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     Date Submitted:13-12-2010
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     Current job:Technical Author/Editor
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsI am a qualified Mechanical/Electrical Aerospace Systems Maintenance Engineer and who has over 20 years experience working on fixed wing aircraft to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Line for various major aviation companies and military contracts around the world. Some
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    I am a qualified Mechanical/Electrical Aerospace Systems Maintenance Engineer and who has over 20 years experience working on fixed wing aircraft to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Line for various major aviation companies and military contracts around the world.  Some of these companies and contracts include:

    ·          NORTHROP GRUMANN

    ·          BAE SYSTEMS

    ·          USAF

    ·          RSAF

    ·          US ARMY

    ·          PRATT & WHITNEY.

     

    For the last 12 years I have been working primarily in the Technical Publications industry as a Technical Author, Project Manager, Consultant and Business Manager.  The key roles I have undertaken within the industry include authoring, editing, management and technical consultancy for the creation and amendment of all publications appertaining to the Military and Civil Aerospace industry.  These roles involve working to strict quality constraints detailed in the following specifications:

    ·          AECMA S1000D

    ·          ATA100/200

    ·          ATA2000M

    ·          AvP70

    ·          JSP

    ·          MILSPEC

    ·          DEF STAN 00-60.

     

     

    Key Skills & Tools:

     

    I possess a thorough knowledge of the above mentioned specifications including ASD-STE100 (Simplified English) and DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture), with an in-depth understanding of each application in the Publications environment.

     

    During my time working in the documentation industry, I have gained an excellent understanding of various tools used to create, manage, translate and publish documentation. These tools include:

    ·          Adobe FrameMaker+SGML

    ·          PTC DPS (including Arbortext Editor)

    ·          iLOG (including EAGLE, AcquirED and ASPECT)

    ·          CCT 2.6/3.0

    ·          SAP

    ·          PTC PLM/WINDCHILL

    ·          CMS

    ·          Documentum

    ·          TRIlogy

    ·          TRADOS

    ·          Smart MAX-IT (ASD-STE100/AECMA Simplified English Checking Software).

     

    I also have experience of CAD/Illustrating packages and their applicability within the Publications industry. These packages include:

    ·          CATIA

    ·          UNIGRAPHICS

    ·          PRODUCT VIEW

    ·          PTC Arbortext IsoDraw + CAD Process.


    Management & Sales:

     

    I have managed varying sizes of project team as a Business and Project Manager for offload contracts from major companies.  These offload contracts included the amendment and generation of maintenance, repair, component and equipment publications for:

    ·          BAE SYSTEMS:                 JAGUAR, HAWK, CANBERRA, TORNADO

    ·          SAAB:                                  GRIPEN

    ·          PILATUS:                            PC21

    ·          ROLLS ROYCE:                                (various engines)

    ·          VIRGIN ATLANTIC:           (various aircraft)

    ·          CORSAIR:                          (various aircraft)

    ·          AIR FRANCE:                     (various aircraft)

    ·          DYTECHNA:                       (various military vehicle modifications)

    ·          AIRBUS:                              (various aircraft).

     

    As a Business Manager, I managed over 100 specialized employees locally and at various locations in the UK, Europe and USA working on contracts for:

    ·          BAE SYSTEMS:                   WARTON, BROUGH and HULL

    ·          AIRBUS:                               BRISTOL and HULL

    ·          ROLLS ROYCE:                 HULL, BRISTOL, DERBY and INDIANAPOLIS (USA)

    ·          VIRGIN ATLANTIC:             HULL and CRAWLEY

    ·          CORSAIR:                            HULL and PARIS

    ·          AIR FRANCE:                      HULL and PARIS

    ·          DYTECHNA:                        HULL and MALVERN

    ·          PIPER GROUP PLC:         HESSLE, HULL

     

    My knowledge of the Technical Publication industry specifications; the application of the various tools; and the willingness to implement/trial new software and technology has enabled me to manage, create and implement efficient procedures into the workplace, reducing man-hours and costs whilst increasing productivity and quality, whilst ensuring adherence to the industry standard ISO9001:2000

     

    I carried out detailed proposal, analysis of workloads and developed workable schedules for the completion of tasks in order to meet a specific time scale with accurate reporting for finance, production and presentations for meetings to project completion.

     

    By utilising my persuasive abilities to achieve the agreed objectives, coupled with attention to detail, has enabled me to form excellent working relationships with both customer and supplier.

     

    Consultancy & Sales:

     

    For a period in my career I worked as a Technical Publications Consultant for various companies which involved assessing problems and implementing solutions thus enabling increased productivity and enhancing quality of the deliverable product. The success of these developed solutions involved the sale of software applications, on a freelance basis, from the PTC Arbortext Dynamic Publishing suite.  This in turn would lead to enhancing or replacing hardware/software, installation and training employees in all aspects of the new solution product.

     

    General Information:

     

    Date of Birth:   25th April 1958

     

    Marital Status: Married

     

    Interests & Hobbies:

     

    ·          IT Technology

    ·          DIY

    ·          Music, Theatre and Film

    ·          Photography

    ·          Sports

     

    Additional Information:

     

    ·          UK Passport

    ·          Full UK Driving Licence

    ·         NATO Security Clearance

    Academic Qualifications:

     

    1974:

    School:         Warbreck High School, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK

    Exam:           GCE ‘O’ Level – Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Woodwork, Engineering Drawing

    Exam:           CSE ‘GRADE 1 – English, Physics, Woodwork Human Biology

     

    1975 to 1978:

    College:        Blackpool Technical College, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK

    Exam:           City & Guilds Full Technological Certificate (Mechanical Engineering Technician)

                                Full Certificate Pass

    Exam:           Specialist Engineering Technician Course – Grade 1 Pass

     

    Employment History:

     

    2008 to present:

    Company:     Rheinmetall Technical Publications

    Position:       Technical Author/Editor (Service Bulletins)

     

    2006 to 2008:

    Company:     (Contract) – Various

    Position:       Technical Authoring Consultancy & Sales

     

    2003 to 2006:

    Company:     Piper Group Plc

    Position:       Business Manager

     

    2000 to 2003:

    Company:     Bowne Global Solutions

    Position:       Project Manager (Technical Writing)

     

    1998 to 2000:

    Company:     Bowne Global Solutions

    Position:       Technical Author/Editor

     

    1985 to 1998:

    Company:     (Contract) – Various


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