What is your role at Daedalus?
I’m a mechanical designer. I design parts, create drawings for manufacturing, and optimize designs for whatever manufacturing process will be used to make them.
I arrive in the morning and make a cup of tea. Following that I check my email and begin working. Most of my day-to-day work I can finish at my desk although, I sometimes need to use machinery in the shop to make or modify prototype parts.
… and how has this changed with WFH (Working From Home)?
My commute is a lot shorter now.
Where is your home office?
My home office is in my basement. I already had a few monitors setup there for gaming.
My commute is much shorter, and I can use a loud mechanical keyboard without annoying my coworkers.
What has been your biggest challenge so far?
Communicating with coworkers is more difficult. It’s a lot easier to walk over and ask someone a question than to email or message them a question.
Any helpful WFH tips?
Maintaining good communication with coworkers and remembering they are still available, even if they aren’t in the same building as you.