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Expertise/Skills profile

Born, educated and now based near Minehead in Somerset; I went into a 4 year engineering apprenticeship with a well known paper making company on leaving school in 1983.

The initial year consisted of a broad based multidisciplinary training programme - the next three years divided between mechanical engineering techniques and the four mainstream welding procedures along with their specific associated applications:
Shielded metal arc welding
Oxy-acetylene welding and cutting
Gas tungsten arc welding
Gas metal arc welding



After successfully completing my City & Guilds Mechanical Engineering Parts 1 & 2 along with the same degree of achievement in Welding Parts 1 & 2. Course contents structured along the following:
Principles of Mechanics
Reading Working Drawings
Measuring Instruments
Sources and Properties of Heat
Steam Generation Theory
Properties of Materials
Tools and Materials
Strength of Materials
Metallic and Non-Metallic Materials 

I have more recently passed specific Coded Welding tests covering:
Stainless steel
Aluminium
Mild steel
Cast Iron




I also hold an HGV Class 1 license as well as a vocational NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety.

16 years hands on experience working with Monzas, Royales, Senators, GSis, Lotus Carltons & Bitter cars.

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