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     Date Submitted:16-01-2014
     Last Modified:19-01-2014 (03:31)
    Job information
     Current job:Flight Assembly Technician
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     Keywords
    CV

    Employment Market:

    Aviation,Space,Rail, MOD

    Employment Type:

    CONTRACT

    Notice Period:

    1 week

    Salary/Rate:

     (depends on location )

    Preferred Role:

    TECHNICIAN

    Current Skill Set:

    ELECTRONICS

    Preferred Location(s):

    LONDON/WORLD WIDE

    Position Sought:

     

    Current Work Permits:

     BRITISH PASSPORT

    Date of Birth:

    1975

    Education:

    Diploma in computer hardware repair ,ESA CERTIFIED

    Graduation Year:

    1994

    Driving License:

    YES

     

    PROFILE

    A highly self-motivated and flexible individual who leads by enthusiastic style and accomplishes the task through persistence and effective planning. Known for providing vision and innovation when resolving problems and challenges. Currently looking for a position in a recognized organization as a technician.

    Key Skills

    • Clean room experience (ESA European space agency) CERTIFIED
    • ECSS-Q-ST-70-08C High reliability soldering & inspection
    • ECSS-Q-ST-70-28C Repair & modification of printed circuit boards for space
    • ECSS-Q-ST-70-38C Surface mount soldering      
    • ECSS-Q-ST-70-26C Crimping of high reliability of electrical connections
    • IPC 610 Class 1,2 AND 3 Inspection skills
    • Skills in ATE (Automatic test equipment).

     

    • Able to read and understand Electronic, Mechanical & wiring diagrams.
    • PCB assembly & rework to prototype standards.
    • Prototype Wiring skills (point to point, cable forming,  crimping,soldering,d -type .mod standard wiring and soldering in all types of connectors’).
    • Broadcast installation, cable pulling, krone frame wiring
    • Cat 5 and Cat 6 experience
    • Excellent conventional & Surface Mount soldering and rework skills
    • Mechanical assembly skills.
    • Familiar with all type of electronics components.
    • Computer repair, upgrade and installation skills on customer site
    • Computer operating and maintenance skills including internet
      • Computer software & windows installation, upgrade, patches, Anti-virus
    • PC roll out experience
    • Garage Health & Safety Awareness
    • Company Health & Safety Requirements skills
    • Equipment Handling Practices skills
    • On site incident Report skills

     

    Achievements

               

    • Achieve Training record from MASC, LRU Part No –RD- AA3402/12/13/22/23-XX (DESEB). RD-AA46XX-XX (IVASEB). Theory- Practical, Testing and Fault finding to component level.
    • Authorized repair personnel with the operation of the system test station (STS), STS allow for determination of S3000 LRU serviceability, System Test Station (STS)-PN108860-02 supported LRUs, QMU, MBU, FCH and HDDA and DESEB.

     

    • ESA CERTIFIED 70-08C, 70-38C 70-28C, 70-26C (European space agency)
    •  CCNAcertified (Cisco)
    •    MCP(Microsoft win 2000 certified professional)
    •   Microsoft office
    •   Basic Linux
    • 18 months diploma in computer hardware.
    •  2 years collage certificate.
    •   10 years school certificate.

     

    EXPERIENCE

         

    JULY 2010 TO UNTIL NOW

                                    

                             ABSL (ENERSYS) SPACE PRODUCTS (Abingdon, OXFORD)

     

    WIRING ON a FLIGHT HARDWARE LIVE BATTERIES MODULES FOR SPACE CRAFT

    SOLDERING, CRIMPING, GLUES, MIXES, TAPING ETC.

    Worked on space missions like GALILEO, EARTHCARE ATHENA, KAZAKISTAN, GOKTURK, SENTINEL 1, 2 & 3, PROBA V    etc.

    Prepare harnesses for space crafts

    Protype wiring,

    Schematic drawings

    Procedure writing

    NCR meetings, NRB, ARR etc.

