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     Date Submitted:22-10-2011
     Last Modified:03-08-2012 (02:35)
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     Current job:Unemployed Space Shuttle Technician
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems, Space Tourism
     Keywords24 years experience as an AS degreed Electronics Technician stacking the Solid Rocket Boosters for the Space Shuttle program at Kennedy Space Center. Prepared the Mobile Launch Platform and Launch Pad for pre and post flight.



    Career Senior Aerospace Electronics Technician seeks permanent employment.




    Graduated United Electronics Institute, Tampa, Florida in 1984.  GPA= 3.69 - Associates in Science Degree in Electronics Technology awarded in 1984.


    Attended various Air Force Technical Training Schools to include:


    • Basic Electronics Technical Training
    • Basic Electronic Warfare Systems Specialists Training
    • Various advanced Electronic Warfare Systems Training schools
    • Various Air Force Management Training schools


    Graduated King High School, Tampa, Florida in 1974.




    1987-2011:  Senior Aerospace Technician for United Space Alliance at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.  Duties: Acted as task team leader and/or team member on every major Solid Rocket Motor/Solid Rocket Booster (SRM/SRB) stacking and/or de-stacking operation, External Tank mating operations, ET/SRB integration, ET/Orbiter integration, systems cabling installation and connections, and Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) closeouts.  Performed electrical functional checkouts of ET/SRB electrical systems, ordnance installation and pre and post flight inspections of Mobile Launch Platform (MLP) systems and associated cabling. Wrote and edited Work Authorization Documents (WADS) and other work instructions. Trained and provided technical guidance to subordinate technicians on systems design and operation, troubleshooting techniques, safety, and standards and specifications.   Reason for leaving: Lay off due to Space Shuttle program termination with no future United States manned flight space vehicle readiness.


    1984-1986:  Electronics Technician for Boeing Aerospace Operations, Inc. at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.  Duties: Installed and tested launch support systems and associated cables for Space Shuttle Launch Complex 39B Test, Termination and Verification (TTV) contract. Worked with NASA design engineering at the NASA Engineering and Development (NED) lab on the development of sophisticated Digital Operational Intercommunication System (OIS-D).  Assisted in design, fabrication, installation and testing of OIS-D.  Reason for leaving: Lay off due to reduction in force after TTV contract termination following Challenger accident.


    1982-1984:  Attended United Electronics Institute of Tampa in Tampa, Florida.  Graduated in top 5% with a grade point average of 3.69. A.S. Degree awarded.


    1975-1981:  Electronic Warfare Systems Specialist for the United States Air Force.  Tested, calibrated and troubleshot highly sophisticated electronic countermeasure (ECM) radar jamming devices operating in the microwave range using peculiar tools and test equipment.  Performed periodic and preventative maintenance on ECM systems per standard technical documents.  2nd shift supervisor for one year at Hahn AB, Germany.  Honorably discharged.  Reason for leaving: Term of obligated service expired.


    1974-1975:   Draftsman for Commercial Roof Decks of Tampa, Inc. in Tampa, Florida.  Duties: Drew and blueprinted plans for the construction of lightweight concrete roof decks.  Prepared and tested samples and performed general errands.  Reason for leaving:  Enlisted in the U. S. Air Force.

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