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     Date Submitted:09-10-2014
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     Current job:Lead Instrumentation Specialist
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
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     KeywordsExtremely versatile aerospace technician. FAA certified aerospace mechanic. Knowledge of electronics, instrumentation, hydraulics, and electronics.
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    OBJECTIVE

     A committed, energetic, and highly motivated individual seeking to serve as a valuable team member, of a successful organization, by applying many years of vast instrumentation, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, and electronics experience obtained, during a successful aerospace/aviation career..


    WORK EXPERIENCE

    Lead Instrumentation Specialist                      May 2013-Present Pratt Whitney Engines, West Palm Beach, Fl.

    Support instrumentation, assembly, and test  for high temperature applications on Pratt Whitney jet engines.

    • Perform sensor application in accordance with provided engineering sketches paying close attention to temperatures of the areas involved. Applied adequately temperature rated adhesives and materials per provided engineering information.
    • Practices such as water welding and tack welding utilized during high temperature applications of sensors such as strain gages, hypo pressure sensors, mach probes, kulites/pressure transducers, accelerometers, and thermocouples.
    • Constructed various types of cables harnesses as required per testing requirements.
    • Operate various types of test equipment such as capacitance meters, multi meters, and meggers to ensure properly functioning instrumentation.
    • Participate in engine runs operating Structural Data Acquisition systems. Troubleshoot as required.
    • Work closely and in conjunction with engineering and mechanical groups during build up and teardown of jet engines to ensure exact locations of critical engine data parameters..
    • Assist in company achievement of ACE Gold and participated in VSM events.

     

    Instrumentation Specialist                              Nov 2011-May 2013 Comforce/Sikorsky Aircraft, West Palm Beach, Fl.

    Provided instrumentation support for various models of Sikorsky test helicopters.

    • Follow provided engineering documents to install, modify, test, troubleshoot, and repair aircraft instrumentation systems, both on and off the flight line, in support of S-76, S-92, and 53K aircraft models.
    • Comply with 6S, Environmental Health and Safety, FOD, and Quality policies.
    • Fabricate and install cables and wiring harnesses. Install/repair/maintain sensors such as thermocouples, pressure sensors, strain gages, transducers, slip rings, and accelerometers.
    • Review data systems to ensure proper operation of data acquisition systems for test operations. Troubleshoot inoperable parameters and repair as necessary.

     Engineering Technician                              Aug 2011-Nov 2011Harris corp., Palm Bay, FL.

    Assigned to assemble and test space system deployable antenna reflectors in the space systems division. Duties:

    • Follow engineering drawings and procedures to assemble reflector subassemblies.
    • Utilizing Vishay software and equipment, proof load sub-assemblies such as graphite ribs and pre-loaders to ensure proper load capabilities.
    • Install strain gages of various sizes to enhance test and assembly operations.
    • Properly configure instrumentation in accordance with operations demands and work authorizing documents.
    • Work closely with engineering to streamline manufacturing processes.

     

     Lead/SeniorElectrical Technician                   Oct. 1999 – July 2011United Space Alliance, LLC. (USA), Kennedy Space Center, FL.

    Responsible for assembly and test of space shuttle solid rocket booster propulsion systems (SRB’s), in the NASA space program. Duties:

    • Coordinate efforts of technicians, quality assurance, and engineering to process and install electronic/avionic and mechanical flight hardware.
    • Utilize strong communication and problem solving skills to motivate others, and deal with complaints, obstacles, or crises.
    • Duties include planning material and equipment needs, and assigning work tasks in accordance to processing demands and schedules.
    • Perform fabrication, modification, installation, inspection, calibration, maintenance, and repair of both flight and ground support equipment.
    • Calibrated, adjusted, validated, and modified ground support equipment hydraulic and pneumatic systems.  Bent and flared tubing. Replaced seals and adjusted/repaired/replaced valves, hoses, and filters, as required.
    • Test completed structure assembly systems (consisting of hydraulics, electrical, hypergolics, and pneumatics) using special test equipment and electronic instrumentation, some of which utilize Labview software programming.
    • Serviced, tested, and operated, auxiliary power units (Hamilton Sundstrand gas turbine engines). Removed and replace units, components, and modules as required.
    • Perform inspections of completed work, within my area of responsibility, to ensure engineering and customer requirements are met. 
    • Read and interpreted engineering drawings, blueprints, and schematics, provided with engineering work orders while guiding and advising assigned technicians.

