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     Date Submitted:30-09-2014
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer Launch Operations
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsTest Integration, Launch Operations, Test and Checkout
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    Professional Profile

    Dedicated integration engineering professional during Apollo and Space Shuttle manned space flight launch operations, having a wealth of experience in Test Integration and Design Integration. Currently a Docent at the Kennedy Space Center.

    Aerospace Engineering Training and Development

    KSC Test Director Instructional Systems

    Test Procedure Development Investigations

    Test Plans Strategic Thinking

    Test Procedure Performance Detail Oriented

    Complex System Assemblies Aerospace Industry Knowledge

    Gases/Fluids Testing Communication Skills

    Complex Problem Solving

    Experience

    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

    August 2012 to present

    Docent

    Volunteer as a resident expert on the Apollo and Space Shuttle vehicles in the Apollo Saturn Five Center and Space Shuttle Atlantis displays at the KSC Visitors Complex.

     

    QinetiQ North America

    Kennedy Space Center

    May 2009 to April 2012

    Member of the NASA team responsible for evaluating and certifying the Space X Falcon 9 launch vehicle for NASA payload launch operations.

    • First and only contractor to be certified as a NASA Test Director

    • Multi system Integration Engineer for system design, testing, trouble shooting and launch operations

     

    United Space Alliance

    Kennedy Space Center

    March 1998 to February 2009

    This company was formed specifically to perform manned space flight operations with NASA’s space shuttle fleet.

     

    Senior Engineering Specialist/Launch Operations Integration Engineer

    Responsible for numerous management functions as well as performing duties in the launch

    Control Center at the integration console as a Test Project Engineer (TPE).

    • Space Shuttle integrated testing, checkout, servicing and launch operations.

    • Configuration of the vehicle systems as required for daily testing, trouble shooting and launch operations

    • Engineering team lead for Space Shuttle post landing operations at primary, secondary and emergency landing sites.

    • Technical lead of the test team during Space Shuttle test operations as well as integrating multi system vehicle test procedure development and modifications.

    • Test Project Engineer working closely with the NASA Astronauts Corps on a daily basis as part of Space Shuttle test and check out procedures.

    • Manned the launch control center integration console for over 100 Space Shuttle launch campaigns.

     

    Lockheed Space Operations

    Kennedy Space Center

    February 1984 to March 1998

    Manager of Test Project Engineering

    Integration engineer reporting directly to Lockheed and NASA Chief Engineers

    • Integrating and leading the test team in the presentation of the pre-launch Space Shuttle systems review to the Astronaut flight crew

    • Integration Engineer representing the Chief Engineer on all multi-center reviews of the Space Shuttle system test requirements and launch commit criteria requirements.

    • Responsible for keeping the Chief Engineer and systems managers informed as to current vehicle trouble shooting and test status.

    • Worked directly with Astronaut flight crews to develop special mission unique test procedures.

    • Received Astronaut’s Silver Snoopy Award.

     

    Rockwell International

    Kennedy Space Center and Downey California

    August 1970 to February 1984

    Test Project Engineer

    Apollo Saturn Five launch vehicle second stage structures, and Purge Vent & Drain systems engineer and Apollo Space craft Environmental Control Systems engineer at the Kennedy Space Center. After the Apollo program ended, I was assigned to support the Space Shuttle Design Integration group in Downey, California for 4 years. Reassigned to KSC for the Space Shuttle launch operations as a Propulsion Systems Engineer in 1977.

     

    EDUCATION

    UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

    Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

    August 1965 to June 1970


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