CURRICULUM VITAE
FULL NAME
Kevin Alan ROWLANDS.
ADDRESS
91, Hadrian Avenue,
DUNSTABLE,
Beds LU5 4SW.
TELEPHONE/FAX
MOBILE
e-mail
01582 663790 (Answer machine)
07973 322749
[email protected] datamicro.co.uk
or
[email protected]
NATIONALITY
PASSPORT HOLDER
MARITAL STATUS
DRIVING LICENCE
English
Yes
Married
Full, clean
EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS
DATES
SCHOOL
QUALIFICATIONS
September 1967 to July 1972
Dunstable Grammar School
‘O’ Levels - English Literature, English Language, Mathematics, French
DATES
COLLEGE
QUALIFICATIONS
September 1972 to January 1978
Luton College of Higher Education
‘O’ Level – Physics
ONC Mechanical Engineering,
HNC Mechanical Engineering.
APPRENTICESHIPS / FURTHER EDUCATION
DATES
COMPANY
QUALIFICATIONS
September 1972 to January 1978
Vauxhall Motors Limited, LUTON, Beds
5 Year Technician Apprenticeship.
DATES
LOCATION
COURSE
March 1984
Cranfield Institute of Technology, CRANFIELD, Beds.
PCB Design and Manufacture
DATES
LOCATION
COURSE
September 1984 to December 1985
Microwave Associates Limited, DUNSTABLE, Beds.
Various training courses in Hewlett Packard CAD/CAM.
DATES
LOCATION
COURSE
September 1989 to June 1990
Dunstable College of Higher Education, DUNSTABLE, Beds.
Programming in ‘C’ (ANSI Standard)
DATES
LOCATION
COURSE
January 1990 to September 1990
Luton College of Higher Education, LUTON, Beds.
PCB Design on PROTEL PCB, SCHEMATIC & AUTOROUTE
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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
October 2007 to present
Lockheed Martin UK Insys Ltd, AMPTHILL, Beds
Use of Solid Edge to design Homeland Security products.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
August 2006 to September 2007
Lockheed Martin UK Insys Ltd, AMPTHILL, Beds
Use of PRO/Engineer Wildfire to design military vehicle mounted systems for use
in electronic warfare. Components designed and/or detailed included battery vault,
power distribution structure, blackout curtain, safety systems, lighting, weapon
stowage, internal racking and sheet metal enclosures for control equipment and
equipment stowage systems. Cable ducting / routing to comply with Tempest
requirements. Composite shelter fabrication incorporating spreader plates for
equipment interfacing. Installation drawings, assembly & detail drawings, shop
aids, Used SAP MRP system.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
September 2004 to August 2006
Raytheon Systems, HARLOW, Essex
Use of Solid Designer and ME10 to design & detail military and civil radar
systems and associated control equipment. AutoCAD 2006 for site installation and
services layouts. Container-based and vehicle-mounted communications
equipment. Sheet metal enclosures/rack mounted control equipment. Cableforms.
Offsite troubleshooting at supplier’s site for 1 month to ensure compliance with
standards.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
October 2003 to August 2004
Tyco Electronics (M/A-Com), MILTON KEYNES, Bucks
Use of Solid Designer and ME10 to design & detail defence electronics
components and sub-assemblies for SAAB-Bofors / MBDA. Thermal & vibration
considerations. Associated test equipment, jigs & fixtures. Use of MANMAN &
SAP MRP systems for drawing and parts transfer / update & Production Control.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
September 2003
Ling Dynamic Systems, ROYSTON, Herts
Use of H-P ME10 and Solid Designer to design & detail vibration testing
equipment. Details as previous contract at Ling Dynamics
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
March 2003 to August 2003
BAE Systems, STANMORE, Middlesex
Use of Solid Designer and ME10 to design & detail RF avionics & defence
electronics assemblies, & associated test equipment. Transfer of drawings &
associated documents into a database management system.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
March 2001 to March 2003
Raytheon Systems, HARLOW, Essex
Use of H-P ME10, Solid Designer, & OneSpace Designer & Annotation to
design & detail Global Positioning System components & Radar equipment. As
previous contract at Raytheon, but with increased checking content. Transfer of
drawings & associated documents into new system using company’s database
management system.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
July 2000 to March 2001
Ling Dynamic Systems, ROYSTON, Herts
Use of H-P ME10 to design and detail vibration testing equipment. Heavy
fabrication, welded structures, bearing systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, rack
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mounted electrical control systems, cooling arrangements. Use of MANMAN MRP
system to control build standards etc.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY continued
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
November 1999 to June 2000
Raytheon Systems, HARLOW, Essex
Use of H-P ME10 and Solid Designer to design and detail Global Positioning
System components and Radar equipment. Including 19” rack mounted units,
electronic packaging and interfacing, machined housings, sheet metalwork, cables,
RFI/EMC & thermal consideration, vibration, test rigs, etc.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
March 1999 to November 1999
Trace Worldwide, BIGGIN HILL, Kent
Use of AutoCAD 2000 to design and detail corporate jet and helicopter interiors
e.g. Boeing Business Jet, Gulfstream IV, Yakovlev 142 and Sikorsky, using
composites & associated processes. Included seats, divans, video systems &
storage, galleys, stowage units, mechanical interfacing of avionics, installation of
CCTV cameras.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
May 1998 to February 1999
UNICAM, CAMBRIDGE
Use of Solid Edge to model components & assemblies for Atomic Absorption
Spectrometers. Aluminium base casting & interface with upper casting and plastic
moulded and sheet metal covers. Careful attention to weight & rigidity with thermal
isolation of the structure from precision optical components. Lamp carousel
moulding and bearings, cabling, precision linkages and mechanisms. PCB
interfacing.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
September 1997 to April 1998
Cossor Electronics (now Raytheon Systems), HARLOW, Essex
Use of H-P ME10 and H-P ME30 linked with Solid Designer to design and detail
Global Positioning System components and Radar equipment.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
May 1997 to September 1997
Freelance contract for existing client.
