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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:45:00 +0100
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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:12-01-2011
     Last Modified:15-10-2012 (06:08)
    Job information
     Current job:Space Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     KeywordsActually in stage with Thales Alenia Space strong technical knowledge Prepared to deal with new problems Ability in coordination and administration of people Ability in learning and use new programs and different kind of equipments Ability in commun
    CV

    Nationality

     

    Italian

    Date of birth

     

    09 June 1985

    Driving license

     

    B

     

    Work experience

                   

    Dates (from-to)

     

    January 2012 – Present

    Name and address of employer

     

    Whirlpool Europe s.r.l.

    I-2124 Biandronno, località Cassinetta, (Va) - Italy

    +39 0332759111

    Type of business or sector

     

    Consumer goods

    Occupation or position held

     

    Project Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Thermodynamic design of refrigerators.

    Activities related to cost reduction and quality improvement.

     

    Dates (from-to)

     

    May 2011 – November 2011

    Name and address of employer

     

    Thales Alenia Space S.p.a

    Strada Antica di Collegno 253, 10146 Turin (Italy)

    +39 01170801

    Type of business or sector

     

    Design and development of satellite system and orbital infrastructure

    Occupation or position held

     

    Stage in research and development

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Study of a cover to protect optics in space telescopes. Design of the cover system by using:

    - Structural analysis with a Finite Element Modeling approach

    - 3D modeling

    - Kinematic simulations

     

    Education and training

     

    Title of qualification awarded

     

    Professional Industrial Engineering qualification

    Name and type of organization providing education and training

     

    Politecnico di Milano – Professional exam - Session II, 2011

     

     

     

    Dates (from – to)

     

    2007 – 2010

    Title of qualification awarded

     

    Master Degree in Space Engineering – Class 97/110

    Thesis

     

    A virtual simulator for planetary Entry, Descent and Landing vehicles design

    Name and type of organization providing education and training

     

    Politecnico di Milano – Facoltà di ingegneria industriale

    Principal subjects/occupational

    skills covered

     

    Space systems design, Attitude dynamics and control, Aerospace and space structures design, Space system integration and testing, Space propulsion and power systems, Orbital mechanics

     

    Dates (from – to)

     

    2004 – 2007

    Title of qualification awarded

     

    Degree in Aerospace Engineering – Class 96/110

    Thesis

     

    “Volar V.I.A.” – Aircraft Diavolo 1: study of the rig for structural tests on horizontal tail plane

    Name and type of organization providing education and training

     

    Politecnico di Milano – Facoltà di ingegneria industriale

    Principal subjects/occupational

    skills covered

     

    Fluid dynamics and aerodynamics, Aerospace structures and material, Aerospace mechanics, Numerical and analytical methods for engineering, Science of building, Rational mechanics, System dynamics 

     

    Dates (from – to)

     

    1999 – 2004

    Title of qualification awarded

     

    Science schoolleaving certificate – Class 93/100

    Name and type of organization providing education and training

     

    Liceo scientifico statale Paolo Frisi, Monza (MB), Italy

     

     

     

    Training courses

     

     

     

     

     

    Dates (from – to)

     

    November – December 2008

    Certification awarded

     

    Attendance at FEMAP (Finite Element Model and Post processing) course

    Place

     

    Politecnico di Milano

    Typology

     

    16 hours in 4 lessons

     

     

     

    Dates (from – to)

     

    3 – 23 July 2003

    Certification awarded

     

    Certificate of achievement English language course – level: advanced, skill grade: A (excellent)

    Place

     

    ST Benildus College – Dublin, Ireland

    Typology

     

    The study period was subdivided in this way;

    -          45 hours of lessons with English (mother tongue) teacher

    -          Touristic visit of the site

    -          Enjoying activities

    Local family accommodation

     

    Dates (from – to)

     

    8 – 22 July 2001

    Certification awarded

     

    Certificate of achievement English language course – level: upper intermediate, skill grade: A (excellent)

    Place

     

    Harrow, London, United Kingdom

    Typology

     

    The study period was subdivided in this way;

    -          30 hours of lessons with English (mother tongue) teacher

    -          Touristic visit of the site

    -          Enjoying activities

    College accommodation

     

    Dates (from – to)

     

    8 – 22 July 2000

    Certification awarded

     

    Certificate of achievement English language course – level: pre intermediate, skill grade: 4/5

    Place

     

    Stamford school, London, United Kingdom

    Typology

     

    The study period was subdivided in this way;

    -          30 hours of lessons with English (mother tongue) teacher

    -          Touristic visit of the site

    -          Enjoying activities

    College accommodation

     

    Dates (from – to)

     

    3 – 17 July 1999

    Certification awarded

     

    Certificate of achievement English language course – level: lower intermediate, skill grade: 4/5

    Place

     

    Hereford, London, United Kingdom

    Typology

     

    The study period was subdivided in this way;

    -          30 hours of lessons with English (mother tongue) teacher

    -          Touristic visit of the site

    -          Enjoying activities

    College accommodation

     

     

    Personal skills

    and competences

     

    Mother tongue

     

    Italian

    Other languages

     

     

     

    English

    Reading skills

     

    Excellent

    Writing skills

     

    Good

    Verbal skills

     

    Good

    Certification

     

     Year 2005 – TOEFL – Score 207/300

     

     

    French

    Reading skills

     

    Basic

    Writing skills

     

    Basic

    Verbal skills

     

    Basic

     

    Social skills

    and competences

     

     

    Ability in team working

    Gained through my work experience and during many projects at university

    Space system design course (March – July 2009) :

    A team work with 11 people about a space mission design to detect and measure the Pioneer’s Anomaly. The task was to design the spacecraft subsystems with a pre phase A detail. During the project, I worked about Telemetry Tracking & Control subsystem (TT&C) and On board Data Handling (OBDH) subsystem.

     

    Easy to establish good relations with people of other countries, both for job purpose and for social life

    Gained through my work experience in a global industry and through my several travels around Europe in order to visit new town and explore different cultures.

     

    Organizational skills

    and competences

     

     

    Prepared to deal with new problems

    Gained through my work experience and during university studies.

     

    Ability to work under pressure

    Gained through my work experience.

     

    Ability in coordination and administration of people

    Educator in the parish recreation centre of my town in the years from 1999 to 2003.  

     

    Technical skills

    and competences

     

     

    Ability in learning and use new programs and different kind of equipments

    Computer skills

    Operating systems:

    Very good knowledge in using Windows in its all versions

     

    Software:

    Very good knowledge in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio)

    Good knowledge in using Matlab & Simulink

    Good knowledge in using Femap

    Good knowledge in using Nastran to solve problems with a finite element model approach

    Good knowledge in using Catia V5

    Good knowledge in using Derive

    Basic knowledge in using Autocad and Solid Edge

     

    Programming languages:

    Good knowledge in programming using Matlab and C++

    Basic knowledge in programming using HTML language

     

    Design Tools:

    Basic knowledge of FMEA process

    Basic knowledge of OPEX (6-sigma) approach in project design

    Interests

     

    I like travel and visit new places

    Sport:

    Athletic at competitive level - F.I.D.A.L. (Italian athletic federation) certification)

    Ski, Wind surf, Cycling at amateur level

    Fond of Formula 1


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