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     Date Submitted:09-05-2011
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     Current job:Materials Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsMaterials, Welding, Metallurgy, Quality, Engineering, Space, Aerospace
    CV

    Nationality:

    British (UK)

    Date of Birth:

    05/10/1980

    Marital Status:

    Single

     

    Personal Statement

     

    Seeking position in materials metallurgical engineering, where 16 years  of experience in research and development of new materials and novel processes, broad background, materials testing, macro and microstructural characterization expertise will increase efficiency of development/ improvement of product and process. I possess a dynamic background in the aerospace and space industries working for large blue chip companies and international agencies.

     

    Areas of Expertise

     

    Materials engineering

    Metallurgy

    Titanium alloys

    Steels

    Welding

    Non Destructive Testing (NDT)

    Thermal spraying

    Chemical processing

    Heat treatment

    Failure investigation

    Auditing

    Process improvement

     

    Education

     

    2005 - 2007

    BEng (Hons) - Materials Engineering

    Sheffield Hallam University

    2003 - 2005

    HND - Materials Engineering

    Sheffield Hallam University

    1999 - 2001

    HNC - Engineering Design

    Wilmorton College

    1998 – 2000

    NVQ 3 - Technical Services

    Rolls-Royce training school

    1997 – 1999

    ONC - Materials Science

    Wilmorton College

    1997 - 1998

    NVQ 2 - Engineering

    Rolls-Royce training school

     

    Professional Experience

     

    Metallurgist (contract) - European Space Agency (ESA) 2012 – Present (~2 years)

    Providing materials and processes support to various space projects during design, manufacture, assembly and test. The core role involves project support for non-conformance reviews, Materials and Process Control Boards (MPCBs) and design reviews. In the role I play a major supporting role for failure investigations for in service incidents and test failures using a range of analytical techniques available at the laboratory. Competent in the use of Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM), optical microscopy and related metallurgical preparation techniques. I have an appreciation of X-Ray Fluorescents (XRF) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD). In this role I have been working on the following Projects: BepiColombo, Lisa Pathfinder, Exomars, Alphabus extension, HSO ISS and MPCV.

     

    Metallurgist (contract) - Rolls-Royce plc 2012 (6 months)

    Worked as part of a laboratory support function for a site which is responsible for aero engine repair and overhaul of military programmes. My primary role was to supporting welding, heat treatment and thermal spray processes on site and sub contract. The role required an in depth knowledge of engine overhaul practices as per TSD 594J. I was the focal point for NUCAP accreditation for thermal spraying and heat treatment processes for 2012.

     

    Metallurgist (contract) - EADS Astrium 2007 – 2012 (4.5 years)

    I worked in a metallurgist role supporting the design, manufacture, assembly and test of Chemical Propulsion Systems (CPS) for satellites and space exploration vehicles. The CPS module comprises of various titanium, stainless steel, and aluminium alloys. I acted as a controlling authority for special processes such as EBW, TIG and other joining processes internally and for the sub contract network. The role required regular national and international travel to support Material and Process Review Boards (MPCBs). The position required an in depth knowledge and awareness of company, ESA and customer specifications. The low volume production but high technology industry required critical decisions to be made on a regular basis that would have serious impact on quality and schedule. During my time at Astrium I supported ESA projects such as GAIA, Swarm and BepiColombo and telecommunication programmes for SES Astra.

     

    Metallurgist (staff) - Rolls-Royce PLC 1997 – 2007 (7 years)

    Working within the Materials department allowed me to get exposure to a wide array of materials and engineering principles. I gained experience in titanium alloys, nickel alloys and various coatings applied by thermal spraying processes. The job involved research and development of new materials and investigations into in service events and failures. I conducted failure investigations and presented results at a senior level on several occasions. A key highlight was supporting the RB211 535 engine bearing failures with British Airways during 2003/ 04.

     

    One of the larger projects I managed was the development of a coating designed to reduce vibration on a rotating component. The ceramic coating was applied by plasma spraying onto a complex titanium substrate. I set up a facility to test various coating combinations on a small scale which was representative of engine hardware. When the coating system was optimised this was then applied to a blisk fan for an engine test which proved successful. 

     

    I moved to the Compressions Manufacturing Laboratory providing general site support in special processes such as thermal spraying, painting, plating, electron beam welding and machining. My core role was the process owner for all welding on site including TIG and EBW. I controlled substantiation of new components and approval of all welders across a range of materials. The position also required planning for component offload to sub contract suppliers and integrating them into the manufacturing chain. I have represented the company for NADCAP/ NUCAP accreditation audits in special processes.

     

    Modern Apprenticeship 1997 – 2000 (3 years)

    Completed an NVQ 2 in Engineering, which included Milling, Turning, Fitting and Electrical Appreciation units. Then I undertook an NVQ 3 in Technical Services, which involved me being placed on attachments in various laboratories around Rolls-Royce. I was presented with the Rolls-Royce Airlines apprentice of the year award in 2008.

     

    Interests

     

    Investing money into the stock market and take part in discussion forums on the internet looking for new opportunities. I also manage a small portfolio of properties to generate additional income. I would be interested in travelling or working abroad in the near future if the opportunity arises. One of my short term objectives is to learn a foreign language. I like to maintain a high level of fitness playing football and street running. I frequently attend gymnasiums whether it is locally or when travelling. 


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