Andrew Scheer

Andrew Scheer

Experienced Project Oriented Aerospace Professional

Merritt Island, Florida (Melbourne, Florida Area)
Aviation & Aerospace

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Andrew Scheer's Summary

My current goal is to find a position where I can use my background in aviation, aerospace, and launch site operations together with a my project management experience to support the development of the commercial space industry here in Florida as well as the rest of the world.

Andrew Scheer's Experience

Engineering Technician

ERC, Inc

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Defense & Space industry

February 2014Present (8 months) Kennedy Space Center

Processing all ISS orbital replacement units and other various spacecraft processing.

Launch Pad Technician

Space Exploration Technologies

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Aviation & Aerospace industry

January 2013November 2013 (11 months) cape canaveral florida

Testing and processing all pad systems for launch readiness as well as performing modifications in support of the next generation Falcon 9 rocket.
• Constructs launch pad ground systems with only supplied parts and schematic drawings as a guide.
• Provides input to system engineers as to how these systems might be constructed to best suit the end function in the limited space available while still keeping costs at a minimum.
• Tube fabrication: Bending, flaring, cleaning, and pressure testing.
• Troubleshooting and repair of pneumatic, hydraulic, cryogenic, and fuel systems.
• Works closely with launch engineers to ready the pad systems for launch.

Project Manager - Property Disposition Lead

United Space Alliance

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Defense & Space industry

May 2012December 2012 (8 months) Kennedy Space Center

Coordinate and manage the removal or transfer of government property from the Space Shuttle Program as part of the KSC Transition & Retirement Project.Works in the United Space Alliance project management division to complete the transition and retirement of the Space Shuttle Program and associated facilities to position KSC to transition to future space operations. Completed transitioning the Hypergolic Maintenance Facility (HMF), Orbiter Processing Facilities (OPF) 1 and 2, Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF).

Major Responsibilities:

•Tracks and manages the progress of government property removal from former shuttle program facilities.
•Assures any government property that will be going to commercial entities for future reuse is reserved and protected.
•Assures that any ITAR or equipment covered under export compliance regulations are properly handled, stored and disposed of in accordance with government regulations.
•Interfaces with multiple NASA organizations to assure facility turnover is making steady progress.
•Completes final paperwork to transfer government property from USA’s accounts back to NASA.

Fluids Technician/Launch Pad Transition and Retirement Project Representative

United Space Alliance

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Defense & Space industry

July 2011June 2012 (1 year) Fluids Shop at Launch Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center

Served as the launch pad representative on the Transition and Retirement project to turn control of Launch Pad 39A over to NASA. Determined final disposition of all government property on the launch pad and its 74 supporting facilities. Catalogued and photographed facilities to track project progress through slideshows and spreadsheets. Developed and submitted all of the required paperwork to transfer personal property located at the pads to the appropriate NASA organization.

Key Achievements:

•Organized complex technical information in a way that was easy for team members, as well as individuals not familiar with the information to understand.
•Researched and analyzed technical contract requirements to ensure all team members had a clear understanding of the project scope and purpose prior to beginning the execution phase.
•Participated in the NASA-led kaizen team to determine the best and most efficient way to transition government property to new contracts.
•Developed a PowerPoint presentation being used by the NASA Historic Preservation Office to showcase all of the historic pad facilities and communicate their final end states.

Shop Lead Technician

United Space Alliance

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Defense & Space industry

March 2005July 2011 (6 years 5 months)

Shop Lead-
· Assign shop personnel to perform tasks in support of space shuttle pad readiness and shuttle operations
· Coordinate with peers to schedule and expedite tasks that require multiple shops to perform
· Audit shop work documents to check the accuracy the of completed work documents
· Review open shop work and collaborate with system engineering to develop a plan to resolve any issues and bring the task to completion
· Coordinate with the launch pad operations leader to assure integrated tasks are performed on schedule
· Initiate discrepancy reports and write disposition to return broken or damaged equipment to a functional condition that matches the current drawings
· Screen incoming parts to assure proper calibration and clean level necessary before delegating the task to shop technicians
· Repeatedly requested to participate in 360-degree performance reviews of individuals within the shop and outside support personnel

