Working at Instron
My role is highly focused on one “family” of products. I support our sales team throughout to help in machine sales and provide technical support.
I have also gained responsibility for managing a range of products, helping me be more involved in the strategic planning of products.
I am also very involved in more of the business aspect, finding ways of growing the market.
What does your role involve?
I joined Instron in March 2012 and I moved to my current role in March 2015, during that time I have changed role internally 3 times to the one I am currently in.
I enjoy working at Instron as it continues to allow me to learn and gain new responsibilities. I knew of Instron from my time at university, having worked on our machines throughout my university career. I can now appreciate just how broad our product range is and the number of applications that our machines are used for.
How did you become an Applications Engineer?
I graduated with a MEng and as part of my degree I spent a year in industry working as a design engineer. This is where I first understood that I was more interested in the business aspect than “pure” engineering.
This job allows me to use my engineering knowledge for the technical support, but focuses on developing my business interests.
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