Summary of skills;
Over 35 years of working in the electronics industry as a bench technician, call center phone tech, and electronics performance test inspector. I can read and interpret schematic diagrams and know the resistor color code identification system. Point-to-point, through hole, and some SMT solder experience. Operation of various test equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, analyzers, RF power meters, and related equipment. I operated manual / automated test stations, leak rate, flying probe, and open set up equipment. Some printed circuit board layout and product calibration experience.
Test / Debug Technician 2/2012- 8/2015
I perform electrical testing of cables and printed circuit board assemblies using computer controlled and open set up test procedures. Train test operators in the operation of various production test equipment. Debug defective PCB in location of the defective component or area.
Test technician 9/2008-10/2011
I tested various assemblies and printed circuit boards on automated and manual controlled test stations. I troubleshot failed units and printed circuit card assemblies down to the component level. Schematic diagrams and computer databases were used daily. Route failed units or board assemblies to the rework areas for component replacement. Conducted test inspection on new production and field return boards and assemblies when not troubleshooting.
Sought electronics technician work in northern Indiana area
Line technician 1/2006-11/2007
UT Electronic Controls
I provided technical support for two assembly lines. My duties included tear-down, set up and troubleshooting of the test and programming stations. When not setting up new test stations for the production lines I troubleshot failed boards down to the component level. Schematic diagrams and computer databases were used daily. Some fine pitch soldering performed.
Help desk technician 10/2005-1/2006
Tech support technician at a Verizon inbound call center.
CS Electronics Technician 3/2001-9/2005
Tested, repaired and calibrated NAV ramp test boxes used at airports throughout the United States and overseas. I also was involved in the start-up of the NAV-2000 next generation ramp test unit, utilizing automated final test stations. Schematic diagrams and calibration procedures were used daily. Through hole soldering performed.
Tech Support Professional 3/1995-1/2001
Help desk technician in an inbound call center. I assisted Gateway computer owners repair, or install replacement hardware and reload software onto their desktop computer systems. I also worked part time in the sales department taking orders for new computer system packages.
I took an employment hiatus for personal matters.
Electronic Performance Inspector 1/1981-5/1994
Bendix/ KC Division-Allied Signal
I performed in process and final performance tests on non nuclear components and assemblies. These units were re-certified using argon leak rate testers, mechanical gages, and manual or automated electronic test stations. I collected data for final product submittal to the Department of Energy. I held a Secret level security clearance while employed at Bendix/ Allied Signal.
Amateur radio license – Extra Class
Electronics certificate, Marshall Area Vo-tech School, Marshall Missouri
A.S in Electronics Technology, State Fair Community College, Sedalia Missouri
General diploma, Smith-Cotton High School, Sedalia MO
Certified IPC Specialist, April 2013