What are the main duties of your role?
- The leadership of process equipment improvement
- Introduction programmes
- Engineering continuous improvement initiatives
- Provide senior technical support for all escalated engineering activities on site
What does your typical working day look like?
It will typically consist of catching up with the Manufacturing Engineers to discuss any overnight issues or ongoing problems, attending risk assessments as SME, weekly CAPA, calibration review and supplier quality meetings, and providing mentor/coaching for more junior members of staff. My day will also include ongoing project work; we are currently developing an automated checkweigher and pouch packing system on the IMMULITE 1/1000 packing cell, as well as developing the programs for the new peristaltic dispense pumps.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
The most rewarding part is being able to support, mentor and coach members of the Engineering team through our daily challenges. Also, being an Engineer means using your imagination and creative thinking to solve challenging technical problems. Solving those problems provides a great sense of achievement.
What are the greatest challenges you face?
The biggest challenge is balancing my workload to deliver on our commitment and project timelines to meet business KPIs.
If you were encouraging others to take up employment at Siemens Healthineers, what would you say?
Siemens Healthineers is a global company with development opportunities and in Llanberis we have a great team of people.
If you were to describe the culture of the business, which few words would you use?
Respect, teamwork and continual development.
What advice would you give to young people considering STEM careers?
My advice would be to go for it. STEM Careers are at the forefront of a future digitalised society that will shape globalisation for future generations.