When asked about his decision to join Penny Hydraulics, Tom was impressed by the “start to finish” process of the products all being on one site. He enthused: “This placement gave me the opportunity to design in CAD and see the product being brought to life in the factory.
Due to the vast range of products, Penny Hydraulics covers all aspects of engineering roles which benefitted my understanding of the different areas of engineering and gaining experience.”
Tom also chose Penny Hydraulics due to their well-respected reputation in the local business community as well as being able to live in Sheffield, near his university, and work locally.
Explaining his day to day at Penny Hydraulics, Tom enthused: “Every day presents new opportunities!”
Varying from refining the CAD models, updating technical drawings and parts lists for the knuckle joint cranes to liaising with different departments daily, no two days are the same as a Design Engineer.
More specifically, Tom helps to make sure everything is done correctly and documented in the right way. He has also spent a lot of time checking things with the shop floor and even had a few days building the cranes to gain knowledge and experience.