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Electrical Engineer Engineering

West Lafayette, IN
August 01, 2020

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Robert E. Rapsinski

Battle Creek MI *****



Senior Project Electrical Engineer with 30 plus years in various engineering positions in the electrical power metering industry and automotive electronics industry. Systems Engineer for commercial and industrial power metering products. Developed active matrix liquid crystal displays for navigation systems. Designed telematics systems for Lexus.


LANDIS + GYR, Lafayette IN 2009 – 2020

Senior Project Engineer – Contract & Full time

Duties included System Engineering of commercial and industrial electrical power metering


-Contributed to a multi-disciplined design team to bring the next generation of products to market.

-Worked with second and third tier partners to support and bring meters to market with their communication devices.

-Root cause analysis of problems discovered with residential and commercial electronic power meters during design and after field deployment.

-Introduced a design change that eliminated the root cause of significant number of field returns (~5%).

-Expanded engineering testing of meters to include testing for RF susceptibility.

-Participate in project meetings, design reviews and engineering reviews.

-Closed failure reports resulting from testing and customer returns.

-A clear understanding of digital and analog circuitry, and a fundamental understanding of RF circuitry.


Senior Project Engineer - Flat Panel Displays, 2002 – 2008

Responsibilities included overseeing the development of AMLCD displays for successful implementation into automotive navigations systems and DVD players.

-Wrote specifications for new displays to be used in OEM Navigation systems and DVD playback mechanisms.

-Gained knowledge of the fundamentals of video signal formats and their use in creating video images.

-Experienced in the application and limitations of 4 wire resistive touch screens.

-Monitored display suppliers designs activities with design reviews, peer reviews and EMC layout reviews to ensure the displays meet specification.

-Experience with Automotive manufacturing environment and automotive qualification/validation requirements.

-Provided design/cost information to program team to respond to RFQs.

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Lead Electrical Integrator – Telematics 1995 –2002

Duties included performing the lead electrical design function for the implementation of Telematics products into automobiles.

-Successfully integrated and delivered the Lexus Link Telematics Safety/Security system into the 2002 Lexus flagship LS430.

-Created schematics for the design using Mentor Graphics schematic capture tool.

-Debugged system and subsystem failures and determined root cause and implemented correct action to improve product quality.

-Awarded a U.S. Patent related to a load dump protection circuit.

-Introduced a backup battery for an automotive sub-system.

-Addressed issues discovered with implementation at each design phase.

-Administer system deliverables on time as required by management.

-Documented requirements for systems, sub-systems and components.

Manufacturing Test Engineer – Audio Systems Prior to 1995

Responsibilities included the providing calibration and test equipment for the high-volume manufacture of automobile radios and sound systems.

-Developed, with cooperation of test equipment suppliers, new test equipment components (audio analyzers, RF generators).

-Provided test equipment for prototype and production builds to ensure high quality of the outgoing product.

-Performed capability studies on test equipment prior to the implementation of test equipment into production to ensure the equipment was optimized for production.

-Familiarity with CAN bus and Class 2 Bus in the manufacturing test environment.

-Performed Capability studies on test equipment for prototype and production builds.


B. S., Engineer, Cum Laude, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Graduated as one of the top 20 Electrical Engineers from a graduating class of 160 electrical engineers.

Associates, Electrical Engineer Technology, Cum Laude, Community College of Allegheny County, Monroeville, PA

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