Tim Lao

Tim Lao




Work Experience

  • University of Pittsburgh

    2010-2010 | Teaching Assistant - Sculpture II

    • Prepared studio and materials for lessons and in-class work assignments • Demonstrated MIG and oxyacetylene welding and cutting • Demonstrated mold-making and casting procedures • Maintained tools and equipment in a metal and wood shop facility • Headed studio monitor hours to assist and consult students outside of class

  • Brightstar Auto Repair, Inc.

    2012-2014 | Automotive Electrician

    • Performed electrical and mechanical repairs on most foreign and domestic vehicles • Troubleshooted diagnostic trouble codes and electrical faults using scan tool and various electrical test equipment such as a DMM, test lamp, logic probe, and an oscilloscope • Performed wire repair and installed wire harnesses and other system components cleanly and safely through splicing, crimping, and soldering • Identified and replaced faulty components, including fuses, switches, lamps, ignition, airbags, alternators, starter motors, computer monitored sensors, fuel pumps, and PCM • Ensured peak vehicle performance with engine control and timing system adjustments • Read and interpreted schematics to help identify and repair voltage system problems

  • Taylor Made Racing, Inc.

    2014-2014 | Exhaust Manufacturing Technician

    • Completely hand assembled various motorcycle mufflers • Fastened seams together by spot welding and riveting • Fabricated/altered parts as needed, using hammers, grinders, saws, drills, press brake, hydraulic press • Assembled motorcycle lighting accessories using soldering iron and crimp tool • Performed final preparation of products to be shipped

  • Taylor Made Racing, Inc.

    2014-2014 | Shop Foreman / Senior Fabricator

    • Planned and coordinated the work activities and resources necessary for muffler production • Performed quality control checks to ensure the technicians meet their productivity objectives • Developed new tools, shop aids, and test fitting jigs to continuously improve production processes • Constructed technical manuals and facilitated the training of new employees • Processed product returns and conducted root cause analysis and fault isolation of product • Maintained and performed necessary repairs to shop equipment and tools

  • Panasonic Avionics Corporation

    2015-2016 | Electrical Assembler

  • SpaceX

    2016-Present | Avionics Harnessing Technician (Apprentice)

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh

    2005-2011 | Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts

    Other courses taken included Calculus I & II, Physics I & II, and Chemistry

  • El Camino College

    2015-2015 | Advanced Soldering & Avionics Harness Technician Training

    • Completed 98 hours of training on advanced hands on soldering and wire/cable harness assembly • Trained on how to properly build and inspect to the IPC 610 and 620 specs, which included: - Through hole soldering to SMT soldering - Proper use of flux - ESD awareness and prevention - Use of Mag Light, microscope and standard hand tools used in the industry - Wire stripping, tinning, splicing, crimping, and terminating - Protective coverings and shielding as well as securing the cable at breakout points - Work order and blueprint reading


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