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     Date Submitted:19-06-2013
     Last Modified:21-06-2013 (04:40)
    Job information
     Current job:RF test team leader
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsRF test electrical satellite cleanroom space filter
    CV

    Personal
    D.O.B 24/05/1967, aged 46.
    “Blue badge” Nato/UK secret level security clearance held.

    Key Skills
    RF & Microwave test at both system and module level, alignment and development up to 40 GHz, along with digital testing. Products worked on include various satellite communication systems, filter based products of cavity, waveguide, dielectric, lumped element, microstrip and ceramic construction. Diplexer and Triplexer based telecoms subsystems incorporating LNAs and fault detection subsystems. Test, tuning and alignment using gold leaf, discreet components and tuning screws.
    Equipment/techniques used includes Aeroflex test system, VNA (PNA, PNAX, HP8510 etc), spectrum analyser, signal generator, oscilloscope, phase-noise measurement sets, power meter, DMM, Noise figure test set, high power test sets, PIM test sets/benches and EMC test support.

    Experience
    Sub Contract Test Team Lead – AIT Dept 2009 - Present
    Working for Astrium in the Portsmouth AIT Dept as a test team leader, typically supervising a team of 8 test engineers per payload for 1 to 2 E3K satellite payloads at a time. Duties for the test engineers are as detailed below. Duties include direct supervision of the test team for technical performance, first line fault finding of manual & ATE based test systems, review and assessment of test results compliance, test documents along with liaison with internal and external customers and suppliers.

    Sub Contract Test Engineer – AIT Dept 2007 – 2009
    Working for Astrium in the Portsmouth AIT Dept, working in the cleanroom environment on a variety of satellite payloads, including the Galileo FM1, Skynet and multiple Eurostar 3000 payloads. Working on the alignment, test and fault finding of payload electrical and RF systems in the clean room environment using ATE test systems and manual test equipment for RF performance, PIM, EMC and electrical subsystem integrity. Testing included EMC and TVAC phases.

    Sub Contract Test Engineer – Manufacturing Dept 2001 - 2007
    Working for Astrium in the Portsmouth Manufacturing Dept cleanroom environment on a series of satellite payload subsystems, primarily for the frequency generation unit. Working on the alignment, test and fault finding of VCO tiles, PLL controlled modules and the integrated unit, using gold leaf and SOT discreet component tuning applied under the microscope to ESA standards in a clean room environment, using manual and ATE test equipment. Testing included EMC and TVAC phases.

    Junior Design Engineer June 2000 - July 2001
    Working for Aerial Facilities Ltd in Chesham, Buck. Working on the design and development of filter based subsystems for the front end of cellular based telecoms systems. Working through all phases from initial design through to production release, and on to manufacture and production support. This role involved the full product lifecycle along with a large amount of hands on development of hardware, using a variety of in-house and commercial design and CAD/CAM software packages.

    Sales Engineer January 2000 – June 2000
    Working for BioAcoustics Ltd in Luton, Beds, representing them in their line of RF and Infra-red based commercial and industrial based equipment.

    Sales Engineer June 1999 – January 2000
    Working for Castle Microwave Ltd in Reading, representing them in their line of RF and Microwave component suppliers throughout the UK. Involved working with customer and supplier based staff at all levels, from initial technical specification through to cost negotiation and final delivery.

    Junior design engineer / Line manager June 1997 – June 1999
    Working for K&L Microwave Ltd in Bridlington, East Yorks. Working in various roles including design and Line management. Included 3 months spent at the parent factory in Maryland USA involving product training and product handover for development in the UK. Primarily working on Filter systems in the RF, Microwave and Millimetric bands up to 40 GHz using waveguide, resonant cavity (interdigital, combline and crosscoupled), lumped element, microstrip and ceramic technologies.

    Engineering technician May 1995 – June 1997
    Working for Comdev (Phase Devices) Ltd in Luton, Beds. Working on the development and evaluation of wireless subsystem prototypes and pre-production runs consisting of diplexers, low pass and band pass filters, LNAs and fault alarm systems. Work also involved the development and support of the methodologies and documentation necessary for efficient transfer into the manufacturing environment, along with on-going support during manufacture.

    Education
    In House Training Training received from Agilent, ESTEC, Astrium, Aerial Facilities Ltd & K&L Microwave Ltd.
    HND Electrical/Mechanical 2012 -Present
    Distance learning course being studied with Teesside University. Study is on-going.
    HNC Electronics 2000 -2001 Studied at the Luton University as a part time student on day release from Aerial facilities Ltd. 1st year pass. Unable to start second year due to acceptance of current position at Astrium in Portsmouth.
    BSc (Extended) Maths, Physics and Electronics 1993 -1995 Studied at the University of Hertfordshire as a full time student, 1st year pass Withdrew from course due to financial constraints preventing continuation of full time study.


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