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RICHARD BUSSEY

141 Bluebelle Drive a Madison AL 35758 a (256) 665-8455 a rb8c7a00@westpost.net


DIVERSE PROJECT LEADERSHIP & QUALITY ENGINEERING EXPERTISE
Versatile and accomplished professional with 31 years of progressive experience
and out-of-the-box innovation in quality engineering, including space center fac
ilities and mission critical projects and programs. Seeks dynamic challenges in
diverse environments to redefine and deliver procurement of quality and essentia
l products. Impacts company achievements through a combination of decisive probl
em-solving, a solid work ethic, and outstanding communications skills, which yie
ld results guaranteed to exceed all management expectations. Expansive focus on
immediate goals and long-term objectives enables top-level performance and leade
rship that propels breakthroughs in design and testing, as well as certification
of hardware, configuration management, and system engineering.
KEY QUALIFICATIONS
Quality Control & Assurance a ISO 9000-2000 a AS9100 a Procurement a Supply Ch
ain Management a Independent Assessment a Technical Support a Communications a P
roject Management a Audits a Operational Streamlining a System Installations a S
afety Regulations a Client Relations a Interviewing a Training & Development a T
eam Leadership & Motivation
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Bastion Technologies, Huntsville, AL 2008 a" Present
Provides safety reliability and quality assurance support for the Marshall Space
Flight Center.
QUALITY ENGINEERING SPECIALIST II
Assigned to the Independent Assessment Group which provides assessments for Spac
e Shuttle, international Space Station, Constellation program and the entire Mar
shall Space Flight Center (MFSC). This group reports directly to NASA Headquart
ers. Responsible for preparing reports encompassing all aspects of each program
and center facilities. Work independently and as a team player in solving comp
lex problems under strict deadlines regarding the aforementioned programs. Gen
erate Problem Reports and Corrective Action (PRACA) documents. Read and interru
pt Government/Industry Information Data Exchange Program and the applicability t
o all programs. Monitor Acute Launch Emergency Reliability Tip (ALERTS) to dete
rmine effect for each program, generating bi-weekly notes on the various program
s supported
MSFC LEVEL II ARES 1, 1X and CONSTELLATION PROGRAM QUALITY ENGINEER
Provided key contributions to department meetings, analyzed and reviewed change
requests, and evaluated all critical program level documents governing quality
engineering requirements across the entire programS. Core member of procurement
studies of flight hardware, ground support and facility equipment.

Jacobs Engineering, Houston, TX 2007 a" 2008


With annual revenues of nearly $11B, one of the world's largest and most diverse
providers of technical, professional, and construction services.
INTEGRATION & TEST ENGINEER
Subject matter expert for the authoring of all test requirements for the James W
ebb telescope. Circumvented the complexities of exceptionally tight schedules t
o successfully deliver comfortable and functional space station quarters for cre
ws (currently in-flight).
a Spearheaded development and acquisition of requirement documents for the James
Webb Space Telescope project (the Hubble Telescope replacement), which is curre
ntly testing at the Johnson Space Center.
RICHARD BUSSEY
256.665.8455
a Accelerated substantial requirements support and generation to maintain the ag
gressive schedule for delivering the potable water system for the successful del
ivery to Space Station in support of ULF-1.
a Augmented flight hardware for Crew Quarter Units being processed for UFL-1 at
the Kennedy Space Center (in November 2008) to guarantee personnel adherence to
quality standards while under strict deadlines.
CERTIFICATION & COMPLIANCE ENGINEER
Provided interpretation of drawings and requirements to ensure effective and eff
icient fulfillment of client needs. Held accountability for the accurate testing
and certification of essential hardware end items required for flight, and sign
ed off on all relevant flight data packages. Functioned efficiently and steadily
under severe time constraints, often working many hours beyond company requirem
ents in order to meet the schedule and complete the project.
a Augmented flight hardware for Crew Quarter Units being processed for UFL-1 at
the Kennedy Space Center (in November 2008) to guarantee personnel adherence to
quality standards while under strict deadlines.

