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     Date Submitted:09-12-2010
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     KeywordsTechnical author, aerospace, military, avionic, mechanical, 5 years
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    I am an experienced, hard working and loyal employee who wants to achieve a roll with a forward looking company that will enable me to use my existing skills and experience in a new role, and also to build on these through fresh challenges and training.  I am an aerospace engineer employed as a technical author for the technical publications on the Eurofighter aircraft project.  I was previously employed as a mechanical engineer in the Royal Air Force.  An excellent team worker but equally able to be self-motivated and well organized, I am flexible and adaptable in approach, with the ability to produce a high standard of work under pressure coupled with a willingness to travel.

     I am keen to extend my knowledge and experience of technical authoring as I find the work to be both stimulating and rewarding.

     I have a proven success record using good organisational, communication, planning and inter-personal skills. I am an experienced technical author, competent in the use of IT with knowledge and experience in using the following software and specification packages: 

    • Linux, MAC OS and Windows with Microsoft Office Package
    • Adobe Framemaker + SGML/XML
    • Various CAD software.
    • Various Oracle based databases.
    • Various web based software.
    • AECMA S1000D
    • AECMA Simplified English
    • AVP 70
    • ATA 100
    • ISO-9001

    Career Review

    Technical Author

    BAE Systems, Warton                2008 - Present

    • Employed as a technical author for all systems, including avionics, of the Eurofighter aircraft in a team of permanent and sub-contract technical authors
    • Responsible for the writing and modification of descriptive, procedural, location and schematic data modules
    • Full working knowledge of an LSA based, common source database for all the Eurofighter aircraft structure and systems
    • Writing to an AECMA S1000D and ATA100 specification using Framemaker + SGML 5.5
    • Use of Mercury Client, an Oracle based database, and numerous BAE Systems databases, including Trilogi, a web based document reference system.

    Derwent International Communications Ltd, Engineer / Technical Author                                                                        2006 – 2008

    • Originally employed with this company to perform general clerical duties, after a review of my past experience in the Royal Air Force the company, the role was changed to that of Technical Author
    • Converting technical jargon contained in electronic manuals into plain English for a multi-national company
    • Updating user manuals and service manual design
    • Working to an ISO-9001 standard
    • Extensive use all Microsoft Office applications as well as Framemaker, Adobe Acrobat and Distiller.


    Aerospace Engineer

    RAF              2000 - 2006

    • Part of a multi-skilled maintenance team responsible for aircraft inspection, rectification of faults, functional testing and servicing for flight-testing.
    • Complex servicing of aircraft using a combination of engineering drawings and CAD software.
    • Adaptable to many different shifts and working hours.
    • Complex and comprehensive reporting, documentation of work carried out and tracking of assets.

    Software Experience

    Linux, MAC and Windows operating systems

    Full Microsoft Office Suite

    Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, FrameMaker + SGML/XML

    Various CAD software

    Various Oracle based databases

    Various web based software

    Education

    SaleGrammar School                                1990 - 1996

    Qualifications

    NVQ 4Aeronautical Engineering

    NVQ 3 International Logistics

    10 GCSE, grade A-C, including Maths and English

    In House Training

    Total Quality Management

    Leadership skills

    ISO9001

    ISO20000

    Personal

    Date of Birth: 14  November 1978

    Status: Single

    Driving Licence: Full, UK

    Interests

    As well as the usual social activities, I enjoy all sports and like to keep myself fit in the local gym and by playing football and table-tennis.  I am currently studying towards a science degree at Open University.  I read a wide variety of books both for pleasure and for education and enjoy travelling and learning about other countries and their cultures


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