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Manager Engineer

Simpsonville, South Carolina, 29681, United States
March 20, 2011
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Simpsonville, SC 29681

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Obtain a management position within an organization known for technical excellence and industry leadership. This role should capitalize on my skill set of quality, program/project management, engineering, manufacturing and business acumen.

At Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, I currently provide these diversified skills to complex technical program/projects, manage budgets and schedules and provide analysis and continuous improvement. I provide leadership oversight to ensure all aspects of government contract requirements are satisfied.

I have extensive experience coordinating a cross-functional workforce, both technical and non-technical, in complex, schedule driven environments.


25+ years experience in technical project/group management, trained in leadership competencies, Lean Six-Sigma, and Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) Create Statements of Work (SOW) and government Proposal Development and execution Establish Work/Schedule Breakdown Structures (WBS) and Integrated Master Schedules/Plans (IMS/IMP) Able to effectively communicate at all levels within an organization Exceptional internal/external customer relations Trained in Root Cause Analysis (RCA) methodologies in support of ‘continuous improvement’ philosophy while executing business plan Self-starter who can take on projects/programs with minimal consultation Experienced PC user familiar with Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CADAM) operations involving mechanical, electrical and manufacturing interfaces ISO-9000/AS9100 trained auditor and develop Quality Plans Extensive knowledge of manufacturing processes involving automated machines, large structural assemblies and detail part fabrication Background in coatings technology “flame spray” applications used in the manufacturing process of aircraft jet engines and marine products Knowledge of manufacturing product technology for production reliability, product packaging, Non Destructive Testing/Inspection and environmental conditions Experienced with ERP systems such as SAP


Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Engineering Manager – Quality & Mission Success (Q&MS)

May ’07 to Present

Provide leadership over Q&MS organization in an AS9110 environment to ensure program/project objectives are satisfied

Manage department labor and equipment budgets

Provide manpower to programs requiring Quality Control inspectors and Non-Destructive Test/Inspection (NDT/NDI)

Provide continuous process improvement certified through company Lean-Six Sigma training

Support business development with proposal activity and estimates

Support Production Operations and Program Management with quality and trend data to take corrective action as required

Support corrective action teams with root cause analysis evaluations and provide sustainable solutions

Gulfstream Aerospace, Senior Project Engineer – Aircraft Engineering

Savannah, GA, December ’06 to May ‘07

Senior Project Engineer supporting design and product improvements on multiple aircraft product lines

Provide manpower requirements for engineering skill sets, project design WBS schedule and budget requirements

Develop technical SOW’s and system description documents

Manage engineering projects through EVMS

Support marketing with engineering concepts and solutions

Support Programs with technical briefings and business case studies

Coordinator for aircraft testing and in-service problem resolution

Lockheed Martin, Program/ Engineering Manager – Aircraft Engineering

Greenville, SC, May ’03 to December ‘06

Engineering Manager providing both design and liaison support to numerous government programs

Provide oversight to engineering programs/projects and ensure technical processes and government contract requirements are satisfied. Experienced with contract value that varied from $400K to $100M that involved up to 80 engineering employees

Establish engineering project WBS and technical schedules

Reports directly to Director level and provides correction action where required

Provide Business Development plans aligned with corporation goals

Enhance program management effectiveness with organizational structure recommendations and creation of Integrated Product Teams (IPTs)

Control and manage Supply Chain requirements with technical SOW development and contract deliverables

Support operational requirements with advancement in manufacturing technology and total communication of build plans

Hold a position on Configuration Control Board (CCB)

Work closely with DER(s) and FAA certification managers

Develop and execute Acceptance Test criteria/plans involved with aircraft systems and product development

Review of engineering activities pertaining to three dimensional models and designs, manufacturing needs and contract deliverables

Lockheed Martin, Program Manager – Transport Aircraft

Greenville, SC, May ’01 to May ‘03

Manage and provide leadership support of government contracts with a 90-employee team ensuring maintenance and avionics modification of weapon systems were carried out

Coordinate all Supply Chain items and establishment of consignments

Single point of contact with customer

Conducted managerial duties such as employee recruitment, selection and training, quarterly performance reviews, tasking, and incentive/disciplinary actions

Processed over 90 aircraft through work cells with combined contract value of $50M

Translation of contract requirements, program plans, technical data specifications into cost effective and successful production processes

Responsible for program execution and assuring quality procedure compliance in an ISO 9001 environment

Direct report to VP/GM and provide weekly status, cost and schedule position and corrective action plans

Lockheed Martin, Project Engineer

Greenville, SC, Mar ’98 to May ‘01

Leadership of government aircraft engineering design teams involved with modification

Support program management plans with necessary resources and provide cost and schedule data through EVMS

Work with program and design team members to adhere to all contract requirements

Report to Director level of all program status and manpower needs

Single technical point of contact with customer

Develop SOW(s), Specifications and Interface Control Document(s) for technical designs

Raytheon Systems (formerly Chrysler Tech Airborne Systems) Engineering Lead/Supervisor

Waco, TX, Nov ’89 to Mar ‘98

Leadership of government aircraft engineering design team involved with aircraft modification designs using AUTOCAD, Pro-E and some UNIGRAPHICS interfaces

Developed work specifications and technical item descriptions for procurement items

Supported extensive proposal preparation and estimating effort

Had direct contact with customer technical office and supported design development meetings

Worked on contracts with combined value of $400M

Direct report to Program Manager as Cost Account Manager CAM with weekly status, budget analysis and corrective action plans

Grumman Aircraft Co., Manufacturing Engineer

Bethpage, NY, Nov ‘84 to Nov ‘89

Provide manufacturing tooling packages in support of production development of ship-based aircraft

Provide “should cost” analysis for parts in manufacturing flow

Report to Operations group head of design status and cost savings initiatives using CADAM and CATIA design tools

Coordinate with other engineering departments, planning, and shops for the execution of large part production run.

Designed and tested ground support equipment for land and sea applications


A.A.S in Mechanical Engineering. SUNY Farmingdale, Farmingdale, NY June 1979

BS in Business Management. SUNY Old Westbury, Westbury, NY June 1985

UCLA Short Course in Aircraft Sizing and Stress. Waco, TX. 1993

Management Strategies Program I/II. Carnegie-Mellon University, PA. 2003-2004