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Electronics, R&D, Programming, Maintenance, Troubleshooting

San Francisco, California, United States
November 03, 2018

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Preliminary Assertions:

*.) Note: I don’t have a Driver’s License, and, travelling to and from job sites is something I consider potentially risky and less than appealing. I do have a Calif. ID Card to use as personal ID.

2.) I don’t have a telephone to call with.

My part-time employer, who issued me a very high Security Clearance (Company name and street address; being withheld), maintains that any phone can be hacked and asks that I don’t carry one.

I can borrow a phone at the public library in San Francisco for local calls, only.

(That borrowed phone has been proven, in practice, to make toll-free calls anywhere in the country.)

3.) I don’t have any professional upper management supervisory experience

I only worked for up to 3 years at any one employer before they all went out of business. None of this experience was ever associated with the upper management of a company---and I mean; professionally.

I was once a Shop Chief in the Westover AFB, Field Maintenance Squadron (FMS) during my required Air Force military service. That’s all PROFESSIONAL the supervisory experience I have.

However, I was an unpaid volunteer Secretary/Treasurer for a drop-in mental health Day Treatment Center for former mental patients, in Oklahoma.

That ‘staff’ position amounted to having a mid-level responsibility for that organization.

I was allowed to co-sign organizational checks for larger purchases by the organization

I was never paid for any services that I rendered to the Staff or Clients.

4.) I’m physically Transgendered Male-to-Female, and always have been.

I’ve been taking Estradiol; a synthetic female hormone, for about 6 1/2 years.

Any employer may do well to consider this fact before accepting my application for employment.

Moreover, I refuse to relocate to any potentially more conservative region of the country that may treat me poorly because I’m “different.”

5.) All who read this resume will see the dates of employment and be able to figure out about how old I am. (I’m 69 as of Oct. 8, 2018).

6.) I wrote this resume because I’m gradually going broke here in San Francisco.

I need more money to survive with in San Francisco---and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

7.) I’m a ‘practical’ “engineer” without any Bachelor’s Degree.

My two-year A.A. is in Computer Programming, not any kind of hardware engineering.

Whatever electronic hardware experience I’ve gained in the past can while attending High School and that’s the extent of my amateur electronic experience.

Unless sizeable a source of educational funds is forthcoming, my educational plans for electronic hardware engineering, aerospace engineering or naval engineering, for example, are on permanent hold.


401 Third St.

San Francisco, CA 94107


Country of citizenship:

United States of America

Veterans' Preference:

10-point preference for a

compensable disability (left ankle)

Contact Current Employer: No



Entry Level

New Professional

Retiree returning to the work force



US-CA-Silicon Valley/San Jose

US-CA-Marin Co./North Bay

US-CA-Silicon Valley/Peninsula

NO job work locations outside

the Greater bay area



An Informal Announcement of

Professional Fact:

I’m working part-time for

a local ‘think tank’ (Company

name and address is withheld)

as a practical, non-degreed,

engineer performing re-design

studies on a potentially military-

capable weapon system for

possible return to actively

operational status, assuming

that’s feasible, warranted, and

enough money can be raised to

finance the entire operation

As a gesture of greater

disclosure, I maintain this

‘weapons system’ I’m working

on, is a highly advanced

version the now-obsolete

British B.A.C. TSR-2 supersonic

tactical bomber

This design was chosen

because it was fairly simple to

R&D engineer and theoretically

build---and, it was said to be

rated for up to Mach 3 at high


My (re)design recommendations

were; to date:

To increase the wing area by

3-4 times…and the horizontal tail

surface by 4-5 times

Lengthen the fuselage base-

line chord of the vertical stabilizer

by at least 25 and the overall

height, by 25%+

Replace the original engines

With uprated TF-30’s… (bigger fan;

bigger afterburner---otherwise:

use SNECMA TF306’s

Use stainless steel or titanium

in fuselage construction…

Give the plane a potentially

greater level of survivability by

employing the latest, most advanced;

ECM defensive suite of electronic



Just about everything I do with this job

has a security classification associated

with it.

If a job interview is scheduled

For me to discuss aerospace engineering,

I can provide unclassified work

examples of how I can modify an

aircraft and therefore improve its

performance; possibly in several

different ways.

