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Engineering Technician

San Bruno, California, United States
April 07, 2018

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Luis Flores


Summary of Skills

Extensive Sensors/Radar/eMi experience utilized in the ‘Autonomous Self-Driving Vehicle’ Technologies.

Strong Electrical Hardware Test skills: Includes PCB bring-up, troubleshooting to component level, utilize allegro for multi-layer trace rework and isolation points, experience with all electronic instrumentation.

Flash Current Firmware onto new devices and perform ATP Validation testing.

Professional & collaborative working with Project Managers, Engineers & Technicians.

Strong soldering & rework experience; includes, fine pitch soldering under a microscope & hot air reflow (i.e. SMT components, 0201,402, 0603 & QFNs, BGAs and etc.).

Prototype wiring harness builds per engineering specifications and drawing tolerances.

Strong Electro-Mechanical experience includes: Assembly of Prototype Instrumentation as well as, Systems-Integration, Test/Validation and Failure Analysis.

Very well versed in Microwave/RF and Antenna Range Testing.

Instrumentation experience include: VNA, Frequency Synthesizers, Spectrum Analyzers, Power Meters, High Speed Digital Oscilloscopes and power supplies etc.

Able to work independently, follow procedures and complete tasks on time..

R&D Engineering-Background in renewable energy technologies having worked for Tesla Motors, Bloom Energy, ODG, APPLE and many other innovative high tech companies in the Silicon Valley.

Extensive experience with Failure Mode Testing & Analysis.

Work with NIST standards used for final acceptance and validation testing.

Electronic Instrumentation Calibration: Oscilloscopes, DVM, Power Supplies, Multi-Channel Monitors and Controllers, Spectrum analyzers, Frequency Synthesizers etc.

Instrumentation Calibration/PM experience; include: ISO9001/9002, A2LA 17025 & NIST Accreditation.

Equipment Engineering Services, Instrumentation Calibration, Preventative Maintenance& Repair.

Procure and manage existing lab inventory (e.g. prototype assembly materials, electrical components, test equipment, tools and supplies)

Strong troubleshooting-skills with ability to interpret complex Elect’l & Mech’l Schematics.

Proficient with using power tools, shop equipment (i.e. Lathes, Drills, Precision Cutting tools etc.)

Perform complex tests, prepared analytical data summaries and keep accurate records.

Proficient with MS Office, Power Point and Excel Spread sheets, Google docs and Allegro Viewer.

Extensive Field Service experience for Calibration of lab Instrumentation for major regional clients such as: Acclarent Medical Devices, Genentech, Boston Scientific, and General Dynamics etc.

Physical & Dimensional Equipment/Tools Calibration: Calipers, Micrometers, Optical Comparators.

Familiar with such equipment as: Instron strain gauges, load cells, accelerometers, vibration simulators and environmental chambers for use of data collection and analysis.


Net Polarity Inc. (Client- APPLE)

9/5/2017-12/2017 (Contract)

Sr. Electrical Engineering Technician

Support Electro-Mechanical assembly of proto-type test apparatuses and test racks.

Support IQC of incoming Sensors (Radars/Lidar & eMi Modules) includes initial validation testing and firmware upgrades.

Collaborate with Engineers and Scientists on test approach schemes.

Antenna Range Testing in Anechoic Chamber.

Characterization and Data Analysis inn real-time.

Troubleshoot Electronics to component level.

Provide ‘Rework’ support for PCB’s, down to 0201 components, and IC changes.

Provide ATP Test result data for final review and disposition by Systems Engineers.

Build custom harnesses per drawing specifications and or work instructions.

Procure supplies for the engineering labs (e.g. wire, connectors, solder station supplies etc.)

Maintain ‘Good Documentation Practices’ and record keeping.

Abbott Labs/ St. Jude Medical

1/2017-3/2017 (3 Mos. Contract)

Metrology Calibration Technician II

Perform multi-discipline calibrations and simple measurement systems

Generate equipment specification documents for calibration standards

Select standards for system calibration procedures based on tolerance accuracy ratios, specifications and measurement uncertainty

Write simple calibration procedures from equipment specifications (SOP’s)

Use automated electronic calibration processes

Research calibration standards

Submit change orders

Research simple repair situations and determine action steps

Use and order tools and specify and order parts with attention to safety precautions

Perform normal repairs and maintenance

Review system calibration procedures

Generate and review out-of-tolerance reports

Use calibration data base systems including: history tracking and recall and overdue reports

Provide formal training to equipment users and other metrology technicians

Research and answer user technical measurement questions

Perform data analysis and report on equipment measurement studies

Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

American Technologies Network, Corp.

