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     Date Submitted:30-09-2012
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     Current job:AIV Engineer - Test Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
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     KeywordsAIT - AIV engineer Test engineer Thermo-Vacuum Engineer CAD Design Project engineer
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    PERSONAL DETAILS

    Date and Place of Birth: 14/03/1983, Grosseto, Italy

    Nationality: Italian

     

    EDUCATION

    Dec 2009 University of Pisa, Italy

    Aerospace Engineering Master Degree with a grade of ‘110/110 cum laude’

    Thesis:“Modeling of a Free-Piston Stirling Engine for Space Applications”

    Apr 2006 University of Pisa, Italy

    Aerospace Engineering Bachelor Degree with a grade of 105/110

    Jul 2002 Liceo Scientifico “G. Marconi” – Grosseto, Italy

    High School Diploma

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND DUTIES

    Jan 2010 – Present: Alta S.p.A.

    general activities

    Test Engineer – Space Simulation Test Campaigns (2010-Present):

    Flight components assembling and integration at sub-system level.

    Flight hardware, harness and GSEs handling.

    Development testing of Hall Effect (HET) and Field Emission thrusters(FEEP).

    Vacuum and thermo-vacuum test conception, preparation and performing.

    Leak test execution in vacuum and in atmospheric pressure.

    Vacuum compatibility test execution for solids, dusts, foams and liquid substances.

    Insulation and conductivity test execution for cables and materials.

    Laboratories and facilities Operator (2010 - Present):

    Vacuum facilities operation, management and maintenance.

    Vacuum facilities control and acquisition systems construction and maintenance.

    Vacuum facilities upgrade systems design and installation.

    Laboratory areas inventory and management.

    100’000 class clean room utilisation and management

    Project Engineer – Research Programs(2010 - Present):

    Technical proposal preparation.

    Activity coordination among external project team members.

    CAD Design of mechanical components.

    Preliminary design of heat transfer and energy conversion systems.


    specific projects and activities

    Project engineer – Research and Development (2010):

    Free-piston Stirling energy conversion systems modelling and development.

    Heat transfer and head losses modelling .

    Technical proposals preparation.

    Project engineer - 3D Printed building blocks using Lunar soil (2010-2011):

    Design requirements specifications for a Lunar Outpost built by Lunar regolith.

    Regolith simulant reticulation test in vacuum.

    Thesis tutor (2011):

    Master Science thesis supervisor concerning mathematical modelling, simulation and design of Free-Piston Stirling thermo-electric converters.

    AIV Engineer – LISA Pathfinder mission (Flight programme,2010-2012):

    Caesium Field Emission Electric Propulsion thrusters assembling, integration and testing.

    Space flight hardware cleaning, handling and testing.

    Thermo-vacuum and space qualification test preparation and performing.

    CAD Design of facilities and test setup components.

    Test data acquisition systems preparation and data post-processing.

    Ceramic insulator parts bonding.

    Test documentation, procedures and reports preparation.

    Design and AIV Engineer – FEEP-Q (Qualification programme, 2013- Present)

    Engineering development of the micro-propulsion thrust unit.

    Performing of the test campaign for the qualification of space micro-propulsion thrusters.

    Space electric micro-propulsion thrusters assembling and post-test inspection.

    CAD design of thruster units parts and test equipments.

    Design and production of electrical and mechanical test items and GSEs

    External supplies procurement

    Test procedures, plans and reports preparation.

    Test Engineer –ASTRO-H Satellite (Qualification Test, 2014)

    Thermo-vacuum qualification test execution on high voltage modules

    Test Engineer –AMOS 6 Satellite (Acceptance Test, 2014)

    Vacuum facility and control systems preparation and adjustment.

    Mechanical and Electrical Ground System Equipments preparation and integration.

    Propulsive sub-system integration (Power Processing Unit and Thruster Units)

    Propulsive sub-system acceptance test execution.

    PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

    Jun 2008 – Nov 2008: University of Pisa:

    Collaborator - Department of Mechanical, Nuclear and Production Engineering:

    Archives management and computer support.

    Sep 2007: Alta S.p.A

    Assistant:

    Organization committee for the 30th International Electric Propulsion conference, Firenze, 2007.


    KEY SKILLS

    - Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure as part of a team.

    - Ability to manage multiple tasks.

    - Ability to work to an agreed time scale.

    - Good aptitude for manual work.

    - Aptitude to be self-motivated.

    TECHNICAL SKILLS

    - Expertise in using optical microscope.

    - Knowledge of electronic measurement instrumentation (oscilloscopes, multi-meters).

    - Expertise in working with low and high voltage power supplies.

    - Experience in dangerous substances handling (bases, acids, alkali metals).

    - Ability in manual tools handling.

    - Good Expertise in precision assembling.

    - Competence in working in class 100’000 clean environment.

    - Ability in electronic components manual tin-soldering.

    - Experience in photo and video recording.

    - Knowledge of ECSS standards.

    - Experience in managing teleconferences with foreign partners.

    SOFTWARE SKILLS

    Operating systems:

    - Good user knowledge of all Microsoft operating systems

    - Intermediate knowledge of all Macintosh operating systems

    Applications:

    Basic knowledge: Ansoft Ansys, MathCAD, Adobe Photoshop, KiCAD, 3D Studio Max

    Intermediate knowledge: NI LabView, MatLab, Ansoft Simplorer , MS Project.

    Good knowledge: MS Office suite, PTC Pro-Engineer (WF2 and WF5).

    TECHNICAL FIELDS OF INTEREST

    - Assembling, integration and validation activities (keen interest).

    - Space simulation and vacuum technology.

    - Heat transfer processes and heat exchanger design.

    - Thermo-mechanic and electro-mechanic energy conversion.

    - Mechanical design and CAD drawing.


    FURTHER EDUCATION

    Mar 2011 Project Management Course, Alta S.p.A., Italy

    Identification of key factors and risk analysis in space-related projects

    Jan 2011 Seminar in Vacuum Technology, Agilent Technologies, Italy

    Physics and technologies of vacuum chambers and related components

    LANGUAGES

    Italian Mother tongue

    English Fluent

    French Basic Knowledge

    OTHER

    Hobbies: Astronomy, Reading, Sports (Volley, Soccer, Skiing).


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