Lockheed Martin (Ampthill – Bedford) – Mechanical / Industrial Design Engineer - (January 2015 – November 2015) - Working on the Warrior Fighting vehicle upgrade program I was responsible for the design of the mechanism responsible for raising and lowering the main gun. This involved working closely with FEA engineers / systems engineers / manufacturing and materials engineers. Tight Packaging and weight constraints had to be considered throughout the process, as did adhering to Defence and Lockheed Martin’s standards. I was also responsible for producing presentation material for use at design review meetings / speaking to potential suppliers and managing and reporting workload to the Project Engineers. Using Creo 2.0 and Windchill, working to tight deadlines all installation, assembly and components were detailed to a very high standard following BS EN 8888 standards. Following completion of this work I then took up a role as an Industrial Engineer within the Manufacturing side of the plant. Applying techniques such as design for manufacture, design for assembly and concurrent engineering. Supporting the manufacturing of components, the resolution of manufacturing queries and defining, planning and reporting development. Interacting with the technical teams, supplying them with accurate design information, and amending designs in response to the results of their analyses.
Depuy Synthes (Johnson and Johnson Group) – Leeds – Mechanical Design Engineer. Working on the Orion project – The project is focused on delivering value to surgeons by minimizing surgical variability during hip surgery. I have been concerned with designing acetabular and femoral components to assist surgeons in the restoration of biomechanics. This involved producing and presenting various concepts to Bio engineers and surgeons and demonstrating their potential. Working to very strict guidelines and standards and utilising Siemens NX8.5 I produced a range of small highly precise tooling for use in Cadaver labs in both Newcastle and Chicago. The nature of the environment requires the components to be compact, highly precise and easy to use.
Carnaud Metalbox – Shipley – Mechanical Design Engineer (Jan 2017 to date) Working in the new product design department I have been working on a new high speed can loading machine. The design includes the use of vacuum conveyors / stepper motors / servos / motion sensors. Using Siemens NX8.5 my tasks were to produce concept designs / attend design review meetings / speak and meet with potential suppliers and converse with the end customer in Israel. In addition I was called upon to assist with the production of detailed drawings on other projects in order to meet deadlines – working with high precision components I was heavily involved with GD&T. Drawings were produced using company guidelines to BS8888