Dedicated Mechanical Engineering professional, in manned space flight operations, having a wealth of experience in processing, manufacturing, design, and assembly.
* Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Engineering Technology (BSAET)
* Complex System Assemblies
* 100,000 Clean Room
* Training and Development
* Tool Control
* Inventory Management
* Detail Oriented
* Systems Engineering
* Material Review
* Launch Vehicle Processing
* Process developer
* Launch Operations
* Planning and Integration
* Data Entry
* Strategic Thinking
* Communication Skills
* Complex Problem Solving
* Computer Literate
* Team Player
* EHS Committee
* Aerospace Industry Knowledge
* Quality Auditor
* Project Management
Systems Engineer Kenney Space Center
Adrian Technologies (KLXS-III) 2020-Present
Millennium Engineering and Integration (KLXS-II) 2017-2020
Deputy Element Operations Manager (2019-Present):
Provided leadership, integration, coordination of operations support.
Provided support of Verification & Validation activities (access, services, as needed), mission planning (integration for Ops, requirements content, ops cons), Operations & Maintenance (O&M) of facilities, facility systems, and GSE, flight hardware acceptance and O&M, coordination and resolution of element maintenance issues, flight vehicle design and Interfaces, review Change Requests (CRs), review Documents (Interface Control Documents (ICDs), Interface Requirement Documents (IRDs)), requirements development and revision (includes validation requirements), design reviews, trades studies support, engineering interfaces, processing operations concepts and efficiencies, and Technical Interchange Meetings,
Provided input into Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) and O&M budget planning for assigned element.,
Approved generated flow/schedules, perform “what-if analysis” and cost estimating potential changes, Ensure flight hardware delivery dates and processing schedules are accurate, provide input to the development of all operations products required for processing.
Developed the LX-O1 desk instruction (GSDO-DI-1287) to define the roles and responsibilities for NASA Operations Manager (NOM), Element Operations Manager (EOM), and Government Operations Manager (GOM) and establish their training requirements.
Ground Integration Engineer (2017-2019):
Managed and tracked program requirements with other EITs (Element Integration Teams such as Mobile Launch, PAD, VAB, etc.), EGS Program, and Cross Programs. Worked with EITs when requirement Change Requests (CRs) were received from Design Organization or the Program to assess how these CRs effect assigned EIT requirement set, cost and schedule.
Managed and lead the requirement change process, recommend approval/disapproval of CRs to EIT Project Manager (PM)/Deputy PM. Assess V&V schedule changes in the NE Subsystem schedule that effect Element V&V milestones and lead the technical integration efforts to resolve conflicts as it relates to the EIT requirement set.
Performed technical integration of requirement development, Verification & Validation (V&V) planning, traceability, tracking and closure as it relates to the requirement set.
Developed and presented status to the Program Boards when requested.
Developed and presented EIT action item presentations based on actions assigned at various meetings.
Met with Design and Operation Subsystem personnel, SE&I, and Chief Engineer as needed.
Coordinated meetings for technical discussions.
Assigned/maintained EIT-owned Events in Cradle database, and present to element control board, or upper level control board.
Supported and provided products for EGS Milestone reviews such as CDR/SIR/DCR/ORR/ORD.
Developed the LX-S Qualification / Certification training criteria and OJT packages (CN0025 NASA) for the EGS Ground Integration Engineers (GIE) and User Guides (GSDO-DI-1255 and GSDO-UM-1266) for the development of the GIE signature authority and Launch Control Console support member.
RFID Project Specialist Marietta, GA
CribMaster, a division of Stanley Black and Decker 2014-2017
Prepared project schedules and site walk-down for new and existing customer installations.
Supported customers with tool control and material inventory management via RFID options.
Generated and created CribMaster databases (i.e. inventory, employee, vendor, serial identification, etc.) for customer equipment and software installations.
Set-up, implementation, test, troubleshoot, and support of CribMaster and Automated Tool Room software for internal and external (customer) purposes.
Prepared equipment for marketing tradeshows, special sales events, and user conferences.
Developed for customers the required MS SQL database, data import files (inventory “.csv” and “.rul” files), determine and test type of RFID UHF tag to use on tools, reconciliation of build of material (BOM), and review of computer aided design (CAD) tool layouts.
Coordinated between manufacturing and customer requirements and configurations.
Coordinated packaging of tools and hardware, transportation, and shipping.
Conducted Quality Audits of company processes and procedures.
Conducted safety walk downs.
Prepared documentation processes and procedure in support of ISO 9001:2015 certification.
Mechanical Engineer Kennedy Space Center
All Points Logistic, LLC, Boeing 2012-2013
Managed Machine Shop projects from planning through closure phases, including assessing machine shop schedule priorities and resources (technician, welder, machinist, materials, and documentation).
Responsible for fabrication and certification of ground support equipment (GSE) and airborne support equipment (ASE) for NASA payload operations.
Prepared work orders and work authorizing documents using MAXIMO and Solumina, for ground support equipment and airborne support equipment.
Prepared Statement of Work (SOW) for surface coatings and proof-load requirements.
Coordinated closure process with Configuration Management, Work Control Center (for Cost Accounting), Logistics (for cataloging of hardware, excess returns for credit, and final offload of fabricated/modified part), and Transportation (for shipping/routing of produced product).
Engineering Staff V Kennedy Space Center
United Space Alliance 1996- 2011
Systems Engineer over the Obiter Thermal Control System (TCS).
Managed a team of four engineers for Shuttle Orbiter Thermal Control System as the Group Lead.
Processed payload bay for normal launch processing, mission manifest configuration changes, and major modifications involving thermal blankets and support structure for the Orbiter Thermal Control System for Shuttle Orbiters (Columbia, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour).
