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Engineer Engineering

El Paso, Texas, United States
August 24, 2018

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Ariana Guerrero


MISSION: To seek new opportunities and continue to contribute to the engineering field.


The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (May 2008)


RG Water Systems – El Paso, TX

Sales and Service Engineer, October 2014 – Present

Manage sales and service efforts for commercial and residential clients. Conduct routine reverse osmosis system services and water softener system services for residential and commercial customers in the El Paso / Las Cruces region. Weekly communication and in-person meetings with clients to maintain superior service Maintain on-call service to meet client demands.

Jacobs Technology – NASA Johnson Space Center, Las Cruces, NM

Project Lead and Qualifying engineer, February 2012 – January 2014

Qualified the Fine Water Mist Fire Extinguisher to Class I/Flight Hardware. Managed the financial and schedule aspect of the project and worked closely with test team to meet strict deadlines and flight requirements. Conducted tests to certify the vacuum chamber (pizza oven) for flight hardware testing. Managed the financial and day to day operations of testing and would report updates on specific milestones and financial reporting.

Established and developed procedure and requirements for NASA Standard 6001 as well as nondestructive tests per ASTM guidelines. Managed cost estimates and provided technical assistance to customers. Worked closely with the client to meet their expectations. Received, coordinated, prepared special test plans, reported and completed standard testing on flight hardware, components and materials that will be flown on NASA manned missions. Inspected and conducted leak checks on life support equipment and other oxygen components. Performed acceptance testing on various flight hardware and communicated with the test teams and the customers to ensure the success of the testing. Helped certify pressure vessel systems to ensure the safe testing on various projects. Experience in design, development, test, & evaluation of oxygen facility systems in high pressure and/or high flow applications.

Test Engineering/ Test Conductor, Component Test Facility PRCS/VRCS Thruster, May 2008 – September 2011

Managed engineering initiatives related to flight hardware test planning, flight hardware processing, preparation, documentation of data, execution, and evaluation. Conduct disassembly, reassembly, failure analysis, repair, and acceptance testing of Orbiter Primary and Vernier Reaction Control Systems. Maintained and generated the documentation to provide the traceability required to maintain Flight Hardware status such as an Acceptance Data Pack. Performed facility maintenance tasks such as pressure vessel system certification and component calibration. Managed the Contamination Detection Kit which required assembly of ammonia detection tubes. Qualifications testing was performed and were sent up to the International Space Station. Managed the last Fleet Lead Thruster Repair; conducted repairs for the use of in house test systems.

Boeing Company – Seattle, WA

Materials and Process Technology Intern Engineer, June-August 2007

Researched and developed new concepts to test sealant’s electrical properties. Monitored and tested the surface and volume resistivity levels on two types of sealants. This contributed to the development of the new 787 composite airplane sealant choice.

UTEP Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department – El Paso, TX

Undergraduate Research Assistant, August 2006-2008

Research and collected nanoparticles and nanotubes using a thermophoretic precipitator. Observed substrates using a Transmission Electron Microscope and analyze nanoparticles to make a correlation to asthma symptoms in the El Paso border region.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway – Kansas City, KS

Material Improvement Intern Supervisor, May-August 2006

Monitored material usage for the Mechanical Division and eliminated surplus material. Designed an organization plan that will allow workers to work and find material with less complication. Studied tall tower work area and designed a more ergonomic work station. Automated a computer based spreadsheet, which allows the tall tower coordinator to keep track of outbound and inbound trains.

Jacobs Sverdrup – Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

Test Intern Engineer, May-August 2005

Worked specifically on the tile repair tool Cure-in-Place Ablator Applicator (CIPAA) and related assemblies such as the Hose Manifold Gun (HMG), completed hydro, vibration, and pressure tests on specific flight hardware. Equipment was utilized on the STS-114 Discovery Mission.

Lockheed Martin – Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

Project Engineering Co-op, August-December 2004

Assembled and configured flight hardware. Conducted dimensional analysis and performed thermal testing on specific hardware such as Coldbag, International Space Station Cold Enclosure (Phase Change Material) Augmenting Capsules, and Seed Cassette Bag.


Ibero Parent Advisory Council President 2017-Present

Junior League of El Paso 2010-present: I <3 STEM Chair 2015

Minerals, Metals & Material Society 2006-Present: Vice-President (VP) 2007-2008

Mexican American Engineering and Scientists (MAES) 2003-Present: VP 2006-2007

Society Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) 2003-Present: VP 2005-2006


Nick Buntain- NASA Manager 575-***-****

Chanan Pinyopusarerk-Bechtel Project Engineer 713-***-****

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