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     Date Submitted:27-06-2012
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     Current job:Manufacturing Test Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsRF/Microwave Test. Diagnostics.
    CV

    CURRICULUM VITAE

    Nationality:      English

    Date of Birth:   16 July 1979

    Current Status

    Under contract until end July 2012 (1 month's notice)

    Education

    Hitchin Boys’ School 1990 to 1995

    GCSEs

    2 at Grade B

    5 at Grade C

    2 at Grade D

    1 at Grade E

    Dowding & Mills Calibration & Electronics

    (including attendance at NHC Stevenage and Bedford Colleges) 1995 to 2002

    MODERN APPRENTICESHIP (embracing;)

    EMTA NVQ Level 2 Electrical/Electronic Engineering

    EMTA NVQ Level 3 Key Skills

    EMTA NVQ Level 4 Electrical/Electronic Engineering

    BTEC ONC Electrical/Electronic Engineering

    BTEC HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering

    FURTHER EDUCATION (in the form of;)

    BTEC HND Electrical/Electronic Engineering

     

    Training/Work Experience

    September 1995 to December 2002

    Dowding & Mills Calibration & Electronics – Hitchin (UK)

    Calibrating, testing and repairing a vast range of equipment including;

    IT, AC/DC, AUDIO, RF/MICROWAVE.

    My role as an engineer was also customer service orientated. This involved communicating with customers (by phone, e-mail, fax and post) to set budgets, advise on turnaround and solve technical problems. In the last three years I also managed the training of other engineers, new apprentices and people on work experience placements on many ranges of equipment. In my final year I was involved in re-writing and updating HTBasic and HPVEE routines for IEEE488 based automated test software.

    Booking in supplies, instruments from customers and instruments from sub-contract service providers.

    Booking out and packing instruments for customers and instruments for sub-contract service providers.

    Carrying out stock checks, ensuring minimum stock levels and ordering supplies.

    During a re-shuffle of resources I became involved with networking and supporting the Telnet servers and dealing with any of the internal staff’s IT problems.

    Obtaining new customers and contracts, liaising with existing customers, liasing with other branches within the group and dealing with customer complaints.

    Ordering components and services from and liaising with suppliers and sub-contract service providers.

                Towards the end and on completion of my apprenticeship I worked on the RF section calibrating, repairing (to component level) and developing test procedures for Radio Communications Test Sets, Signal Generators, Sweep Generators, Spectrum Analysers, Receivers, Counters, Amplifiers and Passive Devices and bespoke MOD equipment.

     

    Anritsu European Measurement Division – Stevenage (UK)

    February 2003 to July 2004

    As a Test Engineer I was responsible for calibration, verification, final inspection and fault finding and repairing (to component level) of power meters and Bluetooth test sets.

    Ling Dynamic Systems – Royston (UK)

    November 2004 to February 2005

    As a Test Engineer I was responsible for the calibration and verification of high power amplifiers in the range 5Hz to 5kHz.

    Aeroflex Test Solutions – Stevenage (UK)

    May 2005 to April 2007

    Senior Test Technician (UKAS)

    As a Senior Test Technician I was responsible for all the technical aspects of measurement and reporting of RF power measurement.

    Complete Building Services – Letchworth (UK)

    September 2007 to June 2008

    Trainee Electrician

    Full wiring on conversion of offices to 5 flats. General re-wires on kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms etc. Installing extractor fans, bathroom rated accessories, outside lighting etc.

    GlaxoSmithKline – Ware (UK)

    October 2008 to December 2008

    Calibration Technician

    Calibration of thermometers, hygrometers, pressure calibrators, tachometers etc. Completion of all associated paperwork in accordance with GSK’s Standard Operating Procedures and ensuring all paperwork and databases (including SAP) were kept up to date.

    Astrium – Portsmouth (UK)

    July 2009 to November 2009

    Manufacturing Test Engineer

    Working in a clean room environment, I was responsible for test and diagnostics of RF sub-assemblies, using state of the art test equipment, (Network Analysers, Spectrum Analysers, Oscilloscopes, Phase Noise Measurement Systems, Special To Type Test Equipment) in accordance with strict procedures, ensuring all documentation and databases (including SAP) were kept up to date. Also assembling and commissioning test rigs.

    Absolute Calibration – Portsmouth (UK)

    March 2010 to March 2011.

    Calibration Engineer

    As a Calibration Engineer I was responsible for all the technical aspects of measurement and reporting of a wide range of test equipment including Signal Generators, Modulation Analysers, Spectrum Analysers, Power Meters, Attenuators, Function Generators, Power Supplies, Electronic Loads, HI-POT Testers and bespoke MOD equipment.

    Cobham Antenna Systems - Marlow (UK)

    May 2011 to July 2011

    Test Engineer

    Working on day and night shift I was responsible for stage and final testing of aircraft antennas, including tuning and fault finding. Also producing test reports and keeping the appropriate databases and documentation up to date.

    Bowman Energy Recovery Systems – Southampton (UK)

    August 2011 to February 2012

    Diagnostics Engineer

    Iwas responsible for fault-finding and documenting all issues associated with production test. Working on analogue/digital and power supply PCB assemblies - involving logic levels, high and low voltage and high power components.

    COM DEV Europe – Aylesbury (UK)

    February 2012 to Present

    Manufacturing Test Technician

    I am responsible for testing and tuning RF/microwave sub-assemblies working on projects such as Alphasat and AIS. Also processing results data in spreadsheets/MATLAB where appropriate.

     

    Hobbies & Interests

    Many areas of electronics and IT interest me, as well as music, history, photography, cooking, socialising and travelling. I have also recently started to study French again and am undertaking a photography course.


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