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     Date Submitted:20-06-2014
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     Current job:Sr. Structural Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsWith over twenty years of mechanical, structural, and electromechanical, design , analysis, testing, and development, in the area of Commercial and Military Aircraft, I feel I bring to the table a wealth of knowledge, competence, and technical success tha
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    HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS

    ·  Twenty plus years of successful engineering design, analysis, testing, manufacturing, and documentation

    ·  Recent experience with System Integration, System Architecture, Analysis of Alternatives, Risk Analysis,  Logistics, Qualification Testing, Performance Monitor Briefs, Trade Studies, ICDs, CDDs, and ECPs

    ·  Emphasis in the design of Aircraft Structures (Aluminum Alloy and Composite), Electric Motors, Brake Systems, Geared Actuators, Fuel Systems, Avionics Displays, Pumps, Antennas, Electrical Harnesses, Valves, Fuel Storage Tanks, and Low Radar Cross Section Structures and Coatings

    ·  Proficient with SolidWorks, COSMOSWorks, COSMOSFloWorks, AutoCad,  Inventor, PDM, NASTRAN, FEMAP, MS Word, ProE (CREO), Power Point, Excel, Labview, and Visio.

     

    EDUCATION

    University of Arizona, BSME

    Southwestern College, AutoCADversion 12, 2D & 3D Drafting 1993

    DAU, Systems 101, Feb. 2010, Systems 202, Feb. 2011, Acquisition 101, June 2010, Acquisition 201A, Dec. 2010

     

    EXPERIENCE

    Dynamic Aviation,Bridgewater, VA   Feb. ‘12 – Present   (direct position) Secret Clearance

     Structural Design Engineer

    ·  Resolved critical interior and exterior structural aircraft modification and repair issues using: Inventor, Nastran, and through generation of reports and drawings reviewed by FAA approved DERs.

    Provided structural design and structural validation analysis for Avionic System platforms.

     

    DCS Corp., Lexington Park, MD May‘08 –Dec ‘11(direct position) Secret Clearance-COMSEC

     Digital Displays-Subject Matter Expert/ Sr. Mechanical Engineer

    ·  Administered crucial recommendations for system design and integration, of digital displays, and communications systems, for USCG HC-130H, and Navy C-130T aircraft through analysis of MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-704A, MIL-STD-1553B, MIL-STD-464, MIL-STD-1472, MIL-L-87562, and customer ICD requirements.

    ·   Produced both transportable and stationary rack mounted test equipment designs and drawings for NAVAIR’s Common Systems Integration Lab (CSIL) using SolidWorks

     

    Astronautics Corp.,Milwaukee, WI. June‘07 –April ‘08 (temporary contract)

     Sr. Mechanical Engineer

    ·  Generated new design concept for 10EU Graphics Display Driver Unit for an A400 proposal, and a NVIS

          Backlight Array for 6”X 8” LCD display for the Saudi C-130 “Glass Panel” Cockpit proposal.

    ·   Created fixture designs for HALT and HASS Testing to determine hidden manufacturing flaws and improve product reliability. Used COSMOSWorks to determine structural integrity, natural frequency modes, and to determine flow rates and heat transfer rates. Revealed potential safety load deficiencies by correcting stress analysis for Brazilian C-130 communications platform

     

    Micromanipulator, Carson City, NV. March ‘07 – June ’07 (temporary contract)

     Sr. Mechanical Engineer

    ·   Achieved superior cosmetic and structural enhancements, and met EMI and EMC requirements, for vibration sensitive silicon wafer disk chip validating equipment. Devised method of mechanical attachment of panels requiring no visible external fasteners using SolidWorks 2007

     

    BAE Systems, Mojave, CA. July ‘06 – Sept. ’06 (temporary contract)

     Sr. Electromechanical/Mechanical Project Engineer– Liaison, Red Line Authority

    ·   Met program deadlines for a Boeing 737 serving as a test platform for the JSF aircraft by updating reverse engineering documentation, and expediting Engineering Change Requests and Engineering Change Orders.

