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     Date Submitted:01-05-2014
     Last Modified:02-05-2014 (10:39)
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     Current job:Flight Assembly Technician
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators
     KeywordsESA Qualified Assembly Technician



    Accomplished PCB technician with more than 20 years’experience in the assembly and inspection of PCBs including ESA, M.O.D. & Aerospace Standards. I have experience in wiring cables and looms. Now certificated to IPC J-STD-001, having completed modules 1-5, which include wires & terminals,surface mount technology, through hole technology, and inspection, certificate expires Sept 2012. I have also completed the IPC-A-610D, Mandatory modules 1,2, 3 -(Hardware Install), 4 - (Soldering/HV), 5 - (Terminals modules 4,5), 6 - (Through Hole modules 4,8,6), 7 - (Surface Mount modules 4,8,7), 8 - (PCB‘s/Assemblies, Component Damage modules 8), 9 - (Wire Wrap modules 9), certificate expires December 2012. ESA certifications ECSS-Q-ST-70-08, 28 & 38 expires May 2016.

    I have worked to NADCAP  work procedures, and also ESA. Proficient in all areas of hand soldering and removal of  all devices,  QFP's & BGA's. Ability to understand manufacturing instructions, drawings & parts lists. Experienced in customer communications, relating to technical problems with research & development builds.


    IPC J-STD-001  Sept 2012   (Need updating)

    IPC-A-610D  Dec 2012 (Need updating)

    ESA ECSS-Q-ST-70-08  May 2016

    ESA ECSS-Q-ST-70-28  May 2016

    ESA ECSS-Q-ST-70-38  May 2016



    November 2011-  (Contract) SSTL Surrey Satellite Technology Limited: Duties include hand placement of through hole and surface mount devices (0201) fine pitch IC's. Rework and modification of PCB’s. Building various cable assemblies.  Documentation on computer, fine wire modifications, various compounds

    August 2011 – November 2011  (Contract)     BAE in Rochester:  Duties include hand load through hole components, surface mount  hand solder,

    Rework, wiring, mechanical assembly

    June 2010 - August 2011   (Contract)   STS Defence:  As per March 2008 contract

    February 2010 - June 2010   (Contract)  Aeronautical & General Instruments in Poole. Defence work. Duties included Surface

     mount hand solder, semi automatic Essemtec pick and place machine, Through hole hand solder, Rework

    March 2008 - February 2010   (Contract)  STS Defence. Aerospace and Military, work classified

    Surface Mount & Through Hole PCB Assembly & Rework, a clean room environment

    Ionograph, Conformal coating, Potting, Wiring. Working in conjunction with NADCAP work instructions/procedures


    September 1997 – March 2008 Manjet Electronics


    Supervising junior staff

    Job pricing

    Site & security management

    Check kitting and storage of components

    Use of pick and place machine

    Hand solder of surface mount and through hole devices

    Ability to understand manufacturing instructions, drawings &

    Parts lists issued with manufacturing kits

    Re-flow and flow solder of PCBs

    Functional testing

    Building ribbon, coax, and looms

    Inspection and packing finished products

    Management of delivery documents


    October 1996 – August 1997 Artizan Glass Company. Duties: building of double-glazed units and delivery of completed units.


    September 1995 – September 1996 CT Production (Excel Resourcing employment agency). Duties: Surface mount technician. Through hole build. Working from manufacturer’s drawings/documents.


    September 1994 – September 1995 Parker Digiplan (Excel Resourcing employment agency). Duties: Storeman, kitting, despatch, mouldings.


    September 1993 – August 1994 Gardners (Excel Resourcing employment agency). Duties: Transformer windings.


    September 1992 – August 1993 Surface Electronics (Brook Street employment agency). Duties: surface mount re-work.


    April 1988 – August 1992 Mobile Video Express (mobile video library). Sole trader buying and selling video films, canvassing new customers, preparing invoices and tax/VAT documentation.




    September 1981 – June 1987 Moulsham High School, Chelmsford, Essex.

    CSEs: Mathematics (1), Social Economics (1), Physics (2), Electronics (2), English (3), Craft, Design & Technology (3), Graphic Communication (4), French (5).



    Previous Employer:

    Mandy Oliver

    Manjet Electronics

    Unit C, Longmeadow Works

    Ringwood Road

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