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Engineer Project

Ogden, Utah, United States
October 13, 2016

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James R. Braithwaite

*** **** ***** **. ***** UT, 84304


While I have worked in engineering all of my life, I am now seeking a job outside of engineering. Over the years I have gathered various skills that would be applicable to almost any business. They include:

Document preparation and editing,

PowerPoint presentations

Conducted training classes

Personal tutoring of students

Statistical analysis of data

Former Nike missile site security officer


Organizing meetings or telecoms,

Preparation of meeting minutes,

Research of technical and non-technical issues

Coordination and resolution of office problems.

I sincerely hope I can have the opportunity to speak with you concerning your needs, and my capability to meet them. I am looking for either full time or part time employment in the range of $11-$15 per hour.


James Braithwaite

James R. Braithwaite

167 Hill Haven Drive • Perry, Utah 84302

435-***-**** Home • 435-***-**** Cell

Aerospace Project Engineer

Summary of Skills and experience

Aerospace materials development and characterization (Composites, adhesives, sealants, coatings)

Configuration Management

Systems Requirements development and Allocation

Verification Planning

Proposal Preparation

Solid and liquid fuel Rocket Propulsion

Education and Professional Training

BS Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Experienced in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, DOORS, statistical analysis,

ATK Configuration Management Training

ATK Presentation Training

OSC Advanced Ordnance Training

Program Quality Management Training

Hercules Explosive Safety Training

Cost Account Manager Training

Boeing Aerospace, Huntsville AL (Contract Job) 12/2013-07/2014

Sr. Systems Engineer

Provided preliminary evaluation for the Boeing Vice President of Engineering of NASA

Potential design changes to the liquid fuel propulsion system for the core stage of the NASA

Space Launch System. This included the outer casing, tanks, fuel lines, diffuser, and

combustion chamber for the J-25 engines.

United Technologies Aerospace Systems Danbury CT (Contract Job) 9/2012-3/2013

Sr. Materials Engineer

Evaluated suitability of incoming metallic parts, coatings and adhesives for use on the GPS III

Satellite System. Dispositioned discrepancies as needed for re-work, repair, reject or

“accept as is”. This required scanning electron microscope cross section analysis.

Orbital Sciences, Chandler AZ. (Contract Job) 10/2011-3/2012

Project Engineer

Project engineer on solid fuel propulsion, stage separation, and safety destruct

systems for the MRBM 3 target vehicle for delivery to the Missile Defense Agency.

Hamilton Sundstrand, Rockford Illinois (Contract Job) 12/2010-4/2011

Project Engineer

Prepared Systems Requirements Document for the hydrogen turbine pump assembly

of the thrust vector control system for the ARES 1 Launch Vehicle.

ATK Launch Systems, Promontory, Utah 5/1995-3/2009

Project Manager and Systems Engineer

Program Manager for Debris Shedding and Impact Assessment of the Space Shuttle Boosters (Following Columbia re-entry break up).

Prepared and published Ares I First Stage Requirements and Development Plan which provided the solid fuel rocket motor, composite case, nozzle, and TVC with testing and analyses needed to advance from early design cycles into full engineering development.

Prepared and presented to NASA verification plans for replacement of asbestos filled internal insulation and for the Space Shuttle Booster and subsequently Ares I. This required writing over a dozen test plans preparation for structural capability and erosion testing using MIL-STD-810 as well as Marshall Space Flight Center and ATK internal test methods.

As a result of EPA regulations and economic conditions, located and certified new surface cleaner vendors. Prepared M&P verification plans, to evaluated surface cleaning materials for efficiency in line with flammability and toxicity requirements

Project manager over thermal and mechanical characterization of Carbon Cloth Phenolic, Glass Cloth Phenolic and Silica Cloth Phenolic composites used in Space Shuttle Booster nozzle, exit cone and igniter.

Conducted trials for flexible rubberized paint implementation as a successful solution to an ozone cracking problem with SRB internal insulation

Thiokol Propulsion, Yellow Creek, Mississippi

Systems Project engineer 7/1994-5/1995

Member of advanced start-up team for Yellow Creek shuttle booster nozzle production facility.

Wrote and presented nozzle development and verification plans at the CDR (critical design review)

Thiokol Propulsion, Promontory, Utah 2/1987-6/1994

Project Engineer, Space Shuttle Reusable Solid Rocket

Motor, Promontory, Utah)

Wrote and conducted successful development and verification test plans for redesign and re-certification of, nozzle adhesive bond lines, O-ring seals, paints and joint external insulation for thermal performance and flammability resistance on Space Shuttle components (Following Challenger Explosion).

Made numerous design review presentations to NASA management on certification status and requirements modifications.

Hercules Aerospace 11/3/80-9/30/86

Development Engineer for the propellant system of the Peacekeeper Missile

Quality Engineer-Evaluated and resolved Trident Missile filament winding problems resulting in low density composite cases

Military Experience

Captain United States Army Chemical Corps, New England Missile Air Defense Command

Assistant Operations Officer US Army I Corps, Korean DMZ

Awarded two Army Commendation Medals

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