Female plumber and heating engineer based in Hemel Hempstead
Mob: 07876 211326 Tel: 01442 251228 Email: [email protected]
I am a University of Edinburgh BSc. Engineering graduate and have spent all of my career in technical/engineering roles.
My first job was in holography in Manhattan, USA, but I soon made the decision to work in the film and video industry. I worked as a film electrician and grip on a variety of sets:feature films, music videos, industrial shoots, commercials, documentaries &c., involving interesting projects and travels.
Staff jobs held during my time in New York (1987 - 1994) included stage managing, mobile broadcast vehicle construction, and technician for 1125 Productions - one of the leading pioneers of High Definition video at the time - during which we were based in the infamous Ed Sullivan Theatre on Broadway.
I worked for a broadcast video rental company too, where I began my interest in maintenance and repair of equipment and technical instruction for clients.
On my return to the UK I worked in the engineering department of a broadcast video rental company based in North London. as well as repair, maintenance and testing of equipment, we handled specialist projects - we made some of the first “cricket stump cams”, racing car cameras, “elephant-cams” and “cat-cams” to name but a few, and rented various amphibious/underwater camera housings. (The first stirrings of my need to control water?!?!)
My next job was with the 24/7 live news broadcast company, Associated Press, working in the engineering department supporting in-house facilities and departments, and film crews based in international bureaux and crews in the field covering current news and events.
thermostatic radiator valves (TRV’s)
power flushing (latest Kamco© equipment)
hot water cylinders
bathroom and kitchen fittings
outside garden taps
............all manner of leaks and drips!
In 2003 my home of three years in Hemel Hempstead was flooded due to a plumbing fault and the damage was extensive. I was not very happy with the work done by contractors, and this coincided with the broadcast industry becoming digital and therefore computerised. Unhappy with my decreasing role of “hands-on” repair work, I began evening courses in plumbing and by 2004 joined British Gas, training as a service fitter. By 2007, I was apprenticing with a firm of plumbing and heating engineers based in Watford which was the most valuable experience of all, and set up as a sole trader in 2009.
Qualifications I picked up along the way are an NVQII in Electronic Servicing, an NVQII in Domestic Gas and commission to the British Territorial Army (Royal and Mechanical Engineers) .