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Mechanical Technician

Plaistow, New Hampshire, 03865, United States
August 29, 2017

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Peter Holloway

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References available upon request

Skill Summary

Over 20 years of optical, and opto-mechanical, assembly, prototype development and New Product Introduction (NPI).

Experience in Design for Manufacturing (DFM): process development and process innovation. Able to improve process efficiency without sacrificing product quality.

Innovative problem-solver; able to grasp and put into practice complex ideas, concepts, methods and technologies.

Proficient in soldering, welding and sheet metal fabrication. Experience with standard machine-shop processes.


National Engineering Service Corporation 05/2016 – 04/2017

Contract Position with Optometrics, Ayer, MA

Engineering/Master Diffraction Grating Technician (Research And Development)

•Ruled original spectral diffraction gratings for replication

•Responsible for the setup, programming and monitoring the ruling engine

•Set up includes cutting test grooves and analyzing the groove profile using a traditional microscope and a Bruker AFM system

•Measured and calculated grating efficiency upon completion

•Performed routine maintenance as well as repairs on equipment

•Coating chamber experience

Optra, Inc. Topsfield, MA 01/1999 – 03/2016

Engineering Technician (Research and Development)

•Specialized in the development of optically-based, electro-mechanical systems for use in SBIR and DARPA deliverables.

•Worked on the production of a Joint Service Lightweight Standoff Chemical Agent Detector (JSLSCAD) modulator using Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)

•Precision alignment of custom optics and opto-mechanical components

•Incoming inspection of optics, machined parts, electronics and circuit boards

•Laser collimation using spiricon beam profile software as well as other methods

•Printed circuit board modifications and repair

•Data acquisition and analysis through all steps of products development

•Design and modification of fixtures to aid manufacturing

•Development of leadership, organizational, oral communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem resolution skills

OPTRA Project List (Partial)

•Risley prism assemblies for beam scanning and steering applications

•Threat warning system for hostile fire detection

•Diffuse reflectance spectrometer for standoff explosive detection

•Novel spectrometers for atmospheric monitoring

•Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) compressive hyperspectral imager

•Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) DMD-based two-band scene projector

•Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) phase-shift cavity ring down spectrometer

•Snapshot Raman imager, a low-cost OP-FTIR

•A high-speed resonant FTIR spectrometer

Genetics Institute, Andover, MA 10/1997 – 12/1998

Process Technician

• Cell culture through purification


New Hampshire Fire Standards And Training Commission, Firefighter Level One

Atkinson Fire Department, Atkinson, NH

State of NH DMV, Motor Vehicle Inspection Certification

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