Karen Sink

Karen Sink

Pomona, CA, US




Rocketdyne, Canoga Park, CA, US, Structural Engineering Associate

Tasked with Program Management in support of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) flight and ground testing. Analyzed dynamic data to ensure compliance of design capabilities. Briefed Rocketdyne and NASA teams of findings. Orchestrated and conducted Structural Dynamics Training for new department personnel.

Apr 1987 - May 1991

Rocketdyne, Canoga Park, CA, US, Quality Assurance – Configuration Management

Responsible for Quality Assurance to include contractual requirements and hardware specifications of tracking and approving SSME hardware for installation. Presented reviews of Planning, Engineering Work Orders, Specifications and Blueprints and other related documentation. Developed new systems of tracking and provided recommendations for productivity improvement. Served as a consultant for Design, Manufacturing and Technical Inspection departments.

Jun 1982 - Apr 1987


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Bachelors, Manufacturing Engineering

Jun 2012 - current

Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA, US, Engineering

Associate Degree Engineering, Computer Aided Drafting and Design Certificate, Energy Analysis Certificate

Sep 2011 - current

Chaffey Community College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, US, AA-Liberal Arts & Sciences/Social Science/GE

AA-Liberal Arts & Sciences/Social Science/GE

Sep 2006 - Jun 2008


NASA Snoopy Award, Award

Rittenhouse, Karen Marshall Space Flight Center Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne SILVER SNOOPY


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