JOSEPH R. SANCHEZ
Strong analytical and results-oriented Sr. Mechanical Engineer with management experience. Active security clearance. Experienced in technical oversight and in overseeing all aspects of project team deliverables from cradle to grave. Ability to develop and establish budgets and schedule while maintaining a high level of integrity and professionalism to meet customer requirements and program objectives. Proven in engineering, leadership, management coupled with strong communication and presentation skills. Ability to positively motivate and mentor diverse and cross functional teams to work collectively while meeting schedule and customer deliverables.
Active Security Clearance
New Product Development
Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering
University of Idaho
Associates Degree, Mechanical Design
Lean Manufacturing -formal training
Certified Principle Engineer (CPE)
Total Quality Management (TQM)
Failure Analysis/Root Cause
Engineering Manager (2017-Pres.)
Northrop Grumman, Utah
Assist in the day to day oversight of engineering personnel, and coordinate their activities.
Coordinate, participate and lead technical meetings: Design reviews, PDR, CDR, CCB.
Provide semi and annual reviews with engineering personnel.
Develop large level schedules coordinating with the Integrated Master Schedule (IMS).
Review technical documents for accuracy in compliance with customer requirements and standards.
Generate weekly metrics to report earned value, while generating variance reports and adjust budgets accordingly.
Provide experience and value to the team as one of the senior level engineers.
Produce engineering standards, and guidelines at the Department level.
Work with HR in reviewing engineering candidates, interviewing and hiring.
Coordinate frequent cross functional team meetings, while communicating schedule, weekly objectives and deliverables.
Engineering Manager (2014-2017.)
Lockheed Martin, Colorado
Manage team of engineers on Military Special Programs, Flight Hardware and Test ground support activities.
Engineer technical solutions for multiple support teams and customer, to maintain, transport and handle flight critical hardware.
Develop overall strategies, objectives and goals for engineering team and cross functional teams.
Perform and evaluate failure analysis reports and maintainability of critical hardware.
Part time functional Cost Account Manager, while utilizing Earned Value on reporting budgetary items and financial projections.
Oversight and coordination on supplemental and integrated master schedules to meet team and program directives.
Support Program oversight and review boards for implementation of hardware modifications, and adjuncts.
Perform annual evaluations, team building sessions and provide personnel development with engineering staff.
Coordinate, prepare and lead Team PDRs and CDRs with multiple customers and Sr. Management.
Engineering Manager (2013-2014)
Air Methods/United Rotorcraft, Colorado
Organized and structured engineering department through implementation of new processes, procedures and sound engineering practices that saved the company 30% in hardware waste and rework.
Assisted Quality Engineering Team in the development of a Risk Management Program.
Implemented process improvement flow, outlining steps from contract award through hardware delivery.
Recognized for achieving corporate/division success through revised engineering practices and oversight of day to day engineering activities.
Restructured Engineering Department to perform more efficiently by 70% through implementation of proven industry standards and sound engineering practices.
Integrated new business and integration plan on working with customers, and FAA that opened communication efforts resulting in better understanding of driven requirements and specifications.
Senior Mechanical Engineer-Project Lead (2008-2013)
Lockheed Martin, Colorado
Technical Lead/Project Manager for secondary structures and mechanisms on the NASA-Orion Program.
Certified Principle Engineer (CPE) authority over structures and mechanisms towards certification for flight test hardware. Signature authority prior to hardware delivery to NASA on structures and mechanisms.
Directly responsible as crew module configurator for the integration of all crew module subsystems to support the overall functionality and test objectives of the flight test vehicle Pad Abort 1.
Directed and coordinated multiple engineering subsystem teams in daily activities to support hardware delivery, launch date and mission success.
Lead engineer on all EFT-1 hardware procurement activities for Engineering Mechanisms Group.
Engineering Manager (2007-2008)
Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Corp., Arizona
Managed engineering group to design, fabricate and test ordnance devices to support aerospace/ military pyrotechnic needs for separation events (NASA Space Shuttle, THAAD, Lockheed Martin-Targets, JSOW, Hellfire)
Coordinate engineering activities for FMEA, failure investigations, fault tree analysis, final analysis reports, and corrective actions using Six Sigma, Lean and TQM methods.
Managed project, department schedules and budgets.
Senior Mechanical Engineer-Project Manager (2003-2007)
Eclipse Aviation, New Mexico
Project lead responsible for the design, development and integration of the aircraft flight deck.
Lead mechanical engineer on design team responsible for avionics, instrument panel and pilot interface with aircraft.
Saved 40% of design budget by organizing design team and coordinating engineering activities instead of outsourcing engineering activities.
Oversaw manufacturing and hardware integration activities for aircraft flight deck.
Integrated new technologies and engineering that reduced overall hardware on the flight deck by 10% resulting in weight savings.
Integrated lean engineering practices which reduced time to market by 40% which assisted in FAA certification.
Senior Mechanical Engineer & Program Manager (2000-2003)
Raytheon Missile Systems, Arizona
Sr. Mechanical Engineer on the development of military programs.
Lead engineer on design team of multidisciplined engineers, technicians and manufacturing personnel to oversee and direct and engineer military programs.
Reduced weapons complexity and overall internal components by 30% while increasing product efficiency and overall operation, accuracy and weight by approximately 20%.
Responsible for successfully tracking and reporting all scheduled engineering milestones on a weekly basis.
Successfully performed cost analysis, while avoiding key electrical hardware obsolescence on engineering and design activities. Saved overall program budget by 15% through these cost analysis efforts.
Received honors for successful weapon test deployment by USAF test pilot. Weapon reached target with 100% accuracy while deployed at an altitude of 10,000 feet.
Sr. Engineering Production Lead (1997-1999)
Ball Aerospace, Colorado
Managed and supported floor operations on buildup of composite materials, lay-up, cure processes and autoclave operations.
Oversaw multiple commercial and military production programs in the design, development and delivery of hardware.
Directed multidisciplined engineering and manufacturing teams on all commercial and military programs.
Increased fabrication efficiency while reducing overall waste by 20% through operational oversight and development of new processes and procedures for production and manufacturing activities.
Earned 10% salary increase after first year of implementing new processes which increased production efficiency by 20%.
Generated new methodologies to track, project and gather metrics for hardware production activities.
Sr. Mechanical Engineer (1994-1997)
Lockheed Martin, Colorado
Engineered various mechanical subsystems for satellite systems and space flight hardware.
Coordinated and designed launch payload deployment systems for heavy launch vehicles (Atlas V).
Supported engineering and design integration concepts on Atlas V payload fairings.
Mechanical liaison and support in the analysis and implementation of acoustical, thermal, and structural concepts for classified payloads.
Developed and engineered mechanical ground support equipment for transport of flight and test hardware.
Worked and interfaced with USAF on classified payloads and integration on launch vehicles.
Lockheed Martin-Exec. V.P. Team Excellence Award-Orion Program 2011
NASA Mission Success Award- Constellation-Orion Program 2010
NASA Orion Team Excellence Award-Mechanisms & Structures 2010
4 Orion Program Commendation Awards- Lockheed Martin 2008-2010