Guest Blogger – Gethin Roberts (Electronica Products Ltd)

Gethin Roberts is a Product Design Engineer for Electronica Products Ltd in Cardiff, he applied for his current position through the GO Wales Jobs service.

“Two years ago, I applied for the position of Design Engineer at Electronica Products Ltd after seeing the job advertised on the GO Wales website. I studied at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff and was keen to stay within the area as I knew that the design community was very active, and that the Welsh Assembly Government encouraged growth in the design and manufacturing industries.”

“Since joining Electronica, I have designed a series of electronic watertight enclosures for spas and pools; and have lately been involved in the development of electric motors for hybrid/electric vehicles.”

“Day-to-day I am responsible for generating product concepts, creating 3D CAD models, testing prototypes, sourcing components and materials, and preparing for production. I have also had many opportunities to get involved in other aspects of the business, such as: setting up an inventory control system, representing the company at trade exhibitions, designing marketing literature and assisting with presentations to high profile clients.”

“Before I joined the company, activity was very much focussed on the design of electronic control systems. However, we have recently received enormous interest from major vehicle manufacturers in our electric motor technology and hope to begin producing our own range of products within the near future.”