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 Date Submitted:07-12-2015
 Last Modified:07-12-2015 (04:26)
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 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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