Apr 2017 - Present (4 years 7 months)
Product Design Engineer
Jun 2015 - Mar 2017 (1 year 9 months)
Successfully developed two patented innovative products from market brief to mass production following all stages of the product design process. My responsibilities include:
Concept Design – Working with a market brief of a luminaire through to concept selection.
Product Development – Ensuring the selected concept is mass producible.
Design for Manufacture/Assembly – Considering the manufacturing location when creating concepts right through to industrialisation.
Design – The product must match the brands image with evident touch points.
Product Presentation – Presenting concepts to a range of other departments such as product management, quality, production, purchasing, supply chain and senior management.
Spennymoor, United Kingdom
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015 (1 year)
Working within the Concept Engineering Design department I was responsible for transforming concept luminaire designs to mass production manufacture. My responsibilities included:
Project Management – Managing and communicating with multiple departments to ensure each project was out for delivery six weeks after receiving the order.
Prototyping – Organising production prototypes and line trials.
Technical Drawings – Creating technical drawings for suppliers and in-house manufacturing.
Bills of Material – Population of the BOM’s, modification and management.
Personnel Development – Successfully mentored a new member of staff within the department.
The Stable Cable Co
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014 (1 year)
Designed, modelled and manufactured Lightning cable protectors for Apple products as part of a Young Enterprise company.
The company has had excellent success, receiving multiple awards and recognition in local press such as The Chronicle, The Times North, The Journal and also various technology blogs.
Product Design Student
Sep 2010 - May 2014 (3 years 8 months)
Industrial Drawing, Manufacturing Systems, Materials, Product Design Methodologies, Electronic Product Design, CAD, Engineering Product Design, Economics and Mechanical Engineering.
Student Design Engineer
Sep 2012 - Sep 2013 (1 year)
One year placement within the design and development team, working on various injection moulded parts of interior trim for current and future Nissan projects.
Keeping to strict deadlines in a fast paced and dynamic work environment. Planning ahead, prioritising tasks and coordinating with the work of others is essential, while problem solving and analytical skills are utilised on a daily basis.
VA Lounge Supervisor
Jul 2010 - Sep 2012 (2 years 2 months)
Team leader on the café bar/restaurant, accountable for the training of staff including Costa Coffee procedures and standards.
Customer Service Advisor
May 2008 - Jul 2010 (2 years 2 months)
As part of the customer service team I was responsible for customers billing, quality of service and general enquiries about their BT Vision/Mobile tariffs.