To carry out a site survey & generate a factory floor layout using AutoCAD. This
entailed combining two existing factory floor layouts into one larger site, the correct
location of services and equipment, and optimising the layout to suit production
flow, test and dispatch.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
March 1997 to May 1997
Madge Networks Limited, STOKE POGES, Bucks
Use of AutoCAD Release 12 and H-P ME10 linked with Solid Designer to
design and detail a range of network products, including sheet metal assemblies,
plastics, silk screening, PCB packaging, assembly drawings.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
October 1996 to March 1997
3Com Europe Limited, HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, Herts
Use of AutoCAD Release 13 and Autosketch, plus a link with PRO/Engineer link
to design and detail automatic and semi-automatic equipment for testing of
networking equipment, and related equipment. Including pneumatics, hydraulics,
connector interfacing, cable design and routing, cabinets, etc.
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EMPLOYMENT HISTORY continued
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
March 1996 to September 1996
B/E Aerospace Seating Products, LEIGHTON BUZZARD, Beds
Use of SDRC I-DEAS 2-D and 3-D, SDRC Master Series, Personal Designer and
AutoCAD 12 to design and detail aircraft seats and sub-systems, including injection
moulded & vacuum formed parts, in flight entertainment (video, audio and passenger
control units), electrical control systems, die castings, machined & fabricated parts,
mechanisms & linkages, bearings, composites, foams, leather and soft trim to
CAA/FAA regulations, for airlines such as BA, Virgin, Singapore Airlines, China
Airlines, Air Seychelles & manufacturers e.g. Boeing, Airbus & McDonnell Douglas.
DATE
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
September 1995 to March 1996
Lucas Assembly & Test Systems, BUCKINGHAM
Use of AUTOCAD 12 & 13, AutoCAD LT and H-P ME10 to design and detail Special
Purpose engine testing machines for Volvo, Mercedes & Rover. Including engine
transport systems, location & locking systems, fuel & oil filling, sealing & testing
systems, safety guards, air preparation & distribution systems, linear drive conveyors,
control panels, jigs & fixtures, test rigs, etc.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
July 1995 to September 1995
Cannon-Shelley Thermoformers, HUNTINGDON
Use of H-P ME10 to design and detail components for large plastic forming machines
for producing baths, refrigerator door liners, etc. Including vacuum system, door
safety interlocks, guards, lifting & location equipment, drive components, etc.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
June 1995 to July 1995
MGR Manufacturing, THAME, Oxfordshire
Use of AutoCAD 12 to design & detail stowage bins, cabin class dividers, primarily in
composites, for various aircraft including Boeing 777.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
May 1995 to June 1995
Edwards Extrusion Handling Systems, ENFIELD, Middlesex
Use of H-P ME10 to design & detail a mechanical handling system for an aluminium
plant in Sweden. Using layouts to produce manufacturing & assembly drawings.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
January 1995 to May 1995
Phase Devices, DUNSTABLE, Beds
Used AutoCAD 12 to design & detail machines to assemble & test mobile phone
components & sub-assemblies for the telecoms industry. Small mechanism design,
structures, guards & safety interlocks, pneumatics & electrical installation.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
October 1994 to January 1995
Quante Telecommunications, NEWMARKET, Suffolk
Used AutoCAD 12 to prepare mechanical designs & detail drawings for the
production of 19" rack mounted electronics for BT, and distribution boxes &
associated internal equipment for several Cable TV vendors. Interfacing with the
PEPS CAM system for punching, nibbling & folding of sheet metal enclosures. Design
of electrical control / wiring diagrams/schematics for Cable TV equipment.
