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     Date Submitted:23-12-2012
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     Current job:Propulsion Test Lead Technical Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsEnthusiastic worker with high standards. Adaptable and a quick learner who can work under pressure. Team player with leading qualities. Experienced problem solver who believes in continuous development.
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    Date of Birth: 13th July 1975

    PERSONAL PROFILE:        

    A good time keeper who will always put that extra effort into his responsibilities and who is able to work under pressure adhering to tight deadlines.

    An individual of high standards, enthusiastic in all work undertaken.

    Approaches problems from different angles, with clear objectivity.

    A highly adaptable quick learner with a natural ability to understand new technologies and  processes.

    A team player and leader who is also capable of working on own initiative.

    By experience a good problem solver (Observant & Perceptive).

    Confident when talking to all levels of responsibility.

    Believes in self development and improvement.

     

    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

    Oct 2001 --        Propulsion Test Lead Technical Engineer, Astrium Ltd (UK), Stevenage, Hertfordshire

     

    Working along side the manager of a small department of engineers, consisting typically of 15-20 persons, overall job role is to work towards maintaining the highest quality of work throughout the build of the satellite propulsion system and the supporting ground equipment. Provide technical support to other departments throughout EADS Astrium Ltd as well as to our customers as part of a controlled discussion. To ensure consistency in work across the department and ensure development opportunities to improve on processes and storage of data.

     

    In addition to the above general job role my continued work involves the following:

    Qualification testing and propellant loading of satellite propulsion systems; this involves leading a team through a series of tests to verify correct operation of spacecraft propulsion system components. Generating documentation and a logistics plan to support upcoming work. Scheduling available resources to ensure work is performed on time and to specific quality standards. Liaising between partner companies in France, Germany and the US in areas relating to technical support, schedule, resourcing and clearly defining hazardous operations and risk mitigation. Perform test data analysis to develop the final acceptance test and launch-site test reports detailing the conclusion to the overall test campaigns.

     

    Further responsibilities include meeting with suppliers to ensure products meet requested specifications, expected schedules and on budget. Design and build of mechanical and electronic ground support equipment (MGSE/EGSE). Supporting in the development of new starters within the department, through training and weekly meetings.

     

    Sept 2000 - Oct 2001       Graduate Systems Development Engineer, Smiths Aerospace Wolverhampton

     

    Design and development of high lift transmission systems, used on Airbus (A330/340, A380) and Boeing (737,767) Aircraft. This involved analytical, mathematical modelling and physical testing of the system and its components. Consideration into materials, manufacturing techniques, logistics, and direct maintenance costs.

     

    1997-2000       Coventry University, Aerospace Systems Engineering Course

     

    June97-Sept97R.F Test Engineer at Cable and Wireless, Solihull, Birmingham.

     

    Overhaul and repair of 12-32Ghz telecommunications equipment (SIAE, Telectra, and DMC).

     

    1991-1997       Domestic Service Engineer/Vehicle Maintenance Engineer

                            P.H.Watson & Sons, Halkirk, Caithness, Scotland

                           

    Servicing and maintaining a wide range of white goods and entertainment equipment i.e. (TV's, Videos, Home Appliances, PC repairs etc.).

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING:                                                  AWARD

     

    Open University:

    Introductory to Astronomy (2001)                                         PASS

              BSc in Natural Science (start 2012)                                       

                       Astronomy (2012)                                                75% (Exam), 72% (Continuous Assessment)               

    Planetary Science and the Search for Life (2013)                  Ongoing

     

    CoventryUniversity, School of Engineering, England: (1997-2000)

              BEng Aerospace Systems Engineering (3 years)                    BEng 2:1 (Hons)

     

    ThursoTechnical College, Caithness, Scotland: (1993-1996)

              HND (SCOTVEC) Electrical & Electronic Engineering            PASS with 7 Merits       

    Merits in: Combinational logic and signal conversion using integrated circuits. Computing in electrical/electronic engineering. Analogue circuit technology. Advanced electrical network theory. Engineering Project (PLC).

              NC (SCOTVEC) Electronic Engineering                                   PASS    

              NC (SCOTVEC) Mechanical Engineering                                PASS    

     

    Thurso high school, Caithness, Scotland: (1992-1993)

    Higher Technical Drawing                                                          B

    Higher Technological studies                                                    D        

    Ordinary Chemistry                                                                65-76%   

    Higher Art & Design                                                              50-59%   

    Higher Craft and Design                                                             C

     

    EXPERIENCES, Achievements AND TRAINING:

     

    Computer Software Experience:

    ·         Word2007, Excel2003, Paradox, Powerpoint2003, Internet Explorer v6, MS Outlook2003.Acrobat, Redshift 5.1. Celestia 1.6.1. Vis-View.

     

    Design Software + Computer Language Experience:

    ·         Labview 6.1, 7.0, 2009 and 2010. MatrixX, ANSYS/Edv5.2 (Finite Element Analysis), Solidworksviewer, ISIS III , Topspice, Express Schematic/PCB (Electronic Circuit Design), ACAD 2009, MatLab v4.2/v5, Simulink, CODAS, TUTSim, C/C++, Pascal, Turbo-Pascal.

    General:

    ·         Constructed an electronic unit tester (EUT) which interfaces with a spacecraft during testing and Loading operations, also developing software to run on EUT.

    ·         Working with pure oxygen systems and chemical propellants (MMH, Hydrazine Anhydrous, NTO/MON3)

    ·         Experience with Self Contained Atmospheric Protective Ensemble(SCAPE) during hazardous operations.

    ·         Completed up to 17 satellite propellant loading operations and many other satellite test campaigns.

    ·         Worked with multi-national project teams (French, German, Italian, Russian and American)

    ·         Fire Marshall, Astrium Ltd.

    ·         Product Liability and Secure Shipment Training, Astrium Ltd.

    ·         5-10 years experience with Forklifts, Cherry pickers, overhead cranes and slinging.

    ·         Familiar with RF transceiver principles and components.

    ·         Designed and built PCB’s using PC software such as TopSpice and Express Schematic.

    ·         Final year dissertation was the "Thermodynamic Design and Analysis of the Ariane5 Heavy Launch Vehicle".

    ·         Performed two Flight Laboratory Courses (Flight Controls/Navigation Systems) at Cranfield University.       

    ·         Currently 28 hours into private pilots training.

    ·         Currently studying Astronomy and Planetary Science course towards a BSc in Natural Science with the OU.

     

    HOBBIES AND PERSONAL INTERESTS:                  

    I enjoy hiking, climbing, swimming, cycling, diving, learning to flying , playing the piano and going to the gym.

    Keeping up to date on science, technology, political, financial and military topics.

    Target and clay pigeon shooting. Designing and building electronic circuits. Photography (nature and astronomical). Reading Sci-fi books, science based novels and English law and criminology.

     

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