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Engineer Test

Los Angeles, California, United States
October 29, 2016

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Chatsworth, CA 91311 Email:


EMI/EMC and Environmental Qualification Lead Test Engineer. Highly experienced in military, avionics and commercial products compliance for EMC, climatic, mechanical, and product safety requirements. Demonstrated capability in leading technical team and managing multiple projects. Hands-on experience and knowledge of EMI/EMC and Environmental test instruments, testing, documentation, and standards. Reputation for excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with a focus on exceeding business objectives. Communicates and coordinates effectively and in a timely manner leading to program success. Highly analytical, versatile, detail-oriented and self-directed as well as a team player/leader. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Visio applications. US Citizen. Past holder of US DoD security clearance. Eligible for obtaining clearances as needed. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

EMI/EMC/ENV Test Consultant, Chatsworth, CA 2012- Present

Qualification test services for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)/Environmental regulatory and contractual compliance requirements. Preparation of qualification test plan, procedures and test reports. Test execution and technical guidance for EMI/EMC, Power Quality, GRF and Environmental in-house and external tests. Preparation of accurate technical and cost proposals. Served aerospace industries that include Teledyne Controls, Honeywell Aerospace and Parker Hannifin for contractual and RTCA/DO-160 compliance requirements. NORTHROP GRUMMAN, Electronic Group, Navigation Systems, Woodland Hills, CA 2008 - 2011 EMI/EMC Lead Test Engineer/ Manager

Team Leadership and Lab Operation: Successfully led qualification testing of aerospace programs by providing technical leadership and maintaining day-to-day workflow, project schedules, resource assignments, performance evaluations and budget control. Provided test project status reports to upper-level management and customers in a regular and timely manner. Effectively communicated and coordinated with various cross functional engineering groups. Prepared and presented test readiness reviews (TRR) to upper-level management and customers. Organized, conducted and concluded business meetings with successful closures.

E3/EMC Test and Documentation: Set and performed formal and customer-witnessed Electromagnetic Interference & Susceptibility, Lightning, Electrostatic Discharge, and Power Quality test evaluations per RTCA/DO-160, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464, and MIL-STD-704, and customer standards (Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky (SAC), and others). Conducted EMC investigation and mitigation activities for non-compliant products. Interpreted technical specification requirements and translated into test requirements. Prepared contractual deliverables: Qualification Test Plans, Test Procedures and Reports. Presented deliverables to peer review boards and successfully received customers’ acceptance. Dipak Patel - 2/3

Developed in-house EMI/EMC test procedures and implemented test automation for quality and cost-efficiency improvement.

Execution of External Test Services: Prepared Statements of Work (SOWs); contracted and managed external test laboratory services and costs. Successfully carried-out qualification testing in a cost-efficient manner, provided daily report to program management and customers. UNISYS CORPORATION, Systems and Technology Group, Malvern, PA 1979 - 2007 EMC/ENV Test Engineer

Team Leadership and Laboratory Operation: Lead a group of three engineers and six technicians - provided test training, technical guidance, supervision and performance evaluations. Carried out EMC/Environmental Test Laboratory day-to-day operations, including preparation of test schedules, resource assignments, and budget/cost control. Reviewed RFQs and prepared cost estimates. Participated in proposal preparation by providing technical and cost inputs. Interfaced with customers and program management on technical matters and service costs. Achieved accreditation of EMC/ENV Test Laboratory with various independent and government agencies.

Electromagnetic Environment Effects: Performed and directed electromagnetic interference compliance evaluations of Unisys and outside manufacturers’ products/systems to meet US Military, Avionics, FCC, FDA, CE Mark, VCCI, Telcordia GR-1089 and TEMPEST standards and regulations.

Interpreted EMI/EMC technical specification and regulation requirements.

Prepared accurate and detailed EMC/TEMPEST test plans, procedures and test reports.

Prepared, conducted and supervised EMC/TEMPEST tests. Hands-on experience of emission and immunity test and measurement equipment operation.

Performed EMC suppression and troubleshooting activities for non-compliant products.

Interfaced with and provided technical presentations to customers, various government agencies, program management and project teams.

Conducted design analysis for potential EMC related problems.

Developed Unisys internal EMI Design and Test Standard/Specification for worldwide qualification compliance.

Successfully carried out principal EMC/TEMPEST test engineer responsibilities for US government classified/custom programs that included KUTA – KG-66 Crypto Device, KYK-13, KOI-18 and KYX-15 Common Fill Devices, KYV-2A Secure Voice Module, Blacker, TRI-TAC Devices and Digital Bright Radar Tower Equipment (DRITE) and Mode S. Acknowledged and rewarded for zero deficiency in generation and maintenance of classified documents and materials.

Environmental Tests: Conducted acoustic noise evaluations and temperature/humidity/altitude stress exposure testing per commercial, RTCA/DO-160, MIL-STD-810 and Telcordia GR-63 standards. Prepared test cycle profiles and operated test chambers. Carried-out responsibility for test chambers maintenance and calibration. Prepared test plans, procedures and reports.

Mechanical Tests: Performed tests and prepared test plans, procedures and reports for mechanical vibration and shock requirements per commercial and US military standards.

Product Safety: Performed tests and prepared test documents for electrical safety requirements per UL and European product safety standards.

Dipak Patel - 3/3

Quality Assurance and Equipment Maintenance : Deputy Quality Manager. Responsible for test facility accreditation, audits and maintenance of quality control requirements. Provided training and enforcement of quality. Performed internal audits and follow-up with corrective actions as per ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 standards. Responsible for calibration, repair and maintenance of test equipment and asset management. EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES

BS, Electrical Engineering

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, India TEMPEST Professional Level I (Tester) and Professional Level II (Engineer) US National Security Agency, CAP/TEMPEST CWG, Fort G. Meade, MD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Electromagnetic Interference and Control, George Washington University, Washington, DC

EMI/EMC MIL-STD-461F Testing Course, Washington Laboratories, Ltd., Gaithersburg, MD

TEMPEST Design, Control and Testing, Don White Consultants, Gainesville, VA

CAM Fundamentals and Application, Northrop Grumman, Woodland Hills, CA

EVMS & Control Account Management, Northrop Grumman, Woodland Hills, CA AWARDS

Among the performance awards received, most notable are:

Two-time recipient of Northrop Grumman TAP Award for Extraordinary and Significant Contributions to development programs

Two-time recipient of Unisys Chairman Achievement Award for Excellence

Unisys Chairman Award for Extended Efforts on the Dylan EMC Compliance Project

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