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Engineer Engineering

Beaverton, Oregon, United States
August 21, 2018

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Ken Heichelheim 503-***-****

Beaverton, OR, *****


Engineering professional who harnesses curiosity to deepen understanding of topics. Balances competing priorities for optimum performance and value. Professional who strives for product excellence. Documents processes, product features and behaviors. Diagnoses failures for ongoing process improvement. Conforms to industry standards and quality standards.

Experienced in the C++ and C# languages.

Capable at technical writing and MS Excel and Word.

Capable at mathematical modeling.

Detail oriented.

Variety of engineering backgrounds such as:

Simulating building energy usage.

Designing and troubleshooting circuits.

Implementing software.

Testing cardiac pacemakers.


Micro Systems Engineering, Lake Oswego, OR 1996-2016

Developer and manufacturer of implantable cardiac pacemakers for parent company Biotronik.

Engineer II - Validation

Formulated test strategies from requirements. Implemented automations to more thoroughly test features and feature interactions than manually. Interacted with other developers or requirements authors via issue tracking system.

Coded in Microsoft Visual Studio C sharp for 10 years resulting in automated tests for various pacemaker features.

Participated in peer reviews for conformance to good coding practices such as:

Naming conventions for methods and data instances

Comments and documentation blocks

Access modifiers

Flow control

Authored tests to exercise various single, dual, and triple chamber pacing behaviors.

Contributed test reports towards pacemaker regulatory submission and approval.

Lennox Industries, Richardson, TX 1990-1993

Developer and manufacturer of heating and air conditioning equipment.

Software Engineer

Updated software (C programming) for heating/cooling simulations including energy use and payback period.

Implemented software to calculate heat loads per ACCA manual J and ACCA manual N.

Attended trade shows to exhibit software.

Provided telephone support to user base of 5000 Lennox dealers.

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Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX 1981-1989

Developer and manufacturer of electronics.

Technical Writer

In conjunction with authoring user manuals, also interacted with developers and beta tested pre-release calculators. Communicated calculator functionality to better inform users -- for example:

TI-30 STAT scientific calculator Reference Guide.

TI-57 LCD programmable calculator manual.

TI-66 programmable calculator manual.

TI-68 programmable calculator Guidebook.

TI-95 programmable calculator User’s Guide.


Coursework in Computer Science

Completed 40 credit hours of CS classes

Portland Community College, Portland, OR

B.S., Mechanical Engineering

2 years of parametric solid modeling including finite element analysis

Passed the EIT exam

Portland State University, Portland, OR

B.S., Electrical Engineering Technology

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX


St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Beaverton, OR 2004-present

Sound and Lighting Technician/Operator: Provided microphone set-ups, sound mixing, and lighting adjustments for live performances during services.

American Heart Association 2015-2016

Volunteer: Assisted with the 2015 Heart Ball. Served as captain of a walking team at the 2016 Heart and Stroke walk.

Micro Systems Engineering, Lake Oswego, OR 2012-2015

Instructional Video Technician: Recorded lecturers who used MS power point by combining the feeds for slides, lecturers, and audience questions via Wirecast software. Roles included console operator, camera man, and post production sound leveling with Audacity software.

American Red Cross 1998-present

Volunteer: Donated blood at community blood drives multiple times each year.

HAM Radio

Obtained technician license in 2016.

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