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Engineer Engineering

West Covina, CA
November 24, 2018

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Engineering Leader

I am an accomplished, productivity-driven executive offering a solid history of leading multi-site operations and projects, winning major client contracts and developing enhanced engineering capabilities. I am recognized as a dedicated, responsible professional with strong technical skills, a proven ability to build loyal teams and a track record of executing high quality work on time and within budget. I am a supportive, respectful manager who leads by example, empowers employees to contribute, and secures team buy-in to new projects and corporate initiatives. I have over 25 years of Aerospace Engineering experience and over 10 years of supervisory and management experience.

Areas of expertise include:

Team Building & Leadership –Process Improvement & Streamlining -- Engineering Staff Management -- Recruitment & Retention -- Program Management -- R&D Management -- Budget Preparation & Control -- Bid & Proposal Development -- Proposal reviewing-- Earned Value Management -- Multi-site Project Management -- Quality Metrics & Controls (CMMI, Kaizen, 5-S) -- Cross-functional Collaborations -- Business Development -- Liaison Engineering – Tool Design -- Documentation & Configuration Management -- New Product Introductions -- Lean Manufacturing Processes -- Military Contractual Issues -- GD&T Consulting -- 3D Modeling(Catia V4 & V5, Solidworks, Autocad) – Aircraft Subsystems Expert (Hydraulics, ECS, Pneumatics, etc) -- Clearance - Top Secret – inactive; certified June 2011

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - California State University, Fresno – 1984


Chula Vista, CA


I act as an on-site subject matter expert to generate and maintain all engineering processes and procedures and manuals, provide development and maintenance of quality requirements documentation.

I provide consultation on Model Based Definition, CAD processes/usage and GD&T. I serve as the site GD&T trainer.

Act as the focal point for technical/product related issues such as technical writing, stereolithographic model preparation and design for manufacturability/maintainability.

I develop accurate project estimates utilizing project requirements, resources and budgets.

I acted as interim Manager of the Design Methods and Standards group for 9 months until a candidate could be found.

I am certified as an Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) associate, specializing in root cause analysis and life cycle analysis.

BAE SYSTEMS Nov 2010 – Jun 2011

Lexington Park, MD



Managed a team of over 20 engineering personnel performing communication systems integration design for US Navy land vehicles, Border Patrol vehicles and fixed sites for national security organizations.

Was responsible for the development, tracking, and controlling of all projects’ parameters with which the Engineering Department is involved.

Developed accurate project estimates that aided in guiding project requirements, resources and budget.

BAE SYSTEMS Mar 2010 – Nov 2010

Quantico, VA



Managed a team of 6 engineers and draftspeople reviewing, updating and releasing a total supporting data package of specifications and drawings for the current Marine Corps AAV7A1 RAM/RS Landing Craft, ensuring compliance with all industrial and military specs (ANSI Y14.100 & MIL-SPEC-100).

Was responsible for the total development, tracking, and controlling of project parameters utilizing MS Project and EVMS to ensure deliveries ahead of or on schedule.

Developed accurate project estimates that aided in guiding project requirements, resources and budget.

Conducted performance reviews and evaluations of staff.

Performed as IPT Lead of C4i integration team for the AAV7A1.

BOMBARDIER LEARJET Sept 2007 – Feb 2009

Wichita, KS


MRB Certified


Managed the Technical Engineering Unit, a collection of four departments with 40 of the most senior and highly trained stress/vibration, loads/flutter, materials, weights and balance engineers at Learjet.

Responsible for the total development, tracking, and controlling of departmental budgets.

Controlled the technical direction, provided expert consultation and mentoring, and reviewed progress of each project with respect to cost, schedule and technical development. Tracked and reported project milestones.

Developed engineering project estimates that were accurate and yet dynamic enough to meet project requirements, resource constraints and departmental budgets.

Coordinated aircraft FAA certification and supervised work of departmental DER’s.

