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Engineering Engineer

Savannah, GA
December 27, 2019

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Eric A. Cox

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Rincon, GA, *****

317-***-**** –


As a seasoned Lead Engineer, Electrical Engineer, prior Avionics Supervisor, and Avionics Technician, I am proficient in planning, organizing and conducting segments of engineering projects with diversified technical requirements as well as with electrical design, EWIS requirements, discrepancy isolation situations where schematics, wiring/block diagrams and engineering drawings are the primary data resources for discrepancy correction. I have a combined 12 years of Avionics/Completions Engineering/Project Management experience, 8 of which include supervisory/managerial experience. All prior positions required the proficient use of the following information systems: the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS), Solumina 1&2, CESR, Catia, SmarTeam, ADTS, AutoCad, Capital Harness, Mentor Graphics, Jira, maintenance instruction manuals, MyCMP, IETMs, the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP), NAVAIR Manuals, SMS, Microsoft Project 2013, Excel, and Power Point. I have experience with Part 25 aircraft requirements, and familiarity with Part 91 & Part 135 requirements.


PDS Tech / Boeing, December 2019-Present

Electrical Engineering/Wire Design & Install Engineer (Logic), UK AWACS Lab

Currently managing project: CHS/Logic design for UK AWACS Lab build. Completed initial scope and man-hour assessment and identified high risk and high priority items of the behind schedule project. Scheduled drawing tasks based off of need and dependencies; assigned man-hour values/estimates to all tasks allowing for proper scoping. Developing project plan with accurate milestones and resource requirements, to include a recovery plan to bring the project back in line with original plan dates. Implementing controls (check list, node process time agreements, etc) to create standardized drawing package requirements and process time for down-stream nodes to quantify consistent drawing releases. Completed Electrical logic design deliverables (drawings) for said project.

Gulfstream Aerospace, February 2017-September 2019

G500/G600/G650 Completions Electrical Engineering, Lead

Supervised all G500/G600/G650 Completions Electrical Engineering tasks. This included setting scheduling milestones, as well as budget, man-power, and hours requirements. Motivated and organized 33 personnel for the completion of their daily, weekly, and monthly tasks. Attended high level meetings speaking for the Electrical Group to contribute to VP level decision making. Was the primary liaison between the Electrical Group and all other upstream/downstream customers; Certification (DER), Planning, Materials, etc. Made decisive engineering decisions, daily, for plan-of-attack in an extremely dynamic, and unconventional, hand-off environment between R & D and Sustaining engineering for the G500 and G600. Set and scheduled block change engineering and Standard CESR incorporation, maintained standard engineering packages as well as verifying build list accuracy. Rated members evaluations based off of performance, and quality metrics. Counseled members during their Evaluation reviews as well as provided constructive input and mentoring. Developed new schedule tracking metrics to monitor quality and milestone completion. Continually worked towards finding best practices between all stakeholders to achieve an overall net gain for the company. Was one of three initial project champions leading the implementation of Capital harness/Mentor graphics tools, a first use for Gulfstream. Created the process flow map for all of engineering, and down-stream consumers, for implementation. Stood-up and managed off-site resources both foreign and domestically. Remotely led 25 member Mexicali engineering team, concurrently with the on-site engineers. Set standards, expectations, and monitored the remote sites quality and productivity. Mentored and enforced EWIS requirements within the engineering teams, both Electrical and Mechanical as the G500 was Gulfstream’s first aircraft under EWIS requirements.

Gulfstream Aerospace, March 2015-February 2017

G500/600 Completions Engineering Transition, Electrical

G500/600 (AAP) Completions: worked on updating new electrical design, and incorporating improvements, to R&D produced baseline aircraft engineering packages. Extensive experience working G500 P1 cabin systems and systems integration including: GCMS, KA Band, SAT TV, Cabin Entertainment, and all electrical cabin installations. Provided G500 P1 liaison support and guidance to Operations and floor technicians. Engineering focal for the AFT LAV aisle light modification and IR sensor incorporation. Completed designs on the following installations: galleys, lavatories, closets, COTS media compartments, storage compartments, interior peripheries, water/waste systems, oxygen systems, electrical wire routing, lighting, PSU, cabin liners, ledges/dados, entertainment equipment installations, and seating installations. In charge of setting drawing and engineering standards for baseline engineering package as well as all wiring diagrams. Worked hand-in-hand with Mechanical Engineers and PE’s to achieve standard engineering burn-down and finding solutions to initial design issues. Set schedules and task requirements, to facilitate cross-program communication between separate electrical / mechanical groups. Reported Bi-weekly, directly to Directors and Managers of the status of the transition and previously decided deliverables, as well as making recommendations to current project path to keep all deliverables within scope. Engineering design work included the creation of drawings/models using CATIA V5, or AutoCAD and SmarTeam.

