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Propulsion Systems Engineer with Test Engineering experience

Long Beach, California, United States
November 29, 2017

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Quinn Monsen

**** * *** ** #* Long Beach, CA **802 (562) 279–4531


Solution oriented professional with 20+ years of propulsion experience on Boeing Spacecraft, with a successful track record of improving operational workflows while generating fierce loyalty within work environments. Experiences encompass whole life of spacecraft build and design; delivering GPS IIF propulsion subsystems on time and under budget, successfully testing spacecraft and loading propellant in a fast paced launch site environment, and supporting satellite programs though on-station handover to customer and beyond. Successfully completed transfer orbit missions for 50+ spacecraft, while providing resolution assistance to on-orbit customers by performing critical end of life analysis and anomaly investigation.


Boeing El Segundo, CA

Propulsion System Engineer / Propulsion Mission Operations Specialist 1996 –2017

• Provided extensive customer support as department problem solver; assisted & tutored engineers in development of new products

• Lead propulsion customer support interface, providing critical investigation and technical recommendations to customers

• Collaborated with teams to ensure successful operation of the spacecraft propulsion subsystem while utilizing modeling tools

• Classified program support from initial design through end of life; prepared and presented VCRM, PDR, CDR, TRR packages

Boeing El Segundo, CA Lead Propulsion Test Engineer 2016 – 2017

• Ensured satellite welfare during performance of propulsion testing and hazardous propellant loading on various spacecraft

• Managed propulsion resources and coordinated personnel to ensure success while overseeing schedule demands at varied locations

• Continuously monitored test documentation and eliminated test redundancy while maintaining quality and adhering to requirements

• Rapidly resolved testing issues and closely interacted with customers, program, and management to ensure all concerns were resolved

Boeing El Segundo CA

Propulsion Integrated Product Team Lead 2012 –2015

• Accountable for timely manufacture, test, and propulsion subsystem delivery of four GPS IIF spacecraft

• Performed in-depth schedule coordination and rapid deployment of test resources in order to ensure proper flow of information

• Persistently found schedule savings by interfacing with the supplier & Supplier Management to facilitate hardware delivery

• Coordinated work flow and maintain a smooth delivery of the GPS propulsion subsystems into the factory

• Slashed roadblocks by interfacing with government customers, customer representatives, and program management


Purdue University; West Lafayette, Indiana

Master of Science: Aeronautics and Astronautics

University of Arizona; Tucson, Arizona

Bachelors of Science: Aerospace Engineering


Core Competencies: Customer Service, Propulsion Subsystems, Anomaly Resolution, Propellant Handling Operations, Team Training

Qualifications: Propulsion Systems Analysis, Propulsion Modeling, Propellant Loading, Test Procedure Creation, Fluid Mechanics,

Subsystem and Acceptance Testing, Data Analysis And Trending Of Spacecraft Telemetry, Satellite End Of Life Modeling

Technical Skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) Macros and Visuals, MATLAB, FORTRAN, Labview

Certifications: SCAPE Certified, Spacecraft “Person in Charge” (PIC) Certified,

Clearance: Current SSBI

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