Steven joined LHP in 2016 as a consultant and is now a full time Principal Safety engineer in Mount Holly, North Carolina. He has extensive aerospace experience from component level all the way to craft level, covering both mechanical and electronics equipment. Steven also developed the LHP training for Medini software for Functional Safety and Hardware Architectural Metrics applications.
Before coming to LHP, Steven spent 16 years in the aerospace and defense industry with specialty in Reliability, Maintainability, System Safety, and Human Factor Engineering. As a Reliability Engineer at Chemring Sensor and Electronics Systems, he was responsible for leading Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM) and Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) programs for all three variants of Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD). Steven was a Principal Reliability Engineer at Textron where he built and lead a Reliability, Maintainability, Safety (RMS) team to provide RMS support and inputs to influence product design, during which he was certified by NAVSEA for Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Level II while working on US Navy next generation Landing Craft Air Cushion, the Ship to Shore Connector (SSC).
As a Project, Reliability, and Safety Engineer at Meggitt Airdynamics, Steven led a reliability and system safety program, performed Reliability Prediction, Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA), FMECA, FTA, and Common Mode Analysis (CMA) on Pneumatic Pressure and Temperature Control System for Embraer Legacy 450/500 Jet and provided support to Embraer for ARP4754, DO-178, and DO-254 certifications.
In a similar position at BAE Systems, he produced reports on Reliability Prediction using MIL-HDBK-217 model and Relex Software; FMECA using MIL-STD-1629; Maintainability Prediction using MIL-HDBK-470; System Safety Assessment (SSA), including FTA, BIT Coverage Analysis (BCA), and CMA, using MIL-STD-882 and SAE ARP4761. In this role, Steven also documented traceability to achieve successful FAA Technical Standard Orders (TSO) Certification on Integrated Sensor Unit and intensively researched reliability data to coordinate the improvement of calculation method and increased Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) accuracy bringing RAH-66 Flight Control Computer (FCC) MTBF into compliance.
Steven attended California State Polytechnic University in Pomona and has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
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What is FMEDA? Today’s modern products are incredibly complex and becoming more so by the day. At the same time, a greater emphasis is being placed on achieving the comprehensive, functional safety of the product in all applications and operational scenarios. Managing these considerations and requirements is no easy task. As this realm increases in complexity, the sheer number of data points that must be tracked and measured increases exponentially. Thus, the tools and processes for managing this data must also evolve and mature.