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Engineer Engineering

Willis, Michigan, 48191, United States
January 19, 2018

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Harold K. Trotter

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Canton, MI 48188

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A dynamic self-motivated professional capable of working independently or as part of a team presenting extensive experience in management, research and development, leadership, and mentoring. Performed competitive engine electronic component tests, dynamometer testing, valve control, EGR, injection systems, torque characterization, load management and thermal characterization testing, repair, troubleshooting, and problem solving. My engineering forte is in component level electronics repair; engine hot testing, automotive electrical, and engine component testing.


Lawrence Technology University

Bachelor of Science Engineering Technology -2000

Wayne County Community College

Associates in Electronic Technology -1985


Electrical/Electronic troubleshooting equipment includes, but is not limited to:



Function Generators

Frequency Counters

Spectrum Analyzers

Lotus Notes

Microsoft Excel



Auto Cad


Dorsey Trade School

Electronics Instructor

7/2016 to present

Electronics Program: Teaching Advance motor controls/ Relays /Math courses /Three phase motors

Fujitsu Ten - Contract employee LHP Engineering

Quality Engineer

10/2016 to 2/2017

Conduct technical analysis on audio infotainment systems

Trouble shooting car audio infotainment systems down to component level

(SMD)Using schematics, oscilloscopes milit-meters

PC board X-ray machines

SMD Soldering station

Frequency counters

Extensive use of: GM-LAN/CAN, Puma software, HMI units MOST Data, LIN Network I2c troubleshooting, root cause analysis countermeasures

XEROX CORP/General Motors - Contract employee Advantage Resourcing Technology

Search and Retrieval Engineer

4/2013 to 12/2015

Provided support to General Motors legal staff field performance assessment (FPA) locating and retrieval of engineering and technical documents, durability, lab and validation testing, analysis testing and rough road & abuse testing.

This support included but not limited to the following activities:

Search applications/databases and provide applicable documents in response for litigation discovery.

Search and retrieve from warehouse, microfilm and microfiche inventories for documents that have been loaded into databases.

Compile and process requested documentation for delivery to requestor

Participate in internal and external meetings.


Electronics Instructor

2/2013 to 5/2013

Electronics Technology Program: Teaching Digital Logic 1 / Digital Logic Lab/ 1 Course covering Logic Gates and Nan also Nor gates. Electronics PC board fabrication.

Electronics 1 / Electronics Lab /1 course covering Solid Sate fundamentals: RC Circuits. Parallel, Series Circuits.


Small Business Owner

7/1985 to 10/2012

Managed a staff of nine servicing consumer electronics, car audio, LCD TV’s, camcorders, and amplifiers utilizing Electrical Schematics, Oscilloscopes, Digital Multi-meters, Frequency Counters, Logic Analyzers, and Signal Generators to troubleshoot and repair devices.

Created parts data and metric systems to track operational workflow and maintained records of results and feedback: developed and maintain pricing matrices, part number ordering matrices, projection summaries, and order summaries.


Torque Study Technician / Dynamometer, Instrumentation Technician / Computer Command Technician

9/1974 to 7/2004

Performed gasoline and diesel engine forensic teardowns; completely dismantled engines for defective electronic components and engineering analysis. Specific components include, but are not limited to: Cam Sensors, Alternators, Starters, Crank Sensors, Wiring Issues, Map Sensors, O2 Sensors, and ECU’s. Performed OBD analysis, troubleshot CAN communication system error codes.

Conducted quality audits compiled and analyzed data; applied root cause analysis to achieve quality goals. Knowledge of FMEA, APQS, and SPS processes.

Set up and monitored engine dynamometer test stands, collected and documented data, established benchmarking data.

Monitored flow meters, actuators, transducers torque transducers, encoders, load cell output execution test schedules.

Calibrated throttle control, torque maps, throttle filtering and shift patterns.

Repaired total automotive vehicle electrical systems.

Analyzed bolt stress, load data, temperature compensation for blocks pistons, and other engine components, using Boltmike ultrasonic bolt stress measurement instrument. Lead responsibility for vender containment /sorting problems.

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