Aerospace/Payload Project Engineer/Sr Systems Engineer seeking a position of in the aerospace or defense industry. Proven record of success in aerospace, military, and environmental field.
• Successfully manifested, delivered and provided mission support of the International Space Station DoD payloads while the Shuttle fleet was grounded 2003-2005.
• Lead Payload Engineer SPHERES (2001-2009), led the effort for SPHERES experiment as first US Dept. of Defense payload to fly on a Russian spacecraft.
• Leader in establishment of the Microgravity science program at Lamar University.
• Captain of first college team to fly on Reduced Gravity Flight NASA SURF 1996. Successful of the pilot program expanded into the US nationwide college competition.
Aerospace Engineer Mission Operations Sr Systems Engineer
Bioenvironmental Engineer Payload Integration Payload Project Engineer
Safety Engineer Space Suit/Vehicle/ECLSS Radiation Safety Officer
Crew Training Program Management Shift Chemist
Human Factors CRADLE, DOEHRS-IH CBRNE Reconnaissance
Solidworks/Pro E HAWOPERS/HAZCOM Environmental Lab Technician
Dept. of Defense - SECRET (Active)
May 2013 – Present; Aerospace & Engineering Business Development Manager
COMFORCE Technologies/Houston, TX
Business Development for Aerospace, Engineering, and IT services.
• New and existing client service agreements and contracts.
• Developing negotiating strategies and integration of new venture operations.
• Integrating contract requirements with business operations.
Jan 2004 - Present: Adjunct Professor (part-time)
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
• College lecturer for undergraduate Space Science courses in Microgravity and Astrobiology.
• Assist students submit a proposal for the NASA Reduced Gravity Flight Program.
• Online course, video media development
July 2001 - present: Bioenvironmental Engineer, Major, USAF/ANG
Ellington ARB, Houston, TX (Traditional Reservist)
Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Bioenvironmental Engineering Section, duties are to apply engineering and scientific knowledge and techniques to assess and manage health-related risks and advise the commander. Responsibilities include health risk assessment and operational risk management for critical mission requirements.
• Manage and maintain Ellington Field Program office, Defense Occupational and Environmental Health Readiness System- Industrial Hygiene (DOEHRS-IH).
• Perform risk assessments and recommend mitigation shop surveys for radiation, chemical and biological contamination and protection of personnel and hardware assets.
• Radiation Safety Officer; serve as liaison on health physics matters to the Radioisotope Committee (RIC), Nuclear Regulatory Commission
• Emergency management projects related to post-event recovery and monitoring services, WVA, CEMP.
• Evaluating and recommending controls for chemical, physical, and biological stress factors.
• Managed base respiratory protection program to ensure AFOSH and OSHA and USEPA compliance.
• Provide inputs and direction for compliance and health risks to military installation Air Emissions Control Systems, Wastewater Treatment Systems, and compliance to TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality).
• Train shop personnel to HAZCOM in the work environment.
• Survey/inspection of “clean rooms” and other critical FOD Prevention Area (assembly, modification and Flight and Ground Operations).
• Carswell JRB, Fort Worth, TX - Officer in Charge of the Bioenvironmental Engineering & Public Health Section; Supervised 20-airmen for section-training, readiness, performance evaluations, assignments and leading during exercises and deployments.
May 2012 - Nov 2012; Project Payload Engineer
QinetiQ NA, NASA/Kennedy Space Center, FL
(Engineering Services Contract)
Project Payload Engineer for biological payloads and integration to SpaceX and the International Space Station International Space Station (ISS) subsystems and components. Project planning, organizing, task direction and tracking technical efforts on assigned tasks.
• Duties included performance of systems engineering, integration, and safety, training and real-time operations support.
• Responsible for verification of payload hardware development, tested, and certified to meet NASA safety standard, and inputs to the payload integration schedules.
• Payload design review for safety and integration and mission success.
• Review and support of contamination control and foreign object debris (FOD) control of flight payload hardware
• Facilitated the manifesting, logistical support, transportation and ITAR export control of the flight hardware.
• Generate and manage the project’s master schedule.
• Assist with the creation and maintenance of the Payload Interface Control Document (ICD).
• Systems engineering project life cycle, milestones and deliverables
Aug 2009 - Mar 2012: Senior Systems Engineer
ILC Dover Inc., NASA/Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
(Constellation Space Suit System)
• Assigned as Integrated Product Team (IPT) representative for CSSS Program Vehicle Interface Element (VIE).
• Responsible for the input to and verification of engineering designs to specification requirements for new or improved products and equipment.
• Duties and responsibilities include interfacing with customers, defining system. interfaces and provided user requirements to design engineers.
• Systems engineering for life cycle vehicle interfaces for lunar rover
• Evaluation of system component requirement to GSE/Spacecraft/ ECLSS.
• Solid Works, ProE tools other design methods, to provide product definition to engineering groups, external customers throughout the product lifecycle.
