Molly Craggs

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician

Molly’s job title is Maintenance Technician at Envision

What I do

The company I work for makes electric batteries for companies like Nissan. I work in the clean room where the cell (the part which supplies electrical current) is manufactured for the Nissan Leaf electric car. I look after the whole process, so if there are any breakdowns on the production line, any plant maintenance or any engineering requests if something isn’t coming out correctly, I am one of the team that sorts it out.

How I became a technician

A typical day in my
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What I wear to work

Because the clean room is such a controlled environment, you are not allowed any moisture or contamination, so I wear a clean room suit. Everything is covered and only your eyes show. You have to go through an air shower once you have been gowned, and you spend the duration of your shift in the full kit. You can wear ear defenders if you want to, but the noise is under the legal limit, so you don’t have to.

The most exciting thing I’ve achieved so far in my job

I did a modification on one of the lines, which I am proud of. We have equipment that cuts the metal sheets, called a die, and we were getting a lot of issues. I tapped into the pneumatic system and added a pressure switch on both sides, so when it cuts, it will show you the live pressure. If a set point isn’t reached, it will signal that. Instead of changing the die all the time, I then put a fault code on the screen, so when the switch doesn’t reach its set point, there will be a fault that flags up and it will say check your booster pressure. If you cannot increase the booster any further, then it would be a quick five-minute fix. It was a simple thing, and we have saved lots of time. It has been rolled out on eight lines and every time the fault pops up, I think, I designed that!

The next steps in my career journey

For the next few years I want to be a technician and develop a better understanding of everything and move around within the plant. After that, I would like to be a team leader. We have recently taken on some new trainees, so that will be a new skill for me because I will be teaching them.

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