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     Date Submitted:04-09-2013
     Last Modified:04-09-2013 (08:55)
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     Current job:Test Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsTest Technician, Test Engineer
    CV

    Date of Birth :                                October 9th, 1969

     

    Objective

     

    As someone with an extensive background in RF tune and test, my objective is to obtain a position which would allow me to develop my skills further and to continuously expand my understanding of the theory of RF.

     

    Education and Qualifications

     

    2008                  City and Guilds Adult Numeracy, Levels 1 & 2 - Pass

     

    2007                  Y162 Maths, Open University Foundation Course - Pass

     

    1998                  Evening college at Aylesbury College

                              City & Guilds credits towards Electronics Servicing Part 1 in

    ·         Electronic Systems

    ·         Electronics Assignments

     

    1996 to 1998     NVQ Level 3 Technician Foundation Course

     

    1992                  Evening college at Henley College

                              GCSE pass in Mathematics

     

    1988                  Two day course with Aylesbury Industrial Group Training Centre in

                              Engineering Drawing Appreciation

     

    1986 to 1987     Day release as part of a Youth Training Scheme at Aylesbury College

                              City & Guilds credit in Communications Skills Level 1

     

                              (Passed the first year of an electrical installations course, but was then offered a full time position and was unable to complete the course.)

     

    1982 to 1986     Secondary education at Mandeville Secondary School, Aylesbury, Bucks

                              CSE passes in       Mathematics

                                                             English

                                                             History

                                                             Drama

                                                             Basic Test in Life Skills  - 65%

     


    About Me

    I have a good personality and sense of humour.  I am able to communicate well with people at all levels.  I am a hard and conscientious worker and always make sure the job is done to the best of my ability.  I enjoy a challenge and like to see a task through to its end.  I am loyal and trustworthy.  I enjoy working as part of team, but work equally well following my own initiative.  I own my own car and have a clean driving licence.

     

    I have experience in the following software packages:

     

    ·                Microsoft Office, including Mail, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

    ·                Use of the internet

    ·                UNIX

    ·                CTS

    ·                Agilent Vee, Data Logger and Intui-link

    ·                Various programs that work with Agilent Network Analysers

     

    I am a family man with three children.  My interests include music, playing guitar, cycling, reading, growing my own food and films.


    Employment History

     

    August 1995 to present

    COM DEV EUROPE

    The UK subsidiary of Com Dev International, developing and producing flight standard products for the space/satellite industry.

     

    I have extensive experience of RF components, waveguide and coaxial from UHF up to Q-Band. I am fully conversant with Agilent and Rhode & Schwarz Network Analysers.

     

    I have held the following positions:

     

    2008 – present     Senior Test Engineer

     

                                   As detailed below but duties also now include:

    ·                     Mentoring of junior staff – CDE system, Test and Tuning

    ·                     High Power Test

    Multipaction

    Passive Intermodulation

    Resonant Ring

    Pulsed and CW

    ·                     Electronic diagnostic testing

    ·                     Maintenance of Thermal Chambers and Thermal Vacuum Chamber

     

    2003 – 2008           Project Engineer responsible for engineering, test and tuning issues on passive microwave programs (excluding new products). Working with design engineering (Research and Development) to develop and realise RF Filters, Ferrite Circulators and Ferrite Switches, for both waveguide and coaxial applications. Procurement of RF Terminations, Connectors and attenuators for test and product purposes. High Power test of Passive hardware.

     

    ·      High Power Test – including Multipaction and Passive Intermodulation

    ·      Writing of test reports

     

    2000 – 2003           Test Engineer responsible for:

    ·      Development of ferrite switches for tuning and testing

    ·      Manufacturing of test jigging and waveguide TRL calibration parts

    ·      Development of tuning and test benches for passive microwave programs

    ·      Development of tuning techniques for passive microwave programs

    ·      Project Engineering for passive microwave programs

    ·      Writing of Test and Tuning Procedures for passive products

     

    1995 – 2000           Passive Technologist responsible for the tuning, test and development of passive microwave components for space flight, such as waveguide (post and dual mode) and coaxial bandpass and lowpass filters, couplers, isolators and circulators

     

    Whilst employed by CDE I have worked on a number of space projects in various roles (see attached full list).

     

    Courses attended:

     

    2000      Three day course with Agilent including

                  Back to Basics (RF Measurement)

                  Connector Care Course

                  Advanced Network Analysis           

     

    1997      Two day course with Hewlett Packard in

                  Basic Microwave Instrumentation

     

                  Highbury College Portsmouth

                  Course to perform solder operations conforming to ESA specification PSS-01-738

     


    November 1993 to July 1995

    SUNALEX

    The UK subsidiary of Sunnex, developing and producing health and safety products for industry.

     

    My position as technician involved electrical test, stores work and some electrical wiring.

