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     Date Submitted:17-12-2011
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     Current job:Senior Aerospace Inspector
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
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    Introduction:

    I have extensive experience working on the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Space Shuttle system. The space program is coming to a transitional period between programs (Shuttle to Constellation), which is an opportunity for me to extend my options outside of  KSC. I am willing to relocate out of state and travel. I look forward to new experiences, new people, and new learning opportunities.

     

    Objective:

           Use combined education and extensive work experience to facilitate efficient implementation of company   goals and to manage personnel

       

    Education:

    Webster University, St Louis, MO

    MA Public Administration/Procurement Management, 05/1984     

    Troy State University, Troy, AL

    BS Resource Management, 08/1982                                                     

    Community College of the Air Force, Maxwell AFB, AL

    AS Aircraft Maintenance Technology, 11/1986

    AS Resource Management Technology, 04/1980

     

    License/Certifications:

                   Institute of Certified Professional Managers, James Madison University,

                    Certified Manager, CM  Designation

    United Space Alliance ASNT Visual Testing Level II Certification

    Federal Communication Commission Certificate With Technician Rating

    Federal Aviation Administration Mechanic Certificate With A&P Ratings

    Structured Surveillance Quality Control Qualifications

    Certified in ISO 14001 Requirements

    Certified in ISO 9000 Requirements, Knowledgeable in ISO 9001-2000

    United Space Alliance Quality Control Inspector Certification

    Certified in OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)            

    J-Standard-001 Soldering Certified IPC Specialist

    ASNT Visual Testing

    Bonded Sensor Installation Certification

    High Pressure Systems Safety Certification

    Cryogenic Seals Handling and Inspection Certification

    Electrical Bonding Certification

    Electrical Connector Mate/Demate Certification

    Orbiter Hatch Operator Certification

    Ground Support Equipment Wire Termination Certification

    Torque and Safety Wiring Certification

    TCS Blanket Installation, Removal, and Repair Certification

    Star Tracker Care and Handler Certification

    Trans Atlantic Landing – Offsite Team Member Certification

    Mold Impression Analyst ( Quality ) Certification

    Dynatubes Installation Certification

    Fiber Optic Connectorization Certification

    RF Connector Mate/Demate Certification

    ET/SRB Ordnance Inspector Certification

    Use of Basic Meters Certification

    ET Foam Awareness Certification

    Work at Heights Safety Certification

    Confined Space Operations Certification

    Inspection of Fall Protection Equipment Certification

    Electrical Lockout/Tagout Certification

    Digital Closeout / PMRB Photo and Sims Processing Certification

    Flight & GSE Electrical Testing ( Inspector  & Technician ) Certification

     

                   

    Experience:

            United Space Alliance    Senior Aerospace Inspector      09/1988 – 10/2010

    Performs quality inspection duties to ensure compliance to engineering drawings, specifications, work authorization documents, and operation procedures, as well as, manufacturing and installation drawings. Interprets drawings, specifications, blueprints, schematic diagrams, and sketches. Inspects assigned area and associated major components and sub-components, before, during, and after testing and pre/post launch operations for compliance with company and customer requirements. Inspects the installation, modifications, and hook-up of all types of electrical/electronic, electromechanical, hydro, pneumatic and mechanical instrumentation, station/test equipment, hardware units, and corresponding connections. Performs closeout inspections of assigned areas for conformance/compliance, signs and stamps completed tasks, identifies non-conformances when necessary. Consists of a combination of, but are not limited to: assures flight hardware and ground support equipment (GSE) material integrity. Verifies process inspections, non-conformance reporting dimensional measurement checks, corrosion pit mapping, verification of various material cure requirements, adhesion testing, and dry film lubricant inspections; evaluates products, equipment, and processes to ensure their quality and compliance with engineering requirements; sets up, inspects, tests, calibrates, and samples all types of equipment, components, systems; makes recommendations for solutions, ensures resolutions, and the control of statistical processes; performs photographic documentation requirements in accordance with written procedures, policies, and documents; provides quality assurance technical representation in team and organizational meetings, and presents sound technical arguments to resolve quality assurance issues. Uses standard and sophisticated computerized test equipment, coordinate measurement devices, optical comparators, video borescopes, Rockwell hardness testers, and vacuum leak testing, basic computer skills and Microsoft applications. Trainer - New employee On the Job Training.  Assisted Technicians in removal and replacement of  panels, hydraulic actuators and valves, including electrical, mechanical, and  pneumatic.  Assisted in trouble shooting and replacing electronic components including PC Cards using ESD Awareness.  Lead Facilitator  for 13 Continuous Improvement Process Teams.  Team Lead for Terminal Launch Count Down Team for 50 Launches.  Acting Manager II for 5 Years.  Acting Lead for 5 Years.  Drive and operate the Cherry Picker and High Ranger high lift vehicles.     

