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     Date Submitted:14-01-2015
     Last Modified:12-07-2017 (06:54)
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     Current job:QHSE Manager, PA/QA Manager
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsQuality Engineer, Product Assurance activities, implementation of Quality Management Systems, Configuration Management Data Management, reliability (FMECA), 5M's, 8'D, 5W's, Pareto, cause and effect (Ishikawa), risk analysis, audits, ISO 9001, EN9100, ECS

    QUALITY MANAGER – 56 years old

    Background : Aeronautics / Space / Defense
    Qualification : Mechanics - Optics - Electronics - Software
    Authorized : Nato Confidential habilitation

    Efficient, organized, focused on details, analytical and strategic thinking, persevering, proactive. Quality frame implementation, QMS, Quality Manual and standard procedures. Conducting of quality assurance programs (hardware and software), consulting and training. Development methodologies, reliability (FMECA, MTBF), functionning safety, Configuration Data Management, 5M, 8D, 5Ws, Pareto, cause and effect (Ishikawa), risk management, cause analysis. Certification audits ISO 9001, EN9100, ECSS, ARP 4754, DO254, DO178, EASA requirements Part 145, and FAR : 21, 25, 33, 145. Sub-contractors assessment, “Make or buy” analysis, “Value analysis” method, Return On Investment (ROI), return on experiment. Conducting continuous improvement projects (LEAN-SIGMA methodologies), organization audits. Engineering teams planning management, budget assessment.

    Product Assurance Plan, quality assessment, quality indicators implementation. Anomaly and non conformance process, corrective and curative actions, Material Review Board. Step reviews : kick off meeting, PDR, CDR, MRR/HRR, TRR, TRB, DRB. Technical sheets review, design and manufacturing file review, manufacturing range. Analysis and follow-up of request for modification, modification approval. Test plan validation, technical assessment before testing, test result analysis. Material and process lists, validation and qualification of components and technologies. Implementation and validation of new production means. Software compatibility in regards with system configuration, test plan for validation. Documentation management for complementary development, physical and functionning configuration audits, files transfert. Technological inspections for flight models (clean room). Standard procedures assessment and right tools implementation.

    Quality business skills, prospecting, Business Plan, negocaition BtoB. Developped personal contacts, companies consulting (development strategy, organization), setting budget guidelines and project management objectives. Business actions implementation (air shows, conferences) recruiting. IS / IT Office, Project, SAP, PLM, CATIA

    STRATORG - EADS-ST Risk analysis for industrial process EUREQUIP Production ressources management and Just on Time DELTAMANAGEMENT Total Quality FINN JORGENSEN Magnetic Recording, Electromagnetism SYNTAGME Communication and Management TRANSPHERE Personal evaluation interview SCHLUMBERGER Management of Business / Leadership / Advanced Fundamentals of Finances for non-Financial Managers


    2016-2017: AIR LIQUIDE Advanced Technologies : PA/QA Manager for "Pulse Tubes" Space projects (IASI-NG/MTG/CSO). Ariane 6 Project Manager for new industrial means concerning cryogenic piping, Responsible for deployment of APQP methodology on A6.

    2013-2015 Accountant’s Office Bernard BIROT - Consulting / Quality and Financial Engineering Data-processing system follow-up, financial analysis, audits, consulting, corrective solutions, organization, process. Search for space program funding.

    2012-2013 MEOTEC - Product Assurance Engineer at EADS SODERN TARANIS : study magnetosphere-ionosphere-atmosphere coupling via transient processes, i.e. all transient optical phenomena observed at an altitude between 20 and 100 km (blue jets, red sprites, halos, elves, etc.). SISMO-Insight : mission of NASA’s Mars Discovery program which will place a single geophysical lander to study its deep interior and sismic activity.

    2010-2012 Freelance Business Engineer Searching for funding concerning highly innovative projects. Business Plan, financial analysis, international meetings organization (example : Citynav Project).

    2009 Within SKYLAB Industries facilities - Business Engineer Business Engineering so as to recover market parts in Space activities, Quality System Management, Airbus A/C PA activities (CM/DM, EIDP, audits). Assigned for a mission on a medium-range weapon system on Earth (THALES).

    2007-2008 SKYLAB Industries - Quality Engineer for Bureau Veritas : consulting operations in Astrophysics Laboratories of CNRS (LESIA, IAS, CETP, LPC2E) Quality Management System Implementation, Product assurance on equipments and scientific instrumentation related to BepiColombo space mission (Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter and Mercury Planetary Orbiter).

    1998-2005 EADS-ST Les Mureaux - Quality Engineer assigned at Launcher Division - For GERT Engineering firm Consulting operations within Ariane Quality Direction CFRP Department : Satellite Antenna Reflectors, Solar Arrays, Tubes Civil Launchers Ariane 4 and Ariane 5 Bent tank panels A5E and G* (machining and forming), EPC bottom of tanks, wiring and electronics A5E/ESC-A, plates, JAVE Engine frame, CFNC/ESC-A piping. Military programs (under DGA responsibility) : missile M51 (Front & Rear Structures), M45 (Engine body before integration)

    1996-1997 SFIM Group - Product Assurance Manager Development and manufacturing of opto-mechanical sub-assemblies for Astronomy and military products High-performance optical systems : Helios 2, VLT, Megajoules, Hipparcos - Lightening processes of gyrostabilized mirrors, computer-aided polishing, replication of optical areas.

    1994-1995 THOMSON-CSF - Quality Engineer - For ALTRAN TECHNOLOGIES Group, assigned to Radars and Counter-measure System Division Mirage 2000, shipping systems radars, test bench software validation. Rafale RBE2 follow-up belonging to a new radar generation of fire conducting using electronic scanning for air-air and air-surface missions.

    1989-1993 SCHLUMBERGER INDUSTRIES - Manufacturing Engineer (1989-1991) - Quality Manager (1991-1993) Data acquisition and Recording Division (DAR) Products : On-board IRIG Recorders / readers, Flight Data Recorders and peripherals, high performance numerical tape recorders for flight testing, aerial identification, and photography receipt stations, Telemetry acquisition systems and equipments. Environment : Hardware and software Quality : RAQ-1, AQAP 13, ISO 9001.

    1988-1989 MATRA ESPACE - Quality Engineer - For SELE INDUSTRIES Company, assigned to Space-Quality-Manufacturing Department Ariane 4, Spelda, Telecom2, Immarsat, Intelsat, Helios satellites - Responsible of the thermal structure and cover of high visible resolution system of Spot3 up to Delivery Review Board. Mechanical and electronical key inspection points on Ariane 4 Inertial Measurement Unit (platform - cluster - open gimbal) within FERRANTI facilities (Edimburg).

    1982-1987 AEROSPATIALE Toulouse Airbus A/C Support Division - Engineering Support Group - Customer and MRO Department Systems group Responsible : MRO activities with the aim of providing technical assistance and engineering support operations to Airlines Bae Fuel system, wings structure and tanks, air conditioning, landing gears, hydraulics, fire protection, electronic flight controls, APU, engines (P&W and GE).

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