1983-1995 | Senior Engineering Assistant
Trouble-shoot and repair to component level Adjustable Frequency Motor Control Systems. Designed and built special purpose test equipment for motor control systems. Repaired and maintained a variety of electronic test systems and provided technical assistance to assembly and test department personnel. Executed tests and trouble-shooting for a wide variety of complex electrical, electronic and electromechanical devices including medium voltage motor controls, reduced voltage starters, crane controls, and adjustable frequency motor controls.
1995-1998 | Team Technician Manufacturing, Home Entertainment
Conduct trouble-shooting and repair to component level in a variety of consumer electronic products including, but not limited to Bose Wave Radio, Wave Radio CD, Acoustic wave Music Systems, CD-5, CD-20, and Base-Box Surround sound home theater amplifiers. Assisted in the interviewing, selection and training of technicians to support manufacturing operations start-up contributing to 100% production and delivery attainment of BWR product for the 1995 holiday season.
1998-2005 | Senior Failure Analysis Technician, Automotive Systems Division
Lead technician in charge of Automotive Systems Division failure analysis team producing premium tier one automotive sound system equipment. Schedule rework and reprogramming of amplifier products, directing and instructing repair specialist in the rework and repair of fine pitch surface mount components using hand rework tools as well as non-contact hot air removal and placement equipment. Act as plant liaison representing manufacturing in the daily continuation engineering conferences. Evaluate customer returns to establish root-cause and determine corrective actions and containment. Trouble-shoot and repair to component level analog and digital automotive sound system amplifiers. Repaired, modified and rebuilt seven Bose automotive repair stations. Built two new stations to support increased production demands. Researched and compiled capital purchase requisitions to equip two additional technician repair stations.
2005-2006 | Quality Engineer Manufacturing Electronics
Line quality engineer in charge of Home Entertainment Electronics manufacturing quality team; including three surface mount electronic placement lines and two manual stick-lead placement lines. Obtained a cost avoidance of $750,000 on the tuner alignment improvement black belt team by improving tuner alignment accuracy and reduction of false failures through test enhancements and product design enhancements. Develop PFMEA and control plans for new product introductions to the facility. Led the Sound Dock DSP cost reduction initiative to automate placement of stick-lead components resulting in the reduction of five hourly positions and the elimination of solder defects related to the wave solder process. Directed a team of eight quality technicians in a variety of activities including audits, quality alerts and product containment activities.
2006-2009 | Supplier Quality Engineer
Supplier quality engineer for a tier one automotive supplier in charge of semiconductors, passives, transformers and inductors, and other ELE commodities. Monitor supplier quality performance utilizing a variety of tools including supplier report cards, delivery metrics, and on site supplier visits. Drive supplier quality improvement activities of under-performing suppliers utilizing 8D problem solving methods, supplier visits, Top-Focus programs, and supplier training activities. Member of three corporate commodity teams and VAULT team collaborating to identify at risk suppliers, improve supplier quality, and reduce cost in the global supply chain.
2009-2011 | Engineering Technician
Delivered quality engineering and electronic failure analysis services with Bose Corporation, Blythewood manufacturing facility. Perform failure analysis of A20 Aviation Headset circuit boards as part of the A20 Green Belt process improvement team.
2011-Present | Engineering Technician
WABTEC GLOBAL SERVICES, Columbia, SC Senior Failure Analysis Technician, Positive Train Control Systems Failure analysis technician responsible for the component level repair of positive train control systems. Specified and equipped surface mount rework stations to support the component level repair of fine pitch SMD components. Developed and implemented fine pitch surface mount repair techniques for a variety of railway electronics products in compliance with IPC 7711/7721 standards. Responsible for the development of all re-flow and removal profiles for AIR-VAC DRS25 semi-automated SMD QFP rework machine.
1995-1999 | Associate of Arts (AA)
Dual AA degree in Business and Marketing
1977-1983 | Petty Officer, Second Class
Electronic Technician Second Class, Troubleshoot and repair a wide variety of complex electronic equipment to component level including radar systems, IFF, TACAN, and related shipboard electronic systems. Performed repair and calibration services on electronic test equipment including microwave. Held a secret security clearance. Electronics Technician "A" School, AN/SPS-40B/C/D/ "C" School, PMEL "C" School.