CURRICULUM VITAE

Name:

Charles Bradshaw

Address:

203 Marston Lane

Bedworth

Warwickshire

CV12 9AE

Date of Birth:

30 January 1946

Phone:

+44 (0)7761418221

Status:

Married

Mobile:

+44 (0)7761418221

Health:

Excellent

Email:

brad@bradcan.homelinux.com

Profile

An experienced Mechanical Engineer, numerate and computer literate, who has worked on a variety of complex electro-mechanical systems. A technical problem solver with broad experience of CNC, machine tool, metrology machinery and computer peripheral product design.

Work Experience - Currentely Retired

1999 - 2003

Employed

Action Imaging Solutions

(Colortrac Ltd.)

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer. Low volume, high value electro-mechanical/optical product designer. Design & development of large format document scanners using 3D modellers (AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop & SDRC Ideas).

Self Employed 1997-1998
Contracts

Colortrac Ltd.

MJ Marketing.

Design review and improvements for electro-mechanical computer peripheral product.

Office network layout and installation.

Technical support for Microsoft Access.

1996-1997
Contracts

Willett UK Ltd
Octree Computers Ltd
Apex Aerials Ltd.

Label printer and bar-code scanner software integration.
Design of an electro-mechanical device for blind PC users.
Design and development of a Works Order Processing system. Microsoft Access.

1995-1996
Contracts

Olivetti UK Ltd
Olivetti UK Ltd
MJ Marketing

Network installation audit for IPC magazines.
EPROM upgrade in Leeds Building Society.
Web-site design and implementation.

1994-1995
Contracts

Faulks & Co

Green Technology

Training & help in solving problems during the introduction of computerised accounting in a small company.
Design consultancy - Windows & DOS horticultural database design feasibility and prototype implementation. Microsoft Access.

1992-1994
Contract

Oakwood Design

Design Engineer - Development of image database application for special colour printing m/c for PVC bank and ID cards. SuperBase

1991-1992
Employed

Edward Allandale Associates Ltd

Systems Manager - Modifications to 'COURSAFE', a large DOS safety audit database application.

Charles Bradshaw Ltd 1989-1991
Contracts

Sigma Ltd.

Lumonics Ltd.
SP Tyres UK Ltd.

Multi-axis CNC measuring machines for jet engine components. Commissioning, training and support of co-ordinate measuring machines.

Laser engraving machine. 2D Servo controller design.
Tyre inspection data logger.

1982-1989
Employed

Warwick Computer Designs Ltd

Partner/ Technical Director - Design of special purpose machinery and controllers.
CNC Measuring Machines, Data Loggers, ATE systems.

1980-1982
Employed

Engineering Computer Services Ltd

Analyst - Implementing desktop and mini computer CAD systems.

1970-1980
Employed

Associated Engineering Developments Ltd

Mechanical Project Engineer - Design and development of machine tool, process and metrology systems and controls.

Education & Qualifications

1970

Polytechnic Diploma in mechanical engineering. (Rugby College of Engineering Technology) Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

1966

'A' level Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics.

Hobbies & Interests

Organic gardening, Linux and network computing, Grand Children.

Key Skills

Mechanical

Mechanism design and development experience. I make machines work!

CAD

2D:- AutoCAD R14 & 2000, FastCAD

3D:- AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop 4

SDRC (EDS) I-deas Artisan 8 & 9

Alibre Design

Programming Languages

C & C++, Pascal, Modula II, 80 & 86 Assemblers, Perl, SQL, Python

Web

HTML, CSS, Javascript

Computer Applications

MS Office: Word, Access and Excel.

Coreldraw, Quarkexpress, Mathcad.

Octave, Sage (Math)

Engineering Design Interests

Mechanical

Metrology mechanisms. Mechanical constraint theory.

Bearing assemblies.

Aluminium processing. Extrusions & Castings.

Plastic Mouldings.

Engineering Adhesives.

Electro

Servos.

Software controllers.

Salery Expectation None!

Work

Small tool making - Lost wax Die making. Precision model engineering parts.

Small programming projects.