Roderick Barry SWIFT


Personal Statement

I am a loyal, hard working individual who takes pride in attention to detail. I have worked various shift patterns including nightshift for a total of 17 years both as a team and individual. Time-keeping and attendance records are second to none. I have NEVER turned down overtime at short notice.

I have been married for 7 years and have a 6 year old daughter.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2007 - Dec 2014

Steam Railway Fireman

Isle of Man Government.

Duties included:

  • Light fire in engine unsupervised.
  • Maintain high water level in boiler to prevent explosion.
  • Ensure fire is sufficient to keep steam pressure up.
  • Look out for hazards on the track when moving.
2003 - 2007

Deputy Night Manager, Merchandise Replenishment.


Duties included:

  • Delegate work to colleagues when Night Manager is off.
  • Organise weekly rota.
  • Clean floor at end of shift.
  • Set alarm when work was finished.
  • Stack shelves in a presentable manner.
1990 - 2003

C.N.C Machine Setter/Operator

Ronaldsway Shoe Company.

Duties included:

  • Set up and operate computerised embroidery machine.
  • Work under minimal supervision.
  • Train up new employees.
1986 - 1990

Precision Engineer.

Ronaldsway Aircraft  Company.

Duties included:

  • Understanding and implementing new technology.
  • Set up and operate  machinery.
  • Inspection of precision components. 
  • Served a four year apprenticeship.


1986 - 1990

Ronaldsway Aircraft Company.

E.I.T.B. Final Certificate.

E.I.T.B. Basic Training.

1986 - 1990

Isle of Man College of Further Education.

C.G.L.I. Craft Mechanical Engineering Parts 1-3

C.G.L.I. C.N.C./N.C. Part Programming Parts 1+2.

1981 - 1986

Castle Rushen High School.

2 O-levels. Mathematics and Physics

6 C.S.E.'S


I enjoy walking and watching local football. I was sole groundsman for Rushen United on a voluntary basis between 2000 and 2007, winning Club Man of the Year twice and both First and Combination Teams Captains awards.


References will be given on request.