Mr. Chang has over 40 years of experience and specialized training in naval nuclear propulsion plant operations, maintenance and testing of S3W/S4W, S5W and S6G reactor plants as a NAVSEA qualified Nuclear Shift Test Engineer, Shift Test Supervisor, Assistant Chief Test Engineer, and Chief Test Engineer at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY&IMF). He has expertise in procedure preparations, review and approval of technical work documents, Joint Test Group (JTG) approved test / operating procedures, and in advance planning of availabilities for the primary, auxiliary, and secondary nuclear systems.
Mr. Chang has expertise in leading people as a division head and program manager in the following areas: Nuclear Inspection; Assistant Project Superintendent; Nuclear Facilities; Fluid and Mechanical Systems; Radiological Training; Deputy Radiological Director; Command Performance Improvement Operations; and Deputy Project Superintendent. Mr. Chang has expertise in Learning Organization and Knowledge Management concepts and tools for effective and efficient learning, leading to continuous performance improvement. He has experience as a facilitator of Performance Improvement Events.
Mr. Chang holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Gonzaga University and was qualified to operate S3W/S4W, S5W, and S6G Reactor Plants by NAVSEA 08.
Mr. Chang has an inactive secret clearance.
Mr. Chang directed, monitored, and oversaw reactor plant testing to ensure it was conducted in a safe, controlled and efficient manner. He reviewed, analyzed and decided on how to solve intricate problems of a nuclear reactor plant and operated as the shipyard representative for the JTG responsible for maintaining the reactor plant in a safe status at all times.
Mr. Chang reviewed, coordinated, collaborated, and provided technical direction to Ship’s Force, production, quality assurance, radiological, and technical code personnel in order to safely coordinate the work during reactor plant test operations. He reviewed, analyzed, and issued advance planning for availabilities based on the authorized work package, ship’s preventive maintenance schedule, and ship’s work package to provide the optimum schedule and sequence for a successful availability. He reviewed, approved, and issued technical work documents and JTG test and operation procedures with the correct technical and quality requirements to meet schedule.
Mr. Chang developed and executed policies and plans for the Radiological Control Office, jointly with the Director, e.g. organization goals, staffing, acquisition and allocation of manpower, fiscal and equipage resources for six divisions within the office. He provided radiological controls training for radiological control personnel, radiation workers, and instructors from various shops / codes, engineering / technical personnel and others.
Mr. Chang provided engineering of nuclear maintenance, alteration and repair work performed on nuclear facilities, fluid and mechanical submarine systems and disposal of nuclear waste. He provided independently qualified nuclear inspector verifications for all facets of critical nuclear work, provided receipt inspection of high level controlled nuclear material, and provided certification that critical nuclear work met the technical requirements laid out in the technical work document.