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Manager Engineer

Aberdeen, MD, 21001
October 22, 2018

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Kishann T. Smith

Aberdeen, Maryland *****


LinkedIn: Professional Profile:

Innovative and exceptionally skilled senior leader with a proven record of building effective and efficient teams in a diverse and fast paced environment. Extensively trained and experienced in the following areas:

Professional Skills:

• Operational Assessment

• Organizational Planning

• Policy Implementation

• Multi-Site Operations

Professional Experience:

• Team Building

• Project Management

• Logistics

• Complex Problem Solving

• Training and Development

• Top Secret clearance

• Process Improvement

• Inventory Management


Team Lead / Technical Support Engineer II October 2017 - Present

Raytheon / FSCX Inc., 111 Gore Blvd #2020, Lawton, OK 73501

Scheduling and Coordination

• Develop and maintain instructor’s critical training schedule for New Equipment Training (NET) events to Army Material Command (AMCOM) for approval.

• Coordinates and secures training facilities from Organization and easily adapt to personnel and scheduling changes.

Operations Management

• Assumed the critical role as team lead creating more productive instructors who continuously and successfully achieve company goals.

• Work with senior management to establish goals and objectives.

• Oversee daily operations by planning, coordinating and conducting formal and informal task meetings to insure future tasks are disseminated and understood.

• Implement, apply, and interpret policies, regulations, and directives.

Analysis and Workflow Management

• Create project timelines and assign, monitor, and adjust tasks according to team strengths/weaknesses to fulfill deadline completion.

• Review progress and make production and priority adjustments as needed.

• Manage multiple task lists to complete projects with adjacent deadlines. Resolve problems and issues, including crisis situations.

• Conduct post-event assessment to identify successes and areas for improvement.

Senior Military Evaluator, Army Evaluation Center, Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), Aberdeen MD Aug 2012 – Present

Performed independent evaluations on successful weapon system performance tests of several air defense acquisition programs valued in excess of $1 billion, despite a 25% annual budget reduction and manning deficit. As a Computer System Administrator for the Fires directorate maintaining accountability for over $650,000 worth of Information Technology equipment. This includes issuing and tracking the life cycle replacements with 100 percent accuracy.

As the interim Army Evaluation Senior Enlisted Advisor, improved unhealthy work conditions by providing direction and experience for 20 senior enlisted leaders enabling the workforce to support strategic and logistical planning. These changes helped impact the organizational structure, missions and functions within the command.

Evaluates and conducts safety risk assessments in an operational environment by identifying risk and developing control measures in order to mitigate potential hazards. Properly uses risk management tools to effectively eliminate unsafe working conditions.

Organization Senior Master Evaluator,

Fort Bliss, TX Aug 2011 – Aug 2012

Coordinated with multiple agencies to acquire temporary and permanent housing for over 400 personnel. Contributed to the success of $100,000,000 worth of equipment being inventoried and transferred to the organization with 100% accuracy by providing excellent managerial skills.

Improved efficiency of the Redeployment Reception Operations with limited resources resulting in the base implementing these very procedures for all organizations redeploying back to Fort Bliss.

Develop and conduct behavior assessments for over 400 redeployed personnel to ensure high risk Soldiers were identified and received care from the combat operational stress control elements. There were no safety incidents reported during the 3 month integration period. The safety procedures implemented helped protect the organization from liability.

Organization senior manager,

2-43 Air Defense Artillery, Fort Bliss, TX

Sep 2010 - Aug 2011

Led and supervised a group of 23 personnel while deployed during Operation Enduring Freedom. This includes their health, welfare, discipline, training and morale. Enforced both Army and organizational standards and regulations by briefing occupational safety hazards consisting of over 200 training scenario or 600 evaluation events.

Responsible for the maintenance, accountability, serviceability and control of vehicles, weapon systems, and supply operations in excess of $16,000,000. Insured weekly, monthly and annual services were completed on all assigned equipment by developing a well thought out maintenance plan.

Conducted backwards planning in order to insure all service parts were ordered and received within tolerance of the organizational maintenance schedule.

As the torch party manager, coordinated with multiple agencies to acquire temporary and permanent housing for over 400 personnel. Supervised a successful organizational transfer of equipment worth an estimated $100,000,000 with 100% accuracy by providing excellent managerial skills.

Developed and implemented an efficient cost effective refurbishment operation of five military barracks consisting of 75 rooms each with limited resources. These efforts saved the organization an estimated $75,000.

Organization senior manager, 1-1 Air Defense Artillery, Okinawa, Japan Jun 2005 – Sep 2010

Supervised preparation, execution, and transportation of all organization equipment during the unit’s move to Japan. This includes evaluating and certifying rail load, air load teams to insure operations were conducted safely and to identify potential hazards during process. Tracked equipment during embarkation from Texas and California to the debarkation in Japan.

Coordinated with foreign government to insure logistical support was available in order to transfer equipment from the docks of Naha, Okinawa to Kadena Air Base without incident from local nationals who began to protest the arrival and presence of U.S. equipment.

Supervised a highly efficient missile Select-ability operation with 100% of battery’s missiles inventoried and tested during readiness exercise. The execution was a flawless missile movement operation resulting in successfully testing and transporting 48 live missiles twice without safety issues or injury to personnel. This included the coordination and preparation of retrograding three missiles to Korea and back while working in a foreign country.


Associates in General Studies, 3.35 GPA - University of Maryland University College

Bachelors in Management Science; in progress - University of Maryland University College

International Six Sigma Black Belt – Certification issue date of 05 May 2015

Unit Movement Officer Course (transportability of the unit’s organic equipment and cargo)

Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course - Ft. Bliss, TX (August 2013)

Air Defense Artillery Senior Leaders Course (SLC) - Ft. Sill, OK (April 2010)

Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course (Advance skills to lead large groups) - Ft. Bliss, TX

Primary Leadership Development Course - Ft. Lewis, WA (March 1996)

Technical Transportation of Hazardous Material Course – 80 hrs. (September 1998) ARMY-


Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE)

Standard Army Maintenance System-Enhanced (SAMS-E)

Transportation Coordinators’ Automated Information for Movement Planning System (TC-AIMS)

Automated Air Load Planning System (AALPS)

KEY TECHNOLOGY: Patriot; Rifleman Radio; Sentinel Radar A3; Net Warrior


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