Pradeep Kumar Sampath Kumar
Texas - 76017
Skilled and Passionate Electrical Professional with Masters in Electrical Engineering and 4+ years of Experience in Design, developing, testing, complete technical documentation, and launch new products within the microprocessor-based eProducts product lines. Troubleshoot digital and analog electronic circuits in electronics assemblies. Take complete charge of the electronics from design through launch. Participates in requirements analysis, design reviews and other team development processes. Keeps abreast of new and emerging technologies and materials and uses computer software tools to design and analyse product integrity in order to facilitate rapid new product deployment.
Additional Expertise in troubleshooting computer hardware and Electronic equipment’s using bench equipment with strengths in Project management. Strong technical and methodical aptitude with an innate ability to analyse, coordinate and synthesize data. Strong Experience in creating Wiring Harness, layouts, and creating Electrical Schematic. Extensive knowledge in testing vehicle ECU. Experience in AC / DC power distribution. Experience in writing test cases, test procedures.
Resourceful, analytical and detail driven with capabilities in completing multiple projects with competing deadlines. Aggressive in identifying and resolving inefficient operational processes. Strong team member and able to motivate others to achieve optimal production rates while maintaining safety methods and practices. Clear communicator both oral and written. Strong interpersonal skills, interface effectively with co-workers, management, clients and customers. Excel in unpredictable and hectic environments.
SOFTWARE SKILL SET
AutoCAD, Inventor, Vault, Catia V5, Cadence
Allen Bradley, LabView
Controlnet, Ethernet IP, RS-232, RS-485, ARM
Ethernet/IP, TCP/IP, VOIP, DF-1, DH+, FPGA, CAN, LIN, I2C, SPI, UART
MATLAB- Simulink, Verilog, C, C++, Embedded C,GIT
MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Access, MS Project
Master of Science in Engineering, Electrical Engineering
University of New Haven
Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering
Digital Systems and Circuits
Digital Image Processing
Long range Wireless Networks
Fiber Optic Communication
Electrical Design Engineer May ’17 – Present
Tesmec USA, TX- USA
Conferred with engineers, customers, and others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects and products
Designed, implemented, maintained, and improved electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems for commercial, industrial, and domestic purposes
Directed and coordinated manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and customer requirements
Performed detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction, and installation standards and specifications
Assigned to plan and implement research methodology and procedures to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects
Prepared and studied technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, and topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations confirm to standards and customer requirements
Investigated customer or public complaints, determine nature and extent of problem, and recommend remedial measures
Compiled several data and wrote reports regarding existing and potential engineering studies and projects
Involved in several Lab test and Field test.
Designed several harness and layout using Creo / Autocad
Created legend (components and connector), based on each electrical schematic
Analysed bugs involved in the software, and troubleshooted.
Created several test procedures and updated them according to the design requirements.
Designed several Wiring harness schematic and BOM to meet the design requirements
Involved in cost reduction of the Wiring Harness, and helped the purchasing in finding the parts as per the design requirements.
Conceptualized, designed, structured for the complete Electric Schematic and layout different Wiring harness for several Trenchers.
Worked with several suppliers with the Wiring harness Layout.
Design and testing of Tesmec trenchers utilizing 3DGPS / Tierra Monitoring system
Troubleshooting, reviewed error logs and did reverse engineering.
Testing various GPS engine boards – TOPCON for Tesmec Monitoring system.
Tested Tesmec Trenchtronic system and supported the software team in engineering and troubleshooting.
Design of motors, actuators and alternator.
Built a test bench for our control panel, and tested controllers, keypads and displays.
Programmed several Tesmec control panels and troubleshooted
Supported in-call when trencher operators are at Job site.
Tested several trenchers at the Job site- took logs and analysed for further engineering.
Travelled both domestically and Internationally (ITALY), and handled various Projects.
OSHA working knowledge, Experience with ISO 9001, and/or AAR M-1003 QMS
Handle 2.5 million project Trenchers for various customers.
Assisted in the design and production of a prototype (Migration of Tier 3 to Tier 4)for Tier 4 Engine (CAT)
Knowledgeable in CAT C13, C13B, C9, C9.3B Engines.
Supported customers both internationally domestically on call, as well as in Job site.
Maintained open and effective communications with project teams to increase productivity.
Oversaw production efforts to guarantee that projects were completed in a timely and budget-conscious manner.
