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Technician Design

Troutman, North Carolina, United States
December 05, 2017

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James B Shue (704) ***-**** Home

*** ********* ** (704) ***-**** Cell

Statesville, NC 28677


I am looking for a challenging job in industry that will allow me to use my skills in physics, electronics, troubleshooting, design, computers, networking, research/development, project management or field support.


Degree: Bachelor of Science (non-teaching), December 1991

Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Major: Applied Physics

Minor: Mathematics


Mastec / AT&T April 2016 – July 2016

Security installation Technician

Evaluate and install security systems at customer’s homes. This includes fire alarms, motion sensors, door locks, window sensors, glass break sensors and remote cameras.

Strata Solar January 2016 – April 2016

Solar Farm Maintenance Technician

Evaluate, maintain and perform service on solar farms in Western North Carolina. This includes Inverters, Control units, Accumulators and Data analysis.

Longview Electric August 2015 – October 2015

Field Technician and Electrician

Replace, repair, preventative maintenance and installation of fixtures, lights and POS checkouts. This included all wiring and hookups in retail establishments and ‘big box’ stores.

OASS, Lab Support – Corning (Contract, 2 month) June 2015 – July 2015

Engineering Technician

Short term contract position. Analyzing fiber optic test data and fabricating/splicing fiber optic cables for use in the field.

Self-employed IT Consultant June 2014 – October 2017

Repair, troubleshoot and install commercial IT equipment. Worked through TST, Field Nation and Work market. Clients included Tractor supply, VeriFone, Bank of America, TA truck stops and Wells Fargo. Territory covered most of Western NC.

Dispenser Services January 2014 – May 2014

Field Service Technician

Install, repair and maintain Sysco beverage dispensers, coffee and tea brewers. Do preventative maintenance and repairs on beverage machines. Calibrate and test dispensed product as per customer’s preferences.

Aerotek – Electrolux (Contract, open ended) November 2012 – October 2013

Field Installation Technician

Develop, test, verify and deploy internet connected appliances for smart grid implementation. These appliances currently include refrigerators, stoves and room air conditioners. Future expansion to include dish care and laundry are planned for mid 2014. Project is currently in field tests and cloud technology implementation for control and monitoring of deployed appliances.

Adecco Staffing – Ingersoll Rand (Contract, 4 month) October 2011 – February 2012

Warranty Recovery Specialist

Process parts and machines that are returned to the manufacturing facilities. Evaluate the relevance of warranty claims and process them. Submit and negotiate warranty recuperation requests from OEM suppliers and process the funds to respective facilities. Successfully transferred all warranty data to new system and continuing training for vendor access.

Think Resources – Cavotec Inc. (Contract, open ended) December 2010 – April 2011

Electro-Mechanical Assembly Technician

Contract / hire position with Cavotec USA assembling and wiring devices for a classified military contract. This included quality control testing, inventory control, subassembly, top-level assembly, testing and final verification testing using oscilloscopes, DMMs, network analyzers and fiber optic test equipment. Contract was cancelled by DOD for budgetary reasons.

A & E Factory Service – Sears Holdings Corp. June 2010 – November 2010

Appliance Repair Technician

Diagnose and repair home appliances including but not limited to washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, microwaves, air conditioners and refrigerators. Using a company issued laptop, tools, parts and vehicle, run scheduled appointments in client’s homes and businesses.

Hersey Meters (Contract, open ended) February 2008 – June 2009

Electronics Technician

Design, diagnose, troubleshoot and repair electronic reading devices used in municipal water meter reading devices. This included meter translators and receiving units operating in the 900 – 930 MHz band. Design test apparatus for measuring the signal strength and verifying that it complied with FCC guidelines. Prepare databases of defective units returned from customers and formulate repair procedures and modifications to circuitry and/or manufacturing techniques. Project was completed on time and on budget. Bench repair and diagnostics of prototype units to be deployed in the field using DMM, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes and function generators.

Hybrid Technologies (Contract Position) October 2005 – January 2008

Research and Design Engineer

Design, modify and install electrical systems on conventional internal combustion vehicles being converted to fully electric drive vehicles. Organize, order and anticipate equipment and supply needs for the electrical department. Consult with vendors concerning product needs and specifications. Evaluate electrical system components and their performance in cooperation with manufacturer’s design technicians. Meet corporate deadlines and expectations for vehicle readiness and performance. Projects were completed on time and on budget with functioning prototype vehicles delivered for field-testing to NASA.

APAC Atlantic, Inc. May 2004 – June 2005

Quality Control Technician

Supervise asphalt paving crew to insure that all quality control and contract specifications are being met. This includes surface preparation inspection, delivery supervision, paving supervision, testing asphalt density in the field using a nuclear density gauge and lab testing of cores for specific gravity. Included in this is process is the completion of daily reports and a full report to be submitted for the individual client when the contract work is finished. NCDOT Roadway Technician and Nuclear certification was required. Due to lack of work and NCDOT budget freezes, the division was unprofitable and sold to another company. All employees were terminated.

Davidson College (Contract Position) October 2002 – July 2003

Physics Lab and Demonstration Manager

Organize, repair, setup and design of lecture demonstrations for all undergraduate physics classes. Assist with the setup and take down of undergraduate lab equipment, new equipment purchases and online lab exercises. All lecture demonstrations and lab equipment was repaired and organized. Contract was not renewed due to budget cuts.

Datalogic, Inc. (Contract Position) January 2001 – January 2002

Field Applications Engineer

Installation of LASER and CCD bar code scanners for the Airborne Express sortation hub in Wilmington, OH. This includes application appraisal, frame design, system design, physical installation, wiring, networking, testing and final acceptance testing by clients. Full package tracking system was designed, installed and tested to client’s satisfaction. This contract was not renewed because Airborne Express was being sold to UPS and the hub was being shut down.

University of Cincinnati (Contract Position) August 1999 – August 2000

Instrumentation Specialist

Organize, repair, setup and design of lecture demonstrations for all undergraduate physics classes. This was in anticipation of the completion of a newly renovated physics education building. Assist with the setup and take down of undergraduate lab equipment, new equipment purchases and online lab exercises. All physics lecture demonstrations were organized and categorized but construction delays postponed the relocation to the new facility. Contract was not renewed due to budget overruns for the entire renovation project.

University of Arkansas June 1992 – July 1999

Physics Laboratory Curator

Set-up, design, construction, maintenance and procurement of all undergraduate Physics lab equipment. These laboratories include Physics and Human Affairs, Physics for Architects, University Physics I/II (Calculus based), College Physics I/II (Non Calculus based) and Astronomy. Supervision and training of 10 to 15 graduate teaching assistants per semester including weekly meetings. Preparation, maintenance and development of departmental lecture demonstrations supporting 18 Faculty members. Resigned my position to follow my Wife to Graduate School in Ohio in conjunction with being offered the contract position at the University of Cincinnati.


Electronics - Repair, design and circuit construction

Computers - Troubleshooting, repair and interfacing

Computer Networking – Ethernet, PCTCP and TCP/IP networking

Programming - Basic, Turbo C++, UNIX and VAX/VMS Assembly

Photography - Color, B&W and digital

Technical Design

Public Speaking


References will be given on request.

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