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Engineering Design

Methuen, Massachusetts, United States
$75 HR
August 17, 2018

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Joseph Sapienza

** ********* ******, *******, ** 01844 TEL 978-***-****


10+ years of experience as a Senior PCB Designer and 20+ overall experience

Associate’s Degree in Computer Maintenance Technology and Electronics Technology

Devised, documented, and implemented PCB related workflows

Transitioned G&I Division out of PCAD into Altium Designer

Generated Schematics, PCB Layouts, mechanical drawings, and pertinent documentation as required

Professional Summary

Devise and implement project plans efficiently

Project leadership experience, with ability to balance multiple projects and work independently

Supervise and train less experienced staff

Generate Schematics, PCB Layouts, mechanical drawings, and pertinent documentation as required

Employ various processes to manage work group operations

Excellent problem-solving and analytical thinking

Depth of knowledge in CAD tools and technologies utilized in electronics system and PCB design

System administration experience in ECAD tools including library management

Extensive knowledge of electronic product development process

Professional Experience

Trident-Enterprises, Salem, NH (May 2008 – Present)

Senior PCB Designer

PCB Designer having done various types of designs from backplanes, power supplies, multi-layer boards, Analog, Digital, Mixed Signal, high speed, impedance matching, and keyboards among others

Use various tools to achieve desired results & file/data manipulations

Design enclosures and panels

Manage projects of various types

Provide consulting services to clients

Uses computer-aided design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks

Manage most facets of a printed circuit board design service bureau

Duties include all aspects of business management, contract negotiation, contracting services, accounting, managing/directing staff, and all other day to day business related duties

Proposal/quote preparation

Ensure project results meet requirements regarding technical quality, reliability, schedule and cost requirements

Maintaining client relationships and building new opportunities

Direct the activities a group of six to ten CAD specialists/designers

Assigning projects, workload scheduling, review/check drawings/models/documentation prior to sign off for release, balance multiple projects

Manage a number of multifaceted projects concurrently

iRobot Corp., Burlington, MA (August 2006 – May 2008)

Electrical CAD Administrator/ECAD Librarian

Managed electrical CAD tools for schematic capture and board layout

Managed resources for multidisciplinary robotic product development with the objective to effectively manage the change process by ensuring the achievement of projects to time, cost and specification

Software Implementation including planning, installation, configuration, licensing and support

Effective application of ECAD software to specific product development processes

Determined the need for new ECAD related tools and the evaluation of such tools

Served as the primary CAD/CAE administrator, application specialist and an enterprise resource for CAD/CAE tools

Set company standards for the CAD/CAE tools configuration

Developed and enhanced design flow and standard documentation

Identified and advised users on CAD/CAE best practices

Managed design libraries, symbol & footprint creation

Assisted with training of engineering team to provide improved utilization of CAD/CAE tools

Worked with electrical engineers as a PCB layout designer

Observed trends in CAD/CAE technology and identify development that should be adopted

Supported design engineers in transition to RoHS compliant designs

Performance management and staff development

Major Accomplishments:

Consolidated division wide libraries into one central networked library

Reduced PCB error related respins by 90%

Improved spins times by 75%

Compiled an Engineering components database

Devised, documented, and implemented PCB related workflows

Directed the efforts of library team

Creation and maintenance of custom processes to expand capabilities and efficiency of ECAD tools and to help automate design processes and procedures

Drove new ECAD tool selection process

Transitioned G&I Division out of PCAD into Altium Designer

Drove development of ECAD workgroup manager with PTC.

Architected ECAD integration and Workflow Concurrent to new PLM System (Windchill)

NPC Engineering No., Andover, MA (June 2001 – August 2006)

Lead PCB Layout Designer/Project Manager

PCB design and electro-mechanical packaging. Proficiency with PCB layout

Consistently delivered quality designs that support a lean manufacturing cycle

Utilized a wide variety of consumer and industrial product topologies and layout schemes

Coordinated multidisciplinary internal resources to deliver a quality product on time and in budget

Documented and communicate process models, project scope, deliverables and commitments

Managed any outsourced workload

Microtouch Systems Inc., Methuen, MA (1996 – 2001)

PCB Layout Designer/Engineering Aide

Designed PCBs, developed and maintained component libraries

Used computer-aided design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks

Assembled newly design hardware, and build up trade show displays

Attended, participated, and contributed at various technical levels

Project Managed first article builds and releases (NPI)