Involved in a wide range of responsibilities from creating proposals for multimillion dollar Trencher / Railway projects, component selection, design, programming, installation, testing, troubleshooting/debugging, schematic drawing, creating user manuals, and in the field training.
Responsible for managing the electrical side of a $2.5 million Trencher project and making sure deadlines were met.
Responsible for managing the electrical side of a $7.5 million rail project and making sure deadlines were met.
Implemented a 25% more efficient production layout for manufacturing control panels and wiring harnesses in-house.
Acted as liaison to corroborate plans between contractors and base technical-management personnel. Facilitated strong communications between cross-functional teams and personnel.
Helped Purchasing in finding the parts for the Electrical design, documented and created Manuals for the Tier 4 Trenchers.
Gained experience in project management, CANbus communication, AutoCAD Mechanical, Electrical systems, Sauer Danfoss, CAT ET, PCAN View, CAN KING, hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
Environment: AutoCAD Mechanical, Inventor, Vault, CREO, RSLogix 5000, TTControl, PCAN-View, CAN KING, Danfoss Plus+1, Danfoss Service Tool, TrenchTronic (Tesmec) and Microsoft Office
Electrical / Electronics Engineer Jan’17 – May ‘17
Eaton, WI- USA
Handled launching a new product line extensions following a stage-gate process (i.e.,PROLaunch, an APQP like process)
Investigated and analysed new materials and their appropriate use within the Vehicle Controls product line
Designed and developed small signal electronics for the vehicle market. (i.e. Hardware and software design)
Wrote application code for existing product platforms, using the SAE J1939 communication protocol
Provided supervision and support to outside design resources (e.g. PCB layout, software development, test laboratories)
Provided support to outside suppliers (part substitutions, test strategies, create and maintain documentation for manufacturing)
Developed test strategies and procedures for both validation and production test - electronic and environmental.
Tested electrical and electronic systems to component level
Established and maintain a collaborative working relationship with key customers and vendors
Participated as the specialist for electronics and associated components in core R&D team Participated in the review of product requirements specification based on input from customer OEMs
Generated the product requirements specification from the Voice of Customer (VOC) input
Following the product spec, design, and develop new and innovative products
Worked in the transportation department
Worked for the Paccar design for the rocker switches.
Experience with EMC, EMI, ESD testing.
Experience with safety systems.
Extensive use of STM32 –ST link Utility, STM flash loader for configuring and updating several switch fixtures
Troubleshooted, designed PCB for the switch circuit,
Worked with bootloader in order to configure different fixture for various products
Tested and Configured several switches and have done pre-compliance EMC testing
Have experience with working in safety environment.
Have written several technical documentations, and have created several test reports and test plans according to the customer requirement.
Debugged, troubleshooted and analysed various issues of the Electronic Hardware design for various product
Involved in the FMEA process.
Good Understanding of the Schematics and able to work with complex boards
Worked with X-Analyser, Vehicle Spy, CAN king for communication of the CAN bus.
Good understanding and working knowledge with NEC codes.
Conducted several testing of all new products in accordance with VCBU standards and customer requirements
Created appropriate technical documentation
Environment: X-Analyser, CAN King, STM32, Oscilloscope, EMC testing, C,Labview, Altium, AutoCAD, CANbus
Electrical RF Engineer August ’16- Jan ‘17
AT&T-Ericsson, Boston –USA
Collected, processed and reviewed drive test data. Worked with the operations team to troubleshoot site network problems.
