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Engineer and/or Technical Manager

Project Engineering / Project Management

Career Objective:Managerial or Senior Engineerin Shipyard, Marine Engineering, or Naval Architecture Firm

Summary of Qualifications

Award-winning professional with engineering, leadership and project management experience in aerospace, naval, marine, construction and heavy machinery industries.  Held senior positions in engineering; managed engineers and technicians on commercial and government programs. Strengths include developing new manufacturing processes, leading and mentoring teams to implement them, and managing projects to successful completion. 

Professional Experience

The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA 1989-Present

Senior Engineer, 777X Materials & Processes, Everett, WA 2014 – November 2016

  • Provided technical and project management support to R&D and program teams. Responsibilities include formalized Boeing risk and opportunity analysis and mitigation planning, trade study management, resource identification and allocation to projects.
  • Prepared cost and schedule estimates for M&P team’s work statement from program inception through first delivery ~2020; defined work packages and man hours for multiyear project to allow long-term organization staffing planning.
  • Managed team schedule and deliverables to customer by working with finance and program planning control team to ensure on-time completion of trade studiesand risk reduction efforts, and provide management visibility of issues.
  • Led cross-functional sub-team on special assignment to update airplane level environmental performance design and test criteria to improve in service reliability.

Senior Engineer, Product Development Support, Everett, WA 2010 – 2014

  • Led technology development for R&D organizations developing advanced aircraft architectures and manufacturing methods for BCA Product Development.
  • Coordinated development projects with vendors, universities, and agencies related to advanced manufacturing, future aircraft designs, and air transport operations.
  • Responsibilities included overseeing projects from conception through completion, managing collaborative engineering teams in defining project scope, milestones and deliverables, communications to teams and senior Boeing leaders, and intellectual property protection.    
  • Demonstrated ability to mature advanced technologies from concept to production by planning and managing development projects via a structured gated review process.

Technology and Support Manager, Everett, WA JUL 2006 - MAR 2010

  • Led up to 40 engineers and technicians developing production technology primarily related to Quality Assurance, such as visual inspection, metrology and NDI systems, automation for process improvement, and robotics.
  • Responded to emergent measurement and sensor hardware design requests from factory, resulting in prevention of line shutdowns and reduction of rework.
  • Successfully implemented $20M+ project automating paint hangar operations. 

Support Engineer, 787 Final Assembly and Delivery, Everett, WA 2005 – 2006

  • Collaborated with design and research engineering teams for manufacturing planning.
  • Coordinated metrology system selection for LEAN production among stakeholders. 

Measurement Systems Engineer, Everett, WA 2004 – 2005

  • Supported development of LEAN measurement and tooling systems to production.
  •  Implemented latest generation Remote Visual Inspection equipment in factory.

Field Engineering and Test Engineer, Huntsville, AL, Ft. Greely, AK 2003 – 2004

  • Supported Ground Based Missile Defense Program at field site during construction.
  • Resolved issues by coordination among government, contractors and Boeing.
  • Successfully commissioned GMD project for initial system deployment on time and budget, resulting in substantial completion bonus presented to Boeing.

Measurement Systems Engineer, Everett, WA, 2001 – 2002

  • Provided liaison support between technology solution providers and manufacturing personnel to resolve production problems. 

Mechanical Engineer, Defense Programs, Kent, WA 1993-2001

Mechanical Engineer, Hydrofoil Programs, Tukwila, WA 1989-1993

Contract Engineering Consultant, Seattle, WA 1987-1989

Mechanical Engineer, Lockheed Shipbuilding, Seattle, WA 1985-1987

Mechanical Engineer, GD Quincy Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA 1984-1985

Mechanical Engineer, J.J. Henry/CDI Marine, Arlington, VA 1980 – 1984

Merchant Marine Officer, Various Firms, Europe, North and South America 1976-1980

Technical Skills

  • Software: Windows and Office Suite, GOMinspect; familiar with CATIA, Spatial Analyzer, Polyworks, AutoCAD, Inventor.
  • Metrology systems: portable arm CMM’s, Laser Trackers, Radars, and Projectors, Structured Light Scanners, and a variety of specialized measurement systems. 