Managed prototype and project costs for new product releases

Worked with suppliers & third party vendors for design modifications and cost effective solutions

Recorded investigative actions and follow through

Generated mechanical/electrical drawings & documentations as required

Detailed document new designs

Tested, evaluated, and documented new circuits and related parts for product development

Engineering group ECO signatory

Sourced component parts and equipment

Maintained accurate records of project progress results

Generated drawings, schematics, PCB Layouts, and other documentation as needed

Coordinated part number, bill of material releases, and support relevant AVL requirements

Prepared new product releases and ECOs

Major Accomplishments:

As part of a small engineering team, developed a new technology into a new product line\

Transitioned department from Orcad & Pads to Protel Schematic & PCB

Planned and coordinated training

Developed and implemented standards and methodology for Schematic and PCB Documentation

Identified and revamped flaws and methods of Documentation Control

Devised and develop new procedures for implementation into mfg.

Salvaged a faulty ASIC project (Excalibur) and co designed a main line product from it

Redesigned the power distribution and conditioning CKT of TG controller, reduced cost by $35 per unit

Devised various methodologies relevant to data recording

Managed Product issues working cross functionally, developing effective analysis, actions and closures

Designed, documented, and fabricated fixtures and jigs as required

Supported the building, testing and development of new and existing products as necessary

Developed DVT plans and fixtures/jigs for new technologies

Coordinated part number, bill of material releases, and support relevant AVL requirements

A/D/S, Wilmington, MA (1993 – 1996)

Engineering Aide

Led various project efforts to get them back on schedule as a response to board initiatives

Evaluated problems with products, recommended and implemented solutions and/or recommend redesign options

Designed new PCBs and related mechanical implementations

Assembled first article prototypes for evaluation

Updated schematics, mechanical drawings, and relevant documentation to reflect design changes

Performed diverse lab duties relating to the development, assembly, and test of audio electronics

Performed sourcing and electrical approval for new parts and products, striving cost down and product improvement

Planned and performed engineering experiments to evaluate new or faulting products

Designed, developed, and fabricated fixtures to improve quality, cost, and reliability

Various specialized research and design activities as directed by the VP of Engineering

AT&T Network Systems No., AT&T Bell Laboratories Andover, MA (1985 – 1993)

Control Systems Specialist

Installed, proved-in, troubleshot, calibrated, modified, maintained, inspected, and repaired electronic, electrical, computer, numeric tape and similar systems

Developed troubleshooting and servicing techniques in the complete absence of procedural information

Interfaced with functional staff to resolve problems and recommend solutions

Specialized in highly integrated solid state circuitry and electronic components, incorporating experimental and/or prototype features and designs

Technical Associate

Designed, documented, and fabricated fixtures, both electrical and mechanical

Troubleshot and debugged any unplanned deviation from planned functioning on product line

Tested and troubleshot any first run product failures as needed

Developed and detailed draw, various parts and assemblies

Organized final engineering details of prototype production lines, their equipment and systems, prior to release to manufacturing

Directed the effort of 2-8 trades personnel & up to 20 Mfg. Associates

Planned and implemented workloads and assignments

Conducted engineering reviews of production equipment, conducted safety analysis

Recommended, developed, designed and implemented design changes as part of a team

Co-developed programming for various automated lines

Problem identification and resolution at the system, circuit, drafting, and manufacturing stages of development

Generated clear design, test and end-user related documents for various projects

Technical Summary

Software Tools: Altium Designer, PADS, Protel, Orcad Schematic, Blueprint PCB, MS Office, AutoCAD, Solidworks, Agile PDM, Windchill PLM

PCB Technologies: Backplanes, Power supplies, Multilayer, Analog, Digital, Mixed signal, High Speed, Impedence matching, DFM best practices, DFT considerations, BGA and other high pin count technologies, HDI, SMT, Thru hole

Education and Certification

Associate in Science in Computer Maintenance Technology

Northern Essex Community College Haverhill, MA

Associate in Science in Electronics Technology

Northern Essex Community College Haverhill, MA

Altium Designer: PCB and Schematic, Altium Designer: Advanced Training, Altium Designer: Circuit Simulation

Protel PCB and Schematic, PCAD 2006: PCB and Schematic, PADS, AutoCAD Modules I & II, Machine Technology

Computer Aided Drafting, Robotics Technology, Solidworks

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