From 06/2013 To Present
Beeline Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL (PW/Sikorsky plant)
Position: Mech Design Engineer
Design lead for liquid rocket engine components to provide internal and external customers with agreed to products and services performed to Engineering Standard Work (ESW) within an IPT environment, working closely with Aerothermal, Structures, Perfomance Systems, Manufacturing, Engine Assembly, and customers
Provide input and feedback to create/improve ESW.
Provide timely support for closure of technical issues/ investigations associated with production and development engines (hardware nonconformances, test anomalies, component failures).
· Redesign of RL10 Turbine Rotor and Stators to eliminate complex brazed assemblies (01/2013-08/2014, began task under PWR).
· Design for low cost Carbon-Carbon Nozzle Extension (currently).
· Cause and corrective action for Turbopump Shaft cracking (07/2013-08/2013) and Inducer unseating (07/2014).
Pratt & Whitney
From 05/1989 To 06/2013
Beeline Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL
Position: Mech Design Engineer
Same as position above (AR West Palm Beach was formerly Pratt & Whitney Space Propulsion). Manager: Kent Longenecker (currently manager for HSE South).
Tasks (w/PW references on most recent gas turbine tasks):
· FT4000 Mid-Turbine Transition Ducts Design Jan 2012-Dec2012 (Tony Cherolis, Jason Liles, Kevin White, Bill Doehnert)
· NGPF MRJ/BA Mid-Turbine Vane/Supporting Structure Jan 2010-Oct 2011 (Dave Feindel, Jorge Farah, Jim Allore, Jonathan Burt) 2012 Finalist Team for the PW Leadership Awards.
· NGPF BA HPT Case Design Jan 2009-March 2010 (Jason Arnold, Pat Patel, Jim Chrisikos)
· RS68 and J-2X Turbopump Interpropellant Seals and Turbine Case Flange redesign Mid 2006-2008
· RD180 Turbine Stator Co-Production Mid 2004 – mid 2006 (PW engineering documentation and dwgs for Russian Turbopump)
· F135 CTOL E-Flap Re-Design May 2003- Jan 2004
· COBRA Turbopump design, (adapting SSME pumps to single preburner for 2nd Gen reusable shuttle-type engine) 2001-2002
· Space Shuttle Main Engine Turbopump component design (Impellers, Turbine Ducts, Static and Dynamic Seals) development through certification and into production Mid 1989-2004
Skills: Proficient in UG NX, Teamcenter, ANSYS Workbench and PW systems/tools
Achieved grade level 48 (L5) in 9 years (the highest level attainable for non-managers, declining to move on to management).
Received 7 Eagle or Special Awards from PW plus additional Special Award for RL10 Turbine redesign under Aerojet Rocketdyne (though still on official PW awards form).
I was made a PW Mechanical Design Career Coach in 2003 (East Hartford initiative).
University of Wisconsin
Course of study: Mechanical Engineering
Graduation date: 12/1989
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