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Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:09:00 +0100
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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:47:00 +0100
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Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:30:00 +0100
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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:07:00 +0100
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Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:04:00 +0100
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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:21-08-2013
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     Current job:Sr. Engineering Assistant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators
     KeywordsAirframe & Powerplant license, Excellent interfacing with management, and implementation of Ideas Strong verbal, written, communication and presentation skills
    CV

    OBJECTIVE:              - Seeking a challenging position in a Aerospace industry which best utilizes my experience to further educational goals.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    - Excellent interfacing with management, and implementation of Ideas

    - Attention to detail, and an outstanding work ethic

    - Trained and supervised new mechanics

    - Disciplined in working on special projects between teams

    - Committed to company goals and standards

    - Strong verbal, written, communication and presentation skills

    - Proficient in use of power point, excel, Microsoft office, windows XP, etc

     

    LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: 

    - Airframe & Powerplant license,

    - Certificate of " Fundamental and repair of advanced composite structure level -1,"

    - Certificate of "Introduction to Non-destructive testing,

    - Flight Adhesive bonding,

    - Flight hardware handling,

    - Contamination control,

    - Forklift, crane, lift-o-loft, Industrial truck and ESD certified,

    - Launch pad safety certified,

    - Certificate of dedication and contribution to the MTSAT-1R satellite program,

    - Sierra Academy Gold certificate,

    - Bench work fitting certificate,

     

    EDUCATION:

     

    Oct 2005 – Present:   EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY

     

                                     Attending classes for BS, major in Aviation Maintenance Management

     

    Jan 2001 – Jan 2002: CHABOT COLLEGE

     

                                         Attended community college for further educational goals

     

    Nov 1998 - Sep 1999: SIERRA ACADEMY OF AERONAUTICS TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

     Completed all FAA requirements and obtained Aviation Maintenance Technician               License with a grade point average of 97.7% and high honors recognition.

     

    Aug 1994 - Sep 1995: DON BOSCO TECHNICAL INSTITUTE


    Technical training on Bench work fitting, training on Lathe machine, CNC machine, grinding & Mill machine, training as a drafter.
     

    EMPLOYMENT:

     

    Oct 2009 – Present : SPACE SYSTEMS LORAL ( Sr. Eng. Assistant )

    Recently i have been part of Launch Base MVE training. I have performed all the critical operations including fueled S/C moves, Load ring cals prior to fueling, Auth Doc sign offs, launch base critical clearences, e.t.c. keeping direct contact with S/C and launch base managers to meet the S/C goals and Schedules on daily basis. Involved in resolving in the implementation of all lessons learned to improve the overall efficiency and success of swing shift mechanical integration. Maintained good organization and discipline in maintaining flight hardware on the floor. Lead the Hi-bay floor as a test conductor for the past three years, through strict adherence to all MPI's, procedures and ASI's. Involved with the implementation of new procedural guidelines in spacecraft handling and MPI processes to improve efficiency and schedule adherence. Assisted in the implementation of new standards and FlexSys reports to make the transition of information between the MVE's, Supervisors, and Mechanics as smooth as possible. I have also been at the forefront of noticing and correcting errors in all of our FlexSys logs, task and accomplishments, Unit installation, and DSC Checks. Communicating with S/C managers, S/C MVE's and other ENG to accomplish the S/C goals on daily basis. Performed MPI's training as an "instructor" with group of day shift and swing shift leads and technicians to provide an updated information, redlines and changes, so they can understand and follow the correct process to accomplish their tasks. Continuing sharing my experience with all MVE's and quality group to resolve NC action items. I continue to review the latest's procedures and manufacturing instructions to analyze for any improvements that can be made to avoid NCR's.

     

    Jan 2008 – Sep 2009 : SPACE SYSTEMS LORAL ( Eng. Assistant )

    Performed the duties of Floor Lead / MVE for the Past 18 Months. Communicating with S/C managers, S/C MVE's and other ENG to accomplish the S/C goals on daily basis. Also helping all the Senior and new technicians with S/C related problems and other issues on the floor to meet the S/C goals and Schedules. Mentored and trained all new technicians, and provided OJT training for all of Swing shift. Performed the duties of aTest Conductor for the Past 18 Months. I have learned and gained the experience in all S/C moves ( Standard vertical move, Thermal Vac, CGMOI, CATR, VIBE, into and out of CONTAINER, etc, ) and other critical operations such as reflector integrations, ROM, time deployments,  Battery integration etc. Performed the duties of Gathering DATA and Utilizing the MOS Drive to report Daily Production for Management.            

     

    Aug 2005 – Dec 2007 : SPACE SYSTEMS LORAL ( Lab Tech Specialist )

    Worked directly with Mechanical vehicle engineers and Spacecraft Managers to accomplish tasks. Advises on implementation strategies and schedules. That is provide Suggestions on methods and sequence of assembly and test operations. Assisted engineering in hardware problem resolutions. Provided direction and training to less experienced technicians and provide quality oversight. Enforced adherence to manufacturing standards. Set up and verify configuration of ground support and mechanical test equipment. Maintained accurate and comprehensive paperwork. Maintained tool boxes and orderly work center. Maintained Hi-Bay environmental and cleanliness standards. Provided accomplishments and resolved issues with Supervisors and Hi-Bay coordinator.

     

    Dec 2000 – July 2005:  SPACE SYSTEMS LORAL ( Senior Lab Tech )

    Performed Mechanical activities on commercial satellites, Assembled, Integrated and tested all    aspects of commercial Satellites. Managed and maintain all satellite associated shop floor paperwork. Performed a daily safety audit of all spacecrafts. Generated Non-Conformance's reports and Material Mix Record's. Supported all spacecrafts in the acoustic chamber, vibration lab and thermal vacuum chamber. Supported offsite launch operations, Performed duties and responsibilities in 10K environment while supporting Japanese satellite program MTSAT-1R. Performed lead role support of final mechanical preparations of spacecraft at launch facilities. Assured excellent workmanship quality of tech crew. Staged test equipment/tools for launch facilities and trained junior technicians as required.

     

    Oct 1999 - Dec 2000: TRANSPORTATION & TRANSIT ASSOCIATES, INC ( Senior Machinist )

    Performed mechanical activities on "CALTRAINS" as a machinist. Performed interior work, sealing panels, lights, molded plastic interior trims, moldings, carpeting on bulkheads and wainscoting customized galleries with under-floor trucks, drilling, tapping. Assisted staff with the preparation and reviewing of facility and station designs, standards, plans, specifications and other project documents. Assisted Japanese personal with train structure and framing. 


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