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Bachelor of Technology majoring mechanical engineering
Currently working for:
How long have you been working for this organisation?
Position title and short job description:
Weapon Design Engineer.
Working highlight so far:
Being a member of the design team developing the new Infantry rifle for the LAND 125 Soldier Combat System- Enhanced F88 Rifle System project.
What are the things you enjoy most about your job?
Knowing that the work I am doing will improve our soldiers' effectiveness and potentially keep them alive. Also, the diversity of tasks means every day holds something new and challenging.
An area in which you have needed assistance:
Maths and Excel spreadsheets.
What do you intend to do in the future?
Continue along the technical stream within Thales with a view to becoming a technical specialist in Small Arms design.
#1 tip for current students studying your course:
Develop a really good understanding of the basic engineering principles as these will be needed daily.