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     Date Submitted:01-10-2013
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     Current job:Mission Manager
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     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsMissile System Test and Launch Operations
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    CAREER OBJECTIVE: Seeking a challenging position that will utilize my Test Engineering and Technical Management experience.

     

    SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE:

     

    Twenty-eight years of experience in the Department of Defense Test and Evaluation process. My experience includes Technical, Managerial, and Executive Staff positions.Professional accomplishments include key Hands-on Technical Leadership and Field Management positions on more than 30 Successful Target Ground and Air-Launch Ballistic Missile Field Campaigns, in support of TMD assets, including PAC-3, THAAD, and Aegis.

     

    1. Maintained career positions in Test Planning and Data Analysis Engineering, Group Lead Test Engineer, Subcontract Quality Manager, Test Laboratory Operations Manager, Laboratory System Integration Test Conductor and Target Missile Launch Site Test Conductor, Multiple Mission Test Director, Mission Management
    2. Experience encompasses all phases of System Integration and Test Management such as Test Program Concept Development, Proposal Development, Manpower /Resource Planning, Master Program Test Plans, Technical Internal/Customer/Test Range Reviews, Facility Requirements Definition.
    3. Technical Experience includes the design, certification, and engineering drawing documentation of test support equipment such as cables, simulators, fixtures, and breakout boxes required to support system hardware/software integration.
    4. Conducted qualification, reliability, stress screening, and engineering integration tests of various DOD systems, subsystems and technologies.
    5. Generated numerous Test Plans, Procedures, and Reports of varying degrees of complexity
    6. Performed a variety of Data Analyses of subsystem and system level test results
    7. Experience with DOD Military Standards and Specifications related to requirements, integration, and test.
    8. Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering, Valparaiso Technical Institute
    9. Certifications include 6S, Lean Thinking, AMTEC Ammunition and Explosives Safety, White Belt, 6 Sigma and Zero Tolerance for Failure.
    10. Presently maintain an active DOD issued Secret Security Clearance.

     

    WORK   EXPERIENCE

    L-3 Communications, Coleman Research Corp.; Orlando, Florida

    October 1992 – April 2013

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    Mission Manager:  Responsible for all aspects of CONOP’s planning with National Test Ranges including UDS development, asset support scheduling, Range Safety RCC319-07 compliance, ground safety coordination, communication matrices development, telemetry acquisition and displays with Range Control Centers.

    Director, Integration and Test Engineering: Member of Senior Executive Staff,  responsible for Functional and Technical Operations of 36 Engineers and Technicians in System Test and Launch Operations, System Telemetry, and Environmental Test Engineering Groups. Responsible for manpower planning, staffing, budget management, technical evaluation and customer reviews. Technical process champion for Target Launch Operations and Field related engineering tests. Provide training and evaluation of Staff of Project Mission Managers.

    System Requirements, Integration & Test Manager: Functional and Technical responsibility for System Requirements Engineering and System Test Engineering day to day operation. Primary duties included managing the technical staff consisting of 28 Engineers and Technicians. Set standards for test program development and technical requirements compliance. Provide Launch Site management and training for field operations.

    LRALT Integration and Test Engineer and Coleman POC for Range Working Goups, responsible for range planning, mission operations, UDS development and review, range support requirements for operational testing, telemetry, communications, countdown, COMSEC, and CONOP’s.

    System Integration Test Conductor responsible for daily integration testing of Hera Missile Flight hardware/software and support equipment in the CRC System Test Laboratory. My Initial assignments were to develop the Hera Missile Test Program concept from circuit card testing through final Launch Site Integration with this start-up company. Product Development Team Leader for design, documentation, and certification of missile system simulators, breakout boxes, cabling and other such test support equipment used both in the Laboratory and at the Launch Site. Responsible for CDRL’s including Test Plans, Test Procedures, and Test Reports.

    SRALT and LRALT Target Missile Test IPT responsible for all phases of program testing including launch site and mission operations. Primary customer and national test range point of contact. I chaired weekly Test IPT to manage functional test support.

     

     

    Martin Marietta Missile Systems; Orlando, Florida

    Laboratory Operations Manager, Advanced Programs

    April 1990 - October 1992

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Laboratory Operations Supervisor for a classified program while working in Electromagnetic Effects Engineering. Initial assignment centered-around system design and data acquisition equipment selection and training. I conducted an evaluation of Le Croy 7200 high speed digitizer data acquisition capabilities to support laboratory instrumentation and data acquisition. Task-leader - responsible for the instrumentation cable lay-out, phasing specifications, and installation. Responsible for acceptance test of subcontracted High Energy Pulsed Power Source, including waveform acquisition and analysis for the Final Report. I successfully modeled the pulse power source, coaxial transmission line, power output switching mechanism, load transition section and the load itself so that simulation predictions could be used with test results to direct the testing/instrumentation efforts. I served as laboratory test conductor during experimental tests.

     

     

    Smith Industries, Aerospace and Defense Systems

    Subcontract Quality Manager

    May 1988 - April 1990

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    I was employed as one of two Subcontract Quality Managers at the SLI Division responsible for major subcontract procurement of DOD systems. Primarily responsible for requirements, test and inspection related activities. These included document review and witnessing of engineering development, qualification, and acceptance tests. My duties included presenting monthly subcontract status reports to Smith Industries Vice Presidents and Program Managers. Provided key subcontractor support for the SH

    60 LRAACA Deployable Flotation Assembly, Taiwan AT3 aircraft retrofit, fiber optic gyroscope, and FMCS/SONS lighted display panels.

     

     

    Emerson Electric Company

    Lead Test Engineer

    May 1987 - May 1988

     

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Lead Test Engineer on the F

    5 Aggressor AN/Q-159(V) 5 Radar Set Program.

     

    Fully responsible for planning and conducting the following tests: EMC/Flight Safety Test, EMI testing at the LRU level, First Article Qualification of Gallium Arsenide Technology Radar Receiver and Reliability Demonstration/Production Reliability tests. Successfully performed Qualification by Similarity Analysis, that was accepted by the Air Force, which significantly reduced program test costs and product development time.

     

     

    Martin Marietta Corporation

    System Test Engineer

    June 1985 - May 1987

     

    Responsibilities I was initially assigned to Pershing II Missile Program as an Associate System Test Engineer and was promoted to System Test Engineer after one year of employment. Responsible for test planning and reporting of design change evaluations of missile system hardware, software, and ground support equipment.

     

    EDUCATION

    Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Valparaiso Technical Institute; Valparaiso, Indiana Graduation: May 1985 with G.P.A. OP 3.1/4.0

    Master of Science in Engineering Management Program Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, Michigan Completed 18 credit hours

    Continuing Education Courses: Introduction to Reliability Engineering, Principles of Systems Engineering, Introduction to System Test Engineering, Random Vibration and Shock Testing, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Optical Project Management, Integrated optics


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