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.

      Loft

      Production Shops (Preston)

      Apprentice Training School

      Ground Training School

      Ground Test

      Flight Test

      Wind Tunnels

      Weights

      Design Office

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.

      Liaison Engineer.

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