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     Date Submitted:29-12-2009
     Last Modified:29-12-2009 (04:53)
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     Current job:Mechanical Designer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsMechanical designer and or checker for all of antenna products for satelite manufactureing and assembly
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                                                              SUMMARY
     Over 40 years experience in the design, checking and detail of mechanical and electro-mechanical devices for commercial and military applications. Including 23 years in the design of antenna systems and hardware for satellite assemblies and 10 years in the design of RF housings and Printed Circuit Boards. Designs included:
     
    Feed Horns         Diplexers       Beam Forming Networks        Reflectors         Waveguide
    Composite Tower Structures    Aluminum Die Castings    Aluminum Investment Castings
    RF Printed Circuit Boards        Analog & Digital Printed Circuit Boards
     
    COMPUTER EXPERIENCE
    7 Years  = Prime Medusa Cad Software on a Prime Medusa Workstation.
    14 Years = SDRC IDEAS Version 12 Software on a HP Terminal using UNIX
    2 Years   = Pro-E Wildfire Mechanical 3D modeling with Interlink on a Dell Computer
    7 Years   = Windows 2003, and Windows XP on a IBM and Dell Computer
     Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, MS Scheduler, Visio, MS Project)
     11 Years    = PDM System (Parts Lists and releasable documents)
     
                                                  Professional Experience
     
    Harris Corporation- Melbourne, Fl                  2007 – 2009
     
     Designer and Design / Drafting Checker,
     Designed and Detailed vibration fixtures for multiple programs, consisting of
    Welded and machined assemblies and restraints for reflectors. Checked other Designer Drawings for form, fit and function, ASME Y.14 and MIL-STD-100.
    Coordinated with procurement for the purchase of parts and hardware. Interfaced with Machine Shops in the manufacturing process. All using Harris Drafting and Design Standards, ASME Y14.5 and MIL-STD-100. 
     
    Lockheed Martin Commercial Space –Newtown, Pa
    (Formerly Martin Marietta, GE, RCA)                 1983 – 2006
     
    Senior Design Engineer and Checker of Antenna Payload for Satellite Systems.
    Duties included design and checking of feed networks, various microwave components, tower structures, and reflectors for Form, Fit and Function ASME Y.14 and MIL-STD-100.
    Tower and reflectors—designed using composite materials, such as Kevlar and Graphite bonded to a honeycomb structure.
    Feed Networks—Consisting of various types of aluminum waveguide components designed with formed and or cast bends, and machined flanges.
    Microwave components—Power Divider Networks, Beam forming networks, feed horns, diplexer, and various other components for K-Band, C-Band applications. All of which where manufactured using CNC , EDM, or electro-formed manufacturing processes.
     
    Supervisor of Design Engineers—for 10 years of my employment where spent in the supervisory role. My duties included, scheduling projects, Manpower Reports, Oversee Design development, and detail drawing supervision. Development of time saving and cost cutting procedures. Writing of personnel revues and creating a matrix for raise considerations. Also in charge of hiring direct or sub-contractor personnel when needed
     
     
                                                         Other Experiences
                                Direct or Sub-Contract for the following Corporations
                                -Electro-Nite Co.
                                -ITT Nesbitt Corp.
                                -Jerrolds Electronics Corp.
                                -Univac Corp.
                                -General Electric Corp.
                                -Honeywell Corp.
                                -Microcom Corp.
                                -Fairchilds Space and Defense Corp.
                                -General Atronics Corp. (Div. Of Magnavox)
                                -Commadore Computers Corp.
                                -Ayden Controls.
     
    Range of Duties performed included:
    -Design of Electrical/Mechanical Packaging of Military Communication Equipment.
    -Consisting of Die Castings, Investment Castings, and R.F. Printed Circuit   Boards.
    -Design Layout of Micro-Circuits, and aluminum housings used for Missile Guidance Systems.
    -Design of CATV Equipment including Die Cast Housings, RF Printed Circuit Boards.
    -Design of Rack and Panel Equipment including P.C. Boards layed out from logic diagrams.
    -Design of Air Conditioning Equipment including sheet medal housings, electrical controls, and refrigeration piping.
    -Design electrical package for laser scanner and receiving equipment.
    -Design of plastic housing manufactured for injection molding process used for the manufacture of the Commadore 64 Computer System.
    -Liaison between Manufacturing and Design Engineering Department for equipment manufactures in the United States, Japan, China, and Germany.
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    EDUCATION
    Frankford High School, Major: Mechanical Drawing                  Graduated 1968
     
    MILITARY     
    Army National Guard….Army Corp of Engineers….Honorable Discharge.           1970 - 1976     


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