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     Date Submitted:09-12-2014
     Last Modified:10-12-2014 (07:11)
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     Current job:Flight Control Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSpacecraft Operations, Thermal Control, Project Manager, Environmental Control, Life Support, Regenerative ECLSS, Systems Engineering, Technical Presentations, Simulations, Classroom Instruction, Document Control, Failure Troubleshooting
    CV

    Summary:

    Mid career professional with a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering, offering years of professional experience in manned spaceflight, specializing in spacecraft operations, strong communication skills, an ability to lead, and a quick learner looking for new, challenging opportunities in the space industry.

     

    PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

    Barrios Technology, International Space Station (ISS) Mission Operations.  2008 to Present

    Flight Control Engineer - Environmental, Thermal Control, and Life Support Group

    ·         Responsible for real-time mission support, operation, flight test, and troubleshooting of ISS Systems.

    ·         Used strong interpersonal skills serving as NASA liaison to the Japanese Space Agency for ISS Environmental and Thermal Control Systems

    ·         Developed operational procedures and timelines for execution on ISS.

    ·         Designed spacecraft flight plans, flight rules, and launch commit criteria prior to flight.

    ·         Responsible for training of flight crew and flight controllers – includes “plan, train, fly” process through classroom instruction, hands on demonstration, and conducting training simulations.

    ·         Created systems manuals, operations handbooks, and technical drawings of ISS Systems.

    ·         Led the Thermal Control System team - integrating inputs from ISS International Partners and partner engineering personnel to both ensure safe operations and improve performance.

    ·         Developed telemetry displays, commanding interfaces, and software routines to aid in spacecraft operation.

     

    Oceanit Laboratories, U.S. Air Force Observatory Operations.             Summer 2006 & 2007

    Science/Engineering intern

    • Responsible for construction and real-time operation of optical observatories around the world.
    • Performed real-time monitoring and tracking of satellites, space debris, and spacecraft in low-earth orbit.
    • Performed data reduction and analysis on raw images using analysis tools.
    • Authored first-ever Observers Manual for U.S. Air Force Space Surveillance Sites – used by systems operators worldwide.
    • Dealt with vendors to troubleshoot equipment and source parts for assembly.
    • Generated algorithms to automatically flag data as suspect with certain percentage cloud cover and to close dome shutter automatically if liquid sensor detected rain.

     

    Education:

    Virginia Tech, Bachelor of Science

    Aerospace Engineering

     

    University of North Dakota, Masters Degree (start Fall 2014)

    Space Studies

     

     

    AWARDS:

    United Space Alliance Employee of the Quarter – Awarded for exemplary real-time response to External Thermal Control System cooling pump failure – characterized at the time as the most significant U.S. equipment failure in ISS history

    NASA Employee of the Month – Awarded for record completion of the Thermal Control System Flight Controller certification training flow.

    Barrios Achievement Award-Awarded for excellent leadership of the Thermal and Environmental flight control teams over a 6 month period, including management of numerous software and hardware upgrades that improved ISS capability.

    JSC Group Achievement Award (ISS De-crew Team)– For outstanding work on the mission timeline and next worst failure planning involved in the ISS de-crew effort, including taking input from 13 different Joint Operations Panels and successfully condensing those to crew and ground actions.

    JSC Group Achievement Award (U.S. EVA 18 and 19) – For superb performance in the development and execution of the US EVAs to replace Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) 1, and the rapid development of an EVA to respond to difficulties encountered during EVA 18.

    1st Place AIAA Mission to Mars Competition– Served as structures lead for team of engineering students that won nationwide AIAA competition to design a manned mission to mars.

    JSC Achievement Award– For superb performance in troubleshooting a LAB Internal Thermal Control System water leak, safeguarding critical avionics and quickly returning LAB to nominal operations

     

    COMMUNITY SERVICE:

    Yuri’s Night – Organized 20+ volunteers to administer a free gala event celebrating manned spaceflight.  Program included VIP speakers, exhibits and technology demos from Houston’s leading aerospace companies

    JSC Speaker’s Bureau – Served as spaceflight expert and principal speaker supporting outreach on the benefits and history of spaceflight.

    Challenger Learning Center – Conducted tailored simulated space missions with K-12 student groups in a Mission Control Center replica

    Citizen Schools– Promoting STEM education in middle school students through organizing field trips, classroom science demos and after school mentoring.


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