Clive Lewis joined Fluenta in September 2015 as a Principal Hardware Engineer, where he designs and develops new Fluenta products. Clive is an experienced and chartered engineer, and he also holds an MSc in Medical Electronics and an MBA.
- Tell us a little about yourself.
I am 52 years old. I am married (Alison and I celebrated our silver wedding anniversary earlier this year) and we have two daughters who are both currently at university. I have been with Fluenta since September 2015. I have always been a design engineer and have worked in several different industries. In the past I have worked on missile instrumentation, water quality instruments, high-sensitivity smoke detectors and medical devices. I have an MSc in Medical Electronics, an MBA and I am a Chartered Engineer (CEng).
- What is your role at Fluenta?
As Principal Hardware Engineer at Cambourne my role is to design the electronics for new products and, where needed, to help to support older products.
- How did you first learn about Fluenta?
I was approached by a recruitment consultant.
4. What do you like most about Fluenta?
I like the informal but professional atmosphere. We have some fun conversations in the office but we all know to be serious when we need to. I am enjoying learning about the technology behind the flow meters, which is a new area for me.
- What has been your favorite project at Fluenta?
Since I started I have worked almost exclusively on new Fluenta products. However, I have done a little work on an exciting new project, which looks like it will be very interesting when it progresses a little further!
- If you could switch your job with anyone else within Fluenta, whose job would you want?
No Thanks! I’m happy with the job I have.
- What advice do you have for prospective Fluenta candidates?
Take care with the recruitment test. During interview be genuine and be yourself. If you feel that you have to be fake to get the job then you will probably not be happy here.
- What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?
I have a Microlight aircraft that I enjoy flying and maintaining when the weather is nice. I don’t go very far, but I enjoy pottering around the sky enjoying the view. I am interested in aviation generally and quite often go to air shows and museums.
When I turned 50 I bought myself a motorbike. I now have a lot of fun going out for rides with friends who also have motorbikes. My main hobbies are quite technical and I am a bit of a “petrol-head”. I will drive anything that I get the chance of from a mini-digger to a hovercraft.