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     Date Submitted:02-09-2011
     Last Modified:02-09-2011 (02:41)
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     Current job:Satellite Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsLEO Satellite Operations Engineer ITOS Database Maintenance SCOS-2000 Database Maintenance Radarsat-1, Radarsat-2, Scisat
    CV

    Work Experience

    2006 - 2011          SED Systems          St. Hubert, QC

    Satellite Engineer

    Participated in a team-oriented, operational environment

    Maintained health and safety of Radarsat-1, Radarsat-2, and Scisat satellites

    Conducted routine analysis of spacecraft telemetry (daily and seasonal)

    Investigated and provided recommendations with respect to non-nominal spacecraft behaviour

    Provided on-call support requiring knowledge of all spacecraft systems

    Recovered from spacecraft anomalies during time-critical contacts

    Planned, prepared and executed spacecraft maintenance activities

    Prepared reports detailing results of engineering analysis

    Maintained operational telemetry and command databases (SCOS-2000, ITOS)

    Developed and reviewed operational procedures for existing and up-coming missions

    Validated spacecraft procedures and activities using a simulator

    Developed operational tools to facilitate analysis or activity planning

    Communicated with customers regarding the planning and execution of special spacecraft activities

    Participated in meetings with external customers to share expertise

    Prepared training material and conducting training sessions for team members in areas of expertise

    Participated in Radarsat-2 launch, LEOP and Commissioning activities

    Recipient of the SED Satellite Engineering Team Spirit Award 2009 (peer recognition)

     

     

    2001 - 2006          Orenda Aerospace Corporation       Ottawa, ON

    Research and Development

    Managed testing and project deliverables

    Coordinated and conducted materials testing

    Analyzed test results and prepared reports

    Met with customers and subcontractors

    Participated in the Canada-US Hard Chrome Alternatives Team (HCAT) project

    Prepared proposals

    Presented work at meetings and a conference

     

     

    Professional Membership

    Member of Professional Engineers Ontario

     

     

    Education

    2001 - 2004          Carleton University               Ottawa, ON

    Master of Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering)

    Thesis: “Design and Construction of a Gas Turbine Combustor Test Rig for Alternative Fuel Testing”

    Designed test rig using Pro/Engineer CAD software

    Purchased components, assembled and verified functionality of test rig at Environment Canada facility in Ottawa

    Awarded MMO Industrial Practice Masters Scholarship (Orenda Aerospace / Carleton University)

    Participated in Queen’s Team-Based Project Management Course (2003)

     

    1996 - 2001            Carleton University            Ottawa, ON

    Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace)

    Graduated with High Distinction

    Completed Industrial Experience Program (16 months)

    Participated in 4th year satellite design project (Attitude Determination and Control System)

    Awarded President’s Entrance Scholarship, Glengarry Book Prize, and Dean’s Honour List


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