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     Date Submitted:04-05-2015
     Last Modified:06-05-2015 (02:26)
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     Current job:Contractor; Electro-Optical Electronics Maintenance/Operations Technician
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsMicrosoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher RedPrairie, NS-5, ERP, and Adobe Acrobat Pro, SAP, iProcurement USMC MILSTRIP, OIS-R, MIMMS, ATLAS, TAMIS, GCSS USAF EODIMS, ACES-PR, BAMS, AFEMS, IMDS QSR Implementation, Laboratory Maintenance IS

    Active Secret clearance issued by DISCO for DoD; Expiry Date of 02/2022



    Dedicated hands-on professional with over sixteenyears of direct and related experience, training, and education. Extensive experience with Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of State (DoS)including more than elevenyearsof experience in the United StatesMarine Corps. Further experience as a contractor in the areas ofElectronics Repair, Logistics, Training, and Safety. Skilled as an Operations Supervisor. Recognized for excellence and exceptional ability with progressive demanding assignments; accustomed to a diverse, active, and challenging work environment; known to excel in team building, development, and fostering open communications.



    ¨   Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher

    ¨   RedPrairie, NS-5, ERP, and Adobe Acrobat Pro, SAP, iProcurement



    ¨   QSR Implementation, Laboratory Maintenance

    ¨   ISOs 31000, 14000, 13000, and 9000

    ¨   Certified in CFRs 21, 29, and 49

    ¨   Shipboard Cargo Operations (UNREP-VERTREP)

    ¨   Continuous Security Monitoring (CSM)

    ¨   Lean, Six Sigmaand 5-S

    ¨   Electronics Maintenance

    ¨   Complex Data Management

    ¨   Radiologic Techniques/Safety Procedures

    ¨   Hazardous Waste Abatement Procedures

    ¨   Biochemical Assay

    ¨   Explosive Safety

    ¨   Inventory Management

    ¨   Created Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

    ¨   Instructor ofSafety, Leadership, among others

    ¨   Curriculum Development in Safety, ORM, Ordnance Management

    ¨   Operation Risk Management(ORM)

    ¨   Performance Work Statement (PWS)



    Contractor; Electro-Optical Electronics Maintenance/Operations Technician, 09/2014 - Present   BAE Systems   British Indian Ocean Territory

    In support of the United States Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillancesite (GEODSS),operate, inspect, calibrate, repair, and maintain precision electro-optical, electronic, electro-mechanical, communication equipment, and computer systems. Conduct complex troubleshooting, fault-isolation, and diagnostic processes utilizing various types of Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) along with applicable technical documentation. Managing TMDE calibrations bringing all equipmentup to date. Prepare, validate, and maintain various records and reports as well as communicate and coordinate effectively. Conduct nightly operations of sensors and detect, track, catalog,and identifyartificial objects of interest orbiting Earth, as well as provide corrective maintenance support to ensure mission accomplishment. Compose and conduct classes in Operational Risk Management (ORM), Continuous Security Monitoring (CSM), and various tasks as assigned.


    Contractor; Lead Logistics Analyst,10/2012- 08/2014   LSInc- Honeywell International Inc   Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory

    Worked directly with Naval and Marine Corps Operations (COMPSRON/7th Fleet) in the development of program management tools, standards, and metrics to aid in the assessment of program performance and progress related to programs measures. Provided strategic planning support, coordination between USMC and COMPSRON/7th Fleet staff, cross-functional teams (CFTs), tenant commands and others as specified. Developed of Statement of Work (SOW), Performance Work Statement (PWS), and the Ammunition and Explosive Ordnance Emergency Destruction Disposal proceduresin addition to the Standard Operating Procedures for Ammunition and Explosives (Class V [W]) Afloat. Also responsible for warehousing, GCSS-MC, and for composing/conducting classes in Operational Risk Management (ORM), Explosives Safety, Physical Security, and Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO). Supported Operation T-AKE 14-1 aboard the USNS Lewis and Clark T-AKE 1 for Military Sealift Command (MSC) and the US Marine Corps’(USMC)Maritime Prepositioning Force (MPF) Program in the South China Sea/Indian Ocean as the Ordnance Inventory Accuracy Officer (IAO) for all Ammunition and Explosives (Class V [W]) Afloat. Duties comprisedmaintaining accurate records using Ordnance Information System - Retail (OIS-R), generatingrequests/supplying all ammunition and explosive ordnance, as well as coordinating logistical support(including cargo operations)and supply chain with MSC for USMCfield operations. As ad interimShipboardSupervisor,responsible for leading, and monitoring the efforts of team members. Plannedand executedweekly/monthly production schedulesas well aspromoteda continuous improvement environment.


