Aerospace Engineer turned Quality manager. My previous work as a Powerplant engineer has given me invaluable skills which will aid me in this new undertaking. I am effective in managing and organising, with the ability to liaise with colleagues of all levels. I am capable of working to strict deadlines and have a keen and conscientious approach
Aerospace Engineer turned Quality manager. My previous work as a Powerplant engineer has given me invaluable skills which will aid me in this new undertaking. I am effective in managing and organising, with the ability to liaise with colleagues of all levels. I am capable of working to strict deadlines and have a keen and conscientious approach to my work. Additionally I am able to use my own initiative to work unsupervised and as part of a team.
Strong verbal, written and typed communication skills in conjunction with an outgoing personality enable me to converse well. I am reliable and efficient; any task that I am given will be completed on time and to a high standard. Teamwork is one of my fortes, these skills were particularly important during my career in the RAF. On many occasions, collaboration with people of different races in highly volatile situations was necessary. Through these experiences, I have developed my negotiation, persuasion and people management skills.
Specialties: I am computer literate with vast experience of Windows, MS Office applications, traffic management and analysis programs and extensive knowledge of aircraft maintenance and component systems.
Quality & Business Improvement Manager @ Really enjoying working here where my main responsibilities are to maintain the organisation’s airworthiness approvals and to drive customer satisfaction by monitoring organisation’s performance, identifying improvements and implementing change where necessary.
My RAF Lean experience will be coming in very handy in leading waste reduction initiatives and identify savings in material and manpower in addition to adding some workplace flow.
It will be good to operate as a senior manager within an aerospace organisation again and I'm really looking forward to the challenges this will bring. From October 2015 to Present (1 month) Portsmouth, United KingdomSenior Consultant @ The Safety Forum (TSF) is a pool of experts specialising in Road Safety Audits (RSA), traffic data collection, and Traffic and Road Safety Engineering work.
I have joined The Safety Forum as a senior consultant. I am heading up the data collection side of the business where I will be primarily developing new techniques from new technologies for surveying to improve accuracy and reduce the turn around time from quote to delivery. In addition to this I will be expanding the data collection side of the business enabling The Safety Forum to operate truly nationally.
The concept of The Safety Forum was born out the desire to provide truly independent Road Safety Auditing of development-related and civic proposals. The breadth of knowledge and experience within the team is used to maximum effect in providing a rounded opinion which fully appreciates the constraints of any project.The principal objective of TSF is to bring consistent value to the development process by streamlining design consultation, demonstrating responsibility to Officers, Members and the Community they represent. From December 2014 to September 2015 (10 months) GodalmingStaff Writer @ Staff writer for Aircraft Commerce. I write the heavier technical articles, specifically those dealing with M&E systems and of course Powerplant. Aircraft-Commerce was a small detour in my career. It gave me the opportunity to write about my experiences in the industry. I covered 8 months of the magazine, writing articles that covered engines both new developments and those in service, maintenance and engineering IT systems, alternative fuels and airline case studies. I learned how to write technically and have had my spelling and grammar thoroughly overhauled by a keen editor. Unfortunately, I am an engineer and whilst I can write, its not for me. I miss spanners, cost estimates and aircraft engineering. A link to a recent issue I have written two articles in. http://flickread.com/edition/Buxton/5329bb743cfbd/ From February 2014 to September 2014 (8 months) HorshamWorkshop Supervisor @ After spending 4 months as Manpower Sub at the MOD and really enjoying my time at the Royal Navy Historic Flight. Both the neinges have been accepted into service and the paperwork accepted as airworthy to the new civil regulations as applied by the MAA. I have found a permanent job working 10 miles from my house where I go in in the morning pick up the tools and supervise a little workshop with 4 other men. We overhaul Mazda Wankel and Renesis rotary engines. I have brought my skills as a production controller gained at other places and have already halved the current turn around time from a month to 2 weeks.
The best thing is the workshop is 10 miles from my home and I put the tools down at 5pm and get to go home and spend time with my young daughter as she grows up. No Blackberry going off to disturb us and nothing to worry about until 9 am the following morning.
I get to play with some great cars and there is just no stress. I recommend this to anyone. Unfortunately as great as the garage was the cost of nursery (that is nearly 1/3rd more than my Mortgage payments) meant I had to look for other positions. From October 2013 to January 2014 (4 months) Alton, HampshireHistoric Aircraft Engine Support SME. @ Providing on and off wing engine support to the Historic Project Team at Abbey Wood responsible for the Royal Navy Historic Flight based at RNAS Yeovilton and the Army Historic Aircraft Flight based out Middle Wallop.
Developing support policy and airworthiness documentation for the Fairey Swordfish.
Providing technical assurance during the Sea Fury Rolls Royce Centaurus overhaul.
Approving Non DAOS approved 3rd party organisations to manufacture replacement components no longer sourceable from the DO.
