Engineering and Technology Manager
United Kingdom
Year Started

Questions & Answers

When did you join IMET?

I came to work here in August 2021. However, I knew of IMET before then as for two years prior to joining the company, after I graduated, I worked as a research associate on a knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) project they funded in collaboration with a local university.

What attracted you to IMET? As a graduate, what does the company offer you?

IMET offers a unique role as, from the first day I started here, I’ve been working on real, tangible projects to address changing global demands. The company is growing rapidly, and it’s exciting to play a role in its growth in existing markets as well as helping develop new technology so we can enter new markets.

What do you do here at IMET? What is your main responsibility?

My main responsibility is to help develop and improve existing lines, help with the design of new plants, and finally develop new technologies to help create circular economies in new emerging markets.

What do you need to be good at to do your job well? What particular skills and knowledge do you have?

I need to be able to take a holistic view of an entire process, system or problem, then break it down into key components which I can understand and develop to achieve our end goal.

What particular skills and knowledge are you developing?

I’m working on my PLC (programmable logic controller) programming to help run and modify existing plants and automate future ones. And I’m doing an MBA part-time.

How do you know when your work has gone well?

When we achieve or exceed the targets we set out at the beginning of a project. If that doesn’t happen, understanding why and recording the results for future reference is not a bad outcome.

What do you enjoy most about your job and working in this industry?

It’s very industrial, hands-on, and everything I do is for goals that have a direct impact on the company’s outputs. I also have a large degree of freedom, and an abundance of support, to tackle problems and develop new technology.

In terms of the industry, materials are always going to be required, and developing circular economies helps bring about the material revolution we’re currently seeing across the globe.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I sail and play squash, somewhat intensely.