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     Date Submitted:28-01-2010
     Last Modified:28-01-2010 (04:15)
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     Current job:Senior Mechanical Project Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsMechanical Engineer with 7 years experience in the Aerospace Industry, including Thrust Vector Control, Air Data Systems, Systems Engineering Verification and Validation Plans

    Objective              To Obtain a motivating, rewarding full time engineering position as a Mechanical, Aerospace, or Project Engineer.


    Education             MASTERS IN ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT                                                                   May 2003

    CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY                                                                                 Cleveland, Ohio


    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, MECHANICAL ENGINEERING                                                            May 2002

    CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY                                                                                 Cleveland, Ohio

                                    Focus on Mechanical Design and Manufacturing

                    3 years of Pro Engineer Design, including Wildfire 2.0 / 3.0



                                    PROJECT ENGINEER


                                    HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORP           Jan 2008 - present


    ·         Project Engineer on ARES Upper Stage Thrust Vector Control Hydraulic System.

    ·         Reviewed and assisted in writing design specifications and performing trade studies on hydraulic system components and potential vendors. Key interface between NASA design team and vendors supplying flight hardware.

    ·         Performed Producibility studies on Hydraulic System Components geared toward a reduction in qualification costs of components by using previously proven design

    ·         Interfaced with vendors on technical requirements of product design, specifications, and qualification testing for flight hardware


    PRODUCT DESIGN / DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER                 March 2005 to Jan 2008

                                    AERO INSTRUMENTS, LLC            Cleveland, Ohio

    ·         Product Design Engineer on company’s first commercial pitot static probe.  Inherited a project that was in stages of infancy, and was able to get PMA approval within 1 year.

    ·         Utilized Pro Engineer Wildfire for applying machining, casting, and brazing tolerances to a complicated 15 piece assembly.  Performed Stack up tolerances on cast and machined component assemblies.   Created drawings per ANSI Y 14.5.  Redlined and changed prints, and coordinated Engineering Changes.  Responsible for all fixture and product design, and vendor relations.

    ·         Developed Atmospheric brazing techniques particular to exotic material, Nickel 211, and introduced a repeatable Vacuum Induction Brazing process into production atmosphere.  Worked with vendors to improve the machining process with Nickel 211, and the casting tolerances of BeCu.  Familiar with both torch and induction brazing using silver, copper, and nickel alloys.    

    ·         Lead Test Engineer for New Product.  This involved being present during all hardware testing, supporting the test, preparing test plans and procedures, analyzing test data, and working with FAA to ensure that all tests met and exceeded both their and OEM criteria.  Testing performed includes: De-Icing, Vibration, Wind Tunnel Aerodynamics, Flight, Life cycle, Thermal Imaging, Endurance, and Corrosion. 

    ·         Interfaced with FAA DER, DAR, and Chicago FAA office to streamline the PMA process.

    ·         Implemented product fabrication from a developmental environment into a production cell.  This included writing a fabrication specification, and training skilled laborers on the processes involved:  Induction brazing, torch brazing, and assembly.  Failure Modes and Effects Analysis were performed throughout the assembly and brazing process.



    SYSTEMS ENGINEER II                   May 2003 to March 2005

                                    NORTHROP GRUMMAN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY                       Cleveland, Ohio

    ·         Systems Engineer on Microgravity research development organizational contract with NASA involving Fluids and Combustion Facility for a future International Space Shuttle

    ·         Verification Coordinator for Light Microscopy Module 12/03 to present.  Led effort to complete verifications from Payload Verification Plan.  Included writing test procedures, process plans, verification sheets, and assembly procedures to ensure that product met customer’s (NASA) requirements

    ·         Point of contact for Mechanical LMM Ground Support Equipment used to test and support flight hardware.  Designed and assembled Mechanical holding fixture that mimics LMM interfaces with FIR Optics Bench.  Verified that all GSE met customer requirements

    ·         Lead Test Engineer for Systems Group.  This involved being present during all hardware testing, supporting the test, preparing test plans and procedures, analyzing test data, and working with customer to ensure that all tests met their criteria


                                    PROJECT ENGINEER    (INTERN)            February 2003 to May 2003

                    ANCHOR MANUFACTURING GROUP              Cleveland, Ohio

    ·         Project Engineer at Tier 1-2 Automotive metal stamping facility

    ·         Completed APQP, PSO’s, FMEA, PPAP, and GD&T on all projects (automotive industry certifications for parts analysis)

    ·         Worked exclusively with all aspects of manufacturing and engineering teams including design, Manufacturing, quality control, and logistics

    ·         Reviewed Catia V5 Prints for GD & T to prepare for build, QC, and to bridge gap between supplier and customer


                                    MECHANICAL & AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING (INTERN)                      May 2002 to September 2002

                                    GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER                         Akron, Ohio

    ·         Design Assistant with the Race Tire Group, Amateur sports team

    ·         Designed a Bias ply sports car tire for an SCCA Mazda race class that debuts in 2004 with Catia V4.0

    ·         Implemented, controlled, and interpreted tire testing for experimental tires

    ·         Accompanied members of design and sales teams to the track to perform tire analysis and gather tire data




    Leadership &      Case Western Reserve University VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAM (1998 to 2001)

    Honors                  2001 Team Captain

    ·         Bill Gries Award Winner (Team MVP) / All League Defensive Tackle (2001)

    ·         40 Game Starter / Cleveland Touchdown Club Award Winner

    Case Western Reserve University VARSITY TRACK TEAM (1999 to 2002)

    2001/2002 Team Captain

    ·         All League 8 times (4 indoor/4 outdoor) / UAA League Champion in Shot and Discus (2002)

    ·         National Qualifier 2002(10th Place Finish) / UAA League Most Outstanding Performer (2002)


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