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     Date Submitted:03-07-2014
     Last Modified:03-07-2014 (09:47)
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     Current job:Production Line Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     Keywords- Propulsion background - L/V and ground expertise - System/ performance of L/V mission overview - Relationship skills - Project Management - Synthetic mindset - High motivation

    Propulsion Technologies International (PTI) is a joint venture between GE Aviation & Snecma (Safran), world  leaders  in  aircraft  engines  design  and  manufacture.  PTI  offers  repair  and  overhaul  services  for the CFMI and Turbomeca families of engines.
     Product Line Engineer - Lean-Teaming Coach  Jan 2012- Present
    As  Turbomeca  Line  Engineer,  responsible  for  technical  support  of  repairs  processes  and  product knowledge :
      Improve  and  maintain  repair  methods  by  creating  and improving  process  instructions, equipment changes, driving productivity, capacity and quality, by supporting operators
      Provide engineering support as customer interface for industrialized or new products
      Industrialize  new  repairs  to  increase  capability:  conducting  cost/benefit  analysis  for  new processes, designing, building and procuring toolings for repair approval
    Turbomeca   Cell  Coach  for  "teaming"  (Lean  Manufacturing)  :  as  the  coach,  responsible  for  SelfDirected Work Team implementation by transferring to Team members skills and duties, assisting production  coordination,  teaching  metrics,  providing  resources  and  motivation  to  create  an autonomous and empowered cell

    ARIANESPACE - France/French Guiana  2006 - 2011
    Arianespace  offers  launch  service  &  solutions  to  satellite  operators  from  around  the  world,  operating from French Guiana. With its family of launchers (Ariane 5, Soyouz, and Vega), Arianespace wins more than half of the commercial launch contracts worldwide each year, 2010 sales totaled €1,029 million
     Space Mission Analysis Engineer  May 2010 - Dec 2011
    Responsible for defining and optimizing each flightmission, matching launch vehicle characteristics and spacecraft customer's requirements. Interfaced with customers and suppliers, oversee mission analysis to insure the flight readiness by taking part in launch preparation :
      Synthesize  and  negotiate  spacecraft’s  customer  needs  and  strategies,  in  order  to  ensure  their compliance with Arianespace launch offers. Assist in defining customer requirements to industry suppliers. Coordinate mission with flight safety team
      Conduct  and  perform  feasibility,  preliminary  and  final  mission  analyses  for  trajectory, performance and flight mechanics aspects, in directrelation with Arianespace management and spacecraft’s customers
      Conduct Astrium ST sub-contractor for production and acceptance testing of the flight program
      Ensure the function of Technical Authority System during the launching campaigns : responsible of  flight  readiness  acceptance  for  all  System  aspects  (mission,  trajectory,  satellites  data  andrequirements) till lift-off and, then, in charge offlight instantaneous following and monitoring
      Carry out post-flight analysis for flight program, trajectory, performance and mechanics

     Fluid Systems Operation Engineer/Manager  January 2006 - April 2010
    Controlled  and  managed  operational  activities  concerning  the  ground/onboard  and  launch  system for Ariane launcher:
      preparation  of  launch  campaigns,  including  integration  of  specific  fluid  elements  of  the cryogenic  upper  stage  (ESC)  :  writing  operational  procedures  and  preparing  operational integrated plans
      directed up to 10 person team for the execution of upper stage operations (assembly, functional tests,  propellant  loading)  during  the  launch  preparation  campaign  ⇒ led  25  ECA  launch campaigns with successful lift-offs
      analysis  of  launch  campaign  and  operational  data  for  process  improvement  and  maintenance facilities monitoring
    In strong interaction with complex industrial base  (suppliers, customers,  sub-contractors),  was in charge of the following fluid subsystems :
      monitoring  of  launcher/ground  system  upgrades  from  the  standpoint  of  fluid  operational interfaces with the launcher, as well as the associated Ariane launch complex (ELA) installations (contract management with costs, deadlines, qualitysupervision)
      Launch  Vehicle  Industry  production  support  for  upper  stages  ⇒ resulted  in  a  consequent enhancement in Arianespace relationship with its supplier EADS/Astrium and product definition changes when benefiting to performance, cost, quality, production