Small Engineering Consulting Firm

(Exact company name is unknown)

10/2003 - 9/2004

Oklahoma City, OK USA

Salary: $20,000 USD Per Year

Hours per week: 40

Approx. Professional


Consulting Practical Electronic

Engineer Re-entering the Work



Was specifically hired to

design a 10,800 VAC 'Cockroft-

Walton' voltage multiplier “bridge”

for a recently invented, maintenance-

efficient room air freshener that the

owner of this company had begun


Concurrently, I began work

on a high voltage ambient energy

battery charger as a prototype unit

Ease of manufacture, modular

chassis construction, commonality

of parts will have been goals of R&D


Was concurrently designing

simple theoretical solar power

generating systems, in my spare


Commercial retail designs,

as engineered by myself, will have

had synchronous municipal power

mains intertie circuitry, built-in

emergency backup battery features

and switched crossover to off-peak-

period municipal power mains


Another beneficial aspect

might include: Subsystem modular

daughter board remove-and-replace

construction methodology as a

regular feature to allow for future

power increases

Successful commercial

designs will have been ultimately

housed in an industry standard,

19-inch rack-mounted chassis’

During the course of my

research career, I constructed

small solar-panel-powered

electrical generators as proof-of-

concept examples

My goal was to determine

whether or not a large-enough

set of solar panels could self-

generate enough electricity to

maintain the initial state of

charge on a bank of typical

lead-acid, NiMH or NiCd


To date, I found that I

either needed many more solar

panels than I had available, or,

more and/or brighter LED’s to

irradiate the panels; possibly


Burglar Alarm Co.

(Exact company name is


5/1985 - 8/1987

Houston, TX USA

Wage: abt. $6.00 USD Per


Hours per week: 40

Approx. Professional


Entry Level New System

Installer; and later,

Supervisor of Testing Lab


Was hired full time

as an entry level installer of

burglar alarm systems after

a long term Manpower


Initially assigned, as

practical OJT, to accompany

an experienced QA/QC super-

visor who inspected newly

installed security systems for

proper functioning

Became thoroughly

familiar with then-current

discretely transistorized burglar

alarm systems and digital

diagnostic maintenance

equipment for these units

Was taught by experienced

company personnel to properly

bend thin-walled steel conduit into

proper shape(s) to conform to the

path that system sensor wiring

had to assume from individual

peripheral sensors to the alarm

control panel box

Occasionally called upon

to design and/or configure new

systems or upgrade existing ones

for newly renegotiated accounts

Promoted to Chief of

Maintenance / Testing Lab where

I refurbished discrete hardware

units that had been removed from

payment-delinquent accounts, or

were otherwise non-functional

Became highly proficient in

assembling pre-wired cable

harnesses as well as mounting

individual hardware modules in

individual alarm panel boxes prior

to installation by field crews as a

time-saving means of increasing

work rate of production

Kastle Security Systems, Inc.

Houston, TX USA

4/1983 - 9/1984

Salary: abt. $13,500 USD Per


Hours per week: 40

Approx. Professional


Entry Level Electronic

Technician (Computers)


Graduated from Control

Data Institute; then relocated

to Houston, TX, from Cleveland,

OH during a serious recession

in the early 1980's

Obtained an entry-level

position installing and maintain-

ing DEC LSI-11's in a commercial

and/or industrial environment;

my employer, Kastle Security,

Sys., having had contracted

with numerous residential


Participated in research

and development of new

products, and, toward that goal,

I was occasionally asked to review

existing company-designed

products for possible improve-


This process above involved

my being able to accurately

reverse engineer several sub-

system computer daughter boards

that were handed to me

After my supervisor had

modified and improved the PC

board’s hand-drawn graphic

circuit symbolic representations

in theory

Board circuits were then

physically prototyped by myself

by wire wrapping all subsystem

circuits on the board

Next step was to assist in

troubleshooting all circuitry on

the wire wrap board until every

performance goal was met or


Following that, I prepared

camera-ready (for that time

period) original electronic circuit

artwork from my supervisor's

uniquely hand-drawn electronic

schematic diagrams

These drawings were sent

to a PC board manufacturer for

preparation of new, bare boards

After their arrival, I

soldered Individual, discrete

components to new circuit

board products

Finally, the new board was

bench tested under real-world


Was taught, by experienced

programmers, to write program

software instructions into my

company's computer mainframe

core RAM memory by, using my

company's unique; stand-alone

software package

Was able to exercise electrical

control over individual Wigand card

readers, microwave motion detectors,

infrared motion intrusion detectors;

and normally closed door protection

reed switches, etc.

