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     Date Submitted:29-07-2013
     Last Modified:01-08-2013 (09:08)
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     Current job:Consulting Employee
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsProject Engineer, Systems Engineer, System Safety Engineer, Flight Operations, Project Manager, Manager, Integration Engineer, Payload Engineer,
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    SUMMARY

     

    I have been flexible in my ability to perform any task necessary in both engineering and management for DoD, NASA, and contractor organizations. I have had challenging opportunities which I enjoyed tackling and look forward to new opportunities.

     

    WORK SUMMARY:

     

    OPERATIONS & TRAINING

    • Payload Operations Director for three highly successful (100% success) Spacelab Life Sciences mission

    • Created training organization for Operations Team, Principal Investigators (scientists), and Space Shuttle crew

    • Impact:

      • Successfully regained power thereby saving the experiment in the rack

      • Four out of four 100% successful missions by payload operations support team

      • Contract received highest award fees from NASA ever received by that company

    MANAGEMENT

    • Unit Manager of training organization – newly formed organization which I developed to design, construct, and operation a simulation facility; prepared and presented training materials and developed a certification program for payload operations support team personnel

    • Project Manager for a engineering study contract to develop US Army Corp Commander requirements for overhead assets

    • Project Management Software include Open Plan and Microsoft Project

    • Impact:

      • Successfully trained over 70 professionals (engineers, scientists)

      • The statement of operational need while developed for one specific carrier has since been implemented on numerous overhead assets

    • ENGINEERING

    • As a Project Engineer I lead a team to resolve hardware anomalies/challenges including stress corrosion failure of springs, pyrotechnic limited life extension program, thermal insulation material changes, etc.

    • I wrote a large number of requests for engineering and task change proposals to support spacecraft specific requirements and negotiated contracts totaling approximately $25 million.

    • Participated in sixteen successful Titan IIIC launches of communications and sensor satellites

    • Based on Space Shuttle navigation hardware design I developed nominal (including flight crew checklists) and malfunction procedures

    • Integration Project Engineer for a new upper stage development program; responsible to integrate activities for loads analysis, thermal analysis, contamination control, electromagnetic interference/compatibility with the engineering design disciplines (mechanical, structures, propulsion, electrical power, data processing, communications and tracking, etc.)

    • Test and Evaluation Manager for the Quick Fix IIB Blackhawk Helicopter program. This included ground integrated testing of the Electronics Countermeasure System as well as flight testing of the system in the Blackhawk Helicopter.

    • Systems Engineering and Integration: Develop Interface Control Specifications, Interface Control Drawings (ICDs), Space Shuttle Payload Integration Plans and their associated annexes, and System Specifications for manned and unmanned systems including the International Space Station (ISS). I have also developed specifications and requirements trace matrices for the ISS. In addition, I have participated in development of ICDs, and verification documentation. I have also developed and implemented a Risk Management Process as well as the Metrics Management Process.

    • Impact:

      • Awarded Air Force Commendation Medal

      • Selected for augmentation into Regular Air Force component

      • Promoted to Flight Operations Lead

      • Promoted to Integration Project Engineer

    STRATEGIC PLANNING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    • I provided technical and management inputs for several multi-million dollar proposals

    • Impact:

      • Contracts awarded

    SAFETY AND MISSION ASSURANCE (S&MA)

    • I participated in development of new Space Shuttle Integrated System Safety Hazard Reports and Fault Trees

    • I was also a participant in development of a new program Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) for electrical power, mechanisms, pyrotechnics, environment control and life support, propulsion, communications and tracking, displays and controls, and data processing systems for reliability analysis

    • Impact:

      • Success return to flight following Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy

      • Successfully supported Preliminary Design Review milestone for a major acquisition

      • Promoted

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    • SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORTATION (SAIC), Houston, TX

    • UNITED SPACE ALLIANCE (USA), Houston, TX (Systems Engineer)

    • RAYTHEON TRAINING SYSTEMS, Houston, TX (Systems Engineer)

    • HERNANDEZ ENGINEERING, INC., Houston, TX (Senior Systems Engineering)

    • DYNACS ENGINEERING COMPANY, INC., Houston, TX, (Member of Technical Staff (MTS))

    • UNITED STATES AIR FORCE (USAF) RESERVES: (Retired) USAF Reserves, Air Force Material Command (AFMC), Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC), Wright-Patterson AFB, Oh (Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA))

    • LOCKHEED MARTIN SERVICES / MARTIN MARIETTA / GE GOVERNMENT SERVICES, Houston, TX, (Manager of Mission Support Unit)

    • TRACOR AEROSPACE, INC., Austin, TX (Program Manager and Systems Engineer)

    • MARTIN MARIETTA DENVER AEROSPACE, Houston, TX, (Integration Project Engineer and Flight Operations Lead)

    • UNITED STATES AIR FORCE (Active Duty),

      • Detailed to NASA, JSC, Space Transportation System, Flight Control Division, Houston, TX (Sensors Flight Controller for Space Shuttle)

    • USAF, Air Force Systems Command (AFSC), Space and Missile Systems Organization (SAMSO), Launch Vehicle System Program Office (SPO), Los Angeles, Ca (Project Officer)

    • USAF Plant Representative Office, Air Force Contract Management Division, Air Force Systems Command, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company, Huntington Beach, CA (Development Engineer)

     

    EDUCATION

     

    • Post Graduate work at University of Southern California and University of Houston Clear Lake

    • Auburn University, B. S. Aerospace Engineering, Auburn, Al

    • Victoria College, ABA, Victoria, Tx

     

    CLEARANCES HELD

     

    • Public Trust: NACI (Current)

    • Top Secret / SCI

    • Secret

    • Confidential / CNWDI

     

    TRAINING

     

    • Project Management Professional: PMP Exam Prep Course, 36 CEU, Lone Star College

    • Fundamentals of Petroleum Industry – PTRTC-2100102-4001-2012, Lone Star College & University of Houston

    • Fundamentals of Project Management Part I and II, Lone Star College & University of Houston

    • NASA SMA Technical Excellence Program Level I

    • Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Acquisition Planning and Analysis - Systems 200 (Fundamentals of ILS - DAU.LOG 102), Wright-Patterson AFB, Oh

    • AFIT, DOD Acquisition Cycle Survey Course (Systems 100), Wright-Patterson AFB, Oh

    • USAF Squadron Officer's School, Profession Military Education, Maxwell AFB, Al

    • Department of the Navy, Defense Procurement Management for Technical Personnel Course, Los Angeles, Ca

    • Space and Missile Systems Organization, SAMSO Management Seminar, Los Angeles, Ca

    • USAF Air Training Command, Officer Training School, Lackland AFB, Tx

    • USAF Air Training Command, Aircraft Radio Repair School (3ABR30130), Keesler AFB, Ms

     

    PROFESSIONAL LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

     

    • International Association of Drilling Contractors, Drilling, Industry Training (IADT DIT)

    • Level II Certified Acquisition Professional in the functional specialty of Program Management

    • Texas Real Estate Agent License


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