A motivated personable business professional with 20 years of progressive experience in Electronics and RF Radio Systems Administration. Performing field audits and programming software/Firmware for Public Safety Radio Operation Frequencies. Flexible and versatile and being able to maintain a sense of humor under pressure, while being poised and competent with a demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural differences. Thrive in deadline driven environments and excellent team-building skills.
Season Group USA
Electronic Technician II April 2018 <> Present
Responsible for testing a variety of electronic device circuit boards and upgrading firmware and following protocol for unit under test, while using an oscilloscope, function generation, and frequency counter, and running software to calibrate devices to OEM specifications. Also trouble shoot faulty boards using schematics and lab equipment to diagnose problems and make corrective action.
Seno Medical Instruments
Electronic Technician March 2017 <> December 2017 Contract Ended
Seno Medical Instruments, Inc is a medical imaging company, engages in the development and commercialization of opto-acoustic technology to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer. It offers Imagio, an opto-acoustic breast imaging system to provide physicians with vital information needed to determine whether or not a suspicious mass is cancerous. Using Dap Diag software to run a functional test on DAP/CRB boards and upgrade firmware and record all test results according to procedure.
ECA Electronic Services
Electronic Technician January 2015 <> February 2017 Freelance work
Using Extant Sentry Software and Fluke Thermometer to calibrate sentry devices to OEM specs conducting and running various test. Placing sentry device and probes in a water bath container to check for faulty device or probes, document errors on note pad and calculating the offset error and re-calibrating to OEM specs. While also doing (SMT) Surface Mount Technology, thru-hole component assembly, and using schematics to troubleshoot devices.
Silver Spring Network
Field Engineer February 2013 <> December 2014 Contract Ended
Duties consist of implementing a Smart Grid Network System for CPS Energy for their smart meters. The meters have a NIC card in the 900 MHz range which sends information over the air back to access points through a two-way Network Infrastructure System. My duties included programming master/bridge relays and configuring parameters to devices, also performing field surveys and audits. Using a laptop in the field to communicate with access points, wireless devices, while running scripts and firmware upgrades. Perform bench test on equipment before issuing an RMA return merchandise authorization ticket and document faulty symptoms.
Kinetic Concept Inc. (KCI)
Verification Validation Engineer Technician October 2011 <> December 2012 Contract Ended
Working in a Research & Development Laboratory, performing a variety of duties involving micro soldering components to prototype boards, as well as reading off schematics and (BOM) Works closely with engineers for assembly and testing of systems involving electronic circuits and/or mechanical components, and prototypes of complete product. Work from schematics, engineering drawings, and written or verbal instructions Support the product engineering teams in the design, documentation, prototyping, and testing of wound vac medical devices. Using LabVIEW to run a functional test on prevena incision dressings, while simulating a negative pressure wound therapy on test samples. Also operating an Instrom machine to perform testing on material specimen samples, with a number of set parameters and documenting test results.
Southwest Research Institute ( SwRI )
Electronics Technician June- 2008 <> September 2011 Contract Expired
Fabricate electrical wiring and RF cables, and test electronic assemblies in accordance with engineering drawings and test plans. Operate laboratory equipment such as; RF analog and digital signal generator, test and repair RF electronic assemblies; and setup and conduct product acceptance test. Conduct component level electrical and functional verification and troubleshoot at the circuit level; and assembly of sequencers, emi, and conditioner components. Promote disciplined compliance to customer and quality requirements while maintaining a constrained business approach; comply with NASA, DoD, and independent agency verification and quality programs.
City Of San Antonio/Fire Department
Electronic Radio Technician II October-2005 <> May 2008 Change Careers
Implement the EDACS Digital Radio System for the San Antonio Fire Department. Responsible for the day to day operations of the radio system and portable radios for each Fire Station. Monitor all components of radio system and central site controllers, assign and program radios for personnel, and inhibit unauthorized use of radio equipment and activity. Also provide a metrics report to track systems growth and recommend systems modification and service Fire Departments Database on systems usage. Schedule all system maintenance and notify users of down times, provide vendors with detail information regarding technical difficulties, and assist in resolving problems. Act as a Technical advisor for the Department when dealing with vendors, customers, or other departments to ensure quality service and satisfaction. Maintain a current knowledge of changes or upgrades to radio system and equipment.
City Of San Antonio/Radio Shop
Electronic Radio Technician I/II February-1992 <> September 2005 Transferred Dept
Repairing public safety radios using soldering iron pencil to solder resistors, diodes, capacitors, and transistors, power supplies, and electronic equipment, Using a de-soldering station to surface mount components such as micro resistors, micro capacitors, IC chips, Responsible for fabricating wiring harness cables and power distribution to center consoles of police vehicles, as well as fabricating fuse holders, grounding terminals, and soldering connections to all auxiliary accessories. All work was done on a Standard Operation Procedure. Responsible for repairing and programming Motorola portable radios and equipment, and trouble shoot down to component level. Maintain and install all public safety electronic equipment, overhead bar lights, radar units, laptops, and GPS systems.
Thomas Jefferson High School 1977-1981
C B M Electronics Technology Associates Degree in Electronics 1990-1992
AC/DC voltage, Analog/Digital logic and Microprocessor circuits
Continuing Education through on-line (Module Courses) in related fields.
(EDACS) Certification in Digital Trunked Radio Systems Administration/Com-Net Critical Radio Systems
(CSD) Certification in Communications Systems Director/MA-Com Private Systems
(APCO) Certification in Association of Public Safety Communication Official
(NERRTC ) The National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center
(WMD) Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders
(EMS) Electronic Manufacturing Sciences Science of Soldering