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Philip McGaw

Technical Profesional

  • New Mills, Highpeaks, Greater Manchester, SK22 3BS
I am currently working as an EMC (Electro-Magnetic Compatibility) Test Engineer with a small test house in Greater Manchester,

I have recently been working as an IT Support Technician, and IT contractor. This is a different sector to that that I’ve previously worked in, and has given me the opportunity to bring the skills I have picked up through my out off office interests into a formal environment.

I am active in the local Hacking Community, both as a member of Manchester Hackspace (HacMan), and as a participant in the Open Source Community where I work on both hardware and software projects, and feed my changes/innovations back to the communities.

I have an interest in industrial heritage, canals, photography, videography, and technology that I pursue in my free time.

  • Certificate of Higher Education (University of Plymouth).
  • Technician Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (TMIET).
  • 17th Edition - Level 3 Certificate in the requirements for Electrical Installations.
  • Level One, and Level Two National School of Government Protecting Information.
Skills & Software:
  • Fusion 360
  • Eagle PCB design Software
  • Designing Electronics for EMC and LVD compliance
  • Raspbery Pi
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Work
  • Operating systems:
    Debian Linux, Windows, and macOS
  • Microsoft Office & Apple iWorks
  • Quick Books
  • >
  • LAMP stack
  • Arduino
  • WordPress
  • Sentora / ISPmanager
  • Deploy Studio, Munki and Ansible
  • MySQL
  • IoT, LoRa and Cloud Computing

EMC Test Engineer & IT Manager

CASS Industries Ltd

April 2013 - Present

EMC is a branch of electrical engineering concerned with the unintentional generation, propagation and reception of electromagnetic energy which may cause unwanted effects such as electromagnetic interference (EMI) or even physical damage in operational equipment.

Understanding of EMC, LVD, and Relevent British Standards, and other legislation.

Freelance Geek

September 2006 - Present

Website design and hosting for a number of clients, including pro bono work for charities. Squashed Fly's servers are run Linux, managed via SSH, Most Sites are built on using WordPress.

I have experience of email hosting and server security.

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McCann Erickson

September 2013 - October 2013

Working within McCann Manchester's IT team, supporting aver 500 Windows 7 and Mac OS X users, in a high pressure production environment.

Government IT Contractor

Governmental Contracts

June 2012 - May 2013

Working on a high profile Governmental contract in association with UKBA, Department for Work and Pension, Ministry of Justice on an Ad Hock basis.

This position is subject to the Official Secrets act and Security Vetting.

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Allegro Networks UK

May 2013 - July 2013

Working within Allegro Networks Customer Service team, Providing excellent customer service 24/7/365 by responding to customer requests. Using SNMP, sFLOW and Ticketing software to pre-empt service outages, and other incidents in real time. Proactively managing first line customer issues. Acting as a central point and source of information for the company, regarding any customer service related issues or queries from colleagues within the company.

This position includes loan and out of hours working.

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Foundation for Art and Creative Technology

June 2012 - May 2013

Working within the FACT Services department, as member of the two person IT team, I am responsible for looking after the day to day running of the IT and Technical resources in the building, including ensuring Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are met at all times.

Experience with Deploy Studio and Munki for managing software installs, and deploying bare metal images to Mac computers.

Technical Clerk and Document Controller

Culham Centre for Fusion Energy

March 2010 - October 2011

Working as part of a group of scientists and engineers on components for ITER. I was actively involved in the preparation and maintenance of office records, quality plans, document reviews and reports. An attention to Detail and accuracy of all work produced was essential at all times.

I was involved with the adoption and implementation of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Foundation as a way to manage the projects controlled documents and revision control.


University of Plymouth

Drake Circus
Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA

Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering

2003 - 2006