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     Date Submitted:22-10-2016
     Last Modified:09-11-2016 (02:19)
    Job information
     Current job:Mechanical Engineer Intern, Veteran USAF Space Command
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpace operations, engineering, Telemetry, design, resource management, LabView, MatLAB, Fuel cells, RF


    B.S. Mechanical Engineering, California State University Northridge, Graduating May 2017



    • SolidWorks Associate – Mechanical Design

    • General Motors Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Operation, Maintenance, Diagnosis and Repair

    • General Motors Hydrogen Economy, Production, Transportation and Delivery to Fuel Cell Vehicles

    • General Motors Hydrogen and Compressed Gases Safety Training

    • General Motors Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle High Voltage Safety Training



    • Secret Clearance

    • Proficient in LabVIEW, MATLAB, VBA, C/C++, FEA.

    • Experienced in 3-D printing and additive manufacturing.

    • Veteran USAF, Space Command

    • Managed and performed duties in space operations; satellite command and control for 11 space vehicles (SV) in 3 different Constellations.

    • Strong multitasking, involved in multiple simultaneous satellite anomaly resolutions.

    • Managed the bus and payload data processing and dissemination process to owners, users and customers.

    • Anomaly detection and resolution, ground system problem diagnosis, real-time response and technical team management.


    Professional Experience:

    (05/16 – Present)         US Navy, Naval Facilities Command, Renewable Energy Research Group,

                                        Port Hueneme NBVC, CA

    Mechanical Engineering Intern

    • Mechanical Design for US Navy prototype wind turbines.

    • Wrote test plans for NASA AMES wind tunnel testing.

    • Wrote test plans for Naval Post-graduate School Radar Lab.

    • Graduated first General Motors Hydrogen Fuel Cell class.


    (03/14 – 05/16)                        A to Z Prototypes, Tarzana, CA

    Engineering Support, Technical Consulting and Owner at A to Z Prototypes

    • Business Owner.

    • Small production 3-D printing and prototyping company for emerging inventors.


    (08/07 – 09/10)                        Rome Research Corp (RRC): Naval Space Operations Center (NAVSOC),

    Operations Lead          Point Mugu NBVC, CA

    • Lead of operations during the first ever NAVSOC operations handover to a contract based workforce.

    • Created the first working RRC operations personnel schedule, and leads the construction of a new NAVSOC training program.

    • Stood up first standardization of operational documentation.

    • Individually requested for experimental operations to temporarily double the data capacity for Navy communications satellite.



    (05/05 – 08/07)            Arrowhead Global Solutions: Space Development Test Wing/Space Test & Engineering Contract (STEC), Kirtland AFB, NM

    Lead Mission Controller

    • Provided critical support for 10 individual experimental space vehicle programs.

    • Administered troubleshooting to operational problems, implemented anomaly response plans, participated in situation assessment and recovery teams.

    • Performed real-time evaluation of spacecraft, payload and ground systems status in accordance with mission requirements.

    • Conducted post-operation debriefs with operations centers, tracking stations, contracting customers etc.

    • Planned, executed and evaluated satellite and launch vehicle rehearsals.

    • Ran exercises and compatibility tests over several experimental satellite platforms.


    (04/05 – 02/08)           19th Space Operations Reserve Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO


    Satellite/Ground Systems Operator

    • Conducted research and development for the new GPS ground control systems, LADO and AEP.

    • Tested and evaluated user interface and system internal connectivity for the LADO program.


    (05/03 – 04/05)            50th Operations Support Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO


    GPS Lead Satellite/Ground System Operator Instructor

    • Managed a staff of three instructors.

    • Taught a comprehensive training program with the purpose of certifying personnel in the GPS operational ground and satellite systems.

    • Wrote and developed training records, study guides, lesson plans, course guides and other training materials to be used in several comprehensive training courses.


    (05/00 – 05/03)            1st Space Operations Squadron, Schriever AFB, CO

    GPS Satellite/Ground Systems Operator

    • Initiated the ground system connectivity interface between the operations center communications nodes and the AFSCN global tracking stations.

    • Monitored telemetry display systems, analyzes data to determine spacecraft operational status

    • Conducted launch and early orbit operations from on-the-pad checkout to on-orbit operations.

    • Conducted end of life testing and GPS satellite disposal operations.


    Special Achievements:

    Operations Mission Lead for NASA’s TacSat2 satellite:

    Responsible for the AFSCN support documentation development, mission operations, procedure development, ground and communications system connectivity (world-wide), conducting/planning launch rehearsals, launch and early orbit operations.

    • Conducted training and certification of all five mission control personnel.

    • Tested, evaluated and recommended modifications of the ground system for the TacSat2 program.

    • Created and tested a new connectivity interface between STEC data nodes and the Air Force Satellite Control Network tracking stations.

    • Performed emergency critical anomaly resolution response during launch and early orbit to ensure the safety and continued operation of the TacSat2 vehicle.


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