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     Date Submitted:11-09-2012
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     Current job:Senior Engineering Technician
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators
     KeywordsRF Technician
    CV

    SUMMARY


    Extensive hands-on Engineering experience in RF
    Security Clearance, Top Secret: TS/SCI/PKI with Polygraph.

    EXPERIENCE:

     

    Envieta LLC

    Columbia,MD

    Senior Electronics Technician. Oct 2009 to April 2013

     

    Contracting at SAIC on QRC/Hilton Head. Sensitive projects for Fort Meade.

    Built Tested and troubleshoot prototypes and Deliverable units. Solder SMT fine pitch components. Used Anechoic chamber to characterize antenna patterns. Order Lab Supplies.

    reverse engineering as needed. Order components as needed for projects.

     

    SAIC

    Abingdon, MD.

    Senior Electrical Engineer. May 2007 to July 2009

     

    Assigned to a team to develop a new brass board.  The new product will be used for biological chemical detection. Testing new concepts, soldering and fabrication. Ordering components as needed. Keeping a Lab notebook and stocking Lab as needed. Also troubleshooting as needed.

    Built prototypes, which were successfully tested at an approved Lab for chemical detection.

     

    PCTEL

    Germantown, MD.

    Associate Hardware Engineer. April 2006 to Nov 2006

     

    Responsible for Hardware Lab and all aspects of LX 2 scanner used to analyze cell towers.

    Find component substitutes that are RoHS compliant. Solder SMD components as needed.

    Test and Troubleshoot using Oscilloscopes, Signal Generators, Network Analyzer, RF Probe,

    Spectrum Analyzers, RF Power Meter, DVM’s and Lab Power supplies. Order Lab Supplies

     

    Engineering Vision and Innovation EDO/EVI

    Columbia, MD

    Senior Technician, Engineering. Jan 2005 to March 2006

     

    Layout PC BD using P-Cad, as well as Schematic Capture for prototypes. Tested and did troubleshooting as needed on electronic analog and RF Boards. Operated a Pick and Place machine and Probe stations. Solder SMD parts, fine pitch.


    Johns Hopkins University APL
    Laurel, MD.
    Engineering Assistant, Space Dept. SER, Communication Lab. March 2002 to Jan 2005


    Tested and tuned prototypes, as needed, for spacecraft designs on New Horizons, Stereo and, Messenger.
    Used Cadence OrCad to capture schematics and layout printed circuit boards.  Soldered Surface Mount Devices and parts and fine pitch; performed tests and made necessary changes to meet design goals of the prototypes. Ordered engineering kits and components as needed for projects. Plotted data and write overview of performance. Types of designs are primarily RF. Designed and built test equipment for flight circuits and ground support equipment using frequencies up to 8 GHz. Responsible for all aspects of the Engineering Lab, including equipment calibration. Worked Satellite tracking station 60-foot dish for the MSX spacecraft. Fabricated RF Cables and Harnesses as needed for environmental testing, Thermal Vacuum and Vibration are typical test.

    ANADIGICS INC.

    Warren, NJ   

    Senior Electronics Technician                         Advanced Engineering Development Group.  1998 to June 2001

    Layout from Schematics, printed circuit boards using CAD program, Protel. Export Gerber files to X Y milling machine. After making Board, solder SMD parts and test performance and make necessary changes to meet design goals. Order engineering kits and components as needed for projects. Plot data and write overview of performance. Types of designs were RF. Purchased all required equipment and assembled a test station for fiber optic modulator evaluation.
                           


    LOCKHEED MARTIN CORP. SPACE DIV.

    Newtown, PA
    Senior Technician RF, Communications/Engineering Technician 1989-1998
     

    Assigned to Manufacturing Test after transferring from the Engineering Department. Tested, tuned, aligned and trouble shoot to component level Satellite Receivers, Transmitters SSPA‘s, linearizer TWTAs, and tuned microstrip for performance specifications. Frequency range up to    20 GHz.  Also responsible for the building and testing of prototypes for design reviews. Assisted with the design of special test equipment to include noise figure, phase noise, group delay, and spurious harmonic radiation, IMD, NPR, BER and EMI.  Also performed Auto testing using computer to control testing and Environmental testing such as thermal vacuum and vibration per customer requirements. Some test equipment utilized included HP 8510 Network Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, Signal Generators, and Oscilloscopes. Assisted Jr. Technicians with troubleshooting and setups.                                                                        

     

    ICI AMERICAS INC., AEROSPACE DIV.

    Valley Forge, Pa.                                 
    Senior Electronic Engineer 1984-1988
     

    Product engineer for D/Tech electronic article surveillance systems, which operated from 900 MHz to 1800 MHz. Responsible for all aspects, such as assembly procedures. Design of new or improvement of existing products, such as audible alarms, power supplies and displays. Have taped artwork for PC boards. Worked closely with our development engineering to transfer new products into production Drawings as needed for product lines. Also worked with field service
    group on new products. Made all necessary drawings as required. Reviewed incoming inspection reports, worked with purchasing as needed to find an alternate vender or improve lead time/cost, managed final test area, three technicians and all test procedures and ECN's as needed. Used Microsoft Office as needed.
     

    RCA (GE) ASTRO SPACE DIV.

    Princeton, NJ
    Engineering Technician, Receiver Design Group 1983-1984
     

    Helped on development of 17/12 GHz. Communication Receiver used on DBS Satellite. Did lab testing grafts of data on computer and tuning and alignment of prototypes also helped with production units into manufacturing. Organized design review data for pubs. Built special test equipment as needed for manufacturing. ESD, NASA Soldering, Mate-De-mate, Clean Room cert
     

    TELEDYNAMICS DIV. UNITED TECHNOLOGY CORP.

    Fort Washington, PA
    Design Engineer, RF Group 1973-1983


    Developed and improved new products and improved existing procedures. Tested and aligned prototypes to meet requirements of customer's specifications, such as IRIG.  Products included telemetry transmitters and receivers in the 2.2-2.3 GHz. S-band; frequency synthesizer at 110MHz; and power amplifiers up to 50 Watts.
    Transferred products through to manufacturing. Some programs worked on included Lockheed Trident, Rockwell's Space Shuttle, Martin Marietta's Titan III, the Navy's Anti-Submarine System, and IR Video Type Transmitter used on the Air Force Maverick Missile.

    NORDEN, DIVISION UNITED TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION

    Norwalk, CT
    Engineering Aide, Research and Development, Video System 1968-1969


    Tested and built many prototype electronic circuits.  Worked with engineers on F111 aircraft, heads-up display system prototype, and setting up necessary test equipment. Did trouble-shooting as needed. Worked on the development of the Super Sonic Transport avionics heads up display system.


     


    EDUCATION


    PHILADELPHIA WIRELESS TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, Philadelphia, PA
    Associate Radio Engineering 1968
    INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS, Scranton, PA
    Diploma TV/Electronics 1973
    RADIO RELAY EQUIPMENT REPAIR, Keesler AFB, Mississippi, USAF
    Certificate Radio Relay and Special Course on Modulation/time division 1969
    Cadence Training School, Sunnyvale CA.

    Diploma OrCad Layout and Capture. 2004

     


    MILITARY EXPERIENCE


    UNITED STATES AIR FORCE 1969-1973

     

    Radio Relay Equipment Repairman

     

    Operated and maintained tropospheric scatter systems and microwave systems; diagnosed and solved problems using troubleshooting techniques; frequency multiplexing; teletype and transmitting and receiving equipment from up to 2 GHz range.

    INVENTION

     

    Co inventor on a Miniature Ionization Source. This is Patent pending.


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