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     Date Submitted:08-02-2018
     Last Modified:08-02-2018 (12:16)
    Job information
     Current job:Propulsion Engineer Senior Staff
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSystems Engineering, Satellite Systems Architect, Propulsion systems architect

    Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

    Jan 2017 – present

    Electric Propulsion Systems Architect – Commercial Space (Denver, Colorado)

    Developing electric propulsion system architecture for both large and small all-electric commercial communications spacecraft bus designs for new business proposals, including GEO and LEO missions. Identifying and leading internal Research & Development (R&D) and electric propulsion architectures in alignment with corporate strategy and technical roadmaps.Led evaluation of selection of international and domestic supply chain base for propulsion hardware.

    Sept 2015 – Jan 2017

    Mechanical Systems Integration Lead – GOES-R Program (Denver, Colorado)

    Led all Mechanical Assembly, Integration, and Test operations on the GOES-R spacecraft for program Systems Engineering team. Led development and successful execution of significant remove and replace activity for seven electrical boxes from a fully integrated satellite. Provided mechanical systems engineering leadership for procedure development and execution for multiple satellite appendage deployments.

    Sept 2009 – Sept 2015

    Orion Launch Abort System and Service Module Propulsion Manager – Orion Program (Denver, Colorado)

    Responsible for the successful integration and test of the Pad Abort Orion Launch Abort System (LAS) Attitude Control Motor (ACM), utilizing a state of the art controllable solid rocket propulsion technology. Provided technical leadership for the management of $300M total subcontract value. Led affordability initiative for LAS Propulsion identifying and implementing over $10M in program savings. Served as the technical liaison with the Airbus (Bremen, Germany) propulsion team designing the Orion Service Module and the Lockheed Martin team for the Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle.

    Aug 2003 – Sept 2009

    Propulsion Subsystem Lead – Advanced EHF (Sunnyvale, California)

    Responsible for leading the successful integration and test of the AEHF military communications satellite propulsion subsystem, including both chemical and Xenon electric propulsion technology. Extensive experience with subcontractor management and contract negotiations. Supported integration and test, launch, and mission operations for SV-1 and SV-2, including the mission recovery team during SV-1 transfer orbit operations utilizing Hall Thrusters to achieve final orbit.

    Nov 2002 – Aug 2003

    Mechanical Engineer – Fleet Ballistic Missile Program (Sunnyvale, California)

    Supported control system component re-qualification testing during missile life extension program.

    Stirling Energy Systems

    May 2000 – Nov 2002

    Mechanical Engineer (Huntington Beach, California) Developed dish Stirling solar-thermal technology system under Department of Energy contract, including field deployment and system installation in Las Vegas, NV and Pretoria, South Africa.


    June 2007 M.S. in Mechanical Engineering – Stanford University

    April 2000 B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    April 2000 B.A. in Management Engineering – Claremont McKenna College


    2015 Lockheed Martin NOVA Teamwork Award: Awarded by Lockheed Martin Corp for successful Orion Exploration Flight Test – 1.

    2014 NASA Silver Snoopy Award: Awarded by the NASA astronaut crew office for leadership of the successful HT-9 hot fire test of the Orion solid rocket attitude control motor valve.

    2013 LMSSC Team Extraordinary Engineering Award :Awarded for work on Advanced EHF Hall Thruster Way Ahead Team.


    DeGrys, K., Welander, B., Dimicco, J., Wenzel, S., Kay, B., Khayms, V., Paisley, J., “4.5kW Hall Thruster System Qualification Status”, 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, AIAA-2005-3682, July 10, 2005.

    Mathers, A., de Grys, K. and Paisley, J., “Performance Variation in BPT-4000 Hall Thrusters, IEPC-2009-144, 31st International Electric Propulsion Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, Sept. 20-24, 2009.

    Additional Qualifications

    Native English Speaker; actively learning French

    Leadership experience as subsystem technical manager

    Graduate of the Lockheed Martin Executive Development and Growth Enhancement (EDGE) program

    Regular user of Windows and Mac OS, all Microsoft Office products

    Experience with Matlab and Fortran programming

    Extracurricular Activities include Skiing, Snowboarding, Basketball, World Travel

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