Became proficient in hard-

ware and software ( as firmware)

characteristics related to this

firm's proprietary operational

programming language originally

written compiled in a

combination of 'C' and IBM 370

DEC Assembler languages

Was able to configure R&D

circuits between TTL and other

interfaced logic systems of data

transceiving technology

Assisted to pulling/dragging

hard wire analog copper Co-ax

cables from the customer’s office

to the modem/communications

room for the office bldg., in prep-

aration for the installation of a

commercially-rated 15-kilovolt

data video/security system---

(the current technology at that


Modules above were

personally field-configured by

myself before being software-

interfaced to my employing

company's inter-connected

LSI-11 computers

Further assisted in testing

to confirm that the overall

network was functioning

properly after initial power-


Was taught the basic

operational aspects of early

1980's TelCo electronic modem

data transmit/receive

technology over existing

commercial hardware, pole-

mounted, data transmission


Was asked to assist in the

special installation of a newly

contracted burglar alarm

system that involved my

driving a company vehicle to

the commercial installation


While there, I fully

installed an auxiliary TelCo-

style 'punch-down block’

that was adjacent to the

commercial building's actual

TelCo telephone-terminated

circuitry, in an extended,

parallel function

Finally, with the assist-

anceof an associate, we

mounted and installed inter-

face circuitry alongside the

second block's location after

new data/video multi-conductor

cables were pulled/dragged into the

communications modem room

and terminated there

Installed and permanently

anchored, industry standard,

19-inch-wide equipment racks in

the Data Command Center prior

to installing wire-run-containment

trays internally to the racks

Lastly, I personally installed

interface circuitry to the LSI-11’s

that was mounted on plywood

sheets at the rear of the racks

Personally installed specially

configured I/O interface modules

in 19-inch racks, to have been later

interfaced with Kastle’s company

LSI-11 computer network

Eveready Corporation

Cleveland, OH USA

5/1979 - 11/1979

Wage: about $3.75 USD Per Hour

Hours per week: 40

Approx. Professional


(Manpower Contracted) Temporary

Entry Level Hardware Lab Test



(This was a long term Manpower



Tested the efficiency of

watch and hearing aid batteries

as a measure of voltage with a

digital voltmeter

Promoted to a special

climate-controlled 'dry' room

where I measured and weighed

new batch formula electrolytic

compositions for batteries after

two(2) months on-the-job

experience was gained

These were then manu-

factured by myself on a hand-

operated punch press that was

company-supplied for the


A Wallpaper Co.

(Exact Company Name is


Cleveland, OH USA

6/1978 - 2/1979

Salary: about $10,800 USD Per


Hours per week: 40

Approx. Professional


Entry Level Computer Operator


Entry level position performing

IT operations on a commercial mini-

computer for the largest manufactur-

er of wallpaper in North America

Originally assigned to the day

shift for on-the-job-training with an

experienced staff member

Compiled daily, weekly, monthly

reports, collated, printed, and deliver-

able output data, hard-copy report


Retrieved stand-alone, remov-

able hard drive data disks from

archive storage areas while normal

IT data operations proceeded

Occasionally operated a photo-


Promoted to the night shift

without supervision after 3 months'


US Air Force

CONUS and various Overseas Bases

11 / 1969 - 11 / 1973

Approx. Professional


Aircraft Technician; Job Specialty

Number: 43151E (Jets having more

than 2 engines)


Work duties included changing

aircraft tires and repairing flight line

maintenance stands

Honorable Discharge with a SE

Asia Campaign Ribbon and a Good

Conduct Medal

Was eventually diagnosed with a

sprained ankle that had occurred while

on active duty

Was later assigned a Disability

Rating of 10% for that ankle by the VA.


Because I did no electronic work

or performed other technical duties

in the USAF, this resume entry is

merely given for the relating of

information potentially concerning

my Disabled Veteran status; only



Oklahoma Junior College

Oklahoma City, OK USA

-- 6 / 1990

89 Semester Hours


An Associate of Science

Degree Diploma was Awarded

at the Graduation Ceremony

Approx. Course Title:

Computer Programming

GPA: 2.8 out of 4.0

Relevant Coursework,

Licensures and


Business-oriented course

work was covered extensively

COBOL and RPG III were

taught for commercial


Assembler and Binary

Machine languages were also

stressed with industry

conventions concerning

program structure, statement

execution and data


IBM 370 Assembler

language, as a rather low-level

compiled language, was often

used for precise scientific and

engineering data processing


The BASIC-A programming

language was taught as an all-

around, multi-functional

programming language for

commercial, statistical and

scientific applications

Excel spreadsheet software

(current version at that time) was

included in the curriculum for

many kinds of applications

Several other commercial/

academic considerations

supplemental to relevant course

work completed the curriculum

Received three certificates

for average grades higher than

3.0 during a semester

Control Data Institute

Cleveland, OH USA

-- 4 / 1983

Approx. Course Title:

