CV, Ex Forces British Mechanical Fitter targeting Australia

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 19354

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Short Bio:

I consider myself an experienced, competent craft mechanical engineer having gained experience in Industry (12 years) and the Royal Navy (4 years). I have considerable experience in plant installation and maintenance operations; I am hard working, reliable, responsible and safety conscious. I am able to work both unsupervised and as part of a team. I addition, I am healthy / physically fit, have an excellent work attendance record, punctual and willing to participate in any training required.

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: Australia


Rullion Engineering Recruitment Agency, Cleator Moor, Cumbria July 2014 – Present

Contract Mechanical Fitter

Installing plant systems and equipment at Innovia Films, Wigton – Cumbria, which includes the following:

• Installing steel frame work, gearboxes, rollers, housings, pipework and brackets

• Installing thrust boxes, bearings, pumps, valves, fans and pulley wheels

• Working on scissor lifts, performed self-lifting operations that included slinging tasks

• Installation work included working with a variety of tools and equipment, and working to Engineering Standards / Specifications using mechanical / electrical manuals and engineering drawings

• Performing appropriate testing operations

• Conforming and working to site safety procedures and systems, which includes Permit to Work and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Iggesund Paper Board, Workington, Cumbria January 2014 – Present

Plant Maintenance Fitter

Maintained a wide variety of plant equipment and machinery in support of plant operations, which included the following:

• Pumps: for example, fitting a water pump to drive motor using Opti-Line laser equipment; overall a diaphragm pump

• Plant Rollers: change heavy duty 5 Tonne Rollers; replace 1 Tonne Roller – including replacing, installing and squaring bearings

• Remove, replace and install a new 2 Tonne Motor and fit new guards to Rotor drive belts

• Plant Crane: install a new pulley wheel and crane wire on lift mechanism

• Fit and test non-return valves on plant equipment

• General lubrication operations on plant equipment / machinery

Maintaining plant included working to plant drawings, plant safety procedures and systems, which included Permit to Work and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Indorama Polymers Ltd, Workington, Cumbria January 2012 – January 2014

Plant Maintenance Fitter

Maintained a wide variety of heavy plant equipment and machinery in support of plant operations, which includes the following:

• Pumps, blowers, fans, heating systems and ventilation systems

• Specialist rotary cutting equipment and pneumatic knife blades

• Gearboxes, chain drive and belt drive equipment

• Plate heat exchangers, coolers and filter systems

The above post included working to plant drawings, using specialist equipment (e.g. laser alignment equipment) and a variety of hand tools. Maintaining plant included working to plant safety procedures and systems, which included Permit to Work and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Smurfit Kappa Composites, Whitehaven, Cumbria May 2011 – December 2011

Maintenance Contract Fitter

• Carried out general mechanical fitting and machining duties to support the manufacture of composite cardboard tubes and lids.

• Maintained production equipment using a variety of hand tools, maintenance equipment and machine tools.

Sealy Manufacturing Ltd, Aspatria, Cumbria Apr 2010 – Apr 2011

Production Operative

• Worked on high volume, production-line machinery producing a wide variety of components for the bed industry.

• Operated a computerised numerical control (CNC) machine, manufacturing springs and assisting machine setters in maintaining machinery.



Royal Navy: Portsmouth, Rosyth and Plymouth Feb 2006 – Apr 2010

Engineer Technician (Marine Engineer)

Served on HMS Exeter, Edinburgh and Sutherland

• Worked in a team to maintain the naval ships’ running machinery and also deployed as an emergency party fire fighter.

• Maintained and repaired: diesel generators, gas turbines, fridges and air conditioning plants, high pressure salt water pumps, fresh water and chilled water pumps, high and low pressure compressors, hydraulic systems, gear boxes

• Maintained and repaired pipework and valves (including replacement)

• Maintained the ships’ infrastructure and furnishings

• Used various hand tools and maintenance equipment e.g. vibration analysis equipment

• Worked to the ship’s drawings / diagrams

• Maintained and repaired fridge sensors

• Replaced bearings on fresh water pump’s including high-pressure air pipes replacement

• Repaired a diesel generator’s drive belts / drive transmission

• Replaced fuel igniters on turbine engines

• Maintained firefighting equipment e.g. breathing apparatus, initial attack hoses

• Worked as a team transferring fuel at sea between vessel tanks

• Performed initial attack fire fighter duties

• Performed security and watch duties (including carrying live ammunition)

Naval deployments included trips to the Falklands, South Georgia, Uruguay, Russia, Iceland, Norway, Turkey, Mediterranean and Gibraltar.

Corus, Chapel Bank, Workington, Cumbria Sept 2004 – Jan 2006

Mechanical Fitter

• Employed as a mechanical fitter maintaining rollers, bearings, housings, water jackets used on plant machinery.

• Used portable grinding machines, portable / fixed drills, handtools and lifting hoist.

Amec, Sellafield, Seascale, Cumbria Apr 2001 – Jul 2004

ECITB Mechanical Fitter Apprentice

• Worked in a construction / commissioning team erecting and fitting out laboratories and workshops at the BNFL Technical Centre.

• Plant fitting and installation e.g. installing machinery, motors, pumps and gloveboxes.

• Rigging and lifting operations for plant installations.

• Testing systems, working to plant drawings, complying with nuclear plant specifications, standards and procedures and measuring and marking out to specific tolerances

• Worked to industrial standards and maintained quality


GEN II, Carlisle

Bearing Course July 2013

GEN II, Workington

Abrasive Wheel Mounting and Portable Grinding Course Feb 2013

Mobile Elevation and Working Platforms June 2012

Indorama Polymers, Workington

Optaline Laser Shaft Alignment Techniques Jan 2013

Trainrite, Lillyhall, Workington

Forklift Truck Training Update Jan 2012

Northern Forklift Truck Training Jan 2011

RITB Registered Basic Forklift Truck

Royal Navy: MWS Phoenix Training Group (The School of Maritime Survivability) Sept 2008

Royal Navy Training Course

Apprenticeship in Engineering at HMS Sultan Apr 2008

Marine Engineering Initial Career Course May 2006 – Sept 2006

Naval Military Training Element MWS Excellent Certificate of Training Aug 2006

The OG 547 PJA Course as a SPO Team Member

First Aid Training in the Workplace for Emergency Aid (Level One) Apr 2006

ECITB Training Centre, Grangemouth, Scotland Aug 1999 – Apr 2001

Mechanical Fitting Apprentice

Completed Mechanical Fitting Apprenticeship where training consisted of learning and applying craft skills and competencies in:

• Conventional Machining (centre lathes, milling and drilling), Bench Fitting using hand tools

• Basic hydraulics and pneumatics

• Basic plant and workshop maintenance tasks conforming to safety procedures

ECITB NVQ Level 2 and 3 Certificate Engineering Construction 1999 – 2004

(Mechanical Fitting)

Falkirk Further Education College. 2001 – 2004

City & Guilds Certificate in the following components: General Engineering Construction Studies,

Measuring and Marking Out & Making Mechanical Components, Machine Tool Operation, Positioning Plant & Equipment, Drive Systems, Repair & Fault Diagnosis of Mechanical Plant plus Equipment, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Pipe Systems

Stainburn School, Workington, Cumbria 1994 – 1999


• Mathematics

• English Speaking

• English Literature

• Science Double Award

• Graphics

• History

• Art

• German