Innovative Flight Controls Engineer with extensive background in spacecraft avionics, continuous improvement, project management, and problem solving in a high profile/time critical environment. Skilled facilitator and coach. Currently hold Security Certification, National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI), and Homeland Security Personal Identification Verification clearances. Previously held “SECRET” Clearance through DISCO for Department of Defense (D.O.D.) mission support. Areas of expertise include:
· Innovative Problem Solving
· Data Analysis
· Creative Process Optimization
· Project/Process Management
· Human/Machine Interface Design & Implementation
· Hardware/Software Testing
· Software Design & Implementation
· Tool/Mold Design
· Composite Manufacture & Repair
· Continuous Process Improvement
UNITED SPACE ALLIANCE, (formerly Lockheed Martin), Kennedy Space Center, FL 1979 – 2011
Flight Controls/Hydraulics Systems Engineer (1998 – 2011)
Provided innovative engineering solutions to technical problems in a time critical environment.
· Improved processes and procedures to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
· Performed in place repair of Brake box which saved millions of dollars by eliminating schedule impact resulting from need to remove box for return to vendor and recalibration of brake system.
· Verified Space Shuttle Flight Controls systems were operating properly to ensure flight readiness. This required applying knowledge of digital electronics and general electrical engineering principles.
· Configured vehicle aerosurfaces/engines to support testing operations and mission schedule. These included elevon, rudder, speed brake, body flap, Space Shuttle Main Engines, Solid Rocket Booster Thrust Vector Control, and Orbiter Maneuvering System.
· Performed testing on 12 Flight Controls sub-systems to ensure vehicle flight readiness.
· Acted as liaison between support organizations for scheduling and problem resolution to meet deadlines.
· Prepared and executed detailed test documentation and troubleshooting procedures in time critical environment meeting both customer requirements and mission critical deadlines.
· Directed technicians in the performance of critical hardware installation and testing resulting in zero defects.
· Performed data analysis during pre-flight, launch and landing to verify vehicle performance.
· Developed and implemented displays to ensure reliable monitoring, data analysis and vehicle testing.
· Designed, tested, and validated automated/interactive software tests to replace manual testing methods for improved efficiency and accuracy, which included model control procedures for test simulation.
· Validated flight software at Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory, ensuring its proper functionality and reliability.
· Conducted accident investigation analysis of Challenger debris, which involved identification, and root cause analysis.
· Application Software Working Team (ASWT) Lead – responsible for Flight Controls/Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC) software (including requirements implementation, software design, analysis, problem resolution, testing, and validation). Responsible for 209 programs, with 236,234 lines of code.
· Directed hazardous operations as Task Team Leader in a time critical environment while maintaining employee safety and meeting schedule requirements."
· Checkout Launch Control System Integrated Process Team (IPT) Lead directed the design of Object Oriented requirements, specifications, and displays for the next generation software for use in Shuttle processing. This involved using System architect, Doors, UNIX, SLGMS, and Control Shell.
· Assisted and trained teams in C.I. techniques as a Certified Continuous Improvement (C.I.) Process Facilitator.
· Active member of numerous Lean 6 Sigma teams, Natural Management team (NMT), Process Improvement team (PIT), Computer Based Training (CBT) development team, Continuous Improvement /Total Quality Management, Materials Review team, and Continuous Safety Improvement System (CSIS) team contributing to process and system efficiencies.
Lead Electronics Technician, Shuttle Systems, (1984 – 1998)
Technician working on Orbiter, External Tank, and Solid Rocket Boosters specializing in fabrication, assembly, and testing of flight hardware and GSE, including precision soldering of electronics and electronics testing. Designated instructor of electrical
skills used in Electrical Connector Mate/De-mate process, and Task Team roles and Responsibilities. Skilled in Mold design, composite manufacture, and repair.
· Invented “Mini Helicoil installation tool” eliminating need to de-mate Orbiter and External tank to repair damaged fasteners, saving company millions of dollars and removing any launch impact.
· Invented “Core Cut-off Tool” which allowed 1st time acceptance of materials sample testing, which earned the Shuttle program an award fee for meeting mission milestones.
· Designed and built molds for ablative installation which cut process time by 80%.
· Reduced torque wrench calibration failures by 95% by attaching an instruction label on each tool.
· Certified Move Director and Task Team leader.
· Verified vehicle flight readiness by completing a variety of tests that included: materials testing, visual inspection, mold impressions, dye penetrate, leak testing and Mass spectrometer testing.
· Directed labeling, storage and disposal of toxic/hazardous materials achieving no OSHA violations.
· Fabricated specialized tools and equipment to support processing which saved millions of dollars.
· Designated Inspector (DI) for quality control of flight and ground support hardware, ensuring compliance with established standards.
· Applied ablatives/Thermal Protection to flight element & removed in hydrolaser operations.
· Activated battery lab and performed battery operations for vehicle and payload batteries
· Performed hazardous Fuel/Oxidizer operations in SCAPE (Self Contained Atmosphere Protective Ensemble).
Electronics Technician, (1979 – 1984)
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION
Engineering program, University of Central Florida, Cocoa, FL
Associate of Science, Space Engineering Technology, Brevard Community College, Cocoa, FL
Associate of Arts, General Studies, Brevard Community College, Cocoa, FL
NASA certifications, Level 1 Flight Controls, Level 3 Hydraulics Engineer, SCAPE Certified
Root Cause /Decision Analysis Techniques from Kepner-Tregoe
ISO 9001 Compliance
Computer Aided Drafting Certificate (Auto-trol CAD)
Microsoft Office Suite, Auto-trol CAD, DOORS, System Architect, PCGOAL, IPRACA
Recognized and honored for outstanding contributions and innovations, earning:
· Two Space Act Awards for inventing new technology: The “Core Cut-off Tool” & “Mini Helicoil Installation Tool”
· 55 Suggestion Awards, including “Suggester of the Year” and “Most Suggestions Awarded”
· Numerous commendations in NASA Award Fee Evaluations for commendable performance
· Certificate of Appreciation for CSIS Phase II Team participation
· Two Booster Awards: Tool Control, and RSRM Materials Review Team
· PIT Team Award for K5NA Fixture Process Improvement
· Three “Employee of the Month” Awards
· Two Group Achievement Awards: ET Electrical Monoball Anti-Rotation Device, and Development of CBT training
· Two teamwork awards: USA Teamwork Award for Orbiter Bipod mate, and Integration Team Award
· CLCS Launch Honoree Award for STS-110
· Certificate of Appreciation for Investigation of Challenger Accident
· KSC Space Shuttle Fleet Prime Launch Team Special Career Achievement Award
· Two Technical Achievement Awards: Development, testing, and implementation of GNC software, and Engineering Excellence for superior performance on the Flight Controls/Hydraulic sub-systems
· KSC Group Achievement Award for ALCA/APU Anomaly Resolution Team
“Core-Cutoff Tool”, NASA Tech Briefs, March 2007 vol.31 / no. 3 pg 56, 58
“Core Cutting”, Cutting Tool Engineering, June 2007 vol. 59 / no. 6 pg 106, 108
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