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     Date Submitted:11-03-2015
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     Current job:Mechanical Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsMechanical, Stress, Testing, Design for more details see my CV
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     *[Nov 13 – Present]                           Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, Guildford, UK
    Opto-Mechanical System Engineer (Contractor)
    Major responsibilities include:
     Verifying the structural design philosophy by hand calculations and bespoke software techniques, including Solid works utilities, NASTRAN, PATRAN Hypermesh, Hyperworks, ANSYS Workbench, MathCAD and Visual Basic.
     To support SSR, PDR, CDR, MRR, FMEA, Internal/external customer reviews
     Linear and non-linear finite element analysis, Structural dynamics, Thermal analysis  &  Aero – structures,  couple analysis, transient analysis etc
     Liaising with internal and external customers to negotiate and to finalize system specifications and agree the interface requirements.
     Satellite systems test support
     Equipment testing and verification through simulation & Preparing the Test procedures and Test reports.
    Experience Gained:  Structural and thermal analysis relating to optical systems, Vibration and shock testing, analysis and results correlation,  System engineering, Design support etc
    Projects:  EarthCARE, SWIR TROPOMI, S1 Image, ALSAT
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    [June12 – Dec13]                           The GKN Aerospace, Filton Bristol BS34 9AU, UK
    Stress & Integration Engineer
    Major responsibilities include:
     Verifying the structural design philosophy by hand calculations and bespoke software techniques, including NASTRAN, PATRAN Hypermesh, Hyperworks MathCAD and Visual Basic.
     Fatigue and damage tolerance assessment using ISAMI a bespoke software by Airbus
     Metallic & Composite aircraft stress analysis
     Linear and non-linear finite element analysis, Structural dynamics, Thermal analysis  &  Aero - structures experience
     Liaising with airbus to finalize all the pre & post testing activities.
     First flight certification integration support
     Equipment testing and verification through simulation & Preparing the Test procedures and Test reports.
    Experience Gained: Aerospace Major Testing (ES, EW and EF2) & Liaising with Airbus/Focal point for major testing.
    Projects:  A350-900/1000 Wing, XWB (ES, EW, EF2 testing, inspection and test results correlation via structural analysis; first flight clearance)
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    [June09 – June12]                                               Com Dev Europe Ltd.  Triangle Business Park, Stoke Mandeville Aylesbury, HP22 5SX, UK
    Senior Mechanical Engineer 
    Major responsibilities include:
     Design and analysis of the mechanical components to fit into the customer agreed envelope & mass limits, meet all the environmental requirements (structural, thermal, venting and radiations) as per customer specifications.
     Produce the mass budget estimation, during the different project life cycle phases.
     Liaising with electrical & manufacturing departments to produce the optimum mechanical design.
     Equipment testing and verification through simulation.
     Drive the unit development process from concept stage to detailed design stage.
     Responsible for all mechanical, structural, thermal and assembly decisions.
     Mechanical Structural Analysis, correlating test results with simulation & reporting ( Venting analysis, Shock Response Analysis, Random Vibration Analysis, Static Analysis, thermo-mechanical stresses)
     Thermal Analysis & reporting ( Detailed thermal analysis, calculating the maximum junction temperatures of the electronics components, material & process allowable temperatures predictions check)
     Mechanical Vibration Testing of all equipment
     Preparing the Test procedures and Test reports.
     Alias with Design integrity to prove the new processes & design as per ECSS standard guidelines.
     Supervise and guide the work being carried out by other design engineers.
    Experience Gained:
     Structural analysis, thermal analysis and venting analysis
     Tolerances stack analysis
     Vibration & Shock Testing
     Lamination Process verifications
    Projects:
     SRAL, SIRAL, SWIM, SWOT, COREH2O, ALPHASAT, TT&C Transponder, HSDL, HIP, ADS-1B, PEM. AEHF,  M3M Program,  TECH DEMOS, RCM, GALIEO FOIC
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    [May 08 –May 09]                                                  Deep Stream Technologies Ltd. 6 Llys Helyg, Fordd Y Llyn Parc Menai, Bangor, LL57 4EZ, UK
    Mechanical Design Engineer
    Major responsibilities include:
     Design & Modeling of Mechanical components, to fit into customer applications, & be suited for manufacturers & testing through Deep Stream Production lines.
     Liaising with electrical & manufacturing departments to produce the optimum mechanical design.
     Modeling of thermal & mechanical stresses, using Finite Elements Software.
     Design of Prototype components to establish design principles and goals.
     Production of customer & tooling drawings as required.
      Problems solving & brainstorming, both individually and as part of the Mechanical Design Team.
