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GEOFF TUCKER

CAD Design Draughtsman


Flat 14, Witley
387 Sandbanks Road
Poole
Dorset
BH14 8HR
Mobile Tel: 07809 408774
e-mail:geofftucker64@gmail.com
Profile
I am a highly professional, innovative and pro-active CAD Designer, using many years of
experience dealing with a wide range of projects to my full advantage.
Due to a well organised and positive approach to problem solving, I am accustomed to
meeting, and often exceeding, tight schedules in a pressurised environment,.
My self-motivation, conscientious and hard working ethos together with my good
interpersonal and communication skills allow me to work well with others to achieve success
within my team.
Key Skills
The ability to deliver innovative design and development solutions to aesthetic,
ergonomic, mechanical and structural problems.
Extensive up to date working knowledge of Unigraphics, Teamcenter and a
selection of other CAD systems, along with good standards of competency in a
range of other applications including AutoCAD, Avante MRP, Chess MRP,
Microsoft Word, Access and Excel.
Familiar with modern materials, manufacturing methods and fastening systems
within a marine environment.
I have the ability and motivation to quickly learn new skills as required by the
business.
Career Summary
Sept 2014-Present JOBSEEKING
I left my job at Princess Yachts due to relocation to Poole following my wifes
recent promotion and I am currently seeking employment.
Since relocating, I have been busy with the interior design and furnishing of our
new home using CAD software to model rooms and furniture.
2004-Sept 2014 PRINCESS YACHTS DESIGN DRAUGHTSMAN
Using Lean practice to confidently deliver projects within budget and time
constraints and achieve a right first time product.
Along with my design role, I held a Lead CAD position, giving me responsibility
for overseeing and motivating a design team and managing various aspects of the
project.
My responsibilities included design of new products and liaison with the shop
floor staff to achieve workable and practical product solutions.
I was a driving force in the CAD Steering Group, bringing forward and
implementing new ideas and solutions on a regular basis.



1994-2004 AIRCRAFT MATERIALS DRAUGHTSMAN
Design and project management of many successful Military and Civil projects
bringing significantly lower manufacturing costs and reduced build times achieved
through value engineering exercises carried out on a number of products
Sole responsibility for design support and liaison with the production facility.
Sole responsibility for the administration and daily management of the CAD
systems, together with setting up and management of the design office procedures.
1991-1994 FLS LOVAUX DESIGN CONSULTANT
Design work carried out on Optica aircraft, achieving substantial weight
reductions and lower build costs.
Various MOD contracts completed on rotary and fixed wing aircraft.
Liaison with production and tooling departments.
1991 BROOKLANDS AEROSPACE DESIGNER
Structural redesign of Optica aircraft leading to successful CAA Certification.
Design of parts in both glass fibre and metal.
Liaison with production and tooling departments.
1999-1990 AEROSPACE CONSTRUCTION/NB YACHTS DESIGNER
Research, development and manufacture of structures for Airship Industries using
advanced composites techniques leading to an industry first application.
I attended a series of courses in composite design and manufacture.
Design of fittings and fixtures for various yacht projects.
1986-1988 TRAGO AIRCRAFT DRAUGHTSMAN
Productionising of the prototype SAH 1 aircraft.
Value engineering and weight saving exercises undertaken.
Maintenance of company aircraft, including annual inspection.
Acted as chase-pilot for many flight tests and flight observer on others.
Design and manufacture of tooling, sheet metal and machined components.
Education
SOUTHWAY COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL, Plymouth, Devon.
O-Levels in Mathematics, English, Physics, Technical Drawing and Engineering Drawing.
PLYMOUTH COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION
NCC Certificate in Data Processing, BTEC National Diploma in Computer Programming.
JOB RELATED TRAINING
I have been on various training courses and hold certificates for Unigraphics, Solid Edge,
AutoCAD, AutoCAD Inventor and Microsoft Access
Personal Details
Date of Birth. ............. 20
th
February 1964
Marital Status. ............ Married for 23 years
Health......................... Excellent
Hobbies. ..................... Photography, Physics, Reading, Music and Hi-Fi.
References available upon request.