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     Date Submitted:09-07-2012
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    ARTS ET METIERS ENGINEER GRADUATE

     (ENSAM Aix1987-90, energetic)

     

    AERONAUTIC ENGINEER

    (ESTA1990-91)

    ENGLISH FLUENT,

    GERMAN BASIC

     

     

     

     

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    Fév 2005 to June 2012 TEST AND VALIDATION ENGINEER FOR NEW GROUND FACILITIES ON LAUNCH PAD

                                          SNECMA for CNES (ground direction, SDS ) Kourou, French Guyana

                    2009/2012     For the ESA count with CNES delegation: management of the validation tests on fluid nets connected with the Italian launcher VEGA during final test phases before launch: management of team on the terrain, definition of the test plan, validation of fluidic procedures concerning storage ergol, planification of operations, CNES technical interface for fluid concerns during technical point between ESA/ CNES/ AVIO. Operational work during the first launch

                   2009/2010     Responsible of the ground facilities validation tests for the loading of the FREGAT stage of SOYOUZ and fluid ground interface for the loading campaign of the mock up of VEGA    (tuning of the equipment for the gaseous effluent treatment)  

                    2008/2010     CNES Interface for the end of all fluid work during installations of ground facilities for the Vega launch pad  

                                          Interface during A5 campaign between Arianespace / SDS and driving of validations test for new installations on A5 launch pad (fluid, cryogenic arm mechanical).

                    2006/2007     Realisation of validation test for the new ground facilities designed to treat all the gaseous effluent on the ergol storage zone for Ariane 5 (washing column)

                    2005/2006     Realisation of all fluid tests for the updating of the second A5 lunch table designed to be able to be used with cryogenic version of second stage  

     

    Dec 02 to Feb. 05         NEW VULCAIN 2 OXYGENE TURBOPUMP TECHNICAL RESPONSIBLE ENGINEER

                                          SNECMA - Launcher Engine Division- Vernon, France

    ·Functional responsible of the turbo pump and technical interface with the vulcain 2 engine team

    Tests analyses, validation of objectives (hardware green light ) in compliance with design AVIO team

    Progress meeting management with AVIO (Italy) and its subcontractors Volvo Aerospace (Sweden)

    Definition and realisation with AVIO of hardware expertises after test or functional abnormality

    Responsible of the management of waivers and modification regarding technical & configuration aspect

     

    August 97 to dec 02      PRODUCTION ENGINEER FOR THE ARIANE 4 CRYOGENIC ENGINE

                                          SNECMA - Launcher Engine Division- Vernon, France

                                          ·Tuning of the Ariane 4 cryogenics engine and analysis of the reception test,

                                          ·Analysis of the thermodynamics and mechanical parameters of the engine after flight,

                                          ·Treatment of abnormality with fabrication / assembly team, writing of technical synthesis and waiver,

                                          ·Technical interface for the HM7B engine combustion chamber with Astrium, Munich.

                                          ·Technical interface for the gear of the turbopump with MAAG Gear, Zurich

     

    October 93to may 97    EXPLOITATION ENGINEER of the fluid net for the Ariane 4 launch pad

                                          CEGELEC COMSIP - Guyanese Space Centre - Kourou, French Guiyana

                                          · Planning co-ordination of the operation done on the different cryogenic and storage ergols fluid system and process

                                          · Head of the fluid net and all equipment in relation to ARIANESPACE, for complete launch campaign

                                          · Technical head of fluid team (50 people) under the responsibility of the manager

     

    April 92 to July 93        FLIGHT SAFETY ENGINEER as Volunteer in Technical Assistance (Military Service)

                                          National Centre for Space Studies (CNES) - Guyanese Space Centre - Kourou, French Guyana

                                          · Involvement in launch operation in the safety control room

    · Designing of deviated Ariane 4 trajectory for safety and calculation of the intervention limits

     

    Sept. 91 to March 92    Aeronautic and mechanic TESTS AND STUDIES ENGINEER

                                          RAFAUT (Equipment manufacturer for DASSAULT) - Villeneuve-la-Garenne, France

     

    ·Static and dynamics tests for twin store carrier for Mirage and helicopter in relation with the SOPEMEA (SOciété pour le PErfectionnement des Matériels et Equipements Aérospatiaux).

    August 91                     ENGINEER INTERNSHIPS

                                          SOMEDI (supplier for RENAULT) - Mantes-la-Jolie, France

    ·Studies and setting of assembly line for the Flins-sur-Seine factory.

    February to June 90      ENGINEER STUDENT PLACEMENTS (project for the last year of studies)

                                          Atomic Energy Commissariat (CEA) – Saclay, France

    ·Studies of an apparatus bound to verify the influence of a very radioactive environment on the resistance of the Inconel mechanics connection in the heart of EDF reactor.

    HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

    Travel                          South America, Europe, Morocco (one-month internship in Phosphate Mines), Mali(august 2003)

    Others                          Jujitsu / Volley ball / Motorcycle (member of Motoclub rail and road on 600cm3)/photography

     

    TOEIC                        level 795 obtained in April 2008


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