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     Date Submitted:28-07-2017
     Last Modified:09-09-2017 (10:02)
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     Current job:Controls Cognizant Design Engineer for NASA' Deep Space Network Facilities
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsAutomation Engineer, Controls Engineer, embedded systems, computer programmer, electronic engineer, robotics, robotic engineer

    Mechatronic engineer with 3+ years of experience designing and implementing automated and embedded systems. Currently working at Harris corporation for NASA's Deep Space Network – which is responsible for communication with all NASA satellites, probes, and rovers beyond the moon. US citizen.

    Employment and Relevant Projects
    Controls Cognizant Design Engineer – Facilities
    Harris corporation – JPL Deep Space Network contract     July 2015 – Present
    • Responsible for all Deep Space Network (DSN) facilities controls hardware and software. Including medium and low voltage electrical protection and metering, HVAC distribution, optimization, and automation, fire and security protection, civil, water, and other works. Required to work closely with multiple engineering disciplines to ensure proper system design.
    • Designed/installed a power protection and automation network at the DSN’s Goldstone, USA, Canberra, Australia, and Madrid, Spain complexes.
    • Led multiple complex wide downtimes for the Goldstone, USA and Canberra, Australia power systems to allow for installation of new intelligent power protection systems.
    • Developed and maintained a HMI scada / IoT system for monitoring and control over the power distribution of the DSN complexes.
    • Integrated a 3 MW site wide uninterruptable power supply into the power protection and distribution system at the Canberra, Australia complex.
    • Wrote the control/automation program, and created the wiring and connection drawings, for a new HVAC system responsible for cooling the cryogenic compressors on the 70 meter antenna at the Goldstone, USA complex.
    • Wrote statements of work, evaluated RFI’s, and RFQ’s and performed CBA between multiple design options to determine the optimal solution to the presented problem.
    • Developed new processes for systems integration and upgrades to comply with enhanced 2015 it security standards based on the department of homeland security recommended practices.

    Water Telemetry Control System Team
    NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory     August 2014 - May 2015
    • Designed a water telemetry control system that controls over 12 million gallons of water per annum.
    • Developed a leak detection algorithm to detect low flow leaks while utilizing a number of sensors already in place. Sensors included flow meters, pressure transducers, and relay logic.
    • Worked with JPL to conform to government security, safety, and uptime standards.

    Intelligent Ground Vehicle Team
    President/Hardware Team Lead     August 2012 - June 2015
    • Led a team of twenty to the international intelligent ground vehicle competition.
    • Created a fully autonomous land vehicle that could navigate an obstacle course while traveling to predefined GPS coordinates.
    • Designed a new power system allowing for simultaneous charging of parallel and series batteries.

    Technical Intern
    Department of Research and Development, Bell-Carter Foods     July 2011-September 2011
    • Optimized product processing operations by testing new chemical and thermal compositions, leading to a 350% increase in efficiency.
    • Launched the snackers line of olive products aimed at the school children lunch market, worked under the supervision of Jane Yegge, PH.D. 

    Technical Intern
    Department of Research and Development, Bell-Carter Foods     July 2008-September 2008
    • Designed a $9 million product storage facility, reducing operating costs by 68% per annum with an ROI of 5 years.
    • Designed and fabricated heated processing equipment for production of a new product line.
    • Designed and double-blind trialed three new types of flavored olive, including the new garlic seasoned olive, using a 95% confidence interval.

    California State University, Chico     May 2015
        Major: Bachelor of Science Mechatronic Engineering
          Minors: Computer Engineering, Mathematics.
    American Institute of Mechatronic Engineers - Officer: Parts Manager.     2014, 2015    
    First Robotics High School Competition – College mentor.     2015

    * Trained in C, assembly, verilog, LabView, scripting, PLC ladder logic, ALC control systems
    * Experience with python, G-code
    * Experience with SQL & access databases
    * Trained in DC & AC power systems
    * Trained in Solidworks, AutoCAD
    * Knowledgeable of Blender
    * Trained in ARM architecture, embedded systems
    * Trained in PID control systems
    * Trained in motion analysis and automation
    * Experience with object recognition and auto-navigation programming
    * Experience with autonomous data collection analysis and reporting
    * Experience with oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, volt and amp meters
    * Experience with relay logic, flow meters, strain gauges, thermocouples, pressure transducers, solenoids
    * Knowledgeable of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, and Visio.

    3d printing, 3d model design, Arduino projects

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