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     Date Submitted:20-01-2014
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     Current job:Mechanical Technician
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsAIT cleanroom experience, esd sensitive equipment integration, wave guide integration, coaxial cable integration, space harness routing and integration, dc power connection, ait team lead.
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    Profile

    I believe myself to be a competent Mechanical Technician.
    I can work well as part of a team or on my own depending on what the situation requires.
    I believe my most challenging role so far was the promotion to team leader status. I was in charge of a team of 10 or more people, whilst ensuring that up to 4 different payloads were progressing according to schedule, whist overcoming various problems that arise with each build.

    I believe myself to have relatively good communication skills, being  fluent in both English and German.
     

    Experience

    Eaton Aerospace, Titchfield                      July 2013 - Present.

    Mechanical Fitter, Customer Support

    Being in charge of my own work. Working closely with the customer, whilst always ensuring that they are satisfied with the work being carried out, whilst always ensuring it is up the highest standard within the aviation industry and never compromising on quality.

    In this role I had to adapt to various new responsibilities, I was trained to use electrical test equipment to test incoming components to determine the faults within it.

    Once diagnosed I had to strip the unit, investigate the problem in accordance with the correct documentation, reassemble correctly with replacement parts where required or rework parts where necessary, and then retest to ensure operation and flightworthiness.

    I have had to learn various new skill to perform this role, I have become proficient with various wiring tasks, i.e. soldering, crimping, wire replacements within bundles.  

     

    Astrium, Portsmouth                  November 2012 - July 2013.

    AIT Mechanical Team Lead

    Having to be in charge of a team of 10 or more people per shift.
    Organizing the work for the day, as well as planning ahead for the rest of the week, whilst constantly keeping on top of the scheduled deadlines that I am given.
    Ensuring that everyone's work is up to standard and that all tasks are completed correctly and within the given time frames.

    Supervising the use of MGSE to enable critical moves of payloads, ensuring all MGSE is within date and serviceable for use.
    Coming up with solutions for when problems arise with the build, and making my recommendations to the engineering team on how to overcome them.
    Leading the Mechanical element of meetings to bring the upper management up to speed with what the current build state is and any problems with it.
     

     

    Astrium, Portsmouth                   October 2009 – October 2012

    AIT Mechanical Technician

    Being in charge of my own work.

    Ensuring that all work carried out is up to the latest ECSS standards as well as Working with As Run procedures, mate de-mate logs, Electronic work instruction sheets (Ewis), Technical publications, engineering drawings etc.
    The main jobs I had to carry out were:- Integration of ESD sensitive equipment to the payload, Integration of Waveguidesand routing and connection of coaxial cables. Performing critical moves and coupling activities. Liaising with the test team and assisting where required (test path investigations, failure investigations etc), setting up for tests and pre test verification checks, ensuring that they are correct to the documentation.

    Use of MGSE during normal working procedures to enable access to payloads and during critical moves.

    Integration, routing and connection of DC harnesses and space harness.

    Prep and integration of Heaters to equipment and panels in accordance with specifications.

     

     

    Vector Aerospace, Gosport               July 2007 – June 2009

    Mechanical Technician

    I am proficient in the areas I have worked on, major mechanical parts replacement, major skin and structural replacements, fuel system replacement,  carrying out major servicing of the Seaking aircraft and carrying out modifications to the Seaking aircraft.

     

    Education

    HMS Sultan, Royal Navy                      March 2008– March 2008

    Bespoke Aircraft Metal Bonding

     

     

    DARA Fleetlands, MOD                   August 2006– September 2006

    Introduction to Management

     

     

    Fareham College, Edexcel            September 2004– July 2005

    Manufacturing Engineering

    BTEC First Diploma,  Merit

     

     

    DARA Fleetlands, EAL                     06 June 2007

    Aeronautical Engineering Level 3

    NVQ

     

     

    DARA Fleetlands, MOD                  September 2003– July 2007

    MOD indentured Aerospace apprenticeship

     

     

    DARA Fleetlands, EAL                September 2003– November 2004

    Performing engineering OperationsLevel 2

    NVQ

     

    Human Factors for Aviation maintenance              August 2013

     

    Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88 (SFAR 88)            August 2013

     

    J-STD-001 Soldering of Electrical and Electronic Assemblies,        5th November 2013

    Certified IPC Specialist.

     

    Interests

    I am highly interested in computers, mostly building them myself.
    I enjoy working on and restoring cars, mainly for use off road.
    I am a keen traveller and have visited most of Europe, if not through work then through private travel.

     

    References

    Available on request

     


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