Tim Oxtoby CV

 

Address: The Old Smithy, Leighton, Shrewsbury, SY5 6RN
Mobile: 07973 700068 Telephone: 01952 510264
Email: info@timoxtoby.co.uk Website: timoxtoby.co.uk
Driving Licence: Full UK


Profile

Dedicated and results orientated Specialist Engineer, with 20 years experience operating internationally in the field of motion control systems. Analysing and resolving productivity issues reducing costs and improving productivity for customers around the world Providing exceptionally high levels of strategic insight and direction to partners, colleagues and multi-skilled teams; solving problems, making quick decisions and proactively delivering a tailored service to meet the needs of individual clients.


Selection of Achievements

  • Successfully sold my own specialist engineering company (Machinery Control Systems), and provided three years technical advice and support, to Gefran, a major European business
  • Key player in the formation and growth of a successful company, employing six people and with an Annual Turnover of £650,000 (MCS)
  • Secured and maintained numerous clients including: Glaxo, Welcome, Cadburys, Jaguar, TKM, Westland Helicopters, Atomic Energy Authority, Airsborough and Diamond Light Source, UK’s national synchrotron science facility (MCS)


Career History


DEC 2009 – DEC 2011 TECHNICAL ADVISER – GEFRAN (Incorporating Machinery Control Systems)

  • Advising on the company’s full range of automation equipment and technologies for the UK market whilst driving customer specific projects
  • Meeting with customers and in-house teams across both the UK and Europe
  • Supporting the sales team by developing and implementing innovative technical solutions for individual customers
  • Steering development processes and delivering effective, robust and cost effective systems to meet customer productivity objectives
  • Planning, executing and finalising each project in accordance with business goals and customer budget
  • Analysing and defining project scope, goals and deliverables and producing action plans
  • Evaluating supplier designs to ensure compliance with customer specification requirements
  • Producing specifications, calculating costs; resolving any design and test issues
  • Meeting with all stakeholders, engineering and application teams to ensure accurate integration of adapted technologies and equipment


1998 – 2009 COMPANY DIRECTOR MACHINERY CONTROL SYSTEMS (MCS)

  • Planning, developing and leading the completion of industrial control system modification projects within defined customer budgets
  • Completing various packaging, textile, food processing, car manufacturing and government projects
  • Meeting with customers, identifying requirements and securing orders
  • Analysing processes, system requirements and programming software changes
  • Collaborating with a team of engineers in specifying and testing systems, overseeing the modification of designs and producing costs
  • Maintaining communication pipelines and providing ongoing customer support and training
  • Growing a large customer base through networking, recommendation and marketing
  • Responding promptly to customer enquiries, identifying needs and sales opportunities
  • Establishing long-term relationships and building trust, gaining numerous referrals and building a highly lucrative client base
  • Developing effective business development strategies to meet profit goals


1996 – 1998 SOFTWARE PROGRAMMER – VARIOUS SUB CONTRACTS

  • Developing technical solutions, performing software systems analysis, conducting tests and evaluation for various company’s

 

1994 – JAN 1996 COMMISSIONING ENGINEER – ATLAS TITAN / BOBST GROUP

  • Installing and commissioning plastic slitting and winding plant and equipment around the world often overcoming language barriers and managing difficulties in often extreme environments
  • Developing initiatives to overcome situations such as lack of electricity and incomplete buildings


1992 – 1994 APPLICATION ENGINEER – TRIO MOTION TECHNOLOGY

  • Specifying equipment requirements, providing comprehensive technical and application support and managing integration within the customer’s environment.


Memberships, Training & Education

Chartered Engineer and Member of Institute of Electrical Engineers

European Machinery Directive Trained
Drive and Automation Trained
COSHH
Health and Safety
16th and 17th Edition

B Eng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering Southbank Poly University 1988 – 1992
BTEC, ONC and City & Guilds
A-Levels: Physics and Maths Shrewsbury College of Art and Technology

Hobbies and Interests
I am a keen motorcycle enthusiast and enjoy restoring and riding them. I have built my own 5-bed house to a grand design style, utilising green energy solutions such as a ground source heating
system. I have also developed and fitted a domestic automation system which optimises energy usages throughout the house with a total energy bill of under £100 a month.


References available on request

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