An expert knowledge of workshop management, working in training, industry, charity and education. Particularly proud of craft skills, that has been kept active throughout my career. Specialize in welding, fabrication and machining. These skills have proved transferable, enabling me to become skillful in wood and plastics. Excellent making skills are paralleled by design flare and I been active in producing items for emergency organizations supplying equipment for refugee camps.
Keeping up to date with latest technologies.
An expert knowledge of workshop management working in training, industry, charity and education. Particularly proud of craft skills, that has been kept active throughout my career. Specialize in welding, fabrication and machining. These skills have proved transferable, enabling me to become skillful in wood and plastics. Excellent making skills are paralleled by design flare and I been active in producing items for emergency organizations supplying equipment for refugee camps.
Keeping up to date on emerging technologies has been proactive, following research 3D copying and laser cutting processes. This is an area that is exciting as it teases traditional craft skills by freeing up previously impossible designs.
Keen to find work that embraces my existing skills gliding them into exciting realms, perhaps touching on appropriate technology, aeronautics or subsea devises which I am personally interested in.
Education & Qualifications
PGCE, Teaching and Learning, University of the Arts London 2007-2008
A Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, Ref: 36041 2007-2008
City & Guilds, Further Education Teaching, West Thames College, 3 units 2005-2006
BA (Hon), Product Design, Middlesex University, 2:1 2000-2003
Welding and Fabrication, Engineering Training Authority, NVQ 3 1995-1996
‘O’ Maths, Physics, Art, English and ‘A’ Art, The Working Men’s College 1985-1989
Imperial College – Teaching Technician
2014 to Date,
• Working with students to solve manufacturing and design problems
• Leading groups in the operation of lathes, milling and fitting.
• Teaching the use of precision equipment to groups of students
• Instructing in vocational modules in fabrication and mechanics
• Designed Solid work mechanism for 3d copying
• Teaching craft skills in The Advance Hackspace for RCA and Imperial College students
• Managing and training groups of student in wood and plastic machines
• Induction in health and safety
University of the Arts – Metalwork Specialist Technician
2006 to 2013,
• Advise students on method of making models and prototypes
• Create a students’ centered active induction session
• Design for the curriculum an AutoCAD drawing for workshop specific module
• Increased students numbers by creating a welcoming environment
• Use comprehensive knowledge to solve of manufacturing problems
• Welded a range of products from different materials including Aluminum
• Develop appropriate drill press for developing countries
• Designed a Beginners Metal Work course for summer school
• Advise students in the wood and plastic area
• Designed specialist tools for student’s needs
• Attended Holts academy to learn CAD (Rhino for 3d copier)
West Thames College – Lecturer In Mechanical Engineering
2005 to 2006,
• Teaching a range of vocational courses to 16 – 25 year olds.
• Designed material for the curriculum
• Teach AutoCAD to groups of 10 learners
• Delivered practical sessions and theory in engineering, plumbing, carpentry and electrical installation
• 0ne-to-one and group sessions on pastoral matters
Voluntary Services Overseas – Technical Skills Trainer, West Timor, Indonesia
1996 to 2000,
• Carried out a feasibility study and wrote a successful proposal for the British Embassy for £40,000
• Procured wood and metal machinery for workshop and arranged shipping
• Trained disadvantaged learners craft skills and machine operations in wood and metal
• Designed a pedal powered coconut grinder that went in to production
• The workshop was able to fulfill orders for the refugee camp crisis by supplying sanitation and water equipment to Médecins Sans Frontières and the UNHCR 1999
• Repaired Aluminum boats for The South Sea Pearl Industry for investment of workshop funds
• Oversee local wood and cement house building for the trainees near workshop
• Developed a jobs-swap scheme with school on the nearby island of Alor
• Managed worksheets, training schemes, incentive bonuses and pay
• On completion of the project and exit, 15 trained workforce were able sustain the operation of the workshop
Royal College of Art – Specialist Metal Technician, Design And Furniture
1986 to 1996,
• Solved manufacturing problems
• Made bus information center that won 1st prize in the British Stainless Steel competition
• Used comprehensive welding skills TIG, MIG Arc and gas to create models and prototypes
• Liaised with staff to solve manufacturing problems
• Design specialist tools for specific manufacturing problems
• A thorough understanding of the design process with a can-do approach
• Communicate using a range of methods: sketch models and drawing, technical drawings and discussion
• Up-keep of safe schemes of work and attend in-house training
Bingham Smiths and Sons – Welder/Fabricator
1985 to 1986,
• Working from drawings and sketches to manufacture structural and general metal products
• Installed steel service ladders for the Houses of Parliament
• Repaired Aluminum service equipment for the Victoria and Albert Museum
• Conducted general refurbishment at Hampton Court and garden furniture
• Teach apprentices and advice on training
• Operate from van while working alone and with an apprentice
Other Skills & Interests
CAD Solidworks, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Windows, Excel, PowerPoint.
Particularly interested in sustainable technology, hiking, swimming and cycling, with a completed Advanced scuba diving and rescue course while travelling around the world.
In-country language certificate at the Puri Bahasa Indonesia 1996
Full motorcycle and car licenses.
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