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Senior Staff Engineer / Technologist Resume

Houston, TX

SUMMARY:

  • Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years experience specializing in mechanical, electromechanical, robotic and EVA tool design.
  • The experience I have is diverse, and covers personnel management, project management, manufacturing, quality and design engineering.
  • As a qualified candidate I bring to the table the ability to help keep any organization in a position of leadership, stable growth and solid profitability.
  • Over 20 years of engineering department management experience, mentoring and guiding electrical, mechanical and industrial engineers.
  • Over 20 years of project management experience with project ranging from $1K to $5M, and complexity from oil refining equipment to Space Station robotics and Space Shuttle EVA tools.
  • Over 20 years of manufacturing and quality experience, ranging from large - scale mechanisms to miniature electronic devices, covering design, manufacture, assembly and packaging.
  • Over 20 years experience with all facets of manufacturing and its processes, in both metallic and non-metallic materials and manual and automated assembly.
  • Over 20 years of experience in designing experiments, testing and validation for commercial, Confidential and Confidential projects.
  • Over 15 years experience in Systems Engineering and the application of Systems Engineering priciples
  • Proven self-starter, that performs and delivers under pressure, with the ability to handle multiple projects at the same time.
  • Experienced in the implementation of Kaizen / Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing practices.
  • Experienced in FMEA, Total Quality Management, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Change Management Statistical Process Control.
  • A wide range of experience in the use of metallic, non-metallic and composite materials.
  • Experienced with the use and application of Confidential principals.
  • Familiar with the operation and application of UNIGRAPHICS, Ashlar Vellum, AutoCad, SoildWorks, Pro-Engineer CAD and Solid Edge CAD drafting systems.
  • Over 20 years experience in the creation, modification and interpretation of all forms and formats of engineering, quality, manufacturing and installation drawings and documentation, including piping and instrumentation documents.
  • Proficient with all PC softwares including MS Office, Access, WordPerfect, Lotus and Adobe softwares.
  • Experienced in the application and usage of ISO 9000, ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949,, SAE AS9100 and MRPII.
  • Experienced in all aspects of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) including design, procurement and installation fabrication
  • Experienced in project scheduling, estimating and budgeting.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Houston, TX

SENIOR STAFF ENGINEER / TECHNOLOGIST

Responsibilities:

  • Provide consultation and technical direction to the engineering community on near term and long term projects with substantial business impact. Drive the design, development, and application of BOPs (blow out preventers), stacks and control systems and other related activities
  • Design and develop BOP (blow out preventer) stacks, control systems and other related activities
  • Develop new products, improve product performance, reduce product cost, maintain schedules, resolve problems and develop processes to shorten lead times
  • Support customers, sales, manufacturer, field service and suppliers
  • Develop and apply technology to current and future business opportunities
  • Ensure design compliance with regulatory authorities, relevant codes and contract
  • Protect the Intellectual Property rights of the Company
  • Provide technical guidance and mentor and/or supervise others.

Confidential, Houston, TX

CHIEF ENGINEER OF DOCKING SYSTEMS / LEAD SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Responsibilities:

  • I am an integral part of the leadership team and am responsible for the day-to-day technical management of the integrated team.
  • Management of this technical team includes interaction with the Project Manager and the designated Team Leads.
  • I am responsible for the total technical success of the project.
  • This duty spans the entirety of the project.
  • I assist the Confidential Docking System project with the technical support in Systems, Design, Analysis, and Testing and interface with Confidential technical personnel.
  • Provide technical leadership, oversight and reviews for Confidential docking projects, ensuring excellence in design and analysis to meet the technical requirements, facilitate concurrent engineering and technical resolution to ensure schedule impacts are minimized
  • Ensure consistent adherence to technical quality
  • Foster strong environment of teamwork across the project
  • Work with Engineering Deputy Director and other chief engineers to implement contract vision
  • Assist in the development of docking related flight and non-flight Confidential - Confidential projects.
  • Plan and lead the technical mentoring of engineers and coordinate and mentoring activities with the other Chief Engineers.
  • Mentor the younger team members to look at the bigger picture, and not just their individual products

