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Meet Keyfix Technical Sales Engineer, Therese Mellon
Posted on 08 Jul 2021
Keyfix Technical Engineer, Therese Mellon, has been working with the Keystone Group for two years now. Therese started with Keylite as a placement R&D Engineer and then was drafted into Keyfix’s team almost a year ago now.
Therese sat down with us to discuss her journey into Product Design and Technical Engineering, as well as her top Keyfix moments.
How long have you been working within the Keystone Group?
I’ve been working within the Keystone Group for two years now – firstly completing my placement with Keylite as an R&D Engineer and then drafted in to help Keyfix last summer. I’ve been with Keyfix ever since!
What does your day to day job role look like?
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.
What drew you to Product Design and Technical Engineering?
I guess I’ve always been a creative person in many aspects such as art or music. At school, Product Design allowed me to be creative through developing products through sketches and drawings right through to the finished product. So, having decided to study Technology with Design at Ulster University, I was encouraged to be creative through not only design, but also through problem solving and engineering.
After having completed your placement with the Keylite, what made you want to come back after you graduated?
I made loads of great friends throughout my time with Keylite so coming back to a warm, friendly environment made for an easy decision. Even as a placement student, I was pushed to constantly improve my skills which helped immensely when completing my final year studies. Because of this, Keyfix is the perfect, fast paced setting where I am encouraged and willing to improve as an engineer.
What has been your best moment whilst working within the Keyfix team over the past year?
There has been many great moments so far with Keyfix, with the team steadily growing in numbers all the time. It is great to see how the company and product has advanced from day 1 and how everyone is willing to adapt as we learn together. It is great to see the structure of the factory and warehouse developing constantly with great additions of tools and manufacturing facilities.
What, in your opinion, sets Keyfix apart?
Keyfix is special because the journey is only beginning. A Non-combustible Cavity Tray is a new product and Keyfix has already made a name for itself in the market within a year. We have great plans and are excited to see the future of Keyfix!