Here at HMK, we recognise that our workforce is one of our greatest strengths, enabling us to provide expert knowledge and first-class service to our customers, alongside our market-leading products.
The HMK Team is expanding and we’ve recently recruited new Application Engineer Usman Azar.
Gary Kitchin, Managing Director at HMK Automation, said: “I was impressed with Usman from the outset - at interview he was the first person to recognise every item we have in our demo room.
“Our customers want to speak to experienced people, right from the first contact, and Usman brings that experience and knowledge to our pre-sales applications team. Usman is a real asset to the HMK Team, and I am really excited to see how he develops in the role.”
Read on to find out a bit more about Usman:
Name: Usman Azar
Job Title: Application Engineer
When did you join HMK? August 2021
What does your role involve? I’m in the pre-sales team, so it’s about understanding customer requirements and the application, and then sizing equipment to meet their specification
Previous experience and areas of expertise? I have five years Industrial Automation experience, working with a variety of manufacturers and products from PLCs, drives, HMIs, temperature controllers and safety relays.
Why did you want to join HMK? I wanted to further develop my skillset and understanding, and also work on motion control projects, applying my theoretical knowledge in a practical environment. With Covid, a lot of industries are looking to incorporate technology in the workplace, so it is a great industry to be a part of.
How you finding the new role? One word – fantastic. It’s great to be able to work alongside industry experts who have decades worth of experience and knowledge.
What’s the best thing about working at HMK:My colleagues - not just in the department I work in, but in all the departments as everybody works together as one team and it’s a great working environment. Training and support is readily available and it’s in a great location in Congleton.
Proudest achievement: Becoming a father and completing a BENG (Hons) in Electronic Engineering
Fun fact about Usman: I enjoy having a BBQ with friends and family when the weather is nice.