G650 Completions Engineering, Electrical

G650 Electrical Design (Completions); primary duties included: producing future G650 cabin options, working directly with Project Engineers to produce project plans, proof of concept investigation, and mock-ups. Was responsible for defining project work scopes, developing statements of work, task descriptions, product plans, budget estimates, and manpower requirements. Have produced, and presented, Power Point presentations for CCMT (VP) cross company approval. Was the primary point-of-contact for multiple vendors regarding the development of new parts and solutions. Other responsibilities included: producing Wiring Diagrams for all completed G650 A/C within set time tables and mile stones; assisted the shop floor with CRABs and creating dispositions; updated existing diagrams and drawings to reflect new changes; created new engineering assemblies and installs; worked with A/R’s/ODA to meet compliance and certification.

* Lead multiple product improvement projects including: Stone Flooring (patent pending, named co-inventor), EIS Lighted 60Hz Outlets, Lighted Ledge Box HDMI/USB jacks, HDMI camera upgrade, Airstair light dimming, and AVDS Node upgrade. Established requirements, operational objectives, and work plans for the successful completion said projects. Worked with R&D and Industrial Design to align strategies to create cohesive feel between the cabin interior options, specifically LAV mirror lighting, lighted outlets, Galley glass racks, and Tactile switches.

* Member of the ITF GCMS test team for Firm Ware update version 1.10, providing testing and firmware improvement feedback; utilized Honey Bee and other cabin interface software to troubleshoot aircraft cabin systems both on aircraft and in a lab environment. Member of the G650 Completions EWIS team.

Aerotek / Gulfstream Aerospace, June 2014-March 2015

Flight Test Sr. Avionics Technician, AAP Test, 650 Final Line Test

Majority of experience working on AAP/special project, specifically T1 (G500), in support of aircraft certification and final phase testing. Experienced in setting up and operating various aircraft test equipment. Worked with engineers to redline test specs and correct any step by step/expected result inaccuracies.

* Conducted functional and operational tests to evaluate performance and reliability. Worked G650 Production in Final Line test. Worked with manufacturing engineers to correct various Solumina 1&2 discrepancies, including: writing DR/DI’s, work orders and operations. Troubleshot, repaired, performed compliance checklists, and installed various components of Gulfstream Flight test Aircraft. Helped modify existing aircraft with new avionics and instruments with the installation and configuration of instrumentation test racks. Proficient in the operation and troubleshooting of other aircraft systems or disciplines other than avionics; hydraulics, landing gear, flight controls, environmental controls or structural installations and repairs. Used available information and research to correct technical and manufacturing methods and recommended corrective actions. Experienced with tooling, quality control, plant safety, SMS, blueprint reading, and shop math.

UNITED STATES NAVY, May 2006-February 2013

Strike Fighter Squadron 113 (VFA113), Lemoore, CA 2010-2013

Avionics Technician, Supervisor, AT/FLIR Technician, Integrated Weapons Technician Team Leader, Quality Assurance Representative

Managed 17 personnel on the avionic system maintenance of ten F/A 18 A-C aircraft and associated communications, navigation, radar, and electronic countermeasures. Diagnosed and repaired various systems and wiring discrepancies. As a Collateral Duty Inspector, inspected all technicians’ work for compliance and airworthiness in accordance with IETMS and the NAMP. As IWT Team leader, was responsible for all weapons station testing safety and performance in accordance with the 509-LWS check list. As Leading Petty Officer, was responsible for establishing and executing objectives that support short, and long term, mission goals. Maintained and operated the avionic support equipment used in troubleshooting and scheduled operational testing. Conducted on-the-job and cross platform training of seven new, junior, and temporarily assigned personnel in the troubleshooting and repair of electronic aircraft systems. Performed configuration, maintenance and repair of eight Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infra-Red (AT/FLIR) laser targeting pods. Developed and administered presentations, delivering up-to-date asset availability information regarding AT/FLIR pod and weapon station status, using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software to Senior Leadership.

*During the 2012 Conventional Weapons Technical Proficiency Inspection, led the team to ready two aircraft and achieved a perfect 800 of 800 score on the readiness inspection.

