Intern Profile: James L

James L in the Moog Aircraft Group lobby in Wolverhampton

Oxford Brookes student James came to the Wolverhampton facility for a 12-month internship as part of his degree, with a view to working in either aerospace or motorsport once he graduates.

“I chose Moog so I could be part of designing and manufacturing motion control products,” James said. “In particular, I’ve been looking at the aerospace and defence industries, and I hope to learn a great deal over the next year at Moog.”

James’ days are typically very hands-on, and he actively contributes to a number of ongoing projects and vital maintenance. “One of my tasks involves looking at the quality of the coolants in the CNC machines by measuring various properties using Ion Selective Electrodes. I then analyse the collected data using various statistical methods to try and work out if the coolant life in the machines needs adjusting,” James said. “Another project I have is creating and implementing processes for packaging parts to protect and reduce corrosion.”

James is a Grade 8 trumpetist and a mountain climber in his spare time, and as a very proactive person, he’s found Moog’s working environment plays to his strengths.

“The freedom you get at work on a day-to-day basis is great, as it means I can tackle tasks in an order that suits me. Everyone has helped me settle in well, and there’s a really friendly culture throughout the company,” James concluded. 

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