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CV, Experienced Mechanic, Fabricator, Welder Targets M East Or Afghan

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 33996
(10/28/1971, male)
List top 5 skills: driver, vehichle fitter, vehicle inspector, vehicle mechanic, welder, workshop manager
Short Bio:

I am a hard working and reliable professional. 13 years in the British Army. I am a qualified mechanic, fitter, welder and have varied skills.
I am computer literate, punctual, reliable and strive to do the best job possible with every task I undertake.
I have worked abroad with the forces and have security clearance.
I work well on my own or as part of a team, and have great communication skills with people of any level.
I have run busy workshops dealing with very large fleets.

Current location: 

Yeovil Somerset - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Transport and Logistics, Manufacturing and Operations

Spoken languages: 

basic German, english

Locations I am interested in working:



A highly motivated, disciplined and experienced Mechanic/Fabricator/Welder/Quality Inspector/Manager, always willing to take on new and challenging tasks. Extremely organised and capable of working alone and as part of a team, demonstrating strong communication and interpersonal skills, all forms of welding including brazing, as well as heat treatment experience. Very adaptable and able to work under pressure and prioritise workloads whilst meeting targets.

Able to interpret and follow Engineering drawings and processes.

A career of over 20 years working up from the shop floor to a managerial position, gaining experience in all fields on the shop floor and dealing with all man management issues, and training along with dealing with senior management and customers in all aspects of daily business.

Career driven and very successful in meeting targets, excellent instructional abilities

Taking a major role in continuous improvements and LEAN techniques throughout the workshop


Key Skills

 Lead, manage and administer 50+ personnel on many different lines at a time.

 Fully qualified vehicle mechanic/welder/fabricator/sheet metal worker. 20+ years experience.

 Responsible for Inspections, Improving Training and Quality of work standards.

 Experienced in designing and production of proto-types.

 Confident communicator and organiser, with strong leadership skills.

 Extensive experience in managing a large workforce within a critical time process operation, and dealing with continuous improvements.

 Motivating and training staff whilst under very difficult conditions to achieve targets.

 Responsible for ensuring pro-active Health and Safety within the workplace.

 IOSH Managing Safely qualified

 Experienced in all variants of Welding, Heat treatment, and fabrication with extensive knowledge, qualifications and hands on experience in all aspects.

 Implementing LEAN techniques and innovative workshop improvements.

 Adaptable to any situation or workload, and motivation of staff under extreme pressure.

 Responsible for quality control, production control/management.

 Qualified and Experienced in Armoured Vehicle Mechanics.

 Ordering or spares/materials and decision making on costs and expenses.

 Dealing with external agencies/companies/customers.

 Dealing with all problems arising in a professional and courteous manner.

 Responsible for routine maintenance scheduling.

 Conversant with Microsoft Office applications, European Computer Driver Licence qualified.


Vocational Qualifications

 City and Guilds level 3 Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance

 NVQ level 3 Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering (fitting and assembly)

 NVQ level 3 Engineering Production

 NVQ level 2 Engineering Operations

 City and Guilds level 2 Communication

 City and Guilds level 2 Application of number

 City and Guilds level 2 Information Technology

 City and Guilds level 2 Improving learning and performance

 City and Guilds level 2 Working with others

 OCR level 1 CLAIT (IT)

 Engineering Modern Apprenticeship

 Instructional techniques course

 Engineering advanced modern apprenticeship

 SEMTA Apprenticeship in Engineering

 YTS in Engineering Parts 1, 2, 3

 City and Guilds 201 Part 1

 Sheet metal and thin plate craft studies Part 2

 Welding Engineering craft studies Part 2,3

 Approved welder

 Special Armour Repair Course

 Certificate of Commendation

 Vehicle Mechanic basic course

 Abrasive wheels safety

 Vehicle Mechanic advanced course

 IOSH Managing Safely course

 Abrasive wheels safety

 Metal-smith Initial course/Advanced course


Career History

2012 to Date

Assembly Fitter/Manufacturer

Working as an Aerospace fitter, assembling items within the hydraulics department. Manufacturing diaphragms to critical specifications.Following engineering drawings and adhering to technical publications. Fault finding on repair units and visual quality inspections.

