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CV, Ex Forces Mechanical Engineer Seeking Work Offshore

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 7339
(28/01/1969, male)
List top 5 skills: a quick learner, an exellent communicator, extremely professional, manage multiple priorities, use own initiative
Short Bio:

Just to give you a brief summary into my working background. I enlisted into the British Army in October 1986 as a Mechanic. I am now at the end of my military contract and looking forward to transferring my skills that I have developed over a number of years into a challenging and rewarding career.
During my time within the British Army I have worked on a large number of Military and Civilian vehicles and equipments. This has enabled me to gain considerable experience in mechanical rotating equipments including large diesel engines, pumps, compressors, generators, motors, fans and gearboxes. I also have extensive knowledge of component parts such as bearings, shafts, impellors and seals and have experience of working with cranes and winches. I am also experienced in hydraulic and pneumatic systems and I am familiar with and able to read schematic drawings and circuit diagrams. I have also worked as a workshop manager responsible for managing health & safety, service and inspection forecasts, inspection and premature failure reports as well as managing workshop personnel. In my career I have to gained several professional qualifications including City & Guilds/NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical Engineering
I leave the Army having gained the experience and recommendations to promote to the rank of Warrant Officer having served in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Serving in the Armed Forces for last 22 plus years has allowed me embrace a strong work ethic which allows me to rise to new challenges, adapt to change with ease, relocate at very short notice and be punctual and ready to deploy at any given time.
Away from work I am a very keen sportsman and a keen marathon runner raising many hundreds of pounds for charity. This has allowed me to maintain a very good level of physical fitness and I am free from any underlying medical or health problems.

Current location: 

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom - View on map

Spoken languages: 


Locations I am interested in working:

Key Competences

• Experience: Worked on a vast variety of platforms and is always seeking to improve and advance professionally

• Service and Repair: Experienced in repair with a wide variety of equipments from light pumps and field generators up to heavy tracked vehicles, in particular: diesel/petrol engines, transmissions, fuel systems, air conditioning, including hydraulic and pneumatic braking systems. Carried out immediate and routine modifications in order to improve reliability and safety

• Inspection and Testing: Carried out in-depth mandatory inspections on hydraulic, electric and pneumatic systems on company mechanical equipment holdings using diagnostic tools, Technical publications, schematics and wiring diagrams ensuring they meet with legislative requirements

• Fault-finding: A meticulous problem solver experienced in diagnostics on various equipment types and competent in the use of specialist tools and test equipment

• Prioritising: A strong background in adhering to strict timescales and schedules in demanding environments

• Communications: A excellent communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills that quickly gains the trust and respect from both peers and management through total dedication and work ethic within the workplace

Career Summary

Senior Mechanical Engineer, HM Forces Jul 2007 – present

Mechanical Engineer with the authority for the in-depth repair (major assembly removal/diagnosis/replacement or refit), modification, inspection and preventative maintenance of large and diverse equipment fleet (up to 1000 equipment’s including vehicles, plant, and generators). Working on diesel/petrol engines, transmissions, fuel systems, air conditioning. Including hydraulic, pneumatic and braking systems

• Inspected and carried out in depth repairs on various platforms including mechanical, Hydraulic and Electrical systems

• Reacted to senior management’s plans, prioritising maintenance and production schedule and workload in order to maintain critical equipment availability levels, ensuring mission success. This included the provisioning of resources such as high value spares, special tools, test equipment and human resources, consistently meeting deadlines whilst managing multiple priorities

• Devised, planned and carried out continual technical evaluations and safety audits to establish, implement, monitor and improve operating procedures ensuring compliance with safe systems of work

• Collated and analysed audit results, reported directly to senior management and Company Directors with the findings, this included identifying good practice, Areas for Improvement (AFIs) and non-compliances. Where non compliances were identified, drove action plans and chaired review meetings

• Carried out Health and Safety audits in the workplace to ensure compliance and to promote a safe working culture

Leading Mechanical Engineer/Advisor, Sierra Leone 2006-2007

Mechanical engineering and fleet management advisor to overseas governments and Armed Forces. Worked with international organisations (UN, British Embassy staff) on a regular basis:

• Developed and implemented equipment time/usage preventative maintenance schedules, leading to increased availability and reduction in operating costs

• Developed and implemented trade training courses leading to a structuring of formal career path for maintainers of vehicles, generators and plant equipment

• Inspected and carried out in depth repairs on various platforms including mechanical, Hydraulic and Electrical systems on an aging fleet

• Carried out risk assessments to improve safe working practices and engineering hygiene

• Conducted recovery training with hydraulic winches to improve safety

Mechanical Technician/Engineer, UK/Afghanistan 1992-2006

Managed a mixed trade repair department of 25 personnel. Authority for the co-ordination and planning, repair, modification, routine maintenance and inspection of vehicles, generators and plant leading to greater reliability and availability. Reacted to senior management’s plans, prioritising maintenance and production schedule and workload in order to maintain critical equipment availability levels, ensuring mission success

• Inspected and carried out in depth repairs and routine maintenance on various platforms from small pumps and generators to heavy plant and Coles Crane

• Collated and analysed equipment availability figures, failure reports, damage reports and inspection reports, identifying trends. Advised senior management of any trends identifying training shortfalls/requirements. Maintained all technical and non technical records and documentation in accordance with legislation

• Ensured all members of the workforce complied with quality, COSHH, SHE, safe working practices and engineering hygiene

• Solely responsible for providing quality assurance to senior management leading to greater availability of equipment giving an increased flexibility in achieving goals on a fleet of 200 equipments in a hostile environment

Qualifications & Training

City and Guilds parts 1, 2 & 3 In Motor Vehicle Craft Studies

BOSIET/MIST: Expires: September 2017

OGUK Medical: Expires: September 2015

Escape Chute Expires: September 2017

The Institute of the Motor Vehicle Industry Vehicle Mechanic Class 1

Approved Training for Fork Lift Truck/Volvo & JCB

Approved Training for Army Motorcycle

Company Health and Safety Advisor (IOSH)

British Computer Society Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills

City and Guilds Level 2 Adult Numeracy and Literacy

Full UK LGV driving licence

Additional Information

Health: Excellent physical condition – no sick days in the last 20 years, Non smoker

Training: In possession of a personal training budget of £6000 to be taken over the next 10 years