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     Date Submitted:07-09-2012
     Last Modified:08-09-2012 (07:13)
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     Current job:Manager, Laboratory Instruction
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsScientist, Chemist, Project Manager, Mass Spectral Interpreter, Space Environment Scientist
    CV

    EDUCATION:

     

    Master of Science in Chemistry (Analytical), Dec. 1991, New Mexico State University.

    Thesis:  Mobility Spectra and Competitive Ionization in Ion Mobility Spectroscopy of Halocarbons

     

    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Dec. 1988, New Mexico State University.

     

    EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:

     

    Feb 2012 – April 2012 Consultant, for Sapphire Energy, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    Self-Employed consultant providing expertise in writing and reviewing technical and safety oriented Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).  Additionally provided training in process flow mapping.

     

    Nov 2010 – Present Manager, Laboratory Instruction,  Eiceman Research Group, New Mexico State University (NMSU), Las Cruces, New Mexico.

    Scientist in charge of the operation of a university research team.  Conduct ultra-trace analysis and research in chemistry using hazardous materials focusing on explosives using ion mobility spectrometry, gas chromatrography (GC) and gc/mass spectrometry (gc/ms).  Provide mentoring and training to students and post-doctoral scientists.  Serve as Laboratory Manager for all research teams under the Principle Investigator. 

     

    May 2006 – Nov. 2010 Scientist IV/Project Leader.  Muniz Engineering, NASA JSC White Sands Test Facility (WSTF), Las Cruces, New Mexico.

    Scientist in charge of the Space Environment Simulation Testing Laboratory.  Conduct permeation (ASTM F739 and ASTM F1383), compatibility testing (NASA Standard 6001 Test 15), offgas testing (NASA Standard 6001, Test 7), odor testing (NASA Standard 6001, Test 6), and outgas testing (ASTM E595).   Additionally serve as internationally recognized technical expert in offgas testing.  Contributing author to the rewrite of NASA Standard 6001.  Provide support to the Laboratories Department for the maintenance of the ISO 9001:2000 Management System Manual and serve as a lead auditor for the ISO 9001:2000 internal maintenance audits.  Certified to handle hypergolic propellants such as hydrazine, MMH, UDMH, dinitrogen tetroxide, mixed oxides of nitrogen (MON), and hydrogen peroxide.  Certifications include mass spectral interpretation, electrostatic discharge protection, flight item handling, and cryogenics handling.  Extensive experience in mass spectrometry, determinations of organic and inorganic compounds, writing and maintaining SOPs.

     

    June 2002 – May 2006 Chemist IV/Project Leader.  Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., NASA JSC White Sands Test Facility (WSTF), Las Cruces, New Mexico.

    Conduct permeation (ASTM F739 and ASTM F1383), compatibility testing (NASA Standard 6001 Test 15), offgas testing (NASA Standard 6001, Test 7), odor testing (NASA Standard 6001, Test 6), and outgas testing.   Additionally serve as internationally recognized technical expert in offgas testing.  Contributing author to the rewrite of NASA Standard 6001.  Provide support to the Laboratories Department for the maintenance of the ISO 9001:2000 Management System Manual and serve as a lead auditor for the ISO 9001:2000 internal maintenance audits.  Certified to handle hypergolic propellants such as hydrazine, MMH, UDMH, dinitrogen tetroxide, mixed oxides of nitrogen (MON), and hydrogen peroxide.  Certifications include mass spectral interpretation, electrostatic discharge protection, flight item handling, and cryogenics handling.

     

    July 1999 – June 2002 Supervisor (Promoted to Performance Analyst IV in September 2001).   Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., NASA JSC White Sands Test Facility (WSTF), Las Cruces, New Mexico.

    Supervisor for the Chemistry and Metallurgy Section of the laboratories Department at WSTF.  Section consists of 8 laboratories and has approximately 30 personnel (both union and non-union). Responsible for all administrative duties (budget planning and maintenance; personnel selection, discipline, and management) and provide technical direction, review and approval to personnel.  Serve as certifying official to Chemistry and Metallurgy Section Training Classifications.  Assist in site system and/or safety reviews. Responsible for the implementation of the ISO 9001:2000 Standard for the entire Laboratories Department.  Also responsible for the development, implementation, and enhancement of a department-wide Project Management process using Earned Value techniques.  Trained chemists and engineers on tracking of projects, preparation of project reviews, reporting progress, milestones, cost, and budget.  Contribute to the planning of a multi-million dollar budget and the project/resource management associated with this budget.  Technical expert and resource for the conversion of standard testing procedures into ISO formats and offgas testing.  This included negotiation/interaction with domestic and international colleagues.