    ·   Directed technicians for successful routing of liquid cooling, electrical signal, power, and sensor cable harnesses per SAE-AS50881, through complex aircraft wing and fuselage areas, while meeting EMI, EMC, and Tempest requirements. Re-engineered structural sheet metal shelves, instrument panels, supports, antenna structures, and avionic racks, using SolidWorks & AutoCAD to meet ease of manufacture and safety load requirements 

     

    Crane Aerospace & Electronics – Hydro-Aire Div., Burbank, CA. Nov. ‘05 – June ’06 (temporary contract)

     Sr. Mechanical Engineer /Project Engineer

    ·   Improved form, fit, function, and conformance to RTCA DO/160, MIL-STD-810, and ANSI Y14.5, for Boeing 787 landing gear monitoring systems, and directed designers to make drawing corrections.

    ·   Eliminated difficult to produce parts, for high pressure, low flow rate brake systems, using SolidWorks 2006

    ·   Solved leaking seal problems, designed custom seal for Boeing 787 landing gear speed sensor, and determined    environment effects per RITCA DO/160 on various actuator and valve seals

    ·   Wrote Qualification Test Procedures to clarify test conditions, and wrote the Qualification Test Report and a Qualification By Similarity Report for an ERJ/190 and JSF Brake Control Valve and Wheel Speed Transducer

     

    Aero Union, Chico, CA. Nov. ‘04 – June ‘05 (temporary contract)

     Mechanical Engineer/Project Engineer

    ·   Incorporated weight reduction enhancements through successful structural redesign of Boeing C130 roll on  auxiliary flat fuel storage tank.

    ·   Resolved various leak problems in hydraulic system caused by high vibration loads by creating improved structural supports and flexible hydraulic couplings, using SolidWorks, Cosmos, AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, and PDM.

         Wrote Acceptance Test Report and Qualification by Similarity Report

    ·   Identified structural deficiencies by completing hand stress calculations to determine hydraulic loads

    ·   Managed drawing configurations and used Visio to create and maintain a daily updated drawing tree

    ·   Solved inadequate tank fill rates by completing hydraulic analysis and mandating test procedure changes

     

    Palomar Products, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. Nov. ‘02 – Aug ‘04(direct position)

     Staff Mechanical Engineer

    ·  Achieved superior mechanical design concepts for Boeing AWE&C crew communications equipment, and was successful in reducing the cost of sheet metal enclosures and instrument panels to one third of the original cost.

    ·   Reviewed and prepared Environment Test Procedures and determined the most cost effective  modification of existing vibration and thermal test equipment. Modeled and created drawings for test fixtures and multiunit electrical test cabinets using SolidWorks 2004 and AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop.

    ·   Designed a rugged VME Chassis, Chassis Mount, and selected connectors to meet structural and EMI/EMC requirements 

    ·   Configured chassis and test chamber for thermal test per Mil-STD-810, and collected data using Lab View

     

    Opvista Inc., Irvine, CA. April ‘01 - Oct. ’02 (direct position)

    Staff Mechanical Engineer

    ·   Executed the structural and mechanical design of long haul Telcordia Compliant optical telecommunications equipment, using SolidWorks 2001.  Responsibilities involved the selection of high speed, low impedance connectors, thermal analysis of electrical components, design of heat sinks, optical fiber routing trays; flex circuits, and instrument panels. Devised document numbering scheme, drawing archive system, and part stocking system to improve prototype production rates

     

    Harris Pacific, Carlsbad, CA. July ‘00 - March ‘01 (temporary contract)

    Electromechanical  Design Engineer

    ·  Developed creative new design concepts, both functional and cosmetic, and generated drawings for modular electronic assemblies and large instrument panels for commercial network audio mixing equipment, using AutoCAD 14, and SolidWorks

     

    S.V.G. Thermco, Orange, CA.  July ‘99 - June ‘00 (temporary contract)

    Mechanical Design Engineer           

    ·   Created designs for instrument panels, system structures, an Oxygen Monitoring System and a Nitrogen Delivery System, Ferro-fluidic seals, and tubing lay outs, for silicon wafer treatment systems using AutoCAD ver.13.

