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     Date Submitted:29-05-2014
     Last Modified:30-05-2014 (07:16)
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     Current job:Aerospace engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywordsaerospace, spacecraft, mechanical design, test, validation, electrical, thermal analysis, propulsion
    CV

    SUMMARY:

     

    Internationally experienced: studied for MSc in France, England, Germany, including working in Germany (over 4 years abroad). Graduated with upper second class honors equivalent, approximately 3.7 GPA, (WES equivalent). Mechanical engineer who has modeled and developed mechanical components using several CAD, FEA and CFD programs. Significant experience working with electrical and mechanical systems as a validation test engineer with a large OEM. Troubleshooting skills with mechanical, electrical, and software problems, through personal, industrial, and school programs. Excellent analytical skills complimented by a hands on approach fostered through an innate fascination with science. Speaks multiple languages, and has traveled throughout the US, EU and UK.

     

    EDUCATION:

     

    •  class of 2011     University of Southampton, Southampton, England & ESTACA, Levallois-Perret, France (euromind program: design & technology of advanced vehicle systems)

    •   Master of Science: Advanced Vehicle Systems: space systems engineering focus (spacecraft)

    •   Served as ESTACA student representative for spacecraft at University of Southampton

    •   First class marks on masters thesis: Enhancing a liquid-film cooling model for rocket engines

    •  Group design project: Rocket cooling study on a university developed bi-propellant rocket engine to support green fuel research (University of Southampton)

     - coordinated the construction of a new test instrumentation system

     - wrote the test measurement program in LabView

     - used theoretical analysis to create a preliminary analytical model

     - co-authored final report and presented the study findings in a group presentation

    •  Group project FMEA study of satellite Attitude Control System rocket (ESTACA)

     - developed FMECA

     - coordinated group meetings, co-authored final report and created final PowerPoint presentation

     

    •   class of 2003     Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

    - Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering: machine design focus

    • Selected to the MECOP program, included 2 internships (1 year total) industry experience

    - Design project: designed and developed (with a small team) a feedback control system for a hovering electric helicopter motor (hobby sized)

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

     

    • 03/2012 - 12/2013 Altran GmbH & Co. KG, Bremen, Germany project assignment to Airbus

    -  Engineering Consultant: Air Space & Defense

    •   Validation of high-lift mechanical components (including spherical / roller bearings and metallic / composite rods) from suppliers worldwide for the Airbus A350 XWB & A380

     - Managed qualification process for specified items (developed to Airbus internal standards) qualifying high-lift components for flight

     - Wrote technical reports and qualification documentation

     - Set and ran meetings with international participants

     - Analyzed test results against relevant technical specifications and reported to Airbus lead engineer

     - Bridged the gap between EADS Airbus Germany and suppliers worldwide

     

    •  07/2010 - 02/2011 EADS Astrium Space Transportation, Ottobrunn, Germany

    -  Propulsion Thermal Design Team research student

    •   Master’s Thesis: Enhancing a liquid-film cooling model for rocket engines

    - Improved a computer model of a hypergolic rocket liquid-film cooling simulation

     - Research included: investigating alternative models and techniques, estimating free-stream gas radiation, estimating free-stream turbulence, and improving wall to  film heat transfer coefficient

     - Programmed in Fortran running as a parallel routine in the thermal analysis software esatan

    •  From letter of recommendation: "has been quickly familiar with the necessary tools and methods... My impression of him is a hard working, responsible, independent, highly motivated and reliable student ... clearly demonstrated his ability for research and development work"

     

    •   05/2004 - 08/2008 Daimler Trucks North America LLC, Portland, Oregon, USA

    •   Test & Validation Engineer (Electrical & Electronics)

    -  Validated and troubleshot electrical systems and components, including radar collision systems

    - Implemented environmental testing, set up data acquisition, traveled for the company, worked with suppliers, and delegated work to technicians

    • Ignition system failure analysis (2007 - 2008)

    - As the lead product validation & test engineer in the investigation of a complex ignition system failure, I developed test instrumentation, collected data (including capturing the system fault origin leading to the solution), analyzed results, updated stakeholders, and presented findings.

