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Electrical Design Engineer

Post Falls, Idaho, 83854, United States
October 12, 2016

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JIM MAEDER Electrical Design and Test Engineer

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Rathdrum, ID 83858 NOTE: N. ID – Spokane, WA area


I am seeking an Engineering position that will allow me to use my electrical design skills for developing products and tests as well as acquiring and reducing test data for R&D purposes.


I earned my BSEE from Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI in February of 1981.

I also pursue continuing education, seminars, webinars, etc.

Specific Skills:

Electronic Systems Design and Testing for applications such as: Aerospace, Medical, Industrial, Mining and Commercial. This includes Government and Military projects

Wireless Communication Systems Design. Development of micro-controller based circuits for systems that utilize RFID, UHF, WiFi, Serial and Ethernet communications

Power Management designs include: Boost, Buck, Boost/Buck, Switching, Linear, Battery Power, Li-Ion Battery Recharging circuits, PoE,

Sensorless BLDC Motor Control design and development

Monitor and Display Systems incorporating Digital and Analog Instrumentation, LED Indicators, Arrays and Backlighting, 7 Segment Displays, LCDs and Dot-Matrix Graphic Displays

Control Systems design and development from Human Interface to end product control using many forms of Data Communications and Protocols

Power and Circuit Protection ranging from a Voltage/Current Surge, EMI to an EMP or Lightning Strike. Fail-Safe and Redundancy techniques such as Majority Vote

An experienced user of many different PC tools for applications such as schematic capture, circuit simulation, electrical and mechanical layout: Altium, OrCad, Cadence Allegro, Mentor Graphics, CadStar, Schedit, AutoCad, Viseo, SolidWorks viewer, etc.

Managing projects from PCB level design and test, subassembly design and test through system integration and field support. This includes managing projects with CM’s for PCB Layout, Prototype builds, Mechanical Design and Build for Production Launch

Managing the mechanical aspects of the project as well as sourcing parts and developing Prototypes. This includes providing input, design requirements and following through the Mechanical Design process. Prototyping and refinement to Production Release for a hand-off to Contract Manufactures

Work with Vendors, Distributors, FAE’s, on-line Webinars and classes to keep up with the latest technologies and products. Have many solid relations built throughout the industry

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Employment History:

3/14 – 3/16 – Electrical Design Engineer at Systems Technologies, Hayden, ID

Product development: Accelerated Concept to Final Product. Designer. Design and develop the engineering for the enclosure.

10/13 – 2/14 Called back to Parker Aerospace (ISR) as a Contractor to design and develop a pump motor controller. Parker Aerospace bought out ISR/SprayCool

9/08 to 6/11 – Electrical Design Engineer at Transtector, Hayden, ID

Designed PCB’s and Modules for the Armed Forces that incorporated power protection and suppression. This includes military contracts that required EMP and HEMP protection.

8/06 to 8/08 – Electrical Design and Test Engineer at Venture Design Services, Liberty Lake, WA

Designed and developed the non-RF electronics required for a location and communication safety system for use in hazardous mines environments.

4/03 to 7/06 – Electrical Design Engineer at Isothermal Systems Research, Liberty Lake, WA

Designing the Motor Controllers for the ISR family of pumps using Sensorless BLDC programmable 3 phase Motor Controllers. Power regulation and noise suppression were key factors in these designs.

R&D Lab Engineer at Isothermal Systems Research, Clarkston, WA

Responsible for building and maintaining an R&D lab. Built test set-ups, implemented the instrumentation, designed the electronics, ran the tests and collected and reduced the data. These experiments were based on the fundamentals of Thermodynamics characterized by Pressure, Flow, Temperature and Electrical Power.

7/00 to 4/01 – Contracting as a Circuit Designer, Programmer and Test Engineer primarily for Lifestream Technologies, Post Falls, ID

Developed a series of PC driven tests for a state of the art medical device. I was hired to design an automated in-circuit tester based on an 80C51 and write the code. I developed the test requirements, designed the test hardware, created the GUI’s and wrote the VB code for the test programs. I was also involved with further product development and cost cutting efforts where functional testing and data collection were required. This allowed me to rewrite potions of the product’s Motorola 68HC908 code in a way so that the product could be modified and used as a tester and programming device.

5/94 to 12/99 – Test Engineer for Advanced Input Devices, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Test Engineer primarily on 8XC51 microcontroller based data communication peripherals for OEM systems. Developed the test strategy, H/W and F/W for all of the engineering prototypes. Verified, in detail that each new design met all of its functional requirements. Performed my own testing and plenty of trouble-shooting. Was an integral part of the EE Designers Group providing functional data, design verification and enhancement ideas throughout the development phase for all new products. Was the bridge between Engineering development and Manufacturing

3/81 to 4/92 – Electrical Design Engineer for Martin Marietta Aerospace Group, Denver, CO

My responsibilities as a Design Engineer were “Cradle-to-Grave” for control and monitor systems used in aerospace applications for NASA and the USAF. I developed the subsystem requirements, detailed circuit designs from component level through subsystem level including the schematics using Mentor Graphic’s Schedit on Unix-based Sun workstations, generated subsystem test procedures, provided field integration support. I was also responsible for meeting my costs and schedules, managing the mechanical design, managing all engineering related documentation and over-seeing the build of the units.

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