Career

Simons Career History

Simon Wells is an ambitious electronics engineer, based in West Sussex, in the South of England.
He holds proffesional qualifications such as City & Guilds Level 2 & 3 in Electronics Servicing as well as ONC and HNC in Electronic Engineering.

Through his employment with companies such as Eurotherm, BOC Edwards, JEOL and Adaptsys Ltd, he has been able to gain a wide variety of industry and business experiences across a variety of electronics industries.

His carrer started in the last 90’s working for a local electronics manufacturer called ETI Ltd and saw him progress on an apprentership from a PCB assembler to being responsible for the dailing running of the repair centre.

After a brief spell working in the construction industry, Simon moved back into electronics thanks to the sharp eye of Eurotherm Process Automation.  Here he started out as an ATE Operator on the evening shift and his ambition was soon noticed and he recieved another apprentiship, gaining his ONC & HNC.  Further promotion came seeing him moved into the Service Centre as a repair technician fault finding and repairing electronics down to component level.

An unfortunately bad timed company buy out soon saw Simon leave to avoid impending redundacnies, which again worked in his favour.  This time Simon was taken on by BOC Edwards to start up an electroincs repair centre at their Crawley HQ for their Semiconductor equipment.  With this position, Simon got his first taste of clean rooms and working overseas when he was sent to the Japanese parent company to obtain essential product research.

Unfortunatley, again, the timing was wrong and the Semiconductor market started to collapse.  With reduncies on the cards again, another move loomed.
This time, Simon moved to Japanese company JEOL (Japanese Electron Optics Laboratories), based in UK and was appointed as Electron Beam Lithography Engineer.  This position threw Simon right in at the deep end, many new skills were needed such as carry out installations and commisioning of multi million dollar pieces of equipment, four years into this position, the company finally decided official training was now due, back to Tokyo, somewhere which Simon considers as a place he could live.

His customer base was also a little unorthodox, 1 in Irleand, 1 in Southampton, 1 in Saudi Arabia and 1 in Israel.  All of these customers relationships started off with equipment installations, typically lasting in excess of 6 months with extend periods away from home.  However, more time away from home, daily commutes to Hertfordshire, some 3 hours away and a growing family which was being missed, forced him to reluctantly reconsider his position.


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