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     Date Submitted:02-10-2014
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     Current job:Product Assurance Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsProduct Assurance, reliability, radiation, RF, microwaves, electronics, EEE Parts, materials, processes, safety, testing, ISO 9100, ECSS
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    Current position: Product Assurance Manager

     

    Summary:

    PhD in physics, more than 20 years of experience in the space and scientific instrumentation industries.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Since Nov’ 2002: Product assurance manager for satellite on-board RF equipment, participating in several programs for ESA and major satellite manufacturers, such as Airbus, Thales, and Space Systems Loral. My responsibilities include:

    - General Product Assurance, mainly as defined in ECSS standards,

    - Reliability analysis and radiation assurance,

    - EEE parts specification and evaluation, -Participation on design reviews and hardware inspections,

    - Lower tier subcontractor quality management,

    - Failure investigation,

    - Development and evaluation of electronics manufacturing processes (hermetic hybrid technology, PCB assembly),

    - Internal training for general space business matters, electronics parts, radiation and reliability,

    - Maintenance and continuous improvement of our ISO 9100 certification. Since November 2013 I am the head of a group of 4 engineers providing these services to the company.

    1998-2002: Product assurance manager for microgravity equipment development projects, currently flying in the International Space Station. This included safety assurance, that is, hazard analysis of the equipment, preparation and submittal of Safety Data Packages, and hazard control verification. Reliability and quality management for ground based astronomy instrumentation projects. Design and implementation of an ISO 9000 certified quality system.

    1993-98: Project Manager at Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC, Tenerife): Instrumentation development for Optical Communications and astronomy, in particular the Optical Ground Station for payload verification of ARTEMIS. 1992-93: Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI, Madrid): Technical Consultant at Spanish Delegation to ESA: identification, technical assessment, and tracking of ESA projects for the Spanish space industry.

    1989-92: Telefónica I+D, Madrid: Research Project Engineer in Optical Communications. Design and building of laboratory prototypes and demonstration systems. For one year (1990), Telefónica I+D contractor at Bell Laboratories (Crawford Hill, NJ, USA), developing similar activities.

    1985-86: IAESTE Trainee at the Physicalische und Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB, Germany). Near-infrared frequency standards development.

    EDUCATION

    Doctorate: PhD in Physical Sciences (advanced optics), 1989. University: Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

    Other degrees: Expert in theory and applications of the Finite Elements Method, 2012. University: Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.

    SPECIALISED COURSES

    2014: The software engineering book of knowledge. Massive Open On-line Course, University of California (Irvine).

    2008: Radiation analysis and FASTRAD. TRAD, Toulouse (24 hours).

    2004: 2003: Materials and Processes for Space applications (ESA – ESTEC -24 hours). ISO 9100 Aerospatial Quality Management (EQA, 24 hours).

    2002: Evaluation of Quality Management Systems according to EFQM Model (ICT, 30 h).

    2001: ISO 9000:2000 Adaptation (SGS, 16 hours). 2000: Quality System Auditor (ICT, 60 hours).

    1999: Quality and Procurement Assurance ISO 9000 (ICT, 60 hours). 1998: Quality Control Techniques (AEC, 60 hours).

    1997: Project Management (TEA Cegos, 23 hours).

    1993: Spacecraft Systems Engineering (University of Southampton, 16 hours).

    REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

    · “The Planck LFI: 30 and 44 GHz receivers Back-End Modules”, JINST, 4 T12003, December 2009.

    · “Special and innovative aspects of the GTC M2 drive mechanism”, Proc. SPIE, Vol 4837, February 2003.

    · “Propagation experiments in the near-infrared along a 150 km path and from stars in the Canarian archipelago”, Proc. SPIE, Vol 4678, February 2002.

    · “Dual pin photodetector with very low parasitic series interconnection”, Proc. SPIE, Vol 1778, February 1993.

    · “Heterodyne WDN Packet Switching System with a Novel Routing Principle”, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol.4 No 7, July 1992.

    · “Supression of laser frequency drifts caused by thermal transients in optical WDM packet switching systems”, Electronics Letters, Vol 26, No 23, November 1990.

    · “Switching time Limitation in Tunable Multisection Lasers”, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol 2, No 11, November 1990.

    · “External feedback effects on I/L characteristics of laser diode”, Electronics Letters, Vol 25, No 15, July 1989.

    · “Frequency Measurement of a CH4 Hyperfine Line at 88 THz / Optical clock”, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronic, Vol 24, No 10, October 1988.

    TECHNICAL SOFTWARE ·

    Programming: C, LabView, Visual Basic (’95 and Visual Studio .NET). ·

    Analysis and simulation: PATRAN/NASTRAN for mechanical/thermal analysis, ORCAD-Pspice for electronics, FASTRAD and OMERE for radiation analysis, Lambda Predict for reliability. · Design Spark for mechanical design.

    OTHER ACTIVITIES ·

    Lecturer on Product Assurance in the Space Business at the International Space University (ISU, Strasbourg) since 2006 until 2013 (Space Science and Space Management Masters). ·

    Lecturer on Product Assurance in the Space Business at the UPC (“Aulas de Empresa”), 2007. ·

    Personal interests: avid reader on ethology, anthropology and physics. Sports: orienteering/rogaining, scuba diving, skiing, electronics tinkering (Arduino hobby projects, 3D printing). · 

    CAREER EXPECTATIONS

    Given my background, experience and personal interests, my intention is to keep on developing my career in any of the following functions,

    • Project and/or Product Assurance management,

    • Systems engineering,

    • Product and process reliability and safety,

    • Testing, always in high tech fields such as •Aerospace, •Scientific instrumentation, •Communications.

    The aspects that I appreciate the most in a job are the working environment, and the ultimate purpose of the work to be done.


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