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Engineering Engineer

Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, 17851, United States
October 29, 2016

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Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania 17851

Experienced, multidisciplined Industrial Engineer with comprehensive knowledge of the full product life cycle from design to use, support, and disposal. Strong areas of expertise include: cost estimating, data analysis, risk analysis, risk management, process analysis, systems analysis, statistical analysis, modeling, manufacturing, project management, and complex risk assesment. Solid technical communication ability, able to translate relevant data analyses into actionable processes and procedures. Effective in direct client interaction, able to recognize key requirements and negotiate solutions that meet client expectations. Experience in technical writing and communication and technical training. Experienced in Microsoft Office products and modeling in Excel.

Talascend – Williamsport, PA (Contract engineer at an L-3 Manufacturing Plant)

March 2016 – present

Technical Writer/Engineer

Development of work instructions for assembly and test of electronic components including magnetrons, TWTs, Klystrons and other electronic communcation gear. Development of techncial communciation methods to various levels of staff. Developement of 5S LEAN Manufacturing improvements. Project management of process design improvements and LEAN 5 s studies.

Montana Department of Environmental Quality – Helena, Montana

Enforcement Specialist

June 2015 – November 2015

Experience in air permitting, air enforcement, marine spill response, and GIS applications.

Rosso Engineering – PO Box 1923 Lafyatte, California

Senior Consultant

October 2014 – May 2015

Environmental Risk Analysis, Remediation System Design, Data Analysis, Trend Analysis, Statistical Analysis, and Environmental Permitting. Investigation of Freon and chlorinated solvent spills and design of remedial systems. Analysis of data sets for anamolies and trends.

XL INSURANCE, a Unit of XL Capital, Exton, PA

Senior Associate

June 1992- October 2014

Conducted engineering studies, statistical analyses, data analysis, environmental analysis, compliance assessment, technical contractor management, risk analysis, system failure analysis and simulation of losses and failures, performance of systems, technical writing and communication Process analysis of manufacturing processes to support environmental permitting and compliance. Estimation of cost of failure versus cost of compliance/risk control.

Development of Engineering Analysis and Review Procedures – Developed engineering review procedures for Catastrophic Loss Modeling, Environmental Remediation Projects, Pipeline Failures, Underground Storage Tank Leak Performance Over Time, Cost of Performance of Remediation Systems, Remediation Cost Estimates, and similar systems. These procedures were used by internal staff to perform risk assessment of various entities. Reviewed compliance for some ISO/NFPA/SME and other best management practices.

Management of Engineering Contractors – Managed external engineering contractors including: coordination with underwriters and other stakeholders, development of statements of work, contractor selection, contractor management, monitoring of cost and schedule, and quality assurance oversight. These activities enabled use of external contractors to be performed in a cost effective manner while meeting schedules.

Development of Failure Models and Cost of Failure Models – Developed conceptual and statistical models predicting failures of: petroleum and hazardous liquid pipelines, launch vehicles (Delta IV EELV and Falcon 9 launch vehicles), underground storage tank systems, and also associated cost of failure models with various industrial facilities including: oil refineries, tank farms, and aerospace facilities. Models were developed using computer simulation and data analysis. Performed statistical analysis of claims and/or loss data using Monte Carlo simulation to estimate future loss exposures. Specific technical areas modeled included aerospace systems risk, unexploded ordnance (UXO), environmental remediation systems, and chemical systems. This modeling was used for go/no decisions and setting insurance limits.

Technical Training – Developed and presented technical training to internal engineers, loss control personnel, managers, and underwriters. Recent training topics included Cyber Issues, Unexploded Ordnance, MTBE, Radiation, and Emergent Chemicals. Trained and coached personnel to understand and evaluate these new risk areas.

Cyber Risk Cost Assessment – Analysis of costs associated with cyber intrusion into computer systems, noting end environmental failures and associated costs. Estimation of costs of compliance with NIST-recommended measures versus lack of controls and intrusions/response costs.

