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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:04-08-2011
     Last Modified:04-08-2011 (04:01)
    Job information
     Current job:Advanced System Tech/ Shuttle Mechanic Sr.
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsManagement, Hands on, Mechanical
    CV

    Objective

    To find a challenging fast paced Company where I can utilize my current skills and learn more skills needed to meet the company requirements. I am looking for a new career path, with a good Company.  Have held PIV badging approved  by Home land security.

     

    Ability Summary

     

    A highly dependable professional with over 23 years of progressively responsible assignments within the aerospace industry. Possesses strong technical, analytical, organizational qualities, with accomplished leadership, technical writing skills and Quality Workmanship. A trusted leader and motivator.  Experienced in directing and coordinating activities of personnel engaged in preparation of work actives required to meet schedules and program goals and objectives.  Worked on Lean 6 Sigma, and Lean 5 teams to improve Processes and Production. Have worked with a variety of tools and machines and measurement equipment.  Consistently maintaining relationships and partnerships to meet, support, and improve operational requirements, to keep America FIRST in Manned Space Flight. Continuously looking to learn more, and improve personal performance. Work well individually, or as part of a team.

     

    Private Pilot, SpaceTec Certified, PMP Certification in Work.

     

    Employment History

     

    Advanced System Tech (AST-Thermal Control Engineering)

    10/2006 – 04/2011

    United Space Alliance (USA)

    Kennedy Space Center, FL

     

    Extensive experience in Space Shuttle Orbiter Processing of Thermal Control Systems, Midbody Operations, AFT and Foreword Operations, Hypergolic Systems utilizing Orbital Maneuvering Systems (OMS Pods) and Foreword Reaction Control Systems (FRCS) Thermal Protection Systems, Launch Preps and Recovery from Landing Sites, Ferry Flight Crew Member, Cryo Loading and Off-loading, and Leading Teams to Inspect and Trouble shoot as well as perform maintenance to support Program and Mission Objectives. Perform jobs and Quality Inspections per Engineering Drawings, using measurement tools, Volt meters, Electrical Bonding, GSE, hand tolls, pneumatic tools, drills, lathes, grinders, calibrated tools and measurement equipment. Performed Technical Writing of Engineering work instructions of damages, PR’s, DR’s, Type A TPS’s, and dispositions to return to print after Flight.  Manage Time and Work groups to meet schedule needs. Have worked as POC in Management of Hazardous Waste, have been a "Grade A" bonder on critical Space flight hardware performing repairs and bonds all substrates including Epoxy Graphite, Titanium, Inconel, Aluminum, CRES. Task Team Leader on many jobs, Lead Tech on Several Orbiter flows. Supported Pre-launch and post flight actives at Kennedy Space Center and Edwards Air Force Base as well as TAL Sites.  Daily experience using Microsoft operating systems including Word, Access Excel, Windows, Documentum, iPRACA and Office.

     

     

    Space Shuttle Mechanic, Senior

    10/1999 - 08/2006

    United Space Alliance (USA)

    Kennedy Space Center, FL

     Worked at the Hypergolic Maintenance Facility (HMF) as a Senior Mechanic working on OMS Pods (Orbital Maneuvering System) and FRCS (Foreword Reaction Control System) Performed all required maintenance and testing, Quality inspections, and installations, Repairs, and Removals,  on the highly hazardous and complex Hypergolic fuel (MMH) and Oxidizer systems (N2O4) used for Space Shuttle Orbiter Thruster Firing while Maneuvering in Space.  Installed and removed Thrusters, OME Engines, TCS, Black Boxes, AC motor Valves, Tank components, Match Drilled and Installed Nut Plates and Carrier Panels, and Doors. Installed Electrical connections and Conformal coated connections as required by drawing, Installed (Bonded) Environmental Seals, Doublers, Sensors, and any other work needed to be ready for flight.  All operations performed with Safety as top priority-personal and Flight Hardware, from Thruster install or removal, to SCAPE operations and all jobs at the HMF.  All Jobs Performed with the highest Quality Standards, Inspected as performed and at completion.  Supported Pre-launch and post flight actives at Kennedy Space Center and Edwards Air Force Base as well as TAL Sites.

     

     

    PAD Mechanic (Delta/Atlas)

    06/1998 - 10/1999

    Sverdrup/Jacobs Engineering

    Cape Canaveral, FL

    Support Commercial and DOD space launch vehicles at Complex 36 and Complex 17 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Operate, install, calibrate, and maintain integrated Launch Support Equipment and Systems. 

     

    Held Secret Clearance to Support DOD Missions.

     

    Thermal Protection System Tech Sr.

    05/1988 - 06/1998

    Lockheed/ Lockheed-Martin Space Operations Co./USA

    Cape Canaveral, FL

      

    Performed Damage and Quality Inspections, testing, installation and removals of Thermal Protection System Heat Shield components including Tiles, FIB Blankets, FRSI Panels, Carrier Panels, Instrumentation Parts and Sensors, and all types of Gap Fillers, located on the exterior of all space shuttle orbiters. The TPS Heat Shield has no back-up system and was always installed to perfection with the highest Quality standards and inspections throughout the entire process. Supported Pre-launch and post flight actives at Kennedy Space Center and Edwards Air Force Base, as well as Flying with The Orbiter on Ferry from KSC and flights back to Kennedy.

     

    Held Secret Clearance to Support DOD Missions.

     

     

    Master Design Carpenter

    02/1987 - 05/1988

    Sea Ray Boats

    Merritt Island, FL

    Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, lathe’s, jointers, and mortises to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products.  Our shop built the first of any new Boat, or part there in, that would be put into production.

     

    General Manager (GM)

    01/1981 - 02/1987

    Woodland Log Homes

    Mims, FL

    Supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operations workers, such as inspectors, precision workers, machine setters and operators, assemblers, fabricators, and plant and system operators.

     

    Education and Trainings

     

    Completion Date

    Issuing Institution

    Qualification

    Course of Study

    12/1994

    Warner University

    Bachelor’s Degree

    Business Management

    06/1979

    Orange Coast College

    Associates Degree

    Airline Management

    06/1978

    Orange Coast College

    Associates Degree

    Commercial Pilot

     

    Occupational Licenses & Certificates

     

    Certification Title

    Issuing Organization

    Completion Date

    SpaceTec

    Brevard Community College/SpaceTec

    08/2006

     

    Honors & Activities

    Several Manned Space Flight processing awards inc.,

     

    Lockheed Space Operations Co. Commendation's STS-41 OMS POD Processing 10/1990,

    OMS Screen's Test 11/1990,

    SPC Team Award's (Lockheed) 1992, 1993,

    Total Quality Management (TQM) 3/1994,

    JSC (NASA) Group Achievement Award for Columbia Recovery 2003,

    SPOC Group Achievement Award for investigation of FWD Bulkhead Over Pressure STS-114 2006

    JSC (NASA) Group Achievement Award 4 years major modification, upgrades, & major maintenance OV-105 Endeavour. 11/2007

    STS-134 NASA Flow Director Award (Endeavour’ s Final mission) 6/17/2011

    (and others)

    Member of National Management Association for 17 years. 

    Florida Notary Public for 13 years. 

    Member Alpha Eta Rho since 1977.


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