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Test Engineer

8848 E McClellan St., AZ, 85710
November 06, 2009

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Adam Frizzell

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Tucson, AZ, 85710



IDEC Corporation.

PLC, Ladder Logic: Certificate received Feb 2006

Touch Panel, HMI programming: Certificate received Feb 2006

National Instruments, Tucson

Labview Basic I&II: Certificates received Sept 2005

Labview Intermediate I & II: Certificates received Oct 2009

Currently enrolled in several courses, with a 1year training membership

Conestoga College, Cambridge, Canada

Allen Bradley RSview32, HMI programming: Certificate received Sept, 2004

Allen Bradley Panel View, Panel Mate: Certificate received Aug, 2004

Allen Bradley Intermediate PLC5/SLC500 programming: Certificate received June, 2004

Allen Bradley Basic PLC5/SLC500 programming: Certificate received June, 2004

IOtech Inc, Toronto Canada

Vibration Testing for Maintenance and Rotating Machinery Analysis: Completed June 2, 2003

RCC School of Electronic Engineering & Technology, Concord, Canada

Electronic Engineering Technician: Diploma received September, 1994

Electronic Engineering Technology, Computer and Micro Technology, Pulse and Digital circuits

Practical Lab/Project: Designed and built an automated robotic arm with self designed and built Intel Micro controller.

Acton District High School, Acton, Canada

Graduation Date: June 1991

Ontario Secondary School Diploma received.

Excelled in Physics, Electrical, Electronics & Computers.


Tri-Tronics Corporation, Tucson Arizona USA

Test Engineer, R&D and ATE

August 10, 2008-Present

I am solely accountable for the R&D and integration of production test fixtures. The test fixtures are responsible for the programming of various microcontrollers, in-circuit testing of the electronics including RF and voltages up to 6000Vdc. I develop the production test software using LABVIEW. I collected outdoor RF transmitter and receiver range data to design and build an automatic indoor receiver tuning and range testing fixture. I am also responsible for maintaining the equipment, sourcing the calibrations, and supervising the test technicians.

Texas Instruments, Tucson Arizona USA

Sr. Electronics Engineering Technician, Probe and Laser Trimming.

October 1, 2006 – March 30, 2009 (Plant Closure)

Maintained state of the art automated laser trimming and probe testing equipment. Troubleshoot and repair highly advanced cutting lasers and electronic circuits used in the manufacturing and testing of advanced analog integrated circuits. I was involved in design of a new digital test bench project that utilizes high speed data acquisition and computer control to test integrated circuits and relays.

Rain Bird Corporation (Product Research Center), Tucson Arizona USA

Sr. Electronics Engineering Technician, Product Research Group

July 14, 2005 – April 2006, Temp Employee with Adecco Technical

Designed and Integrated control systems, using LABVIEW and Idec PLC’s. This includes sourcing parts, creating P.O., wiring panels, pumps, chillers, heaters, Variable Frequency Drives, instrumentation displays, sensors, calibration, programming, etc. Other duties included troubleshooting and repair of test facilities. I completed several projects, including a data logger and 4 electronically controlled test tanks.

Pratt & Whitney Canada, Mississauga Canada

Manager of Instrumentation/Maintenance Services (2004-2005)

Supervised a team of 24 technicians in the Maintenance and Repair, on site calibration, start up and commissioning, instrument upgrades and retrofits of aerospace research and development facilities. Directly supported engineering on new engine programs, and supported production test environment for all of PWC’s product line.

Pratt & Whitney Canada, Mississauga Canada

Lead Electronics Engineering Technician, Engineering Test (1996-2004)

Led a team of technicians in the Maintenance and Repair, on site calibration, start up and commissioning, instrument upgrades and retrofits of aerospace research and development facilities. Possess experience and a strong working knowledge of vibration analysis, control systems, instrumentation, avionics integration, Labview, PLCs, electronics, sensors, troubleshooting, emissions systems, cable installations, calibrations, data acquisition systems, Arinc and computer systems. I was a Field support technician for instrumentation, prior to flight on experimental and production aircraft.

Labview Developer


Designed and integrated systems to control production lines. Completed installations required controls design, instrumentation, quotation, project presentation to management, installation, support and invoicing. Largest customer was Linamar Corporation an Automotive parts supplier for GM and Dodge.

Mobile Electrical Services & Frizzell Pole Line Construction, Acton Ontario

Electrical Technician:

1986-1996 (family run business)

I installed fuel station controls systems. I also completed residential services, power line construction, park lighting, street lighting, some tower climbing, industrial and commercial wiring applications. This was a well rounded job and I trained with my father who is a Master Electrician and a Journeyman Line Worker.

Special Skills

Associate member of the Ontario Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists

Experience with turbine power generation to 12MW.

Experienced supervisor in Instrumentation/Maintenance environment

Experienced with spectrum analyzers, power meters and automated data reduction software

Experience with antennas, microphones, and some telemetry systems

Strong ability to interpret test data and complete post analysis

Strong Knowledge in Allen Bradley programming and hardware

Strong knowledge of electronics, and data acquisition

Strong knowledge of Labview and National Instruments hardware

Strong knowledge of PIDs, process control and a huge variety of transducers and sensors

Limited experience with vector analyzers. Used them to determine vibration vectors on power plants

Experienced in MS Office applications including the development of databases in MS Access

Possess the ability to read schematics and drawings

Effective written and interpersonal skills

SAP, NIST, IS09000, QS14000, Kazien, WHIMIS, Due diligence for supervisors, etc.

Other skills

Experienced in pneumatics and hydraulics

Experienced in carpentry, commercial and residential construction

Experienced in all electrical applications including power line construction

Experienced in machine shop environment

Possess good mechanical aptitude

Experienced at operating a cranes and heavy equipment

Insurable driving record

I am physically fit and able lift up to 200 lbs, climb ladders/towers, and maneuver in and out of confined spaces.

References available upon request.

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