Used Pathloss 5 to determine the Lat Long, and to determine and design the pathloss 5 for various networks
Experience with RF tools like DRT scanner, PCTEL MX RF scanner, TEMS Investigation, MS Streets and trips. Coordinating with Ericsson Engineers, Tower Crews and Drive teams in troubleshooting cell sites
Experience with several drive testing, and tested SSD, and SSV
Good trouble shooting skills and problem solving skills
Designed and Validated several Route Verification
Good experience in Traffic Planning and Frequency scanning, designing the routes
Handled customer complaints very effectively
Ensured that all the design process are followed in production process
Worked with Tower crew and plotted several route for SSV tests
Used Planet EV tool to predict the coverage of the new sites
Great knowledge with TEMS 16.0, 17.0 and 17.2, also used Mapinfo and Microsoft streets and Tips
Calibrated CDMA Phones as well as GSM Phones using radio communication tester
Worked and configured GPS both on CDMA and VOLTE
Prepared technical reports for the performance of sites per cluster for department executives
Perform RF drive testing to carry out propagation and signal. Testing of RSRP, SINR, Downlink and Uplink throughputs and other KPIs of serving cell using drive testing
Performing site shake down which included INTRA, stationary and IFHO of 1C, 2C and 3C
Data acquisition of RF signal variables including RSRP, RSCP, SINR, CINR and PCI
Collecting data for blocked call, dropped call, downlink and uplink throughput, ping test device test plans, test site scheduling, equipment calibration and setup, RF signal measurement
LTE Site Shakedowns – PCI verification, Azimuth Verification, Sector swap analysis, Various handover analysis, TCP/UDP throughput observation(UL/DL) using Iperf commands as well as Speedtest.net, Mobility, Accessibility test, CSFB MO/MT in idle and connected mode
Drive testing for implementing T-Mobile and AT&T 4G LTE and UMTS. Performed pre-checks, Site Shakedowns(SSDs), Single Site Verification(SSVs), Intra/Inter/IRAT handovers and Cluster drives
Environment: TEMS, Mapinfo, PCTEL, Ericsson Kit, Microsoft street tips, Planet EV, Pathloss 5 Paint, Google Earth, Matlab
Electrical Telematics Engineer Jan’16-August’16
CATERPILLAR, Peoria- USA
Involved in different types of vehicle maintenance- Trucks, Drills and Rope Shovel
Created various harness for different ECM – A5N2, A5N6, PL671
Involved in testing and flashing of devices.
Handled product design, evaluation and maintained schematics based on given specs and regulations
Worked with development as well as designing side.
Tested Embedded systems with CANOE
Used AutoCAD and Revit for the design process of different ECM level design
Used AutoCAD Electrical for the design of several wiring for ECU and its application
Involved in various design measure for the CAT vehicles using AutoCAD
Involved in EMC testing for the Trucks and the workbenches
Designed several high level circuit design and handled PCB layout
Created several design requirements for the Trucks, Rope Shovel and Drills
Used J1939 CAN protocol for communicating Electronic Control Module (ECM)
Worked with GPS, wifi, and enabling the loading features with the CAT vehicles
Worked with wiring in the labs, testing and drawing various schematics based on the ECM.
Worked with X-86 system architecture, for performance, memory space and for time enhancement.
Worked with Pro-E team for designing bucket size Tractors
Tested and worked with EMC and EMI testing Process
Tested Software using Hardware in the Loop (HIL)- with Dspace
Worked in the Engineering floor with Control Panels
Extensively used GIT commands in order to fetch and push the data correspondingly
Worked with 32 bit and 64 bit Microcontroller
Documented and automated test plans to validate that the specified software functions as documented in the defined user stories and bugs.
Worked on python scripts to make automation testing and used shell script to work with Jenkins
Experienced with Unix/Linux environment.
Worked on software development and bug fix using C/C++
Experienced with communication protocol including CAT proprietary data link (CDL), CAN and J1939.
Reviewed test plans and update as needed based on input from testing and from the System's team.
Performed stress tests on software to ensure the software operates as expected in extreme conditions.
Built OS and application software with Jenkins and maintain the India and US servers.
Experience in agile methodologies
Reviewed error logs and take necessary action items to rectify them.
Experience with Agile environment as well as Software development cycle.
Handled hardware support for the development of the software
Worked in truck fields and examined the results, created several state diagrams and graphs accordingly.
Worked with Autonomy team- Autonomous Infra Structure.
Used Matlab to simulate test results.
Experience with ORCAD/Altium for the ECM –PCB design process for the Mining Trucks
Worked with AutoCAD and the mechanical design team for the enhancement and design of Rope Shovel
Tested various network configuration – point to point and server router client configuration
Created several tasks which involved in the development of mining trucks
Worked with micro-architecture for enhancing the truck ports and enhancing the existing system
Worked with machine controls for the development and designing of the module
Worked in labs for flashing, and developing test scenarios.
Created several test benches for the Trucks, Drills and Rope Shovel and updated them.
Created several repositories using GIT and fetched the information and pushed them accordingly
Worked with multiple customers both domestically and internationally to ensure requirements and products are met.
Worked with migration of Ubuntu- 12.04, 14.04(32 Bit), and 14.04(64 Bit)
Environment: Linux, GIT, Embedded C, Eclipse, Flashing C, C++, WireShark, Windows, Dspace,AutoCAD, Orcad, Revit, DSP, Labview, Matlab
Graduate Teaching/ Lab Assistant April’14 – June’15
Office of Information Technology, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
Tutored and mentored several juniors in the course work of Digital Signal Processing
Assigned to Networking, technical operation, imaging, technical circuit testing, LAN-WAN, troubleshooting
Maintained lab and setting of computers, mentoring juniors, assisting professors in their research.
