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Technical Trainer

Whittier, CA
February 24, 2020

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James Gareth Morgan

**** ****** ****** 818-***-****

Whittier, CA 90601


**/**** ******* **** *** Way PLTW Cal Poly Pomona -Master Trainer, Principles of Engineering POE

05/2010 California State University, Dominguez Hills -Master of Arts in Education, Technology Based Education

08/2005 California State University, Dominguez Hills -Further graduate study in the Quality Assurance Program

04/1998 Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) -Engine (A1) Transmission (A2) diagnostics and repair

04/1994 Golden West College, Huntington Beach -Certificate Auto Diesel Technology / SAE J1667 Snap Idle

08/1986 California State University, Long Beach -Bachelors of Science in Engineering and Computer Science

03/1985 McDonnell Douglas & Northrop ASD B-2 -Apprentice Tool Design Programs

05/1982 Cerritos College, Norwalk -Certificate Numerical Control Programming

01/1981 Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa -Associate of Arts in Electronics Technology


07/2018 to present Compton College, Adjunct CTE, for base11 at TAM Fab-Lab / Curriculum Development

• Promote frontiers in manufacturing technology to inner-city youth at Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum in Compton

• Develop curriculum and step action tables to familiarize students with measurement techniques and number systems.

07/2016 to 11/2017 Independent Contractor for Torres Consulting of Downey, CA

• South Gate campaigning for City Council and City Clerk election March 7 2017

• Lynwood City Ordinance to regulate Commercial Cannabis Businesses

10/13/2015 to 3/28/2016 US Coast Guard Training Center, Petaluma, CA / Curriculum Development / Technical Writing

Instructional Systems Designer, via the Technical Services Group of Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Controls Division

• Updated and developed curriculum for the USCG Electronics Technology “A” school. This included review and familiarization with the USCG Standard Operating Procedures for In-House Instruction.

• Developing Job Aids, step-action-tables, for planned maintenance of marine antenna system which included measuring forward and reverse power in a transmission line and calculating voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR), weather proofing of coax, operational checks of UHF and VHF radios, and Hi-Pot (Megger) testing of transmission lines.

07/01/2015 to 10/09/2015 El Camino College Compton Center, First Year Experience Program

Program Technician

• As an outreach specialist I contacted potential freshmen to participate in a cohort program.

04/2015 to 04/2015 Adecco / Denso Automotive Peripheral Evaluation

Evaluate the accessibility of vehicle navigation peripheral while driving in city streets.

08/2014 to 10/2014 Polar Power, Gardena, CA / Technical Writer

• Revised an existing installation manual to include detail instructions determined after an on-site visit during an installation of a 10 kW Diesel generator set at a remote location. The original Word format of the manual was modified in conformance to an existing template from another vendor, IZUSU, the document was expanded to include SOPs for routing and termination, how to hand crimping and power swage single gage (0) lugs on power cables.

11/2011 to 03/2012 National Robotics Training Center, Florence Darlington Technical College (FDTC), SC

Temporary Assigned Duty (TAD) as Adjunct Afloat aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter RUSH

• Taught a sequence of classes in Computer Systems and Sensors using VEX robot kits, shipboard safety, and Autodesk Inventor using self-paced CD based training from TEDCF while underway on patrol in the Bering Sea and North Pacific based out of Kodiak and Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Developed and modified curriculum as needed base on student skills.

05/2012 to 09/2012

• West Coast Representative for FDTC at Education Fairs on military bases in San Diego and 29 Palms MCB.

08/2008 to 05/2010 Graduate School of Education, California State University Dominguez Hills

Masters of Arts in Education, Computer Based Education / Curriculum Development / Technical Writing

• Completed 30 semester units of graduate study in post-secondary adult education and Multicultural Studies

• Developed an autonomous computer-based training (CBT) program using Adobe Director 11.5 to teach color code identification and scientific notation used on electronic components

• Researched each phase of analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation (ADDIE) of curriculum in context to the pedagogy of Robert Gagné and Gordon Pask.

• Trained cohorts in the graduate program how to develop programs in Lingo (Java-script) used by Adobe Director and Authorware

• Assisted other graduate students in writing technically based research papers using my access to electronic journal databases of the IEEE, Xplore, and the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Springer-Link, portals.

