Senior Engineer, ST Marine
Q: Tell us what your typical workday looks like at ST Marine.
I work with a small team of people on the development of control and monitoring systems of shipboard systems in ST Marine. From time to time, we also generate ideas to improve our system and aim to develop products to meet the demands of the marine industry.
Other than being involved in development work, I am also exposed to working with our customers. Working with the customers allows me to widen my perspective, and also appreciate and understand better the importance of engineering.
Working in projects allows me to collaborate with colleagues from other trades and share technical knowledge from my own expertise. I would say working at ST Marine is challenging yet rewarding.
Q: What is the most interesting project you have worked on?
One of the first projects I worked on involved a leap motion controller. This is a device that allows 3D motion and gesture control in virtual reality. Demonstrating the futuristic human interface for ship control and monitoring via 3D motion was a cool experience I had on the job. Here was a chance to experiment and understand a new device. I was amazed at these new things, new concepts that you didn’t learn in school.
Q: How does your career at ST Marine fit into your aspirations?
ST Marine has given me the chance to build up knowledge and experience. Using my knowledge in technology allows me to improve and ease human processes, achieving the lean-manning concept in the industry. Ultimately, technology has to be used to improve our lives.
Q: What’s special about being a development engineer?
I take pride in being able to come up with something from nothing. Understanding what the needs are in the industry and hearing the problems that customers face enable us improve the design of our products. My career makes me feel satisfied and deepens my passion for my job every day. My concept of being an engineer has been far exceeded.