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     Date Submitted:17-02-2012
     Last Modified:17-02-2012 (07:26)
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     Current job:Product Development Technician - Senior
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsOptical-Mechanical design and integration, quality assurance, team lead, tool design
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    Objective:

    My objective is to obtain a full time position as a technician or developmental engineer in the opto-mechanical field. My background includes experimental hardware to flight hardware to space flight hardware, permitting me to be flexible in dynamic work environments. With continued education and training in CAD, I aspire to include tool design and design of experiments to my skill set, becoming a designer capable of performing extensive laboratory work and field service.

     

    I feel that I can contribute substantially by bringing the following skills:

    ·         8 years experience in Opto-Mechanical integration and testing, including projects with experimental test chambers, experimental miniature precision mechanisms and breadboards, tactical and space fast steering mirrors, scan mirrors, and thermal compensators.

    ·         Capable of leading a team of technicians, allocating work assignments, tracking work products and maintaining databases.

    ·         Experience with a wide range of commercial products, including air conditioning systems, electrical wiring and troubleshooting, AC & DC motors, pneumatic components, watch mechanisms and lock mechanisms. Capable of combining aerospace designs with COTS components for cost effective experimental designs.

    ·         Training in report generation, test and build documentation, data processing, and statistical analysis.

    ·         Six Sigma Certified. Completed 5 Raytheon Six Sigma Projects

    ·         Innovative design and sketching using CAD tools (Graphite). Have fabricated design projects and tool improvements through Innovation Laboratories, one project currently patent pending.

    ·         Familiarity with operating in a laboratory environment, with experience in stocking, housekeeping, and HAZMAT.

     

    Education:

    California State University, Dominguez Hills: GPA: 3.75: B.A. Psychology, Dean’s Honor List.

     

     El Camino College: GPA: 3.64: AA in Psychology; AS in HVAC, Dean’s Honor List.

     

    Clearances:

                SSBI and Secret

     

    Work Experience:

    Raytheon: January 2003 to present:

    Space Flight Opto-Mechanical Technician: Programs include Millennium, Brisbee, Tonga, VIIRS, STSS, and APL5. Opto-mechanical build, test and integrate variety of assemblies. Duties include closing build and test records, team lead, database management, build and test of fast steering mirrors, integration of electronics box assemblies, support environmental testing, bonding precision optics and optical assemblies. Assisted with providing drawings for tooling.

    Advance Beam Control: Generated conceptual optical layouts for beam conditioning system. Generated detailed drawings of opto-mechanical parts and assemblies for fabrication. Supported customer meetings, provided design and schedule status.

    Edgewood Active Standoff Chamber:  Lead technician responsible for the fabrication and integration large (24’ x 40’) chem-bio simulant test chamber, external aero-window units and modular power distribution system. Led the assembly and testing efforts to verify performance and implement design modifications. Participated in design phase reviews and drawing check. Generated electrical schematics and installation drawings.  Supported field integration of the test chamber, achieving full build and functional operation on an aggressive 2 week schedule.  Generated and maintained Training and Integration Manuals.

    OPO Tuner: Assembled and reworked the OPO tuner mechanism.  Produced shop drawings for tooling.

    Image Motion Compensator (IMC) Testing: Performed IMC screening and thermal scale factor, friction and servo testing. Trained additional technicians to perform test.  Documented testing procedures as part of Raytheon 6sProject.

    PML Support: Organized and maintained laboratory supplies and equipment.  Passed cleanroom certification and ESD certification. 

     

    DRS: February 2002 to January 2003:

    Duties included assembly fast steering mirrors, thermal compensating lenses, scan mirrors, lens cells, thermal qual testing.  Participated in redesign efforts and drawing check and review. Developed new techniques in opto-mechanical assembly / rework, including developing new technique to remove bonded mirrors from scan mirror assembly without damaging mirrors and motor assemblies for substantial reduction in rework time and cost.

     

    Mark’s Lock & Safe: July 2001 to Dec 2001

    Duties include rekeying autos and standard locks, master key locks, installing hardware, grinding, making and modifying parts when unavailable, installing electrical access systems and surveillance systems. 

     

    Engravable U Watch Repair: May 1990 to 2000 

    Duties include grinding, custom machining, locksmithing, engraving, watch repair, sales, tracking inventory.

     

    Continental Refrigeration, Heating & Air: November 1997 to April 1998:

    Duties include installation, maintenance and service repairs of residential and light commercial air conditioning units.

     

    El Camino College, Air Conditioning Laboratory Assistant Instructor: May 1996 to May 1998:

    Duties include assisting professor in instruction of students, maintaining supplies & equipment in laboratory, installing new equipment, organizing supplies & equipment.

     

    U.S. Army Reserves, 349th General Hospital: April 1992 to April 1998.

               

    Completed Technical Training and Certifications:

    Fully certified for operating in class 1000 cleanrooms and handling / building space flight hardware. Full list of certifications available upon request.

    Six Sigma Specialist Qualification: Issued 1 Nov 2005 (Raytheon).

    Universal Air Conditioning Certification: Issued 18 Oct 1995.

    Military Driver's License, U.S.A.R: Truck size: 5 ton and 1 1/4 ton, forklift (5 ton limit).

    HAZMAT (Hazardous Material Training): Colorado School of Mines.


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