What is your background?
I made my end studies internship part of a mechanical engineering master, with a robotics option, at BA Systèmes. This was in 2005 and since I have never left the company. So I started my career in the Hardware Design Office as an engineer designer. At the end of 2009, I joined the IRIMI program when General Electric Healthcare has approached BA Systèmes for the design of the mobile base of the Discovery. At the time, it was all new for us to work on medical applications and it was for us like the beginning of a great adventure. With the end of the design program, BA Healthcare was born so I have naturally joined the team on the same mechanical design tasks.
What does your job involve?
My mechanical designer job at BA Healthcare is very rich and versatile. We often start a new project from scratch, like a kind of letter to Santa Claus that the practitioners would fill to express their needs. Once the specifications defined and requests accepted by the project manager based on what is feasible or not, my work begins. I intervene from the product design stage. I start with 3D sketches that detail and check the general functionalities, dimensions, different structures, components, etc. These sketches allow me to check the feasibility and reliability of the assembly by strength calculations for example. We then validate these drafts with the project manager first and then with practitioners. Once the design phase completed, I switch to manufacturing to create the prototypes.
What are the most rewarding aspects of your job?
I love the versatility and richness of my job. I do not spend all my time in front of a computer. Once procurement started, I spend time in workshop for assembly. For Robo-K, for example, I ensured the entire monitoring of production. After 3 years of work, finally see the robot moving is a real achievement.
In 10 years I have done a lot of things and evolved into positions and responsibilities. I think this is a great opportunity offered by BA Systèmes. It is possible to change, the products are interesting and there are plenty of things to do. Why not joining BA Systèmes and you will perhaps also spend 10 years there without being bored for a second.