Technical Support Engineer
Worked in polymer processing industry from 1976 to 1990 starting out as a fabricator then laboratory technician and progressing on to laboratory manager, materials manager and ultimately to technical manager.
Processes include Pipe Extrusion, Injection Moulding, Profile Extrusion, Extrusion of Rigid PVC Foam, Blown Film Extrusion, Sheet Extrusion, Extrusion of TPE , Vacuum Forming of thin and thick sheet, Fabrication of Composits, Compounding and colour matching of materials.
Worked as a trainer and assessor at Polymer Training (BPTA) 1990- 2009 specialising in Extrusion Processes, invigilating City&Guilds practical tests and delivering bespoke programmes for customers on their own premises.
In 2009 I joined S4PL and have been involved in the delivery of training programmes, trained and mentored apprentices, qualified at Level 4 IQA and assisted in the development of apprentice qualifications.
Motorcycling, Cycling, Running a Scout Group and accompanying them on expeditions to Snowdonia and The Lake District, Archery Instructor, DIY, Gardening and my Family