We caught up with Field Service Engineer, Sarah to find out about her career in engineering to date. Sarah is the first female engineer to be employed by Electroserv and hopefully the first of many.
Q. What made you want to work in engineering?
A. When I was growing up I always enjoyed fixing and solving things with my Dad. My Dad raced motocross bikes and as I got older so did I. I was always helping my dad fix bikes and cars.
Q. What was school like for you? Did you enjoy it?
A. School was okay, I enjoyed practical subjects like Design & Technology.
Q. How did you get your first job and where was it?
A. I worked as a rally car mechanic for one and a half years where I did my first year at college studying mechanics alongside. After that I got a job at Veolia Water Technologies as a Maintenance Engineer where I carried out my apprenticeship and worked on water purification plants and equipment.
Q. How long have you been working in engineering?
A. I’ve been working in engineering for 4 years now.
Q. What does a typical day at work look like for you?
A. I travel to site and carry out calibration and verification on process instruments. The sites I go to vary by industry but can include industries such as pharmaceutical, oil and gas, food production, water and chemical.
Q. Where do you see yourself in the future?
A. Still working in engineering, more skilled and experienced and at a higher position so that I can take up new challenges. I’m still fairly new to Electroserv so I’m excited to see what the future might bring!