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     Date Submitted:30-05-2016
     Last Modified:21-11-2016 (08:47)
    Job information
     Current job:Test Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Keywordsenvironmental test, test engineer, vibration test engineer, pyroshock testing, problem solving, environmental test, thermal vacuum test

    Personal Profile

    I’m a Ph.D. qualified professional test engineer with 5 years experience in environmental testing and related activities like mechanical design and modal analysis/testing. My experience is mostly related to the aerospace field including projects like: Galileo, Small-GEO, LISA pathfinder, DAMPE, AMS-02.
    I have a strong attitude to problem solving, strong practical skills and ability to develop custom tools using high-level programming languages.

    Work Experience
    Date: January 2013 - Now
    Occupation or position held: Full-time contract as mechanical/thermal engineer
    Principal activities and responsibilities: Test responsible and/or test conductor for: environmental tests, thermal-vacuum tests, climatic tests, altitude tests, vibration tests, pyroshock tests
    Responsible for the activities of "Modal Analysis". Conduction of on-road test, data analysis and calculation of fatigue damage (rainflow-counting, potential damage, fatigue damage spectrum).
    Name and address of employer: S.E.R.M.S. S.r.l. Terni (TR) (Italy)

    Date: May 2011 - December 2012
    Occupation or position held: Professional collaboration as thermal/mechanical engineer
    Principal activities and responsibilities: Technical support to the activities of "Modal Analysis", feasibility analysis for pyroshock testing. Test responsible and/or test conductor for: thermal-vacuum tests, environmental tests, vibration tests, pyroshock tests, Responsible for the test-setup
    Participation in test-planning, Responsible for the realisation of a pyroshock testing machine: from the first design concept, to sketches, to component selection, to implementation.
    Name and address of employer: S.E.R.M.S. S.r.l. Terni (TR) (Italy)

    Date: November 2010 - April 2011
    Occupation or position held: Stage for Master's Thesis
    Principal activities and responsibilities: Feasibility analysis, design and implementation of a prototype pyroshock testing (high frequency and high energy shock).
    Name and address of employer: S.E.R.M.S. S.r.l. Terni (TR) (Italy)

    Date: January 2008 - October 2010
    Occupation or position held: Stage for Bachelor's Thesis
    Principal activities and responsibilities: Support activities for space qualification of flight electronics of the AMS-02.
    Name and address of employer: S.E.R.M.S. S.r.l. Terni (TR) (Italy)


    Date: December 2012 – December, 2015
    Title of qualification awarded: PhD in Physics and physical technology
    Released by: University of Perugia
    Thesis title: Development and testing of the DAMPE Silicon Tracker mechanical structure

    Date: October 2008 - April 2011
    Title of qualification awarded: Laurea specialistica (Master's Degree) in Materials Engineering
    Released by: University of Perugia
    Thesis title: Modal analysis technologies applied to pyroshock testing
    Grade: 110/110 Cum Laude

    Date: August 2004 - October 2008
    Title of qualification awarded: Laurea (Bachelor's Degree) in Energetic Engineering
    Released by: University of Perugia
    Thesis title: Tests for space qualification of AMS-02 flight electronics
    Grade: 110/110 Cum Laude

    Skills and competences

    Mother tongue: Italian
    Other Language: English (Fluent in reading, speaking and writing)

    Social skills and competences
    Good intercultural and mediating skills.

    Technical skills and competences
    Good knowledge of the acquisition process and data processing for dynamic-mechanical systems.
    Conducted and/or gave support for the following activities:
    thermal-vacuum tests
    environmental tests
    climatic tests
    altitude tests
    vibration tests
    pyroshock tests
    inertia measurement
    drop tests
    sand and dust tests
    rain tests
    modal analysis
    modal tests
    on-road vibration measurements and analysis
    fatigue life and potential damage analysis
    test beam

    Computer skills and competences
    advanced MATLAB programming skill
    advanced python programming skill
    basic JAVA programming skill
    advanced knowledge of LMS Test.Lab: Environmental, Structures Acquisition, Structures Analysis
    good knowledge of CATIA V5
    good knowledge of the main GNU/Linux operating systems: Debian, Gentoo, Ubuntu, Suse, Mint
    good knowledge of Microsoft operating systems
    excellent ability in using the main office software suites: LibreOffice, OpenOffice and Microsoft Office
    basic knowledge of CERN ROOT Data Analysis Framework

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