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     Date Submitted:03-08-2012
     Last Modified:03-08-2012 (08:09)
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     Current job:Sr. Electronics Engineering Technician
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     Keywords30+ years in the manufacturing/assembly of satelite harnesses, Printed circuit board, chassis assemblies and integration and test . Worked with system engineers in generating harness design drawings and schematics using visio and vesys drawing programs, a


           A position with a high-tech electronics firm, using state-of-the-art technology that desires my experience and expertise to assist in their goals for the future.


          Thirty + year’s professional experience and expertise in the manufacture and development of state-of-the-art  hardware and circuitry for a wide variety of applications. Manufactured a number of flight and non-flight, prototype high-speed, high-density micro-computer boards, computer systems and both flight and non-flight cable and harness  assemblies.  Qualified to provide expert quality control of any related product line. Experienced in the development and quality of Space Flight products. Certified in high reliability solder and inspection applications.

          Experienced in Spacecraft integration and test, development and implementation of manufacturing cable and harness drawings, work instruction/certlog using a varity of software.  

          Supported Launch site activities for various NASA flight Projects.

     CLEARANCE: Supplied upon request


    Sept. 1, 2011 to July 31 2012     COMTECH AEROASTRO, Ashburn, Virginia

    Sr. Electronics Eng. Tech - Fabricate both Flight and non-Flight harness and cable assemblies. Solder Printed Wiring Boards, small electronic and RF sub-assemblies. Manufacturing in process inspection, cross train Jr. level technicians, review and help develop manufacturing process and Integration and test. Installed BGA components.  NASA Certificate required. 8739.2, 8739.3 & 8739.4

    Developed and generated EGSE, flight and non-flight Spacecraft harness assembly  drawings using Visys and Visio software.

    May 2011 to Aug. 31, 2011            AEROTEK (temp agency)

    Sr. Electronics Tech (Contract to Comtech AeroAstro). - Fabricate/install and integrate spacecraft Flight and non-flight cable/harness assemblies. Ability to read schematics, wiring diagrams and assembly instruction. Work well with engineering instructions. Harness design using Visys and Visio to generate harness and cable drawing. Use Excel to generate parts list and wire list.

    Nov., 1997 to May 2011                     ATK SPACE Formally SWALES AEROSPACE Beltsville, Md.

    ASSY- TECH 10 - Fabricate Flight Spacecraft Bus harnesses and cables. Non-flight cables and GSE. Fabricate/Wire chassis assemblies, P.C. boards, Transformers, coils, heaters and thermistor, from wire list, board and wiring diagrams and schematics.  Incorporate engineering changes and rework, all in accordance with NASA specifications for Flight and Non-flight assemblies. Help Engineering with Space flight harness design, Develop and generate harness assembly dwg's using Auto sketch, Visio and RSD (Routed systems Designer 6.0). Help generate and develop work instructions / certlogs for several Flight and non-flight Programs. Perform Parts Master functions for engineering group using Cost Point as needed. Also act as lead Electronics tech for most flight projects/programs. Help other techs with technical issues and fabrication needs. Projects worked on Include: PGT- crew aids pistol grip tools, New Horizons, LRO, TacSat, Secchi, HST/WFC3, HST/Cats, HST/MPT, JWST, SOFIA, etc.

                    Assembly integ tech 6 - Tac Sat 3 Project

                    Fabricate / install/ integrate Flight Spacecraft Bus and solar array  harnesses. Incorporate Engineering changes into Flight harness and instrument sub-assemblies. Worked/cross trained JR engineer in generating drawings and Certlogs/work instructions.

                    Lead Harness tech – Themis Project.

    Duties included working close with Primary project engineers in the Design and Development of Flight Harnesses and Dwgs, certlogs/work instruction. Fabricate, Instruct/train other technicians in fabrication of flight S/C Bus harnesses, non-flight cables/harnesses and flight and non-flight sub-assemblies. Performed Quality in process inspection and production control activities. Perform Milliohm/continuity and High pot testing of all harnesses/cables. Install flight harnesses onto flight structure.

    Lead harness Tech – Swift XRT project

               Duties included working close with Primary project engineers in the   Design and Development of Flight Harnesses and Dwgs, certlogs/work instruction. Fabricate flight instrument harnesses, wire S/C bus and electronics box thermal system and sub-assemblies. Other duties include Quality in process inspection and production control activities. Perform Milliohm/continuity and High pot testing of all harnesses/cables. Install flight harnesses onto flight structure. 