Evaluated and resolved shortcomings in technical equipment and software needs.

Conducted departmental staff meetings to review current project status, solicit feedback on operational, managerial and personal issues to ensure positive morale.

Maintained an honest, open attitude towards peers, management and staff, encouraging trust, loyalty, morale and appropriate involvement in cross-site engineering issues.

Conducted performance reviews and evaluations on staff.

Represented unit interests within the company, external to customers, industry and public.

Actively and proactively interfaced with sales department to resolve customer issues and design unique solutions to individual customer requests.

Oversaw and directed technical issues at foreign plants in Ireland, India, China and Canada.


Provided consultation on the development of a new all composite aircraft program regarding staffing and technical issues from conception through the requirements and preliminary design phase.

Volunteered for Learjet mentoring program to counsel and guide first line managers.

Developed and documented processes, practices and programs that to achieve world class engineering operations through an adapted Capabilities Maturity Measurement Initiative (CMMI) project.

Increased departmental staffing by 20 percent, improving output and decreased customer inquiry response time.


Crestview, FL


MRB Certified


Lead the Mechanical Engineering Department of 15 engineers with cross functional indirect supervision of designers, drafters and configuration personnel.

Organized Design Reviews, Site Surveys, Working Groups and Integrated Product Team meetings.

Directed and managed all mechanical engineering aspects of several projects simultaneously.

Coordinated Cross domain activities with heads of other company departments.

Encouraged, counseled and maintained an honest, open attitude towards subordinates eliciting trust, loyalty and high morale.

Oversaw development of all engineering documentation for projects involving the Mechanical Engineering department.

Actively worked with Business Development department (sales) to develop successful responses to RFIs, RFQs and RFPs.


Documented department and company procedures and processes, increasing productivity by 4%.

Developed in house engineering training courses, increasing productivity and reducing the training budget by 70%

Coordinated the establishment of separate Engineering departments from a team of 40+ Engineers, Designers, Test Technicians and configuration management personnel.

Created cost models and a metric tracking database to measure Earned Value and facilitated the identification of production problem areas.

Generated a proprietary software program which simplified proposal estimation; integrating Earned Value Metrics and rate costs, cutting the time for estimation from ten to four days.

Supervised design and installation of structural modifications to composite airframe of Korean Head of State Helicopter (S-92)

BOEING INTEGRATED DEFENSE SYSTEMS (Heritage Companies) 1984 – 2006

Fort Walton Beach, FL 2003 - 2006


AC-130U Gunship Program


Boeing MRB Certified


Supervised and advised technicians in the installation of modifications to convert four cargo aircraft into an AC-130U Gunship.

Critically reviewed aircraft discrepancy dispositions and developed Cause and Effect reports.

Analyzed and directed repairs to damaged composite armor panels.


Was the top performing Material Review Board representative engineer on the project, responsible for the largest number of successfully answered discrepancy reports.

Boeing Fort Walton Beach, FL

MC-130H Talon Program



Performed as Lead Engineer for Mechanical Integration on the development, winning, and performance of a major Aircraft Modification proposal.

Supervised, advised and lead a team of 6 Engineers and draftspersons.

Critically reviewed incoming proposal documents from subcontractors; successfully cut over $50,000 in excess labor charges.

Maintained oversight of supplier design activities to minimize design conflicts and ensure adherence to budget and schedule constraints.

Supervised the generation of all new or modified Project Engineering documentation.

Worked face to face with the customer to successfully modify major portions of the program to resolve unseen issues and preexisting design flaws in design and parts logistics.

Actively worked with Business Development department (sales) to develop successful responses to other RFIs, RFQs and RFPs.


Developed a configuration requirements database listing all modifications and parts necessary for the conversion of ten cargo aircraft into a MC-130H configuration and assigning subcontractor responsibilities, avoiding costly duplication of effort and simplifying contract negotiations.

