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     Date Submitted:18-08-2011
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     Current job:Senior Aerospace Inspector
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
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    08/12/2000 to 07/22/2011

    Job Summary:

    Performed quality inspection and assurance duties to ensure compliance to engineering drawings, specifications, work authorization documents, and operation procedures, as well as, manufacturing and installation drawings on the Solid Rocket Boosters, Shuttle Orbiter and ARES Rocket. Knowingly can interpret drawings, specifications, blueprints, and sketches. Inspected associated major components and sub-components, before, during, and after testing and pre/post launch operations for compliance with company and customer requirements. Inspected the installation, modifications, and hook-up of all types of electrical and electronic, electromechanical, hydro, pneumatic and mechanical instrumentation, station and test equipment, hardware units, and corresponding connections. Performed closeout inspections of assigned areas for conformance/compliance and identified non-conformances when necessary in the appropriate program; Solumina, IPRACA or NIS.

     

    Verified process inspections, non-conformance reporting dimensional measurement checks, corrosion pit mapping, and verification of various material cure requirements, adhesion testing, and dry film lubricant inspections. Evaluated products, equipment, and processes to ensure their quality and compliance with engineering and NASA requirements. Performed photographic close out inspections per documentation requirements in accordance with written procedures, policies, and documents; provided quality assurance technical representation in team and organizational meetings, and presented sound technical arguments to resolve quality assurance issues. Qualified in the use of standard and sophisticated computerized test equipment, coordinate measurement devices, optical comparators, video borescopes, Rockwell hardness testers, vacuum leak testing and Helium leak detection using Alcatel and Varian testers, basic computer skills and Microsoft applications.

     

    Followed all Safety procedures, regulations and established guidelines to perform assigned duties. Obtained and maintained certifications, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and stand boards etc., as required by company and customer. Used multiple types of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as set by company and OSHA guidelines.

     

    Participated in numerous Quality Circle and Lean Six Sigma events with great success by performing risk assessments and analyses and assigning risk ratings to quality systems and key processes. Have performed numerous supplier audits for United Space Alliance and NASA. Active participate in achieving the ISO 9000 and ISO 9001 company certification

     

    UNITED SPACE BOOSTERS INCORPORATED (USBI)/

    UNITED SPACE ALLIANCE

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA

    10/18/1984 – 08/12/2000

    SENIOR AEROSPACE TECHNICIAN:

    Job Summary:

     

    Performed the assembly, disassembly, installation, maintenance, modification, troubleshooting, repair, adjustment, verification, checkout, potting, molding, encapsulation, testing, service, and refurbishment of Solid Rocket Boosters, Shuttle Orbiter and ARES Rocket, ground support equipment and associated hardware. Worked on such systems as: electrical, electromechanical, mechanical, hydraulic, fluid, pneumatic, pyrotechnical, hypergolic and cryogenic assemblies, components and sub-components. Operated test equipment, optical alignment equipment, computer and peripheral systems, power systems, and various mechanical devices. Used Operations Intercom System (OIS) to receive remote instructions and communicate compliance. Used and operated vehicles, heavy equipment, forklifts, man lifts, tugs, shop tools, etc. Used precision measuring equipment, layout tools and instruments. Performed other incidental but necessary tasks to accomplish assigned duties.

     

    Collaborated with engineering, planning, quality control, and customer’s representatives to improve, develop, and maintain Work Authorization Documentation (WAD); and also to improve the performance, quality, and reliability of space systems and components.

     

    Worked from drawings, schematics, verbal (audible) instructions, diagrams, equipment specifications, engineering instructions, documents, test procedures, vendor manuals, wiring lists, standard and process specifications, and other technical written instructions. Created and maintained logs, charts, documentation per company, vendor and customer requests.

     

    Followed all Safety procedures, regulations and established guidelines to perform assigned duties. Obtained and maintained certifications, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and stand boards etc., as required by company and customer. Used multiple types of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as set by company and OSHA guidelines.

     

    07/29/1986 - 07/29/1987

     

    PRATT & WHITNEY

    KHAMIS MUSHAYT AIR BASE, SAUDI ARABIA

    JET ENGINE TECHNICAN

     

    Temporarily laid off from USBI due to Space Shuttle Challenger accident. Trained Saudi Air force in the disassembly, repair, inspection and servicing of the F100 engines and F-15 aircraft.

     

    UNITED STATES AIR FORCE

    HONORABLE DISCHARGE- STAFF SEARGENT E-5

    06/02/1978 – 06/02/1984

     

    JET ENGINE MECHANIC

    Qualified on the removal, installation and inspection of components on the Pratt & Whitney J57-59W, F100, F100-200, General Electric J79-15, J79-17, TF34 and Teledyne J69-T25A engines. Provided flight line support on F-4, F-15, KC-135 and T-37 aircraft.

     

     

     

    CERTIFICATIONS

     

    Powerplant License – Federal Aviation Administration

     

    Completed annual training and maintained certification in areas of:

     

    NASA and USA Visual Inspection and Testing Level II

    Confined Space Entry

    Electrical Bonding

    Electrical Connector Mate and De-mate

    TCS Fluid Line Heater Installation

    Hypergolic and Ammonia QD Installation and Inspection

    Self Contained Air Purifying Ensemble Scape (all modes)

    Self Contained Breathing Apparatus SCAB

    Torque & Safety Wire

    APU hydrazine servicing

    Dynatube Installation

    Orbiter Wire Termination

    Adhesive Bonding Application and Inspection

    RF Connector Mate and De-mate

    Corrosion Repair & Protection Inspection

    Lock Out Tag Out, LO/TO

    Hazardous Communication

    Drawings, Dimensions & Tolerances

    Air Purifying Respirator Fit Test

    Hydrazine Safety

    Cryogenics Safety

    Digital Closeout Photography

    Cryogenic Seal Handling and Inspection

    Ordinance Handling and Inspection

    Alcatel and Varian Helium Leak Detection

    Resistoflex Hose Fabrication

    Hydrostatic Testing

    CPR

     

     

    AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

     

    DECEMBER 1992

    United Space Boosters Incorporated NASA Manned Flight Awareness Award.

    MAY 2003

    Recognized for outstanding contributions during the recovery and investigation of the STS-107 Space Shuttle Columbia Accident.

    SEPTEMBER 2004

    United Space Alliance monthly Quest Award for Teamwork.

    Participated in the demonstration/certification depot repair and functional testing of the orbiter actuator.

    OCTOBER 2005

    United Space Alliance monthly Quest Award for Quality.

    OCTOBER 2008

    United Space Alliance monthly Quest Award for Safety.

    1st QUARTER 2011

    United Space Alliance Quarterly Quest Award for Technical Achievement.


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