09/2007 to 05/2008 Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA / Curriculum Development / Technical Writing

Interim CAD Drafting Instructor P-T and SB-70 Faculty Coordinator Strengthening CTE Pathways grant F-T

• Developed an Engineering Technology curriculum to incorporate Project Lead the Way (PLTW) 2+2+2 pathway from local high schools through Chaffey College and onto Colleges and Universities. The overarching goal of the SCTEP grant was to reduce the time to matriculate through the system for those pursuing degrees in STEM.

• Conducted the first Steering Committee for the Drafting program by phone and e-mail.

• Wrote a VTEA grant for $289,000 for the purchase of 3D printers, SolidWorks 2008, and metrology equipment in support of the new Engineering Technology program based on feedback from the Steering Committee

• Supervised the participation of Fontana High School in the FIRST Robotics competition in Las Vegas, NV.

• Mentored the participation of one student at the 2008 NASA ARMD design challenge who placed 3rd

03/2008 to 05/2008 Coastline Community College Military Distance Learning Program, Fountain Valley, CA

Electronics Curriculum Developer Contract / Curriculum Development / Technical Writing

• While working at Chaffey College, I developed a sequence of ten new lower division classes in Electronics and Microprocessors for the Military SMART Program. Some of the process involved:

• Reviewing lower division Electronics curriculum at colleges and universities in Southern California

• Researching over 30 text books on Electronics, Telecommunications and programming microprocessors in assembly language, C, and BASIC.

• Developed training modules to train service personnel on the proper techniques used to strip stranded cable and solid wire, solder and crimp logs onto stranded and coax cable assemblies, use of test equipment, metrology (calibration and use of gauges, calipers, DVM and oscilloscopes).

• Filled out the appropriate forms in the proper format to the satisfaction of multiple supervisors and reviewers

• Defended the curriculum I developed to the Coastline Curriculum Committee, a meeting of regional Career and Technical Education Deans (LOWDL), and further vetting by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to add, remove, add and remove references to laboratory requirements in consideration of on the job training (OJT)

06/2006 to 05/2007 Mid-South Community College (MSCC), West Memphis, Arkansas

Instructor, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Full-time / Curriculum Development / Technical Writing

• Trained students to use Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and simple pick and place robotics

• Taught manual construction techniques in Drafting and CAD using SolidWorks 2006 and Autodesk Inventor 2004

• Introduction to Industrial Safety, basic Manufacturing practices, and workplace soft skills

• Initiated MSCC’s participation as the regional hub in the mid-south for the BEST Robotics competition

08/2005 to 12/2005 3M Unitek (via Craft Resources), Monrovia, CA

Kaizen Engineering, Continuous Process Improvement

• Converted a process based on tribal knowledge to a documented, repeatable process that was in control.

• After researching the blanking and drawing process at the Engineering library at Cal Poly Pomona I modified the die set-up alignment process using thin strips of precision brass shim stock. I changed the blanking lube to drawing lube containing trace amounts of tackifiers to increase lubricity down-stream during the drawing process.

• Increased product yield and press up-time by Implementing a 5S process to decrease product contamination.

• Received an award for suggestion 3M convert from petroleum-based degreasing system to one which used orange oil.

06/1997 to 06/2006 Whittier Fast Lube, Co-owner

• Perform day to day functions managing a “Jiffy-Lube” type establishment. Lube, Oil, Filter Rotate (LOFR) and brakes.

08/1998 to 12/2005 Graduate School California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)

Further graduate study in the Masters of Science in Quality Assurance

Program / Curriculum Development / Technical Writing

• Completed 30 semester units of graduate study in Quality Assurance, this included demonstrating functional knowledge of when and how to use quality tools such as Just in Time, lean principles, 5S, six sigma, Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action, Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Metrology, Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA),and other approaches to solve problems. Graduate research was funded by grants written by me to develop real-time labs on-line using LabVIEW to provide hands-on experience remotely via tele-robotic control for classes in Statistical Analysis Tools, Design of Experiments (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), what defines a process that is in control, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and using Minitab (or similar), Software QA (SQA) and Engineering Resource and Enterprise Asset Management (ERM and EAM) such as Maximo.

