D.O.B 18/10/1966, aged 48.
“Blue badge” Nato/UK secret level security clearance held.
EADS Astrium Limited/AIRBUS Defence & Space January 2002 – to date
Anchorage Road ,Portsmouth
ESA Instructor ESA Wireman & ESA Inspector
AIT Team leader Senior Electrical/Mechanical Technician/ Mechanical & Electrical Inspector
My responsibilities have consisted of manufacturing flight harnesses, crimping, soldering and wiring satellite harnesses on various payloads and structures. Electrical and Mechanical Inspection of Flight Hardware of all flight hardware, Perform Integration testing of various instruments and assemblies using multi-meters and various power meters up to 40Ghz./100Volts. Electronic documenting for trace-ablilty (EWIS) . I also calibrate all the flight crimp and splicing tools in the cleanroom. All this is completed to ESA/NASA Standards .I have spent Considerable time in Toulouse France & Barnstaple North Devon England working on Various Satellite projects..
I’ve trained various personnel to crimp/wire Build Harnesses to ESA standard. I Attend Portsmouth University when required to help out with tutorial's & hands on instruction at the ESA School.
Portsmouth University ESA's authorized training Centre I am authorized to Instruct, Inspect and Perform according to ESA-STR-258,solder assembly operations in conformance with ECSS-Q-ST-70-08, 70-18, 70-28, 70-38, and Crimping /wiring operations in conformance with ECSS-Q-ST-70-26 Categories 1,2 and 3 (Date expiry November 2015)
City and Guilds Level 3 16th edition BS 7671 2008
University of Southampton, School of Engineering Sciences AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, Spacecraft Systems Engineering Course 2002 .
I’m also a Qualified Demag Crane operator and Master mover.
Inspector/Flight Technician August 2001 – December 2001
Alcatel Space Lautrupvang, DK2750
Inspector/Flight Assembly Technician, British Team Leader – Duties have consisted of inspection and manufacturing solid state power amplifiers (Electrical/Mechanical) for various customers, including Inmarsat 4 and Arianne 5 projects. All work completed in a category one thousand clean-room, All components checked to ensure they are mounted in accordance with the correct ESA Specifications and completed to ESA procedures. Spokesperson for the English Employees In Denmark.
Qualifications: Danish ESA Flight Certification, Inspection/Surface mount & Manual Soldering
Flight Prototype Technician February 2001- August 2001
Astrium Limited, Portsmouth
Flight Prototype Technician /Cell Leader. my duties at Astrium consisted of Electrical/Mechanical manufacturing and inspecting various products for the space in a cleanroom , this includes populating prototype surface mount Boards, prototype cables, harness’s, thermal modules and chassis wiring all been assembled to ESA standards, ISO9000, BS9450 Hybrid, and under very strict procedures.
ESA manual solder ECSS-Q-70-08A ESA surface-mountPSS-01-738 ESA rework PSS-01-728Siemans Siplace operator and programming (preventative maintenance on the machine). Solutions to and prevention of faults. (Technical support)
Electronics Technician July 2000 – February 2001
Vega Technology Limited
Electronics Technician/Cleanroom Supervisor , Whilst at Vega I have been working in a class K BS5295 Cleanroom assembling and Inspecting surface mount PCB’s and Martin Baker Injector Seat Wiring Looms to ESA and IPC standards. Additional duties have included removing various components using HAKO 850 and PACE TF700 advanced component mounting and removal heatwave table. Conformal coating of various PCB’s using electolube and humiseal products to ISO9001 and ISO9002 Aerospace standards, Customer Mips and Technical Support. Team leader of the wiring Section, conformal coating department, Customer Technical Hands on and Telephone Support.
ESA Solder Inspection in Conformance with PSS-01-708, ECS-Q-70-08A (Category 2)
ESA Crimping and Wire-wrapping in conformance with ESA PSS-010-726 & ECSS-Q-70-30A (Category 3)
ESA Crimping, interconnecting cables, harnesses and wiring in accordance with NASA-STD-8739.
I personally set up an ESA Crimping course into a ‘Crimping & Wiring’ course at Highbury College Portsmouth.
Prototype Wireman November 1998 – July 2000
Avimo Limited, Taunton ,Somerset
Prototype Wireman- My duties included Electronic and Mechanical manufacturing of Apache Helicopter TAMAM (HELMET) Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder, C.E.L.T. Compact Eyesafe Laser Transceiver, both completed to design and engineering circuit diagrams, chassis, panel and cabinet wiring, forming and loading various printed circuit boards.
Also wiring of various looms, pin board wiring and conformal coating. All completed in a cleamroom to ISO9001 and ISO9002 IPC, Military and Aerospace standards.
Courses: One week in-house training using HAKO 860
Prototype Wireman October 1995 – November 1998
Aero Stanrew Limited, Barnstaple, North Devon
Team Leader/Prototype & ESA Wireman– My duties included manufacturing electrical and mechanical 1st off Prototype test sets for BAE, Thorn EMI, GEC and Avimo Limited (Alvis Plc Group). Wiring to a circuit diagram or wiring schedule, PCB backplane wiring and complete manufacture of PCB’s. Manufacturing of complete Naval systems type 2093 and 2054 for GEC. . I then went on to be involved in the Orion, Skynet, Polar Platform, and ST1 satellite harness production and accompanied this harness for delivery and modification at Matra Stevenage. I was also sent to Astrium Portsmouth for integration of part of the harness onto the flight panel. Additional Duties included inspection and continuity, and high voltage insulation testing to IPC, Mil spec and Aerospace ISO Standards.
Qualifications: Satellite Wiring European Space Agency (E.S.A.) – BAE Matra Marconi Space, Fabrication of Harnesses PS2508 Issue2, titled Standard.
Electronics Assembler/Inspector June 1991 – October 1995
Racal Thorn Wells, Wells ,Somerset
Team leader Electrical/Mechanical – Building wiring looms, technical assembly of PCBs. Prototype wiring of sub and G/A assemblies 675/2 Naval contract, PCB surgery – microscopic assembly of PCBs. Proton laser, waveguide and radar assembly, wiring and microscopic drilling. Inspection of variations of PCBs and electrical equipment.
City and guilds Level 3 Electrical installation
One week PCB micro surgery at Thorn EMI, Hayes
2 day Hermseal Conformal Coating course including Ionegraph testing
One Week Course IPC 620 Wiring and Crimping
Wireman/Inspector 1986 – February 1991
Avimo Limited , Taunton Somerset
Inspection of PCBs, mechanical assemblies, flexible circuits, wire harnesses and cable testing. Assembly inspection and point-to-point continuity testing and measurement.
Manufacture, including all quality control activities associated with the production of aircraft fuselage looms and cockpit for the Shorts AIRBUS SD330 and SD360 passenger aircraft fleet.
Machine operator – Glass grinding and edging beryllium . Operating Bridports, G2000, Matchmaker and various lathe work.
MOD Electronics Apprenticeship with Mechanical Training
Qualifications Electronic City & Guilds 2240 Part1, One Year Electronic Principles course
BTEC A2 Level 3 Electronic engineering,
I enjoy watching football ,cycling and most sports; I'm a keen DIY person, I also totally rebuild Vintage Lambrettas from the ground up , I have won many awards, one a National award.
Priorswood School 1978 - 1983
Priorswood Road Taunton Somerset
Exams and results
GCSE Mathematics Grade1
English Grade 1
Woodwork Grade 1
O Level Art Grade B
Mr Bill Strachan email@example.com
University of Portsmouth 02392705985
Anglesea Building 07528984960
ESA School A2.13
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