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Design Engineer/CAD & PLM AdministratorJun 2015 - Nov 2016 (1 year)
Supported design effort on Test & Development team on several projects, including the Propulsion Open Air Test sled. Trained and mentored other engineers in use of NX 10 and Teamcenter 10. Developed engineering processes and built custom workflows in Teamcenter. Administered Teamcenter, including working with Siemens channel partners to arrange customization services and additional licenses.
Design Engineer, ISS Docking Systems TeamOct 2010 - May 2015 (4 years)
Developed designs for updated International Space Station docking assemblies intended for use by new international and commercial vehicles supplying cargo and crews to the space station. Responsibilities included creating three dimensional interface models based on customer requirements, creating new product designs, and mentoring members of the group in design, CAD tool usage (NX 6), and use of Teamcenter.
Adjunct Instructor (Part Time)Sep 2007 - May 2009 (1 year)
Work with the Engineering Design Graphics department to deliver advanced 3D solid modeling instruction and basic manual drafting skills (introduction to drafting) instruction.
PLM Consultant, Senior Engineer SpecialistJun 2004 - Sep 2010 (6 years)
Developed customized training for customer on use of Teamcenter Engineering. Gathered requirements for continued development. Maintained system requirements documentation. Utilized Teamcenter Engineering , NX 5 & NX 6, Catia Manager, and Catia V5. Responsible for managing the consultants and developers on site for UGS (now Siemens) and for the project management. Learned Catia V5 to understand its usage by some of the design staff and to how best integrate that with their Teamcenter instance.
Mechanical Engineer/Flight deck modelingOct 2003 - Jan 2004 (3 months)
3D solid modeling of E-3A and B parts; assembly fit check of E-3 flight deck; comparison of old and new design of flight deck structures and main instrument panel for retrofit of avionics trainer. Utilized UNIGRAPHICS V18 and Teamcenter Engineering.
Engineer-StaffMay 2001 - Apr 2003 (1 year)
3D solid modeling of Space Station structures and external components; assembly fit check of Space Station components; simplification of complex models for use in virtual reality training.
Extravehicular Activity Worksite AnalysisNov 2000 - May 2001 (6 months)
Utilized UNIGRAPHICS V15-16 to analyze astronaut EVA activities to ensure proper translation capabilities, access to areas for each task, and to establish proper tool settings. Prepared documentation for the EVA analysis that would later lead to flight controller procedures for each EVA. Also assisted with astronaut testing at the Sonny Carter Training Facility Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.
Cabinet DesignFeb 2000 - Oct 2000 (8 months)
Designed and modified sheet metal cabinets used by telecommunication companies using UNIGRAPHICS.
Airframe DesignApr 1999 - Aug 1999 (4 months)
Metallic and composite airframe structural design enhancements to the Cobra and Huey helicopters using UNIGRAPHICS.
Computer Aided Drafting InstructorSep 1998 - Mar 1999 (6 months)
Classroom and laboratory instruction of manual drafting and Auto CAD V14.
Airframe Design GroupSep 1997 - Sep 1998 (1 year)
Airframe design using UNIGRAPHICS; involved in redesign of empennage and wing structures of small business jet using mainly sheet metal and machined parts. Consulted during company’s efforts to implement IMAN.
Advanced Structures and Technologies (Phantom Works)Apr 1997 - Aug 1997 (4 months)
Designed new structural components to reduce costs and weight on Delta II rocket by implementing high speed machined parts. Aided in layout of new friction-stir welding facility; utilized UNIGRAPHICS.
UNIGRAPHICS Technical MarketingOct 1996 - Feb 1997 (4 months)
Prepared technical demonstrations and assisted sales force in performing demonstrations; responsible for answering customers’ technical questions regarding UNIGRAPHICS and IMAN.
UNIGRAPHICS/IMAN User Support/InstructorJun 1996 - Oct 1996 (4 months)
Prepared and instructed courses in UNIGRAPHICS and IMAN; answered user questions via help desk; provided mentoring to users in various work groups. Worked to improve design processes.
UNIGRAPHICS Software Tester (part time contract)Nov 1995 - Feb 1996 (3 months)
Tested new UNIGRAPHICS version prior to roll out of Windows capable UNIGRAPHICS; wrote up error reports; also tested new training courseware.
UNIGRAPHICS InstructorJul 1995 - Jun 1996 (11 months)
Prepared and instructed courses in UNIGRAPHICS and IMAN; answered user questions via help desk; provided mentoring to users in various work groups.
Engineer-Scientist, Structural DesignFeb 1990 - Jul 1995 (5 years)
Forward fuselage airframe design utilizing manual and CAD methods. Involved in weight and cost- saving initiatives including implementing composite aluminum honeycomb panels on the light cargo floor and redesigning structural components using high speed machined parts to reduce part count and assembly time. Served as CAD Tools Project Manager in roll out of UG and IMAN on the C-17 program and represented structural design groups; involved project management and management of $7 million budget.
Bachelor Science Aerospace Engineering1985 - 1989 (4 years)
Master Arts Organizational Management1993 - 1994 (1 year)
Teamcenter Support Administration (2005)UGS (now Siemens PLM)
Certified in Teamcenter Engineering system administration and user support
UNIGRAPHICS Instructor (1995)McDonnell Douglas Corporation
Certified to instruct employees in the use of UNIGRAPHICS (now NX).