Installed software with necessary configuration, scripting with the right regulations
Configured routers and maintained electronic equipment’s, and installation of drivers.
Maintained and tested IPAD, DELL laptops and configured according to the regulations.
Electrical/ Controls Engineer Jun’12 – Jan’13
LUCAS TVS, Chennai, India
Handled Industrial project titled “Up-gradation of Starters in Light Run Test Rig
Panel wiring and testing, part of HAZOP- FMEA for implementation of upgrades, P&ID drawings
Operation of starters and the process involved, PLC programming, repair production equipment, DCS
Automation control of the starters/ Machine control, factory acceptance testing, HVAC, design AC – DC motors
Setting up the torque control, troubleshooting electrical and automation systems, record speed and temperature
System and management and proper Maintenance/Installation of the automation and electronic repairs.
Obtain flowchart with relevant graphs, design low power electric circuit, Machine maintenance
Electrical/ Network Engineer May’13 – Dec ‘13
VIDEOCON D2H LTD, Chennai, India
Handled technical support operation, circuit debugging, testing, board handling, designed circuit, breadboard testing.
Handled regular support operation, installation, corrective maintenance, networking, tested plans/ cases/ procedures.
IP address assignment and Network maintenance, drawing preparation, TDM Framing/ timing
Maintained Router/Switch setup and management, designed electrical circuits and PCB layout
Repair and participate in Preventive maintenance of the electrical equipment
Providing support for production floor and engineering floor.
“Power Conservation VLSI Circuit” in an International IEEE Conference, India July’12
“RFID and its Application for Detection and Removal of Fish Plate in Rail Tracks in International Organization of Scientific Research Engineering (IOSRGEN) – Vol.2 Issue 2 (pp.229-233), ISSN: 2250-3021, Feb’12
“2-D Discrete Wavelet Transform in IJERT Vol.1 Issue 5, ISSN: 2278-0181, July’12
Handover Technique between E-UTRAN and NON 3GPP June‘15
Incorporated a new framework of non 3GPP entrance Networks, consistent networking of WIMAX, WLAN and CDMA to accomplish internetworking of heterogeneous access systems with EPC
Constant network with multimode MEs with smooth portability between heterogeneous access frameworks in LTE
Revalidation technology and improvement in the security and uniform handover verification of E-UTRAN and Non 3GPP with any blending operations. Vigorous key trade and a few security components including PKS and MKFS
Image Segmentation Jan’ 15
Used Matlab- Simulink in realizing the size and determination of the pixel image to obtain different forms of variation in the segmentation process. We chose 4 segmentation processes: Edge Based, Cluster Based, Threshold Based, and Histogram Based- showed the detailing how the images are being segmented irrespective to the segmentation process. Handled mission vision of the images and captured exact segmentation and processed according to the segmented image. Used computer vision to capture the segmented images and extracted the high pixel images.
VLSI Design June ‘15
Designed and implemented the following using Synopsys- Hercules: i) NAND & NOR for 2, 3, and 4inuputs ii) 4-bit counter using D-flip flop iii) Johnson Counter and Ring Counter using D-flip flop by choosing the diffusion layer of N-MOS and P-MOS as 0.25µm and 0.5µm and the Schematic, Transient, DC, Layout, DRC Clean, LVS Pass Analysis are determined and verified
Design a Single Mode point to Point Optical Fiber Jan ‘15
Designed a single mode point-to-point digital optical communication link by selecting a specific optical fiber cable for delivering signals between two offices of a telecommunication company situated 50 kilometres apart through calculation by utilizing the specifications and requirements for the design using Maximum and Minimum Loss, Budget and Cost Analysis, Splice Loss, Connector Loss, and Power budget Analysis
Design Alarm System Using VHDL Quartus II Software January ‘14
Designed an alarm with following features and characterization: The Alarm can be armed by pushing one arm button. Once armed, if one or more sensors is triggered then an alarm will sound. A six bit code holds a holds sequence of bits to disarm the system. The Six bit sequence is read by hitting a disarm button. If the six bit sequence entered wrong three times then siren will sound. If right the alarm will disarm. At any time, (Armed or not Armed) alarm will sound if smoke sensor is triggered. A led will be turned on if Alarm is armed. Used Verilog RTL and validated the results.