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     Date Submitted:13-03-2015
     Last Modified:13-03-2015 (04:37)
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     Current job:Structural Analyst
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsAerospace Structural Engineer Analyst with versatile experience in stress analysis and project engineering of primary aerospace structures and mechanisms made of composite, metallic, and nano materials. Currently exploring opportunities
    - Aerospace Structural Engineer Analyst with versatile experience in stress analysis and project engineering of primary aerospace structures and mechanisms made of composite, metallic, and nano materials. 
    - Currently exploring opportunities as a direct employee, contractor, or independent consultant working for military and commercial aerospace corporations.
    - Unique skills include R&D optimization of new composite material applications and the ability to concurrently perform analysis by both classical closed form methods and computer finite element model (FEM) methods. 
    Other relevant skills include structural aspects of:
    - Fatigue and Dynamic Analysis
    - Particle Radiation Analysis
    - Bolted Interface Analysis
    - Adhesive Analysis
    - Aircraft
    - UAVs 
    IDTAS Book II Fatigue
    FEMA FAR23/25 CFD LO
    ATK Space Systems, Composite Aerospace Structures,Rob Cilensik, Rich Rynders Magna UT 9/2002-2/2014
    Structural Design & Analyst Staff Engineer V (2011-2014) UAV
    Structurally analyzed by FEMs primary flight co-cured composite molded laminate skins of BMI and Cynate Ester for cure residual stresses. Performed classical analysis of bonded joints, tubes, and internal preloaded bolted joints/lugs in conjunction with FEM loads. Buckling, Static, Shock, and Modal FEM analysis.
    - Avoided extreme temperature and flight load failures of bonds, bolts & inserts with joint design revisions.
    - Improved Modal Test Survey match to < 5% with preferred FEM realism. Performance award.
    Project Staff Engineer Lead V (2005-2011) Project Engineer Lead Engineer for $300K/yr R&D in composite aircraft, UAV, and spacecraft prototype development. Managed Magna site projects developing new concepts and materials for composite airframes and precision composite instrument benches, dishes, and space frames.
    PIE developing nano-materials incorporation, new adhesives, improved injection bonding & test methods, 3D Weaves/Braids, reinforced CM/TP molded fittings; with supporting analysis. Subcontract management in IPT.
    - Produced a 25% weight reduction over AL for EMI/Particle Radiation shielding. Invented composite 
    Radiation/EMI shielding (Patent) and performed structural, particle ray trace radiation, and EMI analysis.
    - Created 25 ±5% weight and 20% cost reduction with new design & material for truss tube end lugs proposed 
    Structural Design & Analyst Staff Engineer V (2002-2005) responsible for the composite ATG Javelin aircraft and new UAV body structure preliminary analysis. Contributed to initial ATK ASTOR production prototype design. 
    - Contributed to Magna and Clearfield proposals winning new aircraft and UAV business. Performance award. 
    Boeing Commercial Aircraft, contractor by FTS Joe Floyd Seattle, WA 12/2001-9/2002
    Contractor for critical review of pressurized fuselage stress, fatigue life, damage tolerance, and buckling. 
    Performed analysis on 737NG cutout surround structure, stringers, shear ties, and skin durability. F&DT.

    IBM-Mylex, Boulder, CO 11/2000-12/2001
    Staff Software Development Test Engineer
    Certified and functionally tested Fiber Channel RAID DF1100R/4000R enclosures in MSCS Cluster Server Domains for SANs. Designed enclosures for Electro-magnetic interference (EMI) and thermal.

    Boeing Commercial Aircraft Co., thru PDS Walt Dixon, Dick Pavalsky Wichita, KS 1/1998-9/2000 
    Senior Structural Engineer Analyst responsible for loads/stress/fatigue of the 737-900, 767SF, & 757SF aft fuselage Skin/Stringer/Frame/Shear-tie and cargo door surround drawings. Wrote scripts for post-buckling behavior calculations, and a FEM post-processor extracting loads from a database for entire 737-900 fuselage.
    - Solved how to approach fuselage permanent buckling by establishing criteria and calculation method backed 

    Raytheon Aircraft Co., Ron French, Dave Hixon Wichita, KS 7/1996-12/1997
    Senior Systems Analyst Engineer responsible for structural design & analysis of the Hawker-Horizon aft wound composite fuselage, engine beam and metal engine/nacelle attachments. Generated early design concept sizing. 

    Boeing Commercial Aircraft Co., thru TAD John Fuller, John Pilla Wichita, KS 3/1994-7/1996
    Stress Engineer responsible for the 737NG-700/-600/-800 fuselage cargo door surround structure stress/fatigue analysis. Initiated sizing and Stress, Fatigue and Damage Tolerance approval of 200+ drawings. F&DT

    Lockheed-Martin, Advanced Programs R & D, Titan II; Jeff Bene, Cindy Amack Denver, CO 2/1980-5/1992
    Staff Project Engineer PIE responsible for new structural design concepts, system engineering, and structural/ mechanical/ survival aspects of composite materials, braided composites, mechanisms, optics, thin films, semiconductors and dielectrics for antennas, and instruments for spacecraft instrument payloads and missiles.
    Senior Stress Engineer stress, fatigue, fracture, and dynamic analysis of spacecraft structures, mechanisms, electronics, composite materials and pyrotechnic deployables, drive system servos, electronic components, solder joints, antennas, bearings (Harris & A.B.Jones), brushless servo motors, rotating pointing mechanisms.
    Wrote structural dynamics fatigue signal processing waveform filtering program. 

    Boeing Commercial Aircraft Co., Joe Floyd Seattle, WA 7/1977-2/1980
    Stress Engineer in group supporting the 727 Fuselage and 737 Landing Gear for stress/buckling/fatigue/fail-safe analysis for structure sizing, life predictions, upgrades, repairs, and retrofits for fleet. Fatigue, Damage Tolerance

    Masters of Science - Civil Engineering (Engineering Analysis) Colorado University -- GPA 3.8
    Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering (Structural), University of Utah -- Cum Laude (Engineering Top 8%)
    CS Networking Certificate, Colorado University Previously held Top Secret Clearance (TS/SCI/Poly)
    Colorado Professional Engineer License - # 22481 Previously Hazardous Waste Operations Certified
    36+ updating professional courses FAA DER Standardization Seminar 2005

    - Configured design of several types of nano-material and lightweight 3D triax weave space frame joints.
    - Invented Trans-rotational hinged spacecraft and Prototype design of elastomeric composite substrate materials for use in dielectric & optics thin-film technology and authored 2 papers on shaped inflatables.
    - Invented multi-functional radiation shielding composite laminate material for electronic missions patent 8460777 and then second patent pending on chambered radiation shielding methods for manned missions.
    - Co-author of “Approach for Increasing the Static Dimensional Stability of Composite Space Structures”; AIAA 

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