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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:22-02-2016
     Last Modified:22-02-2016 (07:19)
    Job information
     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSystems Engineering, Propulsion, Trajectories, Composites Design, Composites Fabrication, Satellites, Launch Vehicles, UAS, UAV, Aviation, Aerospace Engineering, Test Engineering, Business Development, International Business
    CV

    Objective

    I am an aerospace engineer applying a systems engineering approach and disciplines in propulsion and trajectories to develop space systems for commercial space. I also have a background in composites structures design and fabrication. I have experience in the design-build-test-fly cycle for unmanned aerial systems, launch vehicles and satellites. I supplement this with my experience in entrepreneurship, business development and networking, and consulting. I have the initiative and independence to be able to take on and deliver on a task and solve problems with minimal supervision.

    EXPERIENCE

    Systems, Propulsion & Trajectories Engineer – Alpha Cube Sat, Mountain View, CA 2015 – Present

    • Integrating satellite systems and coordinating system interactions and engineering requirements with NASA CubeQuest competition requirements and rules.

    • Performing STK and classical analysis on vehicle trajectory and propulsion systems to meet mission deep-space and lunar exploration objectives and DeltaVee and 6U CubeSat mass and volume limit requirements.

    Space Suit Engineer – Luna Desic, Mojave, CA 2013 – 2015

    • Delivered on a DARPA subcontract grant to design, build, test and qualify a concept utility for a mechanical pressure suit for use in space.

    • Managed a subcontract to Issyroo Farms LLC for the manufacture and testing of a suit test article and development, delivery and publication of a technical design and testing report to the DARPA customer.

    • Designed and fabricated manufacturing test components for suit. Designed rigid composites for mechanical pressure shell and flexible composites for flex joints.

    Test Stand Engineer - XCOR Aerospace, Mojave, CA 2012

    • Test Hardware Design & Construction

      • Designed and ran structural simulations for static pressure loads on custom fittings for high-pressure and cryogenic fluid service.

      • Worked on a high-pressure gas supply system for GSE for engine testing. Fabricated, assembled, qualified and operated pressure lines, fittings, valves and pump systems.

      • Did hand calculations to verify the burst pressures of the plumbing as specified by the manufacturer and ensure our design needs were met.

    • Test Operations

      • Operated the Data Acquisition (DAQ) system for testing of a propellant pump and did post-testing data processing.

      • I was part of the test crew that prepared test gear, loaded cryogenic fluids and service gases and set up and broke down the test site.

    Intern – Masten Space Systems, Mojave, CA 2012

    • Vehicle Construction

      • Worked with wet vacuum bag and infusion layups on female molds of carbon-fiber composites. Constructed and prepared composite molds for layup. Did post-molding work on composite parts for flight. Troubleshot engineering issues with composites manufacturing process with build team.

    • Vehicle Operations

      • Served as ground crew for flight tests of Xombie and Xaero vehicles and developmental engine testing. Loaded propellants, performed pre-flight/pre-firing checks of vehicles and test stand for flight/testing and did post-flight maintenance and refurbishment.

    • Design Work

      • Designed a GSE trailer for operations at the launch site. Configured and selected lines, valves and regulators to meet operational requirements.

    Quality Engineer Associate – NASA Space Shuttle Program, Huntsville, AL 2007 – 2011

    • NASA Space Shuttle Program (SSP) Propulsion Systems & Integration Safety & Mission Assurance (S&MA) Support Team at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

      • Provided an integrated systems engineering approach to assessments and decisions relating to mission safety. Coordinated engineering assessments of various Shuttle element teams for presentation to SSP management for mission decisions.

      • Shuttle Launch Support – Provided real-time assessments of problems that occurred during countdown.

    • Independent Assessment & Continuous Risk Management Team

      • Contributed to assessments of safety issues worked by MSFC’s Quality Assurance Group. Determined risk and impact and gave recommendations to group to address issues.

    Projects

    Mojave Makers, Mojave, CA 2012 – 2015

    • Started up the first hackerspace in Mojave, CA to provide a workspace, resources, and community in support of creativity and innovation in art, science, and engineering to enhance the Mojave community. President 6/2012 – 2/2015, Secretary 1/2012 – 6/2012.

    Makers Local 256, Huntsville, AL 2008 – 2011

    • Served on board and worked or collaborated on projects in electronics, near-spaceflight and permaculture gardening at a shared space for designers, makers, doers and artists.

    Huntsville Alabama L5 Society (HAL5) Project HALO, Huntsville, AL 2007 – 2011

    • Experimented with hybrid and liquid-propelled rocketry with goal of providing cost-effective access to space. Worked with team to design, construct, integrate, test and evaluate composite and metallic aerospace components and motors.

    University of Illinois (UIUC) Design-Build-Fly (DBF) Team, Urbana, IL 2002 – 2007

    • Team participates in yearly competition held by the AIAA for student teams to design, build and then fly an unmanned airplane on a competition mission. Have placed consistently in the top 13 competitors during my time on the team. For UIUC DBF Team; Member (2002 - 2005), Team Lead (2005 - 2006) and Team Advisor for (2006 – 2007).

    Education

    Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Urbana, IL, 2007

    skills

    • Launch and orbital trajectory analysis in AGI's Systems Tool Kit 11.

    • Programming with Matlab, VEEPro and LabView.

    • CAD and FEA in SolidWorks, Inventor, AutoCAD and Unigraphics.

    • Strong attention to detail, excellent speaking, writing and organizational skills.


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