• Conducted research in the quality of service (QOS) of postsecondary adult learning delivered over the internet.

• Created lab experiments demonstrate to practical experience with GD&T and skillful use of metrology tools and gages.

12/2003 to 08/2005 Coastline College Distance Learning, Fountain Valley, CA

LabVIEW, Subject Matter Expert, VOLUNTEER / Curriculum and Remote Laboratory Development / Technical Writing

• Continued further graduate research, partially funded by CSU Dominguez Hills Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), to used Coastline’s Military distance learning server as at a remote location for a proof of concept of Real- time Labs on-line using LabVIEW. The lab consisted of a PID control loop using real-time video over IP (VioIP) and tele-robotic control of the lab at a remote site over the internet.

• Presented the initial findings of my research at a California Virtual Campus webinar on April 2004.

01/2003 to 04/2003 California State University Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA / Curriculum Development

Lecturer, Computer Science 101

• Conducted classes using Macintosh G4 computers with scientific applications. Subjects covered included Microsoft Office, LabVIEW, Authorware 3, computer based training (CBT), QuickTime movies and PowerPoint presentations.

01/2000 to 01/2003 Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles, CA

Adjunct Instructor Math/CSIT / Curriculum Development / Technical Writing

• Instructed students in the science of developing, implementing and debugging algorithms using Pascal.

• Conducted classes in Structured Query Language (SQL), Perl, HTML, and Introduction to Computers (101)

• Developed curriculum and secured the approval of the LACC Curriculum Committee for three classes in Applied Math in Electronics and two classes in Applied Math used in Laser Technology.

• Worked as a substitute teacher in Pre-Algebra.

06/1997 to 12/2002 Coastline College / Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA

Adjunct Faculty, Cooperative Work Experience Field Coordinator / Curriculum Development / Technical Writing

• Coastline College’s cooperative work experience education program field coordinator.

• Conducted on-site visits to all employers of students in the Cooperative Work Experience program assisted those students to develop and accomplish defined learning goals each student.

• Provided effective support of a diverse student populations and support of non-traditional students entering the Electrical Maintenance field.

09/1996 to 12/2002 Coastline College and Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA

Adjunct Faculty, Electrical Maintenance and Computer Science / Curriculum Development / Technical Writing

• Taught the fundamentals of electronics to technologically challenged individuals. These classes covered the fundamentals of A/C and D/C circuits, Digital logic (TTL, CMOS) and op-amps, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), Instrumentation, Motor Controllers, Blue Print reading, Fiber Optic Telecommunications and “NASA” soldering Labs

• Reviewed, revised and updated existing curriculum created new curriculum in Fiber Optic Telecommunications

• Taught classes in Pascal, Java, C++ and Data Structures in Pascal & C++ at Golden West College.

• Developed training modules to train students on the proper techniques used to strip stranded cable and solid wire, solder and crimp lugs onto stranded and coax cable assemblies, proper use of test equipment, metrology (calibration and use of gauges, calipers, DVM and oscilloscopes).

11/1996 to 02/1999 McDonnell Douglas (MDC) (Boeing Heritage) Commercial, Long Beach, CA

Senior Tool Design Specialist (Engineering) / Technical Writing

• Updated electrical test equipment designed by Convair for the old DC-10 to work on the new MD-11 and FEDEX cargo conversion programs.

• Programmed PLCs to mimic the internal workings of test equipment, designed in the ‘60’s with relay logic, to maintain the Fit, Form, & Function in conformance with existing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on board aircraft test procedures (OATP).

• Developed technical manuals to explain the function of special test equipment designed and manufactured in-house as well as for tooling supplied by outside vendors.

• Supported the Metrology Lab by writing calibration procedures for all test equipment at MDC

• Suggested the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags to track the servicing of calibrated tools.

• Investigated and analyzed engineering documents, specifications, drawings and incorporated appropriate changes

01/1996 to 10/1996 Edison international Rosemead, CA (via BancTec in Irvine, TX)

Macintosh Desktop Support Group

• Ran the computer help desk for Macintosh users. Provide answers to questions for users of Macintosh computers (OS9). I resolved computer hardware and software problems over the phone or in person. The service area spanned North Ventura to San Diego, L.A. to Washington, D.C. via remote software

• Used software systems to catalog computer configurations and maintain backups.

