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     Date Submitted:14-02-2014
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     Current job:Quality Consultant
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsQuality Management
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Sex Male | Date of birth 26/04/1976 | Nationality Portuguese

     

    PERSONAL STATEMENT

    Highly motivated for QM and QA related roles. Main skills are quality management and Management systems implementation.

    Quality Auditor.

    Relevant experience in automotive industry and space sector.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

     

    2017 to present

    Quality Consultant

     

    Freelancer.

    To set and implement Quality Management Systems.

    To support on the Management Review.

    Auditor, auditing several companies as internal auditor, namely Lusospace and Gosimac.

    Trainer

     

    Business or sector Automotive, aeronautics, defence and space.

    2017 to present

    Owner-Manager

    FSI – Industry Solutions, Lda, Alcobaça,  www.fabricadesolucoes.pt

    Development and delivery of hardware solutions for Industry.

    Maintenance.

    Reverse engineering.

    High precision hardware.

    Dimensional checking.

    Consulting.

     

    Sector Industry, Aerospace and defense.

    2017 to present

    External Consultant

    Lusospace, Lisboa, Portugal, www.lusospace.com.

    To contribute to product requirements compliance control, for projects in ESA missions Sentinel 5 and JUICE, for Airbus.

    Internal Auditor.

     

    Business or sector Development, prototyping, integration and testing of advanced and innovative systems.

    From 2016 to 2017

    Quality Manager Officer

    EUMETSAT- European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, Darmstadt, Germany, www.eumetsat.int.

    Contribute to compliance and consistency assessment of proposed changes to high level documentation of the EUMETSAT Management System (Manual, Processes, Instructions and General Working Practices);

    Analyse gaps and shortcomings identified in internal and external audits and propose relevant corrective actions in particular aimed at improving effectiveness, efficiency and reducing risks.

    Administrate the documentation related to internal quality audits (e.g. filing reports).

    Support the Head of the Quality Management Unit in processing issues related to the EUMETSAT Management System (e.g. reviewing documents, proposing and/or analysing changes).

    Attendance (with no active participation) to the ISO9001 registrar surveillance audit.

     

    Business or sector Intergovernmental organisation which purpose is to supply weather and climate-related satellite data, images and products – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

     

    From 2008 to 2016

    Quality Manager

    Active Space Technologies, S.A., Coimbra, Portugal, www.activespacetech.com

    Setting up and certification based on AS 9100.

    To implement certification regarding ISO NP 4457 (IDI).

    Internal Auditor, summing up to 50 hours of first party auditing.

    Human Resources Management responsible (2,5 Years).

    EASA approach regarding DOA.

    Regulation control (EAR, ITAR, Dual Use, CE Marking, REACH, RoHS and other applicable EU directives)

    Management and control of measuring equipment and maintenance plans.

    Configuration Management and Configuration Management Audits implementation.

    PA in several projects, e.g.  BepiColombo (MSASI, Antenna Boom), Solar Orbiter (STMs, Boom, Feedthroughs),  Sentinel-3  (Solar  Array  MGSE),  Sentinel-4  (Aperture  MGSE/EGSE),  ExoMars (ATB/ETM GSE, ADE, BEMA EGSE, iBeam), ESA-TRP (Energy Storage Unit), EUCLID (FGS-NISP-ICU-STM,  SVM-MGSE,  TTC),  FP7,  Cleansky, H2020  (PEGASUS), ARTES  5.1  (LNA-Peltier), ESO (E-ELT AOCU).

    Main  Customers:  RUAG,  Sener,  Airbus  Defence  &  Space,  Thales  Alenia  Space,  ESA,  ITER, ESO.

    Management of work placements for graduates.

     

    QM / QA Work Packages detailed for some of the above mentioned space projects:

     

    Preparing/reviewing project deliverable documents;

    Inspection and testing surveillance (MIP/KIP, Process sheets);

    Input of all the relevant quality information on the internal quality system;

    Material/product safety data sheet – MSDS;

    Changes on the actual quality system required by the product/client;

    Working instructions exclusive for the product(s);

    Quality controls exclusive for the product(s);

    Safety and environment requirements of the process/materials;

    Providing conformity and regulatory statements.

    Non Conformances control;

    Suppliers and procurement requirements control;

    Project, process and Configuration Management internal audits;

    Risk analysis and control support;

    Raw material and special processes certification control;

    Cleanliness and contamination control;

    User Manual preparation;

    Measuring equipment control.

     

    Such datapack applies to the projects:

    Design, Development, Manufacture, Integration, Verification and Delivery of the Mass Thermal Dummies for Solar Orbiter (Airbus D&S)

    ExoMars Engineering Test Model and Automated Test Bench Structure and Harness, Phase B, AdvC/D and C/D Phases (Airbus D&S)

    EGSE for Euclid Phases B2, C/D and E1 – Telemetry, Tracking and Command Subsystem TT&C (Thales Alenia Space Spain)

    Design and manufacturing of Sentinel 3 MGSE (Thales Alenia Space Italy), namely:

    S/C -P/F- Panels Transport MGSE;

    Panel Transport Container PTC Transport container for equipped panels;

    S/C - P/F Integration MGSE;

    SRAL Panel Frame (SPF);

    PDHT Panel Frame (PPF);

    Tank Sling (TSL).

