|RESUME – RICHARD CHARLES DAVIDS|
1986 – February 2005
|Program Engineering Lead for Targets Countermeasures Program. Responsible for integrating Specialty Engineering into system design, build, and test; including parts, materials and processes, human factors engineering, survivability, electromagnetic effects (EMI/EMC), maintainability, reliability, testability, PHS&T, manufacturing.|
|Coordinated Specialty Engineering (SPE) technical and business inputs for Airborne Laser 2008, Kinetic Energy Interceptor, LADAR, and CEKV proposals. Ensured that SPE functions integrated into SOW, WBS, system and product specifications, IMP/IMS, CDRL, and other requirement documents.|
|Provided Human Factors Engineering (HFE) program plans and technical input for Ground Based Interceptor, Booster Vehicle +, FBM Low Cost Test Missile Kit, MultiUser Objective System, and Space Based Infrared Satellite programs and proposals.|
|Primary technical writer and publisher for HFE practice and selected SPE guidebooks (materials and processes, parts). Developed program self-assessment tools for SPE disciplines. Coordinated SPE inputs and schedules for SPE Program Engineering Lead (PEL) training program. Wrote two segments (PEL Basics and HFE).|
|Provided SPE overview to Certified Principal Engineer (CPE) and Test Engineering Development (TED) training course. Co-developed System Engineering (SET) CONOPS training course and materials. Provided system safety training materials for PHS&T course.|
|Project manager for $50K ‘lessons learned’ web site. Chief architect, UI designer, and test engineer. Developed program plan, functional and task analysis, web-based prototype, and usability analysis. Subcontracted effort via IWTA with LM Owego software center.|
|Developed architecture and HTML-code for web-based Test Engineering Requirements database based on MIL-STD-1540.|
|Developed Program Plan and User Interface style guides for LM Electronic Data Information Management System (EDIMS) and NPOESS proposal. Published EDIMS User Guide.|
|Designed and published User Guides and Installation and Checkout Guides for Iridium Software Test System and MILSTAR Mission Planning Segments.|
|Designed, populated, and maintained on-line System Guide for SBC Interactive TV program. Included billing, network management, equipment setup, operation, troubleshooting. Designed and coded Network Security Management user interface. Developed training plan for head-end personnel.|
|Designed and published first MIL-STD-1472D pocket checklist for DOD research branch. Invited member of LMSSC Safety Office Product Protection Assessment team. Identified manufacturing operations problems in hardware design, procedures, and facility. Authored corrective action report.|
|Developed first CAD Operational Sequence Diagrams for large solar array manufacturing operations. Coordinated inputs from tooling, design, and manufacturing personnel to improve manufacturing process and procedures|
|Developed system and detail design requirements, plus hardware and facility layouts for OSD Crisis Coordination Center, Space Station, DOT (BART), Air Force, and Army (GBI) proposals and programs.|
|Created the first LM standard for human computer modeling programs. CAD models used to design ergonomic workspaces and evaluate bio-mechanical stress, safety hazards, hardware accessibility and maintainability, environmental factors (noise, line of sight, illumination).|
|Lead Engineer and acting supervisor for 5 human factor engineers in FBM Systems Engineering department. Provided HFE technical liaison to Trident II Program Office, Management, and Navy.|
|Directed soft and hard mockup exercises and noise testing to validate Trident II missile maintenance tasks onboard submarines and during field level operations.|
|Designed and prototyped user interface for hand-held UK BIT/BITE equipment.|
|Designed, tested, and implemented a family of OSHA-compliant high visibility warning signs for high value hardware. Coordinated publication, marketing, and distribution to manufacturing areas.|
|Prime Human Factors Engineer on RPV (Army), FBM (Navy), Air Force, and several classified programs.|
January 1984 to April 1986Human Factors Specialist
Missile Systems Division, LMSC Performed human engineering analyses and reporting on the Trident II missile system. Created first system engineering CADAM “Access” drawings for the Trident II missile system. Drawings combined missile hardware, facility layout and human computer models to show tactical operations and manufacturing processes. Used by customer, program office, and engineering. Conceptualized and coordinated first generation of soft partial scale mockups of SWFLANT facility buildings to show Trident II missile buildup, motor storage, and handling operations. Estimated cost savings: $100K.
September 1979 - December 1983Senior Human Factors Engineer
Missile Systems Division, LMSC Provided HFE hardware requirements, discrete control/display, and CRT layouts for Army ground control system. Performed first operator and task analysis of mission phases. Analyzed Air Force ERIS missile design, manufacturing processes, assembly, and test techniques for compliance to HFE standards. Applied HFE criteria to engineering data base screens. Created 1/20 scale mockups of video teleconferencing facility. Investigated manufacturing problems in Trident missile program. Designed shop and visual aids to assist assembly personnel.
September 1976 to August 1979Human Factors Engineer
Missile Systems Division, LMSC Performed basic human factors engineering investigations on Trident I missile system hardware. Assisted in Trident I facility activation and service life evaluation programs.
HONORS AND AWARDS.Received LMSSC New Business Initiative award for conceptualizing a portable emergency communication system. Wrote business plan. Built full scale mockup. Selected as advisor to DOD HFE Technical Group Steering Committee on Standards, 1991. Writer, Publisher, and Editor, Lockheed System Effectiveness Directorate Newsletter, 1991. Public Relations Committee Chairperson, 1991 HFS 35th Annual Convention. Developed convention logo and theme. Designed and coordinated exhibit booth at 1990 Convention. Outstanding Performer Award, Systems Engineering Division, Missile System Division, 1986. Invited speaker, First Workshop on Human Computer Graphic Models, Wright-Patterson AFB, 1984. Invited speaker, Association for Fitness in Business, “A Human Factors Guide to Fitness Equipment and Selection”, Washington, D.C., 1983.
1971–1974 New Mexico State University - MA, Engineering Psychology
RELATED INFORMATIONDesigned, developed, and maintain 3 professional web sites:
Certified Professional Human Factors Engineer. Member BAYCHI and HFES. Invited speaker for workshops in human computer modeling and fitness equipment. Publications in manufacturing, system safety, human computer modeling, maintainability, fitness facility design. General Manager, Human Factors Company, Mountain View, CA. 1980-1988. Provided HFE and industrial design services to local retail and electronic companies. General Manager, Every Body Fitness Company, Mountain View, CA. 1979-1986. Designed, developed, and marketed the only slow static stretching human engineered circuit training exercise program. Indoor/outdoor installations in 6 states.
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