Ferranti

1985The company is no longer tradingBased in the UKStudent Placement

Clean Room Operative at Ferranti Electrical Optical Weapons

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About Ferranti Electrical Optical Weapons

Ferranti Electrical Optical Weapons, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, was a renowned company that specialised in laser technology and missile guidance systems. During its years of operation, Ferranti was at the forefront of innovation in the aerospace industry. The company aimed to develop cutting-edge solutions for military applications, making significant contributions to the field of optical weapons and defence systems.

Iain White Clean Room Operative Work Experience

During his Higher National Diploma (HND) at Edinburgh Napier University, Iain White had the opportunity to work as a Clean Room Operative at Ferranti Electrical Optical Weapons. In this role, Iain contributed to the company’s laser missile guidance systems and worked on sensitive projects in a highly controlled clean room environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

As a Clean Room Operative, Iain White had the following responsibilities:

  • Monitored the clean room laser assembly on a daily basis, ensuring the cleanliness and proper functioning of the environment to maintain the integrity of sensitive equipment and components.
  • Performed data entry tasks and updated and filed top-secret documents, ensuring accurate and secure record keeping.
  • Updated engineer drawings, contributing to the documentation of project specifications.

Contributions and Achievements

During his tenure as a Clean Room Operative, Iain White made significant contributions to the company and achieved notable milestones:

  • Ensured the smooth functioning of the clean room laser assembly, minimising the risk of contamination and maintaining optimal performance of sensitive equipment.
  • Maintained accurate and up-to-date records by diligently performing data entry tasks and updating top-secret documents, contributing to the efficient operation of the clean room environment.
  • Handled sensitive information with the utmost confidentiality and followed strict security protocols, ensuring compliance with the Official Secrets Act.
  • Contributed to the preparation of specification documents for NASA, translating complex technical information into clear and concise documents that met the project’s requirements.

These achievements highlight Iain White’s attention to detail, adherence to protocols, and ability to work in a secure and controlled environment.