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     Date Submitted:22-01-2014
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     Current job:Senior Aerospace Quality Assurance Inspector
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    MANAGEMENT/ OPERATIONS/ COMPLIANCE/ QUALITY CONTROL

    Overview

     

     

     

    Over twenty five (26) years experience with Quality Assurance and Inspection aspects surrounding and involving Space Shuttle Orbiters, and the ORION program.  Including but not limited to: interpretation and implantation of engineered drawings, quality control, inspection processes. Real time testing, evaluations, troubleshooting of individual components and systems. Insure optimum performance of payload systems, hazardous fuel systems operations. Life support systems and pertinent operating components.

     

    Professional Qualifications

    Management & Public Relations:

    Lead Position managing quality teams and inspection processes for Thermal Protection Systems (T.P.S.) and Orbital Vehicle (Shuttle) Quality Control.  Teams consisting of no less than eight persons at all times.  Provided technical support, engineering interpretation and implementation, parts control and integration, troubleshooting, scheduling, report processing and conferring with upper management.  Maintenance of records, processing, and related documents to comply with governmental reporting and auditing procedures.  Provide necessary manpower adjustments and shifts in personnel to insure that all work maintained the demanded level of quality, yet accommodated strict flight schedules.   

    Member of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board (CAIB).  Maintained communications with NASA to determine the cause of the Columbia accident, including identifying the hardware issues and problems concerning the accident.  Communicate with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FEMA, and State Police

    Logistics:

    Dispatched to California, in an effort to prepare for vehicle (shuttle) landing and return to Florida.  Duties included but not limited to:  technical support, consulting with mechanical  technicians, inspect vehicle for safety and compliance, compare/contrast vehicle status to engineering/technical requirements to insure safety, and provide the final preparations necessary for the  vehicle to return to Kennedy Space Center Florida.

     

    Quality Control

    Performed necessary inspections surrounding flight hardware and final tooling on Space Shuttle Orbiters, and ORION program.  System review and or subsystem component oversight included the following: (however not limited to)  airframe materials, mechanical electrical systems, wiring harnesses, cables, electrical connectors, wire crimping, Orbiter Ordinance Installation and Removal, payload systems, hazardous fuel operations, hydraulic systems, and life support systems.  Performed necessary inspections on Ground Support Equipment for use on and around the Space Shuttle. Perform necessary inspections to insure complete and full compliance with NASA quality and safety requirements.

    Interact and provide essential feedback with NASA Engineering, United Space Alliance Ground Operation and other Quality Assurance Support groups on a daily basis, to insure quality control was maintained, under the duress of intended flight schedules.

    Provided services to the team dedicated to improve mold impression (mold impression analyst), which operated under Lean Six Sigma Team.  Team designed to reduce and or streamline inspection times and techniques concerning coldplates (dissipate heat generated by avionics control units).

     

    Instruction, Training and Development

    Certified Designated Instructor for Quality Assurance,  Provide critical skills training to quality control personnel.  Topics of instruction include:  mold impression and analysis.  Classes consist of thirty to forty team members, and are required classes for recertification every two (2) years. 

    Obtained Certification in Orbiter and Ground Support Equipment Systems which provides the critical skill set necessary to work on the orbiter and its critical systems, which enables the vehicle to be ready for space flight.  Participating and improving technical training, support systems training,

    Management skill sets, engineering and design support, and related, on a consistent and annual basis to insure state of the art skills are utilized in each aspect of the inspection and quality control processes.  Please refer to the attachment concerning all of the training and skill sets obtained.  Please also refer to special equipment capabilities (list attached).

     

    Education & Credentials

    §  Associates in Science Degree, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL

    Certified Airframe and Power plant (License on file with FAA)

    §  Space Tech, National Aerospace Technical Education Center Florida

    Certified Aerospace Technician (Certification # 00091)

    §  Advance Video Scope Training, Olympus Corporation, NY

    §  Hypervelocity Impact Testing, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX

    §  United Space Alliance Technical School and Training, Kennedy Space Center, FL

    §  Merchant Marine Academy and United States Coast Guard, Marine Navigation and 100 ton Certification Marine Licensure (Licensure on file with U.S. Coast Guard)

     

    Professional Experience

     

    October 22, 2012 – Present                   ASRC, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

     

    Senior Aerospace Quality Assurance Inspector: Duties include supervision of staff and quality control team members, surrounding the installation and or inspection of space flight vehicles and space components on the Lockheed Martin Orion space vehicle.Visual inspection, evaluation, verification, real time testing and troubleshooting of aerospace systems and subsystem components including the following: airframe materials, mechanical and electrical systems, wiring harnesses, fiber optic cables and connectors, electrical connectors, wire crimping, orbiter ordnance installation and removal, payload systems, hazardous fuel operation, hydraulic systems, life support systems, and pertinent operating components.

    August 1988-October 2012

               

    United Space Alliance, also known as Lockheed Martin &

    Lockheed Martin Boeing, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

     

    Senior Aerospace Quality Assurance Inspector:Duties include supervision of staff and quality control team members, surrounding the installation and or inspection of space flight vehicles and space components.  Provide feedback concerning quality control methods, implementations, designs and related.  Member of Lean Six Sigma Team, participating in projects reducing inspection time, whereby reducing time spent on vehicle and component inspections by 25%.  Provided research and recommendations concerning the implementation of equipment to facilitate and streamline inspection times, cutting costs to the Space Program.  Oversee the various components of the Space Vehicle, Payload and Control Systems.  Oversee technicians, procedure implementation, engineering compliance, pre and post flight inspections to insure all NASA quality and safety requirements are met.  Provide technical support and expert advice concerning Hypergolic fuels for transfer and Scape operations.  Perform installation and removal ordnances. 

     

    1986-1988                 Page Avjet, Orlando International Airport

     

    Lead Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic:   Performed scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on the following aircraft: Boeing 747, 737, 727, A300, McDonnell Douglas DC-8, DC-10, MD-11, and Lear 55, among others.  Worked on major modifications on DC-8 aircraft, that complied with FAA STC and engineering maintenance manuals.  Remove and replace aircraft engines and or components.  Perform flight tests of said procedures. 

    Performed scheduled A through D checks as required by the FAA regulations.  Perform complex aircraft modifications that included aircraft ordnances. Maintain aircraft logs and records.  Remove and or replace flight controls, including their testing and insurance of complete functionality per the maintenance manuals, engineering specifications, and related. 

     

     

    1980-1986          Aircraft Maintenance, Pine Hill Airport, New York

     

    Flight Line Attendant/Mechanic:   Provide flight line support.  Perform hangar work, aircraft maintenance, and routine procedures necessary to maintain plane in good working order and compliant with FAA regulations.  Assist in all maintenance procedures, safety checks, troubleshooting electrical and structural systems, and log record maintenance and other check requirements. 

     

     

    Special Equipment:

    §  Volt/Ohm Meter

    §  Milli-Ohm Meter

    §  Feeler Gauge

    §  Micrometer (I.D. & O.D.)

    §  Calipers

    §  Optical Micormeter

    §  Cyberscan

    §  Bore Gauges

    §  Dial Indicators

    §  Dye Pen Light

    §  NDE Testing (Black Lights)

    §  Shore Hardness Meter

    §  Hydra-Set

    §  Torque Devices

    §  Flow Meter

    §  Megger

    §  Video Scope

    §  Borescopes

    §  Load Cells

    §  Surface Comparator

    §  Cable Tensiometer

    §  TIG and MIG welders

    §  Faro Laser Tracker Scanner

           


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