger projects and manage the development of the projects through to completion.
I really enjoy it as I still have the chance to work on the design of the products while also working closely with other departments to manage the project and keep it moving forward smoothly.
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