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Aerospace System Safety Engineering: Getting Everyone Home - June 2023


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DATE: June 6, 2023

TIME: 5 pm - 7 pm

LOCATION: Everett SPEEA Union Hall (2414 106th St. SW, Everett, WA 98204)

This course is for anyone who is interested or concurrently involved in designing aerospace vehicles.  The learner will engage in discussions concerning hazard theory, risk management and hazard analysis methods using airplane, rockets and other products as examples.  The learner will then evaluate the concept design for a Star Wars aerospace vehicle and then participate in a group exercise to conduct a hazard analysis for a Star Trek concept space vehicle.  At the end of this 2-hour introductory experience, the learner will embrace the need to Think System Safety early in the product development process and throughout the product life cycle.

This training is taught as a Hybrid course with in-person at the Everett SPEEA Union Hall.

Class size is limited to 30 people and participants will be distanced.


Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the importance of applying system safety engineering early in the product development process.
  2. Describe, with the use of diagrams, how engineers accomplish system safety during the life cycle of products.
  3. Summarize risk matrix assessment methodology.
  4. Explain four basic steps of hazard analysis. 

COURSE Instructor

Jesse D. Hayes IV, Technical Lead Engineer for The Boeing Company, and a 1985 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy.  As an instructor navigator, Hayes logged over 3,300 flying hours in C-130E/H and HC-130P aircraft including 150 in combat during the Gulf War.  After his military service, Hayes instructed International Baccalaureate Physics.  He then started his engineering career as a manufacturing manager for John Deere Dubuque Works and later became a Test Director for Lockheed Martin.  Educated in Astronautical Engineering, Hayes has led design, test and analysis projects for the Space Shuttle, International Space Station and Constellation Programs at the NASA Johnson Space Center.  In addition, Hayes led the airplane safety engineering of the KC-46A Pegasus, 777X, 787-10 and 737-10.  Further, Hayes served as the US Navy P-8A Program Mission Assurance Leader, and the US Air Force VC-25B Product Integrity & Safety Focal.   With a MA in Human Resources Development, Hayes is currently leading the Boeing Safety Engineering College.


Hayes earned a 2020 certificate in Global Technical Leadership from University of Washington, is a 2017 BEYA Modern Technology Leader award winner, a 2009 BDS Spirit of Cook award winner and decorated by the US and foreign governments 27 times.   Jesse D. Hayes IV is a proud father and grandfather.



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