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     Date Submitted:07-12-2012
     Last Modified:11-12-2012 (07:22)
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     Current job:Senior Operations Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
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     Keywords• Results-oriented professional with 29 years of aviation experience in leading, mentoring, and implementing process efficiencies. • FAA Certified A&P License, MBA in Aviation, Project Management Certification. • Microsoft Office, Oracle, Maximo,
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    PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

    • Results-oriented professional with 29 years of aviation experience in leading, mentoring, and implementing process efficiencies.
    • FAA Certified A&P License, MBA in Aviation, Project Management Certification.
    • Microsoft Office, Oracle, Maximo, Earned Value, Safety, Quality, and Environmental Management ISO Requirements.
    • Expertise in mechanical component design, fabrication, disassembly, refurbishment, and assembly operations.
    • Management experience leading a diverse team in a highly dynamic environment to ensure safe, on-time, and quality performance.
    • Team player willing to work outside of job specifications with demonstrated customer relations skills and excellent interpersonal aptitude.

    AREAS OF EXPERTISE

    • Successful Management of Space related programs to achieve company objectives and goals
    • Manufacturing enhancements using cooperative team-solving methods.
    • Facilitating manufacturing processes/schedules while closely working with other groups.
    • Effective working relationships with interfacing departments and the NASA customer.

    PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

    UNITED SPACE ALLIANCE, SOLID ROCKET BOOSTER ELEMENT

    Kennedy Space Center, Florida

    Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) Operations Engineering Group 

    November 2011 to Present

    Operations Engineering Staff – Provide technical direction and support for engineering activities related to SRB Operations activity (transition and retirement activities, maintenance, modification, trouble-shooting and repair).  Direct work assignments, establish priorities, and coordinate work progression to meet schedules and budget allocation.  Assure compliance with all USA company requirements, operational procedures, and operational safety requirements.  Prepare manufacturing documentation and provide written, oral responses to various reporting mechanisms for presentation to management at all levels throughout the SRB Element organization and the NASA Customer.  Supports safe operations regarding hazardous material handling and safe disposal.  Responsible for implementing documentation changes into the Operations process and compliance to design requirements of Ares/Space Launch Systems flight hardware preparations and preservation activities during processing. Other duties included basis of estimates, cost proposal estimates, process flow creation to actual implementation and execution of planned operations.

    March 2000 to October 2011

    Disassembly/Refurbishment Engineering Manager – Assignment to perform supervisory, administrative, and technical duties in managing a diverse team of SRB/RSRM Disassembly/ Refurbishment Engineers.  Provide technical responsibility for all engineering activities related to SRB/RSRM Retrieval, Disassembly and Refurbishment activity (maintenance, modification, trouble-shooting and repair).  Direct work assignments, establish priorities, and coordinate work progression to meet schedules and budget allocation.  Assure compliance with all USA company requirements, operational procedures, and operational safety requirements.  Prepare manufacturing documentation and provide written, oral responses to various reporting mechanisms (e.g., CAR’s, Audit Findings, VSP, Safety and Environmental reports, etc.) for presentation to management at all levels throughout the SRB Element organization and the NASA Customer.  Supported safe operations regarding hazardous material handling and disposal processing.  Responsible for implementing documentation changes into the operational process and compliance to design requirements of flight hardware during processing.  Alternate Test Conductor for the Aft Skirt Thrust Vector Control Safing/hypergolic fuel offload.

    September 2007 to October 2010

    Special Assignment as NASA’s Ares I-X Constellation Program IPT Lead/Flow Manager – Assignment in support of buildup assembly of the Fifth Segment Simulator, recovery and disassembly of the Ares I-X First Stage.  Other duties included basis of estimates, cost proposal estimates, process flow creation to actual implementation and execution of planned operations in three separate facilities.  Also incorporated Earned Value Management System for assessing the value of work performed utilizing Control Account Management methods, schedule development, daily status updates and interface meetings with engineers and technicians to complete tasks on time and on schedule.

    UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, P&W Liquid Space Propulsion

    West Palm Beach, Florida 

    October 1997 to March 2000

    P&W Leadership Development Program (LDP) CORE Rotation – management development of four separate company business assignments, for six months each, to gain exposure and experience in company core areas.  Areas included are;

    • P&W Liquid Space Propulsion Upper Stage Engine – Program Assistant to the RL50 Program Manager in the development and qualification program of the new engine program.  Activities consisted of activities to design, analyze, develop, procure, and production activities.
    • LSP Business Development - Responsible for organizing and leading the Strategy Council meeting agenda to determine course of action for all new business opportunities and proposals for new contracts.  Other duties included proposal manager with P&W executive management.
    • RD-180 Liquid Engine Phase III U.S. Co-ProductionAssistant Manager - Assisted the RD-180 Co-Production Manager in delivering the Statement of Work (SOW) contract between Lockheed-Martin Astronautics (LMA), NPO Energomash (NPO EM) and Pratt & Whitney (P&W).
    • P&W USBI Environmental, Health & Safety - Enforced Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations and other EH&S regulations that affects USBI, P&W, UTC, NASA, State and Federal organizations as it pertains to operations.  Responsible for regulatory compliance in the prevention of emissions and waste in the environmental program.

    UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, P&W SPACE PROPULSION/USBI

    Kennedy Space Center, Florida

    Solid Rocket Booster Forward Assembly Engineering Group 

     

    July 1988 to September 1997

    Senior Mechanical Engineer - Assignment to develop, prepare, coordinate and revise Assembly and Manufacturing documentation for assembly and processing of Forward Assembly components of the Solid Rocket Booster (SRB).  Implement design changes into the manufacturing process by creating and revising Routing Operation Document System (RODS) documentation and Manufacturing Bills of Material (MBOM) to insure NASA Operations and Maintenance Requirements and Specifications Document (OMRSD) requirements are incorporated.  Other duties include assignment to develop, prepare, coordinate and provide Problem Report resolution against discrepant components using the Non-conformance Information System (NIS).  Coordinate with configuration Management, Design Support Engineering and the NASA customer concerning design and as-built hardware discrepancies.  Primarily responsible for facilitating mechanical integration of the SRB non-motor segments and coordination with several organizations to ensure production schedule delivery (i.e., Frustum, Parachute, Nose Cap, and Forward Skirt Assembly build-up).

    McDONNELL DOUGLAS CORPORATION

    St. Louis, Missouri and Titusville, Florida Locations

    Aircraft & Combat Weapons Engineering Group

    February 1983 - July 1988

    Design/Liaison Engineer –Responsible for providing technical engineering support in an Unionized manufacturing, assembly and machine shop working on multiple aircraft/missile Defense Programs and related Ground Support Equipment (GSE)*.  Incorporated design changes in the revision of drawings (i.e., Engineering Orders (EO's)) to facilitate component manufacture, assembly and continuous improvement to lower production costs.  Duties included assignment to develop, prepare, coordinate and provide Problem Report resolution against discrepant components.  Responsibilities also included customer support to comply with contractual obligations of production components within the requirements of Military & Federal specifications.

    *Programs included: F-4 Phantom, F15 Eagle, F-18 Hornet, AV-8 Harrier II, Harpoon Missile, Tomahawk Cruise Missile, F-15 Conformal Fuel Tank Support Equipment (GSE), AIM-7F Rocket Launcher Assembly and the M-47 Dragon Anti-tank weapon system.

    EDUCATION

    EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY

     

    1988

    M.B. in Business Administration in Aviation

    1982

    B.S. in Aircraft Engineering Technology

    1981

    A.S. in Aviation Maintenance Technician

    1980

    FAA Certified Airframe and Powerplant license

    FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

     

    1998

    Project Management Program Certificate

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    • US Citizen
    • OPM/Homeland Security - NACI Certification (National Agency Check with Inquiries)
    • Previously held Security clearance - Secret by “DISCO” in 1983 issued by McDonnell Douglas Corporation.
    • Other specialties include;
    • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio),
    • Oracle Product Lifecycle Management (PLM),
    • Maximo,
    • Earned Value Management System (EVMS),
    • Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001, AS9100),
    • Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001) and
    • OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VVP).

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