Ring Laser Gyros and MEMS Accelerometer Instruments & Test Manager
Manage design improvements, production line sustaining activities, Engineering Change, material/parts obsolescence, supplier, quality, production build & test issues on a fast response basis to reduce factory down-time and restore yield levels. Manage Instrument Test Lab for IRAD, engineering development, production line support, and field return testing of ring laser, fiber optics, and resonator gyroscopes, as well as legacy and MEMS accelerometers. Ten direct reports.
- Achieved 3X failure rate decrease of the ring laser gyros production line over the last three years
- Managed upgrade of 5,000 ft2, 30+ year-old lab, with uninterrupted operation, through asbestos abatement, 4X increase of gyro test throughput and 10X increased test performance capability. Implemented work-around plan to overcome lack of capital budget for lab equipment and instrumentation.
- Led engineering, build, test, and delivery of customized gyroscopes for Air Force satellite. deliverables were completed on time for subsystem integration and test. Units exceeding performance expectations.
- Managed Cost Account for Gyro delivery and Radiation Lot Acceptance Testing