Engineering Staff III - Mission Operations Flight Controller and Astronaut Instructor
Support human spaceflight mission operations of the International Space Station (ISS) for the Mechanisms and Maintenance department at Johnson Space Center. Responsible for the repair of critical space hardware including electrical, thermal, mechanical and environmental hardware. Perform planning and complex training development leading to flight execution.
- Certified as a Flight Controller for the Operations Support Officer (OSO) position in Mission Control. Developed problem recognition and resolution skills to successfully support ISS during off-nominal scenarios; developed ability to handle high-stress environments and solve complicated engineering problems.
- Provide subject matter expertise in ISS structures, crew systems and preventive and corrective maintenance relating to spatial concerns for crew, tool use and hardware failure recovery. Utilize hardware drawings for maintenance support relating to dimensions, fastener specifications and spatial interfaces.
- Selected as the mechanism and maintenance training lead for two ISS missions and operations lead for one ISS mission. Responsible for developing and executing a mechanisms and maintenance training/operation plans using project management skills. Responsible for planning and leading team of 30 engineers through all astronaut maintenance activities during mission.
- Support Mission Control as the Waste and Hygiene Compartment (WHC) Lead. Responsibilities include real time support of WHC operations onboard the ISS; support technical meetings with Russian engineering; develop operations products for astronaut execution; project scheduling required to plan and schedule maintenance; lead the WHC team to support all aspects of an ISS system pertaining to training, real-time operations and failure recovery.