Vocational IT Computer


1,500 Class Hours


A Certificate of Completion

was Awarded at the

Graduation Ceremony

Curricular Major:

Computer Programming

Relevant Coursework,

Licensures and Certifications:

This course featured

business-related IT aspects,

leading to potential job place-

ment in the commercial data

processing IT workforce

The basics of instruction

in then-current standards of

programming languages was

thoroughly presented in a class-

room setting


were well-covered using top-

down and left-right logic in

program construction and

sequential statement execution

FORTRAN was thoroughly

studied by myself to better

diagnose physical and software/

firmware problems involving

student and personal class


Control Data Institute

San Francisco, CA USA

-- 6/1978

Approx. Course Title:

Vocational Technical Computer

Hardware Analysis/Logical-

Electronic, System-wide



2,000 Classroom Hours


A Certificate of Completion was

Awarded to me at the Graduation


Curricular Major:

Computer Technology

Relevant Coursework, Licensures

and Certifications:

Curriculum basically consisted

of troubleshooting and maintenance

of 1980's, 3rd-generation commercial

minicomputers and related peripheral

hardware units

Basic internal functioning and

diagnostic programming procedures

for 3rd generation, 16-bit mini-

computers manufactured by Digital

Equipment Corp.

Peripherals studied included

stand-alone tape drive data storage

units, Hollerith punched card readers,

stand-alone ‘pancake platter’ hard

disk memory storage drives and

9-pin impact line printers

Electronic/Electrical analysis

of the internal operations of the

CPU and other associated sub-

systems, such as discrete

peripheral LSI IC chips (from

manufacturers such as National

Semiconductor) were briefly

touched upon

Subsystem internal

architecture, basic firmware

between the CPU and any/all

peripheral units, such as executable

software drivers, initial register

conditions to buffers (if applicable)

and physical/electronic inter-

facing and configuration (if


Specific peripheral hardware

units mentioned immediately

above included line printers, stand-

alone memory tape drives,

Hollerith punched card readers, and

the main Central Processing Unit

(CPU) were included in the


Base-8 (octal) and Base-16

(hexadecimal) software instructions

were used to write diagnostic maint-

enance programs to analyze un-

known firmware issues in school-

dedicated computers, as well as

student's class projects, as


Boolean algebra was taught

to formulate logical algorithms as

the original physical logic basis

---using TTL (current technology at

that time) for programmable shift

registers, binary adders, memory

read/write/store circuitry---and

ultimately---the computer's CPU

Operated a Hollerith card

punch machine as a means of

hard-copy programming data




Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

(KSA's) Summary:

Almost 45 years of non-

professional experience in

scientific and engineering

research to prepare for my

earning a Bachelor's Degree

in Science or Engineering

Because my Dad was an

hobby electronics experimenter

and a Hi-Fi stereo enthusiast,

he ordered several Zenith

electronic Hi-Fi stereo component

kits and encouraged me to assist

him in assembling them

The resulting personal

experience above enabled me to

gain the practical knowledge of

properly wiring and soldering

of electronic system components

As a teenager, I became

interested in analyzing the

functioning and engineering of

Broadcast Band radio receiving sets;

and toward a greater under-

standing of their particular

electronic theory, I began design-

ing and building working examples

of these units

Theoretical circuits I

designed included I/O interfacing

of serial and analog data and/or

address lines by TTL-to-TTL, TTL-

to-IC chip, IC-to-IC, transistor-to-

TTL logic, IC - to – diode/LED,

involving logic buffering the lines,

and other interfacing schemes,

as required

A large library of paper

hardcopy technical and scientific

references, in printed book and

Xerox photocopy form, was

collected over the course of my

research career

My researching of Patents

from the USPTO, was influential

in defining the precise nature

and scope of my personal

investigations into electronic,

aerospace and naval engineering

While I was a teenager, I

became an Electronic experiment-

er, as my Dad had done earlier,

as a direct result of my Dad's own

job responsibility of designing

detecting electronic instruments

of physical stress measurement

for aircraft landing gear

The experience above was

enough to prompt me to design

my own S-100-based computer

(a prominent I/O standard of

data transfer at that time)

system from individual IC


Complete wiring schematics

were copied from the Byte

computer / electronics magazine;

and taped together to create an

entire computer system with an

additional IC system-interfaced

math function chip similar to

the well-known Intel 80376-SX

After this process was

nearly completed, I realized I

needed more education with

respect to computer systems in


Toward a goal of

computer education, I began

enrolling in classes, wherever

I could find them, to learn

more about computer design

issues and their maintenance

aspects, in general

This self-directed,

personal educational process

is still ongoing

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