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Engineer Design

Hayden, Idaho, United States
October 09, 2016

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Hayden, ID. *****



Senior Design Engineer with 25+ years of experience in the design, manufacture, qualification, operation and maintenance of complex electronic products, instrumentation systems and data analysis. Advanced knowledge in analog, digital and embedded circuit design, embedded C, assembly on numerous processors, PCB layout schematic capture, AutoCad. Extensive Microsoft C#, C++, VB application programming.


VACCO Industries an ESCO company, Test Engineer/Electrical Engineer/Software Engineer

10350 Vacco Street, South El Monte, CA. (July 2012 Present)

Software & Hardware design for MarCO first interplanetary cubesat Mars mission for JPL.

Embedded safety critical software, third party certifiable software for high reliability systems.

Embedded software development for satellite thruster control including closed loop PID gas pressure control for micro thrusters, complete serial communications to spacecraft data bus. Integrated gyro, accelerometer for closed loop station keeping, AFRL & NASA.

Space grade electronics design for various satellite flow, pressure and thrust control applications.

Design simple cost effective solutions for space applications to improve reliability and reduce cost.

Improve manufacturability, simplify hardware and software on computerized automatic particle counter for space cleanliness verification applications.

Develop new and innovative circuits to drive piezo electric actuators and valves in a closed loop system, both through hardware and software to meet customer requirements.

Biltmore Metal Fabricators, Facilities Engineer / Staff Engineer

Long Beach, CA. (February 2011 - July 2012)

Responsible for improving energy efficiency and reducing demand in both facilities, machinery, lighting, utilizing variable frequency drives, soft starters, energy efficient lighting etc.

Responsible for designing, programming, configuring, installing and troubleshooting all new custom machinery. Troubleshoot urgent problems as needed to support production. CAD drafting and CNC programming to support customer requirements.

General Electric Aviation, (nee Derlan Inc. Integrated Aerospace, Smiths Aerospace), Sr. Design Engineer

2040 E. Dyer Rd. Santa Ana, CA. (June 1998 - February 2011)

Responsible for all landing gear flight qualification strain gauging and calibration for the Navy JUCAS aircraft carrier-based unmanned aircraft.

Designed and implemented automated production test fixtures and equipment for many aerospace products, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and fuel.

Designed, developed and qualified filament wound external fuel tanks for the F-18 aircraft.

Responsible for all qualification testing, DO-160, DO-178, DO-254, safety critical software, third

party certified software.

Implemented and installed all instrumentation for qualification: strain gauges, thermocouples, load cells, pressure transducers, etc. including, static load, and slosh and vibration testing on all product qualifications.

Wrote all filament winding software, data acquisition, embedded and control software.

Set up and managed engineering servers and network. Numerous other responsibilities.

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Took over all engineering responsibilities for Smiths Aerospace aircraft fuel pump product line upon acquisition by General Electric; determined root cause for the in flight failure of fuel pumps on the Gulfstream G550 aircraft.

First to be called upon to troubleshoot any engineering or instrumentation problem.

Designed commercial aircraft electronic systems for Boeing, Cessna, and Bombardier.

Responsible for all aspects of design, reliability, and qualification of flight hardware.

Familiar with FAA requirements, DO-160D, DO-178, Boeing Specs, Mil Specs,part selection criteria, FMEA, de-rating. AutoCAD, PADS Power PCB, Or-Cad capture and layout.

Fluent in numerous programming languages including assembly programming.

A & D Power Systems, Owner & Founder

1594 S. Anaheim Bvld., Anaheim, CA. (February 1987 - June 1998)

Designed, Marketed and manufactured:

o Programmable high speed gluing systems used in the printing industry worldwide.

o Programmable dispensing systems for electronic industry.

o Airport ground support equipment and field lighting system installation and maintenance.

o Extensive embedded systems designs with Motorola, Intel, PIC processors; Or-Cad, Tango PCB, Anvil CAD, assemblers, C compilers.

Designed products under contract for major corporations such as OK Industries, Techcon Systems Inc., Comarco Inc., and D &R Engineering.

Lear Siegler Inc. Energy Products Division, Electronics Engineer

2040 E. Dyer Rd. Santa Ana CA. (Oct. 1983 - Feb. 1987)

Responsible for all instrumentation and testing of Navy Nuclear control rod mechanisms and nuclear valves for shipboard reactor systems.

Completely redesigned and computerized hot valve test loop.

Held security clearances with DOD and DOE.

Emerson Electric Computer Products, Santa Ana CA. (July 1982 - October 1983) Electronic Engineer

Designed Uninterrupted power systems up to 4MVA 480V 3 phase and variable frequency drives up to 800HP 3 phase and 700HP D.C.

Embedded software development for high power UPS and variable frequency drive systems.

Obtained UL approval on all new designs.


1979-1982 DeVry Institute of Technology, Phoenix AZ.

Bachelor of Science Electronic Engineering.

Deans List, Presidents List, GPA 3.8-4.0

1976-1979 Loara High School, Anaheim Ca.

High School Diploma

1977-1979 Rockwell International, Advanced Career Training

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