I am a highly motivated Mechanical Engineer/Technician with over 13 years hands on experience in a large range of equipment and environments. I have worked all around the world in 3 major sectors including aviation, energy and industrial gas production.
A highly experienced Field Service Engineer who is practical, realistic with a natural head for mechanics. Enjoys organising and running activities. Decisive and quickly implements training and decisions to maximum effect.
Rotating Equipment – Over 13 years of experience in all manners of maintenance in both scheduled and force outage situations, with the use drawings and technical procedures to give me the ability to work on a vast range of equipment.
Project Leader – the ability to lead a team of Technicians/Specialists from the planning of the task to completion. Including the task schedule, submission of reports and discussing any needs for future maintenance with the customer.
Manage resources – including manning, equipment and materials to allow the project anywhere in the world to be completed in the minimal time and at minimum cost to the customer, whilst follow all relevant health and safety regulations.
Communication skills – Use communication skills to convey new ideas and technical knowledge/advice to all levels, from technicians to senior management. Allowing efficiency and above all safety to be upheld at all times when carrying out all forms of Maintenance and Testing.
t June 2014 – Present
Air products – Euro-Maintenance Department
Senior Technician – Mechanical
Carry out maintenance on all Air products assets throughout Europe and Middle East on a scheduled and breakdown basis. Working on all manners of mechanical assemblies used in the industrial gases industry including reciprocating and turbo compressor, motors, pumps and gearboxes. Use SAP to manage resources and task from start to finish and to track maintenance tasks.
• Deep strip and reassembly – carrying out routine and breakdown maintenance on gas compressors and there ancillaries to return them back into service and plan future maintenance needs.
• Inspection and measurements – using Position measurement devices to examine wear and serviceability of rotating and non-rotating components.
• Working with dangerous gases – working with numerous dangerous gases such as Oxygen, Nitrogen and Hydrogen safely and carry all necessary procedures to ensure the purity of the product delivered to the customer including Oxygen clean servicing.
June 2009 – June 2014
Granite Services International Inc – Inspection and life extension services
Robotics & Borescope Specialist – Field Service Engineer
Travelling throughout the world to perform in-depth examinations of both GE gas turbines and generators. Using both robotic and borescope technologies while following all procedures and technical instruction letters (TIL’s), to ascertain serviceability of all components and their auxiliaries with the minimum amount of disassembly.
Details of experience gained in both these role are as follows:
• Gas turbines & Generator’s – in-depth knowledge of both major components in power generation from maintenance to operation, with the ability to ascertain serviceability with minimal disassembly.
• Internal Examination and Testing – carrying out visual, mechanical and high voltage electrical testing while operating and maintaining highly sophisticated robotics and borescope equipment.
• Electrical – knowledge needed to perform high voltage electrical testing of power generation systems and its components safely.
• Reliability and flexibility – 24hrs notice to travel anywhere in the world to perform any task needed.
• Training – of inexperienced engineers in the operation and maintenance of both Borescope and MAGIC, and perform evaluations after each task and audits on completion of training.
Oct 2001 – June 2009
Royal Air Force
Gas Turbine and Airframe Specialist
Career to date spent mainly in the Royal Air Force, serving in a number of theatres around the World. Most recently worked in the field of Propulsion support working directly with Rolls-Royce representatives providing first hand technical advice/assistance for the entire Tornado GR4 fleet.
During time spent in the RAF, have been involved in a number of high profile events with the highlight being taking part in the queen mother funeral parade through the centre of London. Details of experience gained in previous role are as follows:
• Gas Turbines – In-depth knowledge of Gas turbine engines, from dissemble to assemble through to testing of the Rolls-Royce RB199 ECU on a day to day basis. This knowledge is used to support the RAF Tornado fleet at home or in operational theatre.
• Multi-skilled – Trained to work with Airframes, Hydraulics and electrical systems. This included airframe/control surface repair, cabin conditioning, undercarriage systems, electrical husbandry and minor repair and fault diagnosis and rectification of hydraulic systems.
• Training – Provided on the job training to fellow colleagues and 1st line maintenance on in-depth control systems including variable nozzles and thrust reverse systems therefore prevent unnecessary rejections/cost and ensuring a solid growth of skill levels.
• NDT – perform None Destructive Testing (NDT) both before and after maintenance tasks such as compressor and turbine blending ensuring all damage is removed and integrity of product still remains without coursing unnecessary damage.
• Internal Examination – with the use of visual aids (Borescope probes, Olympus IPLEX kit) to examine vital internal components from low pressure to high pressure compressors and turbines to ascertain serviceability of components with a high degree of accuracy.
• Testing – the use of electrical and high pressure test equipment together with precision measuring devices on various electrical and control systems including ECU electrical harness vital to every component installed on Rolls-Royces RB199. Therefore ensure highest standards and correct serviceability is achieved.
Qualifications, Training & Education
• Aviation Advanced Modern Apprenticeship
• Several modules for BTEC in Aerospace Engineering
• City & Guilds NVQ level 3 in Aircraft/Component Maintenance
• GE Robotics training course
• GE Borescope training course
• NDT Training for PFD 1, 4, 6 and 8
• Qualified Self Supervisor
• City & Guilds Key Skills Level 2 in the following unit: IT, Communication, Improving own Learning and Performance, Problem Solving, Working with others and Application of Numbers
• RAF Manual Handling course
• RAF Multi-skill Assimilation Training – Aircraft Technician Mechanical
• Rolls Royce Q-AT-PST Maintenance course
• Rolls Royce Q-AT-PB (EU) Maintenance course
• Olympus IPLEX SA Course
• 9 GCSE’s including English, Maths and Science
• Electrical Wiring Husbandry course
• First Aid
• Fire Fighting
• Weapons Training
• Counter balance Forklift truck licence
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