This month Dan Kirk, a Senior Production Engineer in our Production Department, is under the spotlight. For the better part of two decades he has been a central part of life at Linkam - an extremely knowledgeable engineer he’s also a keen fisherman. Here are his answers to our questions.
How long have you worked at Linkam?
I’ve been working at Linkam for 18 years. I can still remember my first day - my first job was to change the tyre of Arnold Kamp’s car... It is safe to say I’ve progressed somewhat since then.
What’s the best part of working here?
As well as making some lifelong friends, it’s a job where I’m always learning. Eighteen years on and I’m still being amazed by scientific developments.
What were you doing before Linkam?
I was at school! I joined Linkam straight after I left school and while I was still studying at college.
Why did you choose an engineering career?
I always wanted to be an engineer. I like to organize, plan, develop and be rewarded for a finished product – engineering provides this.
What makes you passionate about science/engineering?
I'm passionate about science and engineering because it is an ever changing environment
How would you describe your average day?
Average day?! Is there such a thing at Linkam..?
Has the company changed much since you started working here?
The company is always evolving. When I started here, aged 16, there were only half the number of people, products and designs. Our products are continuously changing and improving with technological and scientific advancements.
What are your hobbies?
Fishing, football, golf and keeping my two young boys entertained.
Where do you want to be in ten years?
I would like to be running my own fishery, fishing on my own lakes, with my family at my side.
And lastly, where did you go on your last holiday?
Ibiza (the quiet side – I’m a family man, don’t you know!)
Anything else you would like to add Dan?
Tight lines, which means - if you do not speak fisherman's lingo - good luck and good fishing.
We hope you are enjoying the snap-shot of the lives of the people who play a part in creating your Linkam stage.
By Caroline Feltham