It’s a problem-solving job, and it’s all about critical thinking. I enjoy the challenge of working out what something is meant to be doing and then tackling how to fix it. Some of its components might need replacing or I might need to work on changing the design in some way to make it work even better than before.
I help to design and look after the exhibits at the Science Museum. I provide preventative maintenance – that might mean cleaning a machine or just checking that something is working correctly.
A lot of the museum’s exhibits haven’t been designed by people who are engineers, so you might open up an exhibit and discover it doesn’t work how you might expect it to; you then have to find a way to fix it.