Nigel Tuck - Electronic Technical Producer

Technical at Voltsys

Nationality

British

Current location

Ireland

Work category

Other

Education

Certificate

Profile Activity

I have nearly twenty years experience in both permanent and temporary exhibitions in Europe and USA.
The projects that I have been involved with include control of audio visual equipment, lighting, electromechanical, pneumatics and hydraulics.
I have experience in using a range of embedded control products, Mitsubishi PLCs and AMX.
Throughout my career, PCs have been an essential tool, using both MS Windows and Linux.

Having joined Voltsys in 2013, I am now involved in control applications of a different nature working primarily with wind turbine systems.

After 18 months with Voltsys, the reduction in demand for wind renewables has resulted in being made redundant in December '14.

I will be seeking full or contract employment in the new year.

Nigel Tuck's Professional Experience

2013 - Present

Voltsys - Technical

At Voltsys, I am a member of a team producing custom control systems for use mainly with wind turbines, but also for solar and hydro applications.
We also supply and provide technical support for wind and solar inverters.

Key Skills
PCB Design prototyping Technical Support
2012 - 2013

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2012 November - Enrolled in a CompTIA A+ Course

2013 March - Course Completed

2006 - 2012

House Renovation

During this period, we decided to move to Ireland.

The past few years have been spent renovating a large farmhouse in West Cork.

1992 - 2006

Imagination - Technical Producer

At Imagination, I was part of a small team which was responsible for the technical aspects of events produced by the company.

This ranged from simple audio visual displays to fully automated show control involving AV, lighting, electromechanical, pneumatic and water.

Other aspects included -
service and preparation of equipment ready to send out to events
on-site installation and removal
purchasing
managing contractors

During my employment, I attended the following courses -
AMX programming
Crestron Systems
PAT Testing
Fork lift operation

Key Skills
AV electromechanical electronic exhibitions programming Prototype Purchasing Technical Support Wiring
1991 - 1992

Touch - Technical Producer

Touch was a small exhibition production company.

My role was to produce control systems for the audio visual elements of the exhibits.

Where possible, off the shelf products were used, which we would program in-house. Otherwise, we used our own control system based upon an 8 bit embedded control card.

Key Skills
embedded control programming PCB Design technical procurement
1987 - 1991

Natural History Museum - Senior Scientific Officer

During my employment at the museum, I started working in the "Special Effects" department. We were responsible for the production of interactive displays for the museum's new exhibitions and also the maintenance of the existing displays.
At this time, all the new exhibitions were designed and fabricated in-house.
After three years, the department was split into gallery maintenance teams and I was promoted to head a new section which provided overall technical support.

Key Skills
embedded control programming fault finding pcd design Technical Support
1983 - 1987

DGDQA - Apprentice

Four year electronics apprenticeship during which I also attended Bromley College of Technology

Year 1 mainly mechanical training on hand tools, drilling, turning, milling and grinding. Also sheet metal fabrication, bending, cutting and welding.
The remaining time was in electronic construction - wiring and soldering.

Year 2 was electronic construction of set projects from resistor boxes to a 1 channel oscilloscope.

In Year 3 we had to come up with our own projects - my project was an XY plotter using a 2 axis manual platform which I motorised and was controlled by a BBC Model B computer.

I spent the final year working externally. A calibration laboratory, fault finding and repair in a hospital, new projects for a university lecturer and maintenance at the NHM

Key Skills
construction electronics fabrication Mechanical Metal fabrication welding

Nigel Tuck's Education and Qualifications

1987

Certificate - HNC Electronic Engineering

Bromley College of Technology

This course was taken as part of a four year apprenticeship.

1985

Certificate - Electronic Engineering

Bromley College of Technology

Nigel Tuck's Additional Information

Interests

Home Automation - it's an ongoing project of mine. It started out as a simple distribution of tv and satellite signals and has grown to include lighting control and information from the heating and solar hot water systems.

Building gadgets and playing with new products.

All things motorcycles.