     Lead Aerospace Technician - EO-1 project

    I & T technician lead on the Earth Observing-1 (E.O-1) New Millennium Program. Responsibilities include Support of all I & T launch activities at VAFB, California. Harness design and development. Harness drawing development and control. Fabrication and test all flight harnesses, heater and thermistors using general hand tools and precision test measurement equipment, such as High-Pot tester (Cirrus 1000+H), megohm meter, Valhalla Milliohm meter and digital Multimeters. Other responsibilities include managing and cross training all cable manufacturing and test technicians working on E.O-1. Other duties include interfacing with customers and engineers on technical issues and perform general management duties. Worked several projects for Goddard Space Flight Center in Surface Mount Technology, development and repair (including 25 mil ultra fine line parts). Worked as Lead harness tech on VCL-MBLA Project. Responsibilities include fabrication and development of flight harness per customer instructions. Oversee and instruct assembly personal on assembly applications and instructions.  Wire chassis and P.C. boards from wire list, board and wiring diagrams and schematics. Wire wrapping, incorporate engineering changes and Rework. Testing of flight and non-flight cables. All in accordance with Customer and NASA specifications for Flight and Non-flight assemblies.

    July 27, 1992 to 1997              JACKSON & TULL Seabrook, Md.

    Lead Electronics Technician - Lead Technician, for Cable and Printed Circuit board fabrication departments. Responsibilities include Fabrication of PCB’s using the latest in Surface Mount Technology, Cable and Harness assemblies, Wire chassis and P.C. boards from wire list, board and wiring diagrams and schematics. Wire wrapping, incorporate engineering changes and Rework. Testing of flight and non-flight cables. All in accordance with Customer and NASA specifications for Flight and Non-flight assemblies. Assist in the Training and Managing of all PCB and Cable manufacturing personnel. Interface with customers and engineers on technical issues. And general management duties.  Projects worked on Include: TRW’s - SSTI (Small Spacecraft Technology Initiative) spacecraft HST (Hubble Space Telescope)/NICMOS (Near-Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer), HST/STIS (Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph),  HST/FGS (Fine Guidance Sensor, HST/SADE (Solar Array Drive Electronics), HST/DIU (Data Interface Unit), HST/SSR (Solid State Recorders), HST/ESTR (Engineering/Science Tape Recorder), HST/AME (Actuator Motor Electronics). E.O.S Project, etc. Equipment used to accomplish all tasks is: TMS 90 label system, cirris 2000 Hi-pot tester, HP 4338A milliohm and multi-meters, Novastar 16P wave soldering machine and Vitronics 500S Forced/Convection Soldering Oven, Fancort semi pneumatic lead forming press using universal forming tool FA 2684 for both standard and fine mil-pitch packages. O.K Industries BGA-2000/SMW-2000 series convection preheater, BGA & Fine Pitch Micro Placer, PI-70 manual Pick-and-place for SMT, and general hand tools and soldering irons for assembly.

     1989 - 27, July 1992               EER Systems Corp. Seabrook, Md.

    Electronic Technician - Integration and Test Technician on the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Project (EUVE). Responsibilities are fabrication and testing of all flight harnesses using general hand tools and precision test measurement equipment, such as High- Pot, Milliohm and digital Multimeters, Oscilloscopes etc., Assisted test engineers in commanding and recording all data, monitor and record all measurements of all instruments on EUVE payload. Supporting engineers with documentation and drawing updates using a wide range of computer packages.  Supported all launch activities at KSC/CCAFS (Kennedy Space Center/Cape Canaveral Air force Station) for the EUVE Payload Module, activities include post ship integration and testing. Finalize and prepare payload for flight readiness and close out. Performed stray Voltage checks and Armed all EUVE payload module EED's. Fabrication of Printed Circuit Boards, Cable assemblies wire chassis, wire wrapping, and incorporating engineering changes and rework. Ability to read and interpret wiring diagrams, assembly drawings, schematics and other related documents is essential to perform and complete assigned tasks. Performs Pre inspection of all assemblies to ensure proper compliance with NASA, NASA certified NHB.5300.4 (3A-1)(3G)(3H).

     1/1989 to 1989 P/T (Job Shop) PULSE Inc. Beltsville, Maryland

    Electronic Technician - Fabricated Printed Circuit Board, cable and chassis wiring and assemblies. Performed wire wrapping, Using schematics and assembly drawings.

