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Professional Profile Mechanical Engineer experienced in assembly, disassembly and refurbishment of la rge and complex aerospace structures and

associated hardware composing the Solid Rocket Boosters (SRBs) of the Space Shuttle. Experienced in high risk and high visibility modifications and repairs to costly and hard-to-replace flight hardware and support equipment. Participate in deve lopment and implementation of special tooling required for repairs and modificat ions. Plan, implement, modify and oversee processes involved in assembly, disassembly, refurbishment, modification and repair of aerospace structures and associated h ardware. Work with operations teams, process improvement teams, serve as subject matter e xpert on integrated product teams, interact daily with others from various disci plines, interact with customer and vendor representatives. Mentor less experienced engineers; provide initial training to newly hired engin eers, with emphasis on reading and interpreting engineering drawings. Self-motivated, detail oriented and disciplined. Safety is of paramount importa nce in all endeavors. Can deal effectively with obstacles and manage crises as they arise. Multi-tasking is a standard mode of operation. Familiar with typical hand measuring and inspection tooling; familiar with more sophisticated tools such as optical comparator, coordinate determination system; basic familiarity with NDE methods; familiar with Geometric Dimensioning and To lerancing. Experienced with Microsoft Office, Visio and web-based applications. Served on implementation teams for PC-based work instruction system and problem reporting system. Have had basic training and familiarity with Pro-E CAD and Microsoft Pr oject software. Basic familiarity with LEAN manufacturing. Completed Reasons R oot Cause Analysis training. Familiar with ISO 900 standards. US Citizen OPM/Homeland Security-NACI Certification (National Agency Check with Inquiries) Professional Experience United Space Alliance 10/99-10/10 United Space Boosters, Inc. (United Technologies) 6/94-10/99 Refurbishment Engineer - Refurbishment Operations 6/94-10/10 Developed comprehensive procedures for handling, disassembly, refurbishment and reassembly of SRB components, to include any required special repair or modifica tion techniques. Responsible for insuring procedures were technically adequate and complied with contractual, engineering, safety, quality and configuration re porting requirements. Developed and implemented maintenance procedures to address age-related conditio ns (e.g., corrosion) encountered during refurbishment of structures and associat ed hardware. Assessed and coordinated schedule impacts resulting from one-time or recurring maintenance activities.

Supported operational work of mechanical technicians during all phases of disass embly, refurbishment, modification, repair or reassembly. Determined corrective action required to resolve problems encountered during pro cessing. Developed and implemented procedures for elimination of these difficul ties during future processing. Recommended changes to refurbishment engineering requirements. Evaluated change s for technical correctness and feasibility. Prepared estimates of labor and ma terial costs, along with schedule impacts, for proposed engineering changes. Lead Operations Engineer on special project to recover several structures from d isplay at Marshall Space Flight Center, then refurbish and upgrade the structure s for future flight use. Served as primary engineer responsible for mechanical assembly of a major segmen t of the Constellation Ares I-X test vehicle. United Space Boosters, Inc. (United Technologies) 5/82-6/94 Senior NDE Engineer - NDE Branch (Quality Department) 10/90-6/94 Assisted USBI management with converting the NDE operation from an organization staffed primarily by contract personnel to an organization staffed by permanent USBI employees and fully integrated into normal USBI operations. Provided direc tion to contractors and permanent employees on a daily basis, directed conversio n of NDE procedures to company documentation standards, participated in creating a data center for archiving NDE data to comply with contractual requirements. Participated in technical interchange meetings with NASA and USBI engineering an d management personnel to coordinate actions and facilitate communications with the various stakeholders in NDE operations. Chief - NDE Engineering - NDE Branch (Quality Department) 3/92-10/93 Promoted when the branch was further reorganized with a permanent manager and co inciding with a similar permanent structuring of the non-engineering (technician ) staff. Directed the daily activities of five degreed and certified engineers, two non-d egreed, certified NDE technicians and one data center clerk. Performed all func tions associated with supervising personnel (accountability for attendance, perf ormance reviews, promotions, etc.). Worked with the branch manager to develop branch policies and operating procedur es. Mechanical Engineer - Field Engineering (Design Engineering) 8/87-10/90 Primarily responsible for coordination of design changes between Assembly Operat ions and Design Engineering. Primary coordinator for Development Flight Instrumentation (DFI) used throughout the SRBs for the initial post-Challenger flights. Worked closely with the prim ary DFI contractor (Teledyne-Brown Engineering) to document the DFI design, as w ell as coordination, preparation and processing of numerous Engineering Orders ( EOs) required to completely and successfully implement SRB DFI. Mechanical Engineer - Assembly Operations 5/82-8/87

Developed comprehensive procedures for handling and assembly of SRB components, to include any required special assembly, repair or modification procedures. Re sponsible for insuring procedures were technically adequate and complied with co ntractual, engineering, safety, quality and configuration reporting requirements . Supported operational work of mechanical technicians during all phases of assemb ly, modification or repair. Determined corrective action required to resolve problems encountered during pro cessing. Developed and implemented procedures for elimination of these difficul ties during future processing. Recommended design changes to flight and support hardware. Evaluated changes fo r technical correctness and feasibility. Prepared estimates of labor and materi al costs, along with schedule impacts, for proposed engineering changes. Education BSME, University of South Florida, 1982