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     Date Submitted:29-03-2014
     Last Modified:31-03-2014 (09:32)
    Job information
     Current job:Reliability Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, ,
     KeywordsExperienced Aerospace Reliability Engineer
    CV
    SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
    *  Skills: reliability/availability modeling/prediction/trades, Failure Mode, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMEA/FMECA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), PRA, Weibull/life data, load/strength, confidence, FRACAS, growth tracking, system safety hazard/risk assessment, accelerated testing, proposal/spec/requirements generation
    *  Award winning ingenuity/innovation (see Inventions and Awards, below)
    *  Excellent interpersonal skills.  Clear, concise, well-organized writing skills
    *  MS Mechanical Engineering, UNO; BS Math, Tulane University
     
    EXPERIENCE
    Northrop Grumman Information Systems, July 2010 – Nov 2013
    Reliability Engineer.  Primarily maintained responsibility for reliability planning, analysis / prediction, monitoring, and report generation on airborne military communications programs.  Activities included Relex/FRACAS Administration.  Secondary responsibilities included Logistics Department sparing analysis point of contact. 
    On my own initiative, developed an in-house sparing analysis tool that was used as the basis for complex, high-dollar spares inventory decisions.
     
    Orbital Sciences Corp,  Dec 2007 – Feb 2010
    Principal Reliability Engineer.  Provided Reliability Engineering expertise across multiple missile defense programs.  Developed and implemented Reliability and Availability program plans and carried out a typical suite of reliability activities, including FMEA, modeling / prediction, and statistical analyses.  Coached less experienced engineers.
     
    Spectrum Astro/General Dynamics, April 2001 – Dec 2007
    Principal Reliability Engineer.  Developed and implemented requirements and guidelines for all Spectrum Astro Reliability Engineering activities, resulting in a 100% product success rate on a number of long-life, high reliability space programs.  Identified design improvements on NASA’s Fermi (formerly named GLAST) satellite resulting in $50K - $100K cost savings with improved reliability.  Invented Weibull-based simulator tool that accepted 16 input variables and allowed Spectrum Astro to compete for multi-satellite constellation contracts.
     
    Hewlett Packard, 1995 - 2001
    Reliability Engineer.  Developed and implemented a reliability/availability improvement program in support of high volume automated assembly lines.  Planned and conducted accelerated life testing and data analysis of thermal inkjet printer cartridges.
     
    Allied Signal Aerospace, 1990 - 1995
    Reliability/System Safety Engineer.  Performed a broad range of reliability engineering functions on a number of commercial and military turbine engine design development programs, as well as system safety tasks per MIL-STD-882C.  Interfaced closely with Maintainability and Logistics functions.
     
    INVENTIONS
    •  Constellation Optimizer, an ingenious Monte Carlo simulator that analyzes and optimizes up to 16 satellite, constellation, and launch variables for the purpose of minimizing constellation development time, cost, and risk.  Optimizer provided greatly improved competitive capability for Spectrum Astro Systems Engineering, allowing Spectrum to compete for multi-satellite constellation contracts. 
    •  Developed a sparing analysis model that was used for complex, high-dollar spares inventory decisions on two-echelon system.
     
    AWARDS
    •  Selected as Employee of the Quarter from an organization of 150 employees and received Outstanding Achievement Award for solving very complex availability modeling challenges
     
    PUBLICATIONS
    •  “Constellation Optimizer: A Weibull-Based Constellation Development Tool”, Journal of Reliability, Maintainability and Supportability in Systems Engineering, RMS Partnership, Winter 2010
    •  “The Logistics Shoehorn: Optimize Your Spares for a More Sustainable System”, with Art Villanueva, Ed Welch, and Joe Barta, NGIS Defense Systems Division Technology Newsletter, Volume VIII, Number IV, December 2011
     
    OTHER
    •  Current SECRET level security clearance


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