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     Date Submitted:17-08-2011
     Last Modified:17-08-2011 (01:15)
    Job information
     Current job:Lead Thermal Protection System Engineer and Airframe Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsMechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, team lead, problem resolution, imagery review, Material Review Board (MRB) authority, data analysis, process enhancements, drawing review, thermal analysis, stress analysis, job safety analysis, Lean 6 Sigma,
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    Summary

    A mechanical and aerospace engineer with over eight years experience in Space Shuttle Thermal Protection Systems and Space Shuttle Airframe Systems engineering. Highly experienced in shop support, technical writing, and team leadership. Excels at solving complex engineering problems by working with multiple engineering disciplines. Self-motivated and a fast learner with strong verbal and written communication skills. Currently possesses NACI security clearance.

    Professional Experience

    United Space Alliance, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL
    Lead Thermal Protection System and Airframe Engineer, August 2006– Present
    •  Managed team of four to six engineers to ensure timely completion of critical operations on the Discovery and the Endeavour Space Shuttle Orbiters
    •  Participated in Problem Resolution Teams which performed testing to determine causes of in-flight and processing anomalies, then tested possible methods of repair
    •  Supported on-orbit imagery review and analysis of in-flight anomalies to clear the thermal protection system for orbiter atmospheric re-entry
    •  Maintained Material Review Board (MRB) review and signature authority
    •  Compiled and presented detailed technical system data reports to astronaut flight crews and to senior-level engineering review boards
    •  Developed process enhancements to installation and repair procedures
    •  Coordinated engineering orders and drawing alterations with customer and engineering technical community then implemented new designs on the orbiters
    •  Trained new engineers in technical details of system, work instruction and technical report writing, and specialized computer programs
    •  Communicated effectively with customers, contractors, technicians, quality assurance personnel, engineering and management in order to safely support scheduled milestones

    Thermal Protection System and Airframe Engineer August 2003 – Present
    •  Interpreted manufacturing and installation drawings, repair specifications, and inspection criteria to clarify system requirements for technicians and quality assurance personnel
    •  Evaluated thermal protection system components to determine cause of damages and performed root cause analysis of discrepancies
    •  Created innovative repairs for unique discrepancies then coordinated new repair methods and supporting technical rationale with engineering community
    •  Dispositioned work instructions utilizing standard repair procedures
    •  Directed real-time solutions to work stoppages
    •  Performed job safety analysis and determined personal protective equipment requirements
    •  Optimized the space shuttle aero-surface to reduce heating during reentry
    •  Implemented Boundary Layer Transition Flight Experiment on Space Shuttle Endeavour to support STS-134
    •  Assisted with design and implementation of the Mold Impression Laser Tool used to precisely measure damage dimensions, saving thousands of labor hours, hundreds of thousands of dollars and was the 2008 NASA Government Invention of the Year
    •  Participated in Lean 6 Sigma projects and familiar with requirements of ISO9001, AS9100, and 5S methodology

    SAIC, Orlando, FL
    Mechanical Engineering Student Intern, December 2002, May – July 2003
    •  Assisted with development and debugging of missile guidance simulation software
    •  Wrote Fortran program for error determination in missile guidance simulation system

    Rockwell Collins, Melbourne, FL
    Reliability Engineering Co-op Student, Fall 2001, Summer 2002
    •  Set up and monitored destructive and non-destructive manufacturing test experiments to avionic components using vibration table and liquid nitrogen freezer/oven
    •  Helped reliability engineering troubleshooting team determine causes of hardware failures
    •  Compiled and evaluated statistical data to determine trends
    •  Designed and fabricated electrical test equipment to support manufacturing experiments
    •  Drew and redlined several top level engineering drawings for test equipment in AutoCAD

    Computers and Software

    iPRACA (2000 hours)
    AutoCAD (400 hours)
    Optigo (300 hours)
    IDEAS Master Series (250 hours)
    Pro-Engineering (250 hours)
    Solumina (200 hours)
    Maximo (200 hours)
    MathCAD (100 hours)
    Catia (10 hours)

    Certifications

    Material Review Board review and signature authority
    Red Crew/SCBA Certified
    Certified Optigo Operator

    Honors and Awards

    Space Flight Awareness Award - NASA VIP Tour Support, July 2011
    KSC Group Achievement Award - Window Torque Verification, September 2010
    NASA Flow Director’s Award - STS-119 Flow Processing, June 2009
    Innovative Solutions for Space Exploration Award - MILT, January 2009
    JSC Group Achievement Award - On-Orbit Imagery Analysis, August 2008

    Education

    University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
    Graduation: August 2003
    GPA: 3.46

    Other

    English (fluent/native)
    French (basic/conversational)


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