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Las Vegas, NV
Posted:
December 15, 2019

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KENDA K. BRANCH

224-***-**** adaxs8@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE To apply my skills as a Lighting Professional towards opportunities in the energy efficiency and/or horticulture industry

EDUCATION Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, June 2004 Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

PROFESSIONAL Hawthorne Gardening Company, Vancouver, WA EXPERIENCE Lighting Designer, April 2019 – Present

• Supply customized indoor and greenhouse cultivation lighting layouts for licensed producers, and incorporate hardware, irrigation, HVAC, and computational fluid dynamics simulations into layout designs

• Work with other designers and engineers to analyze various photometric, 3D modeling, and room design software, for the purpose of developing best layout practices, and create SOPs for the design team

• Provide photometric testing of lighting products, and consult with laboratory personnel to develop protocols for testing various light technologies, product details to be included in photometric files, and understanding of how various software interprets photometric files.

• Coordinate with product and account managers to develop methods that simplify internal and external correspondence, as well as the type and amount of deliverables, for large cultivation projects

Visionaire Lighting, Rancho Dominguez, CA

Applications and Photometrics Manager, September 2016 – March 2019

• Coordinated with engineers, account managers, marketing, and lighting representatives to design photometric layouts for roadway, athletic fields/arenas, and general outdoor applications based on Illuminating Engineering Society guidelines

• Created and maintained photometric file libraries needed for optics, product development, certification, and photometric layout applications; worked with technicians to test lighting products and create photometric files

• Developed and trained a team of photometric application engineers on layout and drawing construction, interpretations of blue prints and photometric files, lighting standards and technologies

• Worked directly with Design Lights Consortium and Dark Sky representatives to maintain and grow Visionaire Lighting’s qualified products Intertek Testing Services, Lake Forest, CA

Lighting Performance Team Lead, September 2013 – September 2016

• Prepared the photometric labs for American Association for Laboratory Accreditation and Certification Body accreditation, California Energy Commission, Lighting Facts, Design Lights Consortium, Energy Star, and IEC System for Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components approval

• Trained lighting performance engineers and technicians on lighting terminology and standards for testing and reporting, as well as written and verbal client communication; helped develop and maintain calibration, maintenance, and test procedures according to various lighting performance standards

• Lead technical seminars to assist lighting manufacturers with interpreting certification policies and test requirements

• Coordinated with account managers, project coordinators, and engineering managers to consult with clients and other labs, create project proposals, and schedule testing Intertek Testing Services, Cortland, NY

Luminaire Photometry Engineer, March 2011 – August 2013

• Conducted and/or monitored testing of incandescent, high-intensity discharge, fluorescent, and LED lamps and luminaires, as well as power supplies and ballasts

Worked directly with lighting manufacturers to develop test plans, interpret results and review submissions for Design Lights Consortium, Energy Star, and other lighting programs

• Conducted and/or monitored testing of incandescent, high-intensity discharge, fluorescent, and LED lamps and luminaires, as well as power supplies and ballasts

• Wrote and reviewed test and certification reports for manufacturers

• Researched new program requirements to help keep manufacturers aware of changes to test procedures and lighting programs

McMaster-Carr Supply Company, Elmhurst, IL

CAD Designer, February 2005 – May 2007

• Created new and modified existing 3D SolidWorks models of industrial products ordered by customers

• Generated 2D drawings of SolidWorks models for clarification of dimensional information and details of part features for customers

• Coordinated with merchandise managers to determine appropriate information on part layout, features, dimensions, and materials

• Researched new CAD software capabilities to aid the company design process S&C Electric Company, Chicago, IL

Co-op Engineer, June 2001 – December 2003

• Assisted engineers and technicians with electrical, mechanical, chemical, and environmental tests of switching and protection products

• Helped design tests and experiments for new electrical utilities products based on customer and employee feedback

• Researched commercial and industrial uses of electric power systems products for testing and development purposes

• Developed product designs using SolidEdge software for manufacturing and demonstration purposes

COMPUTER Dialux, AGI32, REVIT, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Photopia, Sketchup, Explorer SKILLS Pictometry/Google Earth, MatLab, Photometrics Pro, Photometrics Toolbox, SolidEdge, Microsoft Office

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

Lionel Luu – 657-***-****, Visionaire Lighting

Sammir Alcala – 562-***-****, Intertek Testing Services

Denise Manacop – 951-***-****, Intertek Testing Services



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