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Engineering Technician

Hayward, California, United States
October 16, 2016

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ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN, HGST, San Jose, CA • 2015-Present Member of newly formed All Flash Array group in Cloud Infrastructure business unit. Support Design Engineering staff by creating schematic symbols using Cadence Concept HDL. Manage internal part numbers for new components using Agile PLM software. Created preliminary costing Bills of Materials using MS Excel. Engineering Verification Testing recording measurements and oscilloscope screenshots of power, memory, clock, and reset signals. Established vendor relationships for component purchases including initial contact, NDA/CDA drafting, sample requests, and development board purchases. Coordinated asset recovery sale of unused component stock. Manage all aspects of lab supplies and equipment acquisition and maintenance. SMT rework. Component level troubleshooting. Skilled in use of MS Outlook to schedule and prioritise multiple tasks. Working knowledge of MS Windows, CentOS Linux, MS Office. ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN, Skyera, Inc., San Jose, CA • 2012-2014 Built Hardware Engineering Lab for Silicon Valley Start-Up company including hand tools, lab chemicals, workbenches, test equipment, soldering rework equipment, anti-static equipment. Established Documentation systems for Production Travelers, ECO tracking, Production Assembly Procedures, Production Test Procedures, Regulatory Compliance Test Plans, Test Equipment Calibration schedule. Managed all Regulatory Compliance Testing. Established and Maintained weekly Production Inventory Control system. Added reliability FIT data to schematic capture library

“include” file. Active role in production material and vendor selection. Managed selection of shipping packaging vendor, material, and design. Active role in all aspects of Engineering Support from Product Design to Production Shipping for 12TB-500TB Enterprise Solid State Data Storage Device in 1U 19” chassis SENIOR HARDWARE TECHNICIAN, Sierra Wireless, Inc., Newark, CA • 2010-2012 Leveraged 15+ years in proactive technical support to aid a team of Engineers in design and prototyping of mobile and M2M cellular data gateways. Used finance and project management skills to procure components of lowest cost yet highest quality. Ensured proper calibration. Spearheaded component level troubleshooting of digital circuitry. Supervised new HW lab construction, GPS drive testing and DVT testing of cellular data radio modules and data gateways. Performed extensive SMT rework from schematic mark-ups. Served as the company liaison with the contract manufacturer. Oversaw environmental ALT stress testing. Provided hardware support for software development, sales engineering and in-house manufacturing. Engaged with contract manufacturer for New Product Introduction and Production issues.

DEVICE ENGINEER, Motorola, Inc., Fremont, CA • 2007-2010 Partnered with Engineers in design and prototyping of residential and SOHO class wireless/wired networking routers. Oversaw EMC/safety/telecom test lab functions. Trained component engineer in SMT rework skills, use of Agile document management s/w and MfgPro bom/inventory mgmt s/w. LARRY TAM • PAGE TWO • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Continued)

ASSOCIATE ENGINEER, Netopia, Inc., Fremont, CA • 2000-2007 Served as a valuable team member with fellow Engineers to design and prototype residential and SOHO class wired/ wireless ADSL networking routers. Managed work of 3rd party test labs for WiFi and EMC certification. Maintained production test equipment. Oversaw electronic component procurement, inventory management and kitting for prototype builds, as well as management of small-run prototype builds at local contract manufacturers. Awarded employee of the month 2x for successfully getting customer demo units ready during rush situations. Helped foster a team-centered effort working with Software Development, Sales Engineering, NPI and Production departments. MANUFACTURING SUPPORT SPECIALIST, Applied Instruments, Fremont, CA • 1999-2000 Authored manufacturing process deviation instructions. Continuously evaluated and improved manufacturing procedures. Trained and mentored production staff on best practices. Served as a liaison between engineering and production for new product introductions and engineering change orders. Spearheaded extensive documentation of complex mechanical assembly procedures

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN, Acculine Technology, Alameda, CA • 1999 Built, calibrated and verified test fixtures for robotic pick-and-place arm. Performed sheet metal work, extensive point to point wiring and mechanical assembly.


Oversaw system-level design, documentation, and maintenance of Industrial VGA Monitor product line. Implemented maintenance changes to older product lines. Interfaced between engineering and production during new product introductions and engineering change orders. Designed sheet metal enclosures for cost-reduced computer terminal products. Partnered with Design Engineers for electro-mechanical prototyping and testing of new products. Created Red-Lined mark-up schematics/assembly drawings to document engineering change orders. REPAIR SUPERVISOR

Supervised Production Repair and Customer Repair Technicians for ruggedized computer manufacturer including technician workflow, job prioritizing, scheduling and communications with customers and sales engineers. Developed training curriculum and taught in-house classes to retrain 7 technicians, expanding repair skills from embedded controller terminal board repair to full PC repair including component level troubleshooting of all subsystems. Also trained and supervised Test and Burn-in Technicians. Reduced average customer repair turnaround time from 4 weeks to 2 weeks. Responsible for $100K+ spare parts inventory PRODUCTION/RMA REPAIR TECHNICIAN

Performed component-level repair on microprocessor-based circuitry. Developed training/mentoring skills in educating new Technicians. Quickly learned the product line which included flat panel display controllers and switching power supplies, microprocessor, storage drive controller, memory, and I/O boards, and analog power supplies. Worked on both production fallout and customer repairs. EDUCATION

AA Degree ~ Electronics Technology. Chabot College, Hayward, CA

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