     

     

    MAR 2010 TO JUNE 2010

                               

                                 INSTRON LTD (High Wycombe)

    • Prototype wireman
    • Complete assembly of industrial heat and cold furnaces
    • Electromechanical assemblies and electrical functional test
    • Wiring in the furnaces, looms and cables assembly

     

    FEB 08 to FEB 2010

                                SSTL (Surrey satellite technology ltd) Guildford

    • Flight assembly technician, Worked in a  clean room ,surface mount and conventional PCB’s assembly and modifications and wiring  using scope ,
    • Electro mechanical assemblies, itching, thermo bonds and mixes etc

     

    NOV-07 to DEC-07

                                 INSTRON LTD(High Wycombe)

    • Prototype wireman
    • Complete assembly of industrial heat and cold furnaces
    • Electromechanical assemblies and electrical functional test
    • Wiring in the furnaces, looms and cables assembly

     

    AUG-07 to NOV -07

                                FORMULA 1 MANAGEMENT(begin hill, London)

    • This company organize formula 1 and grand prix car races around the world
    • Work within research and development department on start race control panel
    • Modifications in PCB, surface mount assemblies, 0402, 0603, 0805 etc sizes
    • Working on schematic diagrams
    • Electromechanical assemblies and test procedures
    • Ordering parts from RS and FARNELL
    • Writing reports
    • Managing workshop

     

    DEC-06 to JULY-07

                                INSTRON LTD(High Wycombe)

    • Prototype wireman
    • Complete assembly of industrial heat and cold furnaces
    • Electromechanical assemblies and electrical functional test
    • Wiring in the furnaces ,looms and cables assembly

    MAY-06 to NOV-06

                               RADIO SCAPE LTD (Slough)

    • SMT rework on DAB radio AND RF circuits
    • Working with schematic and engineering drawings
    • Prototype assemblies and repair
    • SMT board assemblies using 0402, 0406, 0805 etc
    • Scope soldering and modification on multilayer pcb

       

    AUG-05 to 10 APR-06

     

                                   OVER VIEW LTD(Wands worth)

    • Repair technician, electromechanical
    • Duties involve fault diagnostic and repair CCTV cameras
    • Preparing quotes and faxing to the customer
    • Surface mount rework and electromechanical assembly of CCTV
    • Writing reports on faulty cameras

    MAY-05 to July 15, 2005 

     

                                  SKY TELEVISION(Osterley)

     

    • Broadcast wireman (INSTALLATION)
    • Cable pulling, making looms and cables according to spec. and drawing
    • Crimping, soldering, D-type male and female connectors, camera cables, BNC, XLR
    • Rack wiring, krone frame wiring, prototype, audio and video jack fields,  cat 5 and cat 6

     

    FEB-05 TO MAR-05 (contract)

     

                               INSTRON LTD (High Wycombe)

     

    • Duties include prototype and production wiring, cable forming, soldering and electro mechanical assembly of load cells, balancing load cells, and testing according to spec

     

    AUG 04 TO   07 FEB-05 :-    (contract)

     

                            THERMO ELECTRONS LTD(been ham)

    • Duties include Repair ,Test , Calibration, Sounder test , knock test and complete assembly of EPD complete unit ,Soldering (smt and conventional ) of Radioactive Detection  Devices (EPD)

     

    March 2004 to may 2004: (contract)

                                           TEST TECHNICIAN

    WAYFARER SERVICE DIVISION (Croydon)

    • Upgrade software and repair ETM (electronic ticketing system) for    transport of London Buses
    • RTD Code Upgrade
    • RTD Confirmatory Test /Exchange
    • G-ETM Confirmatory Test /Exchange

    Jan 2004 to march 2004 (contract)

                                           MULTISKILLED TECHNICIAN

                                           COMARK LTD (Stavanger)

    • Assembly of temperature measurement devices
    • Soldering in connectors
    • Electromechanical assembly
    • PCB assembly & Rework

