CURRICULUM VITAE NAME: - GRAHAM MELIA ADDRESS: - 4 SHELLY CLOSE COPPULL NR. CHORLEY PR7 5BL D.O.B: - 1-2-1960 DRIVING LICENCE: - FULL UK SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES ATTENDED QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED ST BEDE’S RC HIGH SCHOOL ORMSKIRK CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION ENGINEERING WORKSHOP: - 1 ENGLISH: - 1 ENGINEERING SCIENCE: - 2 ENGLISH LITRATURE: - 3 GEOMETRICAL AND ENGINEERING DRAWING: - 3 MATHEMATICS: - 4 ART AND DESIGN: - 5 NB: GRADE 1 IS EQUIVALENT TO GCE ‘O’ LEVEL PASS ROYAL AIRFORCE SCHOOL OF TECHNICAL TRAINING. OCT 1976 TO APR 1977. AIRCRAFT MECHANICS AIRFRAME COURSE: PASSED. TRADE QUALIFICATION: AIRCRAFT MECHANIC. ROYAL AIR FORCE FLIGHT LINE MECHANICS SCHOOL 1978 SUBJECT PASSED: HAWK TMK1 AIRCRAFT MECHANICS COURSE GMELIA– CURRICULUM VITAE ROYAL AIRFORCE EDUCATION COLLEGE: 1980 RAF EDUCATION TEST PART 1 SUBJECTS PASSED: MATHEMATICS : ENGLISH LANGUAGE WIGAN COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY: SEPT 1992– JUNE 1993 CITY AND GUILDS COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING LEVEL III 2300/03 NC/CNC MACHINE SETTING AND OPERATING RESULTS: - ASSIGNMENTS: DISTINCTION : - WRITTEN EXAM: PASS SEPT 1993– JUNE 1994 2300/04 NC/CNC PART PROGRAMMING RESULTS: PROJECT: DISTINCTION WRITTEN EXAM: CREDIT LEYLAND COLLEGE ADULT EDUCATION SEPT 1999-FEB 2000 NCFE CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY UNITS OF COMPETENCE 1: FOLLOW HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES 2: DISMANTLE AND CONNECT A COMPUTER SYSTEM 3: INSTALL AND/OR REPLACE COMPUTER HARDWARE 4: INSTALL/UPGRADE COMPUTER SOFTWARE 5: MAINTAIN A COMPUTER SYSTEM 6: CONNECT AND CONFIGURE A COMPUTER NETWORK LEYLAND BUSINESS CENTRE TEACHER TRAINING SEPT 2000– JAN 2001 CITY AND GUILDS 7307 FURTHER AND ADULT EDUCATION TEACHERS CERTIFICATE STAGE ONE PASSED JAN 2000 GMELIA– CURRICULUM VITAE LEYLAND BUSINESS CENTRE TEACHER TRAINING JAN 2001-SEPT 2001 CITY AND GUILDS 7307 FURTHER AND ADULT EDUCATION TEACHERS CERTIFICATE STAGE TWO PASSED SEPT 2001 ONLINE ADAPTIVE SKILLS TESTS BRAINBENCH CENTRE OCT 2001 MICROSOFT WINDOWS 95 ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE PASSED 17/10/01 COMPUTER TECHNICAL SUPPORT CERTIFICATE PASSED 17/10/01 COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS ( WINDOWS 95/98) CERTIFICATE PASSED 19/10/01 PREVIOUS WORK (ROYAL AIR FORCE) 19th OCT 1976 TO 16th MAY 1981 My work in the royal air force consisted of servicing, repair and maintenance of aircraft both fixed & rotary wing. I was initially trained as an airframe mechanic and served at units both within the United Kingdom & overseas. My experience gained by the time I left the service gave me a good engineering background for any future employment. Please find attached a resume of my trade experience. THE DEFENCE FORCES 17th AUG 1981 TO 21st OCT 1985 Due to matrimonial circumstances I moved to Ireland, were I took up employment as an aircraft mechanic in 1981. I gained further experience and went on to become an aircraft technician in 1982. This employment gave me an even greater background in engineering. In 1983 I took the opportunity to do a Search & Rescue Helicopter Crewman’s Course. This course gave a great deal of confidence & tested my ability to the full and taught me to act well when under pressure and to adapt and diversify to different situations. Combining both faculty’s as an aircraft technician & Search & Rescue crewman gave me many challenges & furthered my experience as an engineer & in dealing with people in difficult situations DEC 1985 TO JULY 1987 R.C.O. SECURITIES Due to a change in circumstances in 1985 I came back to live in England, unable to obtain employment in engineering initially I took