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     Date Submitted:25-10-2017
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     Current job:Product Assurance Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     KeywordsProduct Assurance, AOCS, System Engineer
    CV

    EXPERTISE

    More than seven years of working experience in aerospace field as Product Assurance Manager, Space Systems Engineer, AOCS and AIT/AIV Engineer.

    Key skills acquired as PA Manager. Management of:

    Design Review Process

    Risk and Configuration processes within the Project Team

    PA&S requirements baseline for all elements of the project, in compliance with the ESA general Product Assurance and Safety policy

    Produce and implement plans, define inputs, outputs, participants, responsibilities, interfaces, coordinate efforts of participants, and produce resulting consolidated inputs

    Minute of Meeting and Reports

    Reviewing of contractor’s plan plans, specifications and effort proposed

    Monitoring project & PA status & identify relevant PA issues, including NCR / SPR / Waivers / Problems / Critical Items and systematically tracking all items

    MIP / KIP (Mandatory and Key Inspection Point

    Produce weekly and monthly reports of monitoring activities performed, including conclusions and recommendations and contribution to design and safety reviews, and activities related to preventive/corrective action

    Assessing the implementation of PA&S requirements, participating in design and safety reviews and directing the necessary preventive or corrective actions

    Monitoring the manufacturing, integration and test activities with quality assurance audits

    Conducting the Acceptance Reviews of all contractual deliverable items

    Supporting the organisation & management in all PA disciplines

    Controlling NCR / Waivers / Problems / Critical Items. Produce meeting agendas, check that all inputs are available for the NRB or CCB, check that all needed participants are involved, produce NRB or CCB minutes of meeting, follow-up on actions identified, ensure proper non-conformance/wavier/problem/critical item close-out. Produce also reports on control activities performed

    PA for the verification, qualification, acceptance , delivery activities and the launch campaign

    Participating in all project reviews, including safety reviews. Produce reports on all review activities performed (e.g. documents reviewed, checklists used, spot check performed), conclusions and recommendations;

    Reporting project PA status

     

    INTRODUCTION

    As far as it concerns my personal capacities, I have excellent interpersonal skills and easy interaction with colleagues, together with a high degree of organizational and communication abilities, and comfortable with working in a diverse and multinational team environment. I usually find myself at ease both in team and in autonomous work. I'm flexible to work in a range of technical areas, professionally self-motivated and results-oriented. I've developed my attitude in problem solving and gained from international team work experience. I have experience in business trip in Italy and Europe and I have no problem to travel worldwide.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    January 2016 - Present

    Product Assurance Manager

    Leonardo Company, Italy

    Activities and roles:

    PA Manager for ATLID TxA payload for EarthCare mission, an Airbus Defence and Space / ESA programme.

     

    PA Manager for IRES-N2 sensors for Galileo FOC mission, an OHB/ESA programme.

    Business or sector  Space

    Oct. 2012 – Dec. 2015

    GSE Responsible and Space System Engineer for Satellite Attitude Sensors

    Selex ES, Italy

    Activities and roles:

    Responsible of GSE (Ground Support Equipment) for satellite attitude sensors.

     

    Contribution to Missions and Programs:

    iridium next, bepicolombo, spacebus 4000, hayabusa 2,  smap,  earthcare, exomars 2016 and 2018, meteosat third generation (MTG), solar probe.

    Business or sector  Space

    Sept. 2011 – Sept. 2012

    AIT/AIV Engineer

    Atlas Copco BLM, Italy

    Activities and roles:

    AIT/AIV Engineer for development of torque wrenches and data collectors used in aerospace and automotive field.

    Business or sector Space and Automotive

    March 2011 – Sept. 2011

    AIT/AIV Engineer

    Thales Alenia Space - Italy/Rome, Italy

    Activities and roles :

    S/C platform AIT/AIV Engineer of the GLOBALSTAR 2nd generation constellation in the final phase of the test campaign and the campaign launch.

