CV, British trained Mechanical and Hydraulic Technician or Fitter

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 9896

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Short Bio:

A professionally registered Mechanical engineering technician with an extensive background, experience and credential array. Complemented by membership with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, having developed 12 years of robust experience in planned maintenance, fault diagnosis, and rectification of highly technical systems. Highly professional, and extremely motivated individual who has the ability to lead and perform in challenging environments and would make a great addition to any team.

Current location: England, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Oil, Gas and Energy
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere

Education and Qualifications

• SEMTA Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering

• VRQ Advanced Diploma in Engineering and Technology

• NVQ Level 3 Engineering Maintenance (Mechanical)

• BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Aerospace Engineering

• City & Guilds in Fibre Reinforced Plastics (QA-FRP)(Composites)

• BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management • OPITO Universal BOSIET exp: 14/11/2014

• OPITO approved MIST exp: 11/11/2017

• OGUK Offshore Medical exp: 12/11/2015

• 9 GCSEs




Double Science

Design Technology

• Key Skills x 5 at Level 2

• City & Guilds Licentiateship, Leadership Management

Skill sets

• Good knowledge of MS Product suite

• Excellent interpersonal skills, capable of resonating with any situation and handling effectively


Gas turbine engines

Axial and centrifugal compressors

Piston engines

Rotating equipment



Structural repairs

Fibre reinforced plastics

• Meticulous nature during problem solving and fault finding tasks, through to completion

• Calm nature during multi-tasking and effective in prioritisation • Exceptional understanding of safe working practices


Health and safety

Engineering hygiene

FOD (Foreign Object Debris)

Loose articles

Tool management

Error Management

Fault reporting

• Knowledge and experience in a diverse range of mechanical systems

• Able to communicate at all levels

• Proven to work well under pressure in extreme conditions and environments around the world self supervised

• Comfortable at working rotations, long shifts

Engineering experience


My mechanical engineering career to date has revolved around my tenure within the British Army, REME Corp (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers). In this time I have acquired a considerable number of skills and qualifications across a range of disciplines and defence equipment. Furthermore, I have developed a keen and capable sense for the control of publications, documentation and organisation of technical libraries.

Key Responsibilities and Competencies:


• Interpreting maintenance manuals and engineering drawings/schematics/diagrams ensuring work carried out to specific legislation and tolerances

• Servicing, scheduled/unscheduled, corrective maintenance, troubleshooting fault finding and fault rectification

• Experience in maintaining, testing, replacing and bleeding of high-pressure hydraulic systems, oil systems, fuel and air systems

• Hydraulic union fittings, pipelines, functional testing, measuring, replenishment with hydraulic rigs and other special to type tools

• Replacement of filters, valves, pumps and various other line replaceable units


• Experience in dismantling and inspection of components, overhaul, rebuild and testing of equipment

• Use and experience with vast amount of calibrated precision tools, test and diagnostic equipment (torque wrenches, vernier calipers, micrometers, etc and various other hand tools, power tools)

• Maintaining unmanned aerial vehicles, mechanical/electrical/hydraulic and associated ground control stations, including frequency and software

• Maintaining Apache attack helicopters, Lynx and Gazelle helicopters and their (power/oil/hydraulic/pneumatic) systems in accordance with maintenance procedures, permit to work

• Structural integrity and non destructive testing, inspection and manufacturing repairs, with metals, alloys and composites

• Experience with diesel generators, piston engines 2 stroke 4 stroke and rotary wankel engine


• Experience with Gas turbine engines from complete replacement, boroscope/endoscope inspections for erosion, corrosion and impact damage, to compressor and turbine blade rectification and repairs

• Inspection, remove/refit, replacement of components, couplings, flanges, bearings and shimming

• Experience with precision measuring and laser alignment tools

• Rotor blades, main rotor head, gearbox transmission, drive shafts and other rotating equipment, including tracking and balancing

• Testing of Gas turbine engines within test facility and monitoring of power, performance, leak checks

Health and Safety/Quality

• Well versed in toolbox talks, good handover/takeover of work and shift change

• Experience with lifting equipment and maintaining a safe to work environment with ability to recognise signs of potential hazards or problems and react appropriately to minimise or prevent major incidents

• Accurate written documentation of work carried out using logbooks and GOLD (advanced software for electronic asset management) based IT system

• Wrote various engineering standing orders for processes

• Discovered, suggested and implemented various cost effective methods to solve issues and improve design of components and aircraft

• Liaised with outside agencies, manufacturers and spares supply agencies

Management experience


I have naturally progressed into management, whereby after 6 years in this capacity I have become responsible for leading teams remotely, in challenging environments and in critical situations. Justified through feedback and self-awareness I have developed into an effective leader both in a technical and people management capacity. While management has played a major role in my career, I also work as effectively autonomously and find it as rewarding.

Key Responsibilities and Competencies:

• Team leader responsible for maintenance bay and implementing best practices and ensuring a high standard of work

• Worked and supervised up to 15 technicians at any one time at various locations around the world

• Training junior technicians and providing written reports and verbal feedback on their progress and technical knowledge

• Training and mentoring UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) operators for competency and providing continual guidance and maintenance on the equipment while on operations

• Understanding objectives and delegation of tasks to meet desired targets

• Collaboration with coalition forces of all ranks and levels of leadership, to create good working relationships


• Selected and seconded to be a subject matter expert for an occurrence safety investigation. Deployed with 24 hours notice to Afghanistan • Recognised on a number of occasions as a capable individual with the ability to make executive decisions above rank and responsibility

• I have considerably travelled the world and have developed a strong passion for culture and life • Delivered and acknowledged for various initiatives to improve team and process efficiency

Career summary

2011 – Present: Maintenance Technician/Team Leader, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), British Army

2010 – 2011: Maintenance Technician/Team Leader, Apache Attack Helicopter, British Army

2007 – 2010: Maintenance Technician/Supervisor, Apache Attack Helicopter, British Army

2003 – 2007: Junior Technician, Lynx, Gazelle, Apache Airframes, British Army

2001 – 2003: Army Apprentice

1999 – 2001: Production Operative, Agilent Technologies

Additional information

• Driving licence; full, clean

• ELC (Enhanced Learning Credits) Budget of £6000 available for use on courses to improve career or help employer offset costs