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Quality Assurance Project Manager

Location:
La Plata, MD
Posted:
August 07, 2012

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UNIFORM PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Of

Patrick A. Burns

Contact Info:

Home: 240-***-****

Cell: 301-***-****

E-mail: ab8n4q@r.postjobfree.com

Most Recent Position/Assignment: Management, Program Project Process Analyst /Contract Management & Quality

Assurance

Capabilities, Skills, Certifications:

1995-2010 Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division.

(Mr. Burns sustained multiple positions thru multiple contractors to include, Research Planning Incorporated, BTG, Titan,

L-Com and Engility).

Attended college trained Microsoft Office suite of products (College of southern Maryland). Utilized Microsoft

Office, Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, Access, Project and Outlook.

Position/Assignment: (Management, Program Project Process Analyst).

• Represented the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (EODTD) as a Team member of the

Naval Surface Warfare Centers combined Customer Satisfaction Measurement Team (WCCSMT) and the

Management Information System (WCMIS) team. The (WCMIS) team provided suggested methods to Warfare

Centers Headquarters as to fund acceptance and workload assignment processes. Additional supported the

(EODTD) Business Office in process improvements and project management controls.

• Employed Lean Six Sigma methodologies. Mr. Burns is Naval Surface Warfare Center Green Belt Certified.

• Developed a (EODTD) wide program, project reporting process to then em ploy Earned Value Management

methodologies to manage and then brief Command leadership as to status of Programs and Projects.

Position/Assignment: (Program, Project Manager).

Managed projects aligned with explosive detection equipment.

• Mr. Burns employed “Department of Defense 5000” Defense Acquisition System guidelines to include Life Cycle

pre system acquisition, system acquisition and sustainment.

• Developed test sets to then test explosive detection equipment, canines and bees.

• Provided results of testing in report format that included technical descriptive data.

• Knowledgeable of numerous high energy explosives.

Tested:

• Large vehicle x-rays to include back scatter.

• Trace detectors to include laser ion mobility spectroscopy.

• Canines.

• Bees.

Position/Assignment: (Quality Assurance Specialist).

Mr. Burns was assigned to the (EODTD) “In Service Engineering Department” reestablishing a certified mechanical

inspection laboratory. Mr. Burns also provided Quality Assurance and Configuration Management expertise.

• Provided expert knowledge of MIL-Q-9858, MIL-I-45208, ISO 9000, NATO, and ANSI Quality Standards.

• Provided Configuration Management expertise’s employing the guidelines of the “Department of Defense

I nstruction 5000 “, performed and reported on system Physical Configuration Audits to include systems

overall workmanship and operational capabilities.

• Knowledge base includes the calibration and operation of all mechanical inspection equipment and hand held

tools. ( surface plates / height gages and sine plates, gage blocks, coordinate measuring machines, comparators,

hardness testers, micrometers, plug gages, ring gages, etc.).

• Performed electronic testing of Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) equipment to include sonars to then report

operational or rework requirements. (Test equipment operation included. power supplies, signal generators,

oscilloscopes, etc.).

• Performed Magnetic Effects testing on (EOD) materials, parts and systems.

• Conducted daily interface with Defense Contract Management Area Office (DCMAO representatives.

1995-2005 Isoquantics Inc. (A National Security Agency support company). (Concurrent with Naval Explosive Ordnance

Disposal Technology Division).

Position/Assignment: (President).

• As President of an engineering and manufacturing company providing signal processing equipment to the

National Security Agency. Mr. Burns managed all operations from electronic design, parts & material procurement,

fabrication, integration and testing. Isoquantics Inc. employed 35 full and part time employees. Mr. Burns

successfully captured multi-year back to back time and material contracts and multiple firm fixed priced contracts

with the National Security Agency. Also maintained a continued company workload capturing contracts and

purchase orders from private industry.

• Equipment provided to customers included:

o Through hole and surface mount printed circuit boards.

o Chassis assemblies.

o Cable assemblies to include fiber optics.

o Multifunctional equipment that utilized electronic controls, pneumatic and hydraulic operations.

1994 - 1995 Scientific and Commercial Systems Corporation. (Engineering and manufacturer of electronic equipment).

Position/Assignment: (Assistant Division Director).

Capabilities, Skills, Certifications:

• Managed all operations from development of proposals, contract award to shipment of equipment to customers.

(Electronic design, engineering, procurement, manufacturing, assembly, inspection, test and packaging for

shipment).

• Implemented and maintained a quality control program that met the requirements of MIL-Q-9858.

• Acquired knowledge of Optoelectronic components and their interface to digital circuitry.

1983 - 1994 - Belcon Engineering, Inc. (A National Security Agency support company).

Position/Assignment: (Director, Quality Control).