    •   Radar based collision avoidance system integration (2006 - 2008)

    - I became the product validation & test lead in the integration of a suppliers collision avoidance system. I updated and created validation procedures, coordinated and conducted testing locally and at remote locations (including delegating work to technicians), and worked with design engineering departments of both the company and the supplier to fully develop & validate the system.

    •   Component test & validation projects (2004 - 2007)

    - I have performed environmental, mechanical, and electrical validation testing on several components for the heavy-duty trucking industry. During which time, I became familiar with the programming and instrumentation of various data acquisitions systems to collect test data for analysis, (including an investigation of the use of HALT/HASS testing applications within the scope of product validation testing).

    -  From performance review: "trained & supervised a technician to keep ACC validation on track... took on new instrumentation and data logging systems to conduct investigation of this high profile work (starters) under difficult conditions and long hours. He has been a major contributor to this investigation and is counted on for his expertise."

     

    •  04/2002 - 09/2002 Atlas Copco Wagner Inc, Portland, Oregon, USA

    •  Design Engineer (6 month MECOP internship)

    - Drive-by-wire control system integration: Designed brackets on Pro/ENGINEER, set layout for data bus cabling

    - I worked in a team that integrated a vehicle control system developed in Sweden into an American designed heavy-duty underground mining vehicle. I planned data-bus cable routing, and both modeled & designed a heavy-duty alternator fan shield and a control system panel bracket.

    •   From performance review: "worked well with other team members ... showed a lot of initiative in getting project o the ground ... willing to step in and get his hands dirty when necessary ... able to stay organised while documenting the necessary changes to cable lengths or components mounts."

     

    • 04/2001- 09/2001 Precision Castparts Corp, Portland, Oregon, USA

    •  Process Engineer (6 month MECOP internship)

    - Cast tooling process control procedure creation: Through a team effort, I created a process control procedure for the development and procurement of large investment casting gate mold designs. I worked with several departments to develop sign off authorization documentation, and wrote the final procedure that was implemented into the work flow.

    • From performance review & letter of recommendation: "very self-motivated and required very little supervision ... work was thorough and timely ... used his excellent communication skills to reach consensus among a variety of individuals... has been very creative identifying new tools for future use ... set standards that will be difficult to meet"

     

    SKILLS:

     

    • Finite Element Methods & Computational Fluid Dynamics

    - NASTRAN, Patran, Fluent, ANSYS, LsDyna

    • Computer Aided Design

    - CATIA V5, Pro/ENGINEER

    • Mechanical, Controls & Thermal Analysis

    - ADAMS, Matlab, esatan

    • Data Acquisition and Data Logging

    - LabView (w/ NI Hardware), Vector CANalyzer, Vector CANcaseXL (J1939 & J1708 protocol)

    • Programming

    - Shell scripting (tcsh)

    - PLC (for testing equipment)

    - Matlab

    - Basic

    - FORTRAN

    • Operating systems, Office / Business / Multimedia applications

    - Windows 7/XP, Mac OS X, Linux (Fedora), UNIX (limited)

    - Microsoft Excel/ Word / PowerPoint

    - LaTeX

    - PDM-Link

    - ProTools LE, Final Cut Express HD

     

    EQUIPMENT EXPERIENCE:

     

    - Demonstration rocket engine operation including instrumentation

    - Vehicles with prototype test equipment for radar systems

    - Thermal camera

    - Single-axis vibration machine test fixture development and operation

    - Environmental test chambers

    - HALT/HASS test chambers

    - Fluid switch test fixture design

    - Oscilloscopes, multimeters, ESD devices, iron bird

    - Machining equipment such as CNC, lathe, band saw

    - Hand tools including floor jacks, torque wrenches, engine lifts, etc

     

    LANGUAGES:

     

    - English (native speaker)

    - French (DELF B1 intermediate)

    - German (B1 intermediate)

    - Spanish, Japanese (A1 beginner)


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