    SAFRAN GROUP - FRANCE    2003-2005
    Safran is a worldwide high technology group with leading positions in aerospace, defense and security; annual sale of 10.8 billion euros.
     Aircraft engine aerothermal Engineer at Snecma Moteurs- Villaroche  2005
    Aerothermal  engineer  for  High  Pressure  Rotor  of  TP400  turboprop  engine  (Airbus  A400M  military transport aircraft) :
      Thermal mapping and designing for mechanical definition of engine rotary parts
      Subcontracting management for thermal/flow modeling(budget of 1M€)
      Preparation and monitoring of engine tests, within a European partnership
      Collaboration  with  European  engine-makers  operating through  the  Europrop  International GmbH consortium (EPI), as part of European project,for inputs/outputs exchange to match up interfaces definition (whole engine integrity)

     Propulsion/Functional Space System Engineer at Snecma Moteurs - Vernon  2003-2005
    As  part  of  latest  Ariane  5-version-launch-vehicle  team  development,  contributed  to  the  upper cryogenic stage(ESC-A) qualification, prerequisite for first flight:
      Performed  functional  forecasts  on  ESC-A  functional  propulsive  system  (performances  analysis, propellant budgets, engine functioning)
      Flight (Ariane 4 experience) and bench test exploitation
      Technical  supervision  and  coordination  for  mechanical,  thermal,  propulsion  and  functional studies,  for  ESC-A  flight-worthiness  justification, in  compliance  with  French  authorities requirements  (French  Space  Agency)  :  functional  and supporting  file  drafting;  compliance schedule

    ECOLE DES MINES ENGINEERING SCHOOL - Nancy, France  2000 - 2003
    Majors : Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Propulsion,Thermics, Numerical Simulation
    One  year  study  supported  by  EADS-MBDA :  Interest  of  the  endothermic  fuels  for  high  speed propulsion systems (ramjets and scramjets)
    European Space Center – Kourou, French Guiana  June 2002 – September 2002
    Internship : Database Creation relative to fluid facilities for Ariane 5 launch campaign
    Student Exchange Program with ICN Business School  2002 - 2003
    Classes: International Business Negotiations, Management
    French Space Agency (CNES) – Toulouse, France  March 2003 – August 2003
    Internship  :  Analysis  of  the  Hall  thruster  discharge  performance  and  the  spacecraftenvironment  interactions  (bibliography,  simulations)  in  order  to  promote  electrical  propulsionfor satellite manufacturer industry

    Engineering techniques & knowledge
    Flight  mechanics,  thermodynamics,  compressible  flow,  mechanical  and  fluid  engineering techniques (used in aircraft/aerospace industry), propulsion, control-command systems, GNC
    High  capacity  for  communication/negotiation,  Human/Project/Contract  Management,  Team spirited, focused, organized, reactive, report writing, analytical and synthetic mind
    Languages & Softwares : Microsoft Office, Access, Fluent, Gambit, Unix, Fortran, C, Java

    French  Fluent, Native language
    English  Fluent, Certificate of Advanced English delivered by Cambridge University
    Spanish  Fluent, Superior (Diploma  Superior  de  Español  como  Lengua  Extranjera)  delivered by Insituto Cervantes.

    2013 : CCEF Member - French Foreign Trade Advisors : networking/advice between French Executives and Entrepreneurs living abroad
    2010  -  2011  :  Arianespace  Work  Council  :  staff  advisory  committee  for decision/definition  on  company  benefits  or  policies ;  in  charge  of  providing  the employees with cultural perks
    2006  -  2009  :  Ecole  des  Mines  Professional  Networks :   Aerospace  group member for industrial conferences organization
    2002 - 2003 : Student Union committee member: communication, event organizer
    Running, swimming, biking

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