DATES
COMPANY
August 1994 to October 1994
BWI Fords, BEDFORD
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MAIN DUTIES
Using H-P ME10 to design & detail Special Purpose packaging machinery, mainly for
the food industry. Included product filling equipment, safety guards & interlocks
(HASWA), heat sealing equipment, conveyors, date stamping systems, sterile air
cabinets, cup dispensers & drives.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY continued
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
October 1993 to July 1994
PA Consulting Group, MELBOURN, Cambs
Using H-P ME10 to design a mobile phone system including plastic mouldings,
charge contacts, PCB packaging, battery packs, base station & handset antenna
housings. Geometry for CAD & hand models, stereo lithography prototypes. Liaison
with toolmaker. Design & detailing of a food processor. Including mechanical details,
sub-assemblies & assembly drawings, geometric tolerancing to DIN & client’s
standards, electronic packaging, plastic mouldings.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
June 1993 to September 1993
Marshall’s Special Purpose Vehicles, CAMBRIDGE
Using AutoCAD, I was personally responsible for electrical design and detailing for
a specially equipped single decker bus in accordance with D.P.T.A.C. regulations.
Included wiring looms, interior/exterior lighting, alarm systems, safety equipment,
operation & control of kneeling suspension control & interface, engine management,
passenger safety/warning devices, destination & route number equipment.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
February 1993 to May 1993
Deans Powered Doors, BEVERLEY, North Humberside
Using AutoCAD & MICROSTATION to produce layouts, movement
diagrams,
assemblies & details for London Underground train doors & low floor invalid-equipped
bus doors for London Transport. Design / detailing of door frame extrusion and
glazing systems, electric / pneumatic actuator / control systems. Incorporation of
composite materials, extrusions, vacuum forming & paint technology to comply with
legislation for Public Transport vehicles.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
December 1988 to December 1992
Lucas Aerospace, LUTON, Beds.
Electrical schematics, PCB artwork for aircraft de-icing system electronic controllers.
Updated / checked window & canopy designs. Airframe & engine intake de-icing
design, drawings to MoD and CAA standards. Updated drawings to suit company’s
MRP system. Compared several major CAD packages for the Engineering Dept. &
instigated the use of IBM CAD for low level tasks such as Engineer’s sketches.
Tooling design, detailing and documentation for a fighter aircraft canopy, created a
cost control & timescale log. Design & co-ordination of sub-contract manufacture of 4axis machine table & control system, for a proprietary vacuum process. Supervised
equipment commissioning, produced & checked drawings on IBM CAD & CATIA.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
November 1988 to December 1988
Fitch Design Consultants, LONDON
Use of own AutoCAD system to design & detail a range of telephone
enclosures/fittings/accessories for Mercury Telecom.
DATES
COMPANY
MAIN DUTIES
June 1988 to November 1988
Leadermanns, DUNSTABLE, Beds.
Working in-house and on client’s sites - various projects : defence, petro-chem,
mechanical engineering, piping & commercial
design,
using
AutoCAD,
MICROSTATION. PCB & Schematic design & checking using RACAL CADSTAR. 2
5
month contract at a London marine consultancy using AutoCAD. Following a contract
at Lucas Aerospace I worked there directly, after the agency ceased to trade.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY continued
DATES
COMPANY
POSITION
MAIN DUTIES
June 1983 to June 1988
M/A-COM UK Ltd., DUNSTABLE, Beds.
CAD Manager, then CADCAM Manager
Implemented a CAD system using HP-EGS, HP-DESIGN and HP- NC
for
mech.
design, isometrics, FEA, PCB design, electronic packaging & schematics. Trained
CAD personnel using self-devised schemes. Optimised hardware and software with
macros, installed & proved software upgrades, backups, wrote a password system
using PASCAL, day to day running. Created CAD/CAM link for geometry transfer to
NC system. Assumed responsibility for DO, MoD drawings, standards, workload,
checking & personnel.
Feb ’83 to June ’83
Mantex Technical Services, LUTON, Beds :
Contract Design Draughtsman
Mar ’82 to Feb ’83
John Zink Co., ST.ALBANS, Herts :
Contracts Engineer / Project Engineer / Design Draughtsman.
Sep ’80 to Mar ’82
Hunting Engineering Ltd., AMPTHILL, Beds :
Cost Control Engineer
Sep ’79 to Sep ’80
BIX (UK) Ltd, LEIGHTON BUZZARD, Beds :
Workshop Manager / Senior mechanical engineer
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