the opportunity to use my previous forces training to secure employment as a security officer on industrial sites, within six months of taking the job I was promoted to sergeant in charge of six security officers and responsible for the running of security of a large factory. This employment gave me an opportunity to exercise some leadership skills and to be very diplomatic in difficult situations. While working for R.C.O. securities I attended a security course & a St John Ambulance First aid course. JULY 1987 TO SEPT 1994 ERLSON ENGINEERING Unable to secure employment back in the aircraft industry and its uncertain future made me decide to diversify into a different field of engineering and in 1987 I was able to secure employment as a machine operator at erlson engineering making primarily journal & thrust bearings for installation into turbo-chargers for the motor industry and other components associated with turbo-chargers & hydraulics. I have had experience on flat bed centre lathes, power presses, bench drills Kummer cam controlled lathes working to very fine tolerances as close as .0001’’ of a thou . After some two years I went on to become more involved in the setting as well as the operating, this has broadened my experience. I went on to work lathes connected to robotics. I am familiar with statistical process control and its application in production engineering. I have had experience as a quality controller covering 12 or more machines at one time for 1st off checks and inspection patrols. I have set and run vertical and horizontal honing machines and a variety of grinding machines, all in all 5yrs experience on conventional machinery. After this time period I decided to diversify into computer numerically controlled machine technology. I had 2 yr. experience on C. N. C. machines at erlson’s, bar fed turning centres, C .N .C lathes, machining centres working to very fine tolerances performing tool changes & the boring out of soft jaws & set-ups on job changeovers, keeping statistical process documentation, quality control of my own work. I have run a C. N. C. cell consisting of two or more machines, responsible for everyday checks & minor maintenance I.e. coolant, oils filters etc., the keeping of documentation i.e. Tooling sheets, tool path drawings, listed programmes, suitable speeds & feeds etc. This year in particular has seen me more involved in setting & qualifying tools i.e. Slob drills, reamers, end mills boring tools internal & external facing & turning tools. I am presently back on one C N C lathe which I set components. Again this is all precision engineering which I enjoy. In order to back up this experience I have felt it nessacary to obtain some formal qualification. Running parallel with my work experience I have attended the City & Guilds 230 courses NC/CNC setting & operating & part programming. Both courses have given me a valuable background, insights & knowledge into my work and have helped me to progress with confidence. I will be continuing my progress & attending this years City & Guilds Advanced Part Programming. I have self financed all these courses. WEBSTER DRIVES, ROTOCOL LTD. SEPT 1994 TO FEB 1995 During my brief time at Rotocol, I was appointed as a setter operator on Moriseki C N C turning centres making various components including drive-shafts, gears, bullpinions, compressor body’s and housing cases working in a variety of materials such as steel, cast iron, plastics brass and bronze. GEM COMPUTERS 1995 TO PRESENT DAY Following redundancy in Feb 1995 some six months later I decided to start my own company. Having had a big interest in computers since the mid eighties and having spent some time working with them in my various jobs and building my own