    Senior Electrical Technician                            July 1990 - Oct. 1999       United Space Boosters, Inc. (USBI, A United Technologies Company), Kennedy Space Center, FL.

    Performed electro-mechanical assembly and test of NASA space shuttle boosters. Duties:

    • Fabrication, modification, installation, and repair of manned flight worthy cables and wire harnesses in accordance with NASA-STD 8739. Tasks performed were wire crimping, circuit board and connector soldering. Utilized fume hoods and appropriate PPE while potting /molding connectors.
    • Served as a member of Lean Six Sigma efforts, including Kaizen.
    • Participated in hazardous fuel operations, while utilizing personal protective equipment, such as (SCAPE suits), suitable for toxic atmospheres.
    • Utilized test equipment such as multi-meters, power supplies, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, volt-meggers, RF meters, and specifically engineered test stations, to calibrate, test, and troubleshoot complex RF, semi-conductor, and electronic/electrical systems. Tested cables using cable testers such as Cable Master, Cirrus +, and FACT 7000.
    • Operate automated test stations and data acquisition equipment during simulated flight test operations of solid rocket booster power systems and subassemblies.

     

    Avionics Communication Navigation Systems Specialist                        Feb.1986 – Jan. 1990   United States Air Force, Charleston Air Force Base, SC.

    Responsible for both flight line and in-shop levels maintenance and repair of aircraft avionics.

    ·Performed electronic systems check outs, calibration, trouble-shooting, and repair to the component level, using RF and semiconductor theory, in a 5 level USAF AFSC.

    • Operated test equipment such as TDR’s, ohmmeters, oscilloscopes, watt meters, signal generators, and DC calibrators.

    ·Systems included IFF, TACAN, Color Radar, Altimeters, DME, Glide Slope/ILS, ADF, INS, and UHF/ VHF/ HF radios.

    ·Installed and replaced cable connectors on wire harnesses and coax cable.

    ·Performed general aircraft maintenance and servicing operations such as fueling, marshaling, and tire removals.

    • Upgraded aircraft with SATCOM capabilities.
    • Aircraft experiences include C141, C130, KC10, KC135, and C5 models.

     

    EDUCATION/LICENSES

    • FAA Airman’s Airframe Mechanics License; certificate number 3591425
    • Avionics Technology, Air University- Community College of the Air Force; 64 semester hours
    • Certified Aerospace Technician; SpaceTec, Aerospace Technical Education Center, Kennedy Space Center, FL., Certification # 00174
    • FCC GROL License,PG00034383, FRN 0020954301
    • USA Leadership Training, all three course levels,LDI I, LDI II, and LDI III, completed.
    •  23 semester hours study applied to Associate of Arts Program, at Daytona Beach State College.

    CERTIFICATIONS/TRAINING/SECURITY CLEARANCE


    • Electrical Cable Fabrication/Repair
    • Lockout/Tag Out Authorized
    • OPM/Homeland Security- NACI Certification (National Agency Check with Inquiries)
    • Previously held Secret Clearance
    • Fiber Optic Termination
    • Install Strain Gages
    • NASA High Reliability Hand Soldering ( IPC J-STD-001)
    • SRB Explosive Safety and Handling
    • Permit Required Confined Space
    • Forklift and crane Operator
    • Conformal Coating and Staking
    • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
    • NTT Hydraulics Training
    • LabView Familiarization
    • Diesel Tug Operator
    • Atmospheric Monitoring
    • Mobile lift platforms
    • QA calibration

     

     

    ACCREDITATIONS, HONORS, AND AWARDS

    • Three, USA Quest Performance Awards, 2007-2009 (Continuous technical excellence)
    • USA Leadership Award, 2010 ( Outstanding leadership)
    • USA Teamwork Award, 2010 (Hydraulic cart non-conformance correction team)
    • USA Quarterly Award-Technical Achievement, 2011 ( Utah APU Replacement Team)
    • Two Pratt Whitney Appreciation awards, 2013 (Outstanding support and teamwork)

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