Successful Unsung Heroes of the Engineering World

This article focuses on the unsung heroes of the engineering world. Who are these people? They are those working in the field, onsite, offshore and on the road. It is almost impossible to calculate how many people are working in field engineering in the world. We can be sure that there is a huge group of people working in all industries, countries and in all conditions. These are the people who support, maintain, instal, and repair to keep us all looked after. Who are they? Who works in the field?

Their job title may not contain the word field but that is where they will be out working onsite.

photos of engineers featured in blog, encircling title Unsung Heroes of the Engineering World
Clockwise from top left, Ron Evans, Kevin Chimezie Akparanta, Emily Miltiadou, Luis Ponce de Leon A.,Ryan Westwood, Anand Dalvi, Michael Martin, Natalie Aixill, Michael Lipka, Manuel Alberto Valero Uribe, Monica Nancy Candny, Jessie Moffitt

12 of the wonderful people working globally in field engineering

Twelve of the Unsung Heroes of Engineering

Ron Evans, Field Service Engineer, Metso, USA

Ron Evans, Field Service Engineer, Metso, USA one of the Unsung Heroes of Engineering

Ron Evans is a Field Service Engineer for Metso and supports end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally.

Kevin Chimezie Akparanta, Coiled Tubing Operator, Halliburton, Nigeria

Kevin Chimezie Akparanta, Coiled Tubing Operator, Halliburton one of the Unsung Heroes of Engineering

Kevin Chimezie Akparanta works as a Coiled Tubing Operator in the oil and gas industry. His work for Halliburton focuses on coiled tubing operations which is a form of well intervention in the oil and gas industry. Coiled tubing is used for performing routine well maintenance for land, swamp locations, and offshore.

Emily Miltiadou, Field Service Technician, Miele, UK

Emily Miltiadou Miele with power drill, Field Service Technician for Miele

Emily Miltiadou has a background in transport and consumer products. For the last ten years she has worked for Miele as a domestic equipment Field Service Technician.

Luis Ponce de Leon A., Lifecycle Manager (Service Project Manager), ABB, Switzerland

Luis Ponce de Leon A., Lifecycle Manager (Service Project Manager), ABB, Switzerland

Luis Ponce de Leon A. has experience as a field service and commissioning engineer. He now manages and administers all site project management tasks based on project, service and site execution plans as well as internal processes in mineral, mining and aluminium industries. Luis has moved from Mexico to Switzerland for his work for ABB.

Ryan Westwood, Ophthalmic Equipment Field Service Engineer, Alcon, UK

Ryan Westwood Ophthalmic Field Service Engineer Alcon cropped one of the Unsung Heroes of Engineering

Ryan Westwood is a Senior Field Service Engineer for Ophthalmic Equipment and covers the UK and Ireland for Alcon. He supports a variety of ophthalmic equipment including, cataract/vitrectomy systems, visualisations systems, diagnostics systems, and refractive laser systems.

Anand Dalvi, Biomedical Engineer, Advent International Ltd, Ghana

Anand Dalvi Biomedical Engineer, Advent International Ltd, Ghana

Anand Dalvi moved from working in electronics to working on biomedical equipment. He works on a variety of equipment including X-ray and ultrasound machines, endoscopy tower, and anaesthesia machines, dental chair and X-ray, haemodialysis machine, laparoscopy, OT light and table, C-arm and ventilators. Anand has relocated from India to Ghana for his work with Advent International Ltd.

Michael Martin, Technical Autor to Wind Turbine Technician, Vestas, USA

Michael Martin on wind turbine near Spanish Fork, Utah
one of the Unsung Heroes of Engineering

Michael Martin has worked as a technical writer and now works as a wind turbine technician. He currently works for Vestas and is based in Minnesota in the USA. Michael is part of a team who are responsible for the maintenance and repair of 120 wind turbines.

Natalie Aixill, Technical Services Engineer, Resero UK, UK

Natalie Aixill, Technical Services Engineer, Resero UK, UK one of the Unsung Heroes of Engineering

Natalie Aixill has been an engineer for 20 years now and has worked all over the world – from Jordan and Iraq to Germany and Canada. She currently works for Resero UK as a Technical Services Engineer for buildings with a focus on the environment and sustainability.

Michael Lipka, Field Service Technical Instructor, Canon Medical Systems USA, United States

After experience in the US Navy and working as a Medical Field Engineer, Michael Lipka now works as a Technical Instructor and trains other Engineers and Vendors. Michael works for Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. and is based in Nevada.

Manuel Alberto Valero Uribe, Field Applications Engineer, Altium, Germany

Manuel Alberto Valero Uribe

Manuel Alberto Valero Uribe grew up in Mexico, studied Electronic Engineering, speaks four languages and is now living and working in Germany. He has worked in different engineering roles as well as in marketing and sales. Manuel now works for Altium as a Field Applications Engineer.

Monica Nancy Candny, Marine Engine Cadet, Royal Caribbean International, Liberia

Monica Nancy Candny, Engine Cadet, Royal Caribbean International sitting on pipes

Monica Nancy Candny grew up in Liberia and has studied in Liberia and Ghana. She works as an Engine Cadet at Royal Caribbean International. Monica has worked on various vessels, such as Independence of the Seas, Cestos Tug of Svitzer in Liberia, and Harmony of the Seas. She is part of the team responsible for maintaining and operating the engine room equipment, as well as ensuring the safety and efficiency of the ship’s operations.

Jessie Moffitt, Wind Turbine Technician, Fairwind, USA

Jessie Moffitt, Wind Turbine Technician, Fairwind on top of wind turbine

Jessie Moffitt studied Mathematics and then Wind Turbine Technology. As a wind turbine technician, she maintains and services wind turbines and is Global Wind Organisation GWO Advanced Rescue qualified. Jessie works for Fairwind in the United States.

Further reading on the Unsung Heroes of Engineering

Successful Field Engineers – Nine things to do in 2024

How to build successful global technical field support teams

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