     

    Joor Mfg., Escondido, CA.   Jan. ‘98 - May ’99 (direct position)

    Staff Engineer

    · Generated cost estimates for materials and labor, using Corel Quarto  Pro 7, and  Excel. Calculated and validated by test stresses and deflections for single wall and double wall low pressure vessels .

    ·  Designed low cost OSHA approved platforms, and generated drawings for underground and above ground chemical storage tanks, using AutoCAD ver. 13 & 14.

            

    General Atomics, La Jolla, CA.  June ‘97- Dec. ‘97 (temporary contract)

     Mechanical Design Engineer

    · Devised complex mechanisms and large moving air cushioned chambers using AutoCAD for the ICF program.

     

    KT Aerofab, El Cajon, CA.   Dec. ‘96 - April ‘97 (temporary contract)

     Mechanical Engineer

    · Created designs for manufacturing tooling, including break dies, large expanding mandrels and Kevlar door  assembly fixtures. Performed stress analysis to determine possible structural failure, and created operation sheets and tooling drawings using AutoCAD ver. 13.

                                                                            

    Cubic Defense Systems, San Diego, CA. May ‘96 - Dec. ‘96   (temporary contract)

     Mechanical Design Engineer

    ·  Adapted mechanical hardware for mounting and aligning laser and laser sensor systems to military vehicles for the Miles 2000 program. Created drawings per ANSI Y14.5, GD&T methods, and using AutoCAD ver.12

     

    Valhalla Scientific, Mira Mesa, CA.  Feb. ‘95 - April ’96 (direct position)

     Electromechanical Designer

    · Responsible for the mechanical design of Multimeters and Wave Form Analyzers, including injection molded plastic and sheet metal enclosures, front panels, and wire harnesses. Generated schematics and packaged electrical components on multi-layered printed circuit boards using PCAD ver. 6.0 and 8.0

                                           

    Vernitron Motion Controls,San Diego, CA.   April ‘91 - Nov. ‘93 (temporary contract)

     Project Engineer / Manager

    ·   Received a bonus for successfully managing a small group of technicians and drafters to meet critical schedule deadlines for the design, production, and qualification testing of high reliability actuators and D.C. Motors for Lockheed and Motorola. 

    ·  Designed vibration and vacuum test equipment, including Nitrogen cooled heat sinks, a pneumatic preload device, gear assemblies, and a test equipment for preloading a large 17 inch pitch diameter  helical gear.   

    ·   Solved assembly problems of gear and motor assemblies by completing tolerance stack up studies and  employing GD&T dimensioning methods. Completed critical stress and thermal analysis for EMI filters

    ·   Introduced JIT manufacturing concepts, and wrote improved process procedures

     

    General Dynamics / Convair, San Diego, CA.   May ‘84 - Dec. ’90 (direct position)

     Mechanical Engineer (SAR Secret Clearance)

    ·  Directed liaison and sustaining activities for the Advanced Cruise Missile (ACM) and Tomahawk Cruise  Missile. Designed aerodynamic structures using sheet metal, bonded pre-impregnated glass cloth lay-ups, Kevlar and graphite tape. Generated ECO's and determined manufacturing effectivity dates.

     

    Northrop Electronics, Hawthorn, CA.  June ‘82 - April ’84 (direct position)

    Electromechanical Engineer

    · Resolved mechanical design and packaging problems for guidance systems, including three axis gimbals, and

        EMI /EMC shielded electronic enclosures by incorporating creative structural concepts and improvements.     


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