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     Date Submitted:11-10-2013
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     Current job:Space simulation test engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsManufacturing, project engineering, test engineering, electromechanical test engineering
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    Experienced Lead Engineer with an extensive, Project Management, Product development, System Integration, Manufacturing and Project engineering background. Successfully developed and implemented lean manufacturing strategies for quality, production, and continuous cost improvements. Adept at working in both high and low -volume, fast-paced, environments as well as nurturing concept development to product launch. Team- based management style and excellent interpersonal communications skills.

     

    Master of Science, Rochester Institute of Technology - 2001

    Dual Degree: Engineering Management & Design of Product and Production Systems Engineering

     

    Bachelor of Science, University of Pittsburgh/Rochester Institute of Technology - 1995

    Mechanical Engineering

    Secret Security Clearance (SCI) Single Scope Background Investigation last used 2/12/06

     

    Ourisman Chevrolet, Bowie, Md                      (June 2013-Present)

    AutoSalesman

    = Matched consumer needs with the appropriate vehicle by, presentation, demonstration, and test drive

     

    Adecco Temp agency                    (Jan 2011-June 2013)

    = Performed duties of various manufacturing job assignments

     

    NASAGoddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md                 (Jan 2010-Jan 2011)

    Lead Space Simulation Test Engineer

    = Worked with project teams to ensure hardware availability, test personnel readiness and special test equipment compatibility.

    = Completed all test preparations and facility readiness tasks to meet project technical and schedule requirements

    = Gathered requirements and authored Subsystem and System Test Procedures for SSCP, MMS, OSIM projects

    = Coordinated with Facilities and Project teams to execute space flight hardware tests for SSCP, MMS, and OSIM projects.

    = Facilitated and conducted 16 Thermal Vacuum tests for SSCP, MMS, and OSIM projects

    = Maintained test schedule for SSCP, MMS, and OSIM space flight hardware programs

     

    Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, N.Y.

    Lead Mechanical /System Integration Engineer                         (March 2008-March 2009)

    = Identified and implemented continuous improvement opportunities for tooling and work processes which included manufacturing cost reductions, ergonomic & safety opportunities

    = Created several Thermal Vacuum Design concepts for Printer Platform of products and reduced overall print times 35%

    = Designed and conducted Thermal management test (Design of Experiment) of multiple printer configuration concepts for an array of cost saving Output options for OEM.

    = Consistently devised concepts for prototypes that drove print completion times down and productivity up.

     

    Parker Hannifin/General Electric Aerospace, Clyde, N.Y.                   (February 2006 – March 2008)

    Senior Manufacturing/Product Development Engineer

    = Updated and Maintained entire Fuel Nozzle platform assembly station processes to achieve superior quality.

    = Reviewed all Nozzle assembly processes and Interfaced with assembly operators to ensure that all the build elements were     captured in the assembly drawing and stored in drawing database for future use.

    = Managed and assigned assembly operators to stations for daily production based on acquired assembly training.

    = Created conceptual testing for prototypes prior to engineering model production to establish failure modes.

     

    ITT Industries Space Systems Division, Rochester, N.Y.                        (June 2003 – February 2006)

    Secret Security clearance (SCI) inactive

    Program Test Floor Manager, IPT

    = Created and maintained 6 to 8 week schedule snapshot to avoid test in-activity ($20K/day loss) and prepared potential test teams for possible test substitutions.

    = Managed $2M program Thermal Vacuum test schedule providing critical leadership to subsystem teams for Hubble Space Program.

    = Presented daily status briefing to program manager, executive leadership team, and customers which included test progress, test inhibitors and proposed corrective actions.

    = Maintained Thermal Vacuum test schedule and test procedure for VSS, Stray light, and LWA space flight hardware programs

    = Provided direction to Test Team Leads preventing significant schedule slippage and sustaining all subsystem test budget targets.

    = Coordinated with Facilities and Project teams to Conduct VSS, TSS, Stray light and LWA Thermal Vacuum tests.

     

    Test Director/ System/ Subsystem Integration Engineer

    = Led software scripting team meetings and delivered required functional test executable commands and sequences ahead of schedule.

    = Authored Thermal Vacuum Subsystem and System Test Procedures for VSS, TSS, Stray light and LWA projects

    = Successfully Conducted validation and verification tests on VSS, TSS, Stray light and LWA projects

     

    HeidelbergDigital, Rochester, N.Y.                           (June 2000 – November 2002)

     Lead System integration Engineer

    = Developed Test and assembly procedures for technicians to promote seamless assembly and testing integration at the subsystem levels.

    = Estimated cost and conducted benchmark testing of competing high volume copiers while maintaining the test master schedule.

    = Performed extensive analysis on copier performance and presented status report to product development teams on, run failures, and corrective actions.

    = Developed and directed reliability growth testing on prototype High Volume products prior to product launch

    = Provided strategy and direction to product development teams to improve product reliability and countermeasure execution to achieve desired reliability, and reduce associated costs.

    = Maintained the Program/Project Management plan.

     

    Xerox Corporation, Webster, N.Y.                           (April 1996 – June 2000)

    Lead Project Engineer

    = Strategically Led a cross functional team of managers, engineers and buyers in the redesign and relocation of a stapler subsystem from an offshore facility to the U.S. Created master schedule (project plan) to ensure proper supplier transition execution.

    = Managed and mitigated subsystem test risks.

    = Chaired System Parameter core team meetings for newly developed platform of copier products.

    = Designed and implemented benchmark ergonomic tooling resulting in 200% reduction of manufacturing defects.

    = Implemented world class assembly processes saving $252K over a 9 month period.

     

    Manufacturing Engineer

    = Balanced workforce workload in terms of operator’s % busy in an 8 hr. day. Achieved 35% reduction in production cycle time.

    = Responsible for strategic direction of final run and test technicians to correct assembly issues.

    = Interfaced with vendors to correct initial and continual mechanical, electrical and software related defects.

    = Ensured a safe working environment by furnishing ergonomic tooling and processes for assembly stations.

     

    Production Floor Supervisor

    = Supervised team of 30 production floor operators/ technicians

    = Responsible for performance feedback and assessment evaluations

    = Assigned manpower based on skill and availability to achieve daily and annual production targets

    = Provided staffing for experimental productivity tests for engineering team.

    = Maintained communication between engineering and operations to ensure seamless production.

     


    MILITARY EXPERIENCE   

     

    United StatesArmy Reserves SPC–4, 76J August 1988 – August 1996

    Served as Medical supply Specialist, Common Task Training Instructor , and Auto Technician for the 339thGeneral Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 1988 – 1990; 817thEvacuation Hospital, Webster, N.Y. 1991 – 1996.

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    HONORS & ASSOCIATIONS

     

    2009-Ordained Deacon, Zion Hill, 2003 – Present: Director, Zion Hill Tutoring Program, 1997 – Present: Member, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers,1997-Webster Manufacturing Operations Quality Customer First Champion (Xerox Corp.),1996-Honorable Discharge US ARMY Reserves, 1995 – Present: Member, National Society of Black Engineers,1988-National Urban League Scholar


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