Meet The Team – Robin Ingram, Engineering Development Manager
We have such a wonderful team at PRM and are keen to share more about the way we work and our culture here. For that reason we’d like you to meet our team…
First up is Robin, who is one of our Engineering Development Managers. Here he explains what working in our engineering team entails, and the parts of the job he loves;
Describe your role at PRM?
I am part of our inhouse engineering team. I design recycling equipment and one off bespoke items from concept all the way through to manufacture and install.
Who else in the business do you work with?
I work closely with our sales team to really understand our customers needs and requirements, and to make sure our products can exceed them.
Our workshop being on site is a huge advantage, it makes it much easier to understand what our manufacturing capabilities are, as we have regular face to face contact with the team who are actually building the end products and systems.
Everyone in the business is very easy to work with and the whole company works as a team to deliver projects, and overcome the inevitable challenges encountered along the way.
What inspires you at work?
I find it inspiring to keep up with industry changes and learn new ways of looking at challenges. The business is very keen to encourage continuous learning, our knowledge of waste equipment is exceptional but we know that technology is ever-changing.
I am also very driven by designing and developing equipment that’s necessary to society and which helps make our planet a greener place.
What’s the project/task you’ve been most proud of to date?
Developing the PRM Bio-Processor, and continuing to innovate and improve this equipment. The Bio-Processor is filling a genuine need, it’s getting rid of a lot of carbon created by road miles and often creates a closed loop recycling system for a wide range of businesses. It has a lot of environmental advantages.
From a professional perspective it’s been extremely interesting to be a part of a company transitioning from only selling products to also manufacturing them. The benefits of having our inhouse production team are so important, it lets us integrate equipment exceptionally well and build whole systems. It also reduces time scales and makes costs much lower for customers.
What do you wish you had more time for?
Developing brand new products. There is a long list of products we’d love to develop, and we have loads of innovative ideas, its hard to find time for all of them.