CV: Professional Technologist


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 Date Submitted:08-09-2012
 Last Modified:10-09-2012 (12:17)
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 Current job:Professional Technologist
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Own country
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
 KeywordsTechnical Writing of documents such as AIT Plan, Test Procedures, Payload Tests, Spacecraft tests Engineering support


Professional technologist (OTPQ 11778, Silver Ribbon) in electronics, bilingual (French-English) with many years of experience in integration and test for communication products or satellite products. Recognized as pro-active, likes team work and individual work, is good in analysis and verbal communication. Familiar with Windows environment, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio. 


Bachelor degree in Electricity Technology, Instrumentation and Controls                    1977

Ecole de Technologie Supérieure, Université du Québec 

DEC Instrumentation & Controls                             1975




Network Analyser HP8510                 1995

Project Management                  1985

Satellites Communications                      1984

Technical Report Writing (French)                     2004

CSST (ASP) course to work on construction project                    2006


Work Experience

Assystem Canada                       March  2012-May2012

Technical writer (« XXXX User Guide (Software) »)


Professional Technologist                May 2003-Today

Contractual worker: providing engineering support, training, technical writing. 


MDA Ste Anne de bellevue                   November2010-June2011

Harnesses Design support for spacecrafts AM5 and AM6.

  • Design of a template for wiring lists (Excel).
  • Wires numbering as per template.
  • Wiring diagram for one of the eight harnesses.
  • Manufacturing documents reviuew.


MDASte Anne de bellevue                     July 2010-June2011

System engineeering support for CSA spacecraft (RCM).

  • Technical writing of various documents (in English) :
    • RCM Payload Electrical Model AIT Plan (35 pages)
    • RCM Flight AIT Plan (60 pages)
    • RCM Test Requirements Specification (75 pages)
  • Wiring diagram, bundles lists and wiring lists for harnesses of :
    • RCM SAR Antenna
    • RCM Payload Module


arsitec/ansaldo                          January 2006-June2010


Arsitec and Ansaldo STS USA support on Réno-Systèmes contract,  installation of a new train control on metro system (carborne and wayside).


  • Technical writing of various documents ( in French or in English) :
    • Test procedures for station modules.
    • Installation guidelines document for carborne equipment.
    • Support in the writing of Operation and Maintenance manual.
    • Translation and technical writing of « Manuel de l’apprenant 0-1 », power point presentation for training 0-1 et and “guide du formateur”, for carborne equipment.
    • Translation and technical writing of « Manuel de l’apprenant 2-3 », power point presentation and « guide du formateur » for wayside equipment.
    • Translation and technical writing of « Manuel de l’apprenant du BTE (Bench Test Equipment) », power point presentation and « Guide du formateur du BT » for wayside equipment
  • Tests :
    • Tunnel testing of new wayside equipment.
    • Train static test for two prototypes
    • Train dynamic tests for two prototypes.
  • STM staff training :
    • Staff 0-1 training on wayside.
    • Staff 2-3 training on new wayside equipment.
    • Staff 2-3 training on wayside BTE.



MDR Ottawa                      November 2004-march2005

Main task was to write test procedures for payload tests on Radarsat 2.


arsitec/ansaldo                         Juillet 2003-décembre2005

Union Switch and Signal (US&S) support for installation and commissioning of a train control system (wayside) for Laval Metro extension.


  • Technical writing of various documents (French or English) :
    • Tunnel test procedures for new wayside units.
    • Preps Documents used for in-plant tests.
    • Wiring Documents for in-plant tests and in station tests.
    • Translation and technical writing of various training documents.
    • Requirements documents for wayside modules.
  • Tests :
    • Tunnel testing of new units.
    • In plant tests for racks.
    • Station tests of various racks.
  • STM training on new wayside equipment.


EMS Technologies Canada (Formerly Spar)                      1978 - 2002

Senior Technologist (1999-2002)    


Payload Section                1989-2002




  • Promoted to Member of Technical Staff (1999), member of System Engineering, AIT Engineering Leader.
  • Coordinated the writing of various documents in the requirements verification area, following ISO standards, such as :
  • Payload AIT Plan (75 pages)
  • Payload Verification Plan (175 pages)
  • Payload Verification Matrix (50 pages)
  • Test Requirements Specification (225 pages including Test Matrices)


  • Put together a template to be used for test procedures at unit, subsystem or payload level (including Test Data Sheets).
  • Engineering Change Notice, Engineering Change Proposal and Engineering Change Request follow-up.
  • Verification of documents sumitted by sub-contractors and requests for technical changes.
  • Updated databases such as  “Requisite-Pro” for specification check.
  • Design of  wiring harnesses and presentation of this harness at Payload Critical Design Review.
  • Member of the test team from component level up to Tracking Antenna Full Assembly test (at functional, verification and environmental test phases) in clean room and in environmental tests (thermal vacuum, temparature and acoustic) (2 antennas).
  • Helped or troubleshooted various problems encountered during tests.

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