Confidential, Houston, TX

PROJECT MANAGER / CPE / MECHANICAL ENGINEER STAFF

Responsibilities:

  • Mechanical design technical lead supporting all Confidential spacecraft docking mechanisms, and space control, ICDs, and system trade studies.
  • Which includes researching, planning, designing and developing mechanical products and systems such as controls, mechanisms, engines, machines and mechanical, thermal hydraulic or heat transfer systems for production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy. It also includes application of research to the planning, design, development, and testing of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems, instruments, controls, engines, and/or machines.
  • Certified Principal Engineer for all Confidential and Confidential developed docking and docking related hardware to be used on the Constellation .
  • Project Manager for the development of Confidential docking jettison and launch abort mechanisms to be used on the Constellation Confidential .
  • Provide leadership to assigned LM staff and customer interface.

Confidential, Houston, TX

SENIOR SYSTEMS INTEGRATION ENGINEER

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development of module system level implementation plans, the development, maintenance and execution of the Engineering Transition Work Plan.
  • Development of module system level work instructions, processes and procedures, d Confidential bases and integration tools. Perform integration of module systems through interaction with all module functional organizations.
  • Responsible for the coordination plan, organization, control, integration and authoring of final Confidential Module payload allocations for Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions.
  • Plan and formulate engineering programs; review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Responsible for requirements definition, design, development, and integration of spacecraft systems.
  • Particular areas of interest include: human systems, payload accommodations, pre/post flight operations, and mission design.

Confidential, Houston, TX

STAFF PROJECT ENGINEER

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the coordination plan, organization, control, integration and completion of engineering projects within area of assigned responsibilities.
  • Currently assigned to the design, development, manufacture and testing of a treadmill with a vibration isolation system used on International Space Station.
  • Plan and formulate engineering programs; review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Evaluate and approve design changes, specification, and drawing releases.
  • Coordinate activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems.
  • I represent Confidential as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects and interact with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations.

Confidential, Boerne, TX

ENGINEERING PROJECT MANAGER

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the research, design, development, documentation and testing of new engineered composite material products, for both commercial and government aerospace customers.
  • Responsible for the design of products utilizing manufacturing process such as, resin transfer molding (RTM), compression molding, resin film infusion (RFI) and hand lay-up.
  • Responsible for the design of products using non-metallic materials such as carbon, kevlar, glass, quartz and epoxy, phenolic and bismaleimide resins.
  • Responsible for the development of company wide practices and procedures to support ISO 2000 and conformance to SAE AS9100 quality regulations.
  • Interface directly all customers to guarantee complete customer satisfaction, product requirement conformance and on-time delivery.
  • Support Marketing in the development new products, markets and customer bases and prepare proposals and pricing in response to customer RFQs.
  • Responsible for the support of continuous quality improvement, manufacturability, and cost savings of all new and existing products, through the use of analytical tools such as FMEA, Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing and Kepner/Tregoe Problem Solving methods.
  • Responsible for the coordination of technical evaluation and qualification activities of new composite reinforcement processes and products between all Confidential departments and outside customers.
  • Personnel management of technicians assigned to R&T development projects.

Confidential, San Antonio, TX

DOCUMENT CONTROL DEPARTMENT MANAGER

Responsibilities:

  • Provide direction, leadership and technical mentoring across multiple disciplines of mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing engineers, as well as, technical writers and document control administrators.
  • Responsible for the growth of all three departments and the content of all documents, designs, their integrity and insurance that final products match functional design, marketing, and customer requirements.
  • Provide for the continuous quality improvement, manufacturability, and cost savings of all existing products, through the use of analytical tools .
  • Support Marketing and Sales in the development and implementation of product and final packaging, for commercial, industrial and retail markets.
  • Provide technical and design support to Quality and Manufacturing departments for manufacturing and assembly issue resolution and to increase product quality, reliability, integrity, and profitability.
  • Provide design, test and administrative support to all new product design efforts to insure a seamless transition from design concept through manufacturing to final product implementation.
  • Responsible for design for manufacturing processes such as forming/molding plastics, forming/stamping metals, sonic welding of plastics, hand/wave soldering of SMT/ through-hole PWBs, manual and automated assembly.
  • Assist with the implementation of Kaizen / Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing practices across all product lines.
  • Provide direction of the creation and maintenance of the plant's ISO, UL and CSA s.

