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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
110K to start
May 19, 2017

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R&D Systems Test Engineer (Electronics)

Forward-thinking professional with 15+ years of success in R&D, Test Engineering & Engineering Services in Electronics for the Department of Veteran Affairs Providence VA Medical Center

Demonstrated success developing an Electronics Shop comprised of facilities management services (FMS) life-safety systems, IT networked based systems and bio-medical systems for the Providence VA Medical Center supervising technicians and licensed contractors. As a Sr. Test Engineer developed a state of the art Test Lab to test and evaluate fiber-optic amplifiers and wave division multiplexers working closely with design and manufacturing. Responsibilities were to develop and maintain computer-based electronic systems maintaining documentation from design to manufacturing and assembly. Motivated technicians to meet deadlines ensuring quality in test and evaluation of several products and systems. As a Product Engineering Test Engineer designed and developed automated test fixtures (hardware & software) using computer based programs such as LabVIEW & Visual Basic. Considered a resident expert on many systems for the Providence VA Medical Center. Outstanding attitude, communicator, motivator and presenter, engaging with executive leaders, peers and consultants to coordinate and execute priority directives and the core mission statement. Experience in a wide variety of engineering disciplines utilizing electric, electronic, electro-mechanical, electro-pneumatic, environmental, fiber-optics and mechanical machined test fixtures to test and evaluate many types of products and systems. Looking for an exciting and rewarding career in the electronics engineering field. Hold confidential clearance with 10% Veteran preference.

Core competencies

Integrated Project Team Player

System Development Implementation

Strategic Technical Leadership

Liaison with Consultants & Design

Customer Focused/Relationship Builder

Implements a Challenger Mentality

Hospital & Medical Systems Familiarity

Acquisition in Electronic Test Equipment

Author - Standard Operating Procedures

Strong Communication Skills

Strong Troubleshooting Skills

Sensor & Signal Conditioning

Data Acquisition & Measurement

LabVIEW Platform Instrumentation

Test Lab Equipment & Supplies

Forensic Non-destructive Evaluations

BI Clearance - Confidential

OSHA Certified

Career Summary

Providence VA Medical Center – Providence, RI

Recruited to develop a state-of-the-art Electronic Test Shop acquiring electronic equipment & supplies

Engineering Services - Electronics (2/2003 to Present)

As an FMS Project Engineer/Manager for the Providence VA Medical Center responsibilities are to maintain full operation of complex network-based systems on a 24 hour basis 7 days a week for numerous facilities. The type of life-safety systems include: Air Quality Monitors, Antenna Systems, Audio/Visual Systems, Card Access Door Control Systems, Camera Systems (clinical & security), Communication Systems (wired & wireless), Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Suppression Systems, HVAC Systems, Hydrants, Intercom Systems, Intrusion Alarm Systems, Inventory Control Systems, Key Watcher Systems, Main Fire Pump, Nurse Call Systems, Network System Managers (NSM’s), Network Video Recorders (NVR’s), Patient Wandering Systems, Public Address Systems, Radiation Monitors, Refrigerator Temperature Monitors, Satellite Systems, Security Alarm Systems, Sprinkler Systems, TV Antenna Head-end Systems, Two-way Radio Systems, Video Monitors, Video Storage Hard Drives, Wireless Communication Systems, and Wi-Fi Temperature Monitoring Systems.

In addition, acting as a Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) being the resident technical expert & technical writer on the above indicated systems, I am frequently called upon to manage service contracts and provide technical information to design firms in which to expand or initiate new systems in many government facilities. As project manager, I am responsible for many life-safety systems to include; planning, analysis, design, implementation, resource support, and security which also requires supervising contractors and sub-contractors throughout the life-cycle of the project. These actions require “multi-tasking” to plan, organize, and execute “many” projects simultaneously providing a solution to both upper management and the ultimate end-user through a business continuity plan designed to support short term and long term mission statements.

Employee of the Year Candidate in the Technical Category 2005 – Competing with Department of Defense in the 2nd year of employment.

Employee of the Quarter 2003 – Selected as Employee of the quarter in my 3rd quarter after hire at the Providence VA for stellar attitude and productive nature taking over many systems belonging to Bio-med, Engineering & OI&T. Introduced many new systems for patient care and VA Police Services.

Optigain, Inc. – Wakefield, RI

Recruited to develop a state-of-the-art Test Lab acquiring latest developments in fiber optics testing techniques

Sr. Test Engineer (8/2000 to 8/2002)

Manufacturer of fiber optic amplifiers and wave division multiplexers for fiber optic networks

Developed a world class test lab for fiber optic amplifier testing

Developed the 1st RAMAN Amplifier with a Design Team

Designed & developed electronic and optical test fixture systems

Developed Standard Operating Procedures to applicable codes & standards

Introduced LabVIEW software to management & stakeholders to increased revenue in 2nd year

Stanley Bostitch – East Greenwich, RI

Recruited to join a product engineering team in the design of electric/pneumatic tools and fasteners

Product Engineering Test Engineer (6/1986 to 8/2000)

Manufacturer of Electric/Pneumatic Tools and Fasteners

Assigned as Test Engineer to spearhead first electrical tool design

Designed and developed electronic & electro-pneumatic test fixtures to engineering specifications

Performed Forensic Evaluations on a variety of products

Test Engineering – Possession of Skills

Automated Measurement Control Systems: PLC’s, Counters, Timers, Relays, etc.

Codes & Standards: Familiar with many such as EIA/TIA, IEEE, NEC & NFPA

Data Acquisition: Signal Conditioners, DAQ PCB’s, Computer-based Programs

Equipment Calibration and Preventive Maintenance Scheduling

Maintained systems in Design, Manufacturing, and Quality Control/Assurance environments

Purchasing: Procure electronic components for proto-type design concepts

Project Management: Project Manager on multiple projects simultaneously

Developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) & Statement of Work (SOW) documents based on Engineering Test Specifications and Systems Analysis Specifications

Working Knowledge Base

AutoCAD, CISCO Switches, ORCAD, PLC’s, METASYS, Motorola Communications PEGASYS, Pelco Endura, LabVIEW, Visual Basic, Microsoft Access, Excel, Project, Visio, and Word. Capable of troubleshooting systems and electronic products down to component level using various analog and digital computer-based test instruments:

Arbitrary Waveform Generators

Computer-based Data Acquisition Systems

Digital Multi-Meters

Fiber Optic Sensors

High Speed Cameras

Laser Amplifiers

Linear Motion Rails

Network Analyzers

O-Scopes: Analog & Digital types

Power Meters

Power Supplies

Pneumatic Cylinders & Actuators

Pressure Sensors

RF Meters

Sound Level Meters

Spectrum Analyzers

Inspection Instrumentation: Microscopes, Lasers, Gas Meters, Vernier Calipers

Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Science, IT Systems Analyst & Network Administration

Kaplan University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dean & President List

180 Credits/3.95 GPA 08/2012

Golden Key International Honor Society

Lota Sigma Tau Honor Society

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Summa Cum Laude

Associates of Science, Engineering

Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick & Lincoln, RI

Completed 75 Credits/3.15 GPA towards the Engineering Degree Program 06/2002

Professional Development Defense Acquisition University Alumni ~ Contracting Officer Technical Representative – Level III ~ Former National Instruments Alliance Member ~ Kaplan University Summa Cum Laude ~ NFPA & Osha Certification ~ U.S. Navy Veteran – Honorable Discharge

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