     

    Oct 2003 to Dec 2003: (contract)

                                           ELOCTRO MECHANICAL ASSEMBLER

                                           CROWCON DETECTION SYSTEM(oxford)

    • Electromechanical assembly of gas detection systems
    • Sensors assembly
    • Soldering, Point to point wiring, and PCB assembly

     

    Apr 2002 to Sep 2003: (contract)

                                      TECHNICIAN

                            MATSUSHITA AVIONICE SYSTEM CORPARATION(Langley)

     

    • Repair, Testing and modification in Aircraft entertainment system

                                    IVASEB, DESEB, HANDSETS, CRADLES, LCD etc.

    • Working with engineering diagrams, CMM, OMM, ECO, and SB.
    • Fault finding down to component level and test.

                                                            

    Jan2002 to March2002:    (contract)               

                                        WIRER

                                       SOLLATEK POWER CONVERSION DESIGNS LTD.(Slough)

            Description of role

    • Prototype
    • Point to point three phase wiring
      • Crimping, drilling, taping
      • Soldering (PCB modification)
      • Work on diagrams

     

    Oct 2000 to Jan 18 2002:    (contract)             

    ATE OPERATOR

                                     WESTON AEROSPACE (Farnborough)

             Description of role

    • ATE (automatic test equipment) Test aerospace speed transducers using LAB VIEWsoftware, accordingto customer requirements.
    • Pick job from a part list.
    • Mechanical assembly of speed probes (insert coils into steel body & test insulation, isolation and short circuits.
    • Clean & inspect speed probes.
    • Marktronics (print serial no`s on steel body probes)
    • Micro spot welding on steel body probes.

     

    Apr 2000 to Oct 2000:    (permanent)              

                                        PCB ASSEMBLEY & INSPECTION

                                     CTS (Chicago Telecom Services) Blantyre(Glasgow)

             Description of role

    • Point to point wiring
    • Electromechanical assembly.
    • Conventional PCB assembly (soldering & rework)
    • ATE (Testing pcb`s in TERA DYNE machine)
    • Inspection of electronic circuit boards (polarity, soldering, quality, and part list)

     

    JAN 97- MAR 2000

    • Done various short term contracts related in electronics and computing, Mechanical assembly and sub-assemblies in (Panasonic, Hitachi, Memco ltd, ANR Munufecturing, Nera communication, Klockner Moeller, Stop choc, Racal instruments, Ultra electronics etc…
    •  

    July 96 to dec 96 (Field service engineer)

                                   EGS (Electronic general services)

    • Computer repair and servicing on customer site
    • Installation and upgrade software and hardware
    • Hardware and Software troubleshooting
    • Repair monitors and printers

     

    EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

          

    1993-1995:                  

    •  Qualified (18 months Diploma)

    NICEE (National institute of computer engineering & electronics)

    Diploma in computer hardware and communication technology, this diploma is affiliated with CLC (Computer learning center) new jersey USA.

    • Qualified(12 weeks computer maintenance certificate)

                                     TECHNOMAN (institute of computer science)

    • Qualified (14 weeks certification)

    BHI (British holding international)

     

    COURSES ATTENDED

     

    • ESA CERTIFIED (EUROPIAN SPACE AGENCY 70-08 AND 70-38)
    • Basic electricity, Ana log devices & principles, Digital electronics and Microprocessors, Computer architectures & repair Telecommunication & Network Technology.
    • Computer maintenance & building, TV servicing practical skills.
    • Dos & Windows operating system

     

     

    PERSONAL SUMMARY

    My personal interests and hobbies include;

    Traveling, Watching movies, Reading computer books, I also enjoy socializing and meeting new people

     

    • 38 years of age, married.
    • Punctual, motivated, highly organized.
    • Prepared to travel and participate in company functions
    • Clean drivinglicence, excellent health
    • Enjoy teamwork

               

    REFERENCE

     

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