10/2016-12/2016 (Seasonal Contact Assignment)

Quality Control Inspection & Product Calibration Technician

Inspect incoming parts for assembly of Night Vision, Thermal Scopes

Failure analysis testing and data collection

Support assembly of Thermal Imaging scopes (Infra-red)/ binoculars & rifle scopes

Provide final alignment calibration of rifle scopes as part of the acceptance testing & validation Quality System

Produce documentation/reports for non-conforming incoming items

Support evaluation and R&D testing of new product lines

Support warehouse packaging and shipping during the 2016 holiday push

Doppler Laboratory (Wireless Ear Buds Technology Development)

11/2015- 2016 (Independent Consultant)

Sr. R&D Engineering technician

Support engineering prototype development of wireless hi-fidelity ear buds.

Build, Test and rework as needed

Build custom wiring harnesses

SMT Soldering hog air reflow skills (i.e. 0201, 0402, 0603 etc.)

Provide technical reports with suggestions on improvements.

Support failure mode testing within environmental sound chambers.

Maintain the Engineering lab, order new capital equipment and supplies.

Osterhout Design Group (Augmented Reality Wearable Glasses Technology)


Sr. Engineering Technician/ EE Lab Manager

● Provide engineering test support: Build prototype assemblies/circuits and validation of measurement

Equipment, preventative maintenance, data base updates with scheduling outside vendor service etc.).

● Generated test summary reports and corrective action documentation.

● Support on the fly rework of prototype electronic circuitry (SMT from: 0201, 0402, 0603 & more).through fine pitch soldering under a microscope.

● Maintain the EE lab equipment & tooling needs, including: purchasing new capital equipment and supplies as well as overseeing calibration and preventative.

● Update Equipment Master list and created a Calibration Certificates/ Preventative Maintenance records in our

Database (SAP).

● Perform final acceptance testing (failure mode analysis) which include various operating conditions while monitoring power consumption and thermal dynamic measurements on critical components under full application load conditions.

Intuitive Surgical Inc. (Medical Device Company)

4/2014-6/2014 (3 Mos. Contract assignment)

Sr. Preventative Maintenance/ Calibration Technician

● Provide calibration & preventative maintenance on biomedical manufacturing equipment

● Update equipment status and schedule vendor servicing

● Maintain current data base and support both internal and external (i.e. FDA, ISO-9001) audits.

● Purchase of replacement tools for internal customers and new lab upgrades.

● Adhere to strict cGMP operating standard within regulatory requirements (i.e. ISO-9001, A2LA and N.I.S.T. standardized validation equipment).

● Oversee new equipment installation and IQ/OQ Certification.

GMW Associates (Engineering Consulting)


Engineering Technician (Independent Consultant)

Acclarent Medical Devices Inc. (A Johnson & Johnson Company)

7/2013 – 12/ 2013 (6 Mos. Contract)

Equipment Engineering Services- Calibration and Preventative Maintenance

● Insured all production and R&D Equipment was calibrated and in compliance with the company Quality Standards as well as the FDA Regulatory requirements.

Romney Scientific Inc.


R&D Test Engineering Support Technician (Independent Consultant)

Precision Measurements Inc.

2007-2008 (Returned) 1/2011-10/2012

Sr. Field Service Calibration Technician

Provide ‘On-site’ Calibration of Bio-Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Process Equipment & Electronics Instrumentation, per regulatory standards (i.e. ISO-9001, A2LA accreditation, N.I.S.T standards etc).

Equipment lists include:

Analytical Balances & Scales (i.e. Mettler-Toledo, Sartorius, Ohous); In addition, calibrate Load Test Stands w/ various Load Cell Capacity and configurations.

Temperature Calibration: Temperature Controllers, Thermal Couples; including, RTD’s, Temperature Chambers, Oven Reflow Systems with speed controllers.

Calibration & Validation-Pressure/Vacuum: Water/ Oil Gauges, Pressure Feedback Transducers, Flow Meters, Servo Controllers (open/close valves), Relief Valve etc.

Physical & Dimensional Equipment/Tools Calibration: Calipers, Micrometers, Optical Comparators, Height Stands, Load Cells, Centrifuges etc.

Electronic Instrumentation Calibration: Oscilloscopes, DVM, Power Supplies, Multi-Channel Monitors and Controllers, Spectrum analyzers, Frequency Synthesizers etc.

Strong customer service experience and excellent team work spirit. Maintain quality standards per ISO 9001/A2LA and 17025 regulatory guidelines. Follow all manufacturer as well as GMP and SOP procedures. Support Metrology laboratory with in-house Calibrations & Repairs using applicable & Accredited Validation Standards.

