Meet the Team – Ed Minett
Ed Minett joined EOGB in July 2021 as our R&D Mechanical Design Engineer and uses his excellent skills to enhance EOGB’s product offerings. Since then Ed has excelled in that role and has recently been promoted to Technical Manager.
Tell us about your degree and your University experience
At university, I studied Motorsport Engineering BEng degree. The course included numerous subjects throughout the three years I attended. These years included different subjects for instance Engineering Maths and Science, CAD, FEA, CFD, Thermodynamics, Composite Material, and many more.
During my time at university, I participated in the student race teams on offer, in the first year I took part in the Morgan Motor Company race team in which we travelled around the UK to various different circuits in the pit crew. Also spending a few Fridays working at the Morgan factory building their production cars for customers. In my second year I took part in the Formula 3 race team which ran in the F3 CUP, my role was front left mechanic on this team. In my third year, I ran our formula student team as the team principal. This role involved managing deadlines and responsibilities which I use daily in my current position at EOGB.
After University I worked as an assembly technician at FIRECO, a company that manufactures door guards for hospital doors, which sense an alarm going off in the event of a fire and force the door to close to contain it.
After this role I worked for The Food Machinery Company as a mechanical design engineer, this helped to improve my CAD skills and harness my experience within a work environment dealing with customer relations and meeting their requirements.
How do you use those skills with your job at EOGB?
I started off at EOGB as R&D Mechanical Design Engineer, this position was more hands-on than my previous role, allowing me to use more skills. I was able to harp back to previous experiences when facing different challenges on the job.
My position at EOGB is now Technical Manager which I enjoy as it is rewarding and always a learning process.
What does your typical day look like?
A typical day varies dramatically, but normally I come in and look through the list of tasks. Delegate to the team different tasks then do some CAD work on our products, go into our lab, and work hands on physically setting up products for testing. We also have four 3D printers which need continuous attention.
What is the best aspect of your job?
The aspect I most enjoy about the role is having variety and doing something different every day. I also admire the company’s ambition to evolve and produce different products to meet the industry’s ever-changing needs.