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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:04-07-2011
     Last Modified:04-07-2011 (06:44)
    Job information
     Current job:Electronics Technician
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:, , Launch Systems
     KeywordsTroubleshooting, Component Level, Oscilloscopes, NASA certified, Electronics, Space Shuttle, CSTAR, Soldering, wire wrap, computers, hardware, software, tests, repair, check out, schematics, diagrams, Kennedy Space Center, termination, comptia A+, printer
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           Presently, I am employed by United Space Alliance (USA) for NASA at the Kennedy Space Center as an Electronics Technician within a multi-function support lab and support the LCC. The Space Shuttle Program is ending and my unemployment date will be July 22, 2011. I belong to the CSTAR aerospace worker transition program. I am seeking new job opportunities in the IT, engineering, or manufacturing field as a technician. My profile is on LinkedIn and I am recommended by my last managers.
     
     Experience Summarized
      
    * Twenty years test, troubleshoot, and repair to component level various electronics equipment
    * Advance knowledge and experience in the use of test equipment: oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, frequency  counters, frequency generators, multi-meters, analog meters, LCR meters, power supplies, circuit trackers, Firebird BERD, optical meters, Ethernet cable checkers, ESD testers, and laser fiber splicers
    * Superior at performing testing with automated, manual, and system level test equipment
    * Adept at following engineer test instructions and working with engineers in a collaborative team environment
    * In depth knowledge and understanding of technical data recording standards, ordering parts, and tracking procedures
    * Advance knowledge of reading schematic diagrams
    * As a senior team leader crossed trained technicians and worked as a team
    * Performed algebraic calculations for fiber signal loss
    * Experience in NASA construction, modifying, and populating printed circuit boards (PCB)
    * Experience in NASA soldering through hole, surface mount components and working under a microscope
    * Experience in NASA wire wrapping, safety wiring, lock out/tag out and torque
    * Experience in NASA building fiber optics connectors & performing laser splicing
    * Experience in NASA building connectors for standard, coaxial and Ethernet cables
    * Built chassis frames for power supply units
    * Operating of machine shop equipment and various hand tools
    * Performing basic electronic calibration of equipment repaired
    * Set up and reconfiguration of test equipment in the lab
    * Ran fiber cables and  wires under floors to set up lab work areas using floor plans
    * Repairing 335 Bit Sync and Fiber TX/RCR equipment
    * Repairing mechanical tape drives, RF boards, power supplies, contract PCBs 
    * Constructing racks and reconfiguration of SUN E3500 servers
    * Repairing SUN E3500 servers and Ultra 60/5 computers
    * Repairing of Dell 5200 printers and upgrading desk top computers
    * User knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Office, Maximo, Solaris 9, SUNvts, Sun Terminal,
    * Basic Unix/C prompts commands, basic programming and use of smart phones
    * Loading Solaris 9 operational software and updating bios
    * Understanding of ISO 9000, MSDS, ESD, OSHA, 5S, VPP, PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)
    * Sort, set in order, shine, standardize, sustain work areas (5S)
    * Safe driving record and able to drive a van
    * Background was recently checked by Homeland Security (HSPD-12)
     
     Education & Professional Development
     
    * A.S. Electronics Engineering Technology (2006)
    * A.S. Electronics Technology Communication (1989)
    * A.A. Degree Liberal Arts (2010)
    * Comptia A+ certified (COMP001020177626)
    * Dell certified (Tech ID: 197742)
    * FCC General Radio Operator Licensed (FRN 0013911987)
    * Amateur Radio Operator Extra Class (KB4GIA)
    * One hundred and sixty five hours of college education
    * Completed college courses in Comptia A+, Network+, CCENT and Networking & Cabling
    * Completed college courses in Physics I & II, College Algebra, Trig, Statistics, Technical writing
    * Ten years of professional and technical training at USA for NASA
    * Education Goal: B.S. Network & Design (WGU) or Electronics Engineering Technology
     
