1010 N Yale
Cell – (US) 316 734 6800
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng)
Aerospace Engineering Design Degree
Kingston University London, Kingston, Surrey, England (2002-2006)
(Class President 2002-2004)
General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ)
National Diploma in Aircraft Engineering & Maintenance
Brooklands Technical College, Weybridge, Surrey, England (2000-2002)
(Class President 2000-2002)
2009 – Present Owner, Chief Engineer & Technical Editor
Sharpe Eye Engineering (www.sharpeeyeengineering.com)
Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, CAD Design & Training, Drafting, Technical documentation
2008 – 2009 Design Engineer (Engineering Associate)
Cessna Aircraft Company
Citation X/VII/VI/III Business Jets
Project Engineering Dept. – Production & Service support, Hydraulics/Landing gear & Environmental Systems
2006 – 2008 Assembly Engineering Assistant/Draftsman
Manufacturing Engineering Dept. – Assembly Instructions, Line balancing, Analysis, Layouts, Prototypes & Tooling.
Hattiesburg, MS, USA
2001 – 2005 Aircraft Mechanic (General Aviation)
50 hour & Annual routine maintenance.
Denham Aerodrome, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England
2005 British Airways (Air League Engineering Scholarship) Maintenance, Engineering
1999 Ferguson & McIlveen Architects Drafting, Surveying
CAD Systems & Software
Catia V4 , V5 (CAD) SAP & PIOS (BOM Management software)
VPM Enovia (CAD) Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
Alibre Design (CAD) Microsoft Project (Project planning)
Solidworks (CAD) Pertmaster (Project Planning)
AutoCAD (CAD) Minitab (Statistics)
Six Sigma, Kaizen, TQM, Lean Production, 5S
My educational background is primarily focused on aircraft technology, maintenance and design as I studied aerospace engineering & maintenance at Brooklands College in Weybridge, England, then went on to study for a degree in Aerospace Engineering Design at Kingston University London.
I worked as a full-time light aircraft mechanic in the summer of 2003 between semesters then I later interned with British Airways working with larger commercial aircraft. Additionally, I have customer service and sales experience having worked as a salesperson/mechanic at a specialist bicycle shop while I was a student.
I have worked in an engineering assistant/draftsman role at Kohler Engines at a plant which produced up to 4000 small engines a day. My responsibilities included using Solidworks to produce tool designs and floor plan layouts as well as writing technical assembly instructions, carrying out time studies, performing line balancing & quality corrective actions.
Whilst at Kohler I assisted with improvement of assembly processes and development of various new products, most notably I helped plan and startup a small component assembly cell with the plant, the staffing of which was later outsourced to an outside contractor who manned the cell, saving several thousand dollars a year in labor.
One example of new product development I worked with was a new engine control panel which operated choke and throttle simultaneously for which I designed tooling to help set engine RPM limits.
Cessna Aircraft Company
Most recently I worked at Cessna aircraft company as a design engineer using Catia V4/V5 for the Citation X business jet on hydraulics, landing gear and environmental systems. I participated in various quality, cost, reliability and safety of flight driven complex design assignments for new and in-service aircraft, including issue of service bulletins and kit-proofing of field modifications.
Among my biggest accomplishments at Cessna were several projects critical to safety of flight for the Citation X model aircraft. For one such assignment I helped rectify a dangerous potential fault in the hydraulic system which could cause overheating and sludging of the fluid making the aircraft very difficult to fly. By building a test rig to recreate the problem and re-designing the suspect component such that it was ‘murphy proof’ (cannot be installed backwards) the issue was resolved.
I also participated in certification of the new elliptical winglets just introduced on the Citation X business jet.
Sharpe Eye Engineering
Since parting with Cessna aircraft company due to involuntary layoff I have researched and founded my own freelance engineering business with which I intend to develop my services, for either freelance, contract or full time employment. My company is currently developing a small UAV aircraft intended for hobbyists or possible commercial applications and working on CAD training courses.
Design & Analysis Software
Overall, I have been using various CAD software since my first internship 10 years ago and I have had professional training in versions of AutoCAD, Solidworks and Catia V4/V5. I also have exposure to Unigraphics, ProE & AutoDesk Inventor.
Additionally I have some experience at Cessna in the interpreting of Ansys FEA modeling produced by vendors for qualification of new components..
I pride myself in having a wealth of aircraft engineering knowledge which I can draw on professionally, it is also a personal interest/hobby and I am a private pilot license holder.