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A decision on a new launch date for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, and announcement of any potential breach of its $8 billion cost cap, could come next week, an agency official said March 20.
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     Date Submitted:29-10-2013
     Last Modified:26-09-2016 (07:24)
    Job information
     Current job:Manufacturing Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:US only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsCreo/ProE, Hands on, Team leader, assembly, carpentry, soldering, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, SolidWorks


    Inquisitive Engineer looking for new problems to solve. Graduate of an ABET-accredited bachelor's-degree program, willing and able to relocate. Completed NASA Funded internship with Penn State Astrobiology Research Center and performed research that produced a sensor probe investigating a volcanic lake in Colombia. During senior thesis project, examined methods for reducing satellite propulsion system weight by 25%. Academic studies have provided a foundation in fluid dynamics and orbital mechanics; propulsion; systems design and testing; systems controls; and failure analysis. Member of AIAA.  Jewelry maker, operating own business for 15 years.


    Attain employment as an engineer contributing to the space program, through development of new vehicles, propulsion systems, satellites, and technologies.


    The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)    
    BS in Engineering Science – December 2013             
    Program Highlights:
    ∗    Dean’s List, Spring 2013
    ∗    Senior Thesis: “Microwave Ignition of Environmentally Friendly HAN”
    Design Projects:
    ∗    Spacecraft Design for Inspiration Mars contest
    ∗    Capstone Design Project
    Relevant classes:
    ∗    Aerospace Software Engineering
    ∗    System Dynamics and Control
    ∗    Mechanics of Fluids (Honors)
    ∗    Aerospace Control Systems
    ∗    Spacecraft Design/Preliminary
    ∗    Space Dynamics
    ∗    Aerospace Propulsion
    ∗    Failure Analysis (Honors)
    ∗    Electrical Circuits (Honors)
    ∗    Materials Engineering (Honors)
    ∗    Statics & Strength of Materials (Honors)
    ∗    Dynamics (Honors)


    United Technologies Aerospace Systems (Windsor Locks, CT)
    Manufacturing Engineer, March 2015 to Present
    ∗    Created operation sheets for life support and thermal control components
    ∗    Designed tools to improve productivity
    ∗    Worked with technicians to improve procedures

    The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)
    Propulsion Engineering Research Center
    Undergraduate Researcher, April 2013 to December 2013
    ∗    Successfully ignited hydroxylammonium nitrate with 2.45 GHz helium plasma torch
    ∗    Fabricated armature to stabilize torch during trials
    ∗    Authored thesis explaining results

    Astrobiology Research Center
    Capstone Team Member/Intern, January 2013 to June 2013
    ∗    Member of design team for sensor probe development
    ∗    Fabricated water sampling device and lift harness
    ∗    Designed and fabricated delivery system for sensor probe
    ∗    Calibrated water sampling devices
    ∗    Authored final report describing probe functions
    ∗    Delivered probe on time and on budget

    Computer Skills
    ∗    Creo
    ∗    SolidWorks
    ∗    MS PowerPoint
    ∗    MS Excel
    ∗    MS Word
    ∗    MS Project
    ∗    Windows 7
    ∗    MS Outlook
    ∗    Google Drive       
    ∗    MatLab

    Manufacturing Skills

    ∗    Drill press
    ∗    Soldering
    ∗    Woodworking
    ∗    Model Making
    ∗    Painting
    ∗    Metalsmithing
    ∗    Circuit Testing
    ∗    Lean Six Sigma - White Belt Certified

    Volunteer Work

    Habitat for Humanity (Morris, NJ)
    Madison Site
    Volunteer, August 2014
    Installed tongue-and-groove flooring in 15’ x 15’ bedroom
    Performed spackling/caulking of nail holes in trim and molding
    Assisted in preparing meal for 50 people

    Professional Services Group of Central New Jersey (Somerville, NJ)
    Opportunity Center Committee, Co-Chair IT Committee
    Member and Committee Co-Chair, February 2014 to August 2015
    Maintained membership of Google Group for job leads
    Developed Google Forms and Google Drive Infrastructure presentations for membership
    Assisted in implementing Google Drive, including security protocols, directory structure, and file sharing

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