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Steve Sparkes

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Steve Sparkes
(01252) 673447
07525 204386
Steve Sparkes

Email. Steve

Steve Sparkes
(01252) 673447
07525 204386

I am an experienced mechanical product design and development project engineer, with the ability to lead teams, work on own initiative or as part of a team. I am an experienced team leader with proven background of running a team of 12 people on projects from conception through to completion. I have extensive technical experience working with Sheetmetal, thin plate, Extruded sections, Machined metals, Welded structures, Castings and moulded Plastic parts. I am quick to grasp new ideas and concepts, and to develop innovative and creative cost effective solutions to design problems. I possess first class analytical, design and problem solving skills. I have gained product design experience in a number of industry sectors designing rack mounted systems, Electronic enclosures, Health care products, Processing Plant, Network Servers, Computers, Telemetry systems and industrial pumps. I have also worked on MOD Defence projects working on Aircraft, Submarines and Naval Vessel telemetry & navigation systems. I am conversant with BS EN drawing design standards as well as working within various DEF standards and following any in house design standards and procedures. I have experience with the following 3D CAD design systems PRO Wildfire, Windchill, Autodesk Inventor and Solid Edge. With the ability to create accurate 3D design layouts, assembly’s, parts lists and 2D drawings.

Some of the companies that I have worked for are:-
  • QinetiQ Defence & Aerospace, Boscombe Down
  • Linatex Ltd.
  • Garbuio Dickinson
  • Ultra Electronics Ltd.
  • SUN Microsystems Ltd.
  • APW Electronics Ltd.
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Farnborough College of Technology (Autocad Lecturer)
  • Stannah Stairlifts
  • DSC Communications
  • Racal Electronics Ltd.
  • Technitron Systems Ltd.
  • Entecon Ltd.
I have experience in the following:-
  • CAD design systems PRO Wildfire, Windchill, Autodesk Inventor and Solid Edge
  • Project planning. Lead and produced project plans for a 2 year project with 12 engineers assigned to various parts of the project. I also produced planning and cost analysis for value add sustaining projects.
  • Project resourcing, Recruitment of contractors and external consultants.
  • Product design and development using computer aided design working within SUN Sigma system.
  • Mechanical EMC solutions.
  • Mechanical ESD solutions.
  • Mechanical Flammability solutions.
  • Mechanical thermal cooling solutions.
  • Mechanical Cabling solutions.
  • Detailed tolerance analysis using SUN Sigma tools.
  • Root cause analysis. Using an analytical approach to resolve design and manufacturing problems.
  • Management and support of manufacturing facilities.
  • Mechanical prototyping and verification.
  • Supporting Hard Tooling, system build and product validation and approval.
  • Product reviews and presentations.
  • Identifying hard tooling requirement for plastics and metalwork.
  • Hand over of product from a development environment to a production environment.
  • Support new product during initial production.
  • Support of existing products, value add and sustaining.
  • Adhering to Business Management systems and Product life cycle procedures.
For more detailed information my Curriculum Vitae can be found on this web site please contact me for the password and I will be happy to forward it on to you.

I can be contacted via e-mail at

I look forward in hearing from you.

Steve Sparkes

Steve Sparkes
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Last updated 24th May 2007