    Business or sector Space

    February  2010 – March 2011

    Lead researcher at Retek Research

    Activities and roles :

    Designing, developing, implementing and managing the research projects for SMEs.

    Business or sector Space

     

    EDUCATION

     

    October 2014 - Present

    PhD student

    ”Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy

    Research  topic: Space Optical Navigation

    PhD is focused on the study and development of algorithms and models for optical navigation and in-orbit auto-calibration of star trackers.

    April 2012

    Professional engineer qualification

    May 2009

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Master of Science degree in Astronautical Engineering

    “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy

    Score : 110/110

     

    Master thesis: “Algorithms for an inertial navigation system on board the stratospheric balloon BEXUS 6”

    July 2001

    High School Diploma

    Liceo Scientifico Statale “Lazzaro Spallanzani”, Tivoli (Rome), Italy

    Science-oriented secondary school

     

     

    TRAINING

     

     

     

    January 2008 – October  2008

    ESA project: REXUS / BEXUS 6

    Participation to ESA project BEXUS-6 for students’ experiments on-board stratospheric balloon.

     

     

    May 2008 - May 2009

    Training at Northrop Grumman Italia (Rome)

    Training at Northrop Grumman Italia with experience on design, building and testing of an inertial Navigation System based on MEMS (Micro – machined Electro Mechanical System) technology.

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

    Mother tongue

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English

    Communication skills

    Good communication skills with different level in the hierarchy of a project (from technicians to managers), gained through my experience as GSE responsible.

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Leadership, good organisational skills, good team-leading skills

    Job-related skills

    Product Assurance Management, Systems on-board of satellites, GNC (Guidance, Navigation and Control), Attitude Controls, Testing, Problem solving.

    Computer skills

    Operating systems: MS Windows, Linux, Mac OS X; 

    Programming environment: MatLab, Labview, C, C++, C#;

    Simulation environment: Patran /Nastran, Adina, FEMAP; 

    Others: ESA tool NCTS, DOORS, SAP PLM,  MS Office.

    Hobbies

    Cycling (MTB Italian Champion (2003)), passionate reader, Chess, Physics

    Standards

    ECSS, ISO 9001 and EN 9100

    Driving licence

    B

     

    PUBLICATIONS

     

    September 2017

    E. Medaglia, "Visual Navigation Technology Combining Star Trackers and Proximity Cameras Guide", Proceedings of the 68th International Astronautical Congress (2016)

    September 2016

    E. Medaglia, "Combined Ground-Based and In-Flight Calibration Processes for Star Trackers", Proceedings of the 67th International Astronautical Congress (2016)

    June 2016

    E. Medaglia, "Autonomous On-Orbit Calibration of a Star Tracker", IEEE Metrology for Aerospace - MetroAeroSpace (2016) 456-461

    October 2009

    E. Medaglia, P. Montefusco, M.C. Oliva,MEMS based inertial navigation experiment on-board stratospheric balloons”, Proceedings of the 60th International Astronautical Congress, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, 12-16.

    June 2009

     

    E. Medaglia, P. Montefusco, M.C. Oliva, G.B. Palmerini, A. Sestito, T. Buccilli, A. Folino,A Low Cost Inertial navigation experiment on-board balloons”, presented at the “ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes”.

    June 2008

    E. Medaglia, P. Montefusco, M.C. Oliva, G.B. Palmerini, “MEMS based Inertial Navigation Systems on-board Balloons”, Memorie della Società Astronomica Italiana, Vol.75, pp. 282-286.

     

    WORKSHOPS

     

     

     

    23rd / 24th June 2016 (FLORENCE)

    IEEE Metrology for Aerospace, Florence, Italy

    3rd / 4th June 2008 (ROME)

     

    1st Workshop on “SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY THROUGH LONG DURATION BALLONS”, Rome, Italy.

    21st / 25th April 2008 (SWEDEN)

    Student Training Week in ESRANGE, Kiruna, Sweden

    5th / 6th March 2008 (Holland)

    Workshop in ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, Holland.

     

     

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