o Summary of qualifications
1976-1991
West Suffolk Technical College. City & Guilds Part 1 & 2 Engineering.
Cambridge College Arts & Technology. Basic Electronics.
S.M.C. pneumatics Co. Electro/Pneumatics Course.
Anglia Polytechnic. O.N.C Electronics. 1 Year.
2002 - West Suffolk Technical College. City & Guilds Part 1 Word Processing & Database
2003 - P.T.C. Colchester. I.E.E. 16 Edition Wiring Regulations.
o Professional experience
2016. December. Big Prawn Co. [contract] Planned maintenance on Pro-seal, conveyor systems and multi-head weighers.
2016. November - December. Puredrive [contract]. Maintenance on food formers and conveyor systems.
2016. October - November. Whitworths [contract]. Planned maintenance on multi-head weighers, Rovema bag m/c's.
2016. July - September. Metalcraft [contract]. Reactive and planned maintenance CNC metal cutting machines, welding machines, grinding equipment.
2016. May - June. Rowse Honey [contract]. Reactive and planned maintenance on filling and packaging machinery.
2016 - March - May. BESPAK UK (Consort medical group) [contract]. Maintaining medical test machinery. Advise on modification and upgrades.
2015. March - December. BESPAK UK (Consort medical group) [contract]. Installing injection moulders. Modify machines to upgrade their measurement systems. i.e. Fit third party monitoring and display systems.
2015- 3 months. Gillette (p & G) [Contract]. Reactive and proactive engineer. Write engineering reports and recommendations. Setting up dosing units and QC checks.
2013- 2014. Community foods [Permanent]. Reactive and proactive Engineering Manager. Organise & order spares, planned maintenance, write engineering reports and recommendations, and facility maintenance. Organise engineering staff according to priorities. Working to a budget and writing planned maintenance schedules and records. Liaise with other managers to organise time slots for planned maintenance. Update the factory manager of work in progress and planned work at morning meetings.
2012-2013. Aesica Pharmaceuticals [contract]. Reactive and planned maintenance on liquid filling and capping lines, tablet blister pack lines, carton/box erectors. Setup machinery and also add modifications as necessary to improve machine efficiency.
2012. 2Sisters food Group [Contract]. Reactive & proactive maintenance engineer. Food packaging, flow wrappers, carton sealers and conveyor systems.
2012. PepsiCo (Coppela) [Contract]. Reactive & planned maintenance engineer. Planned maintenance for washing systems, juicing machinery, mixing machines.
2012. Cinram Logistics. [Contract]. Multimedia logistics company. Maintain and service: Sortation conveyor systems, laser scanners, box strappers, pallet wrappers, shrink tunnels. Automated roller conveyor picking systems. Write engineering reports.
2012. Witham Contract Mfg. [contract] Pharmaceutical Mfg. Medicine Mfg. Worked as multi-skilled maintenance Engineer. Setup box loading machinery, laser bar code scanners, proximity sensors for conveyor systems. Setup liquid filling machinery and service all mentioned.
2012. Westland Horticulture. [Contract] Seed and Bulb supplier. Worked as multi-skilled maintenance Engineer. Setup bulk filling machinery, mixers, blenders, bag sealers. Maintain and serviced all machinery.
2011. Climax Molybdenum. [Contract] Manufacturing Molybdenum. Working as maintenance engineer. Repairing heavy conveyor systems, crushers & vibrating hoppers. Planned maintenance work also carried out to prevent costly shutdowns.
2011. Camvac. [Contract] Metal coating film. Working as maintenance engineer. Repairing high vacuum metal coating machines, winders & automated reel conveying systems. Fault find on PLC automated systems. Service the machinery also.
2010 - 2011. Walkers snack foods. [Contract] Working as maintenance engineer. Repairing and servicing high speed food machinery. (Same as future contract. Now company is called PepsiCo (Coppela)
2010. Amot (Roper industries group). [Contract] Working as Chef Maintenance engineer. Maintaining and repairing CNC machinery, shot blasters, sand blasters, and band saws. Order spare parts and organise contractors. Liaise with management to sort out machine priorities.
2010. Re-started Dilithium Engineering Ltd. Bakavor Katsouris. London. [Contract] Producing ready meals for major supermarket chains. Working as maintenance engineer. Repairing conveyors, high speed food dosing machines, weigh scales, metal detectors. Testing electrical circuits and fault finding.
2009 - 2010. (Return to UK). Anglia Crown. Colchester, Essex. Working as a Maintenance Engineer. Maintaining food machinery. Repairing bulk mixers, bulk steam heated cookers, convection cookers, high speed ink jet printers.
2007 - 2009. I have started Dilithium Computers. (Moved to USA) Providing repairs, servicing, and building pc's for home & business use.
2006 - 2007. Cummins UK. Stamford, UK. [Contract] Started as maintenance electrician. Maintaining all machinery and also installing new machinery in a multinational company manufacturing generators, for the worldwide market.
2005 - 2006. Premier foods. Bury St Edmunds. [Contract] Started as maintenance technician. Providing proactive and reactive maintenance for pumps, mixers, pipework, conveyor systems.
2003 - 2005. I started Dilithium Engineering Ltd.
ICI. Stowmarket, Suffolk. [Contract] Started as maintenance technician. Working as a reactive/proactive maintenance engineer in a process environment. Responsibilities include working on a continuous production line and associated process plant.
This includes pumped chemical and powder transfer systems. PLC controlled robotic & process machinery. Conveyor systems automated pallet wrapping & transfer systems.
2002 - 2003. Betts UK Ltd Colchester, Essex. Started as Shift Electrician. Responsibilities include maintaining all plant machinery. Breakdown and preventative maintenance. Injection moulders (Billion, Klockner, Demag).
Colortronic polymer mixing systems. Robot controlled assembly machinery.
2000 - 2002. Paragon Business Furniture. Manufacturers of office furniture (metal products)
Started as Works Engineer. Responsibilities include- Maintaining all plant machinery. Work to a planned maintenance schedule.
Pricing and ordering spare parts as and when needed. Organise maintenance and work around the production needs. Arrange manual labour when and if needed to complete pre-arranged tasks.
Arrange for contractors/engineers for utilities servicing.
1988 - 2000. Marchant mfg. As previous.
1987 - 1988. Dom Holdings plc. (Unifix) Manufacturers of wall plugs, cable clips, masonry drills etc. Started as maintenance engineer. Responsibilities Include-Maintaining all plant machinery. Injection moulders (Sandretto and Ankerwerk). High speed clip machines.
Cooling tower and associated plant. Induction brazing machines. Sand blasters and hydraulic drill formers.
1976 - 1987. Marchant Mfg. Co.
Manufacturers of blown film, bin liners etc. Recycling of plastics waste.
Paper and cardboard conversion. Flow wrapping and packaging of finished products.
Served my apprenticeship. Engineer in control of a department for 1.5 yrs. Organized planned maintenance, arranged spare parts supply.
o Personal Information
Nationality: British. Phone:07575551980. Email:chris@dilithium-engineering-ltd.co.uk
o Education
1974 - 1976 Castle Manor Secondary School.
O level Metalwork, O level Science.
West Suffolk Tech College. Link Course in Engineering.
Hobbies - Computing. Ran a computer club. Sang with a band. Cycling. Table tennis.
References: Mr Nigel Barton. (I.C.I) UK. Tel:01449 778000. Mr Rob Smith. (Cummins Generator Technologies) UK. Tel: 01780 484000.
Haydn Block (Bespak UK) Tel: 07557 800101