    Professional Experience
     
    Electronics Technician                                                                                                     
    2000 – Present
    United Space Alliance
    Kennedy Space Center, FL           
                          
    In a lab environment, I performed tests, troubleshooting, and repairing down to component level on various Launch Process Systems (LPS) equipment used in the Launch Control Complex for the Space Shuttle program. Experienced with PCM Bit Syncs, fiber optic TX/RCR’s, SUN E3500 servers, Ultra computers, and Dell printers. Provided support for customers and special projects requested by my field engineer. I served as a board member on the IDS Awards Committee and Safety Committee. Awarded the Quest Ten Year Service, Quest Excellence, Environmental Stewardship, Community Spirit, IDS Awards Committee and the Hurricane Recovery Certificate of Appreciation.
     
    Senior Electronics Technician                                                                                                
    1989 – 2000
    Dictaphone-Pitney Bowes
    Melbourne, FL            
                          
    In a fast paced manufacturing environment, I performed tests, troubleshooting, and repairing down to component level on various Dictaphone analog/digital voice recorder products, tape deck controllers, power supplies, DC motor controllers, Cheetah RF boards, and contract PCBs. I was one of four technicians responsible for repairing our main product, the Dictaphone Digital Dictation Machine, used for health and emergency services. Ran draft test procedures, reported findings to Test System Engineer and responsible for cross-training technicians on our products. Served on Dictaphone Safety Committee and performed monthly safety audits. I received the Dictaphone Ten Year Service, Employee Idea Improvement and the Sixteen Month Perfect Attendance awards.
     
    Machine Shop Equipment Operator                                                                                   
    1988 - 1988
    Acopian, Melbourne, FL
     
    This was a summer job and we built power supply chassis. I operated the four bit drill press, mechanical punch press, hand tool punch press, grinder, and other machinery.
     
    Quotes from Managers and Employees:

    “David is an ambitious technician with excellent component level troubleshooting skills. His drive and desire to learn new skills keeps him current in the electronics industry. I would highly recommend him for an electronic technician position.” June 1, 2011, Barry Taylor, Manager, United Space Alliance, Managed David at United Space Alliance on second shift

    “I have known David for several years. He has always had the can-do attitude no matter what tasks are put in front of him and completes all of his assignments within a minimal time frame. David is well liked among his peers. His personality seems to carry on to his co-workers thus making it a great work environment for all and motivating others. He is committed to exceptional customer service and is driven by challenges. I highly recommend David.” May 29, 2011, Leroy Chadwick, Maximo Functional Lead, United Space Alliance, Worked with David at United Space Alliance

    “David is a detail oriented Technician who is very methodical in his approach to problem resolution. He always seeks to enhance his abilities by constantly improving his knowledge thereby elevating his value to any company. I strongly recommend for any endeavor where attention to details is priority.” May 29, 2011, Romie Grant, Manager, United Space Alliance, Managed David at United Space Alliance on first shift
     
    “A thank you for your commendable response to the added responsibilities to the maintain the GTF Test set” – RL Grant, Manager, United Space Alliance, Managed David at United Space Alliance on first shift
    “I wish to express my appreciation and pride concerning your performance to provide the modified PFP cables for firing room two in time for S00044. You did the extras needed to demonstrate that the capabilities of the ILMF is second to none” – RL Grant, Manager, United Space Alliance, Managed David at United Space Alliance on first shift
    “In appreciation for your outstanding performance on the quick repair of failed video scanners in firing room four, your efforts allowed the Shuttle countdown test (S0044) to proceed on schedule.” John Church, Manager, United Space Alliance, RL Grant’s Manager
     
      References
    * Barry Taylor                   United Space Alliance  Manager
    * R.L. Grant                      United Space Alliance  Manager
    * Leroy Chadwick             United Space Alliance  Maximo Lead
    * Pat Medina                    United Space Alliance  Technician

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