OC Robotics Placement

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Summary

    • OCR is a high-tech company designing highly flexible robotic ‘snake’ arms for use in confined and hazardous spaces (e.g. performing maintenance on aircraft engines, nuclear decommissioning, oil & gas operations, etc.).

 

    • Successfully brought products components from ideas to fruition, starting with designing parts for production systems (using both quantitative and intuitive analysis), then producing engineering drawings conveying technical requirements, and finally choosing manufacturers with considerations of capacity, capabilities and cost.

 

    • Facilitated sourcing and procurement, working with suppliers to clearly communicate what our use case was (considering confidentiality), whilst honing my research skills finding suitable stock products that deflated costs.

 

    • Evolved to be a primary resource for system analysis, mainly working with Python, allowing for validation of systems to be gained and presented to stakeholders, demonstrating what was achievable. I formulated test plans, wrote analysis scripts, then created test reports and slides that I presented in formal or informal meetings.

 

    • Personally developed my business acumen (in strategic and project management senses), by being involved in a small company where senior leadership team was readily accessible and open regarding the strategic direction of the company, both in in-depth company meetings and in considered answers to my questions and reflections. I also saw how OCR adapted to the (June 2018) acquisition by GE Aviation, and the integration of the assets.

 

  • Engaged with site visits, including driving robots on deployments at the end of projects, delivering purchased systems, and visiting manufacturers, being mindful of presenting the company well to help gain future business.