TOKTW 2017

Questions & Answers 


  1. What is your job title? – Mechanical engineer
  2. What is your job description? – Product development engineer- Fuel cells
  3. What are the duties and/or tasks you perform at your job? – Responsible for design and development of the fuel cell plate for the Audi fuel cell project
  4. What qualifications do you have for your join the following areas? A) Training?-Technical training, learning how to provide leadership over time. B) Education? -Engineering degree- University of Victoria for 6 years  C) Experience? – Been at Ballard for 20 years doing a lot of design work. D) Skills and attributes? – Good at math and science, good attention to details, the ability to work and communicate with others.
  5. What are some of the things you like about the job? There are lot’s of challenges, and every day is different
  6. What are some of the things you dislike about the job? – There is lots of pressure to make sure things work.
  7. How do you anticipate this job changing in the next five years or so? They are always evaluating how to make things better- there will hopefully be fuel cells in a lot more cars.

Student reflections:

  1. Three reasons i’d like this job: 1. You get to do something new every day  2. It helps improve the environment  3. It would be super cool to get to see all the big robots and machines and work with them.
  2. Three reasons I would not like this job: 1. Theres too much pressure for things to be perfect  2. There are irregular hours 3. I wouldn’t be too good at it
  3. Is this job for me? No. I don’t think I’d work too well with so much pressure, and the irregular work hours. It also takes me a bit to understand things in both math and science so I need to study a lot and wouldn’t be able to solve something relating both those things on the spot.
  4. Explain the value of TOKTW experience in relation to your ideas about you post secondary plans ( Education, training, travel, work?).  Every single person I met there had gone to post secondary, so it shows how much going to university helps firstly get a job, and second, keep it.

    Ice Breaker activities in groups
Outside the building
Chemistry Lab
Outside the clean room

In front of fuel cell car