     

    June 1997 – July 1999 Chemist III-IV/Group Leader.  AlliedSignal Technical Services Corp., NASA JSC White Sands Test Facility (WSTF), Las Cruces, New Mexico.

    Group Leader for the Molecular Desorption and Analysis Laboratory (MDAL) at WSTF.  Internationally recognized technical expert in offgas testing.  Responsible for all offgassing, outgassing, and odor tests and projects being performed by the group.  Responsible for authorship of NASA/WSTF testing procedures, scheduling, planning, budgeting, tracking, and training.

     

    May 1994 – June 1997 Chemist III/Project Leader.  AlliedSignal Technical Services Corp., NASA JSC White Sands Test Facility (WSTF), Las Cruces, New Mexico.

    Certified to perform NASA Handbook (NHB) 8060.1B and C (Now NASA Standard 6001) Tests 7, 16, and Configurational Thermal Vacuum Stability (CTVS) testing. Certified in flight item and electrostatic discharge sensitive (ESD) handling.  Certified mass spectrometer operator and interpreter.  Instrumental experience and use includes Mercury Cold-Vapor AA, Gold Film Mercury Vapor Monitor, GC/FID, GC/ELCD, GC/ECD, GC/IRD and GC/MS and mass spectrum interpretation.  Perform special samplings using NIOSH and OSHA methods as required.

     

    Apr. 1991 – Apr. 1994 Associate Scientist-Scientist/Project Leader. Lockheed Engineering & Sciences Co., NASA JSC WSTF, Las Cruces, New Mexico.

    Project Leader for the Navy Submarine Atmosphere Material Control Program at WSTF as described above. Member of the NASA Steering Group for NHB 8060.1 testing  (1992-1993).

     

    Jan. 1989 – Dec. 1990  Teaching Assistant.  Department of Chemistry, New Mexico State University (NMSU), Las Cruces, New Mexico.

     

    Nov. 1987 – Dec. 1988 Research Assistant. Department of Chemistry, NMSU, Las Cruces, New Mexico.

    Performed gas-phase reactions and analyzed the results using instrumental and analytical techniques.  GC & GC/MS training and experience.

     

    Aug. 1984 – Nov. 1987 Research Aid.  USDA Jornada Experimental Range, NMSU, Las Cruces, New Mexico

     

    OTHER EXPERIENCE:

     

    Apr. 2007 – Present President, Gymnastic Parents Association, Las Cruces, NM

     

    Jan. 2004 – Feb. 2005 Chairman, Deacons of Calvary Baptist Church, Las Cruces, NM

     

    Jan. 2002 – Dec. 2003 Co-Chairman, Deacons of Calvary Baptist Church, Las Cruces, NM

     

    Jan. 2001 – Dec. 2001 Secretary, Deacons of Calvary Baptist Church, Las Cruces, NM

     

     

    Jan. 1992 – Dec. 1993Chairman, Personnel Committee, Calvary Baptist Church, Las Cruces, NM.  Responsible for interviewing, hiring, evaluating, and disciplining all hourly personnel.

     

    SPECIAL SKILLS AND TRAINING:

     

    Computer:Chemstation (UNIX and DOS based), Turbochrom, WordStar, Microsoft Project, WordPerfect, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint, Lotus 1-2-3, Microsoft Email, Netscape, Windows, Windows for Work Groups, Windows 95, MS-DOS, Office for Mac, Firefox.  Experience in Basic and Modula-2 programming.

    Courses:  Oct 2002:  Hypergol Systems:  Design, Buildup & Operations

    May 2000:  NASA Training Series Course 5:  ISO 9001:2000 Implementation

    May 2000:  TapRoot Advanced Investigation Team Leader Course

    Sept 1999:  Managing Diversity Training Course

    May 1999:  Operations Management Safety Training Course

    Aug 1995:  ISO 9001 Project Application Workshop

    Mar 1995:  American Chemical Society Short Course:  Air Toxics Monitoring and Analysis

    Aug 1998:  Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership II

    Member of NASA Handbook 8060.1 Testing Steering Group

    Member of ISO TC20/SC14

    Member of the American Chemical Society

     

    AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS:

     

    Sigma Xi

    National Management Association

    Merit Award - 1998

    Certificate of Merit - 1995

    Outstanding Young Men of America - 1988

    Vice-President, American Chemical Society Students at New Mexico State University - 1986

    New Mexico State University Tuition Scholarship - 1984

     

     

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