2011 to 2012
Goldtsar Transport Ltd

HGV Driver

2010 to 2011
Maritime Transport Ltd

HGV Driver

2009 to 2010
Gray & Adams Refrigerated Vehicles

Welding Manager, trainer and tester/Quality Inspector

Responsibilities and Duties:-

– Responsible for improving welding standards and general quality of work

– Instigating and conducting training to all employees

– Conducting Weld testing using destructive and non destructive techniques

– Constant review of processes and practices

– Quality Inspection of all welding work undertaken

– Quality Inspection of finished product

– Continuous Training to employees where necessary

– Inspection of workshop equipments for condition and safety

– Designing and Updating training schedules and relevant paperwork

– Working from engineering drawings, checking all dimensions for accuracy

– Issuing work to staff on a daily basis

– Ensuring Health and Safety standards are adhered to

– Solving daily problems arising from the shop floor

– Dealing directly with Managing Directors

– Presentation of new ideas and training schedules to high level Managers

– Involved in design of new equipments for the shop floor

– Constantly improving wastage levels

– Providing money saving ideas

During my employment with Gray & Adams, I was solely responsible for the standard of welding improving dramatically with training and constant inspections.

1996 to 2009
HM Armed Forces British Army

Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME), Bordon, Hampshire

An exemplary 13 year career, reaching the rank of Corporal

Responsibilities & duties:-

Welding/ Fabrication/Mechanic/Maintenance/Work Shop Manager

– Responsible for the control, inspection and scheduled/reactive/preventative maintenance on all forms of military transport including; Tanks, Armoured Personnel Carriers, HGV, LGV, Plant and Fuel Tankers.

– Responsible for overhaul and repair of all engines and gearboxes.

– Responsible for the daily running of a very busy fabrication and maintenance workshop and delivering against schedules to ensure fleet availability.

– Assessing and organising workflows to meet changes in production requirements.

– Highly trained and experienced as a Armoured vehicle mechanic/Fabricator, Welder, Blacksmith, and Sheet metal worker

– Training, Inspection and supervision of many subordinates including pro-active assessments of trainees, mentoring and appraisals, as well as disciplinary issues.

– Reporting directly to senior management with weekly reports

– Responsible for all aspects of Welding/Fabrication and Production. Utilising all welding Techniques, Gas, MMA, TIG and MIG in all welding positions.

– Working with all materials, including heavy armoured and plant vehicles.

– Two operational tours in Kosovo and Iraq, dealing with vehicle repairs, and the design and manufacture of new modifications for the safety of the crews.

– Responsible for producing fabrication requirements concerning all aspects on the shop floor.

– In charge of up to 100 military personnel and civilian contractors at any given time.

– Working to LEAN standards to reduce maintenance times and eliminate waste.

– Inspection of fleets to set standards whilst on overseas deployment to ensure operational worthiness.

– Responsible for Health and Safety, Risk Assessment and COSHH within the workshop and on deployment.


Awarded a Commendation in Iraq after designing and producing a new safety feature for the patrolling vehicles and heading up repairs on existing vehicle armour

1994 to 1996
Turks Head

Head Chef controlling the daily running of a busy restaurant:-

– Catering for 80+ customers with a wide selection of meals and also dealing directly with the public. In charge of up to nine staff members

– Ultimately in charge of all cooking, stock-taking and ordering.

1992 to 1994
Yeoman Stoves


MMA Welding using 6mm – 12mm plate steel, Manufacturing wood burning stoves of a high quality.

– In charge of all metal cutting and forming. Responsible directly to the Shop Floor Manager

– Stepping in as a Welder when required.

– The factory had a production rate of over 100 wood burning stoves each week, with a workforce of 40 to 50 people.

1990 to 1992
Devon Conversions


Small and successful coach building firm, converting long wheelbase vans into disabled mini-buses and Ambulances.

– Responsible for a wide variety of duties from sheet-metal cutting to steel tube bending, Welding and fabrication of proto-types

1989 to 1990
Jackson Tasker Engineering


Small eight personnel strong workforce, manufacturing hand rails, balustrades, fire exits, stairs and ladders.

– Designing and manufacturing custom fitted safety rails at ground level and on roof tops. Also safe fire exits from roofs and all adjoining floors. Using both MMA and MIG welding and all other on-site equipment

1986 to 1989
Penton Coated Products


Very successful fabrication workshop, manufacturing shop fittings of all designs and sizes:-

– Use and setting up of press machinery

– MIG welding mass production jobs

– Jointly responsible for the accurate cutting of all materials, de-burring and cleaning of the said metals, prior to plastic powder coating

– Jointly responsible for manufacture of new design ideas using a variety of equipments including forming machines, punching machines, MMA, MIG, Spot welding, bending equipment and CNC machinery


Leisure Interests

Motorcycles, Weight Training, Auto Bodywork and Mechanics, Golf, Snooker, Ski-ing


Personal Information

Date of Birth: 28 October 1971

Standard of Health: Excellent

Marital Status: Married

Driving Licences: A, B, BE, C, C+E, C1, C1E, H

Criminal Record: None