    Hydrogen liquid-gas-phase Energy Storage Unit operating between 15-20K (ESA)

    Development of a 40-80K vibration-free cooler (ESA)

    Solar Power Regulator Breadboard (ESA)

    Solar Cell EGSE (ESA)

     

    In case of project ExoMars Rover Actuator Drive Electronics (ADE) ExoMars B, AdvC/D and C/D Phases (Thales Alenia Space Spain), responsibilities were:

    Design and Configuration control of complete subsystems of the SCOE;

    Update the SCOE validation plan;

    Risk analysis and control support (FMECA);

    To produce a user and maintenance manual;

    Surveillance of qualification in-house tests;

    Surveillance of acceptance tests according to the validation test plan;

     

     

    Business or sector Aerospace activities in structural/thermal engineering and opto-electronics systems:

    Offering high value services to R&D institutions, systems integrators, and SMEs;

    Fostering edge products development and technology transfer;

    Providing mechanical and electronics engineering state of the art expertise;

    Offering turn-key subsystems, supplying the whole value-chain from requirements definition, CAD services, and modelling up to manufacturing and AIT.

     

     From 2003 to 2008

    Quality Manager

    SOCEM ED, Fab. Eng. Desenvolvimento Moldes, Lda, Leiria, Portugal, www.socem.pt

    Responsible for quality department, including metrology laboratory management.

    Preparation of certification for SOCEM group.

    To implement the Integrated Management System.

    To develop certification regarding ISO 14001 and NP 4457 (RDI).

    Management and control of measuring equipment and maintenance plans.

    Management of work placements for graduates.

     

    Business or sector Engineering and export of moulds for the automotive industry.

     

    From 2001 to 2003

    Chemical Quality Control

    ÆMITEQ- Associação para a Inovação Tecnológica e Qualidade, Coimbra, Portugal, www.aemiteq.pt

    Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS) chemical control in consumption water and biological samples.

    Validation of internal method for monitoring of Cobalt in consumption water.

     

    Business or sector Certified Chemical Control Laboratory.

     

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

    2011

    Post-Graduation in Space Studies

    International Space University, France, held at TU Graz, Austria

    Space Studies Program: The curriculum covers the principal space related fields, both non-technical and technical and ranges from policy and law, economics, management, humanities, life sciences, engineering, physical sciences and space applications.

    2005

    Post-Graduation in Polymers Science and Technology

    Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal

    To enable skills for working in multiple industries that produce, formulate, transform and apply polymers. To enable proficient interaction by dominating the concepts, technologies and engineering calculations, either in Industrial Polymers production plants or in research and development lab.

    2002

    Graduated in Industrial Chemistry, specialization in Quality Control

    Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University of Coimbra, Portugal

    Main skills required to be applied in research and experimental development, particularly useful in quality control of raw materials, environmental control, quality management and chemical laboratories management, and also in solving problems in a chemical industrial environment.

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Portuguese

    Other language(s)

    English, French, Spanish

    Communication skills

    Good communication skills gained through my experience as Quality Manager, namely: corporate presentations, leading corporate level meetings and project review meetings, internal training on procedures, induction to newcomers, and all aspects related to Internal Quality Audits implementation.

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Quality department management;

    Metrology department management;

    Human Resources management;

    Leadership;

    Equipment and maintenance management.

    Job-related skills

    Definition and certification of Management Systems;

    Good command of quality control processes (Quality internal audit);

    Regulatory control;

    Product Assurance;

    Internal Quality Auditor.

     

    Digital competence

    SELF-ASSESSMENT

    Information processing

    Communication

    Content creation

    Safety

    Problem solving

     

    Proficient user

    Proficient user

    Proficient user

    Proficient user

    Proficient user

     

    Levels: Basic user  - Independent user  -  Proficient user

    Digital competences - Self-assessment grid

     

    good command of office suite (word processor, spread sheet, presentation software)

     

    Other skills

    Worked at organizing the XV Conference of European Colloid and Interface Society, ECIS 2001.

    Was a member of Projop - Projecto Jovem de Poiares from 1994 to 2002, organizing social, sporting and cultural activities.

    Have been organizing member of the Clube Motorizado de Poiares, as registered controller at FPAK. 

    Swimming, Tai Chi, drawing.

    Driving licence

    B; B1.

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

    Publications

    Guidebook on Small Satellite Programs, cooperation with UNOOSA, 2011.

    http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/ourwork/psa/bsti/projects/isu_ssp11.html

     

    Certifications

    QMS Auditor | Lead Auditor – ISO 9001:2015 (A17635) CQI/IRCA certified course

    Aerospace Auditor according to UNE-EN 9100:2003, AENOR, Madrid, Spain

    Official Trainer Certificate n.º F657875/2017, IEFP, Portugal

     

    Courses

    ISO 9001:2015 for managers.

    REACH / CLP – Requirements.

    ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Changes for 2015.

    NADCAP Audit Preparation.

    CE Marking.

    Workshop: Introduction to Aeronautical Standards for the UAV industry.

    PROJECT MANAGEMENT– Preparing for PMP® certifying examination.

    Systems engineering course.

     


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