• CRADLE Requirements Management Tool
Jan 2001- July 2009: Payload Safety & Integration Engineer
Science Applications International Corporation/MEI Technology Inc
NASA/Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
(DoD ISS/Shuttle Human Payload Contract) Duties included performance of payload systems engineering, integration, safety, astronaut training and real-time operations support and direction of DoD sponsored ISS/Shuttle Payloads. Responsible for ICD inputs, Safety Data Package and verification of payload hardware development, tested, certified to meet NASA safety standard, and inputs to payload integration schedules.
• Analysis/assessment for contamination control and FOD control for flight hardware
• Project management and risk management for ISS/Shuttle Payloads
• Develop, review and coordinate program, project and payload test plans and procedures
• Maintain program and project level documentation
• Develop and maintain contamination/FOD control plans
• Support/Input to Payload Integration Agreement (PIA) and Critical Design Reviews (PDR/CDR).
• Safety & Mission Assurance experience for ISS/Shuttle Payloads
• ITAR/EAR Export Control requirements
• Mission operation console support (DoD rep) for over 50 ISS payload operations.
• Supported over 40 Shuttle payload operation missions and trained over 30 astronauts on payload experiments.
• Lead or support for Payloads 2001- 2009
• Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES)
• Elastic Memory Composite Hinge (EMCH)
• Maui Analysis of Upper-Atmospheric Injections (MAUI)
• Materials ISS Experiment (MISSE)
• Miniature Satellite Threat Reporting System (MSTRS)
• RAFT Cubesat Satellite Project
• RAM Burn Observation (RAMBO)
• Shuttle Ionospheric Modification with Pulsed Localized Exhaust (SIMPLEX)
• Spatial Heterodyne Imager for Mesospheric Radicals (SHIMMER)
Mar 2000 - Jan 2001: Imagery Engineer (Group Lead)
Barrios Technology Inc, NASA/Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
(Space Flight Operation Contract)
• Lead contract engineer for International Space Station ISS Imagery Work Group.
• Duties includes included the integration of both On-Orbit and Preflight Imagery requirements.
• In addition, as group lead was responsible for maintaining, our contract metrics, performance evaluations and overall focus and motivation.
Aug -1995 – Mar 2000: Research Assistant – Earth & Space Resources Lab
Assisted in research and development (R & D) lunar and planetary science NASA sponsored research projects. Broad range of responsibilities, including maintaining the integrity of procedures and recording professional activity for peer review.
• Supported build of “clean room” to house ultra -high vacuum system (-9 Torr)
• Lead technical for use of CO2 Laser and Neutral Mass Spectrometry (NMS)
• Supported/input to the develop new testing procedures and technologies.
• Provided mission console support for Wake Shield Satellite NMS payload flown onboard NASA STS-69 and STS-80
Oct 1992 - Aug 1995: Environmental Lab Technician-
Southern Regional Laboratory - Chemical Waste Management
Duties were to determine the characteristics of hazardous waste samples (solid, liquid materials and substances )by conducting wet chemistry analysis, physical, laboratory, and field tests, using ph. meter, chemicals, centrifuge spectrophotometer, microscope, analytical instrumentation GC( gas chromatograph), MS ( mass spectrometry).,
• Analysis of samples profiled for transport and disposal per OSHA compliance and determine the disposal method for Hazardous Waste Management
• Reviewed the work site for safety permits/confined spaces.
• Supported air emissions control monitoring.
• Assessed water pollutants by collecting and analyzing water samples from streams and lakes, raw, semi-processed or processed water, and industrial waste water.
• Maintains environmental database by developing information requirements; designing an information system.
May 1988 - Oct 1992 - Shift Chemist
Inland West Technical (contract Allied Signal/Ausimont USA)
Duties were QA/QC quality control of polymer products by ASTM methods
using analytical instrumentation e.g., GC/MS and LC (Liquid Chromatography), X-ray and physical chemistry..
• GC/MS/LC instrument analyses of the polymer products.
• Sampling directly from reactor units.
• Analysis of Wastewater Treatment Systems for TCEQ.
• Monitoring and recording for water flow
• Reviewed work site for safety permits
MS, Physical Sciences, University of Houston-Clearlake, Dec 2007
MS, Aerospace Science, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 2007
BS, Earth Science, Lamar University, 1996
BS, Applied Sciences, Lamar University, 1995
USAF Squadron Officer School, 2014
USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, 2009
USAF Reserve Officer Training School, 2004
• C-9 Reduced Gravity Flight Certification (active)
• NASA Payload Safety course Certification 2001
• NASA Payload Integration course Certification 2001
• NASA Physiological program Certification 1996, 2001, 2005
• Radiation Safety Officer Course USAF certification 2006
• Health Environmental and Occupational Communication course 22 hr
• OSHA Hazardous Material Specialist Training: 29 CFR 1910.120(q) (6) (IV)
• Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPERS) 40 hr
• Medical Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Operations course (MNBC)
• USAF Radioactive Materials permit TX-000388-03.00AFP
• USAF Emergency Mgmt. CBRNE Key Leaders; 2009
• Defense Occupational & Environmental Health Readiness (DOEHRS) 40hr; 2010
American Astronautical Society Award - Outstanding Innovations
Texas Congressional Resolution - Commendation for Microgravity Experiment
French – Intermediate
Russian - Basic