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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

34 years experience as a Naval Architect and Structure Engineer for US Navy ship new construction and in-service modifications. Since 2017 I have been on ship checks for system and structure modifications and upgrades on several US Navy ships. Proficient with 3D product model design, 2D AutoCAD drawing, and perform structure engineering analysis using FEMAP / NASTRAN programs.

Active DOD Secret clearance and valid US passport.

  • Experienced with on-board ship checking of structure and systems
  • Can perform ship structure engineering analysis using FEMAP / NASTRAN programs
  • 26 years experience with 3D product model design
  • 20 years experience creating and checking AutoCAD 2D drawings
  • Experienced with weight and moment ship change calculations
  • Proficient with technical writing, ship change evaluation, and responding to ship change proposals
Work History
Company in Transition, 11/2021 - Current
Caterpillar Comer, GA,

I was an employee of Gryphon Technologies which was bought by ManTech International in late 2021. The companies are presently combining all business aspects. I am listed as a "Casual Employee" and will be assigned to an upcoming contract when it is initiated.

Project Engineer, 10/2015 - 10/2021
Accor Hotels San Juan, PR,

Naval Architect - Structure Engineer December 2017 to November 2021

* Team member for multiple ship checks in San Diego CA, on USS Carl Vinson (CVN70), USS Making Island (LHD 8), USS Essex (LHD 2), to determine structure and foundation changes for removal of old and installation of new systems. April 2021 ship check included 21 days at sea on LHD 2

* Worked with group to set up travel arrangements and base access for ship checks in 2017 through 2019.

* Performed ship checks in Norfolk VA on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) to design and analyze ship structure changes for ship system modifications

* Interfaced with officers and crew for system modification preferences

* Helped with production of AutoCAD drawings and performed Finite Element Modeling and Postprocessing (FEMAP) for system changes on USS Wasp (LHD 1) and USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) to assure new foundations and structure fulfill engineering and shock requirements

Gryphon Fleet Support - August 2016 to March 2017

* Ship and air wing equipment support for Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk Air Station, Oceana Naval Air Station, and Little Creek Amphibious Base. Responsibilities included delivery of equipment prior to ship deployment and removal of equipment after ship return.

* Performed Chemical Biological Radiological (CBR) fit and test of gas masks and environmental suits for Navy and Marine officers and crew prior to overseas deployment. Fit tests performed at bases in Virginia, Maryland, and Nevada.

Naval Architect - October 2015 to August 2016

* Produced AutoCAD ship structure and foundation drawings for USS George Washington (CVN 73)

* Performed weight and moment calculations for removal and addition of ship structure on CVN 73

Engineer, 02/1987 - 05/2015
Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding City, STATE,

Hull Planning Yard Team - June 2013 to May 2015

* Naval Architect lead for 7 person team that obtained Hull Planning Yard (HPY) contract for Ford Class Aircraft Carriers.

* Lead test cases to demonstrate to Navy and NAVSEA how ship changes are designed, engineered, and implemented using a 3D product model

* Developed HPY process document for rules and guidelines for design and engineering changes for HPY contracts

Department / Project IT Lead - June 2004 to May 2014

* Lead for several departments in determining computer hardware and software requirements, allocation and installation of computers, forecasting future computer needs

* Direct computer support for users to resolve problems with hardware, software, access, and new technology implementation

New Construction Hull Structure Department member for George H. W. Bush (CVN77) - 1997 to 2004

* Oversaw and assisted with development and production of 2D AutoCAD hull structure drawings created from 3D ship product model

* Modeled ship structure using several 3D product modeling programs

Naval Architect for CVN77 - 1993 to 1997

*Performed calculations of possible and implemented design changes prior to ship construction

* Performed evaluations of possible ship changes

Naval Architect for Seawolf Submarine design and engineering department - 1989 to 1993

* Team member for 3D product model development for forward end of USS Seawolf (SSN21)

* Lead all disciplines in 3D product model design of crew living and machinery spaces

* Developed 3D product model processes used in later ship designs

Junior Naval Architect for Seawolf Submarine project - 1987 to 1989

* Assisted more senior naval architects with design, weights and moments calculations, and ship change studies for potential changes

Bachelor of Science: Naval Architecture And Marine Engineering, Expected in 05/1987
Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA
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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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  • Bachelor of Science

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