Aerospace engineering position allowing for parlay of demonstrated engineering, technical communications, project management and marketing skills.
PROFILE Motivated, personable technical professional with a successful propulsion engineering and technical/proposal documentation employment record. Proven proficiency in developing innovative solutions to problems and achieving results. Gifted technical and marketing communicator with dynamic interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Thrive in deadline-driven environments.
ENGINEERING AND TESTING
- Develop practical, innovative solid and liquid rocket and launch vehicle concepts to meet requirements
- Provide and advocate technical solutions
- Model systems and components in 3D for analysis and fabrication
- Perform analyses (hand calculations, simulations, finite-element analysis) of proposed systems and components, from sub-scale test articles to entire launch vehicles:
o Solid rocket motor design o Vehicle structure and mass fraction
o Mechanical stress and heat transfer
o Trajectory and control dynamics
o Hands-on test development and execution
- Develop test plans, procedures and hardware
- Provide final 2D drawings to fabricator, checked and successfully assembled and used final parts
- Participate in testing and data reduction activities
Write qualification and acceptance test procedures and reports
Provide a variety of required written documentation, including CDRL / SDRL items:
o Design review, technical interchange meeting documentation
o Reliability analyses, Failure Modes Effects Criticalities Analyses (FMECAs)
o Technology Readiness Level (TRL) assessments
o Technical / Project Risk analyses
o Proposal technical sections and white papers
PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND TEAM LEADERSHIP
- Manage technical projects, including planning, resource budgeting, problem-solving:
o Successfully led completion of Valcor Engineering’s stalled F-22 Air Separation Module (ASM) contract work through redesign of key components and personal shepherding of final production work. Last lot of ASMs delivered were the most conformal to customer envelope specifications
- Manage teams of professionals and volunteers:
o Supervised six technical writers and engineering documentation specialists
o Led successful three-year effort to host and market 1996 International Space Development Conference in Manhattan (five-day, multiple-track programming) with a small team on a shoestring budget
o Coordinated volunteers on numerous space advocacy projects, including conferences, meetings, events
o Headed a business process improvement team examining aircraft component repairs
Technical Writer (Contract), 2010 – 2012 - Rockwell Collins Simulation and Training Solutions, Sterling, VA - Force Protection, Inc., Ladson, SC
Business Development / Proposal Writer, 2009 - Orion Propulsion, Inc., Huntsville, AL
Propulsion Engineer, 2006-2008 - Alliant Techsystems (ATK), Elkton, MD - Wickman Spacecraft & Propulsion, Casper, WY
Technical Writer, 2000-2006 - Jeppesen, New York City - Siemens, Florham Park, NJ
Founder, 2000-2003 - AstroExpo.com, New York City
Project Engineer, 1997-1999
Engineering Documentation Manager, 1991-1997 - Valcor Engineering Corp., Springfield NJ
National Space Society - Member of Board of Directors, 1997-1999
- President of New York City Chapter, 1995-1997
- Chair, 1996 International Space Development Conference, 1993-1996
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1989
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