    Contractor; Lead EODLogistics Support Technician, 09/2011 - 10/2012     MacAulay-Brown Inc     Tyndall AFB, FL

    As part of the Mission Systems Group, Emergency Management, Medical and Training Programs, worked as Team Lead for Asset Visibility Team 5assuring accountability of U.S. Air Force equipment by completing unit equipment inventories. Evaluated equipment serviceability, updated USAFEquipment Management System (AFEMS) accounts, and prepared for implementation of the EOD Information Management System (EODIMS) Resources Module. Additionally, served as Battlefield Airmen Management System (BAMS) Manager. Aided in establishment/operation of the Equipment Reconstitution Facility for receipt of equipment from combatant command theaters. Responsible for instructing active duty military members in the use of the Automated Civil Engineer System(ACES-PR)database. Assisted Asset Visibility Manager (Project Manager) with Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request(MIPR), Continuous Security Monitoring (CSM),  and various tasks as assigned.


    Contractor; Logistics Specialist, 07/2010 - 01/2011     Aerotek Staffing Inc     Alameda, CA

    Assigned to Lockheed - Martin Corporation’s US Department of Transportation Maritime Administration contract aboard USNS AlgolT-AKR 287and USNS Capella T-AKR 293. Responsible for accurately updating the NS 5 database,digital filing/document control, inventory of parts/equipments, quality assurance (QA/QC), and safety. Directly maintained records using the NS 5 System concerning production, maintenance, shipping, receiving, and purchasing. Composed/conductedclasses in Safety, ElectricalSafety, Fire Protection, as well as Hazardous Materials Handling.


    Contractor; Instructor, Ordnance Handling/Management, 12/2009 - 06/2010     American SystemsInc     Beirut, Lebanon 

    Instructor ofover 260 Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) service members at the Munitions School at Louaize Ammunition Depot in Beirut, Lebanon. Trained LAF personnel to create and administer NATO safety, accountability, and quality control standards for an ammunition management program at the unit and Army level. Developed and translated Periods of Instruction (Lesson Plans) and instructedLAF Officers and Enlisted personnel in: Ammunition Storage, Transportation, Warehousing, Supply and Receipt, Improvised Explosive Device (IED)Identification, Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED)Operations,Propellants, Explosive Safety, Ammunition Surveillance and Quality Assurance, Ammunition Supply and Inventory, Quantitative Distance, and Operational Risk Management. Conducted surveys of LAF ammunition storage sites; advised on corrective measures. Aided in the establishmentof safety contingency plans aboard Louaize Ammunition Depot.


    Contractor; PSAP Dispatch Technician, 03/2008 - 03/2009   PAE Division of Lockheed-MartinCorp   Djibouti, Horn of Africa

    Responsible for receiving emergency calls from military personnel aboard Camp Lemonier, Djibouti requesting fire, medical, and other security or emergency services. Determined the nature and location of the emergency,prioritized calls,and dispatched emergency units as necessary and in accordance with established procedures. Received and processed 911 emergency calls, maintained contact with all units on assignment, maintained status and location of fire and otherunits. Prepared and maintained accurate records and logs of all radio transmissions, telephone calls and other records, files, and information systems. Responsible for Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), Material Handling Equipment Safety, Hazardous Waste/Materials Handling/Abatement Procedures, Vehicle Safety Inspections, Explosive Safety, and Operation Risk Management. Aided in development and maintenance of safety contingency plans.


