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I am primarily a Design Draftsman with varied experience in Concept Design and Drawing through to Manufacture and Production. With a balanced Technical and Practical ability I apply myself confidently to tasks and challenges. Strong Computer skills with multi-platform knowledge balanced with practical skills including Engineering, Prototyping, and Landscaping.
I am currently contracting in the Auckland area.
Manna Gardens Ltd
Jun 2011 - Present
CAD Designer- casual contract
Currently Producing models and drawings using Solidworks CAD to incorporate new componentry, upgrades to existing components for current Home Lighting residential recessed down-lights range through to the creation of full product solutions for new products introduced into the range. This includes providing drawings / specifications suitable for rapid production of SLA models through to full tooling and complete component manufacture. Liaison with key suppliers both locally and internationally to achieve the above. All product components reviewed and updated to meet the requirements of AS/NZS 60598.1.2 Amendment A introduced April 2012.
Oct 2011 - Present
Currently producing designs and drawings for various clientele.
Oct 2014 - Present
Handyman- part time
Life Childcare Centre ( South)
Currently applying my wide range of repair and maintenance skills that assist with the day to day running of the centre.
Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
Involved with the design, application, and installation of solar hot water systems for the domestic and commercial market.
Aug 2007 - Oct 2008
Design / Testing Engineer
Operated in a dual role consisting of R&D with CAD design and the relevant practical system testing. This role required me to to work within a business model aimed on licensing the SwashPump™ technology to major OEM manufacturers in Europe & North America. Essentially this was a Product Development business that provided clients with professional services as part of an engagement with them. Engagement was through an Application Improvement Program. This offered a structured method to product design, development, and testing from the product inception to full "go to market" status.
Mar 2005 - Mar 2007
Worked alongside Lindsay Dalziel producing designs and drawings with Solidworks™ for various clientele.
Nov 1998 - Mar 2001
Produced designs and drawings for the manufacture of Tailored Simulation Systems for Military, Law Enforcement Organizations and Police Worldwide. Now known as Cubic Defence NZ Ltd.
Jun 1997 - Sep 1998
Produced designs and drawings for the manufacture of agricultural products.
Jan 1997 - Apr 1997
Employed as part of the operations team supplying secure data management services for various banks and government departments. - Electronic Data Systems Ltd (Now owned by HP)
Jan 1995 - Jan 1997
Casual Part-Time Storehand
Formerly was Turners & Growers Export Ltd