Futron Corporation, Houston, TX 2006 a" 2007


Sub to SAIC on the SR&QA contract.
SENIOR LEAD QUALITY ENGINEER
Supported complex design reviews, fabrication, testing, material review boards,
and certification prior to flight for all flight hardware. Ensured all fabricate
d ground support equipment that supported flight hardware met all design require
ments prior to interface with flight hardware for every division at the Johnson
Space Center.
a Key contributor to the successful delivery of the Remote Micro-conical Tool, w
hich attaches to the Canadian Arm aboard the Space station.
a Coordinated testing and final delivery of the Remote Micro-conical from the Ca
nadian Space Agency to NASA at the Kennedy Space center and then into flight.

Washington Group International, Houston, TX 1996 a" 2006


Leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public
agencies and private sector companies around the world.
COORDINATOR, LEAD QUALITY ENGINEER (2004 a" 2006)
Directed 28 professional staff in all facets of quality engineering for the enti
re Johnson Space Center, ensuring flight and ground support equipment requiremen
ts were levied and implemented for all end items. Provided deep expertise and gu
idance to both new and more experienced engineering professionals, specifically
in relation to critical interpretation of engineering drawings and design and te
st requirements. Oversaw and led materials review board to identify and troubles
hoot discrepant hardware, while providing essential support to all JSC core test
facilities. Frequently assumed role of Quality Engineering Manager in his absen
ce, easily stepping into the role and fulfilling all position requirements.
a Served as key lead quality engineer detailed to the Southwest Research Facilit
y for the Space Shuttle Columbia accident board in resolving the investigation o
f the shuttle's faulty re-entry.
a Chosen over federal employees to execute leadership and critical functions in
collaboration with the Robotics division for the SAFER (Simplified Aid For EVA [
Extravehicular Activity] Rescue); Aided the Robotics division in fabrication and
successful integration of the Simplified Aid for Extra-vehicular activity (EVA)
for rescue (SAFER) which attaches to the Extra Mobility Unit (EMU) utilized for
space walks. The SAFER is a self sustaining autonomous hardware item that is i
ntegrated onto the EMU to provide a asafe meansa for return to the shuttle paylo
ad bay if the crewmember should become un-tethered from the vehicle. It is mand
atory to wear a SAFER if a crewmember is to go EVA.
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a Worked with robotics to develop the AEROCAM Sprint free-flying space device. T
he SAFER and SPRINT are the only two free flying devices developed by JSC. The S
AFER is a single string system (no redundancy, failure would result in loss of a
crew member).
a Accelerated integration and replacement of 178 flex hoses to repair the shuttl
e vehicle's essential cooling water loop in time to sustain NASA's return to fli
ght (with STS-114).
SENIOR LEAD QUALITY ENGINEER (1996 a" 2004)
Mastered thorough understanding of all Quality-supported divisions, facilities,
and personnel, as well as enhanced the organization's engineering leadership and
stability. Oversaw and contributed to thousands of Spacelab program flight medi
cal experiments over several flights encompassing cardio-vascular experiments, c
ellular studies, blood, urine, tissue, and the head forward movement of fluid du
ring spaceflight. Received two significant internal
promotions, resulting in position of Coordinator a" Lead Quality Engineer.
a Promoted from Senior Lead Quality Engineer to Coordinator for Johnson Space Ce
nter to provide leadership to floor level personnel so Manager could support cus
tomer more directly. Chosen for calm demeanor during crisis situations, leadersh
ip skills and diverse skill set in all facilities at JSC.
a Selected to direct the Shuttle-Mir quality program by the Deputy Director of S
R&QA acted as liaison between SR&QA and Russian counterparts to validate require
ments were met prior to signature of agreements between the two space programs.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
Senior Lead Quality Engineer, EBASCO Services Inc. (1990 a" 1996)
Quality Engineer, Boeing Aerospace (1986 a" 1990)
Test Subject, Northrop Services (1979 a" 1986)
EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

TEXAS LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING, Galveston Community College, Galveston, TX


Certificate as licensed Texas aPeace Officera. 396 hours; Community College of U
SAF, Jacksonville, FL
AR General Education study (30 hours credit); San Jacinto Community College, Pas
adena, TX
CERTIFIED QUALITY ASSURANCE INSPECTORS TRAINING, Johnson Space Center
RUSSIAN LANGUAGE TRAINING, Johnson Space Center
TECHNICAL PROGRAMS, Johnson Space Center
FORMER MEMBER, ASQC, JSC
LICENSED PARAMEDIC IN LOUISIANA AT AGE 17
COMPUTER PROFICIENCIES: MS Office, Word, Power point, Excel, Outlook; Windows 95
/ 98 / XP.