Resolved issues with flight hardware and ground support equipment, resulting in either a drawing change or material review.
Supported Thermal Control System operations in the Orbiter Processing Facility (normal flight processing), Hypergolic Maintenance Facility (normal flight processing), Space Station Processing Facility (for thermal blanket work on Unity Module and Pressurized Mating Adapter-2), Vehicle Assembly Building (non-normal integrated processing activities and Mission Kit flight processing), Launch Pad payload closeouts and Aft Compartment closeouts), and the Thermal Protection System Facility (modifications and repairs).
Supported operations in the Assembly and Refurbishment Facility (ARF) for Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) Forward Assy build-up, AFT Skirt Build-up, and Separation Ring Pyro build-up.
Prepared work orders, documentation, material review for Solid Rocket Booster launch processing of Forward Assembly, Aft Skirt Assembly, and Separation Ring.
Reviewed and red-lined drawings and specifications in support of the Integrated Product Team (IPT) for External Airlock Canopy, ARES 1X Solid Rocket Booster Deceleration and Tumble Motors (BDM/BTM), ARES 1X Primary Parachute Reefing System, and Forward Assembly Access Platforms.
Prepared documentation and managed the assembly of the six ARES-1X Booster Deceleration and Tumble Motors for the Solid Rocket Booster Aft Skirt Assembly. Successful first flight test.
Prepared documentation, directed, and assisted lifting processing operations as an Orbiter Handling Engineering for Shuttle Orbiters (Discovery STS-133, Atlantis STS-135, and Endeavour STS-134).
Assisted in developing System Tech Codes (STC) for the Space Shuttle Program. Converted STCs to a similar concept as the Air Transport Association (ATA) Specification 100 Numbering System in support of a Shuttle Maintenance Manual.
Assisted the Nonconformance conversion team to develop the Integrated Problem Reporting and Corrective Action (a consolidation of 16 problem reporting systems used throughout the National Aeronautics and Space Administration various centers).
Continued improvement of the barcoded tracking system for the Thermal Control System Blanket Management, to provide more electronic details into the database to support and simplify installation.
Worked on the Work Authorizing Document (WAD) Paperless Work Environment (PWE) -2, predecessor to Work Authoring & Validation Environment (WAVE), which was the predecessor to Solumina at KSC.
Engineering Specialist Kennedy Space Center
Lockheed Space Operations 1985-1996
Systems Engineer over the Obiter Thermal Control System.
Managed a team of six engineers for Shuttle Orbiter Thermal Control System as the Group Lead.
Maintained the payload ground handling mechanism, lifting fixtures, line replaceable unit slings, hydraulic systems, and pneumatic drive systems for Orbiter Payload Mechanical.
Processed payload bay for normal processing, mission manifest configuration changes, and major modifications involving thermal blankets and support structure for the Orbiter Thermal Control System for Shuttle Orbiters (Columbia, Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour).
Developed a bar coded tracking system for the Thermal Control System Blanket Management, to reduce paperwork during processing. A savings of $90K per mission flow. Awarded the NASA Manned Flight Awareness Honoree Award.
Resolved issues with flight hardware and ground support equipment, resulting in either a drawing change or material review.
Reviewed and red-lined drawings and specifications in support of the Integrated Product Team (IPT) for Extended Duration Orbiter Tent Enclosure.
Supported Thermal Control System operations in the Orbiter Processing Facility (normal flight processing), Hypergolic Maintenance Facility (normal flight processing), Vehicle Assembly Building (non-normal integrated processing activities and Mission Kit flight processing), Launch Pad payload closeouts and Aft Compartment closeouts), and the Thermal Protection System Facility (modifications and repairs).
Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE 1980-1985
Directed and briefed Security and Maintenance personnel.
Maintained both Titan II and Minuteman II weapon systems, communication systems, and launch control facilities.
Command and Control of both Titan II and Minuteman II weapon systems.
Project management, manufacturing engineering, systems engineering, design review and troubleshooting skills
Prepared training manuals for Airframe System Engineering, the Advance System Technician program, and On-the-Job (OJT) training programs. Converted written OJT packages to online OJT packages in support of Portal for Online Recertification, Information, and Skills Maintenance (PRISM) system.
Administrative skills (office equipment), computer skills (Adobe Acrobat Standard, Microsoft Office 2007, Collaborative Integrated Processing Solutions (CIPS) Solumina, and Maximo, Outlook.
Requirements Development and Management, use of the Requirement Management Tool (RMT) called Workbench Cradle.
ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor certified, completed training December 2016 at CribMaster (Stanley Blacker and Decker)
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Engineering Technology (BSAET)
Federal Aviation Administration Airframe & Powerplant License
Millennium Engineering and Integration Company Certificate of Appreciation (July 2018): Received for the development of the LX-S Qualification / Certification training criteria and OJT packages for the EGS Ground Integration Engineers (GIE).
Manned Flight Awareness Honoree (1993): Received for development of barcoded tracking system for Thermal Control System components (over 35,000 parts) and for streamlining the paperwork process.
USA Employee of the Month - Safety, July 1999: Discovered a potentially fatal flaw with Atlantis’ (OV-104’s) External Airlock installation in the payload bay.
LSOC TPS Requirements/ TCS Engineer of the Month - January 1988: Outstanding performance and dedication in support of Thermal Control System Blanket compression inspection and testing.
Stanley Black & Decker Win Award – March 2015: Outstanding performance and dedication in support of RFID projects and company values & safety.
Stanley Black & Decker Win Award – March 2016: Positive customer feedback and recognition.
Stanley Black & Decker Win Award – April 2016: Outstanding performance and dedication in support of RFID Lockheed Martin FACO project.