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     Date Submitted:17-02-2011
     Last Modified:26-05-2011 (07:15)
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     Current job:Manufacturing Operations Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, ,
     Keywords•6 Sigma specialist •Active SSBI security clearance (with polygraph) •Space simulation testing •Project management •Engineering and test •EVMS •Thermal vacuum technology •LabVIEW controlled testing systems •Root Cause Corrective Act
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          Security clearances:  SSBI (with polygraph) / DoD Secret                                      

     

    CAREER OBJECTIVE / SUMMARY

    To acquire a position within the aerospace technology industry that would draw upon my experience and accomplishments in engineering and test, manufacturing operations and project management. My employment history includes in excess of 15 years of experience involving space systems/flight hardware manufacturing and qualification testing as well as managing corresponding engineering projects.  I am interested in applying this detailed technical expertise along with a strong business management background to help achieve both organizational and individual goals.  Additionally, I possess a proven ability to organize, lead and complete projects on schedule and within budgetary constraints while focusing on quality and continuous process improvements.

     

    EDUCATION

    • •Master’s of Business Administration - Pepperdine University - Malibu, California  90263.
    • •Bachelor of Science Industrial Supervision - Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana  47907.
    • •Associate of Science Aviation Maintenance Technology - Orange Coast College - Costa Mesa, California  92626.

     

    ACQUIRED CORE COMPENTENCIES

    • •Raytheon 6 Sigma specialist.
    • •Proficient in 6S and Foreign Object Elimination methodologies.
    • •Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) development and analysis.
    • •MDA & AS9100 audit preparation and compliance.
    • •Active SSBI security clearance (with polygraph). 
    • •Conflict resolution for maintaining IMS compliance
    • •LabVIEW controlled testing systems (I & II introductory training).
    • •Front line leadership/team building.
    • •EVMS introductory training.
    • •Build history record maintenance.
    • •Visiprise Manufacturing (VM) process flow.
    • •Exceptional written, oral & presentation skills.
    • •Microsoft Office suite of software.
    • •PRISM & APEX compliant.
    • •Space simulation testing systems (thermal vacuum technology).


    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems - El Segundo, California  90245 / 2003- 2010   

    Manufacturing Operations Manager

    •Led a team of15 engineers and technicians responsible for providing manufacturing operations, engineering and    thermal vacuum test support for multiple space programs and tactical systems.  Planned and directed all efforts necessary for achieving final integration of flight hardware into space simulation testing environment.

    •Attend staff, capital allocation, resource planning, functional support and program status review meetings (CTP&TRR’S). 

    •Chart space and tactical rework metrics and serve as the primary interface for selected vendor contracted projects.

    •Manager/POC for three space simulation test centers.  Responsible for maintaining each center in constant AS9100 audit preparedness conditions.  Wrote and implemented corrective action plans for all non-conformance findings.

    •Participated in capital projects involving the relocation of existing and the construction of new engineering test centers. Responsible for developing efficient process flow designs, equipment installations and start ups.  Served as customer interface for final sign off and certification of centers.

    •Maintain utilization metrics for assets required for flight hardware and space simulation testing.  Responsible for early targeting of potential conflicts and arranging equitable solutions necessary for maintaining program master schedules.

    •Fielded all thermal vacuum bake out requests of flight hardware for multiple space and tactical programs. 

    •Experienced at writing technical documents, engineering test procedures and operations manuals.  Accustomed to working within the constraints of process standards, corporate command media and EVMS requirements.

     

    Boeing Space and Communications Systems - Huntington Beach, California  92647 / 1996 - 2002

    Member of Environmental Systems Technical Staff

    •Assigned to environmental engineering test group primary responsible for gathering design, performance and quality acceptance data and for hardware used on both developmental and legacy space system programs.

    •Active participant on several engineering development teams assembled to provide reliability evaluations of flight hardware designs intended for use on the Space Shuttles, the International Space Station and various satellite systems. 

    •Member of the Ground Based Interceptor/Exo-Kill Vehicle missile defense program’s hardware build and test team.

    •Performed quality acceptance and qualification testing on several of the components that comprise the space shuttle’s main propulsion system.

    •Designed space flight hardware testing systems that utilized LH2LN2, high-pressure gases, hydraulics, pneumatics and vacuum.


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