Supporting CAMO, Part M and Part 21 activities on the aircraft and Engine systems.
Hazard Analysis and airwothiness assessments of 85 year old aircraft and engines.
Amazing challenge and phenomenal aircraft to work with. From May 2013 to October 2013 (6 months) Powerplant Subject Matter Expert (Associate Consultant) @ A400M Powerplant Technical Bid for MOD From January 2013 to January 2013 (1 month) Bristol, United KingdomProgram Manager - Fleet Management Programs @ From June 2012 to December 2012 (7 months) Chandlers Ford, Southampton, UKPropulsion Specialist Associate Consultant @ JCA PT SCS TST. From January 2012 to May 2012 (5 months) MoD AW, BristolPowerplant Engineer @ A short term contract to assist the Powerplant Department due to a shortfall in manpower, carrying out end of lease back to birth tracing of life limiting engine components and line replaceable assets of Rolls Royce RB211-535E4 Boeng 757 Engines. From November 2011 to December 2011 (2 months) Luton, United KingdomPowerplant Manager @ I took this job as it provided me with an unrivalled opportunity to put my skills into practice within a small airline were no two aircraft were the same. In this role I took responsibility for the entire Astraeus fleet of engines and APUs both financially and legally. I negotiated lease contracts, hand backs, overhauls and the day to day running including AD/SB, Reliability, EHM and ad hoc AOG work of the 10 RB211 535-E4s and 12 CFM56 engines. This position was very similar to the one I held at easyJet (2007-2009); however at Astraeus I was the Responsible Manager in the CAMO for the Powerplant side of the engineering department. Astraeus went into Administration in November 2011. From June 2011 to November 2011 (6 months) Gatwick, UKProduction Controller @ I joined Vector Aerospace, Fleetlands, Gosport as the Production Controller and was quickly promoted taking charge of their South of England sites (Gosport, Farnborough and Croydon). I reported to the Engine Services Director and was responsible for maintaining and updating the Production Plan for all engines and modules entering the three sites for maintenance, repair, overhaul and testing. I managed multiple engines and module repair schedules, monitoring the differing stages of the cycles, whilst ensuring I kept neighbouring departments updated on progress. In addition to this, I singlehandedly set up the production control systems for Gosport which has three separate repair and production lines: the Honeywell 502 & 507 engine, the Rolls Royce T56 and the P&W 307 & 308. From January 2011 to June 2011 (6 months) Fleetlands, GosportPowerplant Specialist @ Employed for a 6 week contract to design and implement an automated records system to keep control of all customer engine data within a server, with full auditability and revision control in place. I achieved this through a server based file structure and visual basic programming within an Excel interface. The result was within 20 seconds of being told an engine serial number during a phone call operators had visibility of customer data, they were then able to give customers an informed answer within 40 seconds and had the documentation backing up the answer in an email to the customer within 80 seconds. From November 2010 to December 2010 (2 months) Horsham, UKPowerplant Overhaul Engineer @ Employed on a short term contract working directly for the Director of Engineering for Europe. I arrived at Honeywell, Luton 2 weeks prior to the site migrating from their own in house computer systems to a total control SAP based system. My previous familiarity with SAP and systems migration in conjunction with 502 & 507 experience gained from Jet-Care enabled me to settle in very quickly and hit the ground running. My primary responsibilities were workscoping and shop management of approximately 20-30 incoming engines a month, from both customers and lease return bank engines. The workscopes included anything from high time LLP overhauls, repairs and low time return performance investigations right up to full Air Accident Investigation Bureau and CAA In Flight Shutdown investigations. I was actively involved in the entire process from initial customer liaison, cost estimates for time and material customers, workscoping, customer and insurance assessor tabletop inspections, performance analysis and post shop visit reporting. The remainder of my time was spent finding productivity and cost savings for the 502 & 507 engines. This included interacting with customers, suppliers, the OEM designers and the Head of Engineering to introduce new procedures and processes to reduce shop turnaround times and increase component reliability, whilst bringing cost benefits to the company and time savings to the customer. The contract came to an abrupt end on the 5th November 2010 when all contractors on site were let go as a result of reduced workload and shop throughput. From May 2010 to November 2010 (7 months) Luton, United KingdomAirworthines Records Officer @ Working as a temporary contractor I was involved in the migration of the planning and records systems from SR Technics and SAP control to the new AMOS system. I gained a good working knowledge of both SAP and AMOS planning architecture systems and records procedures. I believe this gave me a greater understanding of the planning and records related issues I had previously experienced whilst working as a Powerplant Engineer. This experience has allowed me to empathise with planning and records personnel with regards to their day to day issues and complications whilst