Objective: To join a highly motivated team involved in electronics manufacturing and/or operations and engage in challenging work.
Orbital Sciences Space Systems (November 1999 - March 2013)
Sr. Principle Technician
Served as senior staff in initial I&T, TVAC I&T, final I&T and launch ops for numerous GEO satellites.
Promoted to a senior role in single line flow in I&T specializing in GSE operation and certification.
Became a lead authority in satellite operations and trainer of engineers in satellite systems.
Scheduling and monitoring of production test sequences simulating satellite on-orbit operations.
Execution of scripted test procedures designed to test the functionality of 1553 based systems.
Extensive experience in system testing and troubleshooting including anomaly resolution while reviewing industrial documentation, including wire lists, flight code and test procedure scripts.
Proficient in the use of oscilloscopes, Fluke DMMs and various electronic test equipment.
Experience executing test procedures drafted by senior engineers for test of components and completely integrated satellite systems.
Safe to mate of satellite bus harness and boxes involving connectors of varying types.
I was responsible for safe to mate of Saft/Eagle Picher lithium ion and nickel hydrogen batteries.
Also, it was my job to keep the spacecraft batteries safe and to charge and discharge as needed.
I was responsible for keeping the APS SMART-UPS RT 3000VA 120VAC charged and batteries replaced when needed, to support keeping the ground station working even during loss of facility power.
M-M Tech (September 1998 - November 1999)
Responsible for testing and verifying functionality of low noise amplifiers and 1 watt amplifiers.
Troubleshooting of biasing boards, tuning amplifiers for VSW, noise figure and intermods.
I worked in the following RF bands UHF, C, Ku, Ka band up to 50GHz
Martin Marietta, Lockheed Martin (August 1987 - August 1998)
Promoted to Payload testing I&T department.
Executed RF integration and test activities for communications satellites.
Played a technical role in the manufacture of the Aegis combat system.
Lead technical role tuning, EMI testing, troubleshooting and thermal testing of CMRs.
Also I was responsible for tuning the Command Receivers with Indium first then replacing the indium with Gold.
I was responsible for setup, calibration and use of Signal Generators, Spectrum and Wavetek Network Analyzers, Power and Volt Meters in testing CMRs
Responsible for calibrating RF test cabling for uplink and downlink loss.
Performed I&T of K-band TWTAs over thermal range.
Supported satellite launch campaigns in the U.S. and overseas.
Also, it was my job to keep the nickel hydrogen spacecraft batteries (made by Eagle Picher) safe and to charge and discharge as needed.
I was responsible for keeping the charged APS SMART-UPS RT 2000VA 120VAC and batteries replaced when needed, to support keeping the ground station working even during loss of facility power.
A more detailed work history can be provided on request.
Associates Degree Applied Electronic Engineering Test Technology (1985-1987)
USMC (1982 - 1986) Communications specialist and radio operator
Licensed HAM radio operator
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