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Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:35:00 +0100
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Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +0100
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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 22:00:00 +0100
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Thu, 24 Aug 2017 14:53:00 +0100
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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:31:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:01-05-2014
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     Current job:Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
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     Industry:, , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpace Suit and life support system component, assembly and system concept, design, analyze and test.
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    Senior Mechanical Engineer

     

    Education

    Bachelor of Engineering 1981; Major: Mechanical Engineering; Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York.

     

    Experience

     

    UTAS (United Technologies Aerospace Systems)                                   June 2007 – December 2013

    (Hamilton Sundstrand, SLS (Space Land and Sea))

    Windsor Locks, CT

    Senior Mechanical Design and Project Engineer

    Mechanical design and project engineering through concept, design, analysis and manufacture of components, assemblies and systems relating to the Extra-vehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), Life Support System (LSS), Space Suit Assembly (SSA) and Navy SSBN and SSN submarine oxygen generating systems Low Pressure Electrolyzor (LPE) and Integrated Low Pressure Electrolyzor (ILPE) assemblies.

     

    • Utilize various versions of Computer Aided Design/Drafting (CAD) and Engineering (CAE) software including ProE 2001, Wildfire and Creo and Product Data Management with PDM, Intralink and Windchill
    • Stress and Heat Transfer analysis using ProE Mechanica and ANSYS Workbench CAD
    • Procedures, engineering reports, and proposals written using all Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Power Point and Access)
    • Project Status scheduled and maintained using Microsoft Project
    • Designed and modified various types of mechanical and electro-mechanical valves, pumps, flow restrictors, heat exchangers and other components used in air, ventilation, contamination removal and water systems
    • Conceptualized and designed Life Support System diagnostic and maintenance tools currently supporting International Space Station (ISS) diagnostic and maintenance operations
    • Re-designed and packaged the LPE System Layout to fit the customer specified volume and footprint
    • Major contributor to the analysis and life extension effort of the Space Suit Assembly components and assemblies (Items) through stress and cycle analysis, inspection and testing efforts to mitigate potential failures saving NASA over $18 million dollars
    • Occasionally used UG NX3 and NX4 3D CAD, Teamcenter data management software, and ANSYS CAD structure analysis software on other UTAS programs
    • Created drawings and Bills of Materials per NASA, DOD-100, and ANSI Y14.5 standards utilizing Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)
    • Navy systems qualified to MIL-S-901 Shock and MIL-STD -167 Shipboard Vibration requirements

     

     

    Independent Mechanical Engineering Contractor                                     Oct 2001 – June 2007

    Various Companies (Available upon Request)

    Manage projects, conceptualize, design, analyze, develop, manufacture and qualify aerospace, military and commercial mechanical, electromechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic components, assemblies and systems for various companies.

     

    • Perform engineering analysis, design and drawing generation using 2D and 3D CAD software; CADKEY, AutoCAD, Pro-E 2001/MECHANICA and PDM/Intralink, SolidWorks/COSMOS, ANSYS, COMPRESS, and other CAD/CAE modeling and analysis software
    • Microsoft Office, Project and MathCAD
    • Supervise Drafting and Technical/Lab personnel
    • On-time delivery of contract requirements, sales and repair orders and documentation
    • Generated new and revised component and assembly drawings of dynamometers (water brake), fixtures, power control and test stands used in the manufacture, refurbishment and tuning of turbine engines.
    •  Design test stands and dynamometer mounting fixtures using structural commercially available steel and electronically controlled hydraulically actuated water valves to modulate turbine loads and speeds for certification purposes
    • Design turbine engine to water brake interface assemblies and test final systems performance prior to customer delivery
    • Design and analyze Optical columns for Micro-lithography systems using UG NX3 CAD software
    • Design, analyze, specify and model development instrumentation, prototypes and experimental hardware for oil and gas exploration research using Pro-E Wildfire 2.0 and AutoCAD software
    • Design, analyze, specify and (3D) model Space Suit, Portable Life Support and SAFER Hand Control Module components and assemblies used in Space Shuttle EVA missions using Pro-E 2001 and Mechanica software
    • Design, analyze and specify ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code fittings and vessels using manual and computer aided (COMPRESS) calculations and AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor CAD software
    • Design, revise and qualify high-pressure mechanical and frangible valves used in military and commercial aircraft and military ground vehicle (Bradley, M1, AAAV) explosion suppression systems; write Qualification-test procedures and reports, assist with test set-ups and performance
    • Responsible for CE Mark (EC Directive 93/15/EEC) certification of explosive cartridges, used in aircraft fire suppression systems, for safe handling and transport
    • Design and develop jet engine hydraulic and Air Bleed system valves used on C17 GE C6 engine retrofit using ProE 2001 CAD software
    • Created 3D models for analysis and qualification of Navy Aircraft Carrier-based Local Area Network Hardware to MIL-S-901 and MIL-STD -167 using IDEAS and SolidWorks CAD software:  Qualified LAN equipment cabinets by similarity and analysis reports using MS Word