     Use or experience of SPC, FMEA or the six sigma environment.
    Experience Gained:
     Design for Chemical Etching, Sheet Metal forming, Overmould Design and Forms Tools Design Considerations.
     SolidWorks ( Sheet Metal Design, Macros, Over-mould Design, Part Design and Assembly, Drawing packs,  all SolidWorks applications)
     Working on FMEA, FME systems
     Design for  Manufacturing lines & Design for SMT process
     Developing Drawing Packs for different manufacturing process applicable to product assembly and tests.
     Using Rapid Prototyping SLA/SLS techniques to have the reverse engineering
    Projects:
     RCD, RCB, RCBO and GFCI Controllers Design and development for Moeller
     Energy Intelligent Products Design and development, e.g. Adaptor &Trailing Lead, Switches, Sockets, Plugs as per EU, UK, USA standards.
     Universal energy conservation solution for domestic and industrial users to cut their energy consumption by more than 50%.
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    [March 07 - Sept 07]                              CM & Microtech Engineering Services 121 Ferozepure Road, Lahore Pakistan
    Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
    Major responsibilities include:
     Supervision of the Designing department of the organization and company's requirement analysis
     Developing products / platforms from both a hardware and software design perspective for use within the company and by their customers
     To interpret schematics and produce wiring diagrams for various parts of Fabrication
     Develop the solution using Auto CAD and communication with 3D Modeler
     Justify the design concept with hand calculations and FEA
     Present ideas through design reviews and drawing sign-off
     Validate design through lab testing and field hardware review
     Project planning, controlling and monitoring with the collaboration with Project Department
    Experience Gained: To design and Manufacture pipes and frames for Tower erection. Control the project cost by managing the ongoing activities and resources, Project Management
    Projects:
     Paktel Telecommunication Tower Design review and Development
     Warid Telecommunication Tower Design review and Development
     Manufacturing of Transformer for Packages Industries
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    [Feb 04 - March 07]                        Space and Upper Atmosphere Commission, SRDC-L, Samsani Road, Lahore, Pakistan
    Assistant Manager ( Mechanical Team Leader)
    Major responsibilities include:
     Supervision of the AOCS and Structural Departments of the organization and company's requirement analysis
     Mechanical design of various components, assemblies and mechanisms using 3D standards modeling (CAD) software.
     Assembly and integration plan of different components design by different departments
     Support component / system acceptance testing, defining pressure / electrical test set ups including the software interface via Labview or similar
     Supporting propulsion system analysis
     Technical data pack development (BOM, Assembly Drawings, Manufacturing Drawings, Component Drawings, Acceptance test specifications etc.)
     Prototype development and testing. Interpret the results from these testing to validate the FEA results and developed the design rules.
     Implementation of Quality Management System within the Design Department.
    Experience Gained:
     Working in the part, assembly, mechanism and manufacturing module of Pro-Engineer (Pro-e 2001, Wildfire2)
     Working with large assemblies, simplified representations and shrink-wraps.
     Locking mechanisms and Packaging of electronic components.
     Propulsion System
     Assembly and integration plans
     Standards Mechanisms for the Aerospace Industry
    Major Projects:
     Solar Array Drive Assembly Mechanism for PAKSAT 1-R
     Pneumatic System for 2-Axis Attitude Control system.
     Thermal analysis of hybrid and NiCad battery thermal analysis.
     Reaction Control system, Structure design for Prototype PAKSAT 1-R
     PID controller for 2-DOF experimental models
     Reaction wheel design consideration and designing of Reaction Wheel for geo-stationary satellite while considering all constraints and performance parameters according to space industry standards
     Developed the test beds for the calibration and certification of Reaction Wheels and Momentum Wheels and Reaction control system, by this system we have integrated computers, sensors, and necessary requisite hardware required for communication and performance prediction while considering all the physical laws and system anomalies.
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    [15th Jun 03- 15th Aug 03]                         Siemens Ltd (Japan Power Plant Ltd. Lahore, Pakistan).
    Graduate Engineer (Operations)
     Planning operation of the Diesel Engines in order to meet the power demand of the sole consumer WAPDA, in time considering actual demand figure in MW, type of fuel available, efficiency of Diesel Engine on different fuels and the time specified to meet the demand.
     Fault reporting using P&IDs to aid quick identification of the actual cause of fault
     To ensure the isolation of equipment from system for the routine maintenance work
     Preparation of Shift Report regarding the events that occurred during the shift.
     Preparation of Daily Performance Report, Hourly plant output report and Full day operations in night shifts. 
    Interests  Cricket, Cycling,  Book reading, Cooking, Sports, music, soccer etc
    References  Will be provided when requested

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