    Contractor; Logistics Director, 02/2007- 02/2008     Green Beans Coffee CompanyInc     Kabul, Afghanistan

    Generated requests for purchase and requisition, as well as documentation for the storage and transport of all coffee, consumable goods, and supplies to all overseas (OCONUS) locations. Duties included administrative tasks, QA/QC of products, and inspection of all warehousing operations and all Green Beans Coffee Company(GBCC)shops in Africa, South West Asia, and the Middle East. Coordinated logistical support and supply chain for GBCC shops worldwide. Responsible for Enterprise Resource Planning(ERP),LTL, OTR, Inter-modal, and Marine shipment of all GBCC productsworldwide. Reorganized and updatedall Green Beans shipping and receiving in both overseasand US operations. Supported Army & Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) operation of all Green Beans Coffee shops on military bases worldwide.



    Ammunition and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Staff NCO, 03/1995 - 12/2006     US Marine Corps     Camp Lejeune, NC

    Deployed forboth Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom as an EOD Technician and Unit Logistics Coordinator. Responsible forImprovised Explosive Device (IED)Identification, Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED)Operations, Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Explosives Handling, Robotics Tech, Safety, Supervision, Evaluation, Coaching, Training, Ammunition Supply Point (ASP) Operations, as well as  Ammunition Storage, Transportation, Warehousing, Supply and Receipt.Instructor of Combat Operations, Hazardous Waste/Materials Handling Procedures, Radiologic Techniques/Safety Procedures, Hazardous Waste Abatement Procedures, Biochemical Assay, and Explosive Safety. Acted as Small Unit LogisticsManager; served as Operations Supervisor for 425 service members.Aided in providing planning support and coordination between 6th Fleet and other unit, staff, cross functional teams (CFTs), commands and others as specified. Also aided in review of strategic plans and leadership vision; provided recommendations and potential revisions to improve plans. Supported humanitarian operations in Haiti, Honduras, Kosovo, Liberia, and others.



    Electrical Engineering Certification; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), In Progress - No expiry date

    Project Management Certificate; British Council/Advance Learning, Parkmore, Galway, Ireland; June 2014 - No expiry date

    Behavior Based SafetyCertificate; British Council/Advance Learning, Parkmore, Galway, Ireland; July 2014 - No expiry date

    HAZWOPER (40 Hour), Cal/OSHA Construction Training Course; Safety Unlimited,Simi Valley CA;Expiry date: May 2015

    NAVEODSCHOL, Explosive Ordnance Disposal;Eglin Air Force Base, Pensacola FL; March 2001 - No expiry date

    ¨   Included extensive electronics training, neutralizing of munitions, robotics, and radiologic(X-ray)techniques

    Ammunition Technician;Redstone Arsenal AL; March 1996 - No expiry date

    Università degli Studi di NapoliParthenope;” Naples, Italy; Master of Science(Laurea Magistrale),Biological Anthropology, 1994

    ¨   Emphasis in Biology, Forensics, and Laboratory work.Thesis: La Storia Genetica degli Ebrei Yemeniti (A Genetic History of the Yemenite Jews)



    Native proficiency in Italian.

    ¨   Speak, Read, and Write: Spanish, French, basic German/Yiddish, basic Arabic,and basic Hebrew



    Auseinander(ISBN: 978-1456471507)

    Chop Squads, Molls, & Suckers: A Brief Dictionary of the Vernacular from the 1930s and 1940s(ISBN: 978­1461108382) 



    Foster Care Provider; Berkeley East Bay Humane Society in Berkeley, CA 2006 - 2012

    Interpreter; United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) in Djibouti, Horn of Africa, 2008 - 2009

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