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Rss• Extensive knowledge of laser, optical and vacuum system construction, set up, testing and data analysis.

Looking to contribute in an R&D lab environment. I enjoy being challenged to utilize my creative and very strong problem solving abilities. I have a proven track record. I love to align and set up breadboard demonstration layouts of optical projects.

Research Assistant

La Crescenta, CA

About Me

Industry:

Research

Occupation:

Research Assistant

Highlights:

NASA service Medal for participation in the repair of the Hubble Space Telescope. NOVA award in July 1998 for my contributions which I made to the Micro-Arc-second Metrology (MAM/SIM) Testbed. NASA group achievement award, April 14 1998 for contributions to the Cassini Program. Commendation by The Aerospace Corporation for Technical Contributions in the resolution of the potentially explosive hydrogen problem pertaining to the STS Launch Complex Six located at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Ideal Companies:

The Aerospace Corporation, The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, General Atomics, Ball Aerospace & Technology, Northrop Grumman
 

Education level:

Bachelor

Will Relocate:

Yes

Location:

La Crescenta, CA

Work Experiences

9/2005 - 10/2008

Raytheon SAS Corporation

Individual Contributor

  • Participated on the ABL TILL weapons program. Lab Manager for the HEL R&D Labs. Established a method to measure internal reflectivity of ceramic optical cavities & wrote test procedure.  Developed methods for performing metrology measurements on optical components and electronic equipment which included the calibration of nanovolt, nanoamp and other specialized test equipment. Documented and wrote procedures for the above listed tasks.

2/1991 - 9/2008

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Individual Contributor

  • • Led the installation, assembly, verification and operation of an 8’ X 40’ vacuum chamber to be used on the SIM project at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Responsible installation, setup and operation of several vacuum systems. • Led efforts in controlling contamination issues through material selection and proper bakeout prior to assembly of hardware or placement into the vacuum chamber. • Saved JPL over $7 Million through identification and reclamation of equipment loaned to a partner company subsequent to the end of the partners’ contract. • Performed complicated optical alignment on projects. • Contributed extensive experience on Free Space Optical Communication and related projects. • Extremely proficient in handling of delicate optical & critical space flight hardware. • Assisted on projects using telescopes and adaptive optics. • Wrote operating procedures for several vacuum systems which were configured for different applications.

Education

1996

Bachelor Degree

University of La Verne

  • Laser Electro-Optics

1977

Associate Degree

Texas State Technical Insitute

  • Laser Electro-Optics & Electronics

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