Team-oriented System Test Engineer with over 30 years experience in Aerospace and Defense testing from subsystem to full up Spacecraft and Launch.
Current Security Clearances:
SSBI - Active and DOD Top Secret - Active.
Full Environmental Testing experience including Instrumentation set up and Data Acquisition in the following: Thermal, Acoustics, Thermal Vacuum, Vibration, Shock, Load Stress, Burst.
Experience with Fabrication and Design of Test Fixtures. Writing Test Procedures and training of use.
Experience in RF/Microwave component, subsystem and system level testing.
Experience in tuning, testing, characterization and troubleshooting of Microwave Filters, Amplifiers, Mixers, Diplexers and Equalizers.
Knowledge and practical application of using wide range of test equipment including S-Parameter, Network and Spectrum Analyzers.
Experience in set up and maintaining RF Test Lab for R&D and production.
July 2006 to Current
BoeingEl Segundo, CASystem Test and Evaluation EngineerTeam Leader in Verification Testing of Spacecraft Systems including Power, T&C, Control, Propulsion, and RF Payload from System level to Launch. Environments include Thermal, Vibration, Acoustic and Thermal Vacuum.
December 2005 to July 2006
BoeingEl Segundo, CAManufacturing PlannerDeveloped and Generated Manufacturing planning procedures for Satellite build from Module to Full up Vehicle. Standard Aerospace methods and special proprietary for build and integration of all systems.
December 2003 to December 2005
BoeingEl Segundo, CASr. Mechanical Tech.Performed Mechanical build on various Satellite Vehicles. from panel to Full up Spacecraft integration.
September 2001 to December 2003
BoeingEl Sugundo, CASr. RF TechnicianPerformed RF Mixer characterization and L.O. slice integration (thermal/cryogenic Qual and Proto level) at subsystem level. Managed RF Lab including responsibilities of test equipment calibration schedules and asset management.
October 1997 to September 2001
BoeingCanoga Park CA, Stennis Space Center (Mississippi), CAInstrumentation Technician
Performed instrumentation application and Test System Fabrication to various Flight Hardware.
Location and Programs supported
Canoga Park CA: RS 68 (Delta Rocket engine), SSME (Space Shuttle Main Engine).
Downey, CA: Z1 truss ISS (International Space Station, Wire Harness Fabrication GBI (Ground Base Intercept).
Stennis Space Center, MS: High Temp Strain Gage installation, PCB (Circuit Board) & Red Line Cutoff system for Rocket Engine Hot fire.
Seal Beach, CA: Test Equipment Rack Fabrication for SEA LAUNCH.
October 1993 to October 1997
PCA ElectronicsNorthridge, CAR&D Test Engineer
Set up and Maintain RF/Electromagnetic Fabrication and Test Lab. Supported Sr. Design Engineer in R&D of wire wound magnetic's. Designed and fabricated Test Fixtures including Proto type and build for overseas high volume manufacturing with written test procedure for use.
September 1978 to September 2001
Rockwell International (Rocketdyne Div.),PCA Electronics, Loral (Wavecom), Microwave Products Inc.Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Downey, Seal Beach, CASr. Instrumentation Technician/ Sr. RF Microwave Tech.
Rocketdyne (Canoga Park): Performed Data Reduction and Analysis of
SSME (Space Shuttle Main Engine) Hot-Fire Testing.
Performed Set up and Data
Acquisition of various Flight Hardware Tests in the Engineering Development Lab.
Vibration, Modal, Spin, Thermal, Burst, Shock and Load Stress to failure.
Microwave Products Inc. (Chatsworth):Limiting Mixer Amplifier for MX Missile, Wrote test procedure and training for JTIDS High Power IFF Filter Tuning and Testing. Performed Tuning and testing with full environmental of Transmitter and Diplexer for Stinger Missile Belt-pack and JTIDS High Power IFF Filter (1200 watts).
Loral (Wavecom Chatsworth): Tuning and Testing of various Microwave filters also application of High Power TWTA interface.
Bunker Ramo (Westlake Village): Tuning and troubleshooting of L-Band Oscillator coupled with X-Band Mulitplier including Waveguide tuning. R&D of MK48 Sonar target device for USN.
December 1974 to July 1978
USN VP-68 (Patrol Squadron)NAS PAX River, MDAircrewman P3 Orion (Sonar/Radar Operator)Petty Officer 2nd class Airborne Anti-Submarine warfare operator on P3 Orion Patrol Aircraft. Operated Passive and Active Airborne Sonar, Radar and MAD (Magnetic Anomaly Detection) in the detection of Submarines. Member of Nuclear Weapon Loading Team.
Education and Training
USN Memphis, Willow Grove, TN, PA, USBasic Electronics, etc.
Boeing Provided: NASA Certified Soldering
Explosives Handling Safety
Military Training: Basic Electrical/Electronics, Theory and Operation: Radar, Sonar, MAD gear.
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Companies Worked For:
Rockwell International (Rocketdyne Div.),PCA Electronics, Loral (Wavecom), Microwave Products Inc.