CV, UK Based Experienced Vehicle Workshop Supervisor Looking Globally

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 25849
(08/24/1975, male)
Skills keywords: engineering supervisor, workshop, workshop controller, workshop supervisor
Short Bio:

I am a highly experienced and articulate Workshop Supervisor, With the unique ability to communicate technically, diagnose faults and influence support at all levels. Enthusiastic, professional and self motivated, Team player with the ability to motivate and empower staff. Keen to rise on the career ladder, I’m very much customer focused with assured customer satisfaction, engineering analysis and presentation skills underpinned by technical knowledge and experience,

Current location: hinckley, leicestershire - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  , Oil, Gas and Energy, other
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere


I am a highly experienced and articulate Workshop Supervisor, With the unique ability to communicate technically, diagnose faults and influence support at all levels. Enthusiastic, professional and self motivated, Team player with the ability to motivate and empower staff. Keen to rise on the career ladder, I’m very much customer focused with assured customer satisfaction, engineering analysis and presentation skills underpinned by technical knowledge and experience gained from over 15 years within the defence, Public Transport, HGV automotive and motorsport industries. I have also currently been involved in fast paced key MOD UOR programmes of which saves troops lives where attention to detail is paramount and would therefore be an ideal acquisition to add transferrable value to any business. Available for immediate employment and security cleared to SC level.

Key Skills


▪ Electrical diagnostics and repair

▪  Mechanical diagnostic and repair

▪ GVA Architecture, EMC, ECM, EECM

▪ Laptop Fault Diagnosis

▪ Mission Systems & Radio fits ▪ Quotations, Pricing/ Accounts

▪ HGV & PSV Diesel engine experience ▪ Health & Safety in COSHH

▪ Able to understand engineering drawings ▪ Work prioritisation & schedule delivery

▪ High technical integrity ▪ Management of spares, inventory/ tooling

▪ Laser steering / chassis geometry ▪ Adaptable to austere environments


▪  Vehicle Workshop, Set up/management Staff Welfare / HR Duties

▪  Project Planning, Scheduling,

▪ Quality Control

▪ Quotations, Pricing/ Accounts

▪ Health & Safety in COSHH

▪ Work prioritisation & schedule delivery

▪ Management of spares, inventory/ tooling

▪ Adaptable to austere environments

Career Summary

Feb 2015 – ­ Present
Engineering Workshop Supervisor, National Express

Ensuring current contract requirements are meet on daily basis,179 of 200 vehicles allocated to daily timed contract requirements, Co­ordinating servicing schedules Mot’s and FTA / VOSA inspections & day to day repairs, Ensuring passenger safety at all times, Workshop efficiency, Safe working practices and job allocation, Detailed vehicle reports & filing, Daily status reports filed to upper management team, Live status reports on current vehicle availability, Total Staff 74

Nov 2010 – Feb 2015
Workshop Lead Supervisor, GDLS ­ Force Protection Europe

Employed as a FS progressed to Workshop Supervisor, Responsible for all workshop management functions during a key MOD UOR fleet upgrade of 400 Mine/IED proof vehicles Foxhound Programme. Approved to work on and support Mastiff, Ridgeback, Wolfhound & Buffalo variants. Assisted in Trials (RGT & RDT) at Millbrook Proving Ground, Managed KPI’s reporting twice daily on issues and KPI’s during re­work/upgrade phase. Workshop setup from blank canvas,. Directly supported repairs, routine maintenance, electrical/Mechanical repairs, Full vehicle Diagnostic’s. On site Health & safety Rep, Was an original employee of FPE prior to the acquisition by General Dynamics Land Systems. Total Staff 50

Major successes whilst in this role include:

▪ Reporting on potential design changes to design team for product improvement

▪ Reporting to upper management KPI figures day to day issues

▪ Training of personnel in vehicle dynamics & repair procedures

▪ Providing overseas support on all vehicles when required

▪ Ability to respond at short notice to business needs

▪ Attended functions/exhibitions as a representative of FPE

Apr 2010 – Nov 2010
Heavy Military Vehicle Off Site Manager Mira Ltd

Managed the production team and ensured all vehicle weekly targets were met & contractor hours reported as directed through an existing time sheet system. Ensured vehicle testing & certification completed. Role involved integrating US wiring to UK spec, installation of lighting systems and build/install phase of looms from wiring diagrams. Involved with troubleshooting, Diagnostics and repair of electrical systems.Staff 12

