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     Date Submitted:19-12-2010
     Last Modified:29-01-2013 (07:48)
    Job information
     Current job:Product assurance engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsProduce Assurance management in Space programs. QA activities performed sporadically





    Date of birth








    Education and training






    Title of qualification awarded

    Master of Science in Telecommunication Engineering

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Telematics, RF, Electronics

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Universidad de Oviedo, Asturias, Spain



    Work experience



    21/02/2011 onwards

    Occupation or position held

    Product Assurance Responsible

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Product assurance management at supplier level for satellites (Earth Observation & Telecom): microwave filters, transmitters/transponders and digital electronic units

    ·  Issuing of specific space quality documents: deviations, non conformances, reliability analysis…

    ·  Follow-up of the program: status of manufacturing, issues during manufacturing, test campaign, action status.

    ·  Final hardware inspections. PCB inspection (less expirience in QA than PA)

    Name and address of employer

    Thales Alenia Space España

    C/ Einstein 7 28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid, SPAIN)

    Type of business or sector

    Space industry




    15/02/2010 - 14/02/2011

    Occupation or position held

    Product Assurance Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Produce Assurance management in satellite and space probe active antennas, specifically MSL-HGAS (antenna on the last NASA Mars Rover), GAIA PAA & Sentinel-3 MWR (ESA programs).

    ·  Issuing specific quality documents: DML,DPL, Reliability, etc.

    ·  Non conformances and technical non compliances management

    ·  Test follow-up: environmental (shock, vibration, thermal vacuum…) and RF test .

    ·  Visual hardware  inspections.

    ·  Follow-up subcontractors activities

    Name and address of employer

    EADS Casa Espacio.

    Av. de Aragón 404 28022 Madrid (SPAIN)

    Type of business or sector

    Space industry  




    01/12/2009  - 14/02/2010

    Occupation or position held

    Help desk

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Assistance to users of internet throught 3G/GPRS modems or mobile phones, MMS, Blackberry, etc.

                   Name and address of employer


    Sykes Enterprises Incorporated S.L.

    Av. Milán (Pol. Ind. El Bierzo), 9 24400.  Ponferrada, León (SPAIN)

    Type of business or sector

    Technical assistance for mobile telephony



    Personal skills and competences




    Mother tongue(s)




    Other language(s)

    English, Italian, German (basic), French (basic)



    Social skills and competences

    - Team work: internship based on interacting with different field experts to perform the job.

    - Intercultural skills: Time abroad studying with people from all around the world. Spanish taught as foreign language



    Organisational skills and competences

    Capacity for optimizing time and activities to be done.



    Technical skills and competences

    Measurement of electric magnitudes, programming microcontrollers.

    ESA soldering certification



    Computer skills and competences

    User level (Microsoft Office, internet)

    User level of Linux

    Programming in C/ C++, Java. Basic knowledge of XML

    Knowledge of Matlab

    CCNA curriculum 2011 followed



    Driving licence




    Additional Information


    Especialista en Desarrollo de Competencias Profesionales (bases of business administration), Universidad de Alcalá & Fundación CIFF


    Whole academic Erasmus year in Università di Bologna (Italy). Degree project “Using NoTA, Network on Terminal Architecture, a transport independent architecture for interacting objects”


    Two scholarships of 40 hours-intensive English course at International University Menendez Pelayo, granted by Spanish Education Ministry


    Scholarship for studying English abroad, granted by Spanish Education Ministry


    Scholarship for studying English abroad, granted by Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Formación en las Zonas Mineras del Carbón


    Scholarship for studying English abroad, granted by Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Formación en las Zonas Mineras del Carbón.


    Scholarship for studying English abroad, granted by Fundación para el Desarrollo de la Formación en las Zonas Mineras del Carbón

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