Development of Internal Technical White Papers – Wrote technical papers and developed Power Point Presentations to support internal education and decision making. Topics included: Perfluorooctanaic Acid, Emergent Chemicals, Perchlorate, Marine Terminals, Low Level Radioactive Waste, Cyber Security and Cyber Risk, Pipelines, Underground Storage Tanks, Remedial System Failures, and Remedial System Costs. These materials were used in internal training/decision making and in outward facing issue papers.


Manager-Facilities, Safety, Industrial, and Environmental Engineering

June 1988 – June 1992

Managed all Industrial Engineering, Facility Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and health and safety compliance issues at an aerospace electromechanical production facility.

Designed, selected components and vendors, and oversaw installation of production, environmental control, and remediation systems. Managed the development of a new avionics production line. This allowed the facility to increase production and improve quality of products.

Performed construction oversight and project management on a wide variety of facility improvement. Upgraded site’s air pollution control systems. Managed overhaul of plant HVAC systems. Installed new clean room capability. These projects were key to improving quality of avionics produced.

Oversaw the removal of underground storage tanks and coordinated regulatory interface. Obtained NFA from state for site’s former underground storage tanks.

Developed air permit applications, monitored remedial projects, and coordinated maintenance, and industrial engineering schedules. Negotiated with Pennsylvania DEP for new production line and required air scrubber.

Oversaw a 15-person production department for a nine-month period. During this time, department capacity improved by 40 percent; unit production time fell by 70 percent; and quality defects declined 30 percent.

Developed production processes and ensured compliance with MILSPEC and customer quality requirements. Developed and implemented new soldering training procedures. This improved product quality and reduced re-work time.

Developed methods of safety improvements in plate glass handling, acid handling, and hazardous waste storage and record keeping. Coached employees in new methods and audited results. This reduced accident rate and raw material waste.

Developed labor and process standards for a new electronics production line.

As plant Industrial Engineer, performed capacity analysis and capacity planning; generated long-term capital needs, and capital budgets; analyzed production work flow


Member of the Technical Staff

December 1987 – June 1988

Provided Program Management and Systems Engineering support to the Department of Defense Strategic Defense Initiative (SDIO) Program Office (now the Ballistic Missile Defense Directorate). Performed systems analysis, project risk analysis, manufacturing cost analyses, reviewed feasibility studies, and assisted in the development of program master plans, project schedules and budgets. Assisted the SDIO Innovative Technologies Office in the development of Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty (SALT II) position papers for submittal to the United States Senate.

Assisted in the development and review of Concept of Operations (CONOPs) documents and iterative review of system architecture and system requirements.


Manufacturing Engineer

March 1984- December 1987

Provided engineering support for the Mark 86 Gun Fire Radar Control System used in Spruance and Kidd class destroyers, Ticonderoga Class Cruisers, and Tarawa Class Amphibious Assault Ships. Developed manufacturing methods and provided factory floor support for defense electronics systems, spacecraft components, space communications systems and satellite communication ground support equipment. Oversaw facility improvement projects and developed long-term budgets. Assisted in the monitoring of budgets and schedules for the design, development, production, and testing of satellite communication systems and software. Acted as the interface between Systems Engineering Department, Program Office, and Quality Assurance Department on planning and production of government communications equipment. Acted as Quality Assurance representative on certain programs.

Conducted systems performance and analysis using PERT/CPM. Generated parametric cost and performance trade off analyses for large electronic and surveillance systems. Performed initial operation and trouble shooting of computer system (VAX) to support engineering analysis. Oversaw first installation of PCs to support engineering analysis for a Systems Engineering Department. These new computer systems allowed faster and more accurate engineering analysis and simulation.


Masters of Engineering, Systems Engineering, Penn State, Great Valley, PA

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, Penn State

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Penn State


Member – United States Naval Institute (USNI)

Member – American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

Member-International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

Member-Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)


Analysis of Reliability Factors for Launch Vehicles – Greater Philadelphia AIAA/ASME Aerospace Mechanical Engineering Mini-Symposium, December 8, 2007

“Reduce Your Potential Losses”, Plant Services Magazine, September 1997

Wooden Boat Magazine Launchings – November/December 2014

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