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Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:22:16 +0000
President Trump will sign a new space policy directive June 18 addressing space traffic management issues, closely following the proposed policy that Vice President Pence announced in April. SpaceNews.com
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:45:21 +0000
A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal government should have responsibility for the oversight of “non-traditional” commercial space activities. SpaceNews.com
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 19:45:35 +0000
The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create a new “program of record for commercial satellite communications." SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:23:14 +0000
As the National Space Council prepares for its third public meeting, its activities to date have won widespread praise in the space community, even as there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of the council’s advisory group that will soon meet for the first time. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:00:25 +0000
A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from the tools used to track programs to the agency’s mindset to Congress itself. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:59:03 +0000
Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with Bradford of the Netherland’s high performance green ECAPS thrusters. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 17:56:47 +0000
Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman in the satellite component business, has raised 6.7 million British pounds ($8.9 million) from investors. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:19:42 +0000
Outer space is the last frontier of human exploration. Unfortunately, the glory days of landing men on the moon are now a distant memory. So too are the memories of watching space shuttles rumble to life and roar to space fading away. That is poised to change and America is ready to lead the way. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:04 +0000
The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit around Earth-Moon Lagrange point 2. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 10:14:11 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:57:00 +0000
Both chambers want legislation that strengthens the U.S. military space posture, said Thornberry. The House and Senate are “not going to let up in our push to do better in space.” SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 21:34:01 +0000
Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived spacecraft to survive an intense ongoing dust storm. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:15:08 +0000
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Wed, 13 Jun 2018 18:22:42 +0000
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the Pentagon appreciates the congressional focus on space issues and is not being passive about space reforms, although he would like to see further debate on the pros and cons of reorganizing the military. SpaceNews.com
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 03:28:58 +0000
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine says he’s pushing to have a current NASA center director and former astronaut be nominated to be his deputy. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:39:06 +0000
While Angola’s first telecom satellite, Angosat-1, failed not long after reaching orbit late last year, the sub-Saharan African nation will get a second shot at satellite ownership with the planned 2020 launch of Angosat-2. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:21:38 +0000
A fiscal year 2019 spending bill approved by a Senate appropriations subcommittee June 12 offers $21.3 billion for NASA, including funding for several missions slated for cancellation in the administration’s budget request. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 19:34:11 +0000
As the Federal Communications Commission nears a decision on the use of C-band satellite spectrum, it and several other U.S. agencies are weighing a broader strategy for the nation’s spectrum. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:46:37 +0000
Sen. David Perdue: China has spent a lot of time and money developing capabilities to attack GPS satellites, jam them or take them off orbit. SpaceNews.com
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:54:48 +0000
NASA doesn’t expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once, and may still be, habitable. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:03-03-2014
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     Current job:Sr Quality Assurance Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsQA, Quality, RCCA, Inspection, Quality Engineer, Satellite,
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    ------------------------ Summary of Professional Qualifications ---------------------------
    Highly experienced Quality Engineering Professional
    Bachelor of Science Degree and lifelong learner.
    Six Sigma, Lean, FMEA, GDT knowledgable.
    Source Inspection, Audit and Supplier Management, SCAR follow up and analysis.
    Satellite Integration,Test  and Launch (System Level Projects).
    Machining and other manufacturing processes.
    Black Box and satellite component manufacture (MLB, PWB, electronic assemblies, discrete electronic components, soldering, ESD protection, hardware handling).
    Problem Resolution (MRB, material review board), Led cross-functional teams.
    Customer Relations and Management.
    RCCA (Root Cause, Corrective Action) Identification, 5 why, fishbone diagram.
    ISO 9001:2008, AS9100C, QMS compliance.
    Project Management, creation and analysis of management metrics.
    Attained ASQ CQE certification.
    Semiconductor Manufacturing.
    Microsoft Office proficient.
    Plant layout and equipment installation.
    International Business and extensive World Travel.
     
