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Mechanical and systems engineer

Andrew Dixon , Loughborough, United Kingdom


10 - 14 years

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Senior Engineer Director Design Engineer


Assembly Optics Prototyping Test hardware Vacuum + 7 more

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United Kingdom



Ready for

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  Ongoing relation / part-time
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My experience

2019 - ?   job
Director Apogee Engineering.

2013 - 2019   job
Senior Engineer Magna Parva.
• Responsible for business development, proposal writing, project management, mechanical design, development and supporting of engineering and engineering management activities.

• Responsible for the manufacture, assembly, integration and test of ground support hardware for the MetOps second generation spacecraft, including clean room assembly and vacuum testing.

• Invention and development of an in-orbit pultrusion based composite manufacturing system.

• Lead engineer responsible for an acoustic fluid manipulation project investigating the effect of high frequency vibration on cryogenic fuel behaviour.

• Lead engineer responsible for the 'DUSTER' project investigating the use of harvested CO2 to remove dust from Martian lander solar panels.

• Lead engineer responsible for high frequency vibration assisted rock drilling project including design of test hardware.
Design, Business development, Project Management, Writing, Integration, Test, Management, Mechanical design, Engineering, Support, Development, Hardware, Testing, Engineering management, Drilling, Drilling

2009 - 2013   job
Design Engineer Magna Parva.
• Design of test equipment supporting a project investigating window design for manned spacecraft.

• Responsible for design of structural elements of MIXS Optics Modules used in the BepiColombo Mission. MIXS (Mercury Imaging X-ray Spectrometer) is an instrument on the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (MPO) satellite, part of the ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury.

• Development of a capacitance-based level sensor for use within the LMC instrument as part of the sample processing system for the Life Marker Chip (LMC) instrument onboard the Martian Rover on the ESA ExoMars satellite mission to Mars.
Design, Test, Development, Processing

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