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     Date Submitted:16-08-2012
     Last Modified:24-08-2012 (12:38)
    Job information
     Current job:Reliability Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Space Tourism
     KeywordsReliability, Statistician, Test Manager, Ground Systems Operations, Launch and Early Orbit


    ABOUT ME: A self starting individual, an effective communicator, and strong team player.  I enjoy new challenges, and solving complex problems.




          ·   2012-2015             MEng Systems Engineering, Cornell University

    ·         2004-2007              B.S.E Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines, GPA: 3.38

    ·         2001-2004              A.A.S. Space Technology, Community College of the Air Force: GPA 3.90





          ·          Data Analyst/Statistician for Business Unit

          ·          Design experiments and prepare equipment testing plans

          ·          Developing data acquistiona and analysis systems for product line

          ·          Work with teams to optimize business unit processes (Lean student)



    ·         Computer modeling of data clustering

    ·         Conducted feasibility studies of emerging quantum computing technologies applied to search algorithms

    ·         Assisted advisor in mathematical formulas


    2008-2009 TUTOR

    ·         Located at Flathead Valley Community College

    ·         Tutored in freshman/sophomore level physics, mathematics, and chemistry


    2007-2008 GRADUATE STUDENT

    ·         Specialized in computational physics finding solutions to nonlinear Schrödinger equation

    ·         Tutored various undergraduate courses

    ·         Teaching Assistant to freshman level physics

    ·         Teaching Assistant in optics design course-set up lab equipment, graded assignments



    ·         Senior thesis completed on nonlinear scattering theory

    ·         Research assistant working on information theory in quantum computing

    ·         Transcribed a manuscript in latex, 200+ pages of graduate Quantum Mechanics course

    ·         Lab Assistant work study, chemical safety compliance, and chemical preparation



    ·       Soil tests: density testing

    ·       Tested properties of concrete for highways and the airport

    ·       Performed gravel composition analysis calculations

    ·       Billing procedures




    2002-2004              PROGRAM MANAGER/TEST MANAGER

    ·         Responsible to test and evaluate a new command and control ground system/software

    ·         Co-authored future space system's concept of employment, and concept of operations

    ·         Test Manager/Operations Lead of $94M AFSCN

    ·         Directed seven person team with test and development of OSR technical documents

    ·         Planned and coordinated testing of systems upgrade, while preserving steady operations

    ·         Supervised analysis and validation of 34 ground system resources for 200+ satellite test

    ·         Liaison between Senior Management and Civilian Contractors

    ·         Co-authored 3 SOPS OSR Concept of Operations, Transition Plan 

    ·         Developed and presented technical status briefings to Senior Leadership



    2001-2002               TECHNICAL WRITER/SYSTEMS ANALYST

    ·         Developed and specialized temporary procedures to accommodate modern systems  

    ·         Created an 2000 page operations documentation as a team

    ·         Identified and rectified 84 documentation errors



    ·         Responsible for 24-hour satellite operations via the AFSCN. 

    ·         Technical advisor on operations crew for all ground system fault detection and isolation.

    ·         Managed six person crew and resource allocation for 19 satellites within 3 constellations

    ·         Solved 250+ anomalous conditions within Air Force Satellite Control Network

    ·         Excelled in four consecutive operational evaluations with an average of 95%

    ·         Instructed four trainees, all of which received highly qualified scores



    ·         Air Force Leadership, Management, and Supervisory Skills training

    ·         Initial training on WANIU data routing hardware/software

    ·         Air Force Development Evaluation Manager Training

    ·         AFSCN Communication Systems - breakdown of antennae and routing systems

    ·         Space Systems Operator crew instructor training - training satellite command/control

    ·         Space Systems Operator training - initial course for satellite command/control


    ·         TECHNICAL SKILLS

    ·         LabView-Two Semesters

    ·         Mathematica-Four Semesters

    ·         MatLab-Two Semesters

    ·         Digital Circuit Design-One Semester

    ·         Analog Circuit Design-One Semester

    ·         Solid Works-One Semester

    ·         JMP

    ·         MS Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint



    ·         Air Force Sergeants Association "Airman of Year" 2001 - Pikes Peak Chapter 1181

    ·         Distinguished Graduate of Space Operations Training, 97% average

    ·         Member of Society of Physics Students

    ·         Dean's list Fall semester, 2005


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