Domino Printing Supports International Women In Engineering Day
June 20, 2023
Domino celebrates International Women In Engineering Day, left to right: Rachael Wood, Emily Johnson, Kayleigh Bennett and Rachael Satchwell.
A Cambridge company is marking this year’s International Women in Engineering Day on Friday 23rd June by applauding some of its female employees working in key technical roles.
Domino Printing, a world leader in coding, marking and digital printing technologies used worldwide across a wide range of industries, is committed to helping its employees achieve their career potential by providing support and resources to broaden their skill sets.
As part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Domino also welcomes the annual awareness campaign by the Women’s Engineering Society which highlights the range of rewarding careers open to everyone in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Emily Johnson, Product Compliance Specialist, is responsible for ensuring that Domino’s fluid products meet the requirements of industrial legislation, such as the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment or Medical Device regulations.
She says: “I’d always had a passion for chemistry, particularly functional materials and product design and enjoy reading requirements and then understanding how to apply them. This is extremely useful within compliance as legislation and regulations are rarely black and white and quite often need to be interpreted.
“I considered law, but studying science won. As it has turned out, Product Compliance is a nice hybrid between the two as you need to hold a strong argument and convey a case succinctly, leading with evidence. I would absolutely encourage anyone to consider studying for a career in STEM, as there are so many interesting roles out there.”
As Senior Test Technician, Kayleigh Bennett’s role centres around helping to achieve new ink qualifications created by the company’s chemists for its A-Series and Ax range of Continuous Inkjet Printers.
She says: “I have always been interested in mechanical and electrical engineering and seeing how things work. On leaving school, I found a role in electronics which included testing the components I had built. It progressed from there as I gained the experience needed to do my role today.
“I enjoy combining our new inks with our printers, analysing how they work and react together. It’s also satisfying to work closely with another team to deliver new ink products to our customers, enabling them to keep their production lines running.
“For any women looking at career options, I’d say follow your intuition. Engineering opens so many doors to so many things and is involved in everything you see today.”
Rachael Satchwell, UK Head of Sales for Coding & Marking, says: “My team of 18 people work with end-user customers and equipment integrators to provide coding, labelling and vision solutions in production environments which demands in-depth knowledge of our technologies.
“I joined Domino 11 years ago from a sales background within the packaging industry and saw an opportunity to utilise my experience in a more technical environment. Seeing the final solution being presented to our customers is very satisfying and can make a real difference to them in terms of meeting their own requirements and customer demands.
“There are some great opportunities to excel within the scientific and engineering-based industries and I would encourage more women to consider sales as a career path.”
Rachael Wood is UK Local Subject Matter Expert for the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Project, charged with ensuring new company software meets the requirements for standardised global processes to continually improve the customer experience.
“I have 15 years’ experience working in credit control, customer experience and sales operations at Domino which has given me a well-rounded view of what will, and what won’t work for our business and customers when it comes to introducing a new global ERP system
“You don’t need to have any specific engineering experience to work at an engineering company as you can learn and grow in the role. If you are committed and eager to learn then your future is full of potential. Take that leap and remember what Michelle Obama said: ‘There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish”.
As Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) Advisor, Fiona Jones supports Domino employees to achieve high standards of health and safety within their role and department.
She says: “In a previous company I picked up Health and Safety to cover maternity leave and quickly realised how interesting, dynamic and fast-paced it can be, as well as offering diverse career options in different sectors.
“I studied for a number of SHE qualifications including a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, which has given me further knowledge within the field. For anyone considering a career in this area, my advice would be to find an organisation that has a great health and safety culture driven from the top down which will nurture you, help you grow and see the potential for excellence in your abilities.”