March 2009 — June 2012
My main duties at Design Grp were hand lay up moulds, making architectural products eg door canopys, window bays, tank covers, tank containers, slate panels and chimney stacks, pots and balcony covers for high rise flats. I had to read basic architectural drawings and measure the amount of matt, gel coat and resin needed to lay up product. I also had to repair broken moulds and make new moulds and prepare them for production eg using release agents to break mould in and wax mould for easy release every time mould was used. I also used diamond cutter for finishing product or for joining larger products together. There was some usage of bonding pastes to add insulation to certain products and I was the only employee with a counter balance forklift licence and it would be my duty to load and unload products like resin tanks, acetone barrels, gel coat barrels and finished Grp products ready for delivery to customers. It was also my duty to ensure tools were cleaned properly and stored in clean acetone so that they would be ready to use for next job.