     

     

    Air Lock, Inc                                                 1999 – 2001

    Milford, CT

    Engineering Manager/Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

    Precision bearings, fittings, valves, helmets and associated hardware used in NASA’s Extra-vehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), Life Support System (LSS), and Space Suit Assembly (LSA).  Military aircraft anti-g suit fittings, quick-connects and valves, military gas mask sanitary quick-connects and commercial/military cargo tie-down systems. 

     

    • Utilized CADKEY 98 CAD software and MRP software to perform engineering and manufacturing functions.
    • Lead Engineer and Project Manager for Aerospace and Department of Defense (DOD) products
    • MRB authority for discrepant material, components and assemblies
    • Approved new and revised drawings and Bills of Materials per NASA, DOD-100, and ANSI Y14.5 standards utilizing Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)
    • Improved yield of compression molded polyurethane seals by 400%
    • Increased on-time delivery to 98% through supervision of Production and Engineering personnel
    • Clean Room Class 1000 environment for assembly and test of aerospace products

     

     

    Perkin-Elmer Corp                              1992 – 1999

    Norwalk, CT

    Senior Manufacturing Engineer

    Precision electronic and microprocessor controlled thermal, elemental, chemical, chromatographic and atomic absorption material property diagnostic instrumentation.

     

    • Automated PC based final and sub-assembly test equipment and Instrumentation
    • Increased (Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) sample-holder output by 20%
    • Initialized cell manufacturing system and reduced cost for DNA sequencer sub-assembly by 10%
    • Used Intergraph's Micro-station and ProE CAD software to design and develop components, assemblies and fixtures
    • Procedures, reports, op-sheets, assembly and process instructions using Microsoft Office software
    • Manufactured components, assemblies and sub-assemblies using electronic, electrical, optical and precision mechanical technologies and processes
    • Forecasted manufacturing and labor costs from component level to final assembly through MRP and SAP software
    • Improved process specifications and output (through SPC, DOE, and CPI) per ISO and QS 9000
    • Mechanical assembly, similar and dissimilar material welding, brazing (torch and vacuum), soldering and adhesives

     

     

    Eaton Corporation                                       1990 – 1992

    Danbury, CT

    Mechanical Development Engineer

    Pressure and temperature sensing devices used in commercial and military aircraft and ground vehicles.

     

    • Managed military and commercial component development projects and contracts
    • Developed unique bi-directional low-pressure switch used in the fuel systems
    • Provided MTBF and FMEA data for components and assemblies
    • Qualified Flight Safety hardware and components MIL-STD-810 environment and other MIL requirements

     

     

    Ward Leonard Electric Company                                               1987 – 1990

    Mount Vernon, NY

    Mechanical Design Engineer (DOD Secret Clearance)

    Electrical, manual and automatic, power transfer devices used on commercial and navy ships and submarines.

     

    • Designed/developed Emergency Propulsion Motor Controller used on the SSN21 Seawolf
    • Modified/improved power transfer devices and assemblies to meet revised MIL-Spec requirements
    • Designed and tested to MIL-S-901 shock and MIL-STD-167 Shipboard Vibration test requirements

     

     

    Technicon Instruments Corporation                                       1984 – 1987

    Tarrytown, NY

    Consulting Engineer

    Field Engineering of diagnostic instrumentation systems utilizing spectroscopy, near-Infrared, and ultra-violet detection analysis technologies.

     

    • Developed sine bar alignment procedure to within one nanometer, for variable scan Near Infrared Analyzer
    • Troubleshot computer, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and interfaces using conventional test equipment and laptop to within component level
    • Interfaced directly with customers and all levels of management

     

     

    Vitro Corporation                                                                      1981 – 1984

    Silver Spring, MD

    Mechanical Test and Analyses Engineer (DOD Secret Clearance)

    Integrity analysis and verification of individual, multiple and interface systems comprising Navigation, Launcher and Fire Control systems on nuclear submarines.

     

    • Specialized in the test and qualification of the missile ejection system specifically the gas/steam generators, exploding bridge-wire and squibs
    • Calibrated hull/ships planes used by the Ships Inertial Navigation System (SINS) and Missile Guidance Systems

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