▪ Trained team members in electrical and vehicle systems

▪ Became Electrical Specialist in Cougar fleet of military vehicles from baseline to full integration

▪ Managed spares provisioning, optimisation and consumable stocks to ensure limited down time

▪ Trouble shooting of engine, gearbox and EMC problems

▪ Managed the receipt of vehicles from customer to include acceptance inspections and hand over

▪ Reported directly to head of electrical dept at Mira

Feb 2010 – Apr 2010
Ground Equipment Technician Lynsack Ltd (Kuwait)

Employed in Kuwait as a Technician supporting military ground support equipment (GSE) for a leading consultancy company. Tasked to lead, service & repair all GSE to US Military including generator service & repair of all sizes from 2kv to 100kv. Provided support to chemical biological equipment, mobile operating theatres, decontamination equipment and essential auxiliary equipment including compressors, water purification units. As well as having to learn a diverse range of equipment types my achievements in this role were:

▪ Adaptability – being able to work well away from home/ remaining focused ▪ Training of Foreign nationals

Sept 2009 – Feb 2010
Military Heavy Vehicle Technician Mira Ltd

Employed by Mira for a second contract period and assisted this leading vehicle independent testing organisation by modifying US military combat vehicles to a UK lighting system and converted US wiring to UK spec. This involved the full build and installation process of looms from wiring diagrams. Also led troubleshooting and fault diagnosis when required and carried out preventative and unscheduled repairs to electrical systems and sub­systems.

▪ Assisted in training new team members

▪ Specialised in Wolfhound & Buffalo Military vehicles from baseline to full integration

▪ During the latter part of contract my duties were expanded to act in a managerial role

▪ Reported directly to head of electrical management and design

▪ Assisted on military sites providing support to fault diagnosis activities and subsequent rectification

Apr 2009 – Sept 2009
Senior Auto Electrician Military Vehicles NP Aerospace

Employed by NP Aerospace for contract, To cover all aspects of vehicle integration electrics .This involved vehicle electrical systems and auxiliary systems to include ECM rack testing & operation. Carried out remote weapon system test and operation procedures, Protected weapon station test and operations.

▪ Electrical fault finding, diagnosis and rectification

▪ EMC suppression filter installation and development of check procedures

▪ Specialist in heavy military Mastiff 2, Ridgeback, Wolfhound & Buffalo vehicles

▪ Engine and gearbox EMC filter installation & Diagnosis

▪ Assisting in vehicle acceptance process and sign off to MOD (inspections and rectification)

▪ Worked on various military sites as the lead of a Contractors Working Party

Dec 2008 – Apr 2009
Heavy Military Vehicle Electrician Mira Ltd

Employed by Mira for a short contract period and was initially tasked to modify US military combat vehicles to a UK lighting system. Tasked to convert US wiring to UK spec, build and install looms from wiring diagrams and trouble shoot, providing diagnostic and repair capabilities where required.

▪ Pro­actively involved with training new team members

▪ Gained valuable experience on Mastiff 2 & Ridgeback military vehicle integration phases

▪ Able to learn vehicle systems in short period to understand systems and aid fault finding

▪ Assigned as an inspector with test sign off permissions within Quality control framework

Apr 2008 ­ Oct 2008
Vehicle Electrician Exel Technical Resources

Employed by Exel to repair and service all wheeled MOD vehicles for both ABRO/DSG. Road Tested MOD vehicles in a variety of conditions and configurations, evaluating all aspects of vehicle performances including vehicle control, vibration, and speed.Also carried out fabrication and repair of obsolete components. Carried out vehicle test inspections, VOSA standard brake performance testing, And completion of all documentation.

▪ Trained less skilled technicians and military REME technicians

▪ Gained valuable experience on all wheeled vehicles

Jun 2004 ­ Apr 2008
Owner/Director Stroud and Daughters Ltd

Owner of my own company, Which specialised in the design and implementation of commercial tiling solutions. A customer focused venture that I see as a successful part of my career in which I excelled in quality control and attention to detail. Business management, All aspects of the business were managed by myself,


▪ Full Vehicle Apprenticeship with Deeds, Apprentice of the Year 1995
▪City & Guilds Level 3 in Repair and Servicing of Heavy Vehicles
▪NVQ Level 3 in Passenger Carrying Vehicles
▪Health & Safety Training
▪Manual handling trainer
▪ Many Certificates of Accomplishment
▪HGV Class 2 driving licence & PCV Class driving licence
▪ Fire Marshall training