* While on deployment aboard the USS Carl Vinson managed the repair of seven SMS Multiplex Bus failures on multiple aircraft. Repaired a wing station 2 power gripe that had been on the workload for 3 years and was deemed unfixable by Boeing Tech Reps. Repaired a 2 month Joint Helmet cuing system gripe on A/C 305, found the issue to be a miss-keyed jumper that resulted in a service wide AMA to warn of the issue.

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24 (MALS-24), Kaneohe Bay, HI 2007-2010

Avionics Technician, Night Check Supervisor, 2M Solder Recertifyer, Quality Assurance Representative, Six Sigma Greenbelt Team Leader

Performed annual recertification of 22 miniature and microminiature technicians and 12-18 month 2M program validation per the NA 01-1A-23, 2M Certifications as well as maintained all command ESD safe working areas and personnel training. Assigned tasks to functional personnel for specific projects and provided the necessary project direction to meet mission schedules and fulfill requirements. Performed identification, removal and application of conformal coatings, removal and replacement of discrete and multi-lead components, preparation and installation of eyelets, repair and replacement of conductors and laminates, proper connection of wires to terminal and connector cups, and other related repairs. Made repairs using approved equipment and practices as authorized in the Standard Maintenance Practices Miniature/Micro-miniature (2M) Electronic Assembly Repair Manual. Troubleshot discrepancies down to component level, worked on sealed instruments in a clean room environment.

* As an E-5 was handpicked to become the command 2M recertifyer, a billet usually held by an E-6. While deployed to AIMD Misawa, Japan, completed 479 maintenance actions, manufactured, by hand, an extender circuit card for the APQ-107 system for the P-3C Orion. This card saved the Navy over $10,000 in BCM costs. Was the only E-4 to be granted Collateral Duty Inspector authority. Utilized 5S methodologies to eliminate all work-center ESD and FOD infractions by streamlining the entire work center from induction to completion. Led 5 “Continuous Improvement” team events as a Six Sigma Greenbelt team leader.

Handleman Co., 2001-2006

Peem Poject Engineer

Performed project engineering, for 8 PEEM industrial automated lines. Served as Project Engineer for the incorporation of the Dorner Sorter, the project lasted 10 months with a budget of $873,000. Oversaw equipment modification, and modernization, including two new automated distribution lines. Provided project management between engineering sections and other related functions including program management, other departments, suppliers, and customers. Provided direct supervision of employees of similar expertise for a large project or a number of small projects. Engineered new electrical designs based off of company need. Performed PLC operation, VAS unit engineering, Pick to Light incorporation, printer and label maker repairs, conveyor belt and drive motor modernization, motor control units, automated photocells/photoeyes, gearboxes, timing circuit modification, and shipping/receiving line design for best product flow. Also experienced with troubleshooting and repairing: air compressors, pneumatic cylinders (bimba), solenoids and their operation, and pneumatically driven machinery.

* Selected as the Project Engineer sent to the new Ashland, VA distribution facility to set-up and manage 7 new automated Peem lines being installed. Worked with facility venders to ensure all site electrical, hydraulic, and support requirements were met within OSHA guidelines.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Masters in Engineering Management, May 2016

Concentration: Project Management

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Bachelors in Aeronautics, Oct 2014

Minors: Aviation Safety & Business Management

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Associate in Aeronautics, Aug 2013

Carmel High School, Carmel, IN

High School Diploma, Jun 2001


Project 2013 Levels I & II

Lean/Six Sigma Greenbelt Trained

Catia V5 Design Course for: Completions & Production

Maintenance Human Factors

MyCMP training

Aircraft Electrical Wiring Interconnect System Awareness

ODA JAR/CS Authority Training

ODA MRA Operations

ODA Production Operations

Smarteam for Autocad Integration

Solumina Basic

Repair station Policies and Procedures

Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) “A” School, Organizational Level Maintenance

F-18A-C Super Hornet Avionic Systems “C” Schools (NEC: 8842)

F-18A-D Wire, Bundle and Connector Repair

F-18A-C Conventional Weapons Release and Control Schools

F/A-18 Avionics Systems (Career) Organizational Maintenance Organizational Level School

F/A-18 Target/Laser Forward Looking Infrared Systems Organizational Maintenance

2M, Mini/Micro/Recertifyer/Huntron “C” schools (NECs: 9503, 9527, 9526)

Naval Aviation Organizational Maintenance Activity Quality Assurance Administration Course

Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist

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