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     Date Submitted:30-05-2012
     Last Modified:30-05-2012 (08:44)
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     Current job:Sr. Aerospace Inspector
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsInspection, verification, flight hardware, extensive background in Aerospace Quality Assurance, ability to lead complex quality projects, self motivated, safety and reliability, and Task and Team oriented.
    CV

    HIGHLIGHT OF QUALIFICATIONS:

     

    • Extensive background in Aerospace Quality Assurance, Safety and Reliability.  Over thirty-one (31) years of experience with NASA's Space Shuttle Ground and Launch Operations.
    • Excellent ability to lead complex quality projects from concept to fully operational status.   Goal oriented with strong leadership capabilities, well developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Task and team oriented, self-motivated, independent, willing to accept responsibility and have an inherent ability to multi-task while working under time constraints.
    • Well organized, able to work with all levels of management and able to work effectively in both a team environment and independently with little or no supervision.
    • Fully proficient with comprehensive demonstrated knowledge and skills.   Primarily concerned with high productivity and quality items.  Maintains required training and certifications.

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

     

    • Thirty-one (31) years experience as a Aerospace Quality Control Inspector on the Space Shuttle Program    

     

    Sr. Aerospace Inspector, Lockheed Martin/United Space Alliance – 06/1986 – 07/2011

     

    • Performs quality detailed 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 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.  Duties include visual inspections consisting of a combination of, but is not limited to:  assures flight hardware, flight support equipment (FSE) 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 and/or fluid; 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, coordinates measurement devices, optical comparators, video borescopes, Rockwell hardness testers, and vacuum leak testing. 
    • Follows all Safety procedures, regulations and established guidelines to perform assigned duties.  Obtains and maintains certifications, and stand boards, etc., as required.  Uses appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPC).
    • Actively oversee inspection operations pertaining to all aspects of the Shuttle Transportation System processing in a Rotation Processing and Surge Facility (RPSF), Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF), Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB)   and launch pads 39A & 39B.
    • Acting Quality Lead- works with, develops, plans and provides work assignments to lower level employees. 

            Resolves internal and external customer issues according to procedures and established guidelines.  Orbiter, External Tank and Solid Rocket Motor processing, mate, processing and closeout inspections for launch. 

     

    EDUCATION:

     

    • Cocoa Beach High School, Cocoa Beach, Florida - Diploma, June 1972

     

    TECHNICAL TRAINING:

     

    • KSC/NASA certifications pertaining to all aspects of job requirements

     

    • Quality and Safety Metrics
    • Engineering Drawings and Specifications
    • Launch Commit Criteria
    • Introduction Training on the Orion Program

     

    AWARDS:

     

    • Launch Director Award – Recognized for Outstanding Work during the AFT Close Out Process Flow of Discovery STS-133
    • Quest Awardfor Excellence STS-128 - For Attention to Detail During SRB APU Hydraulic Pump Remove and Replace
    • Multiple KSC Group Achievement  and Commemorative Awards

     

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