Confidential, Houston, TX

ADVANCED SYSTEMS ENGINEERING SPECIALIST / PRINCIPAL ENGINEER

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development, integration and verification, between the Canadian Space Agency and Confidential 's Confidential Space Center, of assembly, maintenance and inspection procedures to be carried out by the two robotic systems of International Space Station.
  • Responsible for the research, design, development, documentation, testing and verification of the hydraulic and electric robot manipulator test beds which were used to simulate the Canadian Space Agency manipulator and its end effectors, for the above mentioned testing.
  • This included the design and testing of closed system six degree-of-freedom manipulators and end effectors to simulate and verify actual International Space Station robotic designs.
  • Provide overall project management and direct the efforts of seven mechanical engineers and three electrical engineers assigned to this project.
  • Reported directly to Confidential and coordinated and supported Confidential project efforts of other aerospace contractors working on Space Shuttle and Space Station robotic related projects.
  • Responsible for the research, design, development, documentation and testing of a closed system six degree-of-freedom ExtraVehicular Activity Powered Portable Foot Restraint, a $1M+ project, for use during the construction and maintenance of International Space Station. Lockheed and Confidential jointly patented this device.
  • Coordinated drafting, material procurement and fabrication for this device, as well as, the development of the operational and engineering specifications.
  • Directed the efforts of a mechanical and an electrical engineer, a designer and two draftsmen assigned to this project.
  • Prepared preliminary design, manpower requirements, budget and schedule estimations for future projects.

Confidential, Houston, TX

PROJECT ENGINEER

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design and testing of ExtraVehicular Activity tools, ranging in scale from large platforms to miniature electromechanical devices, for use on Space Shuttle missions and International Space Station.
  • Provided design for a large portion of the Hubble Space Telescope repair mission tool set.
  • All devices were designed as either closed or zero-lubrication systems for use in the vacuum and extreme temperature range environments of space.
  • Coordinated drafting, material procurement and in-house shop fabrication efforts for these tools.
  • Prepared the flight documentation required by Confidential for tool for flight, as well as budget and schedule estimation for projects valued up to $500K.
  • Served as Design Engineer responsible for the development, material selection, fabrication and testing of fabric heat shields and high temperature fasteners for use on the Titan IV solid rocket motors.

Confidential, Sunnyvale, CA

MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

Responsibilities:

  • Developed, tested and implemented a tailored form of Statistical Process Control for a new form of Quality Control.
  • This program monitored the Confidential and reject rates of manufactured parts inspected versus the part complexity, manufacturing drawing dimensioning system used and the capability of the manufacturing station involved. Program resulted in a 75% reduction of rejections, for those parts monitored.
  • Worked closely with all divisions of both Quality and Manufacturing Divisions, including production line operators and their management, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering, Inspectors and Quality Engineering.
  • Performed manufacturing tolerance studies, and recommended actions to lower manufacturing losses due to inspection rejects.
  • Responsible for the design, research and development of epoxy resin grout pumping stations, large scale elastomeric seals and adhesives that were used for the installation of missile launching systems into Trident II submarines.
  • Provided direction for the strategic and test installations of these system components.

Confidential, Confidential, TX

PROJECT DESIGN ENGINEER

Responsibilities:

  • Provided engineering support and coordinated contract construction efforts on large-scale energy conservation projects in the Confidential refinery.
  • Prepared and reviewed construction drawings for the installation of process equipment.
  • Performed pipeline and structural analysis for designs.
  • Prepared purchase orders for equipment and provided project schedules.
  • Provided engineering support for plant maintenance and construction in the refinery.
  • Responsible for the replacement and original installation designs of process equipment including pumps, heat exchangers, pressure vessels and support structures.
  • Prepared and reviewed drawings and specifications for procurement and fabrication of equipment and materials.

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