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     Date Submitted:30-12-2012
     Last Modified:30-12-2012 (07:56)
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     Current job:Senior Project Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsProgram Management Project Engineering Rocket Propulsion Trajectory Analyst Design Engineering Lean Manufacturing Supply Chain Material Program Manager Engineer

    Objective:  To obtain a challenging position where I can utilize the skills I have obtained throughout my career, as well as throughout my education, with the opportunity to advance my career, my education and develop new skills.


        ATK, Alliant Techsystems             Promontory, UT, Rocket Center, WV and Commerce, CA                             Mar 2004-Present

    Program Manager/Project Engineer/Design Engineer                                                                                                                 

    ­Work directly with customers, business development and program management to develop system-level requirements, define mission profiles, develop concept of operations, and identify success vs. failure for product testing and development.

    ­Work with and travel to outside suppliers and customers to demonstrate products and concepts.

    ­Cost estimating and coordination of project team funding and technical tasks.

    ­Technical lead on internal and external projects from concept through production.

    ­Produce and maintain planning, technical data and documentation.

    ­Product lifecycle from concept, design and successful testing of large scale rocket motors.

    ­Perform system trade studies and develop best solutions based upon design metric.

    ­Perform systems level modeling, simulation and analysis between various disciplines including insulation, nozzle, case, manufacturing, tool design, etc. to verify rocket motors and complete missile systems.

    ­Identify technical risks and develop solutions to correct the problem.

    ­Trajectory design, simulation and optimization on various concepts and ATK proprietary systems using POST 3D.

    ­Aerodynamic analysis of systems using TetrUSS.

    ­Models and concepts drawn using I-DEAS, manufactured based upon drawings, performed static and dynamic tests to confirm accurate assumptions and predictions.

    ­Gained thorough understanding of real-world systems and how they compare to theoretical systems.

    ­Continuation of academics and involvement in complex, analytical designs and systems.

    ­Create technical animations using STK and Lightwave.

    Process Integration and Test Engineer                                                                                                                                         

    ­Integrated design, test, and manufacturing engineering to the manufacturing process of Minuteman III ICBM’s in the Insulation and Liner Group

    ­Thorough knowledge of solid rocket motors and the processes necessary to design and build internal components.

    ­Wrote manufacturing and test plans to incorporate drawing/blueprint revision changes and implement new tooling ideas for both the Minuteman ICBM and MNASA programs.

    ­Interpret and analyze mechanical, electrical specifications and chemical data.

    ­Created tool drawings/blueprints and manufacturing sketches using I-DEAS Cad/Cam software, wrote code and programmed CNC machines based on these drawings.

    ­Resolved Discrepancy Reports and incorporated Cause and Corrective Actions to the manufacturing process.

    ­Engineering changes to Air Force drawings through the MRB Change Control Board. 

    ­Received two awards for preventing line stoppages detrimental to the Minuteman III program.

    Motorola, Inc.                                                    Arlington Heights, IL                                                           May 1999 – Aug 2002

    Integration and Test Engineer Intern                                                                                              Cellular Infrastructure Group

    ­Developed scripts for automated testing.

    ­Integrated software and hardware.

    ­Worked with technical writers to produce support documentation.

    ­Created encoders and decoders for Short Message Service (SMS).

    ­Training – Six Sigmas, Ethics, Five Nines

    Purdue University                                               West Lafayette, IN                                                              Aug 2002 – Dec 2002

    Lead Structural Engineer                                                                             Design, build and test an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle               

    ­Design and analyze the complete vehicle structure using CAD software.

    ­Perform trade studies to achieve optimal system and vehicle performance.

    ­Program and operate controls using an MP2000 autopilot system and GPS.

    ­Execute teaming responsibilities alongside system integration and marketability.


    Purdue University                                               West Lafayette, IN                                                              Aug 1998 – Dec 2002

    Bachelor of Science Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering                                                                                               

    Major: Rocket and Air-Breathing Propulsion                                                                                    Minor: Dynamics/Structures

    Honors and Activities:  

    Creating Value, ATK                                                                                                                                  2004 - 2011, 6 times

    Honda S2000 International Gold Member                                                                                                         2004 - Present

    American Institute Aeronautics and Astronautics                                                                                             2000 - Present

    Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association                                                                                                                  1996 - 2003

    Students for the Exploration and Development of Space                                                                                      2000 - 2001

    Motorola Outstanding Intern Scholarship                                                                                                2000 - 2001, 2 times

    Relevant Work and Computer Skills:      

    Aeromechanics I, II

    Control Systems Analysis

    Intro to Aerospace Design

    Gas Turbine Engines

    Fluid Mechanics


    Rocket Propulsion


    Flight Dynamics and Controls

    Dynamics and Vibrations

    Advanced Rocket Propulsion

    Structural Analysis

    Engineering Systems Analysis

    Heat Transfer

    Hypersonic Propulsion

    Principles of Dynamics

    Aircraft Design

    Graphics for Manufacturing

    Optimization in Aerospace Engineering

    Hypersonic Propulsion Design



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