Hi, my name is Stuart Bateman and I’m a Chartered engineer.

I’m also a Blogger / Designer & amateur Astrophotographer who enjoys challenges and opportunities as they come or what I find, either Professionally or Personally.

Professionally, I study and implement Lean Manufacturing and Six sigma with my current role as a Production Engineering Manager.

You might think OK that’s what everyone else thinks and you would be right, but I like to teach and improve others as I learn and grow myself (not just at work). Outside the workplace I get involved with STEM, Enterprise Advisors and Governing in an attempt to give back to the community and help young people grow, apart from being a Dad my hobbies help me to push outside my comfort zone and learn new things.

But that’s enough for here, check out the rest of my site where I will be going deeper into my background/ skills/ hobbies/ achievements/ CV/ being an Engineer and goals in my life.

Also, please check out the links at the top for my LinkedIn and MyMiniFactory pages. There is a contact page if you like to get in touch to ask me questions on my career / engineering or anything that I’ve helped spark an interest, I’m happy to have a chat.

If you’re interested in becoming an engineer please check out My Biography to see the route I took, also you might want to check out what I’m currently reading and my book recommendations for Engineers and general development.

Also, I do offer services to help others with their development and implementation of Lean Manufacturing, but if you’re here to find out more on Lean then head to this post which starts talking and teaching you what you need to know. My advice is to start with the low hanging fruit and work your way up in terms of size of projects and improvements, good luck and let me know how things go!

Resources!

Are you looking to expand your knowledge of engineering, or are you a professional wanting to know more about Lean Manufacturing and Six sigma, or maybe you’re a freshly  graduated engineer looking for the path to Chartered Engineer.

Then you’ll want to head on over to my Resources section!

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Some of my home designs Using my Ender 3 printer

I have a intrinsic curiosity to find out how things work, using this knowledge I then design solutions to daily problems I come across in work or at home. I enjoy creating and even more seeing my designs working and being used by others, here is a selection of my homebrewed 3D models.

My Thoughts Each month on LinkedIn I post a blog on whats been on my mind recently (mainly on the Professional topics), below are my most recent ones.

Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn to chat about these thoughts or any other topic I cover, I welcome new ideas and comments.

Testimonials

James Rowe

Stuart is a great engineer to work with, always looking to push the envelope of his knowledge and develop himself as well as the business processes he is responsible for. He has a good all round knowledge of both the practical and theoretical aspects of Manufacturing Engineering and he does not let life's obstacles get in the way of making things happen.

Production Engineering Manager at Fraser Anti-Static Techniques

Stuart is a great engineer to work with, always looking to push the envelope of his knowledge and develop himself as well as the business processes he is responsible for. He has a good all round knowledge of both the practical and theoretical aspects of Manufacturing Engineering and he does not let life’s obstacles get in the way of making things happen.

Nigel Saunders

I worked with Stuart at Stannah Stairlifts, Andover from 2009 – 2011. During my time there, Stuart was renowned for his efficiency in successfully implementing the assignments he undertook. Stuart’s strengths lay particularly in his Lean Manufacturing activities that were implemented during the New Product Introduction phase of the projects that were launched during my time there. In conclusion, I have no hesitation in endorsing Stuart for his knowledge, expertise and work ethic.

Quality Assurance Engineer at Tristel.

I worked with Stuart at Stannah Stairlifts, Andover from 2009 – 2011. During my time there, Stuart was renowned for his efficiency in successfully implementing the assignments he undertook. Stuart’s strengths lay particularly in his Lean Manufacturing activities that were implemented during the New Product Introduction phase of the projects that were launched during my time there. In conclusion, I have no hesitation in endorsing Stuart for his knowledge, expertise and work ethic.

David Hewett

I have worked closely with Stuart delivering manufacturing engineering systems for existing and new products. Stuart has a passion for eliminating waste from manufacturing processes. Stuart is creative and very proactive. Stuart has a high attention to detail and can analyse and manage data to realise process trends to identify bottlenecks and value streams. Stuart’s drive and determination is both inspiring and refreshing and he has the ability to lead engineering teams to realise full potential. I would recommend Stuart to any prospective employer.

Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager at AWE

I have worked closely with Stuart delivering manufacturing engineering systems for existing and new products. Stuart has a passion for eliminating waste from manufacturing processes. Stuart is creative and very proactive. Stuart has a high attention to detail and can analyse and manage data to realise process trends to identify bottlenecks and value streams. Stuart’s drive and determination is both inspiring and refreshing and he has the ability to lead engineering teams to realise full potential. I would recommend Stuart to any prospective employer.

Stewart Price

Stuart was a very effective and professional engineer during the time I worked with him. Always reliable and dependable, delivering on timescales and promises

Assembly Production Team Manager

Stuart was a very effective and professional engineer during the time I worked with him. Always reliable and dependable, delivering on timescales and promises

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