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     Date Submitted:03-06-2013
     Last Modified:03-06-2013 (01:41)
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     Current job:Functional Manager R&D Reliability Engineering Lab
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     KeywordsAerospace Systems Integration and Testing. Missile Control Systems, and Selftest


    Seeking utilization of my unique leadership skills, technical abilities, and achievements to create cost effective and precise solutions.




    May 2010– Present  “Baker Hughes Advanced Reservoir Performance, Celle, Germany, and Houston, TX.

    Reliability Engineering Lab Functional Manager

    Responsible for BHI Reliability Engineering Lab test instrumentation equipment budgets, designs, procurement, and construction of capital projects. Insure accurate cost budgeting, estimating, forecasting and reporting of assigned projects. Insured designs were in accordance with applicable procedures, specifications, requirements and standards.

    Setup reliability labs in Celle, Houston, Claremore and, Germany. Interfaced with R&D, PDG, and Manufacturing engineers. Designed (ATE) Test Instrumentation for testing new MWD product PCBA and tools. Reliability Test Plans. System Integration and Develop Software for NEW Multipurpose PXI test stations, Vibration Tables and HALT and HASS Chambers. Setup and lead a  WEB FRACAS process to report and help support DMAIC process for PDG, Reliability Field and Manufacturing failures. Manage ten test engineers and three technicians in USA and Europe.

    Setup and lead the LabVIEW corporate training and certification of all test and product development engineers.

    Developed, released and LabVIEW coding standard and source code control documents.

    Implemented training in USA and Europe.

    BHI training in MWD tools, PCBA’s and drill site operations.

    Software: NI LV2011- 2012.

     Hardware: NI PXI HW, BHI MWD, LWD, and Wire line tools, Magnetometers, Gamma Detectors,  and PCBA’s,



    March 2008– May 2010  “Lockheed Martin / NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX.

    Lead Systems Integration / Test Engineer Senior Staff.

    Orion Space Program – Research and Design Development Support for the ORION CEV, and SM (Crew Exploration Vehicle and Service Module) Electrical Power Systems Testbed TEAM.

    Developed standard and working design requirements for the LAB and Spacecraft Power System Testbed Health and Status and subsystems such as Data Acquisition Systems (High Speed and Low Speed DAQ measurement systems, Loads, Solar Arrays, Batteries, PDU’s etc…), HVAC, Environmental systems, and Simulators. Experience using NASA test processes and procedures. Managed capital budget, and procurement of hardware and software for the Testbed.

    Prepared and participated in Design Reviews with NASA and other Lockheed Teams through Power Point Presentations, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Office Live Meeting.


    Hardware Experience:

    NI CompactDAQ, PXI, LXI, Compact Field point and Compact RIO hardware experience.


    Software experience:

    Utilized LabVIEW 8.6, NI Teststand, Microsoft and Oricle SQL, C#, and Diadem.  


    Developed custom software communication interfaces for Ethernet TCP, UDP,  RS485  Modbus, GPIB, and RS232 applications which included  custom UDP communication software interfaces or TRANSLATORS.


    Lead Lockheed software team in developing software  architectural diagrams and code for  Systems Hardware Integration using both object oriented use case diagrams, and sequence diagrams. Distributed groups of sequence diagrams to various team members for developing LabVIEW (8.6)  and Test Stand code. Monitored and tracked  team performance and provided support where needed.


    Nov. 2004 – March 2008 Lockheed Martin Kennedy Space Center Cape Canaveral, FL. Staff Sr. Software Engineer / Advanced Systems.


    Developed Missile Self Destruct system and software using LabVIEW 8.1 Professional Development System. This software was used by Navy Submariners in testing the missile and subsystems onboard the trident submarine while at sea doing trial Lauches. This required to strict adherence to schedule milestones.

    Provided Hardware Engineering Design Support (Self Destruct Systems) for the Trident D5 nuclear missile program and THAAD (Theatre High Altitude Area Defense) interceptor missile program Propellent Loading System design and installation.

    Tasks include interfacing directly with the engineering technical community (Navy, subcontractors and Lockheed) in providing software and Hardware engineering evaluation and development support.

    Performed analysis of multiple software configurations and builds by writing and using Software Verification Test procedures.   Software Skills: LabVIEW (all Versions up to 8.6),  C++, AB PLC - S/W integration and interfacing experience. Designed all Levels of Ethernet and I/O software protocols.

    Experience in Software V&V with Missile Integration test, advanced software architecture and hardware network communications.

     Air Defense industry and experience. Software Document Control and Configuration Management. Rational Clear Quest and Clear Case. Hardware: NI DAQ_RT, PXI, Compact Field Point, Geo-test, and Allen Bradley,



    2003-Nov 2004 “Gulf Stream Aerospace”

    Instrumentation Test Engineer

     Sr. test engineer for the ground-based hydraulic test facility: “Iron Bird.”

