Volunteer Profiles

Owen – Metropolitan Branch

OwenHaving completed an apprenticeship as a Fitter and Machinist, Owen went on to complete a degree in Industrial Engineering and Computing. Owen worked in various manufacturing industries including machine building, base metals , automotive and paper making. In his project work for Solve, Owen uses his engineering, project management and people management skills, and his approach is to have lots of discussion, brainstorming, review and feedback with the project coordinator and the client to make sure the prototype is the best and most simple solution before producing the final product.

“Its important to understand the person’s capabilities, not make assumptions and not over-engineer. My projects have certainly challenged my mind and opened my eyes to some of the issues people face.”

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