Summary of Mike Walton's Working Experience
Sue, my wife since 1968, and I live in Acton, a small town of 7500, about 60 km west of Toronto. We have two grown children, one of each, and a grandson. Sue is sandgrown (= born in St Annes) and her father Harry Standfield used to work at Warton.
My prime hobby is railway modelling: OO gauge in the basement and G gauge in the garden.
Post Bombardier - 1960 to 1972
BAC Warton, Aircraft Division - Engineering Apprentice - 5 years
Canberra, Lightning, TSR2, Tornado, Concord and Jaguar.
Production Shops (Preston)
Apprentice Training School
Ground Training School
BAC Guided Weapons Division, Stevenage (based at Warton) - 5 years
Rapier, Swingfire, Space re-entry vehicles etc.
Mach 6 Wind Tunnel - Wind Tunnel Engineer
McDonnell Douglas Aircraft, Malton - 3 years
DC-9 and DC-10.
Bombardier (deHavilland) 1972 to date
Structural Test - Test Engineer, Senior Test, Group Leader - 15 years
All products, all aspects of structural testing.
Engineering Operations - Group Leader, Supervisor - 5 years
Implementation of various Engineering business systems (DSWR, CIS & CAWDS).
Supervised Estimators and WBS creation
Engineering Computing Focal.
Chaired Eng. Computing and Business Systems Requirements Teams.
Structural Design - Group Leader - 2.5 years
Learjet M45, Global Express, Ser 400
Design Build Team & Mock-up Team Leader, Office Administration.
Systems Test - Chief - 2.5 years
Global Express ISTR
Series 400 Iron Bird
Toronto BEXGT BES Focal
Experimental Ground Test - Six Sigma Agent - 3 years
Project to Introduce Drawing Quality Measurement System
Project to Improve Drawing Views and Sections
Design for Six Sigma / Design for Manufacturability – 4 Projects
Milling Machine Cutter Utilisation Project – with Operations
Functional Test Procedures –with Methods and Eng. Systems - 5 Projects
BEXGT Six Sigma Steering Committee Member