University of Leeds
Masters & Bachelors in Mech Eng, 3 a levels (maths, further maths and physics) and 10 GCSEs
Offshore, in the Shetland islands, at British Steel and now at INEOS!
Mechanical Plant Engineer
I live in Stockton-on-Tees and I'm a mechanical engineer
I live in Stockton-on-Tees and I love the area! Outside of lockdowns I love to go visit UK cities on as many weekends as possible.
I'm the lead mechanical asset engineer - so I look after all the plant equipment and make sure it stays online and works as it should
I’m the lead mechanical asset engineer – we have lots of different mechanical equipment on our site. The site makes plastics for cars and it is my job to ensure the mechanical equipment stays online and works as it should! I also look after future proofing the site by suggesting new projects that might make the site work better.
My Typical Day: I get to work at 7.15am, I look to see if all the mechanical equipment is still working and if it is I go through my project list for improvement work!
I get to work at 7.15am, I look to see if all the mechanical equipment is still working and if it is I go through my project list for improvement work! I’m often looking to see what we might have to do to keep the plant online, whether that be fixing plant equipment or installing new stuff!
I am part of a team of 7 and we work together to keep everything ticking over as it should on site. Some of the team look after the electrical stuff, some look after the chemical processes and others look after the people who operate the equipment. We have a lot of fun but we also work really hard and sometimes we work very long days!
What I'd do with the money
Organise more fun engineering projects at local primary schools,
We work with aan organisation called “primary engineer” which works with primary schools to host engineering projects for kids who have an interest in STEM. I would put the money towards paying for a local primary school to run these projects.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Make car plastics!
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Work with some amazingly clever people to solve problems
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
I liked maths and solving problems
What was your favourite subject at school?
Maths and PE
What did you want to be after you left school?
James Bond, but I settled for an engineering job instead
Were you ever in trouble at school?
I was when I was between 4-10 years old! I could never sit still
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
I would be an accountant, because I like working with numbers
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If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
To have all my friends and family in one area and we would have all the money we need for life.
Tell us a joke.
What did the left eye say to the right eye? Between us, something smells!