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     Date Submitted:09-02-2015
     Last Modified:10-02-2015 (07:22)
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     Current job:Manager, Mechanical Engineering
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:
     KeywordsSatellite system design, structural analyst, thermal analyst, AIT
    CV

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
    Eight years hands on Mechanical Engineering experience in design, analysis, optimization and successful implementation of aerospace product. Exceptionally strong analytical and problem solving skills used to increase yields, quality, and reliability. Lead cross functional teams for multiple aerospace projects. Managed electro-mechanical engineering department.

    EDUCATION:
    University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA Master of Science in System Engineering San Jose State University (SJSU), San Jose, CA Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

    WORK EXPERIENCE:
    L-3 Communications, Folsom, CA 10/2012 - Present

    Manager, Electro-Mechanical Engineering: 08/2013 – Present
    •Managed a team of mechanical engineers and designers.
    •Conducted yearly performance reviews.
    •Participated in creating proposal for bidding new projects.
    •Introduced better 3D modeling tools to increase the productivity of mechanical engineering group.
    •Managed the department budget on weekly basis.
    •Reported the performance and productivity of the department to vice president on weekly basis.
    •Appointed as technical expert for a cross-functional team of OMUX subsystem for Amos-6 Satellite.
    •Supported the process engineering group to improve the internal manufacturing processes to increase the first pass yield.
    •Ensured proper documentation is created, updated and released for all manufacturing requirements.

    Technical Team Lead, Mechanical Engineering: 03/2013 – 08/2013
    •Managed and provided technical expertise to cross-functional teams.
    •Created design rules for the company to reduce the design variations and number of ECO’s.
    •Actively interfaced between design engineering and suppliers to ensure mechanical components and system assemblies meet specifications.
    •Attended TRR and MRR meetings to validate fabrication and assembly processes.
    •Attended and presented internal and customer/supplier PDR and CDR meetings.
    •Supervised and approved First Article Inspection reports (FAIs).
    •Supervised RCCA meetings and implemented the outcomes into the design rules for design improvements.
    •Managed DFM activities and FMEA meetings.

    Senior Mechanical Engineer: 10/2012 – 03/2013
    •Designed complex active/passive systems for Amos-6 satellite project.
    •Held responsible for entire development, design and fabrication of specific systems.
    •Performed and presented, in preliminary and critical design reviews, detailed finite element analysis(FEA) and CTE analysis to verify structural and thermal integrity of the designs.
    •Created innovative heat sink designs for various satellite projects to control the components junction temperatures and also the heat flux density at the payload panel.
    •Performed finite element analyses and hand calculations for various projects to calculate structural and thermal stresses and fatigue due to thermal and structural loading.
    •Participated in FRB and performed root cause analysis to identify the problems and the solutions.
    •Supported business development group in creating proposals for new projects.
    •Participated as a lead mechanical analyst in various IR&D projects and introduced techniques for weight and volume reduction.
    •Supervised vibration and TVAC testing.
    •Performed leak rate analysis to ensure that the hermetic packages met the military standard requirements.
    •Prepared BOM’s and communicated with supply chain and vendors on regular basis to ensure the product quality and on time delivery is not compromised.

    Space Systems/Loral, Palo Alto, CA 08/2008 – 10/2012

    Design Analysis Engineer: 01/2010 – 10/2012
    •Performed at a professional level on various satellite projects including, ViaSat, EchoStar, HNS, Hispasat, DirecTV, and Intelsat.
    •Overseen products from proposal stage through design, production, and testing to ensure designs met customer requirements for structural and thermal stress, vehicle dynamics, and operating environments.
    •Documented structural and thermal analyses and presented in preliminary and critical design reviews.
    •Communicated clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required.
    •Provided budget, cost and schedule input for analysis assignments.
    •Provided technical expertise and assistance to other engineers and support personnel.

