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     Date Submitted:06-09-2012
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    Job information
     Current job:Development RAMS Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsExperience in RAMS Analyses (Reliability, PSA, Availability, FMEA/FMECA, FMES, CCCM, HSIA, CIL, Testability, Maintainability, Safety). Experience in managing the safety compliance process.
    CV

    Work experience

     

     

     

    Dates

    July 1st  2011 - Present

    Name and address of employer

    OHB-System

    Karl-Ferdinand-Braun-Str 8, 28359 Bremen, Germany

    Type of business or sector

    PA Department

    Occupation or position held

    Development RAMS Engineer (Entwicklungsingenieurin RAMS)

    Main activities and responsibilities

    MTG– Meteosat Third Generation:

    Reliability and Availability apportionment and prediction at Platform and Satellite level;

    Platform and Satellite level FMEA;

    HSIA;

    Software testability and maintainability requirement;

    Support to the Payload supplier;

    Support to the Procurement Management within the selection of potential subsystem suppliers.

     

    EDRS– European Data Relay Satellite:

    Availability and Outages Prediction at Satellite level.

     

    All the analyses are performed according to the relevant ESA regulations (ECSS Series).

     

     

     

     

    Dates

    May 5th 2008 – June 30th 2011

    Name and address of employer

    Alenia SIA S.p.A.

    6, Strada del Lionetto, 10146, Torino, Italy

    Type of business or sector

    ILS Department, RAMS Area

    Occupation or position held

    RAMS Engineer, Level 5S CCNL (metalworking and mechanical engineering industry permanent contract)

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Aircraft Programs:

     

    Aermacchi M346: Editing of FMECA, FMES, RCM, Testability Analyses and Troubleshooting Procedure (MIL-STD-1629A and MIL-STD-1388 standards);

    C27J-JCA: Drafting of Job Cards, MTA and LSA Analyses, for ATA 24 and ATA 29;

    Unmanned Aircraft Program: Editing of LSA Input Instructions.

     

    Space Programs:

     

    Sentinel 1: Performing of Reliability Prediction, (MIL-STD-217F & Part Stress method), and FMEA (ECSS standard) for C-SAR Antenna Power Supply;

    KOMPSAT: Editing of Reliability Prediction (Part Stress method) for Tile Power Supply Unit and APS;

    IXV (Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle): Technical Manager for the drawing up of Reliability Prediction, (MIL-STD-217F), and FMEA (ECSS-Q-ST-30-02C standard);

    Space Shuttle Mission STS-134: Managing of the whole Safety Compliance Process, with respect to ECSS-Q-ST-40-02C and NASA NSTS 1700.7B & ISS Addendum, for the following six Italian experiments identified as the payload during the Shuttle Endeavour Mission STS-134:

    ü  Viable ISS (eValuatIon And monitoring of BiofiLms insidE the ISS)

    ü  IAPE (Italian Astronaut Personal Eye)

    ü  IENOS (Italian Electronic NOSe for space esploration)

    ü  IFOAM (Italian shape memory FOAM)

    ü  BIOKIS (BIOKon In Space)

    ü  Night Vision.

     

    Teaching Experience:

     

    2010-2011 Teaching Assistant: “Analysis of the Quality System” at IT IS Pininfarina, Via Ponchielli 16, 10014 Moncalieri (TO), Italy.

     

     

    Dates

    April 2nd – September 28th 2007

    Name and address of employer

    Alenia Aeronautica

    41, Corso Marche, 10146, Torino, Italy

    Type of business or sector

    Quality and Control Department

    Occupation or position held

    Stage contract

    Main activities and responsibilities

    It was my work to manage the quality assurance process oriented to international qualifications achievement, according to UNI-ISO, BAC but above all ASTM standards requirements. I performed salt spray fog tests to check the conformity of chemical processes for corrosion protection with the quality specifications. I also studied in depth some real cases of corrosion detected during visual inspection on aircraft and, through metallographic analysis, I was able to define the kind of corrosion which the examined structure (mainly aluminium alloy) had been affected by.

     

     

    Education and training

     

     

     

    Dates

    October 2001 – October 2007

    Title of qualification awarded

    Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering Degree

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Systems Integration , Aircraft Materials and Structures, Aerodynamics, Flight Mechanics

    Grade

    90/110

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Politecnico di Torino

    24, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 10129, Torino, Italy

    Level in national or international classification

    BS Degree

     

     

    Dates

    September 1996 – July 2001

    Title of qualification awarded

    Scientific High School Diploma

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Mathematics, Physics, Science

    Grade

    88/100

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Liceo Scientifico Faà di Bruno

    40, Via Le Chiuse, 10144, Torino, Italy

    Level in national or international classification

    Diploma

     

     

    Date

    September 3rd – 11th 1999

    Title of qualification awarded

    Certificate of Attendance: Astronomy and Astrophysics UniversityOrientation Course

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Some elements of Astrophysics, Cosmology, Astrometry

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino

    A.D.A. (Associazione per la Divulgazione dell’Astrofisica)

     

     

    Date

    April 21st 2007

    Title of qualification awarded

    IELTSCertification, level 6.0

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    British Council,

    38, Via Manzoni, Milano, Italy

     

     

    Date

    June 30th  2003

    Title of qualification awarded

    PETCertification, with the result Pass

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Universityof Cambridge

     

     

    Date

    March 1999

    Title of qualification awarded

    Winnerof the Scientific Competition for the Astronomy and Astrophysics University Orientation Course

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino

    A.D.A. (Associazione per la Divulgazione dell’Astrofisica)

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

     

     

    Language skills

     

    Mother tongue

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English, Swedish, German

     

     

    Social skills and competences

    Good communication skills, both written and oral. I can relate well with people of different nationalities and cultures, due to my work and university experience.

    Positive, thorough, willing and quick to learn.

     

     

    Organizational skills and competences

    Good predisposition to team working and problem solving.

    Good aptitude to research of new solutions to meet the client and improve the product.

     

     

    Technical skills and competences

    Due to the experience gained in the editing of high level RAMS analyses, based on the technical documentation related to the systems and deeply to single components, i am able to perform:

    - Reliability Analysis

    - Functional and hardware FMECA/FMEA/FMES

    - Maintainability and Testability Analysis

    - RCM (Reliability Centred Maintenance) Analysis

    - Safety Analysis

    - Troubleshooting procedure

    according to the above mentioned standards for both aircraft and space applications.

    Extensive knowledge of ISO 9000, ISO 9001 and ISO 19011 quality standards.

    During my stage experience i gained some knowledge of UNI-ISO and ASTM standards and some experience in NADCAP qualification. Using the related standards I defined whether the employment of heat and chemical treatments is useful to improve the quality features of aeronautic materials, with a particular interest on aluminium alloys and their behaviour in highly oxidizing environments.

    I am able to give a preliminary estimate of the possible fracture’s reason of a component realized in aluminium alloy due to visual inspection, metallographic analysis and non-destructive controls.

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Operating Systems:  Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7

    Word processing, spreadsheet, presentation: MS Office, OpenOffice

    Scientific calculus: Matlab, R

    Reliability calculus: Relex

    Safety calculus: FaultTree+

     

     

    Additional information

    Mainly interested in travels, foreign cultures, drawing, painting.

    Years of self-taught studies in astronomy.

     

     

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