     3/87 to 1/89                                            IDEAS Inc. 10741 Tucker St. Beltsville, Md. 20705

    Assembler A - Fabricated P.C boards, Transformers, coils and cables. Wire chassis and P.C. boards from wire list, board and wiring diagrams and schematics. Other tasks performed include wire wrapping, incorporate engineering changes and rework. all in accordance with NASA specifications for Flight and Non-flight assemblies. NASA Certified NHB5300.4(3A-1) Flight Projects worked on Include: GRO Compel, GRO Egret, BBXRT, COBE, Space station, Shoot, AESE

    86 to 3/87                                            FAIRCHILD SPACE Co. Germantown, MD.

    Assembler Technician A - Developed Prototype and limited Production type hardware on very densely populated and complex assemblies in accordance with NASA and Fairchild Workmanship specifications. Read and interpret wire list and schematics, generate engineering changes, perform lap joints and reflow soldering. Test Rework NASA Certified NHB5300.4 (3A-1).

     1981 to 1986                                       U.S. DESIGN CORPORATION 4311 Forbes Blvd. Lanham, Md. 20706

    Group leader, Supervisor (ACT) - Group Leader, Supervisor of Advanced Products, Supervised Printed Circuit assembly, Mechanical assembly, wave solder and Machine shop. Generated Engineering changes. Additional duties included employee training, programming of computer chips, quality control, stuffing components, and hand soldering of P.C. boards, cable assemblies and harness. Also responsible for all Prototype introductions to production levels. Tools used to accomplish these goals include a multi-master Programmer(M3016A) Pro-log Prom Programmer (M910A: w/pm 9075A, 9037 MMI generic Pal Development System (SD 20/40, Amistar CI 750 Dip Inserter, T & B Auto Feed Lugger and Bench Press, AMP Pneumatic Crimp tools, Ansley and Amp Hand tools.

     1980 to 1981                                       TECH SERV - Beltsville, Md. 20705

    P.C Assembler/Test & Rework Tech. - Assembled, Tested, and reworked RF Receivers. Use of Oscilloscope for testing and setting all frequencies.

     1980                                                       PACE Inc. - Laurel, Maryland .

     Wiring technician/ Electronic Assembler

     1979 - 1980                                          HEKIMIAN LABS Inc. - Gaithersburg, Maryland

                                                                     P.C. Assembler / Inventory Control Clerk.


     NASA STD Certified to - 8739.1, 8739.2, 8739.3, 8739.4 - ongoing 

     Routed Systems Designer 6.0 – 2006 – C of T

    Laurel Senior High - Diploma received - 1976

     Art Instructional School - received Certificate - 1977

     Seminar for Basic Supervision - Certificate

     Comtech AeroAstro – NASA-STD-8739.2, .3

    Swales Aerospace / ATK Aerospace - NASA-STD-8739.1, .2, .3, .4

     Fairchild Space Flight Co. - NHB5300.4 (3A-1) - Certificate

     Goddard Space Flight Co. - NHB5300.4 (3A-1) (3A-2) - Certificate

        - NHB5300.4 (3G) (3H) - Certificate

     Jackson & Tull - NHB5300.4 (3A-2),(3G),(3H),(3M) - Cert.

                 - MIL-STD-1686 - Cert.

     Howard Community College - Electronic/Telecommunication Technology – ongoing



     Letter of recommendations – Comtech AeroAstro

     Managers Award – Comtech AeroAstro

     Peer Award – Comtech AeroAstro

    Letter of Appreciation - NASA - VCL project (Swales)

     Letter of Appreciation - U.S Design Corporation

     Letter of Recommendation - U. S Design Corporation

     Letter of Recommendation - Fairchild Space Company

     Certificate of Appreciation - EER Systems Corporation

     COBE Group Award - NASA - Ideas Inc.

     AESE Award - NASA - Ideas Inc.

     EUVE Group Award - NASA

     Flight Systems & Servicing Project Award - HST/NASA

     HST Group and Team Award – NASA

     EO-1 Group Award – NASA - Swales Aerospace

     SWIFT Group Award – NASA

     THEMIS Group and Team Award – NASA



    Systems/Packages - Orcad, Dbase Plus, III, Gem, Wordperfect 5.0, Microsoft windows, (Microsoft Word,

    Excel, Project, Power Point.), Fox Pro for windows, Designer 3.1, Auto Cad Light RSD – Routed systems Designer 6.0,

    Visio, Auto Sketch , Visys.

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