ultimately promoting better working relationships. This contract came to a natural close with the job being completed on time and to an excellent standard. I easily found work at the end of the contract leaving easyJet on the Friday and starting at Honeywell on Monday. From January 2010 to May 2010 (5 months) Gatwick Concoorde HousePowerplant Manager @ I joined Jet-Care direct from easyJet after being hired by Mr. Peter Smith, Head of Engineering - designer and programmer of all bespoke Jet-Care software. Unfortunately two weeks prior to my employment commencing he passed away leaving me tutor less in my new position. Despite this I took on the role of Powerplant Program Manager for the Honeywell TFE-731 and learnt as much as possible from the other four Program Managers. During my time at Jet-Care I gained an excellent technical working knowledge of the Honeywell TFE731, ALF502, LF507 and HTF7000 programs as well as the General Electric CF34, Williams FJ44, the P&W 1, 3 and 500 series, the PT6 and JT15D engines. In addition, I became competent in the use of Jet-Care designed software including the Engine Condition Health Online® (ECHO) program. Controlling and supervising the 24/7 Trend Monitoring Service involved liaison with clients, making presentations at conferences and assisting with queries and AOG situations. In addition I was directly responsible for upto twenty staff. From August 2008 to August 2009 (1 year 1 month) OdihamPowerplant Engineer @ As Powerplant Development Engineer for easyJet I was responsible for 17 aircraft, their 37 engines and 19 APUs, both the V2500 and easyJet’s CFM56. I worked to incredibly tight deadlines to fit within the operational constraints of a commercial airline. I prioritised my work according to the timeframes allowed, constantly re-evaluating the priority of my tasks as new information was passed to me on the status of the fleet. I worked mainly on my own sharing the workload with another Powerplant Engineer and reporting directly to the Technical Manager and Technical Director of easyJet. Furthermore I managed engine changes carried out by our subcontractors Virgin Atlantic. I enjoyed this element as I got to work as part of a team getting the job done as quickly, safely and efficiently as possible. From January 2007 to August 2008 (1 year 8 months) GatwickPropulsion Technician @ Whilst in this role I was involved in the Level III and IV maintenance of the Turmo 3C4 engine that powers the Puma HC1 and Rolls Royce Turbomeca 322 engines that power the Merlin HCMK3. This included the carrying out of major modifications and scheduled servicing of sub components within the engine cores. I was qualified locally to carry out full power uninstalled engine tests. My duties led me to gaining qualifications and valuable experience in the RAF Logistical Information Technology System, which is an advanced technical records and component monitoring system. My knowledge in this area was obtained through extensive training in the Documentation Cell at RAF Benson. I was also responsible for the engine bay’s COSHH assessments for all incoming and outgoing substances. This included the component cleaning facilities containing toxic chemicals which required considerable environmental considerations. I also worked with the LEAN team, an initiative that streamlined work processes; redesigning work places to increase efficiency. One project I worked on involved the design of a rotor head overhaul facility enabling the RAF to overhaul their own Puma rotor heads rather than sending them back to the manufacturer, greatly reducing the off wing time of the components. Per rotor head the RAF now save approximately £1 million. From June 2002 to January 2007 (4 years 8 months) RAF Benson
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) (Hons) (Open), Engineering @ The Open University From 2009 to 2013 Quality Management Systems Auditor Course, Pass @ IRCA From 2011 to 2011 EASA Part21, Design Organisation Training @ GB Airways From 2007 to 2007 EASA Part M, Including Sub Part G Organisation training @ GB Airways From 2007 to 2007 Engine Health & Trend Monitoring, cover all Pratt & Whitney large commercial, IAE, and CFM56 engine models @ Pratt & Whitney Hartford CT. From 2007 to 2007 Environmental Protection @ Specialist Training Wing RAF Benson From 2006 to 2006 RAF Q Course, Puma HC1 & Merlin HC3 @ Augusta Westlands From 2004 to 2004 Energy Warden, Energy Warden, Environmental Managment Systems @ Specialist Training Wing RAF Halton From 2004 to 2004 BTEC HNC, Aerospace Engineering @ No.1 School Of Trade Training, RAF Cosford, From 2002 to 2003 A Levels, Physics, Design and Technology, Communication Technology @ St Vincent College, Gosport From 2000 to 2002 GCSE, French, Mathematics, Science: Double Award, English Language and English Literature @ Brune Park Community School From 1999 to 2000 Benjamin Rombough is skilled in: CFM56, V2500, RB211,..., 131-9, 85 Series APU..., Engine Health Monitoring, 131-9, GT85 Series APU..., Project Management, Engine Workscoping, Shop Visit Managment, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Sigma, Component Reliability..., Airworthiness..., AD/SB Reliability Review, Nacelle Management, EOL & EIS Management, Engine Contract..., Detailing, Skateboarding, Energy Efficiency, Quality Auditing, Airworthiness, Six Sigma, Aircraft, Aviation, Aircraft Maintenance, Overhaul, Airlines, Maintenance & Repair, Defence, Inspection, Engineering, Aeronautics, Avionics, Steel Detailing, Program Management
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