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About JJ

JJ PilotJJ Biel-Goebel is a program manager at the Industry leading Center for Advanced Transportation Technology lab at the University of Maryland. The CATT Lab as it is affectionately called focuses on big data science as it relates to the transportation industry. JJ leads efforts in the manipulation, archrival and visualization of petabyte size datasets used by a variety of companies, government agencies and universities.  Previously JJ was Lead Engineer on the Chinook Integrated Product Team in charge of affordable redesign. As such, JJ has direct leadership of a team of engineers, planners and support personnel on two continents responsible for redesigning large sections of the airframe.  Prior to this position JJ had functional responsibility for over 500 engineers supporting and managed the development and deployment of processes, tools and training on the Chinook Program.  JJ has also held the role of functional process lead within the Mechanical/structural Engineering function at the enterprise level, supporting 4,600 designers and analysts for structures, mechanical/fluid systems, support and training equipment. Learn More.

Currently, JJ is working on small robotics projects in the DC area with some unbelievable team mates. 

Skills

SKILLS & EXPERTISE

Project Management

–   Lead three multi-million multi-year projects

–   Lead teams with 1-8 direct reports and 6-40 indirect reports

–   Managed and been held accountable for budget, schedule and quality

–   Participated in hiring and firing activities

–   Taken over 30 hours of classes in leadership and management 

–   Working on adding a PMP certificate to my Six Sigma BlackBelt

Designer

–   18,000+ hours of Design experience.  500 hr Repair and Stress Analysis.

–   Software skills: Catia V5, Catia V4, Solid Works, PATRAN, NASTRAN, ABAQUS, Provision, ARIS, WordPress, Photoshop, Captivate, MS Office software.

–   Hands-on expertise with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools: ENOVIA 6,000 hrs, Teamcenter Engineering 10,000 Hrs.

–   Requirements analysis, functional decomposition and allocation, systems synthesis & integration, verification and validation, systems analysis, and modeling and simulation.

–   Experience preparing & executing test plans/procedures from system requirements.

–   Ability to compile high quality commercial and government design packages.

–   Machinist: Mill, Lathe, CNC, and able to write G code for CAM tools.

Systems Engineering

–   Directly supported Program Managers, Chief Engineers and Chief Systems Engineers on the implementation strategy of the advance methods for systems engineering in a model based environment and the deployment of relational, parametric design.

–   Consumed customer delivery requirements to develop front-end standards and practices in design suit and stress analysis tools resulting in enterprise wide distribution of over 70 documents and videos.

–   Dissected FARs to create structures repair manual procedures for 787 cargo floor

–   Completed a masters in Systems Engineering and Quality

Fabrication

–   Created dozens of CAD/CAM solutions for medium and large CNC machines

–   Hand lay up of carbon, glass and Kevlar for test article and flight worthy repair

–   Machined high tolerance components with

–   Modeled, printed and assembled parts using various 3D Printers

–   Built several semi autonomous vehicles for various competitions

Integrated Scheduling / Planning

–   Created complex schedules with logic linkages tied to funding packages

–   Created work breakdown structures for several projects ranging from 3 discipline teams to 60 discipline projects

–   Completed critical chain analysis via CASPR and Microsoft Project

Manufacturing Engineering

–   Created dimensional analysis studies on assemblies ranging from 120 parts to over 300 parts

–   Documented assembly build plans, installation build plans and transportation plans

–   Created tool orders and job plans

–   Completed several dimensional analysis courses

Supplier Management

–   Initiated ROI, RFP and supplier selections on several large projects including the creation of supplier evaluation rubrics

–   Managed supplier technical interfaces and issue resolutions

–   Created supplier data management processes to secure export control and manage data revisions

–   Completed several courses on ethical supplier management