How long have you been at Hilti?
I have been with Hilti for just over 11 years now, joining in December 2005.
What led you to a career in Engineering?
My interest in Engineering started very early - I like to know how things work. To do that sometimes you need to break things down to see their component parts then you can build them back up again and get them functioning. If this involves finding another solution even better! To be able to do this, then take that back a step further and 'design' something from first principles - and to do this as a job? Engineering became the obvious career for me. I also find I apply this interest in my private life - using the same principles for designing and creating leather handbags and purses (my husband is happier that I satisfy my handbag addiction by making them than just buying them!)
What led you to a career in construction/at Hilti?
I left university with a B.Eng. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering. At the time I struggled to find a job in Engineering and continued with my 'Saturday' job at a local supermarket. A vacancy at Hilti was advertised in the Customer Services team and it fit my profile perfectly - the opportunity to support customers coupled with a sound technical understanding. Once joining Hilti I was introduced to the Engineering team in which I have now undertaken a number of roles - each one different and as challenging as the last.