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     Date Submitted:03-08-2011
     Last Modified:03-08-2011 (03:01)
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     Current job:Mission Operations, Space Shuttle Flight Controller
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsMission Operations, System Integration, Data Analysis, System Requirements Definition, Failure Analysis, Failure Mitigation, Fault tolerance, Failure response, design, build, test, operations
    CV


    SUMMARY:

    Aerospace engineer/flight controller with 12 years experience in Mission Control.  Certified for space shuttle mission operations in support of ascent main engines, main propulsion systems, and orbit propulsion consumables management.  Demonstrated ability to use deep knowledge of complex systems and understanding of operational philosophies for rapid risk trade judgments and decisions.  Accurate and concise communication skills for collaborative decision making and real-time anomaly resolution.  Laboratory research experience with combustion-driven high power laser design, development, and testing. 

     


    TECHNICAL SKILLS:

    Manned Space Flight Operations

    Succinct and accurate communication

    Mission planning

    System monitoring

    Technical Writing & Review

    Document Control

    Teaching/Facilitating

    Laboratory Research: Combustion, Laser


    SOFTWARE SKILLS:

    Unix, Linux, PC

    CAD:  ProE, CATIA, AutoCAD

    MS Office: Word, Ppoint, Excel, Outlook

     


    WORK EXPERIENCE:

    UNITED SPACE ALLIANCE, Houston, TX                                              1999-Current

    Engineer IV:

    Space Shuttle Flight Controller in Booster and Propulsion Systems Groups

    • Certified for and supported shuttle missions for ascent, orbit, and entry from the Mission Control Center.
    • Provided real-time system monitoring and data analysis. 
    • Directed appropriate corrective action for anomalous system performance. 
    • Supported anomaly investigations. 
    • Tracked technical issues and assessed them for operational impacts. 

     

    Mission safety continuous improvement responsibilities

    • Assisted in and tracked anomaly investigations and recommended necessary operational changes. 
    • Coordinated, wrote, and presented Flight Rule changes that govern flight controller decision making. 
    • Maintained Console Procedure and Systems Brief documents to reflect new understanding of main propulsion system performance and limitations. 
    • Served on Service Life Extension Program teams,
    • Reviewed original shuttle systems certification test data.
    • Identified additional testing to support extended operational lifetime. 
    • Identified errors in on-board flight software affecting safety of crew and vehicle in certain abort situations; recommended specific software changes and presented findings at flight software control board and the shuttle Program Requirements Control Board.


    Mission Control workstations software continuous improvement responsibilities

    • Created, corrected and improved workstation displays and analysis tools for real-time mission operations. 
    • Recognized operational limitations in workstation tools and wrote requirements for corrections and expanded capabilities. 
    • Wrote and implemented test plans to certify console tool upgrades. 
    • Developed offline tool to duplicate the calculations performed by console tools, discovering and correcting many inaccuracies in how console tools had been originally programmed.

     

    Training and teaching responsibilities

    • Created and presented training and technical materials for flight control students, flight directors, and non-flight controller audiences. 
    • Mentored, taught scripted lessons to new flight controllers. 
    • Developed and taught dedicated classes to address specific student needs. 
    • Recommended and implemented improvements to training flows.
    • Made and verified changes to certification guides as Cert Guide book manager. 
    • Developed and presented a series of classes on shuttle operations for non-flight controllers.
    • Researched historical documents on lunar surface exploration; created and presented classes on lessons learned regarding lunar surface exploration.

     

    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, Urbana, IL                                                   1996-1998

    Research Assistant:

    • Designed Helium film-cooled supersonic nozzle bank for combustion-driven laser. 
    • Procured experiment hardware. 
    • Developed and executed experiment plans for laser performance characterization. 
    • Analyzed data for performance trends applicable in design of higher power lasers. 
    • Performed system modifications and maintenance.
    • Integrating system performance data for continuous troubleshooting.
    • Developed and documented laboratory practices for safe operations and consistent results. 
    • Maintained laboratory records.
    • Wrote technical reports for thesis advisor and for research sponsors.

    EDUCATION: 

    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS at Urbana-Champaign

    M.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

    Research Assistantship under Dr. L.H. Sentman in chemical laser research.

     

    SEATTLE UNIVERSITY, Seattle, WA

    B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude

    HONORS:

    Member of Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society

    Member of Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society


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