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Technician Engineer

San Diego, California, United States
October 21, 2016

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Ed Brennan

***** *********** ****** *** *****, CA 92129 858-***-****

Able to work from project inception or during development to determining equipment and procedures to be used and for efficiently testing and deploying products. Capable of executing testing of devices to meet industry and customer standards while identifying software, hardware and system issues in a variety environments including labs and field. Capable of disseminating appropriate knowledge to team members and customers in the use of devices, tools and procedures.

Field Service Technician

April 2016 - Present

Field Service Technician

On contract for upgrade efforts on customer units including hardware upgrades, software updates and onsite adjustments.

Field Engineer

Qualcomm Technologies Incorporated 2002-2015

Field Technician Specialist

Established field testing of WCDMA in San Diego. Planned a WCDMA UMTS band cellular test network including equipment placement and antenna pointing.

Initiated testing and managed an over the air test network of one NodeB then adding NodeB's as needed to 4 NodeB's in total enabling full drive test ability accelerating commercial release of WCDMA by 2 years features added as developed

Network and mobile device side logging collected on test network; KPI’s collected and QxDM and Wireshark logs analyzed concentrating on issue causes

Moved testing at the commercially launch of WCDMA in US testing from UMTS band testing to WCMA band testing starting with Band 2 then adding Band 5.

Added Ericsson Over the Air system to Lab testing environment - Brought Base Station online

FIT Network Acceptance Test (including AT&T ADAPT) LTE and CDMA testing added to the overall test plan

Features added to test plan as technology advancements became available

Customer prototype devices tested

Qualcomm and customer issues investigated using QxDM and Wireshark by analyzing logs for setup, teardown and throughput issues on L1 and L2 for root causes

Ensemble Communications 2001

Field Engineer

LMDS point to multipoint field trial

Upgrade and site improvements

Testing Improvements in lab and field environments

Qualcomm Incorporated 1995-2001

Senior Lab Technician


Brought online and administered Lab and Over the Air Base stations for HDR (1xEVDO) Project

Administered Customer labs for in house testing of 1xEVDO)

Senior Field Technician

GlobalStar CDMA Satellite system

oField deployment in Argentina and Australia


Site planning

Initial Base Station bring up including creating

Tie into existing telecom ground and regional cellular systems

oField upgrades in Russia, Korea, Peru, Canada and US

oTesting improvements in lab environments

oBase Station Maintenance

oWrote technical aspects of Field Replacement User’s Manual

Handset / Wireless Local Loop development and testing

oFront end (Duplexer / Diplexer) antenna and Power Amp circuit parts poofed

oTraining of production floor technicians on testing and repair

oUpgrading test fixtures to enable dual band switch without recalibration

oPrototype testing

Antenna characterization

Extreme temperature exposure and test

Mobile (trunk) unit testing

oTesting and adjustment

Relief Director

Horizon Christian Fellowship 1993-1995

Horizon International Relief Warehouse Director

Distributed Goods

Coordinated services

Oficial Fund for Democracy Participant (aid to Russia)

Senior Electronics Technician

Scientific Atlanta Inc. 1992-1993

Senior Technician

Testing 3D Monitoring System

Building test fixtures

ComStream Corporation 1989-1992

Senior Technician

Adjustment, repair and testing of Variable Rate and Truly Variable Rate Modems

Redesign of circuits to accommodate changes and available parts

Designed and built satellite based commercial / music upload system

Various Government contractors 1986-1989

(Raytheon Service Corp, Honeywell Corp)

Senior Technician

Depot level equipment repair

Shipboard equipment repair

Shore base equipment repair and maintenance

Field assist training and repair

Atlantic Research Corporation 1985-1986

Senior Technician

Fleet Electro Magnetic Reduction Project

oTesting of shipboard electronics for equipment and structurally generated EMI

oRecommended corrective action


US NAVY – Electronics Technician (E-5) 1979-1985

Maintained, Repaired (to depot level) and upgraded Communication, Satellite, Radar, and Navigation equipment.

Supervised shipboard and shore activities and personnel.

Test Equipment used


Signal generators

RF power meters

BERD T1 Testers

Smith Chart generator


TEMS Testing

Specialized Test Software

Specialized Test Equipment

Amature radio licensed operator: KG6AWO

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