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I am a hard working, contentious Engineer with a proven track record of delivering tasks on time. I work well individually or as part of a team. I have varied experience working in different sectors including Railway rolling stock, Aluminium high pressure die casting, and in a jobbing machine shop.

Personal Information

Date of Birth - 12-06-1974

Martial Status - Married

Nationality - British

Place of Birth - Braintree, Essex

Full UK driving licence held with no endorsements.


Sep 2008Dec 2008

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Workplace Learning

Direct Training Solutions LTD
Sep 2008Nov 2008

Edexcel Level 3 Award in Assessing Candidates using a range of methods

Direct Training Solutions LTD
Sep 2008Nov 2008

BTEC Level 3 Advanced certificate in Skills Training

Direct Training Solutions LTD
Sep 2008Nov 2008

BTEC Level 3 Advance Certificate in Training and Presenting

Direct Training Solutions LTD
Sep 1991Jul 1993

BTEC National Certificate in Engineering

Colchester Institute
Sep 1990Jun 1991

BTEC First Certificate in Engineering

Braintree College of Further Education
Sep 1990Jun 1991

City and Guilds Certificate in Basic Engineering Competences

Braintree College of Further Education
Sep 1990Jun 1991

City and Guilds Certificate in Computer aided Engineering

Braintree College of Further Education
Sep 1990Jun 1991

Engineering Training Authority Basic Engineering training parts 1 & 2

Braintree College of Further Education

Machining skills consisting of turning, milling and specialist turning.

Aug 1990


Notley High School

Science First Award Grade C

Science Second Award Grade C

English Grade D

English Literature Grade D

English Oral Communication Grade 3

Maths Grade D

French Grade D

Home Economics (food) Grade D

Art and Design - Graphics Grade E

History Grade E

Work experience


Support Engineer

Bombardier(C2C Depot) East Ham

I re-joined the team at East Ham in September 2012. In this role I provide engineering support to Technicians and High Level Technicians and Supply chain staff, when dealing with train reliability or process issues. This includes investigations into high impact failures, writing or revising Vehicle Maintenance instructions/procedures, designing and implementing modifications to the train, identifying opportunities for software improvements. I am the lead engineer responsible for Safety issues affecting the Class 357 Electrostar fleet. This involves reviewing National Incident reports and determining applicability and mitigation for the 357 fleet. I represent the depot at the Elecrostar product safety meetings. I have been involved at a depot level with the introduction of significant new projects including Real Time PIS, Energy monitoring through TCMS and GSMR radio. To this end I have incorporated revised instructions and fault finding guides into the maintenance regime.

2008Jun 2012

Train Systems Technician

Bombardier Victoria Line Upgrade - Northumberland Park, London

I joined the team at Northumberland Park in August 2008. Initially working on the Pre-series trains ensuring planned maintenance tasks and Train Preps were performed on time, validation of Vehicle Maintenance instructions, and assisting with test runs. Providing technical support to the customer for the fleet of customer service trains. I spent a 5 month period acting as a Bombardier Warranty Team Leader. In this role I led a team of up to 3 Warranty contractors and 1 Train Systems Technician. Out of office Hours I acted as the senior Bombardier representative on site, and was the point of contact for various external contractors, suppliers and the Bombardier Modification Team. Much of the teams work involved initial fault finding and rectification of the train. While the role was a hands on one, I was able to spend much of the time agreeing and setting Scopes Of Work with my team, where appropriate calling on the advice of the Bombardier Product Support Engineers. This allowed me to keep an overall view of what the team was doing allowing me to support them with technical information or materials as required, and support the customer any other issues that may arise. I was the lead technical trainer for the TSSSA project, and as such I have prepared and delivered several training courses to the exacting standards required for acceptance by London Underground. I developed a suite of level 3 fault finding training materials alongside the Product Introduction training team. Development of the Level 3 training materials has allowed me to enhance my skills when interpreting engineering specifications for the purpose of creating comprehensive training documentation. The development process involves a review process with both Bombardier and London Underground engineers and training professionals, a list of outstanding issues are produced and need to be addressed before the course can be delivered. Addressing these ‘OILs' was challenging especially where customer requests for additional information or tooling conflicted with the requirements of the course specification or the TSSSA contract.


High Level Technician

Bombardier(C2C Depot) East Ham

As a service technician I was mostly involved in routine exam work, but on occasions also involved some other fault finding work. In 2005 I was promoted to Higher level technician. This position involved mainly failure investigation and resolution. The main functions of that position were:- Analysis and mitigation of the previous days failures on the C2C track casualty sheet, the results of which are summarized and presented in a daily morning meeting with both Bombardier and C2C management. Investigation of reported faults using unit downloads to establish root cause, then electrical and mechanical fault finding on the failed unit as appropriate. Recommending any corrective actions relevant to remainder of fleet to prevent repeat failure. Prioritizing work load in terms of repairing stopped/degraded units as efficiently as possible. Daily analysis of unit downloads(ADDT/Micfast/Orbita) to pro-actively identify any units which need attention before they cause a failure. Analyzing each period failures to identify trends and recommend fleet checks/mods to improve overall reliability. Where possible working with other service technicians to provide additional training. Providing assistance and support to Shift Manager typically in case of‘ in service' failures.


Process Engineer

JL French(Morris Ashby Castings)

I joined the company as a Development Technician and progressed through Technical Team Leader and Senior team leader to Technical Shift Supervisor. Due to re-structuring I also held the position of Section leader for the 400 tonne foundry and prior to leaving I was a Process engineer. My role as a Process Engineer, primarily was to facilitate technical control of the die casting process and drive continual improvement of the foundry shot monitoring (SCADA) system. This role also involved training shop floor personnel up to a level where they understood how the system functioned and how to interpret the data. I also trained technicians in the more advanced functions and faultfinding of the system. In addition to training I also performed regular PCM system compliance audits. I was also responsible for and controlling the master profile database for all dies. To aid production efficiency I carried out regular cycle time analysis and identified areas of improvement in relation to cycle time reduction initiatives. I was also responsible for maintaining the system, sourcing spares and new suppliers and keeping annual calibration records up to date. As the Technical shift supervisor I performed a supporting role to the foundry technicians. The team consisted of 5 development technicians, 3 robot technicians, 2 process technicians. I attended morning and evening production meetings to review daily order requirements/performance. I was also responsible for allocating the appropriate resources to respond to the ever changing production environment. As a supervisor/ senior team leader I also had to ensure 6 monthly staff appraisals were completed on time ready for management review. In my previous role as a development technician I was involved with new products and tooling. This included seeing the new product through from initial quotes to die design, sample runs, setting quality standards and into a fully automated final production condition. Lessons learned from these sample runs would be actioned and documented to be implemented on repeat dies. Any production running problems would also need to be resolved in as efficient a manner as possible, where necessary clarifying production information and detailing any repair work or improvements. I was also a Health and Safety representative for the foundry technical team.



Elliot Engineering

I worked in different departments as well as attending college. I was trained in setting and operating various machines including lathes, milling machines and horizontal borer, as well as programming, setting and operating CNC lathes and mills. I also spent a significant period based in the Inspection and Q.A. area. Involving 100% final inspection of components mostly for the oil and gas industry, and where appropriate applying for concessions. I also assisted setting up the calibration systems, which were required for the accreditation of the BS5750 & ISO 9002 standards..