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    Personal information
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     Date Submitted:26-10-2017
     Last Modified:05-11-2017 (08:03)
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     Current job:Space Systems Engineering Graduate
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSystems Engineer, manufacture, fabrication
    CV

    Education

    Aug '15 - Dec '16    Space Systems Engineering, University of Michigan, Masters (M.E.) GPA: 3.63

    Aug '11 - May '15   Aerospace Engineering, University of Kansas, Bachelors (B.S.)        GPA: 3.49

     

    Work Experience

    May '17 - Present   Line Service Technician, Safety Committee                   Clay Lacy Aviation, WA

    Perform flight operation services for military & business aircraft/crew

    Created documents to improve company's training and scheduling processes

    Identify, report and mitigate risks as part of the risk management system

    Sep '16 - Dec '16    Graduate Student Instructor, Spacecraft Technology  University of Michigan

    Taught and evaluated work on many aspects of space systems design including     mission architecture, orbital analysis, and sub-systems (ACDS, thermal,     power, radiation and communications) for 28 students

    Apr '16 - Nov '16 Shift Manager Little Caesars, MI

    Learned quickly and showed reliability to become a manager within 1.5 months

    Jan '16 - May '16    Grader, Atmospheric & Space Sciences Instrumentation University of Michigan

    Evaluated work on aircraft/spacecraft sensors & apertures from 16 students

    Sep '15 - May '16   Lab Attendant, Machine Shop                                            University of Michigan

    Manufactured components with a lathe, mill, band saw and 3D printer

    Delegated & inventoried tools to complete projects from engineering drawings

    Apr '13 - Aug '15    Research Lab Assistant, Composite Laboratory                 University of Kansas

    Fabricated, machined & assembled composite and metallic components to    specifications & tolerance from engineering drawings & blueprints

    Developed manufacturing instructions & procedures train 6 students

     Maintained bill of materials and floor layout to improve company efficiency

     

    Engineering Experience

    Sep '15 - Dec '16    Manufacturing Sub-Team Lead Bioregenerative Life Support System (BLiSS)

    Managed team of 4 to prove the feasibility of manufacturing a transparent     greenhouse on Mars for NASA funded study

    Developed manufacturing processes to improve quality & efficiency

    Designed a test program to validate the material capabilities meet requirements

    Verified structural capability via FEM for both prototype and full scale models

    Sep '15 - May '16   Sub-Team Lead                                Venus Atmosphere Mobile Platform (VAMP)

    Led team of 5 to research and develop the pressure management system of a     Venusian airship for a Northrop Grumman sponsored project.

    Created project requirements, work breakdown structure, and schedule

    Developed a mass, volume, and risk trade study for management techniques

    Jan '15 - May '15 Systems Analyst                                     AIAA Strategic Airlift Military Transport

    Analyzed, via simulation, the stability & control characteristics of the aircraft

    Structurally analyzed the wing/fuselage joint for material sizing & selection

    Performed a weight trade study on the power plant system using existing tech.

    Jan '15 - May '15 Propulsion Design Engineer      AIAA Ultrahigh Bypass Turbofan Competition

    Researched and designed a combustor based upon state of the art technology     including diffusers, injectors, emission reduction and material selections

    Designed chevrons based upon NASA experiments with size, shape & number

    Modeled the combustor and chevrons to mesh with the rest of the team's engine

    Jan '15 - May '15    TT&C Sub Team Lead                                        CReSIS Ice Sensing Satellite Bid

    Designed communications systems & developed link budget to verify system

    Aug '13 - Jan '15     Stability & Control Lead            Small Unmanned Aerial System Winglet Study

    Analyzed stability& control characteristics to optimize winglet angle

    Fabricated composite winglet and molded onto existing wingtip for testing

    Aug '14 - Dec '14    Test Engineer                                    Strain Gauge Testing Methods Comparison

    Implemented test hardware & measured output with 3 different techniques

    Utilized finite element simulations to compare measurement techniques

    Aug '14 - Dec '14    Design Team Member                     Senior Project: Yak 54 33% Wing Redesign

    Redesigned & manufactured wings to reduce weight & increase load capacity

    Performed structural analysis, by hand, to size & characterize 5 initial designs

    Performed finite element analysis on 2 design choices to validate load capacity

     

    Significant Coursework

    Spacecraft Systems

    Space Systems Design

    Spacecraft Technology

    Space Policy & Management

    Spacecraft Design Management         

    Aerospace Systems Design

    Aerospace Instrumentation Lab

    Aerospace Computer Graphics

    Aerospace Materials & Processes

    Aerospace Structures I & II                 

    Propulsion System Design I & II

    Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion

    Reciprocating Propulsion System

    Rocket Propulsion

    Combustion Processes

     

    Skills

            Project Management             5 yrs

            Planning and Organizing      5 yrs

            Technical Instruction            3 yrs

            Recruitment & Outreach      3 yrs

            Risk Analysis & Mitigation 2 yrs

            Machining to specifications 6 yrs              

            Understanding GD&T           3 yrs

            Composite Fabrication      2.5 yrs

            Bonding & assembly         2.5 yrs

            Tooling                                    2 yrs

            Quality Assurance                 2 yrs

            Matlab                                     5 yrs

            C++                                         < 1yr

            Python                                    < 1yr

            Siemens NX                            4 yrs

            Solidworks                             < 1yr

            Revit CAD                             < 1yr

            AAA                                        3 yrs

            Patran & Nastran                   3 yrs

            Satellite Tools Kit (STK)      2 yrs

            LabView                                 <1 yr

            Microsoft Office                    7 yrs

            Dreamweaver                        < 1yr

            JANIS                                     < 1yr

     

    Groups

    AIAA Member                          Current

    Students for the Exploration &  

         Development of Space        5 years

    KU Fencing                                2 years

    KU Crew                                       1 year

     

    Publications

    "Effects of Winglets on Small Unmanned Aerial Systems" AIAA Modeling and Simulation Conference, SciTech 2015

     

    References

    Nilton Renno:        Employer/Advisor

    nrenno(at)umich.edu

    Jayce Erwin:         Employer/Personal

    jayceerwin09(at)gmail.com

    Toby Donjakowski:              Employer

    tdona(at)umich.edu


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