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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:00:00 +0100
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Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:33:00 +0100
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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:29:00 +0100
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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:11-06-2014
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     Current job:Systems Engineer
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     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsSpacecraft Integration and Test from the box level, unit, payload, system, to entire Spacecraft level. Validation testing of hardware, strong in RF test along with EMI skills. Environmental testing experience also.
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    BACKGROUND SUMMARY:

     

    Twenty years experience in System Testing of Spacecraft and Space payloads. Additional experience includes STE, test rack development, fabrication, verification and validation. Five years previous experience on COMSEC equipment from large systems to unit level. Have 20 plus years experience in EMI/EMC testing to MIL-STD-461/462, DO-160, FAA, IEC, and other applicable industry standards. 

                     

    EMPLOYMENT:

     

    Under contract to Honeywell Aerospace                                                                 Tucson, AZ

    EMI Test Engineer                                                                                     June 2013 - Mar 2014

    Development of procedures for qualification EMI/EMC testing of electronic fuel control, cabin pressure control and power generation systems that satisfy customer, FAA and internal requirements. Additional program support includes 767 refueling tanker EMI tests.

     

    Under contract with L 3 Display Systems                                                         Alpharetta, GA

    EMI Test Engineer                                                                                     Jan. 2013 – June 2013

    Responsibilities include EMI/EMC testing of various display units, both in house screening and off site qualification testing. Offsite requires insuring tests are conducted per procedure, writing status and final test report, investigations at site, and with onsite customer rep.

                                                                                        

    Under contract with Secure Comm                                Oct 2012 - Jan 2013    Santa Ana, CA                              

    Test Engineer providing support for various product lines. Hardware included various military components to Display units for locomotives. Test plan and procedure development ranging from MIL STD’s to IEC 61000 for product qualification.

    Raytheon SAS, Space Systems Division                                                        El Segundo, CA 

    Principal Systems Engineer, Systems Verification Center                    April 2005 – April 2012

    Eight month field assignment in Utah to support testing of the JLENS program at the UTTR. Support Integration and Test of all phases of Space hardware and space qualified hardware, including verification, validation, EMI/EMC, environmental and final acceptance tests.                 6 Sigma Specialist.  Various STE (Test rack) Development, Validation and Verification roles. 

     

    Under contract with ITT Industries, Space Systems Division                                Rochester, NY 

    Systems Engineer/Payload Test Specialist, Remote Sensing Systems       May 2004 - May 2005

    Support for Payload EMI Validation and Verification, additionally Radiometric Calibration. Support development of System Test and Standard Operating Procedures.

     

    Under contract with Orbital Sciences Corporation                                                        Dulles, VA

    Spacecraft EMI Test Engineer, Launch Systems Group (DART Program) Jan. 2004 - May 2004

    Support all aspects of Spacecraft tests including EMI/EMC, Thermal Vacuum, and RF Sub System level tests. Developed System Level test procedures and test reports. 

     

    Under contract with Northrop Grumman Space Technology                       Redondo Beach, CA 

    Quality Assurance Spacecraft specialist                                                     Jan. 2003 – Dec. 2003

    Provide Quality inspection for Advanced EHF Satellite and avionics programs. Support advanced board assembly line, electrical and environmental test (vibration, thermal vacuum). Oversee all aspects of quality, inspection of hardware, test witness, data review, and final QA. 

     

    Under contract with General Dynamics, Space Systems                                  Scottsdale, AZ

    Engineering Associate and Lab Manager, Systems I&T, RF Payloads             1996 – Nov. 2002

    Work included module and payload level integration and test of RF Space hardware Performed RF, analog, and digital tests. Scheduled rework as required with manufacturing.  Additionally developed test procedures, STE (Test Rack), design fabrication Validation, and Verification. 

     

    Lockheed Martin Astro Space                                                                              Valley Forge, PA

    Systems Staff, Test conductor, Systems I&T                                                            1995 - 1996

    Conducted performance and integration tests on the GPS satellite system. Supported engineering troubleshooting and equipment verification tests. Supported EMI/EMC testing from box to spacecraft level. Provided support on other programs, such as EOS and LANDSAT. 

                                                                               

    Lockheed Martin Astro Space                                                                                  1994 - 1995

    Offsite assignment at COM DEV Ltd                                                Cambridge, Ontario, Canada                         

    Senior Technologist. Performed integration and test on systems and subsystems associated with the INMARSAT 3 communications satellite, IF Processor. Assemblies included SAW devices, filter modules, LO drivers and RF prime boards.

     

    Lockheed Martin Astro Space                                                                           East Windsor, NJ 

    System Staff I&T                                                                                                        1988 - 1994

    GGS, EOS, Mars Observer, ACTS, and various NASA spacecraft and subsystem level integration, EMI/EMC and performance testing. Prepared various NASA and commercial spacecraft for thermal vacuum testing. Performed extensive electromechanical work on Ammonia Based Heat Exchanger. Additional responsibilities included bench level testing of microwave components up to spacecraft level testing in both near and far field antenna range. 

     

    Lockheed Martin GCSD                                                                                      Camden, NJ

    Systems Staff                                                                                                       1984 - 1988

    Performed EMI/EMC and TEMPEST tests and reports on assorted COMSEC/CRYPTO modules and various RF communication systems. Additionally performed final acceptance tests and first article tests on the Navy AN/ARC-161 HF Radio System for DPRO representatives.

     

    EDUCATION

    B.S.E.E. Undergraduate Studies, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 1986-1988

    A.A.S., Electronics, Gloucester County College, Deptford, NJ 1983

    Technical Diploma, Electronics, Gloucester County Institute of Technology, Deptford NJ, 1979

    Music Business Certificate, UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA 2012

    Extensive after hours training in various engineering topics, all 40 hour courses   


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