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R&D Mechanical Validation Technician

Surprise, Arizona, United States
January 18, 2017

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Surprise, AZ 85374 Cell Phone - 623-***-****


Mechanical Technician or Mechanical Test Validation Technician position based on my military and technical experience. Combining 8 years of Army and Air Force training and 20 years of technical & mechanical skills using state of the art technology, instrumentation and software. Experienced in hardware installation, R&D Design and Production Validation Testing & preventative maintenance.


TASER Research & Development, Scottsdale, AZ 2007 - 2017

Mechanical R&D / Test Validation Technician, TASER International

Critical Failure Investigations

Lead testing for critical investigations of field and internal hardware failures; assist engineers with troubleshooting

Support engineers in troubleshooting root cause of production or potential design defects

Assist engineers in collecting test evidence required for Root Cause Analysis & Test Validation Reports

Design, Testing & Analysis

Track and document detailed engineering test data, train technicians in the setup and operations of high speed cameras, engineering data collected for analysis

Utilize force, pressure and related transducers, accelerometers, and other sensors to investigate system performance, defect characterization, and other tests involving detailed, scientific failure analysis and testing

Develop procedures for detailed test setups, critical manufacturing steps and detailed custom operations

Continuous Improvement

Setup, plan and execute test series’ supporting continuous improvement efforts for cost reduction and system performance improvements

Assist lead engineers in all product development phases through full production transition while maintaining test data from inspection, QA and validation test results

Perform detailed testing in support of R&D and production products and projectile development and design

Major Accomplishments

Defense Programs

40mm TASER HEMI (Human Electro-Muscular Incapacitation) Development of Science & Technology Prototype & Low Production Demonstration & Test Projectile Systems

oFire & forget capability beyond 50m; Self-Arming & Automatic Electrode Deployment System

oInternational and U.S. Military Live Fire Demonstrations & Vignettes; 100% Live Demo Success

oFeatured in numerous Law Enforcement and Military Publications, News Interviews and Demos

Research & Development (R&D)

Supported all range and laboratory testing for lead engineer now entering final stages of production from concept through prototyping, field trials, and medical studies, and mass production of over 4 million parts per year of the most critical weapon subsystem

oOver 21 major performance metrics up to 4 times more effective

oHelped re-define over 17 test setups, data collection methods & detailed data reduction

oImproved diagnostic methods using high speed cameras, timing fiducials and data correlation

DAVID M. PAUZÉ (continued)

Academy of Radio & TV Production, Phoenix, AZ 2007 - 2008

Student & Videographer

Television production skills: grip work, audio, lighting, white balance, linear and non-linear editing, floor directing master control operations on air talent and related videographer skills

Worked as a videographer for the school after graduation, freelancing in my spare time capturing copper mine footage in Globe Arizona

Experienced in video production and storyboard development

Christie Digital Systems, Goodyear, AZ 2006 - 2007

Customer Service Engineer

Program and optimize digital advertisements for movie theaters and other sites. Experienced with hand tools, audio meters and light meters to maximize job performance

Manage servers, networking, fiber optics, digital projectors and audio and video matrixes. Maintain and service projectors and servers in all southwestern states

Perform monthly preventative maintenance on all equipment ensuring customer satisfaction. Interact with management on a daily basis to communicate field needs

United States Air Force Reserve, Glendale, AZ 2003 - 2006

Aircraft Armament Operations Maintenance Technician, Luke Air Force Base (Luke AFB)

Use TO’s (technical orders) to perform maintenance on aircraft. Remove and replace parts, documenting all component repairs, and manage repair records

Utilize electrical & pneumatic schematics to isolate component or sub-system failures

Operate, maintain and repair aerospace ground and tactical support equipment

Test cockpit computer system to ensure all electrical and mechanical systems function properly

Intel Corporation, Chandler Ocotillo Campus 2004 - 2006

Megasys Technician, Air Products & Chemicals

Maintain and service Chemical Delivery Modules. Perform pump rebuilds and installation

