Name: Adrian Jack
Degree and university: 1st Class Honours: Bachelors of Science in Product Design and Modern Materials from the University of Portsmouth
Job title: Mechanical Design Engineer -Hardware group for Land Defence Division of Thales UK
What do you actually do?
I am responsible for tooling design, 3D part modelling, conceptual product designs and creation of manufacturing drawing sets for a variety of projects. I am also required to create design proposal presentations, perform stress calculations on parts, assemblies and tooling and carry out enterprise change requests on drawings that require amending.
do you need to do your job?
do you need to do your job?
For my job role applicants should have an engineering related degree with a good foundation in drawing principles, draft layouts, working to British Standards, understanding of product requirements specifications ingredients in viagra and a good grasp of pure and applied mathematics is essential. At my site we use ‘Pro Engineer’, but being able to use any of the 3D and 2D modelling tools (‘Pro Engineer’, ‘CATIA’, ‘Solid works’, ‘AutoDesk’, ‘AutoCAD’ etc) will greatly benefit you. Problem solving is key to what I do and being able to work in a team will allow you to collaborate ideas and generate better solutions (and steal some tips on how to work more efficiently).
How did you know you wanted a career in engineering?
I have always been interested in design and how technology works which started by taking things apart from a young age. My degree was technically driven and I found the production side of engineering interesting and rewarding. Being able to see a product you have designed, come to fruition is very satisfying. After my placement, during my degree, I knew I wanted to continue within the Engineering discipline.
Would you undertake further training to further your career?
I am about to start my third year of the Thales Graduate Development Programme, which is an accredited monitored professional development scheme. While working I am also due to start a part time MSc in Advanced Engineering Design at Brunel this September. On completion of this I am then academically qualified for Chartered engineer (CEng) status. Further to this I am willing to undertake training to make myself a better engineer and help progress in my role.
What are the high and low points of your job?
During my time at Thales levitra didn work I have experienced work on a variety of projects and different engineering applications. I also get the chance to work in a manufacturing environment and visit other suppliers/ companies to see their production facilities. I am always learning not just on courses, but also from the other cheap generic viagra engineers I work with on a daily basis. I am lucky that the people I work with are interesting and encouraging.
Exciting projects are not always available and sometimes buy viagra online there can never be enough hours in the day to complete what you had hoped.
What advice would you give graduates who want a career in engineering?
Firstly take the time to see which area of the engineering interests you and how you want to does cialis make you bigger apply your knowledge. Take note of the job description, roles and responsibilities and ensure you understand what is going to be asked of you and whom you will be working for. Personally I would advise graduates that meeting the academic requirements for Chartership before you begin working full time would stand you in good stead, as you won’t need to study while you work. At interviews understand who the company are and what they canadian pharmacy compendium do, relax and be yourself.