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Test & Manufacturing Engineer

A versatile test and manufacturing engineer with 15 years of progressively increasing responsibilities in printed circuit board testing and systems analysis for a leading industrial printer and an integrated circuit testing equipment manufacturer. A problem-solver with demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

Expertise includes outstanding manufacturing in-circuit testing (ICT) and flying probe programming, and possesses analytical and troubleshooting skills.


HP-Unix, XP, W2K, NT, Excel, Access, Word


Zebra Technologies Corporation, Camarillo, California                                                                   2006-Present

Test Technician II for Production Test Equipment & Prototype Testing
Support five different desktop and mobile bar codes printer lines by repairing test equipment and debugging printer failures 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.

  • Tested un-released printer firmware and prototype printer software for all models of mobile and desktop bar code printers as part of the development of new models. Also, tested current model upgrades prior to release for production.
  • Advise the production line’s debugger on problem printers that cannot be fixed. Diagnose whether the problem is a defective printed circuit board, wrong parts, bad assembly, firmware is not working right, bad parts, the test software has a problems or the testing computer is defective. Aside from a bad test computer, reports via e-mail are immediately dispatched to the concerned production staff. Defective printers root-cause analyses reports are issued immediately upon discovery to the appropriate engineer or department.
  • Prepare production fault analyses on a monthly basis for the Test Engineering Manager.
  • Analyze defective printed circuit boards to determine repairs needed.
  • Perform special tests for circuit boards, printers or parts.

Credence System/Schlumberger, Simi Valley, California                                                                     1974-2005

Manufacturing Engineer (1995-2005)

Performed continuous process improvement of circuit board production with respect to through-hole and surface mount parts for a manufacturer of equipment used to test integrated circuits by Intel, AMD, Sun Microsystems, IBM and Hewlett Packard. Credence System is a manufacturer of automated test equipment for the chip manufacturing industry with $500 million in sales. 

  • Developed new programs for integrated circuit tests and flying probe system testing of printed circuit board assemblies, which stopped defective printed circuit board assemblies from going to the next stage of manufacturing.
  • Maintained in-circuit testing (ICT) and flying probe system equipment.
  • Developed and updated manufacturing step-by-step instructions for assembling PCBA reworks and through-hole process assembly.
  • Reviewed and signed engineering change orders with respect to integrated testing of circuit board assemblies.
  • Maintained a ball grid array (BGA) rework station and solder pot, and oversaw maintenance of a wave solder and inline water wash unit.
  • Developed more than 15 flying probe programs for testing printed circuit boards.
  • Developed an assembly process and fixtures for press-fit connectors and a PemNut press used for printed circuit board assemblies.

Senior Test Specialist (1988-1995)

As a member of the Component Action Process Team, identified top failing components. Performed root-cause analyses and implemented corrective actions. Tested ICT systems and sub-assemblies. Oversaw cable and backplane tests for parts assembled by outside vendors. Reviewed and signed engineering change orders, and supported the department’s monthly goals.

  • Developed more than 15 ICT programs with little supervision.
  • Member of a team that reduced cycle time development on ICT programs by 50%.
  • Coordinated the outsourcing of five ICT testing programs and fixtures.

Engineering Technician (1974-1988)

Performed a number of duties concerned with production, prototypes, specifications and value analysis.

  • Built and bench-tested prototype boards.
  • Built test equipment for testing prototype boards.
  • Generated rework instructions for PCBAs for production use.
  • Trained production technicians on how to test PCBAs.
  • Worked with manufacturing engineers on rework and component issues.
  • Determined root-causes of defects for the Quality Control Department.
  • Participated in a Value Analysis Group that worked on cost-saving measures.


DeVry Institute of Technology, Phoenix, Arizona

Bachelor of Science, Electronic Technology

Other Courses:

College Algebra and Trigonometry
Principles of Project Management
Introduction to PC Hardware and Software

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