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Designer-Drafter, part time (Reno)

Decades of designing a wide variety of consumer and industrial products. Proficient in typical software apps (Office, AutoCAD, Solidworks, etc.).

Highly skilled in both mechanical and electrical troubleshooting. Considerable experience in field service and repair of various equipment. Seen many poor designs; know what works and what doesn't.

Majority of my early professional years were spent in small companies wearing multiple hats, usually operations management and the like. Long list of accomplishments in those roles, prefer troubleshooting and repair as well as new product design (it's a lot more fun).

Bottom line: Lots of horsepower, bargain price. Work well with everyone, reliable as taxes, upbeat and optimistic.

Prefer part-time schedule or as-needed.

Note: Images will not upload for some reason. Can provide at your request.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY (abbreviated)

Mobile Mechanic
Self-Employed
Reno, NV
2017 to Current

Perform miscellaneous repairs on old sports cars (1950's to 1970's), motorcycles and small engine equipment. Repair or rebuild components made from unobtanium, such as carburetors, distributors, electrical switches, etc. (more of a lifelong hobby than a profession; stems from bicycles, minibikes, dirt bikes and hot rods in my misspent youth). Diagnose, repair and modify AC / DC electrical systems for reliability or owner's requirements. Design, build and install custom electrical systems.

Engineering Technician
AMPEX
Hayward, CA
2017

Design electrical harnesses and miscellaneous mechanical for aerospace flight recorders
- IPC-620 CIS Certification

Vacuum Pump Technician
Magdeburg Systems
San Leandro, CA
2016 to 2017

Rebuild 2 to 90 CFM vacuum pumps of various manufacture (Alcatel, Edwards, Varion, Welch)
- Repair backlog of pumps in 2 months, reduce average turnaround time from 6 weeks to 1 week

Electrical Designer-Drafter
L3 Communications
Santa Rosa, CA
2006 to 2014

Design electrical harnesses for aerospace stabilized camera platforms
- Establish Electrical Harness Drafting Guidelines, create company manual for same
- Test, qualify, determine default settings for Draftsight 2D software (replace AutoCAD)
- Provide guidance to other designers as required

ANCIENT HISTORY (reference)

Product Manager
AGILE
Rodeo, CA
2003 to 2006

Manufacturing Engineer (T)
NIECO
Windsor, CA
2002 to 2003

Mobile Mechanic
Self-Employed
Santa Rosa, CA
2001 to 2002

Manufacturing Engineer (T)
RPM Optoelectronics
Santa Rosa, CA
2001 to 2001

Director of Operations
AGILE
Hercules, CA
1989 to 2001

Note: "T" indicates temporary position
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this poster.

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