Philip McGaw


[email protected] - +44 (0) 7969 502 077
Manchester - United Kingdom.

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I am currently working as an EMC (Electro-Magnetic Compatibility) Test Engineer at a test house in Greater Manchester; Previously I have worked in a variety of Technical IT positions.

I am active in the local Makerspace 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.

Certification

Software

Work Experience

2013 – Present
EMC Test and Compliance Engineer & IT Manager; CASS Industries Ltd. (Manchester)

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.

My main duties involve managing the testing of clients’ electrical and electronic products for compliance with European Directives and appropriate test standards using RF measurement techniques and electronic test equipment such as Oscilloscopes, and Spectrum Analysers.

Other duties included:

I also assisted in researching new measurement techniques and designing custom electronic instrumentation and physical parts in order to facilitate testing and provide a more streamlined customer service.

Typical EMC standards used within the test facility would be EN55032, EN50130-4, and the EN61000 series of standards.

2006 – Present
Freelance Geek and CTO; SquashedFly.eu.

Website design and hosting for a number of clients, including pro-bono work for charities. SquashedFly’s servers are Debian and Ubuntu Linux, managed via SSH, sites being built using WordPress as a CMS.

2011 - 2013
IT Contractor;

A number of long and short terms IT contracts covering First, Second and Third Tier support, Dev Ops and Administration roles, for companies and origanisations including:

Experience:

2009 – 2011
Technical Clerk; Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (Culham, Oxfordshire).

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 accountable to the various Project Managers for:

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.

2008 – 2009
Structures Clerk and Outside Parties Technical Clerk; Network Rail (Swindon).
2007 – 2008
Assistant Engineer; Kembrey Wiring (Swindon).

Working on Nimrod and Typhon Aircraft wiring loom and cable harness projects.

2006 – 2007
Year in Industry Student; Scott Wilson Railways (Swindon).
2005 – 2006
Assembly, Testing and Quality Technician; Bombardier Rail Control Systems (Plymouth).
2003 – 2004
Database and Network Engineer; Golf Tech (Swindon).

Voluntary roles

Education

2004-2007
Certificate of Higher Education in Electrical Engineering; University of Plymouth
2003-2004
Swindon College
2000-2003
New College (Swindon)
1995-2000
The Commonweal School (Swindon)