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San Dimas, CA
October 22, 2018

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Gerardo Fernandez

Culver City, CA


Obtain a career in Quality Engineering for a respectable and aggressive company.


Ecosense Lighting

Los Angeles, CA

Test Technician

October 2017 – Present

Support design engineers from concept through production launch. Define plans to perform testing and troubleshooting functions on performance of Lighting Fixtures. Work with Atlassian, Jira, confluence, & Altium Designer. Assemble prototype circuit boards, test and troubleshoot new LED driver designs. Performs life cycle, Hi-Pot, thermal and EMI testing for qualification of electronics. Capture oscilloscope waveforms, make power, and efficiency measurements. Perform detailed new product qualification testing & develop test plan. Assist Electrical, Mechanical, and System Engineers in the development and assembly of electromechanical, engineering designs, tests setups, modifications, assemblies and components.


Kept & met all deadlines.

Attended all product meetings.

Developed a closer relationship with engineering, technicians, & PM Managers.

Improved troubleshooting & soldering skills.

Raised numbers in repaired RMA’s.

Pioneer Electronics Services, Inc.

Long Beach, CA

Quality Control Inspector

August 2012 – September 2017

Perform final QA evaluation on car audio products for Honda, Toyota, Scion, Acura, Lexicon, & Lexus. I do detailed functional testing of products manufactured & serviced by Pioneer. Samples like: In-Dash head unit, Touch screen displays, Navigational systems, XM radio, Bluetooth media players, smart phones, audio players, DVD players, & CD changers. I also Assemble, calibrate, & inspect Pioneer bicycle pedaling monitor sensor. Perform software updates through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, & CD. Testing units to identify any defects or recurring issues after repairs, and inspect for any cosmetic imperfections. Write accurate & detailed documentation of inspection results & collect detailed pass/fail data for QA monthly analysis Reports.


Successfully raised test plan standards.

Raised numbers for outgoing products & minimized back orders.

Kept & met all deadlines.

Reduced numbers in dealer & customer returns.

Harman International / JBL

Northridge, CA

Reliability Test Mng. for new products

October 2007 – July 2012

Established & maintained quality assurance programs, procedures, & ensured that performance and quality of products met the regulatory standards. Did functional, & end user inspection testing of new product units, current market units, & prototype samples, I also investigated customer complaints on returned products. Evaluated units/samples before & after they completed testing. Tested home, on stage, & car products for: HK, JBL, JBL PRO, Infinity, Lexicon, Crown, Phatnoise, & Rebel. Home consumer electronics like AVR's, DVD players, Multi Media devices, home speakers & high-end products only sold in Japan & Europe. On-stage products like Concert & Stadium performance speakers, amplifiers, & accessories. Testing categories: Life testing, Power testing, Environmental testing & Packaging testing.

Worked with manufacturing, design, technicians, engineers, & project managers to provide feedback & advice on: initial inspections, testing procedures, packaging materials, painted surface finishes, hardware components, cosmetic imperfection, & end results. Developed and analyzed data and specifications to determine present standards and establish proposed quality and reliability expectancy. Recorded elevated test data, & provide a full report on reliability test results & summaries.


Created a simple guide book & tests manual.

Developed a closer relationship with engineering, technicians, & PM Managers.

Testing always completed on time.

Responsible for approving all high-end products, sold in Japan & Europe.

Maintained chambers, test equipment, & work stations.

Attended weekly product meeting.

Further understanding to how Plastic, Rubber, Metal, & Wood materials react to testing.

Trained Chinese & US employees before I was laid off.

Harman International / JBL

Northridge, CA

Sr. Test Tech for new products & software evaluator

August 2004 - September 2007

I did end-user testing on home products for JBL, Lexicon, Phatnoise & Harman Kardon. Tested AVR's, DVD players, T.V.’s & Multi Media products as well as prototype devices. My testing is effective on making sure that inspected units are reliable & user friendly & if a unit tested fails, that it preferably fails in my lab and not on the field. Did software validation & revised updates on DVD players, multi media devices, & AVR’s using CD’s, USB, RS232, & Wi-Fi connections. Testing covered all possible interfaces, like Video in/out, Audio in/out, IR remote control response, remote I/O jacks, Optical/Coaxial Digital audio interfaces, HDMI interfaces. Familiar with Dolby, DTS, SACD, DVD-Audio, MP3, Audio Technologies. All of my data findings were captured on Bugzilla, Deskzilla, & MS Office programs excel & word.

I am familiar with HI-definition, & have worked with HDMI, HDMI connections, HDMI analyzers, & true HD audio. I worked with Blu-ray, XBOX360, PS3, Wii, & HD decoders along with major cable networks.


All demos & presentations were done in my test room.

Attended all product meetings.

Won department of the quarter twice.

Travelled to China.

Played host to all Japan, China, & Korean guests.


ITT Technical Institute

Oxnard, CA

May 2004

I obtained my bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

ITT Technical Institute

Torrance, CA

May 2002

I obtained my associates degree in electrical engineering.

Susan Miller Dorsey High School

Los Angeles, CA

June 1998

I obtained my High School Diploma.


I have Leadership & Management certificates. Familiar with all Window versions & MS Office programs Power Point, Word, Excel. Soldering skills from common components to surface mount. Weld & prepare thermal couples, worked with UV testing setups, frequency generators, HI-POT, ESD, volt meter, oscilloscope, drop test machine, vehicle transportation tester, salt spray, AP (Audio Precision). I took measurements with graph printouts of transducer & AMP outputs in sound room & quiet rooms. Home theater setup with wiring, Bluetooth, & Wi-Fi connections. I have worked with environmental test chambers such as Thermotron, Espec, & Ransco, familiar with Halt & Hass testing, & LDS vibration shake test tables. I have wood shops experience worked with table saw, drill press, hand saw, band sanders, band saw, pattern bit router, & paint spray gun. I am visually capable of inspecting samples for cosmetic imperfections with material used like plastic, metal, rubber, & wood. Inspect paint & lacquer: finishes, over spray, orange peel, scratches, dents, fogging & water markings.


Jim Robertson: 818-***-****

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Destiny Sandoval: 951-***-****

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