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     Date Submitted:30-11-2011
     Last Modified:03-12-2011 (09:53)
    Job information
     Current job:NDT Level III consultant - Aerospace
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsAerospace NDT consultant OEM/Production and Carriers/Airlines All NDT methods 30 Years experience

    Curriculum Vitae - Resume

    NDT/QC Level  3/III Consultant – Aerospace Specialist – international

    Self Employed – Available on Short Term Contacts

    US Citizen/UK Citizen



    Entrepreneurial, go-ahead, responsive, flexible, intuitive, self motivated, assertive, willing, independent, exacting,


    Entrepreneur, 1980 to current

    • 1980:   Originated and established the company AEROSPACE INSPECTION TRAINING, a School for Non-destructive Testing primarily for the aerospace sector.
    • Gained the ISO 9001 approval and generated an unparalleled reputation worldwide.
    • Trained students from over 88 air carriers, 45 manufacturers, 60 sub-contractors and over 14 military organizations.
    • 1988: Originated and established the HELLIERschool for Nondestructive Testing in California, USA.
    • Managed and operated the US school until March 2004.
    • Acted as NDT consultant and installed numerous Quality Management Systems to meet ISO 9001/9002 and AS 9000/9100.
    • Established PCN Examination Test Centre and Accredited Training School in Singapore.
    • Contracted to the British Institute of NDT as US Assessor for the audit of US companies who manufacture pressure vessels for export to Europe.


    RAF Technician and Engineering Officer to 1980

    • Officer-in-charge of the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) flight at RAF Central Servicing Development Establishment.
    • Responsible for NDT research and development, procurement of NDT equipment, development of NDT techniques and NDT training for the three British Services.
      • Responsible for the control of a purchase budget exceeding £1.5 million,
      • Responsible for 15 senior NDT technicians immediately under his command
      • Responsible for the technical standards of 70 NDT techni­cians segregated into 14 NDT teams throughout the RAF
    • Aircraft maintenance technician


    Skill set

    • NDT Level 3 Consultant 30 years
    • ASNT Level III (47160) : ET, UT, RT, MT, PT, VT, TIR.
    • PCN Level 3(203932) : ET, UT, RT, MT, PT
    • Corrosion Consultant – Ageing aircraft
    • Metallurgy consultant - Hardness, Conductivity, Etch inspection, Anodic flaw detection
    • British Aerospace/Airbus:  Responsible NDT Level Three
    • Qualified Radiation Safety Officer
    • FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) and Airframe and Power plant Inspector (Cert #622162013)
    • Private Pilot (Cert #622162013)



    • Established the first commercial NDT training school dedicated to aerospace in the world
    • Established the first commercial NDT training school dedicated to aerospace in the in the USA.
    • Installed the first ISO approved PCN Test Centre outside of the United Kingdom in Singapore
    • Negotiated and won an ongoing contract with the Federal Aviation Administration to train their Aviation Safety Inspectors in NDT
    • Negotiated and won an ongoing contract to train British CAA surveyors in NDT in the UK.
    • Authored and had published numerous papers on various aspects of Quality Control.


    Career Summary

    • February 2008 to present: Level Three NDT Consultant
    • 1980 to February 2008: Owner/Managing Director of Aerospace Inspection Training Ltd., Norwich, UK
    • 1988 to March 2004: Owner/Vice President HELLIER California NDT School, USA
    • 1974 to 1981 Engineering Officer, Royal Air Force
    • 1961 to 1974 Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Royal Air Force

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