Honors & Awards

2013 Boeing EOT Engineering Team of the Year – Natural Laminar Flow Inlets

Manager of 2008 Special Invention Award, Laser Exterior Marking System Team

Award in 2004 for Exceptional Performance, Missile Defense System Deployment - Alaska


Thickness measuring apparatus using microwave cavity resonatorUS Patent 7173435

Graphical clinometer display system US Patent 7305772

Clearance: Secret


M.S. - Manufacturing Engineering, University of Washington, 2009

B.A. - Geography, Business Minor, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2004

B.S. - Nautical Science, Ocean Engineering Minor, Maine Maritime Academy, 1976

Professional Engineer, Mechanical, Alaska and Washington State

Resume Addendum: detailed marine industry experience

1976-1980:  US Merchant Marine; UNREP (underway replenishment) bosun's mate, USNS PAWCATUCK in the Mediterranean; 2nd and 1st mate on offshore supply vessels, ocean tugs, coastal break-bulk freighters, east and west coasts of US, Alaska, Central and South America.  I was briefly Master (2 months) of an offshore supply ship in Brazil before making the decision to come ashore.

1980-1983: System Analyst/General Engineer for J.J. Henry Co and CDI Marine, in Arlington VA.  Supported USN contracts for logistics and training document development.  Lead engineer for cargo handling equipment layout and design studies for MAINE Class RO-RO to MPS (Maritime Pre-positioning Ship) conversion; support for Sealand SL-7 to Fast Support Ship (T-AKR) contract design development, primarily for cargo handling and fueling at sea equipment.  At-sea ship-check and engineering design support on USS NIMITZ aircraft carrier for upcoming shipyard repair work.  Concept design support for proposal for auxiliary crane ship (T-ACS) conversions from Ready Reserve Fleet available vessels.  Contract design work on AOE-6 Fast Fleet UNREP support ship and DDG-51 destroyer.  Prepared SLEP (Service Life Extension Program) design documents for USS FORRESTAL aircraft carrier; most notable was a complete update of the ship's 7- condition heat balance to reflect main and auxiliary machinery updates.  During this time period, I took a 10-month sabbatical to attend the University of Alaska - Fairbanks for further engineering studies.

1983-1985:  General Dynamics, Quincy Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA.  Lead engineer for cargo and UNREP systems for next-generation USN underway replenishment ship studies; responsible engineer for 2nd Lt. JOHN P. BOBO MPS, 5 ship class, for cargo handling and deck machinery; general in-service warranty support to BOBO class ships, and MV ENERGY INDEPENDENCE collier. Contract design support for US Lines feeder container ship proposal.  Designed life-extension upgrade of hydraulics and fuel system for shipyard 200 LT capacity heavy-lift transporter, project engineer for subsequent remanufacture of vehicle.

1985-1987:  Lockheed Shipbuilding, Seattle, WA:  Mechanical engineer assigned to Lockheed LCAC (Landing Craft Air Cushion) second-source factory development, production planning, and new facility establishment in Gulfport, MS; lead engineer for Advanced Low-cost LCAC study project under USN contract; liaison engineering support to LSD-41 Whidbey Island class building program, Washington State Ferry Steel-Electric class conversion, and MV COHO upgrade; performed forensic engineering investigation into WSF ISSAQUAH class ferry propulsion system control failures.

1987-1989:  Contract engineer and consulting work to Northwest Energy Services Company, designing coal slurry pipeline for Centralia, WA mine and power facility; design, test and logistics support to TriTec Manufacturing for USN specification automated valve actuators.

1989 -1993:  Boeing Marine Systems/Hydrofoil programs:  Mechanical engineer/acting lead engineer for USN planning yard support to the 6-ship PHM squadron; work involved SHIPALT package preparation, and on-site support to Navy hydrofoils during yard periods in Mobile, Pensacola or Jacksonville, and extended maintenance periods in Key West homeport.  Occasional design and consulting support to commercial Boeing JETFOIL operators.

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