     

    Gary Aerospace Inc    Operations Manager      12/1987 -08/1988

    Directed and assisted in daily operations of the repairs, inspections, modifications, and overhauls of radial engines per FAA FAR Part 145. Managed Logistics for office supplies and equipment distribution program.  Acted as correspondence manager for office serving government customers and commercial suppliers.  Served as contract administrator

     

    United States Air Force     Chief Operations Studies Branch     11/1974 – 10/1987

    Performed work sampling and time studies to determine manpower standards.  Prepared productivity control charts.  Participated as cost comparison team member.

     

    United States Air Force     Aircraft Maintenance       09/1967 -10/1974

    Maintained Flight Hours and Cycle Logs of 22 assigned C-5A Galaxy’s and 44 C-141B’s to track for required maintenance, inspections and component overhauls in a Crew Chief function .  Maintained all documented Technical, Proficiency, and recurrent Training for all assigned personnel.

    Advised on problems maintaining, servicing, and  inspecting aircraft and aerospace support equipment.

    Used technical data to diagnose and solve maintenance problems on aircraft systems.  Interpreted and advised on maintenance procedures and policies to repair aircraft and support equipment.

    Troubleshoot and maintain aircraft structures, systems, components, and support equipment.  Test repaired components using mockup and test equipment.  Adjusted, aligned, rigged, and calibrated aircraft systems.  Performed engine run-up.  Accomplished weight and balance functions.   Jacked, towed, and serviced aircraft.

    Inspected aircraft structures, systems, components, support equipment.   Supervised and performed aircraft and component inspections.  Interpreted inspection findings and determined adequacy of corrective actions.  Inspected and checked components for clearances, tolerances, proper installation, and operation.  Inspected and operated powered and non-powered  aerospace ground equipment.  Inspected and identified aircraft corrosion for prevention and correction.  Reviewed maintenance forms, aircraft records, and reports to ensure complete documentation.  Inventoried and maintained alternate mission equipment.

    Performed production supervisor, flight chief, expediter, crew chief, aero repair, and maintenance functions.  Coordinated maintenance plans to meet operational commitments.  Supervised and assisted in launching and recovering aircraft.  Reviewed maintenance data collection summaries to determine trends and production effectiveness.  Performed crash recovery duties.  Performed staff and supervisory management functions.   Drive and operate many Military vehicles including small trucks, large trucks, various forklifts of all sizes, High Ranger, Calivar High lift for C5A Aircraft, Hydraulic mauls, Light Alls, Electrical Generator repair.

     

     

    Highlights:  

    Strong organizational, interpersonal and technical writing skills. Consistent work history of producing quality work, correct documentation and adherence to established operating procedures.

     

    Awards:

    Lockheed Space Operations Company Continuous Improvement Process, for outstanding performance implementing a 50% reduction in manpower

    United Space Alliance, Quest for Excellence Employee Of The Month in April 2004 for Community Service

    NASA KSC Teamwork Award

    Safety Award (2)

    On The Spot Award (5)

    Certificate of Appreciation (2)

    Thank You For Your Efforts To Return NASA To Flight

    Above And Beyond

    Risk Associated Trouble Spot Award (3)

    United Space Alliance S&MA Team Award (3)

    S&MA Exceptional Achievement Award

    S&MA Quality Awareness Award (3)

    S&MA Team Of The Quarter (2)

    Lockheed Space Operations Company Commendation (5)

    NASA Safety Award Of Distinction

    SPC Team Award

    NASA Certificate Of Appreciation

    United Space Alliance Continuous Improvement Process Team Participation And Achieving Process Improvement (8)

    Lockheed Space Operations Company Continuous Improvement Process Team Participation And Achieving Process Improvement (5)

     

     

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