Additional Duties and Responsibilities
· Designated Skills Evaluator (DSE) ­ A company-trained position to evaluate proficiency and re-certify technicians in position related skills
· Assigned as shop Subject Matter Expert in the launch pad fuel cell servicing system and pad ground cooling system. In this position I developed and updated OJT packages for each system in the company's electronic training system
· Government Property Custodian ­ Tracked government controlled property of which many items were valued in excess of $100,000
· Participated in the NASA led team to determine the best and most efficient way to transition government property to new upcoming contracts
· Frequently asked to represent launch pad management on pad readiness inspections to accept the space shuttle on the pad and other major operations such as cryogenic loading of the orbiters fuel cells
· Attended a Lean manufacturing training class in preparation to assist Lockheed Martin to set up the Orion capsule production facility at KSC

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Defense & Space industry

July 2000March 2005 (4 years 9 months)

· Performed scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on the launch pad's fuel cell
servicing system
· Proficient with the safe handling of cryogenic and hypergolic fluids
· Competent with the use and safety procedures of high-pressure pneumatic
· Monitor, operate and maintain the ground cooling unit at the launch pad which
removes excess heat from internal orbiter components to ensure optimum
· Communicate with system engineers over a operational intercom system to
receive instructions and perform tasks to maintain pad systems and perform space
shuttle processing at the launch pad
· Routinely use chemical detection and monitoring devices and portable oxygen
· Certified and comfortable working in SCAPE (Self Contained Atmospheric
Protective Ensemble) with hypergolic fluids, and >140 suit-ups.

Flight Line Mechanic

Cessna Aircraft Company

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; TXT; Aviation & Aerospace industry

July 1999July 2000 (1 year 1 month) Wichita, Kansas Area

· Worked build-up of business jets post assembly line
o Initial fueling and engine runs
o Pressure vessel testing
o Flight control rigging and compass alignment
o Company certified to run and taxi Cessna Citation Ultra business jets
o Cabin pressurization systems maintenance
· Worked pre-customer delivery of business jets
o Repaired test flight discrepancies
o Made final adjustments to flight control surfaces and flight control rigging
· Promoted to crew lead in January 1999
o Assigned tasks based on test pilot squawks and customer inspection

Crew Chief

U.S. Army

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

July 1993July 1999 (6 years 1 month)

· Coordinated and performed scheduled maintenance and troubleshooting on
multiple AH-64A and AH-1 helicopters.
· Performed periodic and intermediate level maintenance.
· Repair and replacement of major airframe components i.e. engines, transmissions,
rotor heads, gearboxes and drive linkage
· Certified to operate the AH-64A auxiliary power unit to provide hydraulic and
electrical power to support shops for troubleshooting and repairs
· Maintenance of high-pressure hydraulic systems and components to include
manifolds, pumps, servos and lines (rigid and flexible)
· Pneumatic systems and
· Maintained pressurized fuel system components turbine engines
· Tool room attendant for intermediate Maintenance Company in South Korea
responsible for equipment well in excess of $6,000,000
· Maintained an over 400 line small parts bench stock so that our company of 8
aircraft would never need to search for small common parts


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Andrew Scheer's Certifications

  • Airframe and Powerplant License

    • Federal Aviation Administration
    • License 3525057

Andrew Scheer's Skills & Expertise

  1. Aerospace
  2. Space Systems
  3. Systems Engineering
  4. Aircraft
  5. Spacecraft
  6. Project Management
  7. Configuration Management
  8. Inspection
  9. Troubleshooting
  10. Earned Value Management
  11. Avionics
  12. Propulsion
  13. Aviation
  14. Aerospace Engineering
  15. Microsoft Office
  16. Requirements Management
  17. Engineering Management
  18. Military
  19. Project Planning
  20. System Design
  21. Flight Test
  22. Pneumatics
  23. Aeronautics
  24. Satellite
  25. Maximo
  26. Technical Writing
  27. DoD
  28. Maintenance & Repair
  29. Forklift Operator
  30. Electro-mechanical
  31. PowerPoint
  32. AS9100
  33. Composites
  34. Fluids
  35. Overhaul
  36. Modifications
  37. Repairing
  38. Engineering Drawings
  39. Components
  40. Instructions
  41. Oxygen
  42. Cryogenics
  43. A&P
  44. Project Execution
  45. Project Coordination
  46. Defense
  47. PeopleSoft
  48. Microsoft Excel
  49. Time Management
  50. Quality Assurance

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Andrew Scheer's Education

Baker's School of Aeronautics

FAA Airframe & Powerplant License


Eastern Florida State College

Certificate, Introduction to Photovoltaic Systems


Columbia Southern University

BSBA, Project Management


Brevard Community College

Associate of Arts (AA)



Certificate, Certified Aerospace Technician


· Pratt &Whitney 535A Jet Engine Familiarization


Memorial High School



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