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Engineer Electrical

Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
March 13, 2019

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James E. Kraatz

**** ** *** **, *. Lauderdale, FL 33068 * 713-***-****


Engineering position in the design or manufacturing of electronic products.


Boca Flasher, Inc, Deerfield Beach, FL (01/2016 to present)

Manufacturing & Test Engineer

Designed automatic test stations for product performance and leak tests with LabVIEW. Designed dimmer product test station and control for conveyor system. Implemented testing to verify ground bond safety and California Energy JA8 certification requirements. Assembled/calibrated goniophotometer to measure light profiles. Set up/implementation of laser engraving station and CNC machinery.

ACR Electronics Inc, Ft Lauderdale, FL (9/2012 to 1/2016)

Manufacturing Engineer

Designed BON test station for two-way UHF/AM radio PCAs. Utilized LabVIEW for multi-station test system.

Programmed TI MSP430 microcontroller for use in automatic reel winder. Maintained hardware/software for radar transponder SART test station and ELT burn-in station with PASCAL. Met and exceeded production goals on military grade product. Programmed thermal chambers temperature profiles. Worked with vibration tables to test for MIL SPEC compliance and product integrity.

Hose-McCann, Deerfield Beach, FL (7/2011 to 4/2012)

Electrical Engineer

Engineering on Sound-Powered, VOIP and PA/GA communication systems used in marine applications.

CBM of America, Deerfield Beach, FL (7/2010 to 6/2011)

Electrical Engineer

System design including PCB layout, component identification/replacement and manufacturability. Network/communication support and troubleshooting.

Metropolitan Transit Authority (Rail), Houston, TX (12/2004 to 7/2010)

Electronics Specialist

Diagnostic testing and repair of complex light rail systems and subsystems. Completed failure analysis and fault isolation to resolve all issues (electronic, electrical, hydraulic and mechanical).

Halliburton, Houston, TX (12/2005 to 9/2009)

Technologist – Electrical/Electronics

Design, develop, test and support electrical/electronic hardware/firmware for downhole tools and surface systems, including analog and digital circuitry.

Radisys Corporation, Boca Raton, FL (1995 to 2004)

Senior Hardware Engineer/Hardware Engineer/Sustaining Engineer

Hardware design and support of commercial of Wintel computer used in telecommunication applications.


Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering, University of Houston, Cullen College of Engineering – not complete

Associates Applied Science, Electronic Engineering Technology, National Education Center – graduated 1989

Skills & Knowledge

FPGA design/architecture

Microcontroller embedded programming and design

PCI/PCI-X and PCI Express

CAD tools including ORCAD, Cadence, Altium, PCAD

I/O technologies such as USB, Ethernet, SPI and LVDS

Programming skills - LabVIEW,, C#, C/C++ and assembly

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