As a highly competent Mechatronics engineer with a wide range of experience in the work of aviation projects, I always assured to remain in the boundary of ethical regulations and rules set by the company I was employed with along with the morals norms provided by the communities of engineering. I always tried my best to remain under the norms of ethics of engineering and assured that I was always one step ahead in the projects by keeping the project and company’s targets forward.
During my tenure period in Thales Australia, I carried out the responsibility of the simulator technician. I performed my work in this company as an Air9000 Multi-Role Helicopter Full-Flight Mission Simulator having the Australian Defense Force as a customer from February 2015 to March 2018. During this tenure, I performed the work of Planning the execution and supervision of preventative and corrective maintenance and technical tasks as a supervisor; assisting with the development, improvement, and implementation of site-specific procedures. Also, I worked as a team lead for coordinating RFC and continuously updating skills in new technology. I attended and participated in regular project meetings and acted as the ITAR technology control officer and the assistant security officer. During my work in this company, I assured that the stability of ethical and moral aspects of the company was not hampered. I was assigned to lead the employees under me for assuring that they were fully updated about the results that might be occurred because of the misappropriation of the standards and policies of the company. One of the major issues I handled during this employment period was regarding reviewing the technical specifications submitted to me by the design engineer. During the inspection of the design, I found that some of the factors were missing such as the flow of air in the airfoil of the helicopter. Primarily, in the planning stage of the project, I had clarified to every employee about the core aspects and guidelines that were to be followed during the design. However, one of the designs of the airfoil lacked appropriate design as the design details provided by the design engineer was hampering the airflow in the helicopter. This resulted in the instability of the helicopter during the flight. Because of this reason, I had to take some crucial decision regarding the design engineer and the necessary action to be taken against him. Hence, I performed some brainstorming about the issue and noted down the individual actions that I could take against him. Also, I reviewed the codes and ethics of the Australian engineer for having the idea of the actions that I could take for handling the workers.
Hereafter, I came to a decision of taking some of the ethical actions and called the design engineer to my office. Here, instead of firing the employee responsible for the design, I explained to him about the mistakes he had caused in the design. Also, I trained him personally about the measures that could be taken for mitigating this issue. Finally, this idea was regarded as the appropriate decision since the design engineer was properly motivated and presented the appropriate designs. Also, this assisted in developing a proper bond with the associates of the project. Also, I was able to develop strong temperament while executing the projects and was able to apply the different models of the project management too.
I was able to satisfy all the requirements of the Australian ethics and codes such as satiating the competency, domains of integrity, leadership along with other mandatory norms. Then, I further executed the project assuring that the core intents of the project were never changed for my personal interests and there were no effects on the timing of the activities of the project.
I performed my work as a Simulator Configuration Controller (Integration & Testing) for Air9000 Multi-Role Helicopter Full-Flight Mission Simulator in Thales Australia from February 2015 to March 2018. The works during this period were provided by the Australian Defence Force. During my work period in this position, I was involved in acting as a team lead for engineering aspects of simulator support for Thales on FFMS2. I carried out the on-site installation, modification, and integration of software packages and maintaining software and hardware configuration management using multiple software tools including CUI Studio, CIF Watcher, Diagnostics1394, CAE Main developer RUI and Wireshark, and carrying out verification checks with the customer. In the initial stage of the project, I participated in several meetings and with the stakeholders and other parties associated with the project involving the project manager. Through this meeting, I assured myself that I was confident about the core aspects of the project and the roles that I was required to perform based on my position. I also organized the discussions with the worker under my leadership and explained them regarding the task needed to be performed by them on a daily basis and the individual targets of the project. Also, I explained to them about both long-term and short-term aims of the project and performed the communications at a higher level and acted as a bridge of communication between higher authorities and them.
Having the information about the overall obligations to be performed and the requirement of the appropriate system of training, I carried out the session of training for the engineers assigned under my leadership. Regarding the aspects of preparation of the design documents, documents assigned with the capabilities of the simulation, I mentored the team of the technical staffs. During the task of the on-site installation, modification, and integration of software packages, I took part in the meetings for obtaining the solutions for the issues faced in the project. I was able to display my competencies regarding the mechatronics engineering by designing the simulation model of Air9000 Multi-Role Helicopter. While preparing this design, I considered every problem that was faced in the design regarding the technical specifications to prepare the appropriate software from every possible angle. I maintained appropriate coordination with the project members and executed the works of supervision in an orderly manner. I made recommendations for every activity and maintained the quality of work.
Also while I was working on the projects as a Senior Simulator Technician, I managed the systems for monitoring the outflow and inflow of cash. I made the use of the MS Excel and software related to the project management for maintaining the project tasks that were to be performed and the tasks that were completed. In the form of presentations, I demonstrated the individual activities that were performed by me and presented the records of the completion of the project's activities in the form of reports on a regular basis. Further, participating in the meetings organized by the stakeholders, I was able to note the scopes and requirements of the project and targets specified by them for the project.
After completion of the individual project, I always kept my CPD (Continuing Professional Development) with the tasks performed by me, the knowledge and skills I obtained during the context of the project. I also presented every detail of my work to the team of the quality assurance for auditing. The inspection of my works during this period assisted me to have information regarding my position and also provided me the chance to set an example to the newcomers in the company.
