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     Date Submitted:31-01-2014
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     Current job:RF Test Technician
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsRF Test, electronic test
    CV

    Security clearance to SC (Nato and UK Secret)

     

    ABILITIES AND GOALS

     

    Mature, well disciplined individual who enjoys working on his own or as part of a team. Methodical and conscientious worker who takes pride in providing a high standard of service.

     

    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

     

    Dec. ’06 – Dec. ‘13               RF Test Engineer (contract) – AIT Department

    EADS Astrium Ltd, Anchorage Road Portsmouth

     

    Working mainly in a class 3 cleanroom environment within the AIT (Assembly Integration and Test) department, my main duties are to test the payload (communication and navigational payloads) of various customer satellites throughout their build.

     

    These tests include: Integration, Baseline, Section level testing, health checks, EMC and Tvac tests.

     

    Measurements taken are mainly S-parameters, gain, phase, noise figure, PIM and other radio parameters. The tests lie mainly in L-band, Ka and Ku band frequencies although some can be within the C-band and X-band frequency ranges. This intails using Astrium’s E3K Test System, ESA SCOS 2000 (Galileo), and stand-a-lone test equipment for manual tests ie : PNA, PSA, oscilloscope, etc

     

    Offsite working is common and I have spent time in France, Holland, Italy and Germany

     

    Sept. ’05 – Dec ‘06               RF Test Technician (contract) – Manufacturing Department

    EADS Astrium Ltd, Anchorage Road Portsmouth

     

    Working mainly in a class 3 manufacturing cleanroom enviroment  my duties were to tune and test Solid State Power Amplifiers. SSPA’s were tuned for Gain, Phase and return loss verses frequency over a working bandwidth within L-band. Tuning was achieved by parallel gap welding gold tape onto tuning pads incorporated into the amplifier circuitry.

     

    Test of monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits(MMICs) such as driver amplifiers, solid state power amplifiers, switches and phase shifters prior to integration into transponder modules using pulse measurement equipment such as H.P 85108 ,85120 analyzers. Results measured such as S-Parameters, compression, phase  and other radio parameters.

     

    May '05 – Sept ‘05               Care Worker

                                            Grayforth House, Cromwell Road, Burntisland

     

    Provided care and companionship to elderly, most with dementia, within a care home environment.

     

    Oct. ’04 – April ‘05               RF Test Technician (contract)

    EADS Astrium Ltd, Anchorage Road Portsmouth

     

    Test and tuning of SSPA’s  for communication satellites

                            

    April 03 – Oct. ’04                Test Technician

                                    CRC Group, Glenrothes

                                                   

                    To fault-find, repair and test Top-set boxes for cable TV.

     

    April 04 – Oct. 04 Door Steward

                                            MTB Scotland

     

    Stationed at Chicago Rock Café, Almondvale Livingston. My duties to ensure a safe and friendly environment within and around the establishment.

     

    March ’03 – April ’03          Packer

    Banta, Kirkton Campus, Livingston

                                                   

    General packing duties

     

    Oct. ’01 –Dec. ’02 RF Test Engineer (contract)

                                                    EADS Astrium Ltd, Anchorage Road Portsmouth

                                                   

    Test and tuning of SSPA’s for communication satellites.

     

    May ’00 – Aug. ’01              Test Engineer

                                                    Clyde Valley Control Systems Ltd (contract Agilent)

                                                   

    As part of the Pre-test Reverse Flow Team my job was to fault-find to component level, Modules/planers used to build test equipment for testing mobile phones. Network and spectrum analysers, scopes and multi-meters as well as HP Specific Test Stations were used to fault-find these modules.

     

    Dec. ’99 – May ’00               Test Technician

                                                    Clyde Valley Control Systems Ltd (contract Solectron)

     

                                                    To fault-find to component level and repair Compact PC motherboards.

     

    May ’94 – Dec. ’99               Functional Debug Technician/Supervisor

                                            Clyde Valley Control Systems Ltd (contract IBM)

     

    In IBM my duties were divided into two categories: Shift Supervisor; I was responsible for supervising a team of Functional Debug Technicians within the Clients premises. My duties included liasing between the team and the Client and between the Client and CVCS office staff and management team. I was also responsible for movement of CVCS staff within the Clients premises, administration, ie. Timesheets, holiday requests, sickness reports, training and discipline. Technician; as part of the Box Line Fallout/Failure Analysis Dept. my duties were to debug IBM’s 386, 486, and Pentium based PC’s, lap tops and servers.

     

    Nov. ’93 – May ’94              Life Consultant

    Scottish Legal Life Assurance Society

                   

    Part of the Direct Sales Force. My duties were to advise clients on financial matters relating to the company, while adhering to company and LAUTRO regulations.

     

    April ’92 - Nov.’93               Senior Technical Author

      GEC Marconi Avionics (Holdings) Ltd (Donibristle)

                                                   

    To formulate, control and report on specific project documentation/ handbooks produced or processed for the Avionics Group.

     

    April ’91 – April ’92             Development Support Engineer (Technical Author)

                            GEC Ferranti defence Systems Ltd (Bellshill)

     

    Writing and formatting technical documentation for automatic test equipment for military avionics. Documents were produced to either MOD Standard; AVP70 or an agreed Good Commercial Standard.

                                                   

     

    Aug.’90 – April’91               Test Engineer

    GEC Ferranti Systems Ltd

                                                   

    During my time within the Test Department I worked with manual and automatic test equipment to test, fault-find and repair analogue and digital modules to component level. It was also necessary to maintain the test equipment within the department.

     

    Aug.’86 – Aug.’90               Technician Apprentice

                    Ferranti Defence Systems Ltd

                                                   

    Served a 4-year, EITB approved, apprenticeship involving 1-year at Training School and 3-years on-site at the Bellshill site. The final year was dedicated to gain experience within the Test Department.

     

    EDUCATION

     

    O-Levels                                Technical Drawing, Arithmetic and Modern Studies.

    Higher Grades                       English, Mathematics Physics and Craft & Design.

    HNC                                       Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

     

     

                                                   

    Personal Details                       

     

    Date of  birth                         22 April 1969

    Driving licence                     Full, 3 points

    Marital Status                       Single

    Interests                                Cars, motorcycles, football, martial arts and music


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