06/1992 to 12/1995 Special Test Equipment Engineer, Golden West College (GWC) Diesel Shop / Curriculum Development / Technical Writing

• While I was a student at GWC I provided Engineering and consulting services to the GWC Diesel Department to convert their HORIBA engine dynamometer based on an Apple IIe to one controlled with LabVIEW 3 on a Macintosh IIfx.

• Assisted in the validation of the Society of Automotive Engineers SAE J1667, the Snap Idle Emission test for Diesels.

12/1986 to 11/1992 McDonnell Douglas C-17, Long Beach, CA

Group Leader 2nd and 3rd Shift / Tool Designer Specialist / Technical Writing for Standardizing Procedures and Practices

• Designed and programmed computer aided manufacturing (CAM) tools and Automated Special Test Equipment (STE) used to build the first six C-17 including the first HP UNIX based CAM tool used at MDC

• Supervised the work of 3 programmers and 4 techs during 2nd and 3rd shift. As a Group Leader I established and planned tasks for team members, conducted peer reviews of software for automated test equipment for 1553 bus and ARINC 429 based avionics

• Integrated the operations of production with tool design and multiple outside vendors during the initial phase of C- 17 production

• Work closely with technicians, inspectors, manufacturing engineers, and production management to identify and lead continuous improvement initiatives and maintain the Fit Form and Function of all tooling used on the aircraft.

• Assess existing processes and support continual improvement initiatives. Collaborate across disciplines to ensure efficiency and consistency across the organization.

• Support the Material Review Board (MRB) process by managing non-conformances, evaluating their root cause, and implementing corrective and preventive action, using tools such as 5S, Fishbone, Kaizen, and others.

• Support the Corrective Action process and guide Corrective Action teams in development of corrective action plans, implement permanent solutions, and participate in evaluation of effectiveness.

• Conduct detailed in-process and final inspections to Tooling parts and assemblies, using detailed drawings, CAD models, and established processes to verify conformance to design requirements.

• Technical Writing Identify, document, and resolve non-conformance issues in accordance with prescribed procedures and pursue corrective action as required.

• Support Quality Management System (ERM) policies and procedure documentation, assess compliance to company and industry standards, initiate and lead continual improvement and lean manufacturing initiatives.

• Establish and maintain directives and procedures to improve and develop vendor quality and base.

• Provided support to DITMCO and HUGHES FACT wire testers, avionics, ground support equipment, software and hardware integration, interface design, and Quality Assurance for receiving test equipment of line replaceable units (LRU)

• In the absence of higher-level tooling management on 2nd and 3rd shift I provided extensive technical knowledge, ingenuity, leadership, and innovation to resolve complex problems.

• Provided hands-on training to production personnel in the proper operation of all tooling and STE on 2nd and 3rd shift

• Facilitated in the development of Douglas Process Specification (DPS 10000) the “Software Development Folder” (SDF) to define and document Software Quality Assurance practices at MDC to conform to Mil-Std 2167B

12/1984 to 07/1985 Northrop Advance Systems Division (B-2) Pico Rivera, CA vetting for SECRET started 6/1984

Tool Designer, Apprentice Tool Designer, a 70-hour work week

• Designed a sequence of high precision tools to build nickel form tooling for the engine inlet lips, lay-up tools for the composite crew hatch and cold flaps for the B-2 bomber

04/1982 to 06/198 McDonnell Douglas Commercial Long Beach, CA Apprentice Tool Designer - R&D

• Developed specifications (RFP) for a LASER DISK (14 inch) based interactive electronic technical manual (IETM)

• Designed tools ranging from simple cutters and jigs to multi story rough structures under the guidance of mentors

• Designing projects working with Manufacturing Research and Development (R&D), an automated drill sorter, an adhesive bonding fixture for DC-11 skin panels, magnetic dent-puller and fundamental LASER sintering of powdered metals (before 3D printing)

• Documented, debugged, and reprogrammed the DC-9 cusp drill system to remove spaghetti coding of HP-BASIC

• Received a MDC WINGS award ($500) for suggesting Tool Design adopt uniform programming standards

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