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Test Engineering

Location:
Newton, Kansas, United States
Posted:
August 13, 2018

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KENNETH D. FORBES

*** ******** *****

Newton, KS 67114

PHONE: 316-***-****

SUMMARY

Looking for a position where my abilities will be utilized to their fullest extent. Have developed expertise in the following areas listed below.

• Use of computer based test systems and data acquisition equipment.

• Adherence to specific standardized test methods and development of unique test

methods.

• Delegating and supervising work of other technicians.

• Have worked with a wide spectrum of materials including; metals, composites,

adhesives and cellular structures.

• Non-destructive inspection techniques, specifically Radiographic Inspection.

• Organization and recording of incoming work.

• Extensive experience with measuring instruments such as micrometers. Dial

Calipers, scales, and optical comparators

EXPERIENCE

PARK ELECTROCHEMICAL CORPORATION Aug. 2004-July 2018

Sr. Mechanical Test Tech., Quality Control Department

• Integral part of Quality Control process from lay-up, to curing, machining and final testing of customer products to their own requirements and/or government specifications prior to final shipment.

HOWMET TURBINE COMPONENTS CORPORATION, Branford, CT 1998-2004

Radiographic Inspector

• Performed final inspection of turbine engine blades and vanes after the

application of external and internal coatings. Certified Level II Radiographic

Inspector, Level II Fluorescent Penetrant Inspector, trained for Level III

in Radiographic Technology.

• Assisted corporate team in implementation of proper inspection techniques and

Procedures at corporate division in Montreal. Canada.

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT, Stratford, CT 1973-1998

Engineering Technician Specialist Sr. Test Tech., Static Test section,

Engineering Structures and Materials Laboratory

• Scheduled and supervised daily section activities and personnel. Performed 70% of all standard and non-standard tests completed. Conducted environmental conditioning surveys for Materials Engineers.

• Completed modernization of Laboratory capabilities begun in 1984 with purchase of two computer controlled test systems, a strain gage based test data measuring system and 2 upgrades of test system software that resulted in a 50% increase in test data accuracy.

• Voluntarily worked double shifts over a nine-month period to ensure completion of the Comanche Aircraft Building block program. Directed the daily activities of 5 employees on both shifts.

• Selected as member of company inspection team that insured the presence of a vital component in a specific Aircraft model. Inspections utilized Radiographic techniques to prevent Aircraft mishaps through control failures. Personally inspected 46 of 97 Aircraft in the worldwide fleet.

• Assisted Metallurgical Engineers in the fracture/failure analysis of current materials and Aircraft elements through destructive and non-destructive techniques.

EDUCATION

Alfred University, Alfred NY- science

Frank Scott Bunnell High School, Stratford, CT- college prep

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

• Trained and certified in non-destructive inspection techniques that included:

• Radiography (Level II certified with Level III training)

• Ultrasonic (Level II certified)

• Experience with both Platinum and Nickel-Cadmium plating techniques.

COMPUTER SKILLS

• IBM PC/AT and compatibles

• Windows NT/ME/XP/7.0/8.0

• Microsoft Excel/Word



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