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My resume below fairly well details my academic and career related information. I am an aerospace engineer having graduated from Carleton in 1998 and spent numerous years in that and other unrelated industries. I have the good fortune to have always possessed exceptional strength in the math and sciences academically, and even after a 10 year break from high school I was able to obtain grades sufficiently high enough to enter a very competitive University program on an academic scholarship.
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Randy B. Eng - Aerospace; Systems & Electronics 1998 Carleton University
An aerospace engineer specializing in systems & electronics. Experienced in space environment RF test and analysis to 2.5 GHz, from circuit level to systems level. Proven ability to excel in design & development of automated test systems in both CDMA cellular network & military manufacturing contexts. Demonstrated capability to find innovative solutions to problems. Particularly fond of, and adept in, situations that require an analytical, detail oriented nature. Exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communications ability.
Team Leader, Test
• Supervised a team of 10-14 electronics technicians & technologists responsible for production & R&O testing, troubleshooting and repair of all product lines prior to shipment.
• Personally developed a LabView automated test platform for EH101 flight control computer power supplies, which significantly offset budget overruns that arose due to a poor job estimate.
• As a team, provided significant DFT feedback to the design engineering group on OEM shincom systems.
• Contributed to the development and enhancement of test defects database and reporting metrics for trend identification and yield improvement.
• Demonstrated a consistent and extensive hands on approach, such that I was personally capable of testing & troubleshooting a majority of the product lines.
• For each new contract bid, the Test Team was responsible for developing an accurate estimate of the NRE & recurring charges based on customer supplied test procedures.
• Developed, modified and updated numerous test procedures for release to CADM.
• REA for all space satcom contracts.
SPIRENT COMMUNICATIONS 2001 -2002
• Invented techniques for improving wireline simulator frequency response that significantly reduced performance variations experienced by customers in the field. At the time of my departure the company was considering a patent application for those concepts.
• Invented a methodology for measuring wireline simulator compliance to specifications.
• Contributed this methodology to DSL Forum, which adopted it for international use (it now forms the bulk of Annex A of interoperability standard TR-048).
• Wrote GUI in LabVIEW to demonstrate prototype optical simulator resulting in development of two commercial versions.
NORTEL NETWORKS 2000 -2001
• Designed & built a testbed for simulating motion of mobiles in a CDMA cellular network.
• Wrote GUI in LabVIEW to automate testing and control instrumentation via GPIB interface.
• Reduced testbed cost by 65% by judicious analysis and specification of test equipment.
• Developed and wrote complete Mini-Cell Test case document in FrameMaker
• Received Gold Pride Award for design excellence contributing to enhanced functionality, performance and cost reduction.
CAL CORPORATION / EMS TECHNOLOGIES LTD. 1998 -2000
• Assembled, tested, and analyzed a dual mode S-Band Transponder.
• Provided significant input to DFT of 2nd generation product.
• Developed circuit level, card level and system level test procedures.
• Wrote exhaustive operation manual for 3rd party test equipment.
• Recommended and specified parts, processes and test equipment.
• Extensive use of a wide variety of RF test equipment.
• Interacted with subcontractors to identify & resolve problems.
CARLETON UNIVERSITY 1994 -1998
Senior Student Computer Consultant
• Assisted other students with new account setup, networking, software, and Internet use.
• Supervised and scheduled 10 other consultants.
NSERC Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant
• Developed a robot to obtain data on crack growth rates in CANDU reactor pressure tubes.
• Designed and developed software for motion control and data acquisition for this machine.
• LabVIEW Advanced I & II 2001
• LabVIEW Basics I & II 2000
• Introduction to Wireless Networks 2000
Bachelor of Engineering - Aerospace
• Specialization in systems and electronics.
• Designed a 45W L-band amplifier for use on SILA, a student designed technology demonstrator satellite and earned a grade of A on the major 4th year project.
ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
• F. Luella Barrigar Scholarship 1998
• Ottawa Superfluity Bursary 1996
• Carleton University General Bursary 1995
• The Fred Clinkant Bursary in Engineering 1994
• NSERC Summer Research Assistantship 1994
• J. Lorne Gray Engineering Scholarship 1993
• Nathan Braham Bursary for Academic Excellence 1993
• Alexander Rutherford Scholarship for High School Achievement 1992
SELECTED COMPUTING EXPERIENCE
• Operating Systems: NT 4.0, WFW 3.11, DOS, Unix, OS/2, Windows 98, XP, Vista
• Design & Development: NI LabVIEW, MS Visio, HP ADS & Libra, ViewLogic, CADKey
• Analysis: Mathcad, MATLAB, Excel, Quattro Pro
• Languages: Turbo Pascal, Visual Basic, Fortran, Assembly (x86), HTML, MS
• Productivity: Office, Outlook & Exchange, Adobe Acrobat & FrameMaker
• Nortel Gold Pride Award 2000
• Recipient of NSERC Summer Undergraduate Award 1994
• Ranked 22nd of 405 in 1st year Carleton Engineering 1993
• Dean's Honor List 1993
• 10th of 48 in Aerospace with a GPA of 10.45 / 12 1993
• Set new weekly net sales record for Domino's store 1990
• Top sales trainee in Canada for Principal Consultants 1987
• Honors on first attempt of Canadian Securities Course
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