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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:06-03-2009
     Last Modified:12-03-2009 (08:53)
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     Current job:Aircraft Mechanic (A&P Mechanic)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:
     Industry:Satellite Operators, Launch Systems
     KeywordsLaunch vehicle operations; payload operations; rocket and missile launch systems; aircraft maintenance
    CV

    OBJECTIVE

    Seeking a position in aviation/aerospace that requires knowledge of and interaction with technical systems and processes.


    PROFILE

    Team player willing to share knowledge and information with team members. Interact with governmental agencies, privately owned businesses and individuals. Space launch vehicle experience including ground systems, launch systems and payload operations.  Computer skills.


    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    AirScan, Inc, Titusville, FL 12/2007 – present        A & P Mechanic

    • Inspect and repair single and twin engine aircraft

    • Extensive refurbishment of general aviation airplanes

    • Mideast deployment - aircraft maintenance.


    Lockheed Martin Information Systems, WSMR, NM 10/2005 – 09/2007

    Systems Test Engineer, Staff

    • Lead engineer groups performing ground testing and launching of THAAD missile.

    • Perform technical planning and procedure development using Microsoft Word, Power Point & Excel

    • Write & perform operations orders - interface with segment engineering to ensure that all issues are raised in a timely manner.

    • Knowledge of Change Request processes to program procedures and documents

    • Understanding of configuration control processes

    • Generate and submit Purchase Requests and Requests-to-Ship documents

    • Coordinate with Quality Assurance, Planning/Scheduling, Logistics, Facilities, Safety and Security departments as well as other Engineers as to daily activities.

    • Act as spokesperson during daily morning schedule meetings.

    • Develop program scheduling/coordinate with range for support

    • Perform THAAD launcher canister (mass simulator and live missile) and GTU (Ground Test Unit) crane operations, missile transport vehicle transfers and support test procedures.

    • Provide Job Instructions (Operations Orders) and assist launch pad team with post launch activities-HEMTT & launcher inspection and launch pad debris field documentation.

    • Familiar with mechanical and electrical drawings

    • Several business trips to PMRF (Pacific Missile Range Facility) Kauai, Hawaii and Sunnyvale, CA for THAAD program support.


    Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, CCAFS, FL 02/1991 - 08/2005

    Atlas Launch Operations Mechanic – Complex 36, CCAFS

    • Atlas launch vehicle lead mechanic assigned to Payload Operations

    • Clean Room operations, contamination control and foreign object elimination

    • Crane operator for bridge, monorail, and jib cranes

    • Heavy equipment operator, forklift & scissor lift platforms

    • Safe inspection principles for rigging slings, shackles, turnbuckles and hoists

    • Atlas/Centaur launch vehicle booster and second stage Centaur erection at launch pad, including payload (satellite processing at AstroTech in Titusville, FL) through launch

    • Transport satellite within launch vehicle fairing from processing facility to launch site.

    • Ordnance handling, installation and documentation

    • Performed testing & maintenance including component removal, repair & reinstallation or component replacement on launch vehicle engines – MA-5, RD-180, RL10.

    • Hydra set operator including conducting safe inspection principles for rigging slings, shackles, turnbuckles, hoists and pallet jacks

    • Perform GSE proof load tests

    • Familiar with mechanical and electrical drawings

    • Demonstrated knowledge in all company safety regulations, aerospace fuel systems and company policies and procedures.

    • Various trips to Vandenberg AFB, CA to assist in Atlas launch vehicle and ground support equipment preparations including payload operations.


    McDonnell Douglas Space Systems, (Currently Boeing) 4/1989 – 2/1991

    Delta Launch Mechanic – Complex 17, CCAFS

    • Launch Mechanic assigned to Delta launch pad

    • Heavy equipment operator; gas & diesel forklifts up to 25k & articulating and scissor lift platforms

    • Hydra set operator including conducting safe inspection principles for rigging slings, shackles, turnbuckles, hoists and pallet jacks

    • Performed procedures for Delta Launch Vehicle first stage Booster erection at launch pad, second stage erection, payload (satellite) launch pad erection and solid motor launch pad erection and alignment.

    • Familiar with mechanical and electrical drawings

    • Demonstrated knowledge of all company safety regulations, aerospace fuel systems and company policies and procedures.


    EDUCATION

    • Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical Technology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

    • Associate of Science, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN


    TRAINING

    • Hazardous Communications and waste management training

    • Explosive Safety training

    • Electrical bonding & grounding (ESD) awareness training

    • Foreign Object Elimination training

    • Connector mate and demate training

    • Personal protection equipment training

    • Crane and Heavy equipment training


    CERTIFICATION & LICENSE

    • FAA Airframe & Power plant Mechanic's License

    • Currently possess Secret Clearance with eligibility to Top Secret.

    • SCAPE Certified

    • Pressure Systems Certification


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