From July 2010 to March 2018, I was employed in the Thales Australia. I was positioned in four different positions during my tenure in this company stated as Simulator Technician for Air87 Armoured Reconnaissance Helicopter Tiger Aircrew Training Devices, Simulator Configuration Controller (Integration & Testing) for Air9000 Multi-Role Helicopter Full-Flight Mission Simulator, Senior Simulator Technician for Air9000 Multi-Role Helicopter Full-Flight Mission Simulator, and Lead Simulator Technician for Augusta-Westland AW139 Full-Flight Simulator. The projects during this period were provided to the company by the Australian Defence Force.
While working on the position of the Simulator Technician for Air87 Armoured Reconnaissance Helicopter Tiger Aircrew Training Devices, I used to perform the operation and maintenance of the helicopter flight simulators. I performed the preventive and corrective maintenance along with equipment fault rectification, maintenance of support equipment, and spares management. Also, I used to prepare appropriate records and documents for collecting all the information regarding the project for the future. I carried out the responsibility of the maintenance certifier and performed the sim servicing and provided appropriate supervision to my apprentices. Along with these responsibilities, I also performed tests such as ASNZ37602010 compliance testing and ESD testing. I maintained spares database, ran (Qualification Test Guide) QTG’s and standby relief manning capability for the 2nd Cavalry Australian Light Armoured Vehicle Procedural Trainers and two further ARH Tiger Full-Flight Simulators in Oakey, QLD. In a regular basis, I used to communicate with the engineers and senior supervisor and presented them with the mandatory aspects that were needed to be considered for preparation of the schedule of the project, deliverables, and budget estimation for performing the project efficiently.
Similarly, while acting in the position of Simulator Configuration Controller (Integration & Testing) for Air9000 Multi-Role Helicopter Full-Flight Mission Simulator, I was responsible for Acting as team lead for engineering aspects of simulator support for Thales on FFMS2. During this period, I conducted on-site installation, modification, and integration of software packages. I maintained the configuration management software and hardware. For performing these works, I used multiple software tools which were CUI Studio, CIF Watcher, Diagnostics1394, CAE Main developer RUI and Wireshark. Also, I carried out verification checks with the customer which assisted me to maintain the quality of the project as per the requirement of the customer. Also, I was assigned with the responsibility of preparation of the reports detailing the execution of the project, records of quality tests, and plans for commissioning and statements of work methods along with the deliverables of the project. I recorded the ideas and concepts of similar projects. Also, I was accountable for managing the project for assuring appropriate strategies were deployed to prevent delays and cost overruns in the project.
During my working period at Boeing Defence Australia, I was responsible for working with Air5077 Phase 5A Release 2 Upgrade, Air5333 Vigilare Refresh Program, and – Air7000 P-8A Aircrew Training Devices. I carried out the preventative and corrective maintenance on multiple aircrew training devices, writing new workplace procedures, and running and assessing initial and recurrent qualification test guides. Also, I was accountable for observing and participating in VRP Site Acceptance Testing, Verification Readiness Review meeting, DOORS, and Enterprise Architect famil. I developed the Developing Test Information Sheets (TIS) and Inspection & Analysis Planning Sheets (IAP) to accomplish Release 2 verification activities.
While working on the projects of commissioning and inspection of the aircraft, I always tried to maintain the operation of aviation for making it sustainable. For this purpose, I noted down the major areas where the issues were more prominent which were:
After noting down the areas where the primary focus was to be provided, I suggested using the renewable energy such as Brassica carinata, vegetable oils, camelina, etc. as an aviation fuel were able to maintain the sustainability of the fuel sources for aircraft. Also during the execution of the project, I made sure that the hazards on the environment due to the aviation were minimum. For this, I always certified the procedure of operation of the aircraft and incorporated them during the operation on a daily basis. I suggested preparing the flight procedures according to the inspection results based on the capability of suitable operators and manufacturers. Also, I always considered the proposals within the criteria of the entire trajectory of the aircraft and the other flight’s trajectory. From the early stage of the project, I consulted with the stakeholders and also provided them with information regarding the major areas of the aircraft affecting the environment. I always avoided the disproportionate, adverse, or unacceptable tradeoffs to the possible extent and kept the safety of workers during the operation and maintenance of the aircraft on the top priority. For performing the tasks of inspection and testing, I always assured that appropriate tools, assumptions, methods, and data were implemented. Also, during the inspection of structures and structures element of the aircraft, I intended to follow the ICS 49.045 standard. Also, I attended the 2015 Australian Society for Defense Engineering Conference in Canberra and provided the presentation based on the several techniques that could be used for the development of a safe and sustainable solution for the aircraft.
Also, during my tenure at the Boeing Defense Australia from April 2018 to May 2019 on Air7000 P-8A Aircrew Training Devices. Here, I worked as a Training Device Technician and performed the preventative and corrective maintenance on multiple aircrew training devices. I wrote new workplace procedures and performed the running and assessing initial and recurrent qualification test guides. Before initiating the works of the project, I performed a detailed study of the risk registers prepared during the stage of planning of the project. Here, I observed some of the major areas of the risks such as lack of involvement of the probable issues, lack of specific risk assessment for the case of improper specifications, etc. I recorded these missing details in the registers comprised of risks could lead to the confusions during the case handling at the time of the commissioning stage. Hence, I organized the discussions sessions with the project manager and provided the necessary changes that could be comprised of the risk register.