Developed the Structural Design Criteria and authored the technical execution sections of the project proposal.

Boeing KC-135 Depot Support at Tinker Air Force Base 2001-2003


Boeing MRB Certified


Reviewed aircraft discrepancy dispositions made by all depot liaison engineers for accuracy and completeness.

Performed Defense Logistic Agency liaison and investigation duties, reducing obsolescence and part rejection.

Cooperatively worked with customer to develop an interactive working plan to provide for feedback and improvements to existing operations.


Developed a database tracking all KC-135 Aircraft depot discrepancy reports for the past ten years, facilitating:

oEstablishment of new standard repair procedures

oDevelopment of accurate maintainability and reliability records

oReduction of stock discrepancies

oImplementation of just-in-time manufacturing methods.

Co-developed and taught a Liaison Engineer MRB training course which facilitated a field service representation program to eliminate minor field repairs performed at the depot and a major repair warning system for depot preparation purposes.

Boeing Shreveport Maintenance and Repair Station 1999 - 2001


Boeing MRB Certified


Performed as Mechanical Engineering representative on all responses to RFIs, RFQs and RFPs.

Supervised and advised technicians in the installation of modifications on various aircraft cycling through the Shreveport facility.

Developed progress reports, metrics and schedule tracking to ensure completion of the modifications within cost and schedule guidelines.

Interacted with customers, foreign and domestic, in negotiating contract additions and modifications.


Supervised a team of 12 engineers and draftspersons for the development of accurate engineering documentation for the modification of the Venezuelan OV-10 aircraft.

Interfaced with Venezuelan Air Force (VAF) Officers on contractual and program management issues regarding the modifications to several VAF OV-10.

Interfaced and negotiated with subcontractors for materiel and logistical support of the VAF project.

Supervised and advised a team of 10 VAF technicians in the modifications to the aircraft in Venezuela.

Authored the technical section of a proposal for modifications to a Navy P-3 Orion aircraft.

Boeing/Rockwell, Rocketdyne Division

Canoga Park, CA 1988 - 1999

Advanced Programs



Supervised a team of 8 engineers and draftspersons in the development of a Directed Infrared Counter-Measure Turret.

Responsible for the development of all engineering documentation supporting the installation and sustainment of a proprietary project.

Actively worked with Business Development department (sales) to develop successful responses to other RFIs, RFQs and RFPs, authoring several technical sections for classified programs

Supervised all Mechanical Engineering developments on several proprietary programs.

Established an additive manufacturing program and supervised making of Beryllium rocket nozzles by AM.


Designed and supervised the construction and use of several International Space Station (ISS) ground support structures.

Designed and supervised the construction of a fifth scale Mach 5 Scramjet engine inlet.

Designed the layout for the installation of a Multi-megawatt laser in a 767 aircraft.

Designed and supervised the construction and use of the ISS Rocketdyne Truss Attachment System.

Designed hardware and developed a technical proposal for a defensive space based kinetic projectile program.

Designed and supervised the construction and installation of high power laser optical mounts, fast steering mechanisms and vacuum chambers.

Boeing/Rockwell, North American Aircraft Division

Palmdale, CA 1984 - 1988

B-1B Flight Line & Production


MRB Certified


Consulting expert in Fuels, Hydraulics, Environmental Control, Liquid Avionics Cooling, CIDS (troubleshooting) software interpretation.

Supervised and advised technicians in the installation of new aircraft systems.

Consulted weekly with VP of Production on technical issues which affected cost, schedule and delivery of aircraft.

Responsible for safe operations of all aircraft systems; had the authority to ground aircraft due to safety issues.

Military Experience:

Vietnam Era Veteran

US Army, Aircraft Electrician, CH-47, Generator Specialist, 1975-1978

US Air Force Reserve, Graphics Specialist, 1978-1980

US Naval Reserve, SeaBees, Engineering Aide, 1980-1983

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