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     Date Submitted:07-12-2015
     Last Modified:07-12-2015 (04:26)
    Job information
     Current job:AIT Mechanical Lead
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsAIT from concept to launch coverage. MGSE design Procedure writing and training documentation
    CV

    Personal Details

    §  15 years of Space experience,  and 9 years Aerospace (Rotary wing)

    §  Married

    §  Full drivers licence (clean)

    §  NATO secret clearance and UK security clearance

    Experience

     

    Projects:

     

    Express AM5 (full preparation phase and build).

     

    Express AM6 (full preparation phase and build).

     

    Lybid (full preparation phase and passed build to another Lead).

     

    AMOS 6 (full preparation phase and build).

     

    Hylas 3 (full preparation phase).

     

    Brisat (full preparation phase and build).

     

    LEE (Mechanical test support)

    RCM (General support)

     

    2010 – present                MDA Corporation            Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC

    Assembly, integration and test Lead Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering Team Leader.

    §  CAD trained (Siemens NX) MGSE design and design reviewing.

    §  Mechanically responsible for all payloads during all mechanical activities. Including support during Spacecraft activities.

    §  Control all movements of Payload. (Receipt and un-pack of structures, lifting activities, coupling of payload and final packing and shipment).

    §  Write procedures for all work carried out and ensure neither, quality or schedule are impacted during all build activities.

    §  Full understanding of payload/Spacecraft in all aspects (RF, DC power, structure, testing, flight systems and mechanical build requirements).

    §  Train and build a new team of Engineers for the support role.

    §  Run multi-projects, ensuring the right support/equipment are available at the right time.

    • Liaise with design team and sanitise design ‘for build’.
    • Design the build philosophy and use this to build in to the schedule and build flow.
    • Support and assist systems engineers during design and build phase.
    • Control schedule changes and organise ‘best work’ around plans.
    • Design, oversee and Control all mechanical ground support equipment (MGSE) required for project and department work.
    • Focal point for all mechanical queries from mechanical technicians, systems engineers, design engineers, Product Assurance, Quality assurance, electrical lead engineer, project management and program management.
    • Research new materials and processes to improve the quality and reliability of all future Spacecraft.
    • Control Qualification projects to prove the acceptability of new designs.
    • Research new approaches to the generic build and test ideal to improve schedule control and reduce waste of materials and designs.

     

     

     

     

    Experience

     

    Projects:

     

    UK Military multi build

    Sub unit (4 off (2 rebuilds and 2 complete).

     

    Amazonas 2 (full preparation phase and build).

     

    Express AM4 (full preparation phase and passed build to another Lead).

     

    KaSat (full build).

     

    Assisted on several other projects in varying degrees.

    2006 – 2010               EADS Astrium             Portsmouth. Hants

    Assembly, integration and test Lead Mechanical Engineer.

    §  Mechanically responsible for payload during all mechanical activities.

    §  Handle all critical movements of payload (receipt and un-pack of structures, lifting activities, coupling of payload and final packing and shipment).

    §  Write procedures for all work carried out and ensure neither, quality or schedule are impacted during all build activities.

    §  Full understanding of payload in all aspects (RF, DC power, structure, testing, flight systems and mechanical build requirements).

    §  Control Dual/Triple mechanical shifts.

    §  Running a multi-build project.

    • Liaise with design team and sanitise design ‘for build’.
    • Design the build philosophy and use this to build in to the schedule and build flow.
    • Support and assist systems engineers during design and build phase.
    • Control schedule changes and organise ‘best work’ around plans.
    • Organise and Control all mechanical ground support equipment (MGSE) required for project and department work.
    • Focal point for all mechanical queries from mechanical technicians, systems engineers, design engineers, Product Assurance, Quality assurance, electrical lead engineer, project management and program management.

     

     

    Projects:

     

    UK military multi build payload 3 off builds.

     

    Anik F1R

    2004 – 2006                     EADS Astrium                      Portsmouth. Hants

    AIT Mechanical (Shift leader and tech)

    §   Waveguide build experience, coax experience and unit installation.

    §   Run a shift of 10 operators and focal point for Lead Mechanical Engineer.

    §   Understanding of RF, SHF and UHF systems.

    §   Understanding of PTS (Payload test system).

    §   General procedures and work instruction layout and rising.

     

     

     

    2001-2004                     EADS Astrium                      Portsmouth. Hants

    AIT Payload Planner

    §  Control work packages and stock for Satellite payloads. (Hot bird 7, 10-01, 10-02, W3A, Amazonas, Anik F1R).

    §  Oversee control of component supply and schedule.

    §  Control ‘JIT’ (just in time) system for component and ancillaries supply

    §  Customer interface.


     

     

     

     

     

    1996-2001                     DARA Fleetlands MOD              Gosport. Hants

    Airframe/engine fitter and Airframe inspector.

    §  3rd and 4th line repair and overhaul of Chinook MK2/2a’s

    §  Including cat 3 and cat 4 repairs. Sub system overhauls.

    §  Full range of work undertaken includes: Fuel system (strip/rebuild)

    §  Landing gear (removal/replacement)

    §  Hydraulic systems (flight controls, lifting equipment, Sub systems)

     

    §  Naval Lynx Mk3-8 conversion.

    §  Full airframe modification and re-routing of sub-systems.

    Full use of a/c jigs and fixtures.

     

    Education

    1992-1996                       RNAY Fleetlands                             Gosport, Hants

    §  4-year airframes/engines apprenticeship (rotary wing).

     

    Equivalent to Bachelors degree in Aeronautical engineering (based on years of learning) by Residency Quebec

    1991-1992                        Havant 6th form college                    Havant, Hants.

    §  GCSE Physics (C grade)

    §  GSCE Computer studies (C grade)

    §  GCSE Maths (C grade)

    §  GCSE English Language (C grade)

     

    1997-2001         Fareham technical college          Fareham. Hants

    §  HNC in aerospace engineering (Mechanical).

    §  ONC in aerospace engineering (Mechanical).

     

    §  NAQA (Naval aircraft Quality assurance) course (Fleetlands).

    §  Chinook Mk 2 quality course (RAF Odiham)

     

    Additional information.

    I have received several management training courses during my time:

    §  Innovating and problem solving

    §  Improving communication skills

    §  Time management

    §  Developing and coaching my team

    §  Managing people.

    §  Product liability

    §  LOBO scaffold Trainer course

    §  Microsoft Project 2010

     

    Interests

    DIY, computers, technology, Guitar, languages, health and fitness, Snowboarding, Rugby.

     

     

     


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