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
Flight Dynamics and Controls
Dynamics and Vibrations
Advanced Rocket Propulsion
Engineering Systems Analysis
Principles of Dynamics
Graphics for Manufacturing
Optimization in Aerospace Engineering
Hypersonic Propulsion Design
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