    Mechanical Design Engineer: 08/2008 – 01/2010
    •Acted as a responsible engineer for portions of satellite design projects.
    •Used Pro/E to design and generate layouts for active and passive microwave products for satellites.
    •Designed RF interconnects between units and subsystems.
    •Engineered products/processes with goal of lowering production costs and reducing production schedule.
    •Provided support to Manufacturing Area to solve fabrication, assembly and test issues.
    •Provided engineering support to spacecraft integration.
    •Provided technical interface with Payload Systems Engineering and Advanced Systems Engineering for specification and product information flow.

    S3C Inc., Sunnyvale, CA 05/2008 – 08/2008
    Design Analyst
    •Provided consultation services in design/Manufacturing and structural analysis for high performance pressure sensors for automotive and industrial applications.

    Stanford University/NASA Ames, Stanford, CA 10/2007 – 05/2008
    Internship in Aeronautics/Astronautics Dept.
    •Designed a nephelometer for Anthony Strawa (NASA Ames) with the collaboration of Professor Robert Twiggs (Stanford University).
    •Designed a CANSAT processor with Professor Robert Twiggs to communicate with ground unit.

    Scintera Networks, Sunnyvale, CA 2/ 2007 – 02/2008
    Engineering / Characterization Intern
    •Supported Design Engineers and Product/Test Engineers for testing and characterizing high speed analog/digital signal processing devices.
    •Performed bench level characterization of 0.13u device with performance range of up to 10G-bits/sec.
    •Collected the Bit Error Ratio (BER) and Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) sensitivities of integrated circuits using Matlab programs.

    SKILLS:
    Pro E, Solid Works, AutoCAD, Pro Mechanica, Thermal Desktop, Sinda, Sub 2D, Nastran / Patran, Cosmos, CFD, C++, Matlab, MS Project, MS Office, MS Excel, MS Power Point.

    PROJECTS:
    Atromos: Designed and built a prototype of a micro probe for a Mars exploration project, as a senior year project, with NASA Ames. (08/2007 – 05/2008)
    Google Lunar Lander: Competed in Google Lunar Lander contest under the supervision of Dr. Papadopoulos from San Jose State and Dr. Twiggs from Stanford University. (08/2007 – 01/2009)
    PolarBot: Built a solar charged rover that operated in summer 2008 above the Antarctic Circle and provided video and data remotely via iridium satellite constellation. (08/2007 – 03/2008)
    Research on Boundary Layer Control: Studied techniques, under Dr. Paul Kutler, to eliminate turbulent boundary layer over an aircraft to reduce the surface drag. (01/2006 – 05/2006)
    Engineering Stuntman: Designed and built a car that launched a toy stuntman into a specific trajectory upon a collision. (01/2005 – 07/2005)

    HONORS:
    Best Poster Presentation Award in “Inter Planetary Probe Workshop” 07/08 IPPW Scholarship 04/08 Sigma Gamma Tau – Outstanding Academic Achievement Award 04/08 Sigma Gamma Tau – Excellent Leadership Award 04/08 Phi Kappa Phi Honorary 02/08 Dean’s List 01/07 Sigma Gamma Tau Honorary 01/07 Tau Beta Pi Honorary 08/06

    MEMBERSHIPS:
    American Institute Aeronautics Astronautics (AIAA) Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) Sigma Gamma Tau (Aerospace Honorary Club)

    PUBLICATIONS:
    S. Shah, R. Martinez, N. Fernandez, P. Papadopoulos, “Double Wedge Shock Wave Interaction Flow Characterization,” TFAWS-08-1027, Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop, Hosted by NASA-ARC, August 18-22, 2008.
    E. Hartman, S. Shah, M. Murbach, P. Papadopoulos, "Thermal Modeling for ATROMOS Mars Polar Lander's Science Station," TFAWS-08-1027, Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop, Hosted by NASA-ARC, August 18-22, 2008.
    N. Pham, S. Shah, P. Papadopoulos, “PolarBot: Exploration Robot in Extreme Environments,” TFAWS-08-1027, Thermal and Fluids Analysis Workshop, Hosted by NASA-ARC, August 18-22, 2008.


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