• Question: What is the best part of your job?

    Asked by 3214h to Ant, Dan, Matt, Mike, Steph on 14 Mar 2012. This question was also asked by justinbieberismyworld, tommix.
    • Photo: Mike Salter

      Mike Salter answered on 12 Mar 2012:

      The best part of my job is having to solve difficult problems. Often nobody will have faced the exact same problem before so I have to put my thinking cap on and work out a solution. Engineers are really good at working together, so I’ll speak to others and they’ll have different ideas from my own. It’s a great feeling when you find a really good solution!

    • Photo: Matt Maddock

      Matt Maddock answered on 13 Mar 2012:

      There’s the problem solving – like doing puzzles for a living – that’s good…but if I am honest, I have to say I just love working somewhere that’s so sci-fi! I mean, my lab has a three foot thick iron door with flashing lights and klaxons – it doesn’t get much better.

    • Photo: Dan Veal

      Dan Veal answered on 14 Mar 2012:

      I think it’s satisfaction of looking back after ac ouple weeks or hard work and knowing you’ve accomplished something cool. For example, I just spent two days designing an aluminium mount that goes between a camera and a lens – drew it in 3D drawing software, printed the drawing and labelled all the dimensions, and last week I gave it to the workshop to build. It’s a great feeling, like youv’e just passed a test and it’s in their hands now for a few weeks before they give it back and i have to test it!