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     Date Submitted:06-07-2012
     Last Modified:06-07-2012 (09:58)
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     Current job:Senior Aerospace Technician
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
     Keywords24 YEARS ON AEROSPACE PROGRAM, SPACE SHUTTLE SYSTEMS
    CV

    WORK HISTORY:    June 1987 to Present             SENIOR AEROSPACE TECHNICIAN

                United Space Alliance – 1996 to Present.

                Lockheed Martin Aerospace – 1987 to 1996

    • John F. Kennedy Space Center, FL.
    • Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
    • Dryden AFB, CA (9month TDY)
    • Edwards AFB, CA (9month TDY)

     

    Applies knowledge, experience, responsibilities and duties in the following competencies, to include:

     

    COMPETENCY:  PROJECT MANAGEMENT / ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Task team leader of projects which included the assignments of projects for aerospace flight and ground support equipment,wire harness inspection for flight and schedule assignments based on processing requirements.ISO-9001 certified.
    • Ensure equipment, parts, and materials are available for processing and in the event of an unscheduled task, assured the completion of the project for the support of Orbiter processing operations.
    • Coordinates, communicates, and resolves issues with numerous processing teams to ensure critical equipment is available for orbiter processing in the Orbiter Processing Facility, Vertical Assembly Building, and Launch Pad, Overseas and Dryden AFB, CA.
    • Effectively communicates with upper management on work status, technician performance, and overall activities of the Ground Support Group.
    • Recognition for projects safety compliance, error free and on time completion.

     

    COMPETENCY:  MACHINERY MAINTENANCE - FLIGHT AND GROUND SUPPORT

    • Relating to machine, sheet metal, and general fabrication/processing shops, buildings and facilities, performed maintenance, assembly, installation, testing, refurbishment, repair and reconditioning of equipment, associated systems and assemblies.maintained hvac system for fat-albert blimp /airship.at c.c.a.f.s.
    • Installs and maintains building automation, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, vacuum and electro-mechanical systems.
    • Mechanical test equipment, instruments and measuring devices and tools necessary to meet close machine tolerances.
    • Perform routine maintenance on fixed and mobile ground support equipment systems to include Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Fixed and Mobile Lifting fixtures, and other equipment unique to the space shuttle.
    • Maintains a 90% efficiency rating on all fixed and mobile ground support equipment.

     

    COMPETENCY:  HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

    • Perform maintenance, repair, overhaul, testing, modification and processing of components and subcomponents of  actuators, pumps, electromechanical, servo-valves and power delivery units.

     

    COMPETENCY:  FACILITY PNEUMATICS / PNEUMATICS

    • Gaseous systems, both high-pressure and low-pressure for maintenance, testing, configuration changes, production and repair activities of facility pneumatic systems.
    • Perform maintenance, repair, overhaul, testing, modification and processing of systems, components and sub-components

    COMPETENCY:  APU/HPU

    • Utilizes mechanical engineering principles focused on the fluids (liquids and gases) discipline to design, specify, maintain and modify high speed turbine machinery, rotational and linear hydraulic components as well as the fluid handling devise (tubes/hoses).
    • Ability to interconnect these components and integrate them into complete systems and develop all required test and checkout requirements to certify the final system for use. 

     

     COMPETENCY: HEAVY EQUIPMENT/ CRANES

    • Heavy equipment systems maintenance, testing, operation, configuration changes, production and repair activities for mobile and fixed lifting hardware.
    • Working with suspended loads, rigging techniques and proof load requirements.

     

    COMPETENCY: SHEET METAL/STRUCTURE

    • Aerospace vehicle structure to perform the following:  assemble, disassemble, install, maintain, modify, repair, adjust, verify, check out, test, and refurbish semi-monocoque / hybrid structure, honeycomb panels and other aerospace structures made of aluminum, stainless, high carbon steel, beryllium, cres,  inconnel and stressed composite aerospace structures. 
    • Uses all of the following techniques - drill, ream, countersink, coin dimple, assemble panes, use jigs and clecos, use air hammer / bucking bar and hand rivet squeezer. 
    • Used various methods for identification of corrosion to include borescope, chemicals and testing.
    • Corrosive repair using etching, grinding, drilling for removal of crystal bridging and exfoliation of metals.

     

    COMPETENCY:  FLEXIBLE SURFACE INSULATION

    • Measures, cuts, assembles, repairs / prepares sub-components.
    • Creates patterns, pre-fit, and provides pre-fit feedback of the component for manufacturing of final product.
    • Prepares bonding surface, performs bond verification and pull test coupons; bonds and applies coatings.

     

    COMPETENCY:  CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS

    • Duties included offload of the Space Shuttle vehicle from 747 transporter plane, build up operations of the vehicle from horizontal to vertical and launch pad operations up through launch and return to RTLS (KSC, FL.) 

     

    COMPETENCY:  OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT

    • Acknowledged and recognition for initiation and implementation of lockout / tagout for electrical and mechanical equipment to ensure personal safety of personnel and equipment installing and maintaining electrostatic discharge lines and grounding straps for discharge of static build-up. Monitors processing operations to assure compliance with safety / related federal, state, company and local regulations and agencies.
    • Activities included implementation of safety controls to eliminate or control hazardous workplace conditions or processes to protect employees, flight and ground hardware, and systems.

     

    COMPETENCY:  ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT

    • Federal, state and company regulations governing the control of operations and processes to minimize the impact on the environment.
    • Recognition of an environmental hazard and developed safety plans related to spills of hydraulic waste and hazardous fluids gases include mmh,  n204, hydrazine, liquid hydrogen, ammonia, ,nitrogen and helium.  Certified in all aspects of  S.C.A.P.E.

     

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

    • Airframe and Powerplant Equivalency, Brevard Community College, Cocoa, Fl. A.S. degree in aerospace bcc,nasa.
    • Extensive inservice via United Space Alliance and Lockheed
    • Clearance has  included DOD, Top Secret / Secret with Lockheed on Shuttle Program

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