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Engineer Quality Assurance

Rlington, MA, 02474
$65,000 min.
August 16, 2012

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John J. Flynn

Tel. (Cell) 978-***-**** 65 Webster St

Email Arlington Ma. 02474

Objective I seek to obtain a career-orientated Engineering position

utilizing my Engineering Degree, R&D Test experience and Computer Design



Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, Ma.


B.S. in Mechanical Design

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge,

Ma. 1991

Technology Transfer Program: Tribology wear and friction

Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, Ma.


B.S.M.E Program

Wentworth Institute of Technology Boston, Ma.


Associate in Design Engineering Program


Test Devices Inc. Hudson

Ma. Jan-Mar. 2012

Test Engineer (Short term contract)

Successfully prepared the second most complex jet turbine

test the company ever attempted .

Created a new data acquisition program for real time (web based

) client monitoring data in real time.

Establishing new test specimen and sensor cooling methodologies

as part of a newly created Test Engineering

Group. Led sensor placement, managed technicians, successfully

supervised the complete a test -rig build,

calibration of all sensors and identified several test

procedure weaknesses within the company.

NovaLab LLC. Windham NH.

Mar 2009- Sept 2011

Product development

Involved in various phases of the product development cycle starting

with interactions between

engineering staff and clients. From initial product functionality meetings

to scope of work issues. Responsible

for initial prototype construction, testing, electronic component

inspection and sub-assembly tasks. Participated

in final product mass production and shipping to client.

Foster-Miller Inc./Qinetiq N.A.

Engineer / Designer Waltham, Ma.

Jun 2002-April 2009

Principle Engineer of the Crash Test Facility

Designed static load fixtures for locomotive

crashworthiness program including a static load structure

designed to safely transfer 1 million lbs of load . Programmed a custom

LabView Data Acquisition system for

all testing Designed various prototype emergency egress

designs. created test schemes for all testing efforts

and hand built a Ultra-high speed Data Acquisition system for

U.S.D.A. meat tenderizing shock wave program.

Trained technicians in installation of all strain gauge and

LVDT sensors for various tests. Conducted support

testing efforts for U.S. Marines RPG defense program Conducted

on-site rail stress and emergency egress lighting

tests. Presented test data to various team members as well as

participated in formal client presentations. Support

work for lightweight composite aerospace structures test.

Constructed several prototype structures.

Synkinetics Inc. Lowell, Ma. 1997-


Director of Testing

Responsible for the daily operation and testing of all

prototype speed reducers designed in house.

Lead engineer responsible for purchasing and set up of a custom-

built 50 Hp. Dynamometer. Setup and programmed a data

acquisition system for the dynamometer system.

Setup and performed acceptance qualification of the dynamometer

/ tribology Lab

Ran and monitored daily work load of both assembly and test

labs, devised and supervised co-op student

training. Collaborated with CEO, inventor and management on

prototype designs, modifications etc.

Designed all calibration and test fixtures includes backlash and torsional

rigidity testers.

Performed all teardown and tribilogical evaluations, as well as

supporting test hardware qualification efforts of all potential

Synkinetics product prototypes.

Polaroid Corp. Cambridge,

Ma. 1996

Test Engineer (Short tern Contract)

Initial testing of Polaroid's First Digital Camera, the


Quality assurance burn-in testing, View Finder and and CCD array testing

using Polaroid's proprietary Labview based systems.

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc.

Cambridge, Ma. 1984-1996

Head of CSDL Slip Ring Facility / Analytical chemistry Lab

Nasa -Level Soldering and wiring of all Navy Slip Rings

for life testing.

Calibration and maintenance of lab's 70's era data acquisition system.

Weekly US Navy Status reports and meeting updates. Upgrading Facility

database to dept-wide EXCEL based system.

Design-Team coordinator to upgrade antiquated data acquisition system to

Labview based

system as part of US Navy's vendor facility upgrade program. Traveled to

other vendor sites to coordinate and standardize testing protocols between

vendors working on navy Slip Rings.

**Spent two years working as a analytical chemistry technician inside


U.V and Gas Chromatograph, PC based Bio-Rad Infrared Spectroscopy analysis

of various oils, and Krytox based lubricants as part of Navy Slip Ring

Support team.

Additional Training

Solidworks 2010 SW Simulation 2010, Autodesk Ansys 12.1

2010 - Present

Solidworks 2009 2009-


Instron Material strength tester 2002-2005

AutoCAD "Mechanical Desktop 3D design Package Jan 1998-2000

Continuing training, on the job use

National Instruments LABVIEW

Feb 2-6 1996

Basic and Advanced Programming (WIN VERSION)

Hewlett Packard Analytical Center, Atlanta Ga.

July 10-17 1994

H.P. Gas Chromatography Course

BIO RAD Corp. Cambridge, Ma.

Sept. 13-17 1993

FTIR Training Course

Hobbies/Awards Soaring, Currently building a high-performance flying wing

sailplane. Part of the M.I.T. Man-powered

flight team, winner of the third KRAMER prize for speed of a man powered

aircraft. Military history, Roman cooking, FPV RC Flying

References Provided upon request

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