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Paul Aufschlager

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering Professional

East Amherst, NY

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Seasoned project manager with excellent leadership and interpersonal skills. Able to take charge of difficult situations and deliver positive results. Adaptable to complex systems and programs. Resourceful and self-motivated. Top Secret security clearance granted by the United States Army

Work Experience

Operations Research, Systems Analyst

Capstone Corp., US Army Central Command
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Sumter, SC
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January 2012 to Present

Responsibilities 
Provide Operations Research/Systems Analysis (ORSA) expertise to plan, coordinate and conduct analysis related to Line of Effort (LOE) modeling and assessment of Third Army/US Army Central's (USARCENT) mission activity for USARCENT's Area of Responsibility (AOR). Provide analytical and planning support to operational planning requirements. Provide campaign objective assessment development and analysis of courses of action in support of crissis action and deliberate planning requirements, ongoing operations in support of Overseas Contingency Operations, and no-notice support of real world events and exercises. Develop Measures of Performance (MOPs) and Measures of Effectiveness (MOE) which support the accomplishment of USARCENT campaign plan objectives and desired effects 
 
Accomplishments 
Inform the three-star Command of Campaign Assessment utilizing using various software systems and cloud computing applications. Train and mentor USARCENT staff on best practice methods and tools to achieve timely analysis and modeling techniques.  
 
Skills Used 
Utilize Strategic Management System (SMS), SharePoint, and Microsoft Office products to collect and analyze data in order to produce briefing products the the Command's staff.

Project Manager

Praxair
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October 2005 to December 2011

Managed projects within the company and for customers ranging from several thousand to $3MM throughout the US. Responsible for scope definition, cost estimation, generating bill of materials, construction specifications, construction management, installation, and the purchasing of capital equipment, parts, and material. Coordinated work with designers, engineers, Business, and Sales ensuring Customer satisfaction. Worked with plant personnel to troubleshoot and correct equipment issues. Ensured designs met ANSI and ASME standards as well as applicable safety and internal specifications and requirements. Duties involve travel to customer sites and fabrication centers, material ordering, outage scheduling, safety, quality, and performance monitoring, contractor management, production reliability, plans and specifications, working with hazardous materials, and conditions. Projects include piping design for oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen systems, cooling water systems, 480v electrical systems, underground utilities, compression equipment upgrades, and plant removals.

Brigade Staff Officer

U.S. Army Reserve
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Buffalo, NY
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March 1999 to October 2011

Leader in the Brigade S-4 Supply and S-1 Personal sections overseeing an organization of up to seven Battalions. Interact with Division Headquarters and subordinate battalion to insure all required suspenses, inspections, and training opportunities were completed to standard throughout the Brigade. Mobilized to Iraq in 2004 and the Pentagon in 2007 for one-year tours. Last assignment, Small Group Instructor for the multiphase Intermediate Level Education Course. Highest rank attained - Lieutenant Colonel.

Operations Research Systems Analyst

Pentagon
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September 2007 to October 2008

Military Analyst and Executive Officer 
Served as the lead analyst for the Force Protection Division within the Analysis and Technology Branch. Represented the HQDA on concept decision working groups, facilitated and coordinated work on the Joint Capabilities Based Assessment Integrated Product Teams, developed and implemented security procedures, and reviewed and edited numerous Department of Army publications. Served as the Division Executive Officer for 22 Army, civilian, and contract personnel. Obtained a Top Secret -SCI security clearance.

Project Manager and Military Liaison

Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq
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September 2004 to September 2005

Planned and managed military and civilian reconstruction projects in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Coordinated with all US services, as well as those of other nations, insuring construction projects were completed on time and budget. Was the military liaison to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, enabling the Iraqi government to stand up their own Construction Division. Coordinated with the US Army Corps of Engineers, State Department, NATO, US, foreign, and Iraqi contractors insuring projects met Uniform Building Codes and best practices.

Reliability Engineer

Praxair
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December 1998 to September 2004

Lead point of contact for the Hydrogen Generation System (HGS) product line. Responsible for liaising between product line engineers, business, sales, equipment vendors, and field operations on a new and complicated steam-methane hydrogen generating system. Responsible for plant construction, start-up, operation, and preventative maintenance. Developed and published an operating manual and troubleshooting guide for plant operators and engineers saving days of plant downtime every year. Monitored, tracked, and reported plant reliability in the US and Mexico. Insured outages were quickly resolved and issues mitigated throughout the product line.

Engineer Officer

US Army
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November 1987 to December 1998

Active duty in multiple stateside and overseas locations including leading groups from a few to over 200, in rolls of increasing responsibilities and complexity. Managed a multimillion dollar Advance Concept Technology Demonstration Mine/Counter-mine Program culminating in a full scale experiment with air-dropped equipment and paratroopers. Instructed at the Defense Mapping School, teaching courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), satellite data remote sensing, and digital data systems. Commanded a civil construction organization composed of US and Korean soldiers responsible for bridge and building construction projects as well as military construction engineer operations.

Education

MS in Remote Sensing, School of Civil Engineering

Cornell University

January 1991

BS in Land Survey Engineering, School of Civil Engineering

Purdue University

January 1987

Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project, and Picture Manager. Have drafting, surveying, research, and technical writing experience. Can quickly learn and apply software programs and teach others.

Additional Information

Dynamic Scheduling with MS Project, 2011; Project Management Professional (PMP) Courses 2006, 2008, and 2010; Reliability Engineering Principals and Life Cycle Costs, 2002; Boiler Operations, 1999; Electrical Troubleshooting, 2002; and Hazardous Goods Shipping 1999. 
 
US Army Logistics Management College 1996, Operations Research Systems Analysis Military Applications Course (ORSA MAC) Honor Graduate