CV: Satellite Operator


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 Date Submitted:01-03-2012
 Last Modified:01-03-2012 (06:50)
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 Current job:Satellite Operator
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Space Tourism
 KeywordsInstructional System Development Quality Assurance Inspections Ground System Operator Satellite System Operator Manager Instructor Technical Writer Veteran Security Clearance

OBJECTIVE:  I am seeking a position with a company, working in space field, while continuing my formal education in Electrical and Computer Engineering.


Eight years of technical and managerial experience in space system operations/quality control.

Conducted analysis of manpower and technical capabilities for future spacecraft programs during design and implementation.

Conducted assessments of programs and personnel in multiple spacecraft operations centers including geographically separated locations.

Managed manpower and technical issues for current spacecraft programs.

Extensive technical writing experience.

Well versed in orbital theory and space operating environment.

Extensive experience in launch and early orbit, command & control, ground system, and space surveillance operations.

Competent with AGI Satellite Tool Kit, Linux, and Microsoft productivity programs.

Managed and supervised junior spacecraft operations and inspection/quality assurance personnel.

Secret security clearance.




Management and Supervision

Responsible for standardization of policies and procedures spanning eight space operations centers exercising control over 1,300 personnel and $46B in assets.

Led initial operational inspections on new space systems, assed quality and functionality of equipment and manpower programs.

Led tactics flight; responsible for innovation in the application of space and ground based mission systems, procedures, and operations.

Conducted assessments of individual personnel and teams of personnel.

Interface between engineering personnel and management for program assessment.

Established and executed training program for 100 member spacecraft operations unit.

Directed mission operations, emergency procedures, operations center safety, and operations center security.


Authored a wide range of technical writing products including; operations manuals, technical orders, training manuals and products, and program assessments for upper management.

Performed troubleshooting of ground system data links and ensured connectivity to spacecraft operations center/global end users.

Performed real time troubleshooting of on orbit spacecraft mission system.

Conducted spacecraft operations including state of health, launch and early orbit, and maneuvers for constellations ranging from near earth to deep space.

Coordinated and scheduled spacecraft contacts for 24hr/day operations center.

Generated time, elevation, azimuth, ranging, and range rate (TEARR) reports form orbital element sets to determine site look angles.

Detected, tracked, and identified over 22,000 unique on orbit objects for space safety and situational awareness.

Operated missile warning, GPS, space weather, and space based space surveillance programs as well as the largest ground based space surveillance radar in the world.


Lead Tactician, U.S. Air Force, Eglin AFB, FL                                                                                2009 – 2011

Operations Compliance/Analysis, U.S. Air Force, Schriever AFB, CO                                     2006 – 2009

Operations Evaluations, U.S. Air Force, Schriever AFB, CO                                                       2006 – 2007

Spacecraft System Instructor, U.S. Air Force, Schriever AFB, CO                                     2004 – 2006

Ground System Instructor, U.S. Air Force, Schriever AFB, CO                                                       2004 – 2006

Satellite/Ground System Operator, U.S. Air Force, Various locations                                       2003 – 2009

Mission Planner, U.S. Air Force, Schriever AFB, CO                                                                2003 – 2006


Enrolled North West Florida State College

            Industrial Systems Management, A.S.                                        Complete in April          2012

            General Education, A.A.                                                 Complete in Aug  2012  

Active Space Surveillance Operations, Vandenberg AFB, CA                                                                 2009

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey Signature Course                                               2008

Managerial Communications I, Peterson AFB, CO                                                                         2007

Leadership/Management, Peterson AFB, CO                                                                         2007

Instructional System Development, Peterson AFB, CO                                                                        2005

The Four Lenses, Shipley Communications                                                                                        2005

System Troubleshooting, Vandenberg AFB, CA                                                                        2003

Satellite Systems Operations, Vandenberg AFB, CA                                                                        2003

Satellite Ground System Operations, Vandenberg AFB, CA                                                               2003

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