    ----------------------------- Professional Experience ------------------------------------
    Orbital Sciences Corp.                             2010-2013
     
    Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer        Redondo Beach,  CA
     
    West Coast Source Inspection QA Engineer regularly supporting more than 30 suppliers producing the following products: passive and active RF components, TWTA, satellite structures, waveguides, discrete electronics, propulsion components (tanks, valves, filters), reflectors, solar arrays, SADA, SADE, black box electronic assemblies and large machined parts. EIDP review performed during Final Inspections. Performed QA audits, test surveillance and capacity/capability analysis.
     
    Inspected (including In-process and Final) more than 1000 satellite parts per year with 0.01 percent missed supplier issues found at company receiving inspection. (No returns required)
    Discovered significant subtier supplier solder process issue thus saving company $1.7 million in costs of quality and schedule.
     
    SpaceSystems / Loral     2006-2009
     
    Sr. QA Procurement Program Management Engineer    Palo Alto, CA
     
    Oversaw all aspects of Supplier Procurement QA system for seven satellite programs. Exclusive QA company employee rep in Europe based in Waiblingen, Germany for 2.7 years before relocating back to the Los Angeles Area. Provided technical input and acted as local liaison for all European and Los Angeles MRB issues. Performed Supplier Audits for key partners in Europe and the Los Angeles area.
     
    Recognized by QA management for Outstanding Service at completion of European assignment.
    Utilized company QA database skills and experience increasing inspection rate by over 30 percent which eliminated additional schedule slips.
    Inspected yearly over 1000 complex satellite parts with zero return on accepted hardware saving program cost and schedule.
    Provided key visibility and recommendations from remote locations concerning critical MRB issues thus ensuring rapid issue resolution.
    Used travel skills and decision capability reducing European inspection waiver rate to less than 5 percent which allowed detailed scrutiny of all critical hardware.
     
    Northrop Grumman Space Technology    2003-2006
               
    Sub Project Manager (Spacecraft Integration)    Redondo Beach, CA
     
    Provided Quality Assurance oversight to Advanced DOD Spacecraft requiring Secret, EBI Clearance.  Member of advanced satellite proposal team. Quality Focal Preventative Action Board coordinator for company Test and Measurement group.
     
    Recommended solutions resulting in reduction of schedule delay and cost increases.
    Selected for training resulting in attainment of American Society for Quality Engineer Certification.
     
    SpaceSystems / Loral  1999-2003
     
    Quality Engineering Specialist (Spacecraft Integration)                    Palo Alto, Ca
     
    Provided Quality Engineering oversight to several satellite programs driving resolution for all MRB issues during integration, test and launch. Conducted test/manufacturing readiness reviews for major program milestones. Provided direct program status to upper level management and customer. Resolved discrepancies with EAGE and MAGE usage for satellite test and assembly.
     
    Acted as sole QA engineering representative during launch base operations in China, Florida, French Guiana, Kazakhstan, and Japan resulting cumulatively  in over 12 launches with no major satellite or on orbit issues.
    Recognized with award for excellent performance during EchoStar 6 satellite program.
    Selected as QA engineering representative to oversee supplier quality function in Edinburgh, Scotland and Toulouse, France during critical milestone phase of production, resulting in on-time performance and resolved issues.
     
    Lockheed-Martin Missiles and Space                             1997-1999
     
    Quality Engineering Specialist (Spacecraft Integration)                 Sunnyvale, CA        
    Provided Quality Engineering oversight to key satellite program driving resolution for all MRB issues during integration, test and launch.
     
    Space Systems / Loral                                                                                1986-1997
     
    Program Quality Engineer      (1996-1997)                                         Palo Alto, CA
     
    Monitored and controlled all Spacecraft Quality Assurance activities for major satellite program. Produced several working QA documents reflecting contractual requirements and relevant QA standards for flow down to manufacturing.
        
    Leveraged QA database skills reducing Program Quality discrepancies by 80 percent during first three months as Program Quality Engineer.
    Recognized by Company President for outstanding effort and valor during failed launch attempt in China. 
    Successfully testified for company before US Justice Department due to failed launch attempt in China.

    ----------------------------        Education  -----------------------
    BS, Industrial Technology, State University College at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
    BA, American History, Psychology (Minor),  Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York
    AAS, Mechanical Technology, Farmingdale University, Farmingdale, New York     
     


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