Capabilities, Skills, Certifications:

• Implemented and maintained a quality control program that met the requirements of MIL-Q-9858.

• Inspected and tested all electronic signal processing equipment prior to National Security Agency acceptance.

• Signal processing equipment inspected and tested included multiplexers, de-multiplexers and recording

equipment utilizing Multi bus I and Vme design.

• Knowledge spans numerous radio frequencies to include AM FM modulation, Frequency Shift Keying, Phase Shift

Key, Binary Phase Shift Key, Quaternary Phase Shift Key, etc.

• Test equipment utilized:

o power supplies

o signal generators

o multi-channel oscilloscopes

o frequency analyzers

o Error rate testers

o Recording devices

o Etc.

1978-1983-Sperry Corporation (Engineering design and manufacturer of Aircraft Simulators).

Some examples, CH-53, B-52, EA6B.

Position/Assignment: (Director, Quality Assurance).

Capabilities, Skills, Certifications:

• Implemented and maintaining a Quality Program that satisfied the requirements of MIL-Q-9858.

• Assured adequate quality throughout all aspects of contract performance from design to shipping, including on-

site installation of aircraft simulators.

• Supervised a staff of twenty Quality Assurance personnel.

• Knowledge spans complete aircraft simulator systems to include multi point motion, hydraulics, electrical /

electronic, pneumatics, mechanical, (sheet metal and machined parts), etc.

1974-1978- Norlin Communication, Inc., and Control Data Corporation.

Position/Assignment: (Various Quality Control and inspection responsibilities).

Capabilities, Skills, Certifications:

• Managed incoming inspection laboratory.

• Performed in process and final inspection of:

o Machined parts.

o Electronic assemblies.

1972-1974- EMR-Aerospace Sciences (Engineering design and manufacturer of NASA / GSFC scientific satellites)

(Explorers 49 and 50, “Interplanetary Monitoring Platforms”)

Position/Assignment: (Quality Control Inspector. Subbed as mechanical/electrical technician).

Capabilities, Skills, Certifications:

• Performed satellite inspections from surface plate layout to gantry ready for launch.

• Knowledgeable of the following laboratories and their supporting test equipment, tools, equipment, spacecraft

materials and parts:

o Clean room facilities and operations.

o Radio frequency controlled environments. (Shield rooms) (Anechoic chambers).

o Weight and measurers from mixture of manufacturing compounds to complete satellite weight & measure

validations).

o Vibration cells.

o Magnetic chambers.

o Environmental chambers.

o Satellite control testing chambers.

1971-1972- The Boeing Company (Aircraft Manufacturer SST and 747)

Position/Assignment: (Flight Line Inspector).

Capabilities, Skills, Certifications:

• Performed formal 747 inspections prior to FAA acceptance.

o General knowledge in all aircraft systems.

Education and Training:

• Mount Pleasant High School, Mount Pleasant, PA (1959-1963)

• U.S. Air Force, (B-52 & KC-135 Crew Chief), Aircraft Mechanic, jet over-two engines (1963-1967) (Vietnam

Service Medal 1965, 66, 67)

• Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, West, Mifflin, PA (1968)

• Approximately 20 credit hours in Mechanical Engineering course.

Ratings:

• Federal Aviation Administration Licensed Airframe & Powerplant Aircraft Mechanic. (Certification # 2070972).

• Mid-level rating Quality Assurance Specialist (CSC).

• Naval Surface Warfare Center Green Belt Certified.

Security Clearance:

Top Secret/SCI (current status is TS)

Qualifications Summary:

Mr. Burns was the founder and organized an electronics company that supported the intelligence community for 10 years

in Quick Reaction design, fabrication, assembly and test of electronic equipment specializing in signal processing.

Mr. Burns has 15 years’ experience at Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (EODTD). Mr. Burns is a

member of the Command Business Office supporting development of Business Processes employing Six Sigma

methodologies. The support encompasses the improvement of existing business processes; the development and

establishment of new processes; the identification and collection of metrics that provide the capability for performing

analytical surveys, project reviews, and follow-up corrective action. Mr. Burns prepares business management

documentation, briefs, and reports.

• Mr. Burns was influential in the transition of the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (EODTD)

from a non-Warfare Center under (General Fund) criteria to Warfare Center (Working Capital Fund) criteria. Mr.

Burns as a member of the Naval Surface Warfare Centers Management Information System (WCMIS) team

aligned (EODTD) with the other Warfare Centers to than meet the requirements of the Naval Surface Warfare

Centers Work Acceptance & Assignment Process. Focus was on the Workload Assignment Web (WAW) and

Workload Planning Module (WPM). Mr. Burns developed (EODTD) internal processes that provided the data to

populate WAW/WPM. WAW provides the Naval Surface Warfare Centers with Technical Capability & Health

Assessment data.

