International Women’s Day

Posted on 08 Mar 2022

Therese Mellon | Technical Sales Engineer, Keyfix

1. What attracted you to the construction industry?

There are many different aspects to the construction industry meaning the opportunities as a designer are endless. I’m a qualified Product Designer having previously completed my year’s placement with Keylite as a Design Engineer. Keystone are constantly innovating their products through design so this was a great company to start of my journey in the construction industry with.

2. What is your role?

My role in the Keyfix team is Technical Sales Engineer. As a Technical Sales Engineer, my job involves scheduling buildings for clients, creating blank drawings and ordering parts ready for site. There’s lots of exciting R&D work on the side too, with new products in the pipe line. This entails brainstorming ideas with the rest of the team, designing a range of concepts and developing these through virtual and physical testing.

3. How can women have a positive influence on the building industry?

Women can bring new and alternative outlooks when approaching tasks in this traditionally male-dominated industry. We are hardworking and cooperative with a passion for the job.

4. What has been your greatest achievement in your construction career?

This year I sourced the company’s first robot welder which will improve our manufacturing process and progression as a business.

5. What is your message to women thinking of embarking on a career in the building industry? 

There are endless opportunities in this industry with women being at the top of the game.


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