Steve Caira - CV & Portfolio
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Technology focused all-rounder who has undertaken tech-based engineering roles for over 20 years. I have experience in the complete design & manufacturing pathway from low-level design and 3D CAD / CAM design to production, sales, and marketing.
Currently engaged in the design and manufacture of healthcare furniture and reception desks, mostly within the NHS. Taking the lead from architects, construction companies or customers directly I use CAD and CAM (Sketchup, Cabinet Vision, AutoCad) software to iterate 2D and 3D designs and find the ideal solutions. We then manufacture in-house from my drawings and data. As well as design, I estimate, quote, and manage projects. In addition, I supervise our NHS Supply Chain relationship. I also have significant responsibility for company branding, marketing and IT and information systems. I also design consumer furniture and kitchen worktops for their sister company Finch & Wolf.
OWNER AT CREATIVEMULE
Media design and technology services | 2004-2018
Continued my own business full-time, providing media design and technology solutions to other businesses and individuals. Mostly branding, marketing and web design, it also included IT support. Very experienced with CS suite; Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
IT ENGINEER | PRODUCTION ENGINEER | QA ENGINEER AT EMS
Design and manufacture of wire-free fire and security products | 1999-2014
Various roles over a 15-year period. Started as a Production engineer at EMS’s high tech manufacturing facility with automated machinery and skilled manual workforce. I initiated a visual work instruction program, increasing worker knowledge and productivity. Moved on to QA where I supervised the company design modification and concession systems, CAD drawing (Solid Edge) and ISO / BS / EN policies and compliance.
Then followed 6 years as an IT engineer. Experienced on Windows (Server 2003/8 and desktop XP/7/8/10) and Linux (Centos / Redhat, Ubuntu / Debian) servers in a physical and virtual environment, achieving a high level of uptime. All kinds of IT undertaken; networks, firewalls & security, databases, Group Policy, AD, DNS, hardware, and software. Provided in-house user training including educational videos. Designed and controlled the company website. ITIL V3 trained.
DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCATION - IT & PHYSICS
OPEN UNIVERSITY - JUNE 2021
ONC ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING
CANTERBURY COLLEGE - 2004
NVQ3 PRODUCTION ENGINEERING
CANTERBURY COLLEGE - 2003
NVQ2 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
THANET TECHNICAL COLLEGE - 1998
VERO CABINET VISION TRAINED
CORIAN FABRICATION CERTIFICATED
SOLID EDGE FUNDAMENTALS
3d Modelling and renders
I created this model and render specifically for this portfolio as a way of showcasing my 3D CAD building skill set. I have drawn much of the set up myself in Sketchup. I have added a sprinkle of 3rd party models to enhance realism and rendered in 4k using the Enscape render engine.
HOSPITAL Staff Base
A great example of the design process from drawing to manufactured desk in-place.
Drawn in Sketchup and rendered in Enscape. After customer sign-off, drawing was exported into DWF to allow MDF/MFC framework to be cut. Desk fascias are Egger H3760 'White Elm' with white solid surface worktops.