CV reference number: 62879
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Practical, hardworking family man with Agricultural background and 20 yrs Mechanical Engineering experience seeking a change in career direction

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsNot listed
Other qualifications

BEng(Hons) Agricultural Engineering National Diploma - Maintenance & Repair of Agricultural Machinery

Equipment experienceTractor, Baler, Telehandler/fork lift, Ploughing, Drilling
Other equipment experience

Swathing, grass raking, carting.

Livestock experienceDairy, Beef, Sheep, Lambing
Other livestock experience

General farm work assosciated with beef and lamb on the family farm. Included lambing and calving

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
SexMale
Age42
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languages
Pen picture

5'10", 13 stone, greying but with a full head of hair! Quietly confident with a good sense of humour. Learns best from initial demonstration and intruction before being left to get on with it. Proud of my work and always looking for practical ways and means of improving working systems. Most satisfied when there is visible, practical results from a day's work.

Relevant health problems

None

Other Information

Keen to change career direction and lifestyle - ideally by gaining experience with harvest machinery (eg forage and combine harvesters) with a long term aim of working with one of the larger, well known Agricultural machinery manufacturers. Significant experience in Project Management and leading small engineering teams working for demanding clients to deliver to specification whilst staying within budget and time constraints - though would now prefer to work individually or as part of a small practical team that 'makes things happen' It was a long time ago but I was Student of the Year at Agricultural college

Marital status

Wife + 3 children (Age: 9,7,4)

Where are you currently living?Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

Grew up on family farm in East Sussex where beef, sheep and arable were the main enterprises. Uncles and a grandfather also had Dairy farms which I would visit and help at. I would work with my father and in my teenage years a local agricultural contractor during the hay / silage / harvest season. After A-levels I went to Canada to gain work experience with a small independent crop trials company visiting sites across Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta. Whilst at Uni 2 summers were spent working on a neighbouring arable farm assiting with the harvest and autumn cultivations. After Uni I completed a course at agricultural college which taught how to strip, repair and maintain agicultural machinery, including combustion engines. We were also taught several methods of welding. I then spent a harvest season with a larger Agricutural contractor in West Sussex before returning to North East where I have been working with Mechanical Engineering companies for the last 20 years - offshoots from Agricultural engineering - designing and manufacturing bespoke ploughing and trenching machinery (with onboard electrical, hydraulic and control systems) for remote subsea use, which involved commissioning at site (abroad) and working with demanding clients.

Hobbies

My priority is the family, though I have interest and experience in DIY (Bricklaying, joinery, plumbing & property restoration) having completed a loft conversion on my own house and been instrumental in starting a Handyman business. I have a strong Christian faith and am involved with a local church (Small group leader, sound desk and projection, children's and youth work) Outdoor pursuits and hockey are sporting interests I have been active in though a young family has restricted this in recent years. General 'farm' business is an interest, especially rural property development, drones and precision farming - though I have no practical experience (yet!).

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AvailabilityStart: 21/07/2018, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobAny
Preferred regionNorth East
Where would you like to work?Commutable from Gasteshead - Northumberland / Durham
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