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     Date Submitted:19-02-2014
     Last Modified:19-02-2014 (01:14)
    Job information
     Current job:AIT Spacecraft engineer and Technician
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
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     KeywordsHighly experienced mechanical fitter and engineer with 6 years space wiring.
    CV

    Personal details
    Marital status: single
    Nationality: British
    Date of birth: 21-05-84
    Full UK Drivers license


    Personal summary
    A highly experienced aeronautical and spacecraft Technician Engineer, Possessing a wide range of technical, engineering and personnel skills. With hands on industry experience in assembly, integration and test of Telecommunications and scientific spacecraft. I have successfully worked on qualification projects, ensuring that project tasks are correctly carried out and delivered to the customer specification.
    Applying multi-skilled general, hands-on support, working on a variety of spacecraft in various locations through-out Europe. Possessing a number of demonstrated abilities that has ensured on-going, efficient operations to technical /component level. Now looking to utilize key skills and experience preferably within the space industry.


    Areas of Expertise


    -    ESA certified cable assembly, crimping and Wiring operations. ECSS-Q-ST-70-26 and ECSS-Q-ST-70-08(section 9) (cat 3).
    -    Flight material test qualification.
    -    Materials and manufacture processes.  Structures and repairs.
    -    Components fit and remove.
    -    Propulsion systems.
    -    Aircraft, engine and spacecraft documentation, technical drawings etc.        Spacecraft structure build.
    -    Waveguide Assembly and Integration.
    -    RF integration.  
    -    Harness integration.
    -    Clean room environment, documents and procedures
    -    Flight panel Modification and repair.
    -    Adhesive application.


    Experience


    AIT Spacecraft Engineer and technician  
    OHB System AG, North Germany                                               2013-Present

    •    Carried out the Assembly, integration and test of satellite structure and there instruments and equipment.
    •    Produced project work instructions, procedures and test reports.
    •    Carried out a qualification process for flight hardware. I.e. adhesives
    •    Performed payload equipment / component receiving inspection, preparation of kits, installation and integration for test and/or flight configuration.
    •    Performed handling and overhead lifting operations.
    •    Performed flight spacecraft wiring (crimping, routing tying in etc,) alongside ESA standards.  
    •    Loading and handling of MGSE onto Flight hardware.

    AIT Spacecraft Technician 
    Astrium Portsmouth, UK                                                  2008-Present

    •    To carry out the Assembly, integration and test of satellite payload structure and there instruments and equipment.
    •    Perform payload equipment / component receiving inspection, preparation of kits, installation and integration for test and/or flight configuration.
    •    Document and complete work according to company procedures. Sign-off/ complete log and data sheets for harness mate/de-mates, etc.
    •    Perform tie base, shim and foil washer preparation and installation.
    •    Prepare, use, apply, handle and dispose of chemical and hazardous substances such as Araldite, silver epoxy, thermal filler, electrodag, and solithane.
    •    Perform Mechanical Ground Support Equipment control and handling.
    •    Perform handling and overhead lifting operations.
    •    Have knowledge and perform the correct securing methods such as fiberglass taping, tie, wraps, string tie, and tie bases. Torqueing methods: order and values of thread and fillet locking methods using DP490 and solithane.
    •    Perform the correct calibration and properly use tape, tool and hardware.
    •    Understand technical direction and documents (drawings, procedures, logs, etc).
    •    Assist with tests such as alignments, thermal range, mass properties, etc.
    •    To perform and keep our integration bays clean and tidy (tools, tool kits and work stations).
    •    Perform a parts acquisition from stores, staging and sub-systems.
    •    To support a shift system throughout the week, 7 days.
    •    The coupling of each panel of the spacecraft payload, which includes any repairs and modifications and final strut assembly.
    •    The integration and prepare, clean, route of coax cables and harness all EMC, thermal treatment. (installation and removal). 
    •    Panel insert integration both aluminum and carbon fiber.
    •    Use the machine shop for minor fabrication, modification and repair.
    •    To perform flight spacecraft Wiring (crimping, routing tying in etc,) alongside ESA standards. 
    •    Worked abroad across different sites, gaining experience throughout the spacecraft build process.  

    Aircraft Technician  
    GE Aviation, Hamble- Southampton, UK Airbus -Boeing                                   2007-2008

    •    The manufacture and build of Boeing & Airbus skin panels (cowlings) and components.
    •    Dash 8 Nacelle and Strake Airframe assembly, Carbon Fiber Panel Trimming and Modification.
    •    Riveting
    •    Repair


    Aircraft Technician
     Norwegian Royal Air Force Base- Kjeller, Norway                                2006-2007 
      
    •    Sheet metal Airframe assembly, repair and airframe life extension Modification of Seaking helicopters and F16 falcon fighter jets.
    •    Wing Strengthener Modification program on F16 Falcon.
    •    Sheet metal forming, stretching, shrinking and riveting.
    •    F16 Falcon- paint removal and fuel tank reseal
    •    F16 Falcon minor strip and rebuild


    Aircraft Technician and Apprentice  
    Vector Fleetlands- Gosport, Portsmouth                                             2001-2006  

    I have obtained a wide range of skills and experience on military helicopters (Gazelle, Seaking, Chinook, Lynx) such includes:
    •    All aspects of Rotary Wing Aircraft Repair
    •    General Maintenance of Aircraft
    •    Airframe Separation, Preparation and Build
    •    Component Repair
    •    Inspection and survey
    •    Major/Minor Maintenance
    •    Use and full understanding of Pressure Systems such as Hydraulic, Fuel and Gaseous
    •    Modification to Airframe and Components
    •    Structural Repair
    •    Corrosion control
    •    Non-destructive testing
    •    System build and testing (hydraulic, Fuel, etc.)
    •    Engine overhaul



    Education 


    •    3 year advanced modern apprenticeship in Aircraft engineering
    •    City and guilds aeronautical engineering competences part 1 and 2
    •    NVQ levels 2 and 3 in engineering
    •    Development and leadership training course- completed
    •    Equal opportunities coarse completed
    •    G.C.S.E Science (double award), Art

    Interests
    •    D.J, fitness, music production, swimming, golf, jet skiing. 
    •    Air training Corps.
    •    Astronomy.
     
    References
    Given on request.
     


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