PEME Engineering Team Leader, James Maile, has completed his Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Engineering. He is the latest of several young PEME engineers to acquire this qualification following completion of his apprenticeship.
James supervises a group of technicians in conducting Asset Care, having previously been employed as a Reliability Improvement Technician supporting various blue-chip manufacturers. Everything around us has been engineered in some way: car tail-lights, breakfast cereals, tins of paint, cat food, even a bag of sugar and James has helped manufacturers achieve Productivity Improvement to deliver products like these.
He completed his HNC over a 2-year period at the College of West Anglia in Wisbech. His HNC involved various advanced subjects, including analytical methods, Auto CAD and engineering materials with a major unit being project-based.
James is shown being presented with his certificate at a recent PEME awards ceremony and said “I enjoyed the planning and execution of the project, taking it from an initial concept through to successful completion. It has helped me to gain a greater understanding of material properties, costs, etc. I had to design a 3D spiral staircase using SOLIDWORKS, which was a very interesting exercise. I also designed a Vibration Analysis test rig and carried out stress / strain tests on the shaft to make sure unwanted fatigue was not suffered.”
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