Date of Birth : October 9th, 1969
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
Basic Test in Life Skills - 65%
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
· 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.
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
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).
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
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
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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