Jessica Mager, BASc 2002

Since graduating from UBC with a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering in 2002, I have had three jobs with different employers. I interviewed with Northwest Mettech in Richmond during my final year of studies and secured an engineering position with them upon graduation. It was great to have a job waiting for me during the final crunch of fourth year studies.

Mettech is a plasma spray innovator which began at UBC with former Materials Engineering students, and now markets their own plasma spray systems and coatings. I was involved in all aspects of equipment and coatings development, manufacturing and testing in this tiny company, and worked extensively with outside machine shops, materials suppliers, university researchers and engineers from large companies in BC and in places including the UK, Germany and Japan.