“CSE” Passes in English, Chemistry, History, Geography, Art, French, Metalwork and Technical Drawing.
Rolls Royce Technical College 1980–1985 (Apprenticeship)
City & Guilds Levels 1, 2 & 3 credits in Mechanical and Production Engineering, and Craft Studies
E.I.T.B Certificate of Engineering Craftsmanship.
E.I.T.B Pass in module H01 ‘Tool Making and Experimental Work’.
E.I.T.B Pass in module H11 ‘Computer Numerical Control and Special Purpose Machining’.
Rolls Royce: certificate of engineering craftsmanship and excellence.
Filton Technical College, Bristol 1984–1985
BTECH Level 3 passes in Engineering Maths, Engineering Science, Materials Technology and Microprocessors.
BTECH Level 2 in Electronic Principles, Digital Technology and Technical Drawing.
University of Humberside 1997-1999 (course held at Key Country Foods, Scunthorpe)
Continuous Business Improvement – Management and Cultural awareness strategies in the workplace.
Sigma Kaizen Green Belt: Lean production, 6 Sigma and MiniTab certification. (Tutored by Ishan Al-Zanki Master Black Belt and head of quality for the Doncasters Group worldwide).
Sikorsky: DSQR (London 2009) Authority for SSQS release stamp
FAA: 8130-9 and 8100-1 conformity training and authority (Via Boeing 2009 annual)EASA: Release autorisation via CAA
CAA: 8100-1 authority for test setup conformity
MTU: 8D – method training (at MTU Munchen 2007).
MTU: DSQR (Designated Supplier Quality Representative) certification expiry November 2010
Hamilton Sundstrand: Process Certification 201 (level 2).
Hamilton Sundstrand: UK process control symposium.
Hamilton Sundstrand: Conformity training to FAA standards.
ERAS: Management development course.
ERAS: Supervisory development course.
ISO 9001 Auditing Certification.
ISO 14001 Environmental Auditing Certification.
Remark Technology: Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel competence.
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health: certificate for intermediate food hygiene.
Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene: certificate in food hygiene and safety.
Dalehead Foods: certificate in food hygiene and safety.
Claverham Ltd (United Technologies Aerospace Systems) Feb 2008 – Current. Somerset. (Part of the UTC group of companies)
Business: Design and production of actuator systems for a wide variety of aerospace and other applications.
Position Held: Quality Engineer for development and production of the Boeing 787 and Sikorsky UH60M, S92F projects.
FAA and CAA Qualification conformity of article and test setup for 787 Dreamliner cabin air system and Sikorsky actuators for main and tail rotor fight control systems.
Safety of Flight article conformity.
F.A.I reports of Boeing 787 actuation and SAC flight control systems.
DSQR approvals for Boeing and Sikorsky release.
8D and FRACAS analysis for corrective action and mistake proofing.
Development of FAA conformity systems and procedures for 787 and Sikorsky .
Inspection of actuators and creation of FAA 8130-9 and 8100-1 forms for test article and test set-up conformity.
Delegated authority for signing of FAA 8130-9 and 8100-1 forms for test articles and set-up for Boeing and Sikorsky conformity.
I.T.A.R Approved employee.
Audit Activity internal and supplier.
Team member attached to Hamilton Sundstrand ACE initiative (Continuous improvement scheme).
Rig, Fixture and test equipment validation and commissioning.
Writing and maintenance of control procedures and quality manuals
Doncasters Chard Ltd 2004 – Feb 2008. Somerset.
Business: Casting and finish machining of Aviation parts for Rolls Royce, Honeywell, Turbomeca, Westland, MTU etc.
Positions held: Process and Project Engineer (Initial) / Quality Engineer
To control and develop process and tooling efficiency throughout the site at Chard, including the Wax Injection and assembly facilities, Mould production, Casting, Fettling and Inspection areas. (£258,000 process savings in 2006).
Liaison with contractors for tooling and plant design and procurement.
Continuous business improvement through Lean Sigma and kaizen application (also heavy use of Microsoft Excel and Access based systems for production control applications and KPI analysis).