Perform weekly, monthly and quarterly preventative maintenance checks on the system

Work with pneumatic and electrical schematics to troubleshoot system failures. Perform hot and cold flares on new PFA lines and install as needed

Trained in proper use of personal protective equipment around hazardous gasses and chemicals

Sears, Chandler, AZ 1997 - 2004

Store Service Technician

Repair point of sale (POS) computers, order parts, install circuit boards, video cards, POS cards, signature capture cards, printers, scanners and keyboards

Maintain the POS systems, and repair or install CCTV cameras, program and route wiring for cameras

Fire Direction Center, HHB 94th ADA BDE, Germany 1989-1993

AN/TSQ-73 Systems Operator & Repairer,

Operated & maintained all functions of Fire Direction Center equipment. Assisted Crew Chief and personnel in operation of AN/TSQ-73 and ground support equipment.

Performed preventative maintenance checks and documented repairs. Operated and maintained Air Defense Artillery Systems during Operation Determined Resolve.

Coordinated with Battalion Officers and the NCOIC to ensure completion of daily SITREP and staff call slides.

Prepared map overlays, map boards and monitored FM Command Net and tracked SOE’s.

DAVID M. PAUZÉ (continued)


SolidWorks Essentials & Advanced Training Courses, Tempe, AZ 2014

High Speed Video Hardware & Software (PCC) Course; Phantom Cameras, 2012

Certification, Airman Leadership Development NCO Course / Luke AFB, AZ / 2004

Certification, Aircraft Armament Operation & Maintenance / Wichita Falls, TX / 2004

Diploma, Academy of Radio & Television Broadcasting / Phoenix, AZ / 1997

Certification, ANTSQ-73 Command and Control System / Ft. Bliss, TX / 1990

Diploma, U.S. Army Basic Military Training / Ft. Sill, OK / 1989

Diploma, S.S. Seward High School / Florida, NY / 1989


PCC (Phantom Camera Control) High Speed Video Software & Engineering Analysis

OriginPro Mass Data Management & Statistical Analysis Software

Photoshop, Adobe Encore, Adobe Premiere, Avid, Illustrator, Linear & Non Linear Editing, Photography / Photo Composition and Graphics Design

Universal Laser Systems and Corel for programming laser cutting and etching equipment for plastics and metals

Familiar designing components and assemblies in SolidWorks,

Familiar with operation of engineering data acquisition (DAQ)with SmartOffice

Familiar with Topaq Pressure Scanning Software & Film

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook


-40mm TASER HEMI(Human Electro-Muscular Incapacitation) Team Achievement Award

-Certificate Taser International Instructors Course / 2007 Taser International

-Certificate Of Induction as a Non Commissioned Officer / 2006 U.S. Air Force

-300mm Fab-12C Conversion certificate and plaque for outstanding performance during Intel Fab Project / 2005 Chandler, AZ

-Global Elecops Recognition Award for outstanding response to different contract live lines while limiting the impact of the Intel Fab / 2004 Chandler, AZ

-Achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force

-2 Army Achievement Medals for meritorious achievement while serving for HHB

94th BDE during Operation Determined Resolve / 1992

-2 Army Commendation Medals for meritorious achievement while serving for HHB 94th BDE during Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Determined Resolve 1990 -1992




Doug Landers @ TASER Intl, Senior Mechanical Engineer, R&D

5231 W Bent Tree Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85083


Antonio Martinez @ Gray’s Engineering (formerly Product Validation Manager @ TASER Intl)

Glendale, AZ


Hiram Banderas, formerly TASER Intl, Mechanical Engineer (Mechanical Engineer at Sub-Zero), R&D

Peoria, AZ



Doug Landers @ TASER Intl, Senior Mechanical Engineer, R&D

5231 W Bent Tree Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85083


Bill Weishaar @ recently retired, TASER Intl, Range Director, R&D

Mesa, AZ


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