Meet the Team – Joshua Dray

Blackwood Engineering Project Engineer

About Joshua

Hobbies: Crossfit, Cycling, Climbing

Favorite film: The Gentlemen

Your biggest achievement: Completing my degrees

Josh Dray
Project Engineer - Joshua Dray

Joshua’s role at Blackwood

How long have you been part of the Blackwood Team?

Around two and a half years now.

What is the most rewarding aspect of being employed at Blackwood Engineering?

When difficult projects finally get customer approval. It always feels very rewarding when all the team’s work comes together and the project is moved into mass production.

What does your role include as Project Engineer for Blackwood Engineering?

I am primarily responsible for implementing new customer products. When we receive a new order, it is my responsibility to work with the Blackwood team and the suppliers to ensure that we can get the new product into mass production within the customer deadlines.

What are the biggest challenges the Project Engineering team has faced in the last 12 months?

Keeping up with the Blackwood sales department! Over the past 12 months, our sales team have been extremely successful in bringing in new business. Whilst this is fantastic news for Blackwood, it has resulted in a fairly high workload for the project engineering team. It has certainly been a challenge to make sure that we’re keeping everything on schedule!

What challenges are you currently facing and how are you overcoming them?

The increased shipping times due to the issues in the Red Sea have certainly caused some problems for us recently. We have been working hard to communicate any schedule changes with our customers and prioritise/expedite projects where necessary.

How does the Project Engineering team help deliver the Blackwood Way?

The Projects team are always striving to ensure that we deliver high quality products throughout the product lifetime. We do our best to ensure that we have stable processes that will continue to produce high quality products time and time again.

Final thoughts?

I don’t think you could ask for a better team here at Blackwood!  I’ve not met anyone in the company that isn’t a pleasure to work with and always trying to get the best result for the customer!

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