Bloom Energy (Renewable Energy Industry) – Consultant

8/09-2/2010 (6 Mos. Contract Assignment)

Electro-Mechanical Manufacturing Process-Technician

BE is a startup Fuel-Cell alternative energy manufacturing company.

Provide process-support to the Stack Manufacturing & Product Development Group.

Operated complex manufacturing equipment used for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell production.

Perform routine calibration setup on automated equipment.

Work with Quality Engineering to solve problems and improve potential material issues.

Support Quality Control through failure mode testing and process improvements.

Inspect incoming materials and outgoing production batches.

Ensure that all test equipment is calibrated prior to use on the Manufacturing floor.

Generated Non-Conforming Material Reports.

Provide process improvements by revising (redline) technical operating procedures.

Factory Certified in Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell Stack Manufacturing Process.

Provide daily status report including production yield to all shift Leads/Supervisors.

Maintain ‘Point of Assurance’ while increasing productivity.

Assist in reliability studies involving environmental exposure chambers.

Provide cross-training to incoming manufacturing technicians.

Adhere to the company quality management standards.

Tesla Motors (Renewable Energy Industry)


Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician

Work directly with the engineering team in support of proto-type builds and integration & test.

Duties included:

Fabrication of R&D electrical components and their enclosures.

Fabrication of electrical components w/enclosures such as, wound charge Inductors.

Support production test and evaluation of ‘Power Electronic Modules & Lithium Ion Battery Packs’.

Modify electronics circuits with surface mounted micro-component changes per ECO’s.

Proficient with SMT & fine pitch soldering.

Calibrate many Temperature Chambers as well as 9 point characterization.

Generated test summaries/failure analysis reports for engineering evaluation.

Test drove the Roadster to identify failure mode conditions.

Build complex electrical harnesses from schematic diagrams.

Build up and validate test stations for subsystem testing and evaluation.

Test firmware upgrades. Maintain the R&D lab equipment and supplies.

Support Lithium-Ion Battery subsystems development.

Mettler-Toledo Inc., Columbus, Ohio


Calibration Technician

Performed calibration and repairs on pharmaceutical laboratory equipment within cGMP work environments.

Factory Certified on vast Mettler-Toledo product lines.

Setup/Calibrated and made adjustments whenever out of tolerance issues arose) many products; such as: Ph/Conductivity meters, Analytical Balances/ Micro-balances &Scales.

Adhered too, ISO 9001/17025 and A2LA regulatory guidelines.

Setup and install new equipment at customer sites.

Provide end user training and operator certification.

Generate certification documentation compliant to regulatory standards.

Perform IQ/OQ certification for customers on site.

Quality Control Services, Portland, Oregon


Calibration Service Representative (Northern California)

Provided Calibration and Repair Service of laboratory equipment; including: analytical balances, Ph/Conductivity meters, moisture analyzers, spectrophotometers and other lab-use instruments to ISO 17025 and A2LA standards.

Northern California Region representative reported directly to the President and Operations Manager daily.

Maintained instrument calibrations for major accounts such as Genentech, The San Francisco Drug Enforcement Administration, and Waste Water Treatment facilities.

Support Metrology laboratory activities during monthly sales of service business trips to Portland home office.

Space Systems Loral (Aerospace)


Lead. RF Test Engineer

Generated electrical and RF performance test routines on flight components, subsystems up to and including spacecraft level.

Validated test equipment and work stations (Agilent, HP), including full link calibration and link budget analysis.

Increase department assets by training incoming RF Test Engineers & Technicians.

Reviewed and prepared test data packages for systems engineering and customer review.

Work in compliance with ISO 9001/17025 regulatory standards.

Generated test scripts, procedures and training material.

Provided daily progress reports as well assist spacecraft manager with coordinating test activities for all shifts.

Test spacecraft Comm. as well as TT&C. Supported troubleshooting from component level to full spacecraft system level. Launch the Sirius-3 Satellite in 2002. TT&C Launch service support, Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

Carco Electronics (Aerospace)


Sr. Test Engineer

Electrical Integration and final Acceptance Testing on Dynamic Flight Motion Simulators used for Missile Guiding Systems development (e.g. Patriot, Sidewinder, Tomahawk and more.).

Test/Debug to component level both elecrto-mechanicl devices and electronics PCB’s.

Install Systems on-site all over the world (Travel 60%)

Train end users on operation and maintenance of system

Work with both Hydraulic actuators (up to 3000psi) and electro motors, very large scale.

Servo Controls expertise


College of San Mateo - Electronics Technology

San Jose City College - Semiconductor/RF Microwave Technology

Skyline College - Bio-Technology

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