     

    October 1986 to July 1993

    NEGRETTI AUTOMATION

    A supplier of manufacturing process control equipment.  I joined Negretti Automation on a Youth Training Scheme, and was taken on as a full time employee after completing my first full year’s training.

     

    My duties included:

    ·      Printed circuit board assembly (some surface mount)

    ·      Panel wiring

    ·      Electronic testing of electronic componentsand products.


    Whilst employed by Com Dev Europe, I have worked on a number of space projects in various roles:

     

    Panamsat                                          Passive Technologist                                                   Waveguide Ku-Band Circulators

    SAC Isro                                            Passive Technologist                                                   Waveguide C-Band Isolators

    Intelsat                                              Passive Technologist                                                   Waveguide Ku and C-Band Isolators and Filters

    Fos II                                                 Passive Technologist                                                   Waveguide Ku and C-Band Isolators and Filters

    Sesat                                                Passive Technologist                                                   Waveguide Ku-Band Circulators

    CD Radio                                          Passive Technologist                                                   L-Band Filters

    Sicral                                                 Passive Technologist, Development                             Hermetic UHF 3 Channel Omux

    CNES                                                Passive Technologist, Development                             L-Band Filters

    ASCAT                                              Passive Technologist, Development                             X-Band Ferrite Switch Matrix

    NSTARC                                            Passive Technologist, Development                             C-Band and X-Band Filters Waveguide and Coaxial

    GOES                                               Passive Technologist, Development                             L-Band Coaxial Triplexer and Diplexer

    ICO                                                   Test Engineer, Development, Project Engineer              UHF Coaxial Helical Filters

    CDX                                                  Development                                                               X-Band Circulators

    Rainbow                                            Test Engineer, Development                                         Ka-Band Ferrite Switch Matrix

    Amazonas                                         Test Engineer, Project Engineer                                    C-Band to Ku-Band Couplers and Filters

    Siral                                                  Test Engineer, Project Engineer, Development              Ku-Band Ferrite Switch Matrix

    Intelsat 10 – 02                                   Test Engineer, Project Engineer                                    Waveguide Ku-Band Filters

    Anik F1-R                                          Project Engineer                                                          Waveguide Ku-Band Filters

    JCSAT-9                                            Project Engineer                                                          C-Band Filters

    Astrium                                              Test Engineer, Project Engineer, Technical Lead            X-Band Couplers

    MTSAT                                              Project Engineer                                                          L-Band Coaxial Diplexer

    SICRAL 1B                                        Project Engineer, Development                                     Waveguide UHF & X-Band Muxes, X-Band and Ka-Band Isolators

    SMOS                                               Project Engineer                                                          Waveguide X-Band Filters

    Melco                                                Project Engineer                                                          L-Band Coaxial Diplexer

    Alcatel - RC1, Star 1 and Galaxy         Project Engineer, Test Engineer                                    C-Band to Ku-Band Couplers

    Nigcomsat                                         Project Engineer, Test Engineer                                    Ka-Band Circulators, Loads & Switches

    DFH-3                                               Project Engineer, Test Engineer                                    Ka-Band Loads & Switches

    Galileo IOV                                        Project Engineer, Development, Test Engineer              L-Band Diplexer, Triplexer & Band Pass Filters

    Vencomsat                                        Project Engineer, Test Engineer                                    Ka-Band Circulators, Loads & Switches

    Siral 2                                                Project Engineer, Development, Test Engineer              Ku-Band Ferrite Switch Matrix

    Cosmo Skymed                                 Project Engineer, Development, Test Engineer              X-Band Switch Matrix

    GIOVE A2                                          Project Engineer, Test Engineer                                    Coaxial L-Band Diplexer, L-Band Filter

    Vencomsat                                        Project Engineer, Test Engineer                                    Ka-Band Switches and Isolators

    CBERS3                                            Project Engineer, Test Engineer, Development              Ka-Band Switches and Loads

    Altika                                                 Test Engineer, Development                                         Ka-Band Switches and Inductive Iris Filters

    Sentinel 3                                          Test Engineer, Development                                         Ku-Band Ferrite Switch Matrix

    SRAL                                                Test Engineer                                                               Ku-Band Ferrite Switch Matrix

    MWR                                                 Test Engineer, Development                                         K & Ka-Band Ferrite Switch Matrix

    T-Sat                                                 Development                                                               Q-Band Ferrite Switch

    Galileo FOC                                       Test Engineer, Development                                         L-Band Diplexers & Band Pass Filters

    Alphasat                                            Test Engineer                                                               Active Coupler Network, SAW Filters

    KUBB                                                Test Engineer, Development                                         Ka-Band Ferrite Switch

    Core H20                                           Test Engineer, Development                                         Ka-Band Phase Shifter

    SWIM                                                Test Engineer, Development                                         Ku-Band Loads, Ferrite Switches, Circulator, Duplexer & Switch Matrix

    AEHF                                                Test Engineer, Development                                         Ku-Band Ferrite Switch Matrix


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