Manufacture and maintenance of KPI, OEE and customer and internal scorecard systems to create process change and monitor improvements.
Manufacture of process control information for internal and sub contract use.
Audits of production critical business areas to assure correct practice to customer specification, the quality management system and Departmental Work Instructions.
Liaison and consultation with Bodycote for heat treatment technique control.
Material heat treatment controls of aerospace alloys (mostly Annealing, Hardening and Solutionising).
Maintenance of company ‘Quality Management System’ and ‘customer approvals’
Customer returns quality and liability analysis, production of internal Non-Compliance, RCA, RCCA’s and 8D analytical and correction methods for the Chard plant.
Control of all internal and external audits, including: (NADCAP, ISO 9001 and 14001, Rolls Royce, Honeywell, MTU, Turbomeca and quality management systems).
Quarantine control (care of bonded stock).
Creation of company ‘Training Evaluation System’
Authorised self-release for MTU, Rolls Royce, Honeywell, Shorts (Bombardier), Flight refueling etc.
Inspection and self release authorisation for all customers.
Romford Wholesale Meats Ltd, Sep 2002 to Nov 2003 (1 year contract) Dorset.
Business: Slaughter and process of Lamb and beef for supply to wholesale and pre-packed supermarket environments.
Position: Product Quality Manager.
Ownership of all product quality, technical and food safety issues for a plant of over 200 staff.
Day to day management of QA department and staff.
Development of quality appraisal and KPI reporting system.
Maintenance of HACCP system.
Tesco Supermarkets, March 2002 to Sep 2002 (Contract) Devon.
Position: Night shift retail manager.
Responsible for night shift trading and store replenishment.
Store size G9 with £1.3M turnover per week.
This area of work enabled me to appreciate retail customer needs from a new perspective, and proved useful for a short period until more suitable employment became available.
Key Country Foods, Scunthorpe, July 1998 to Oct 2001.
Business: Bacon slicing and retail packing plant
Position: Group Stock Control Manager, Later Business Manager and team leader for energy efficiency improvement task group.
Creation, management and development of a new company stock control department.
Creation of control and analytical systems for stock, sales forecasting, production planning, cost control, business auditing, human resource and key performance indicators (high level and departmental).
My position enabled me to play a substantial role in increasing production capacity, overall efficiency and profitability of the Scunthorpe site. Improvements were made through a positive continuous improvement policy together with staff training and development, an active “Total productive maintenance initiative” and a controlled plant investment and growth programme.
Dalehead Foods, Bristol, Jan 1996 to July 1998.
Business: Production of pork and bacon products for the finished pack retail market.
Position: Technical Supervisor, Later Stock Control Manager.
Supervision of QA staff from slaughter to despatch.
Management of HACCP quality system.
Creation of Blue Print carcase cooling programme for J Sainsbury (Unique innovative development to eliminate PSE in Pork).
Customer relations and site visit orientation.
Creation of new stock control department and implementation of “Systems Integration” electronic production control system.
St Merryn Meat, Cornwall, Jan 1994 to Jan 1996.
Business: Production of beef, lamb and pork products for the finished pack retail market (Tesco).
Position: started as production operative, later QA Supervisor.
Supervision of QA staff across 4 sites to assure the correct maintenance of HACCP requirements.
Halifax Property Services / MacKendrick Norcot Estate Agency 1986 to Dec 1993.
Position: Senior Property Negotiator, Later Land and New Homes Manager.
Management of daily property valuations, instructions, production of particulars, sales and promotions.
Running of property auctions
Rolls Royce Ltd, Bristol, 1980 to 1986.
Completed a full apprenticeship at the Bristol site specialising in special purpose machining and jig and tool design.
Position on completion of apprenticeship: Development machinist, Tool Maker and Jig and Tool Designer.
Design and development of tooling, fixtures and process procedures for the production of aero engine components including:
Rings (and segments)
Use of, and programming of CNC, NC and manually controlled machinery, including: