Next up in our Meet the Team series is our graduate engineer, Olivia McAvoy! Find out more about Olivia below:
Q3. Length of time working for the company
Q4. What is your background?
I graduated from Queens University Belfast in July 2020 with a Masters in Aerospace Engineering (MEng).
Q5. Favourite part of the job?
I love that I do something different each day, this makes the job exciting and enjoyable. I feel like I am always learning something new!
Q6. What does a typical day involve?
As I have said before, there is always something I do different each day. However, a typical day involves the following:
- A meeting with the whole team at 9am, discussing everyone’s plans for the day
- Getting data and paper work prepared for any upcoming testing
- Writing reports for testing which has just finished
- Gathering data and getting it ready to present to customers
- Conducting tests (usually via Zoom or WebEx due the current situation) and liaising with customers
- Checking in test items or instrumentation
Q7. What opportunities have you been given as a member of the team at Resonate Testing?
As I joined Resonate Testing in the middle of a global pandemic, I haven’t had opportunity to travel for work yet. Although, Tom has offered me a great opportunity to conduct some R&D which I will be presenting at the FAA Conference in Atlantic City in 2021 (if Covid-19 allows).
However, Tom and the team at Resonate Testing has often gave me great opportunities to lead and run engineering tests with well-known customers. Opportunities like this have taken me out of my comfort zone and have developed my confidence, as a Graduate Engineer, greatly.
Q8. How do you like to relax outside of work?
I like to go to the gym, it often takes my mind away from any stress and gets me out of the house, and I think this is especially important on days where I am working from home. As gyms have been closed, I try to walk every day, even if it is 15 minutes during my lunch break.
Q9. Tell us an interesting fact about yourself
I have accumulated approximately 25 hours of flying lessons