Felix Daddo Advanced Manufacturing Intern

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Introducing Romar’s Newest Advanced Manufacturing Intern, Felix Daddo

Romar Engineering is very proud to support young engineering students through our internship program, and the latest to join us is Felix Daddo, an aeronautical engineering student from the University of Sydney.

Having started his internship in December, Felix worked through the summer break and is now interning with our advanced manufacturing team one day a week.

For Felix, the internship has provided unique opportunities.

With internships in other companies, there’s usually someone over your shoulder the whole time and there’s a firm limit with what you can actually do. It’s so different here. Romar really puts their trust in you, gives you challenging work and the freedom to come up with innovative solutions. It means you really want to do your best.”

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Focusing on aerospace manufacturing

Felix is currently in the final year of his Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering, majoring in aerospace. After reading about Romar’s aerospace manufacturing capability, he contacted CEO Alan Lipman, who invited him to meet Steve Milanoski, Head of Advanced Manufacturing, and Morgan Wagner, Manufacturing Engineer.

Romar loves connecting with bright young engineers through our internship program, and Felix has an aerospace focus that makes him a perfect fit for our team.

“There was a big push towards Australian aerospace around the time I started my degree. In the beginning it just seemed pretty exciting, but uni really reaffirmed my interest. The more I study, the more I know that I’ve picked the right area. Doing something meaningful like building parts that might soon be used on a space vehicle is incredible.”

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Developing innovative solutions

At Romar, Felix is working with our advanced manufacturing team to grow our fluid and motion control solutions for aerospace.

“I’m part of the University of Sydney rocketry team, and I think that was a big point of interest for Steve,” he says. “I’m an aerostructures engineer, so I build structures and do aerodynamics. This semester at uni I’m designing a micro satellite. It’s theoretical, without a budget, but using affordable components, and we can then test it in certain ways. Romar is more on the propulsion side of things, but there’s a crossover.

Over the summer, I was doing research into pressure regulating valves, I did a mathematical model and some engineering for a valve, and I was also able to present that research to some other companies,” he adds. “Just getting that level of real-world experience is fantastic.”

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Building an expert team

Like many of our former interns – including Manufacturing Engineers Morgan Wagner and Hayden McLaughlin – Felix has found the team at Romar to be both knowledgeable and supportive.

“I’ve learnt a lot from both Morgan and Hayden. The whole team is great and everyone is very generous. If you don’t know something, they will take the time to explain it so that you fully understand.

They also give you a lot of responsibility here, which is a good thing. It’s a challenge, and there can be pressure, but it’s pretty cool to be given that responsibility to find a solution.

That’s something l particularly enjoy – being able to take ownership of a task and having that creative freedom.”

At Romar, we’re always keen to hear from innovative and dedicated engineering students.

Please contact us to discuss our internship program.

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