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Serial No: 33044
(11/01/1961, male)
List top 5 skills: autodesk, contract, design, development, draughtman, engineer, inventor, solidworks
Short Bio:

An experienced design manufacturing and project engineer with a genuine interest in design and innovation underpinned by an Open University Diploma Able to work as part of a team or on his own initiative. Well-developed MRP and CAD/CAM skills in identifying improvements in design variances, and in the flow through to efficient tooling and manufacture. Ability to challenge convention, in order to offer new ideas and solutions to improve processes and reduce costs.

Current location: 

England, United Kingdom - View on map

Nationality: 

English

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

Anywhere



Profile

An experienced design manufacturing and project engineer with a genuine interest in design and innovation underpinned by an Open University Diploma, able to work as part of a team or on his own initiative. Well-developed MRP and CAD/CAM skills in identifying improvements in design variances, and in the flow through to efficient tooling and manufacture. Ability to challenge convention, in order to offer new ideas and solutions to improve processes and reduce costs. Keen to develop all recent experiences and transferable skills in application of technology to design and innovation in a manufacturing environment.

 

Career Summary

July 2015 – Sept 2015
Arken POP International.

Design for Manufacture point of purchase displays for Intel Logitech and Superdrug.

Position: Sub contract design and development engineer.

Project: Description, Cosmetics and IT Displays for MUA, Intel and Logitech.

1. Work alongside the cosmetics team in order to develop, the inner PETG/Acrylic modules that sit within the cosmetics display carcasses.

2. Liaise with project manager in order to develop, a timber display stand for Intel RealSense.

3. 3D Platform – Autodesk Inventor.

4. Materials used to develop POP displays include: Steel, Acrylic, PETG and Wood.

5. The manufacturing processes involved are: heat bending, vacuum forming and various machining processes.

Apr 2014 – July 2015
Foster Refrigerator.

Multi-national company, manufacturing environment UK market leading manufacturer of commercial food service refrigeration equipment.

Position: Sub contract design and development engineer.

Project: Description, New Click and Collect System – value: £1m plus.

1. Liaise with the project management team and manufacturing engineers in order to support the design/development of a safe and cost effective solution for the new innovative range of refrigerated and ambient click and collect equipment.

2. Design and develop all aspects of the project, for ease of manufacture and assembly, from the fabricated Sheet metal components, to the electrical and refrigeration system.

3. The generation of Solidworks parts and assemblies in order to produce drawings for manufacture. All models and drawings were created by using; 3D Platform – SolidWorks 2012 and PDM Vault.

4. When required manage any and all aspects of prototyping.

June 2013 – Dec 2013
New Store Europe.

Multi-national company, manufacturing environment point of sale and bespoke products for the retail industry, accounts including Sainsbury’s, Asda Boots and Wilkinson’s new cosmetics display concept for example.

Position: Sub contract design and development engineer.

Projects: various – value: dependent upon role out.

1. Customer face to Asda and Sainsbury’s design team.

2. Lead design engineer for Wilkinson’s new cosmetics display concept.

3. Liaise with the client and project managers in order to manage and develop new projects from concept to prototype.

4. Ensure that the customer expectations are managed in order to control the design of a safe and cost effective solution for their enquiry. 3D Platform – SolidWorks.

5. Supply technical drawings and support for the client, as well as the in house and sub contract manufacturing base (home and abroad).

Apr 2013 – June -2013
Hawes Signs

Developing signage products ranging from structural illuminated pylons for automotive clients to internal signage for supermarkets including Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

Position: Sub contract design engineer.

1. Duties include but not exclusive to developing signage products as part of a team of engineers, also using own initiative. 3D Platform – AutoCAD Inventor and vault.

2. Manage workloads for all development engineers, ensure all lead time are achieved report back to senior management any issues pertaining to failure in order to resolve issues/problems.

3. Technical support for in house and sub contract manufacturing base.

Oct 2007 – Apr 2013
Eden Speciality Metals

Multi-national American company, manufacturing environment point of sale and speciality products for the retail industry accounts including Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda. One of my engineering designs was entered into the 2012 Asda Dragons Den innovation and design, award and won.

Position: Design and development engineer

1. Close liaising with client and project managers in order to lead the project and design/develop a safe and cost effective solution for their enquiry.

2. Undertake development from client or project managers brief.

3. Design for ease of manufacture using 3D platform – AutoCAD Inventor. Design for ease of manufacture using AutoCAD 2000 – 13.

4. Manage prototypes from inception to manufacture and installation.

5. Procurement and purchase of any materials and parts for prototype manufacture.

6. Liaise with all sub-contractors as and when required.

7. Visit site in order to instruct and oversee installation.

8. Technical support for client and manufacturing base.

9. Member of Innovation and continuous improvement team.

2003 – Oct 2007
Opal FPS

Family owned company manufacturing environment food conveyance systems for red and white meat preparation industry.

Position: Design and development engineer (Head of department)

1. Undertake site surveys in order to design, develop, and manufacture required food processing machinery.

2. Develop products for ease of manufacture using AutoCAD 2000/7.

3. Liaise with client and production (all aspects and stages of manufacture).

4. Procurement and purchase of any materials and parts for manufacture.

5. Liaise with all sub-contractors as and when required.

6. Visit site in order to instruct and oversee installation.

7. Technical support for client and manufacturing base.

1987 – 2003
Trox UK

Multi-national German owned company, manufacturing environment control systems for environment control such as Tunnels in Hong Kong and nuclear industry.

 

1999 – 2003 Position: Manufacturing and data engineer.

1998 – 1999 Position: CAD/CAM programmer.

1994 – 1998 Position: Press brake setter operator and Deputy Cell leader.

1987 – 1994 Position: Sheet metal worker.

1981 – 1987 JW Walker and Sons Ltd. Position: Apprenticeship served Organ pipe maker.

 

Qualifications & Training

1. Undergraduate diploma in design and innovation (Open University) 2002.
Consists of: Innovation: Design, Environment and Practice.
Design Principles and Practice.

Courses attended include:

2. AutoCAD 3D inventor 2012.

3. Parametric Macro programming 2003.

4. Microsoft Excel Levels 1, 2 and 3 Database course 2003/3.

5. 3D design AutoCAD 2002.

6. AutoCAD 2002 Update course 2002.

7. SMED (single minute exchange of dies) awareness course 2002.

8. Radan CAD/CAM programming for machine tool 1998.

9. Living with technology degree foundation Course (OU) 1995

 

Interests

1. Having enjoyed an active family life, now that my children are older, my wife and I are embracing the freedom of travelling at home and abroad.

2. Keen arts and cinema patron.

3. Varied music from classical through to rock.

4. Recently become involved in charity work with my wife.