Women in Engineering Series: Florica
As part of our Women in Engineering series to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day, we’re finding out more about some of the inspiring women we’re surrounded by…
Florica – Mechanical Designer/Automation
Job Title: Mechanical Designer/Automation
Industry Type: Manufacture Equipment/Machinery
BSH in Mechanical Engineering
Involvement in Engineering
I am currently creating an automation project for conveyor systems, designing the following new custom products using SOLIDWORKS:
- Laboratory metal detectors
- Pipeline metal detectors
- Web metal detectors
“Go fulfil your dream, do not get intimidated, get the power to develop or try out new technology, and have fun doing it!”
Previous to this job, I successfully designed the following Pharmaceutical Equipment:
- Containment Process Technology for Coating
- Continuous Fastcoater FC C90
- Bench Top Coater
And before that, I also designed these custom products:
- Ribbon/Paddle Blenders
- Conical Blenders
- Twin Shell Blenders
- Process Equipment
- Mezzanine Structures
- Stainless steel construction for pharmaceutical and food industries
Qualifications & Recognition
2008 CSWE – Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert
2013 CDWP – Certified DriveWorks Professional
Where Did Your Initial Interest in Engineering Come From?
I have always liked to challenge myself to create new projects and to make things happen!
What Advice Would You Give to Young Women Interested in Engineering?
Go fulfil your dream, do not get intimidated, get the power to develop or try out new technology, and have fun doing it!
If You Weren’t an Engineer What Would You Be?
I loved sport so I probably would have followed that path.