Richard Brown

Work Experience

  • Air Force


    • Served 8 years, US Air Force, AFSC 306X0; electronics/communications/cryptographic equipment repair • Directly supervised shop subordinates, performed OJT training, created and maintained OJT logs • Wrote regular performance reports and letters of recommendation for subordinates • Designed, built, tested and maintained automatic test fixtures used to self diagnose cryptographic equipment • Trained co-workers on mil-specs and analog devices such as transistors, FETs, triacs, diacs, diodes

  • Texas Instruments Government Defense Electronics Group

    1988-1991 | Electrical Engineer

    • Worked in a manufacturing environment as an electronics engineer assigned to the engineering pool • Developed and wrote s/w code, reports, publications and specifications for three automatic test fixtures (ATF's) that I designed • Created blueprints and schematic diagrams using CAD design SW and plotters all with mil-spec adherence • Improved ATFs performance relating to detectable faults modes which resulted in fewer undetectable faults • Performed field service with regard to installation, maintenance, repair, upgrades and enhancement of ATFs

  • Big Al's Family Fun Center

    2007-2007 | Lead Game Room Technician

    • Installed, tested, troubleshot and repaired commercial arcade and redemption gaming equipment and debugged newly designed and released units • Designed, fabricated and upgraded high failure rate parts and circuits to increase game unit reliability • Trained new hires in safety, repair, maintenance techniques, operational procedures and equipment use • Developed and upgraded preventive maintenance guidelines and procedures for arcade gaming equipment

  • Rockwell Collins

    2008-2008 | HGS Technician

    • Tested, troubleshot, calibrated and repaired heads-up guidance systems, electronics and optical equipment using schematic diagrams and blueprints • Performed NDT testing in manufacturing and production environments • Worked with computerized analog and digital test equipment to repair equipment down to component level

  • Ace Electronics

    2009-2011 | Design Engineer

    • Designed innovative electronics products to include blue chip LED's, IR LED's, electroluminescent (EL) TV back light systems and EL resonate circuit power supplies • Wrote patents and created documentation for the above electronics devices • Repaired developed electronics circuits down to board and component level using test jigs and schematic diagrams • Evaluated, analyzed and produced documentation for new processes and equipment requirements needed to develop and improve conceptual projects • Designed and constructed specifications, blueprints and schematics diagrams used in the design process

  • Ace TV and Appliance Repair

    1991-Present | Co-Owner/ Field Service Electronics Technician

    • Repaired electronics circuits down to board and/or component level using schematic diagrams and blueprints • Tested, troubleshot, performed preventive maintenance and calibrated electronics test equipment • Worked with analog and digital electronics components including ICs, microprocessors, logic gates, etc • Proficient in use of hand and power tools, meters, gauges, electronics and automated test equipment in general • Provided 24/7 customer support and education, working with customers to identify needs and resolve problems

  • The Nielsen Company

    2012-Present | Field Service Technician

    • Deinstall metering equipment from home consumer electronics products • Provide excellent customer service to cooperative households • Assist other field reps in the installation of Nielsen equipment • Provide custodial care and inventory of all recovered Nielsen equipment • Complete all required documentation for service requests

  • United States Air Force

    Crypto/Bio-Med Eq. Repair Certificate