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Manufacturing engineer

James Dixon , Cambridge, United Kingdom


10 - 14 years

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Manufacturing Engineer Production Design Engineer Packaging Designer


AUTO CAD SolidWorks CAD Cad experience Catia + 9 more

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United Kingdom



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My experience

2011 - ?   job
Manufacturing Engineer Marshall Aerospace.
In my current role I work as a Mechanical Manufacturing Engineer in the Aerospace Department, this primarily involves managing aircraft maintenance, modification & repair activities. Role requires a detailed understanding of technical drawings, BOM's, heat treatments, paint finishes and manufacturing including - sheet metal, turning, milling, pipe work, welding, laser cutting, brake press, CNC router & CNC 3/5 Axis.

A large part of the role includes continuous improvement to identify and analyse existing inefficiencies in the workplace then implement new innovative ways of working to increase efficiency, productivity, delivery, quality and safety. Some examples of improvements I have implemented in the role:

• Developing system to 3D scan damaged aircraft parts then 3D print form tools used to manufacture the replacement part, this reduced form tool lead-time's from 1-2 weeks to 2 days.

• Developed procedure to generate 3D scanned models of aircraft during the damage assessment / design modification phase. This avoided many hours of photography and measurement taking. This also enabled designers to create parts in greater confidence knowing designs would fit first time and also avoided potentially expensive rework of parts.

Other roles I have undertaken within the business include:

• Managed £800k equipment upgrade project to replace existing machinery with new equipment to meet the increased demands of new large scale projects. This included all stages from sourcing new equipment, liaising with suppliers through to arranging the sale of our existing machinery and organizing the installation of the new equipment. Project was delivered on time and under budget.
• Asset manager for a deployable hospital system stored inside 70 x 20ft shipping containers to be deployable anywhere in the world within 72hrs. This including developing new systems & methods of tracking stock levels, asset movements, product testing & storage solutions, including organizing the final deployment manifest.
Software & programming experience gained in this role:
• ERP Software used - Tandem, Access, Epicor. CAD/programming experience - Catia V5.
• 3D printing - Stratasys Fortus 450mc with GrabCAD. Materials - ASA, ABS, Nylon, Ultem.
• 3D scanning - Creaform HandyScan, MetraScan. Software - VX model, VX elements.
3D, Manager, Safety, Assessment, 3d scanning, Storage, Router, Software, Shipping, Testing, Technical drawings, Design, Sourcing, 3d print, Continuous improvement, CAD, Photography, Deployment, Print, SoMe, ERP, Budget

2010 - 2011   job
Production Design Engineer Garmet Ltd.
In my roles as a Production Design Engineer I was responsible for ensuring all stages of production ran successfully. This included creating cutting lists, work cards, CNC sheet metal punch program's & producing 3D CAD assemblies & production drawings.

My role was highly varied with a lot of problem solving and product testing required on projects ranging from product advertising display stands to outdoor gym equipment.

• CAD experience - SolidWorks.
• Programming software - Lantek
Design, Advertising, SolidWorks, 3D CAD, CAD, 3D, Testing, Software, Production

2006 - 2010   job
Packaging Designer Faerch.
I was responsible for designing all new thermoformed plastic food packaging concepts for the company. This included taking briefs from customers, hand sketching packaging concepts then turning selected design's into 3D models & photo realistic images of the finished product. These designs would then be used to create Power Point presentations which I would present to clients & the 3D models of the chosen design's would be used to manufacture the prototypes.

Role involved working closely with both customers and our internal sales team, CAD designers & prototype formers to ensure projects ran smoothly & successfully.

• Software used - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop.
• CAD experience - SolidWorks, Photoworks
Adobe Photoshop, Design, Excel, Powerpoint, SolidWorks, Packaging, CAD, Word, Sales, 3D, Adobe, Software, Power

My education

York St John University
B/A Honors, Design & Technology

Beverley College
Hndhncorequivalent, Art & Design

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