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     Date Submitted:06-11-2007
     Last Modified:20-08-2017 (06:51)
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     Current job:PA and EEE parts engineering quality assurance manager
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsPA QA PA and EEE parts engineering product quality assurance manager

    Personal Profile

    Space Industry PA/QA Specialist with long experience, especially with EEE Parts. I am fully cognisant of ESA ECSS (PSS)/ESCC (SCC), and MIL, ER-MIL, MIL-PRF, NASA/GSFC specifications and systems.

    I have chaired many review boards for materials and non-conformances, and performed quality audits, both internal and external.

    I have good communication skills and can liaise at all levels, and have knowledge of French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

    Good computer skills (MS Office including creation of protected network databases in Access using VBA and SQL).
    Able to adapt to different working environments, I have worked for both large and small companies.

    Relevant Industrial Experience

    Video/Sound Editor Location: TOR-Media

    March 2016 – to date Bevaix, Switzerland

    As a video and sound editor, I edit video reports and interviews for a local television station. These reports are generally related to cultural events held locally. This has included translation of interviews to the French language for voice-overs.

    I have also prepared an internal quality related video.

    Senior Space Quality Engineer Location: Orolia Switzerland (Spectratime)

    May 2010 to April 2015 Neuchâtel, Switzerland

    Primarily responsible for the selection, procurement and tracking of suitable EEE components for the SHM segment of the ESA ACES mission. Also manageed US export licensed EEE parts.

    Prepared and controlled PADs, RFAs, RFDs, RFWs, NCRs, and liaised with customers for the PA aspects of the project. Prepared PA documents for SHM.

    Resident Microwave Hybrid Circuit Inspector Location: EADS Astrium

    Sept 2008 to March 2009 Portsmouth, UK

    Under contract from an American inspection company, I was provided independent verification of the final precap inspections of microwave hybrid circuits. These were built at the EADS Astrium hybrid manufacturing facility in Portsmouth for a Canadian customer.

    Product Assurance and EEE specialist (Consulting) Location: Carl Zeiss Optronics (ZeO)

    Nov 2005 to October 2006 Oberkochen, Germany

    ZeO had responsibilities for the James Webb Space Telescope NIRSpec Filter and Grating Wheel Assemblies, and JWST MIRI Filter, Dichroic and Grating Wheel assemblies.. I oversaw PA aspects for EEE parts, and interfaced with ESTEC, the customer, the institutes, and companies involved with the production of sub-assemblies and EGSE.

    In addition, I introduced a new member of ZeO PA staff to the ECSS requirements and the ESCC specification system required for the program. I also prepared a qualification plan for a low reflectivity chemical coating for alloys to be used at cryogenic temperatures.

    Product Assurance Manager (Consulting) Location: SRON

    Apr 2000 to Aug 2002 Utrecht, Netherlands.

    I filled a dual role within the Herschel (ESA) satellite project: PA Manager for the unit designed and produced by SRON and Parts Specialist at Consortium level for the HIFI instrument.

    As PA Manager for the Focal Plane Control Unit, I prepared PA plans for the unit to meet ESA requirements.

    On consortium level I managed and co-ordinated all HIFI instrument user parts lists, and interfaced, on behalf of the users, with the centralised procurement and ESA. I represented SRON (HIFI consortium) at Parts Control Boards and NRBs.

    Product Quality Assurance Manager (Consulting) Location: Top-Rel s.r.l

    Dec 1993 to Apr 2000 Rome, Italy.

    I managed all component related non-conformances; chaired material review boards with ESA, customer, and user participation; inspections and audits at manufacturer facilities; internal audits. I also prepared and presented training courses for inspectors and issued certificates to successful candidates. I also reviewed and updated the company Quality Manual, and was involved in initial steps towards obtaining ISO9000 certification.

    Programmes include Artemis, Rosetta (ESA), SICRAL (Italian Defence) and Cassini (JPL).

    Parts Co-ordinator (Consulting) Location: Alenia S.p.A

    1989 to 1993 Turin, Italy.

    Liaised with all subcontractors and the Procurement Agency to control and assist each to obtain a timely supply of components of the appropriate quality level. I chaired the majority of Material Review Boards related to EEE component non-conformances. Inspected and approved the electronic components and assembled hardware, particularly focusing on soldering techniques and PA/QA activities related to printed circuit boards.

    Parts Engineering Manager (Consulting) Location: Tecnologica S.A.

    1986 – 1988 Madrid, Spain.

    Invited to act as consultant to the shareholders prior to the company's registration entailing technical direction, I prepared initial proposals, assisted in the preparation of the company Quality Assurance (QA) manual, and gave guidance in development of the company structure, defining work breakdown and reporting systems for each department; worked with the Managing Director towards development of a viable company. Developed model databases for procurement and stock control; gave guidance in technical personnel requirements, and interviewed many of the staff.

    Procurement Manager (Consulting) Location: MBB GmbH.

    1984 - 1986 Munich, Germany

    Liaised with all involved design groups to: obtain and rationalise the total parts requirement for the satellite, track costs for design changes, and managed the purchasing of EEE parts.

    Component Engineer Location: Marconi Space Systems

    1982 - 1984 Portsmouth, England

    Preparated procurement specifications for hi-rel components for spacecraft. Liaised with manufacturer, design, and quality assurance groups to ensure the suitability of the component. Performed precaps and final source inspections.

    Standards Engineer Location: Westinghouse Signals

    1976 - 1982 Chippenham, England

    I was responsible for manufacturer assessments, and approval of components and materials used in the production of electronic railway signalling and control systems.

    Research Laboratory Assistant Location: Westcode Semiconductors

    1973 - 1975 Chippenham, England

    I prepared, assembled, and tested thyristor and triac diffusion samples for production and research.

    Produced artwork and photographic masks for development studies.



    Brunel University

    Studied Physics with Electronics

    Brunel Tech.

    Studied HNC Chemistry (physical, organic, and inorganic)




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    Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and Access (relational databases, VBA, and SQL)

    Adobe Creative Cloud - Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, and Photoshop.

    General interest in computing, knowledge of HTML....

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