Resume - Short

Electrical and Electronics Design Engineer
with Embedded Systems Experience



1 - SUMMERY OF QUALIFICATIONS


  • Planning and development of future products and instrumentation. Preliminary design proposals.
  • Assist in development, troubleshooting and testing of various protection systems
  • EMC testing of a safety systems, RF Amplifier Design 27-450MHz, Micro strip transmission lines, shielding, decoupling and conductive coatings
  • FPGA logic design using Verilog for simulation as proof of concept and in final products.
  • Cabinet level proof of concept, design and implementation of control systems
  • Circuit Design for Low Power Analog, Digital, Battery and RF Telemetry
  • Microprocessor Experience, Assembler and C.
  • Coordinate PCB layouts, dictating component placement and trace routing for optimal performance to meet requirements.
  • Product redesigns to update, simplify assemblies by making modular, and reducing costs
  • Perl Scripting to automate various tasks including V&V processes
  • Visual Studio Applications, for simulation and testing, via serial communications links
  • Test Procedures
  • Worst case analysis for new and existing products.
  • Customer Support
  • Vendor selection and interface for systems and component suppliers



2 - EMPLOYMENT HISTORY



2.1 Westinghouse Electric, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Suppliers of specialized safety-grade automation and control systems for the nuclear power industry

Division:
Title:
Dates:
Nuclear Services, Repair Replacement & Automation Services
Contract Engineer via “System One Services” (formerly Hudson)
November 2005 - March 2010 (4yrs. 4mo.)
September 2012 - November 2012 (~2mo.)


2.2 Union Switch & Signal Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Manufacturer of Signaling and Control Systems used in Railroad and the Light Rail Transit Industry

Division:
Title:
Dates:
Product Development Engineering
Consulting Engineer
March 2001 – August 2003 (2yrs. 5mo.)
Division:
Title:
Dates:
Product Development Engineering
Senior Development Engineer
June 1993 – March 2001 (7yrs. 9mo.)
Division:
Title:
Dates:
Computer Systems Engineering
Engineer
July 1991 – June 1993 (1yr. 11mo.)


2.3 Bacharach Instrumentation Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Manufacturer of Gas Detection Instruments, Diesel Fuel Injection Calibration Equipment, Combustion Efficiency Measurement Devices and Analytical Products

Division:
Title:
Dates:
Product Development, Gas Detection
Development Engineer
October 1990 – June 1991 (8mo.)
Division:
Title:
Dates:
Manufacturing Test Department
Test Engineer
March 1989 – October 1990 (1yr. 7mo.)


2.4 Various Other Previously Held Jobs
Jobs worked while attending night school, accumulating over 10 years of practical bench experience prior to being assigned an engineering position in 1989. Job titles are lists chronologically with the more recent being first.

Titles: Engineering Technician
Test Technician
RF Technician
Assembler
(Electronics & Instrumentation R&D)
(Electronics Manufacturing Production)
(HF-UHF)
(PCBs and various assemblies)



3 - SKILL SET


  • Experience with most major PC software packages: Word, Excel, Access, Schematic Capture
  • Embedded Programming in C, Assembler
  • PC programming in MS Visual Basic for Windows OS
  • Experience with various microprocessors: 8/16/32bit, Motorola, Microchip PIC, Intel 8051/2, Atmel AVR Microprocessors.
  • Experience with several Integrated Development Environments (IDE) such as IAR Workbench
  • Various FPGA and PAL training classes; Verilog and Icarus (simulation) experience.
  • Proficient with most electronics lab instruments and test equipment.
  • Implemented various serial protocols for RS-232 and RS-422/485 hardware.
  • Prior work experience as an RF Technician, calibrating, testing, troubleshooting various radio remote controls for industrial applications.
  • Proficient with AutoCAD (mechanical)
  • Scripting in perl (and learning Python)
  • Linux OS and many open source applications. Continually learning and adding to this skill set.



4 - EDUCATION


Penn State University
Bachelor of Science
Electrical Engineering Technology
Community College of Allegheny County
Associate in Science
Electronic Engineering Technology w/Honors