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Engineer Process

Glendale, CA
October 15, 2018

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Jason Homnack

*** * ***** *** 310-***-****

Inglewood, CA 90302

Materials and Processes Engineer III


Material and Process Engineer III with extensive experience developing and testing advanced materials, both in the defense and civilian areas including coatings, composites, metals and polymers. Highly motivated in accurately assessing complex issues, prioritizing demands and providing the action needed to mitigate issues.

Regarded by colleagues and management as cooperative and easy to work with, valuing the insight of others, consistently contributing to an inclusive work environment, and willingly sharing knowledge and research.

Core Competencies

Metals, polymers, composites, adhesives, sealants, gap fillers, elastomers; Test and Evaluation; Coating application; Organic/inorganic coatings; Coating formulation; Accelerated weather testing; NDT/NDI; Photo documentation; Leica Imaging equipment; Failure analysis; Microscopes (light field, dark field, scanning electron SEM, stereoscope); Specimen fabrication; Manufacturing; Quality assurance

Education and Certifications

B.S. Degree, Major: Natural Science, Minor: Business Management, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, 2001 – Completed coursework in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Calculus, and Geoscience with career interests in science, technology, and advanced manufacturing.

Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification, Management and Strategy Institute, 09/2018

Project Management Essentials Certified, Management and Strategy Institute, 09/2018

Skills and Qualifications

• Coatings: Versed in a variety of coating applications including flow coating, curtain coating, dip coating, organic spray coating, plasma spray application, glow discharge and vapor deposition. Experience in a wide variety of surface preparation and adhesion promoting techniques to various substrates and surfaces.

• Polymers: Development of wide range of adhesive systems including epoxy, polyurethane, polysulfide, silicones, fluorosilicones and cyanoacrylate.

• Composites: Fabrication of both flat and contoured parts using molding and vacuum bagging methods.

• Failure Analysis: Investigation and examination of failed parts or specimens using a variety of techniques, microscopes and imaging equipment.

• Environmental Test: Appointed secondary lead engineer to the environmental lab. Knowledge of accelerated elemental exposure testing and test equipment.

• Computer Proficiency: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Outlook, Photoshop


Materials and Process Engineer Northrop Grumman, El Segundo, CA 12/2003 to 6/2014

Lead Operations Engineer of Failure Analysis Laboratory

•Contributed to a variety of areas within the Materials and Processes Labs, including coatings, composites, polymers, environmental conditioning and failure analysis.

•As Safe Team Leader, ensured that the labs complied with all NGC policies concerning health safety and environmental issues. Performed routine job hazard analysis in all lab areas and provided monthly reports to lab personnel and management.

•In charge of continuous production supply and delivery of filler and sealant required to keep the B2 program in service.

•Reduced production cost of IFE sealant for the B-2 program by 50%.

•Main focal point for the F35 program performing build and test tasks with the M&P labs for operational lead engineers. Maintained test data and records in accordance with NGC procedures. Consistently provided formal written and verbal feedback on laboratory analysis and activities to customers and management.

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Process and Development Engineer Sierracin Corporation, Sylmar, CA 2/2002 to 11/2005

Contributed in the development and optimization of optical coating systems for both military and civilian vehicle applications.

•Formulation of organic coating systems to be applied to transparencies for air and land based vehicles.

•Provide field support and onsite repairs for systems currently in service.

•Research and implementation of new and advance coating application equipment to optimize application process and reduce production cost.

Health and Safety Dept. Intern Lockheed Martin, Vandenberg AFB, CA 3/1999 to 6/1999

Supported a vast array of activities within the HSD needed to ensure launch readiness for several programs.

•Perform Job Hazard Analysis’s (JHB).

•Review and organized MSDS’s for materials used within the Missile Assembly Building (MAB)

•Provide support for Hazardous Materials Management Plans (HMMP’s)

•Ensure all personnel were adhering to current company safety policy and procedures.

Courses and Seminars

Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering - SAMPE. Long Beach, CA, 10/2006 to 10/2013. Attendance of this event each year from 2006 through 2013.

Basics of Aerodynamics for LO Engineers - Low Observables University. Northrop Grumman, El Segundo, CA, 10/2007 to 10/2007. Certificate of Completion

The Dale Carnegie Course - West Los Angeles College. Northrop Grumman, 12/2006 to 12/2007. Competencies in communication, human relations, leadership, worry & stress Management and self-confidence. Certificate of Completion.

Introduction to Atmospheric Physics - Low Observables University. Northrop Grumman, El Segundo, CA, 10/2007 to 10/2007. Certificate of Completion.

Fundamentals of Technical Writing - American Pacific College. Van Nuys, CA, 4/2003 to 7/2003. Certificate of completion.

Recognition and Awards

F/A-18 Fleet Readiness - Northrop Grumman, 10/2013. For outstanding contribution for the support of carrier fleet deployment.

F/A-18 A-D Aft Fuselage Teardown Project - Boeing / Northrop Grumman, 2/2006. In recognition of outstanding performance and invaluable contributions to the F/A-18 A-D program.

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