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     Date Submitted:11-06-2014
     Last Modified:12-06-2014 (07:40)
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     Current job:Mechanical Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
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    EDUCATION
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    2008 Mechanical Engineering
    Bachelor of Science - University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
     
     
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    EXPERIENCE
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    11/2010 - Present
    Pratt & Whitney (United Technologies Corporation) East Hartford, CT
     
    Mechanical Design Engineer
     
    * Design Lead of Adaptive Engine Technology Development's (AETD) power transmission gear train assembly. Programmed calculator to optimize gear train configuration which eliminates shaft operation within its natural frequency, resolved interdepartmental hardware configuration conflicts, and presented designs to Pratt & Whitney's chiefs and military customers. 
    * Design Lead for a confidential gas turbine engine's oil delivery scheme redesign.  Responsible for optimizing the oil tank's configuration, external tubing, deaerator, oil filter, deoiler, and oil sensor while maintaining its capability to handle the aircraft's flight profile and maneuver loads.
    * Gained hands-on fabrication, assembly, and/or testing experience from being the Field Support Engineer for F119 Gas Turbine Engine (F22 Raptor), F135 Gas Turbine Engine (F35 Lightning), PW1000 Gas Turbine Engine (A320Neo, BA, and MRJ), and PW4000 Gas Turbine Engine (various aircraft manufacturers). 
    * Experience working with mechanical processes in a manufacturing environment by inspecting bearings, seals, and gears for flight readiness and conducting various engine tests in concert with our Materials and Processes Engineering (MPE) group.
    * Earned Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) B proficiency with a concentration in Design For Variation (DFV). 
    * Currently hold Secret Security Clearance. 
     
     
    12/2008 - 11/2010
    United Space Alliance (USA) Kennedy Space Center, FL
     
    Mechanical Design Engineer
     
    * Utilized Unigraphics NX and Pro-Engineer's (Pro/e) computer aided design (CAD), computer aided engineering (CAE), and finite element analysis (FEM) for the design, development, and testing of structures and equipment pertaining to Lockheed Martin's Orion Capsule tooling.
    * Provided Ground Support Equipment (GSE) design engineering by updating legacy drawings and preparing procurement specifications for NASA, Lockheed Martin, and ATK using a variety of design tools including Unigraphics NX with Teamcenter, Microstation, Nastran, and Pro-Engineer (Pro/e).
    * Produced full dynamic simulations, weight, and stress analysis of 3-D models in order to reduce certification costs.
    * Incorporated governing requirements and specifications such as ASTM, ASME, SAE, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) into hardware designs and documentation.
    * Provided field engineering support for the upgrade of Launch Complex 39 A and B in preparation of the first Ares I launch as well as maintenance of the Vehicle Assembly Building's (VAB) bay doors.
     
     
    8/2006 - 12/2008
    United Space Alliance (USA) Kennedy Space Center, FL
     
    Control Systems Design Engineer (Co-Op/Intern)
     
    * Acquired knowledge of Microsoft Office Visual Basic by programming macros which expedited engineering processes such as analysis reports and drawing packages.
    * Amassed four semesters of work related experience overseeing the lab testing and initial planning stage through final design, construction, and commissioning of two control simulation test boxes (one analog, one digital) which enable engineers to validate software used in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) . 
    * Enhanced presentation skills by providing project updates triannually to United Space Alliance's steering team.
     
     
    8/2007 - 5/2008
    Walt Disney Orlando, FL
     
    Senior Design Project
     
    * Designed automated character head (Piglet) which included Flex Sensors, Make Controller Kit, servo motors and gears for mouth and eye articulation, and polyurethane for flexible skin.
     
     
     
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    PATENTS
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    * Long Jr., Wesley P. 2013. Bearing Outer Race Squirrel Cage (US Gov). PA-0029940-US. Filed December 20, 2013. Patent Pending.
    * Long Jr., Wesley P. 2014. Anti-Rotation For Fenestrated Bearing (US Gov). PA-0031517-US. Filed April 28, 2014. Patent Pending.
     
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    AWARDS
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    * Awarded Certificate of Recognition from Pratt & Whitney's Military Program Chief Engineer and from Vice President of Engineering.
    * Awarded Appreciation Award from Pratt & Whitney's Adaptive Engine Technology Development (AETD) Front and Mid Bearing Compartment Integrated Product Team (IPT) leader.
    * Awarded multiple Giving Further Thanks (GiFT) Awards from various Pratt & Whitney colleagues. 

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