Jon joined WHA in 2007. As WHA’s Senior Technician, he performs test system build-ups, system fabrication, and machining. He conducts standard testing as required and various non-standard testing. He also coordinates facility infrastructure projects. Jon also supervises WHA’s technician support staff and travels throughout North America to support WHA’s forensic engineers on failure analysis inspections.
Prior to joining WHA, Jon was employed at NASA White Sands Test Facility (WSTF) as a Materials and Systems Test Technician. During this period he was certified as Mechanical Test Technician and worked extensively with cryogenic fluids and high-pressure pneumatic systems. While at that facility, he was also a machinist and manufactured flight hardware.