Posted: 16 September 2022
Applied Thermal Control is pleased to announce the appointment of Research and Development Engineer, Emma Lewis. This role strengthens the technical team with the focus on the development of new products and renewing existing chillers.
Originally from Surrey, Emma has completed a BEng and MSc combined degree from De Montfort University. This included work on thermodynamics and a thesis on UK weather systems analysis.
This is Emma’s first graduate role, and the benefit of working for an SME is an opportunity to gain broad industry experience, involvement and an understanding of all aspects of the business.
A key responsibility Emma has taken on is to research new suppliers for specific parts to improve production efficiency. Working alongside colleagues in the workshop and the Production Manager, she will ensure that product enhancements improve the speed and efficiency of chiller build process.
Supporting our ISO 14001:2015 commitment to the environment, Emma is working within the technical team developing systems using refrigerants with lower Global Warming Potential (GWP), in advance of the legislation due to come into force in 2022.
Emma said, “I have already developed so much during my time ATC, putting the theory I have learnt into real-world practice and contributing to the ordering process, the chillers leaving the factory and all the stages in between.
“With extensive use of CAD, my design skills have progressed rapidly. Working alongside Mitchell (Technical Manager) speaking in engineering terms my professional technical vocabulary has improved with guidance”.
Working in conjunction with the technical team, Emma has been liaising with current suppliers and introducing new suppliers, producing technical drawings for a new chiller casing and fridge system.
By increasing the size of our team, we can bring projects to completion faster and develop more creative ideas stemming from specialist discussions, resulting in better solutions for our customers.
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