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Computer Engineer

Houston, TX
October 23, 2018

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Jerome Whitehead

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Pasadena, TX ***03



Experienced electronics and controls technician with nuclear power background seeks a career that will allow for software development, hardware engineering, and testing with opportunity for growth.


2017 University of Houston Clear Lake: B.S. Computer Engineering

GPA 3.448 (Working more than 40 hours/week)

Relevant Courses:

Digital Circuits and Digital Systems Design (Xilinx, Vivaldo, VHDL, Multisim, FPGA, CPLD).

Linear Circuits and Advanced Linear Circuits (w/ Xilinx and Multisim).

C++ Programming using Visual Studio.

Software Development and Data Structures with Java using Eclipse IDE.

Telecommunications and Networking (I2C, UART, RS-232/485, CAN, TCP/IP, SPI).

Assembly Language and Micro-controller Interfacing (ARM and 9S12).

Intro to Robotics with ROS (Linux systems/Bash/SLAM,RTOS).

Computer Architecture and Lab (Xilinx, Vivaldo and VHDL).

Digital Signal Processing and Linear Systems Analysis (MatLab).

Numerical Methods using C++.

2003 Navy First Line Leadership Development Program (E-5)

1999 Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) Plant Charleston, SC

1999 Naval Nuclear Power School Charleston, SC

Upon completion of the course, the student will have a comprehensive understanding of a pressurized-water nuclear power plant, including reactor core nuclear principles, heat transfer and fluid systems, plant chemistry and materials, mechanical and electrical systems, and radiological control.

1998 Electronics Technician ‘A’ School Orlando, FL

Upon completion of the course, the student will be versed in technical math and a good working knowledge of DC and AC circuits, solid state devices, digital logic and systems, microprocessors, and instrumentation and control circuits. The student will be able to interpret schematic diagrams and use appropriate test equipment to isolate and correct faults.

Ongoing Independent/Self-Studies: Python, Ruby, Bash, Arduino, C#, LabView.

Related Project

Swarmathon Robotics Competition - Senior Project

Fall 2016 Hardware Team

Led and mentored a team of 5 student engineers.

Hardware and Sensor Integration for a CTOS robotics system.

Laser cutting and 3D printing of parts from Autodesk/CAD drawings.

Finalized systems testing after base software load.

Spring 2017 Software Team:

C++, Arduino and ROS for base software modification.

Inter-team (hardware and software) systems testing.

Final software build led to semi-finalist status in the competition.


2014-Present NRG Energy Shell - Deer Park, TX - Instrumentation and Controls Technician

Expedite outage and turnaround maintenance items.

Instrumentation and Sensor Integration.

Generate critical reports, material history and test procedures.

Spearheaded control systems and instrumentation upgrades.

Planning and scheduling with SAP and PaSTA software.

2011 - 2014 Emerson IVS - Pasadena, TX – Instrument Technician

Mentored and trained new hires.

Troubleshooting, repair and build of transmitters.

Interfacing with customers gathering, building and updating equipment.

Exceeded projected period goals in a high paced production environment.

2008 - 2010 Rev1 - Crystal River, FL – I&C Startup Engineer

Startup and commissioning of instrumentation and controls systems.

Modern instrumentation used in an Ovation DCS.

Engaged with the startup teams to ensure timely completion of the project.

HART, Analog, Foundation Fieldbus, Modbus, DeviceNet (CAN) protocols.

2006 – 2008 Johnson Controls IAH APM System – Operations Specialist

2005 – 2006 Bombardier Transportation IAH APM System – Operations Specialist

2005 - 2005 National Employment for Haliburton – Electronics Thermal Test Technician (Temp)

1997 – 2003 US Navy – Nuclear Electronics Technician

Facilitated teams during routine testing and troubleshooting systems.

Trained junior personnel on proper maintenance and plant operation protocols.

Troubleshooting and repair of faulty equipment to the component level.

Held qualifications reserved for higher ranking personnel.

Duty section leader of eight technicians.

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