systems as a hobby and an interest I decided that my future lay in this direction. Gem Computers formed in late 1995 consists of myself as salesman and builder and trouble-shooter for various kinds of systems. My job entails me buying in computer components and assembling and testing and configuring complete systems, stand alone systems and network systems. I make recommendations to customers and sell them systems built to their requirements. I offer aftersales service and repair and troubleshooting services. I am familiar with and have installed, configured and trouble shooted the following hardware and software operating systems: HARDWARE: Processors: - Intel 286’S, 386’S, 486’S Pentium 60’s to 180mhz Pentium MMX’S 166-233MHZ, Pentium II’s 233 to 366mhz. Pentium III’S 366mhz including celerons to 1000mhz Pentium 4’s 1000mhz to 1.2ghz AMD’S from early 486’s through to the present Athlon Processors, IBM’s Cyrix Chips. Memory: All types and sizes from EDO FPM SDRAM AND RIMM. A Range of motherboards, video cards, modems, sound cards, I/o boards, network cards, CD-ROM drives, DVD-ROM, drives, multimedia systems , hard drives, floppy drives, cdwriters, PERHIFERAL HARDWARE: Printers All types laser, bubble jet, ink jet dot matrix. Scanners, Digital cameras, sound systems speakers, keyboards. Pointing devices, zip drives, jaz drives, tape drives, projectors, monitors, cooling systems. Computer satellite systems Casing: towers, mini towers, and desktops, network systems including raid set-ups SCSI systems and components. G. MELIA– CURRICULUM VITAE SOFTWARE: OPERATING SYSTEMS: MSDOS From versions 3.2 to 7.0 DRDOS From versions 3 to 7.1 MICROSOFT WINDOWS 3.0, 3.1, 3.11, 3.11 Winows For Work Groups. WINDOWS 95 VER A & B WINDOWS 95 OSR2, WINDOWS 98 AND 2NED WINDOWS NT 3.51&4.0 WORKSTATION WINDOWS NT SERVER 4.0 WINDOWS 2000 PRO & SERVER WINDOWS MILLENIUM WINDOWS WHISTLER LINUX red hat, suse, mandrake, Have also been involved as a beta tester for the above operating systems SOFTWARE: OFFICE PACKAGES: Microsoft Office 95, 97, 2000. (Including Word, Excel, Access, Power Point Lotus Smart Suite 97, 98, Sun Systems Star Office 5.0, 5.1 DESKTOP PUBLISHING: Microsoft Publisher 95, 97, 98, 2000. San Serif Draw WEB DESIGN: Hot Metal pro, Front-Page Express etc. H.T.M.L Editors DIAGNOSTIC: NUTS & BOLTS, NORTON UTILITIES First Aid 95, 97, 98, 2000 Norton Internet Security ANTI VIRUS: Macafee All versions, DR Solomon’s Anti-Virus, Norton Anti Virus. Sophos Anti-Virus MULTIMEDIA: Easy CD Creator 4, Paint Shop Pro all vers Win On CD, Adobe Photoshop ver 4 to 6 Cubase VST, Wavelab, Cakewalk Pro, Cool Edit Pro, Mixman Studio Winamp MP3 Editors of All Versions. Music Match Video Editing Software Mgi Photo Suite CAD: Auto Sketch 5, AutoCad ver 3 to 9 PROGRAMING: Borland C+, C++, Visual Basic All Vers These are just some of the software packages I am familiar and conversant with G. MELIA– CURRICULUM VITAE PRESTON PRISON EDUCATION DEPT Currently teaching part time at Preston Prison in the IT DEPT. I am teaching inmates the basics of information technology Subjects Taught: RSA CLAIT & IBT II The teaching has run concurrent with my City & guilds 7307 Stage 2 Teaching Certificate, which was completed in Sept this year I have completed 500 +hrs paid teaching and this is ongoing It is my intention to continue on with training. I have now bridged over to the Certificate of Education. I have recently gained further I T qualifications as part of my personal development It is my intention to continue working within the penal system helping to reform inmates and equipping them with the necessary skills to rehabilitate on the outside. I would also like to branch to other educational establishments and further my experience in teaching elsewhere.