Harold E. Meadows Jr.
South Bend, IN
-- 24 years of electronics training and experience.
-- 22 years of calibration specific experience.
-- 16 years of management and supervisor experience.
-- Specialized experience managing and calibrating in commercial calibration, automotive, aerospace, bio-medical, and industrial power system industries.
Aug 2016 to present KBR. Central Region
Regional Program/Project Manager
Manages several embedded site contracts, and global field service projects. Knowledgeable of relationship between business and production, commercial, government and internal. Informed on financial aspects of business and program. Responsible for complete reorganization of the Metrology division of KBR. Knowledgeable of program customers, products, technology and processes. Demonstrated expertise in both the field of Metrology and Management. Demonstrated leadership capabilities, widely trusted, consistency between words and actions. Self-motivated and demonstrates positive sense of urgency. Relentlessly delivers on all commitments to Program Team, suppliers, and customers. If commitment cannot be achieved per the schedule, identifies root cause corrective action and clearly communicates to the team. Pulls together data and information and makes recommendations to the team and leaders to improve project performance. Demonstrated awareness of the impact of decisions on total project influence. Ability to use project concepts and recommend options for business and customer success.
Aug 2014 to Aug 2016 HTSI/KBRwyle, South Bend, IN and Albuquerque, NM.
Manage the daily operations, of an on-site calibration facility, servicing primarily the aerospace industry. Responsible for the daily workflow, reporting, and financial P&L. Responsible for training and development of employees. Responsible for process improvement and implementation of cross region model improvement. Develop calibration procedures and processes for the site. DNV AS9100 audit performed within 6 weeks of assignment resulted in one minor non-conformance. AS9100, ISO 17025 compliant site.
May 2013 to May 2014 SIMCO Electronics, Dallas, TX.
Responsible for the daily workflow and operational metrics. Operational metrics achieved while supervisor were among the highest ever achieved at this location. These included customer ratings, internal equipment turnaround time, transferred equipment turnaround time and certificate error rate. Site quality representative (QR) and primary quality assurance (QA). Responsible for all training of personnel. Responsible for performance evaluations of reporting personnel. Responsible for internal audit/proofing of all vendor documentation as site QR. Items calibrated were in all areas of the laboratory; Torque, Pressure, Force, Linearity, Time, Temperature, Humidity, RF/Microwave and General-Purpose test equipment. Supervised five direct reports. Annual lab revenue exceeded two million dollars. A2LA/ISO 17025 accredited site.
Harold E. Meadows Jr.
South Bend, IN
April 2012 to May 2013 SIMCO Electronics, Bloomington, MN.
During the time of management this laboratory was the third largest by volume and fifth largest by revenue within the SIMCO Electronics network. Monthly and quarterly operational metrics achieved during management were among the highest scores ever achieved at this location. Responsible for monthly and quarterly Key Account Management Program. Primary customers were in engineering, aerospace, and bio-medical industries. Managed seventeen direct reports. A2LA/ISO 17025 accredited site.
July 2010 to April 2012 SIMCO Electronics, Miami, FL.
Lead Calibration Technician/Site Supervisor
Manage the daily operations, of an on-site calibration facility, for a leading biomedical life science and diagnostic company. Maintain daily readiness, weekly turnaround time, on-site and in-house metrics. Coordinate all transfer work from facility. Primary technician for all physical/dimensional and pipette calibrations performed. Laboratory maintained 99% turnaround time during the period of supervision, reporting to regional manager in Newport News, VA. ISO 17025, FDA and cGMP compliant facility.
July 2008 to June 2010 SIMCO Electronics, Salt Lake City, UT.
RF/Microwave Calibration Technician C
Primary technician for all RF/Microwave, AC/DC power supply, and load calibrations performed. Instrumental in setting up an expanded RF/Microwave lab within SIMCO Electronics, primarily servicing the government/aerospace industry. Secondary duties included optical comparator, general electronic and physical/dimensional calibration. Was instrumental in many lab organization activities, not limited to, but including; part inventories, obsolete standards, and lab library functions. A2LA/ISO 17025 accredited site.
July 2004 to July 2008 Visteon Inc., Van Buren Twsp., MI.
Lead Calibration Technician
Calibrate and repair electronic test equipment. Write calibration procedures and maintain traceability reports. Use of manual and automated calibration methods. Lab coordinator for chemical safety, and lean methods. Responsible for training and instructing instrumentation technicians. ISO 9000, ISO 14000, ISO 17025 accredited site, and NCSL member.
Aug. 2000 to Nov. 2003 Piller Inc., Lincoln Park, MI.
Office Manager and Power System Technician
Responsible for start-up, calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting to board level. Schedule the preventative maintenance of thirty-one industrial UPS units ranging from 150kVA to 1000kVA. Manage a parts inventory of over half a million dollars. Industries serviced consisted primarily of government, finance, and medical. ISO 9000 accredited company.
Oct. 1996 to Oct. 2000 United States Navy, Norfolk, VA (CVN-75 USS Harry S Truman)
Aviation Electronics Calibration Technician AT2(AW)
Calibration of general purpose electronic test equipment. Troubleshoot and repair equipment to component level. Responsible for all RF equipment and secondary technician for microwave calibration. Received a Navy Achievement Medal (NAM) for coordinating and leading an on-site reactor calibration team that led to zero deficiencies during this aircraft carriers’ first “Operational Reactor Safeguard Examination” (ORSE). Scored in top 3% of all fleet-wide advancement tests taken. Honorably discharged as a Second Class Petty Officer (E-5).
Harold E. Meadows Jr.
South Bend, IN
June 2010 University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business, Bachelor of Business courses, Salt Lake City, UT. AACSB accredited. GPA 3.6
May 2008 Wayne County Community College, Associate of Liberal Arts. Belleville, MI, GPA: 3.75 Received Cum Laude Honors.
Dec. 1997 Certificate of Calibration, GPETE Calibration School, Biloxi, MS, General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment Calibration and Repair. Course also included Physical/Dimensional Calibration.
July 1997 Certificate of Core Electronics, Aviation Electronics Technician "A" School, Pensacola, FL, General electronics training to include analog and digital theory, radar and communications theory. Received Top of Class Honors.
June 1996 ITT Technical Institute, Electronic Engineering Technology, Troy, MI, GPA: 3.3. Courses included digital and solid state electronics, extensive transistor theory. 2yr. Program