• Mr. Burns as a member of the Naval Surface Warfare Centers Customer Satisfaction Measurement Team

(WCCSMT) aligned (EODTD) with the other Warfare Centers to then meet the requirements of the Surface

Warfare Centers Customer Satisfaction Survey. Mr. Burns developed internal processes to define and validate a

(EODTD) Customers List, track survey results, provide metrics and follow-up corrective action identified with

dissatisfied Customers.

Mr. Burns supported the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division as a project manager for the Explosive

Detection Equipment (EDE) Program; “Explosive Trace Detection.” He effectively assumed the responsibility of test

director and executed test plans for three hand-held and five desk-top trace detectors to include development testing of

advanced technology laser ion mobility spectroscopy equipment. Additionally, Mr. Burns supported the larger program by

supporting other EDE Program demonstrations and testing to include five multi-million dollar x-ray vehicle-imaging units,

acoustical devices, TSA (FAA) mailroom x-ray and other anti-terrorism force protection support technologies. Mr. Burns

worked within the test team and accepted responsibilities that attended to the procurement, fabrication and control of test

articles to include large quantities of High Explosives.

Mr. Bums’ experience spans a wide variety of technology industries, including management. His quality-related

experience spans more than thirty years, and ranges from Incoming Inspection Supervisor to Director of Quality

Assurance. He maintains an impressive practical knowledge of MIL-Q-9858, MIL-I-45208, ISO 9000, NATO, and ANSI

Quality Standards.

Mr. Burns previously provided Quality Assurance expertise in support of the Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal

Technology Division, including Swimmer Weapons Systems and field / fleet repair. He is also qualified in the techniques of

Configuration Management of complex systems. Mr. Burns conducted daily interaction with the quality representatives of

the Defense Contract Management Area Office (DCMAO Baltimore) and the four military services, regarding such issues

as contract and specification requirements and formal quality audits.

Pertinent Cumulative Experience:

1994 – 1995 Scientific and Commercial Systems Corporation. Assistant Division Director. Served as Program

Manager and implemented and maintained a quality control program for the company's electronic assembly

operations.

1983 - 1994 - Belcon Engineering, Inc. Director, Quality Control. Initiated, planned, and maintained a Quality

Control Inspection Program. Was also responsible for contract specification compliance, which included in-depth

electronic testing of state of the art signal processing equipment for the Department of Defense.

1978-1983-Sperry Corporation (Director, Quality Assurance) Mr. Bums was responsible for implementing and

maintaining a Quality Program that satisfies the requirements of MIL-Q-9858. Interfacing with other department

heads and customers to assure adequate quality throughout all aspects of contract performance from design to

shipping, including on-site installation of aircraft simulators.

1974-1978- Various Quality Control and inspection responsibilities with Norlin Communication, Inc., and Control

Data Corporation

1972-1974- EMR-Aerospace Sciences, Mr. Bums performed fabrication and mechanical pre-inspection on two

NASA / GSFC scientific satellites. In addition to fabricating the spacecraft from engineering drawings, performed

in-process inspection on the structural parts. During the integration, test and launch phases, he successfully

interpreted and utilized NASA procedures and specifications to perform mechanical inspection on flight

experiments and instruments prior to final installation into the spacecraft. In conjunction with the aforementioned,

he assisted in the calibration of mechanical tools. He was familiar with clean room and safety requirements as

they pertain to thermal vacuum chambers, thermal surfaces, vibration cells, magnetic facilities, and RFI facilities.

Also during his performance at EMR, he successfully planned and fabricated NASA flight and non-flight

assemblies working with many spacecraft materials. He also filled in as an electronic technician during electronic

spacecraft testing and worked with ordnance and ordnance handling procedures.

1971-1972- The Boeing Company Aircraft Mechanic

Mr. Bums was assigned flight line responsibilities and performed electrical assembly and formal inspection on the

747 aircraft prior to Federal Aviation Inspectors and applicable Boeing customer inspector's acceptance of aircraft

for shipment.

Education and Training:

• Mount Pleasant High School, Mount Pleasant, PA (1959-1963)

• U.S. Air Force, (B-52 & KC-135 Crew Chief), Aircraft Mechanic, jet over-two engines (1963-1967) (Vietnam

Service Medal 1965, 66, 67)

• Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, West, Mifflin, PA (1968)

• Approximately 20 credit hours in Mechanical Engineering course.

Ratings:

• Federal Aviation Administration Licensed Airframe & Powerplant Aircraft Mechanic. (Certification # 2070972).

• Mid-level rating Quality Assurance Specialist (CSC).

• Naval Surface Warfare Center Green Belt Certified.

Security Clearance:

Top Secret/SCI (current status is TS)



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