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Engineer Electrical

Mesa, AZ
March 23, 2018

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John A. Kilpatrick

520-***-**** /

Electrical Engineer, Orbital ATK, contracted via PGS Worldwide LLC, May 2017 – April 2018

Flight Systems Group, Launch Vehicles Division, Chandler, Arizona

Performed electrical engineering duties in the design of electrical and data cables, and their technical documentation and procurement, for a ballistic missile program. Security Clearance: Secret.

Systems and Requirements Engineer, Avian LLC, December 2016 – March 2017

Professional Services Division, NAWC China Lake, Ridgecrest, California

Performed systems engineering and requirements analysis for the US Marines customer, for two configurations in the H-1 helicopter upgrade program. Avionics system testing for the onboard Mission Computer was performed and studied, primarily using an emulated hardware-in-the-loop laboratory test environment, or with software-simulated hardware. Procedural testing for pilot and copilot flight, navigation, weapons, and other systems was developed and documented, with operational revisions identified, or as directed, prior to squadron-level flight testing.

Security Clearance: Secret.

Electrical Engineer Sr., Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), January 2009 – November 2016

Services and Solutions Sector, NSWC Panama City, Panama City, Florida

Performed electrical and systems engineering duties for the US Navy customer regarding shipboard system configurations, new designs, and associated electrical, mechanical and other technical drawings and documentation. Advanced Change Study Notices (ACSNs) and Engineering Change Proposals, (ECPs) primarily for the US Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Packages were developed, documented, or revised. AutoCAD LT, Solid Edge 2D, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and other software and CAD tools were used, along with MS SharePoint databases for configuration management. Also researched and specified military-standards-compatible and COTS parts, and electronic components of many kinds, for shipboard and laboratory designs. Specified and conducted design and remediation efforts for several small shipboard components, power supplies, and cable assemblies, including fiber optics, and worked to mitigate obsolescence issues. Also performed system assembly, repair, and integration tasks, electronics bench testing, and supplier or customer factory acceptance testing for tactical shipboard systems. Developed a strong interest in the mechanical engineering discipline. Familiar with ASME Y14 and GD&T standards. Security Clearance: Secret.

Systems Engineer, L-3 Communications, October 2007 – October 2008

Integrated Systems Department, Waco, Texas

Conducted aircraft system studies in order to recommend or specify communication systems, test equipment, and other aircraft system configurations for the US Air Force customer. Worked closely with mechanical and electrical engineering personnel to identify and analyze drawing and design specifications. Designed and installed a new-capability Iridium-based communications system, using COTS satellite communications hardware and open-source software for the EC-130H aircraft. Also worked with a proprietary wiring harness design and automated cable-test system in the aircraft, and on the flight line, or in the hangar. Security Clearance: Top Secret (interim), Secret.

Systems Engineer, Raytheon Missile Systems, March 1997 – May 2007

Integration, Test and Analysis Division, Tucson, Arizona

For several US DoD programs and activities, and primarily for the US Navy Standard Missile-3 program, performed system testing, test development, and missile telemetry data collection and analysis, using hardware and software tools, and various types of RF equipment. Performed final integration and testing of flight-ready hardware and facilitation of launch area and facilities on land and at sea. Used L3 Com.-brand telemetry-data analysis systems, and Matlab software tools, and assisted in the development of a proprietary Matlab telemetry data analysis toolbox. Modified and developed ANSI-C program code for software decommutation and analysis of large binary data files. Used multi-channel multiplexing data recorders, and Microdyne-brand RF receivers and combiners for in-plant and field flight-data recording. Provided direct support to live-flight operations on land and shipboard, while testing at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai; the Pearl Harbor Naval Base; and frequently at the White Sands Missile Range, among several other locations around the country. Worked closely with civilian contractors and military personnel on shore and at sea. Assisted in the development of a self-contained mobile telemetry acquisition and data analysis facility, and its operation and maintenance for shipboard and land-based field use. Worked in security-sensitive, closed-area laboratory and field environments for multiple DoD programs.

Software Familiarity: Sun Solaris UNIX and Linux shells and tools, MS-Windows and MS-Office applications. Security Clearance: Secret.

Associate Test Engineer, KLA-Tencor Corporation, San Jose, California, November 1995 – March 1997

Performed system integration and final testing for an integrated-circuit reticle and photomask inspection system, using computerized optical and electromechanical inspection and testing systems, and software-based diagnostic tools, including laser interferometry. Worked with many engineering disciplines in a Class-100 cleanroom environment.

Manufacturing Technician, Intel Corporation, Chandler, Arizona, May 1994 – October 1995

Operated and maintained a large, high-volume integrated-circuit wirebonding process in a Class-100 cleanroom environment.

Aviation Electronics Technician, United States Navy, September 1988 – October 1992

Petty Officer Third Class, E-4, Naval Air Station Miramar, San Diego, California

Repaired avionics components for the F-14 Tomcat series of aircraft, utilizing either of two large automatic test equipment systems at the shop-based Intermediate level. Installed avionics systems in otherwise flight-ready aircraft on land and at sea. Responsible for the repair of over two dozen types of complex avionics components and maintenance of both ATE systems on land and while deployed on aircraft carriers. Honorably Discharged. Security Clearance: Confidential.


Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology

DeVry University, Phoenix, Arizona; October 1995.

Emphasis: Electronics circuit and system design and analysis. Digital and analog circuit design, implementation, and troubleshooting, using analog and digital techniques and devices. Electronic communications and computer programming. English composition and technical writing. Also: US Navy electronics schools and training. Recent Certification: IPC-WHMA Cable Assembly Certification; expired October, 2016.

OTHER Avid scuba diver since 1997; aficionado of spicy food, and travel in southern Africa and the Caribbean. Interested in US Navy and maritime history, aviation, and shipboard engineering.

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