Education

B.Sc. Environmental Science, 1997
Manchester Metropolitan University
United Kingdom

BTEC Higher National Cert, Electrical Power Engineering,1993
Oldham College of Technology
United Kingdom

BTEC Higher National Diploma, Mechanical Engineering, 1982
Oldham College of Technology
United Kingdom

Experience

iNet Administrator
University of Missouri, Columbia
Geographic Resources Center
16 Stewart Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-6170
Dates Employed: 11/1999-Present
Grade Level: Specialist
Hours per Week: 40

Design and maintain W3C compliant websites with XHTML and CSS, and JavaScript.  Experience with Adobe Photoshop for creating buttons and web compatible images.  Extensive experience of Macromedia Dreamweaver. Setting up and administration of Apache webserver and IIS web server and SSL on win32 and win64 operating systems. Examples of my work as follows:  ASPRS (American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing),  MSDIS (Missouri Spatial Data Information Service), MSDIS-Mapper (Internet Map Server utilizing ESRI's ArcIMS Software), GRC (Geographic Resources Center), University of Missouri-Columbia Department of Geography and Southwest Swimming Association.

Engineering Planner Coordinator AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Mereside Engineering Services
Alderley Park
Macclesfield, SK10-4TG
United Kingdom
Dates Employed: 07/1998-11/1998
Hours per Week: 37.5

Developed planned maintenance procedures for critical items of engineering plant including air handling systems, animal drinking water systems, laboratory gas supply systems and portable electrical appliances. Liaised with departmental and laboratory managers to schedule plant shutdowns for essential maintenance. Responded to plant and equipment breakdowns and organized rapid repair or replacement. Organized removal and disposal of redundant plant and equipment with due respect to hazardous materials including radioactive contaminants. Prioritized daily workload and managed overtime working for team of twelve maintenance technicians. (Supervisor's Name: Mr N Furmston. Phone: +1 44 1625 516095.) Technical Clerk
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
Hurdsfield Industrial Estate
Macclesfield, SK10-2NA
United Kingdom
Dates Employed: 11/1997-07/1998
Hours per Week: 37.5

Developed planned maintenance procedures for new tablet manufacturing facility.  Identified critical spares for new plant and created on-line spares catalog. Ordered spares inventory. Developed procedures for calibration and performance monitoring for critical instrumentation. Responded to plant breakdowns, organized speedy repair operations with due respect to health, safety and environment. (Supervisor's Name: Mr Clive Callister. Phone: +1 44 1625 513739.)

Amphibian Team Leader
Hyder Environmental
Howard Court
Manor Park
Runcorn, WA7-1SJ
United Kingdom
Dates Employed: 06/1997-11/1997
Hours per Week: 40

Lead small field teams trapping and translocating protected amphibian species as part of environmental impact mitigation prior to airport construction. Created new habitat for translocated animals. Conducted macro invertebrate sampling of ponds affected by construction project to check for protected species. (Supervisor's Name: Ms Emma Steven. Phone: +1 44 1928 579955.)

Laboratory Technician
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
Dept. of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sackville St.
Manchester, M60-1QD
United Kingdom
Dates Employed: 02/1994-09/1994
Hours per Week: 37.5

Conducted laboratory and on site testing of structural cast iron beams. Assembled, commissioned and modified test laboratory and on site test rigs. Installed all instrumentation for tests, recorded all test data using computerised data acquisition equipment. Organized all equipment and transport for site tests and completed tests on time and within budget. (Supervisor's Name: Mr T. Swailes. Phone: +1 44 161 236 3311.)

Plant Engineer
GEC Alstom Turbine Generators
Barton Aerodynamics Laboratory
Mercury Way
Manchester, M31-2LD
United Kingdom
Dates Employed: 01/1987-02/1994
Hours per Week: 37.5

Implemented repairs and maintenance and modifications of plant, test rigs and buildings. Produced specifications and budgets for projects. Supervised contractors undertaking project work on site. Visited contractors to solve manufacturing problems. Setup safety test procedures for portable electrical equipment and residual current circuit breakers to comply with legislation. Reorganized and operated site purchasing system, negotiated prices with suppliers. (Supervisor's Name: Mr John Ringrose ret.)

Production Engineer
GEC Alstom Turbine Generators
Trafford Park Works
Westinghouse Road
Manchester, M60-1AE
United Kingdom
Dates Employed: 11/1982-01/1987
Hours per Week: 39.5

Procured materials for manufacture of large steam turbine components from internal and external sources. Compiled and checked inspection records for finished goods prior to shipment. Assisted in the introduction of a computerised workshop scheduling system. (Supervisor's Name: Mr Andrew Towers.)

Job-related skills & training

Administering MS SQL Server 2012, University of Missouri IT Training, January 7-11, 2013

ArcGIS Server, ESRI on site training, May 25-27, 2012

MS Camp: Windows 8 Technical Briefing, University of Missouri IT Training, October 2012

Adobe Camp - Dreamweaver CSS Layout with HTML5, Advanced Widgets, Advanced CSS, Photoshop Layers and Style, Size and Color, RGB color Changes, March 2012

Introduction to JavaScript, Missouri Technical Training and Education Center, Jefferson City, Missouri, December 2006

Website Design and Development, MidAmerica GIS Consortium Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, April 2006

Page Layout with Cascading Style Sheets, University of Missouri IT Training, December 2005

Building a Distributed GIS Using ESRI's ArcIMS Software, Pre-conference Seminar, San Diego, CA - June 2000

Presentation Given

  • Advantages of a State Clearinghouse Geoportal for Data Discovery - Mid-America GIS Consortium Symposium, Kansas City, April 2012
  • Getting GIS Data from MSDIS, Missouri Mappers Association Conference, Columbia, MO - November 2001
  • MSDIS Mapper - Publishing GIS Data using ArcIMS, Missouri GIS Conference, Columbia, MO - March 2001
  • MSDIS - Navigating the MSDIS Website, Missouri GIS Conference, Columbia, MO - March 2001

 

Publications

Wills, M. and K.N. Irvine (1996) Application of the National Sanitation Foundation Water Quality Index in the Cazenovia Creek, NY, Pilot Watershed Management Project. Middle States Geographer, 29:95-104