A successful engineering technician with more than 20 years of progressively increasing responsibilities in the maintenance, rebuilding, and design of sophisticated electronic and electro-mechanical equipment and systems used in the production, testing and product development of weapons systems, business-to-business consumer electronics and communications equipment for the U.S. Navy, a leading semiconductor manufacturer and a leading consumer products company. Personally worked hands-on with 467 complex manufacturing tools and processes that generated $14.6 billion in revenues.
Expertise includes outstanding ISO-9001, MIL-SPEC, aerospace and weapons systems, mechanical, electronic, manufacturing, design, testing, prototyping, fabrication, in-depth computer skills, communications and interpersonal skills.
Zebra Technologies Corporation, Camarillo, California 2007-Present
Electronics Engineering Technician III
Supported five design and test engineers in the Printed Circuit Board Assembly Test Engineering Department for the largest specialty label and card printing company serving the automotive, pharmaceutical, postal, medical, financial, retail distribution, warehousing, defense, transportation and shipping industries with sales of more than $900 million.
Designed, built and implemented a test fixture that ensured compliance of a battery pack system that runs four printer print servers.
Set up an electronics lab with five stations, supporting five design and test engineers for the development of printed circuit board test fixtures. This included inventory control, test equipment calibration tracking and fabrication of 72 test prototypes.
Designed, built and implemented a test fixture to test the charging cradle for a mobile printer. Two of these fixtures have been used in production for eight months with excellent success.
Implemented a calibrated equipment and preventive maintenance tracking system that ensured all equipment was in a ready state.
Designed, built and implemented a calibration system for six separate mobile printer test fixtures that ensured testing was conducted to correct parameters.
Wrote the test procedure for the mobile printer test fixture calibration system and the battery pack system.
Designed, laid out and fabricated various printed circuit board assemblies.
Communication Goddess, Ventura, California 2002-2007
Director of Technology
Provided technology for a communications and safety consulting company servicing municipalities, local government and utilities. Purchased and installed computer equipment, projectors and audio equipment. Set up equipment for wireless networking, installed operating systems and software, and performed backup and restore operations. Set up conference rooms for PowerPoint presentations using laptops and projector, audio mixers, and amplifiers.
Motorola, Inc., Semiconductor Products Sector, Mesa, Arizona 1981-2002
Equipment Maintenance Specialist (1986-2002)
Equipment Maintenance Technician (1981-1986)
Responsible to the Production Department for the repair, calibration and preventive maintenance for:
Photolithography Steppers, Aligners, Wafer Coaters and Developers
Metrology Equipment, including Scanning Electron Microscope and Particle Detectors
Line Width Measurement Tools
Automated and Manual Die Bonders
Automated and Manual Wire Bonders
Temperature Cycling Equipment
Very Large Scale Integration Testers
Automated Integrated Circuit Handlers
Digital Testers/Analog Testers
Mixed Signal Testers
Plus… hundreds of additional electrical, mechanical, and electro-mechanical devices, fixtures and tools.
United States Navy, U.S.S. Enterprise, Alameda, California and U.S.S. Lockwood, Yokosuka, Japan 1975-1981
Fire Control Technician, Guided Missiles, Petty Officer, First Class
Spent four years serving on the U.S.S. Lockwood and the U.S.S. Enterprise. On the U.S.S. Lockwood, served as the Work Center Supervisor with complete responsibility for the ship’s guided missile system. On the U.S.S. Enterprise, served as a Technician for two guided missile systems.
- Designed and implemented a guided missile loader equipment storage system to prevent damage when not in use. The design was incorporated on other frigates of the same class.
DeVry University, Sherman Oaks, California
Associate of Art, Electronics and Computer Technology, Expect to graduate in June 2010
Certificate in Statistical Process Control, Motorola University (40-hour Course)
Three certificate courses in microprocessors, Motorola University (40-hour Courses)
Three certificate courses in digital electronics, Motorola University (40-hour Courses)
Three courses in intermediate and advanced electronics, Center for Degree Studies (11 credit hours)
22 advanced equipment specific courses of theory, programming and maintenance (1200-hours)
United States Navy Training:
Completed two-year studies in the Navy Advanced Electronics Program (Equivalent to an Associate of Art in Electronics)
Eagle Award from Commercial Plus Technologies Operations
Certificate of Achievement Outstanding Contributor “Exceeding Expectations”
Certificate of Appreciation School/Industry Ambassador Program, 1995
Certificate of Achievement Outstanding Contributor “Extra Effort”
Special Recognition Award: identified and resolved a major problem with PGA devices
Arizona Music Festival, Regional Music Festival Outstanding Musical Achievement
Arizona Interscholastic Association, Regional Solo and Ensemble Music Festival “Excellent”