     The facility (Experimental Lab) directly supports all production Gulf Stream  aircraft and R&D.  Perform required tests on all aircraft systems to measure  compliance with established company and FAA standards.  Compile test results and  write comprehensive report identifying which systems meet standards. Maintain  library of archived reports.  Schedule and conduct annual and pre-flight  calibration of test facility’s test equipment. Test Hardware and software  experience includes Pacific Instruments Real Time DAQ and PID control, Visual Basic, LabVIEW, DIADEM, DPLOT and C++.


    1997 - 2003 “Parker Aerospace “

    Sr. Test Engineer

    Responsibilities include new test equipment, fixture design, test stand development, qualification, verification and design of ATE military missile controller test equipment, and aircraft servo valve test for manufacturing ,and product development. Creation of test procedures from product design specifications and requirements.

    Setup a Pareto web server Pareto analysis for manufacturing failures.

    Create Software and hardware document control drawings and procedures. Work directly with missile and servo valve design engineers in all aspects of engineering including development ,troubleshooting, identifying cause, failure analysis test (HALT, HASS, ESS, IB) and repeat testing.


    Successfully developed, directed, and implemented projects using LabVIEW software versions 3.1 to 6.1.   Extensive test equipment/hardware experience in designing, developing and integrating software with hardware (NI DAQ AI / AO High Speed / Real Time, RS232, RS485, USB, VXI, VME, GPIB, hydraulics and DIO) for the following missile controller / actuator and servo valve projects:


     *  Javelin missile Digital Controller Test Stand.

     *  Freq. Response / Actuator Test stand for Tactical Tomahawk cruise missile controller and actuators.

     *  Frequency Response for Direct Drive Motor used on F16 aircraft.

     *  JASSM missile Actuator / controller test stand including frequency response.

     *  Boeing 777 Autobrake and Steering Servo Valve test stand including frequency response.

     *  Orbital Science Pegasus Missile Actuator / Controller Test Stand.

     *  LM F16 Servo Valve Test Stand Electronic / Hydraulic Test Console.

     *  Servo Valve Torque Motor test stand.

     *  Boeing 777 Main Gear Steering Electronic Controller with ARINC 629, 1553 communications bus systems.

     *  General purpose DAQ Servo Valve Electronic Console.

     *  Tactical Tomahawk controller and actuator test consoles.

     *  Small Diameter Bomb (F22) IB and flight test, and embedded software development / emulation 87C196 processor.


    · Professional software experience (writing code) includes LabVIEW 7.1, Visual Basic 6P, QBASIC, Pascal, PLC Ladder logic and C++, Task Compilers, TI Code Composer. VISIO, Electronic Workbench PE., AutoCAD 2000, and most Microsoft application programs.


     * Professional hardware experience includes National Instruments DAQ, Allen Bradley PLC, Aerospace Military, Commercial and Industrial Hydraulic Servo Valves, Hydraulic Servo Valve test systems, and Missile Control Guidance systems for Military, NASA and Commercial applications.


    1987-1997 “Mitsubishi Electronics”

    Sr. RF Test Engineer / Team Leader

    Supervised 8 test engineers and 6 technicians in automated cellular phone testing for Digital CDMA, GSM & TDMA and Analog phones.

     * Design Test Fixtures , Test Equipment, Integrated hardware and software (QBASIC, LabVIEW, C++) via Serial & GPIB for the following types of ATE:

    800 MHz, 900MHZ, and 1.2 GHZ Cellular phone receiver and transmitter adjustment test utilizing LabVIEW software and GPIB communication with HP Audio Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzers, Power Level Meters, and Signal Generators.

    HP8920 / 21 cell phone / CTIA test.

    · Have experience with RF Hi & Low power amplifiers used with Cellular Phone Testing such as adjusting/checking RF power levels using HP Power Level Meters, Impedance Analyzers, and spectrum analyzer analysis for spurious noise, etc....

    · Have experience testing RF FET switching transistors, bipolar transistors and RF MOS Hybrid Power modules used in cell phone technology (800MHZ, GSM 900MHZ &1.2 GHZ).

     * Have experience testing and troubleshooting high voltage circuits in     Mitsubishi Televisions.

    · Worked directly with UL, CSA and CTIA regulatory committees in acquiring certifications for new products.

    · Managed major OEM projects resulting in multi-million dollar contracts.

    Established test processes, plans, schedules, and goals that resulted in on-time deliveries.


    1980-1987”Northern Telecom”

    Component Test Engineer

    Automated component testing of Electromechanical and electronic components and performed failure analysis.



    1985 Malcolm Baldrige Business Engineering and Process Redesign

    1978-1982 DeVry BSEET

    1980-84 US Air National Guard

    1976-80 US Air force


    Professional Affiliations


    Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

    Society of Manufacturing Engineers


    Community Activities


    United Way American Cancer Society Boys Club

    Elks Club

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