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Chronological Work History
The following information is provided as reference only and is believed to be accurate by the author.

  From August 2002 - May 2004
Neilsen Manufacturing, Inc. (Personnel Source)
3501 Portland Rd NE
Salem, OR 97303
Phone |  503-585-0040

Technical Writer

Performed digital photography to capture product development process.  Categorized, organized, and edited digital photographs.  Interviewed relevant personnel to gain understanding of process steps. Reviewed company and product blueprints, bill of materials and other documents to develop information for use in technical instructions.  Wrote documentation incorporating digital photographs to aid in description of process.  Printed, assembled and distributed hard copy instructions.  Developed forms used to document product specific processes for various manufacturing functions.  

200+employees @ this office
0 employees supervised by me
0 budget responsibilities
0 committees served on

Collateral Duties/other assignments:
Updating documentation database
Updating Corrective Action Request database
Performing First Article Inspections

Most significant contributions:
On my own initiative, began developing PowerPoint presentations for the purpose of training personnel in the aspects of the documentation group, to ensure understanding and to provide the most efficient use of employee time.


Reason for leaving: Resigned (position was temporary, no outlook for permanent assignment, wanted to seek other opportunities.)


 From: January 2001 - March 2001
Plexus Technology Group
400 Amherst St., Suite 301
Nashua, NH 03063
Phone | 603-864-1300
Printed Circuit Board Design

PCB Design CAD Librarian

Created CAD footprints for use in PCB Design to customer and industry specifications, using Cadence Allegro v 13.6 NT software.

30 employees @ this office
0 employees supervised by me
0 budget responsibilities
0 committees served on

Collateral Duties/other assignments:
Sending daily library updates to customer
Checking footprints built by other designers
Assisting in training of newer department staff
Researching component specifications when customer supplied specs were unclear, using supplier websites.
Assisted in documenting company library

Most significant contributions:
Helped to redefine the checking process and developed standard checklist.  Also was in the process of developing a standard procedure/training document.

Reason for leaving: terminated



 From: January 2000 - December 2000
E2E Corporation
400 Amherst St., Suite 301
Nashua, NH 03063
Phone | 603-864-1300
Printed Circuit Board Design

Quality Assurance Liaison
Assisted in maintaining established quality system
Assisted in quality system audits as needed

PCB Design Technician
Assisted in documenting customer library
Checked library footprints for accuracy and completeness

Design Services Group Supervisor
Assisted in organizing library backlog to determine checking priorities
Assisted in developing library process for group

30 employees @ this office
0 employees supervised by me
0 budget responsibilities
Served on Corrective Action Review committee as an advisor

Collateral Duties/other assignments:
N/A

Most significant contributions:
Supervised audit activities in preparation for surveillance audit conducted by registrar.  Acted as company liaison during surveillance audit.

Reason for leaving: e2E was acquired by Plexus.




 From: November 1999 - January 2000
Tyco Printed Circuit Group
400 Amherst St., Suite 301
Nashua, NH 03063
Phone | 603-864-1300
Printed Circuit Board Design

Regional Quality Assurance Liaison
Continued in previous role in somewhat diminished capacity
Company was shifting toward having less time spent on “overhead” positions
More focus on “billable” time

PCB Design Technician
Assisted in documenting customer library
Checked library footprints for accuracy and completeness
Goal was to gradually re-train me as a PCB Designer


30 employees @ this office
0 employees supervised by me
0 budget responsibilities
Served on Corrective Action Review Committee as advisor

Collateral Duties/other assignments:
N/A

Most significant contributions:

Reason for leaving: Design employees affected an employee buyout from Tyco, to become e2E Corporation.



 From: August 1999 - November 1999
Praegitzer Design
400 Amherst St., Suite 301
Nashua, NH 03063
Phone | 603-864-1300
Printed Circuit Board Design

Regional Quality Assurance Administrator
On going from previous position, only a location change
See below for details


 From: June 1998 - August 1999
Praegitzer Design
Oviedo, FL
Printed Circuit Board Design

Regional Quality Assurance Administrator
Perform Quality System Audits for 5 facilities in Central/Eastern Region
Document audit results and communicate findings to Management
Review results to determine Corrective Actions needed
Document and communicate Corrective Actions
Ensure actions were carried out and effective
Follow up on all regional quality issues
Review and update quality system documentation
Conduct internal audits of all facilities ensuring compliance to quality system
Prepare company for ISO 9001 Certification (conduct training)
Achieve ISO 9001 Certification March 1999

10 employees @ this office
0 employees supervised by me
0 budget responsibilities
Served on Corrective Action Review Committee as advisor

Collateral Duties/other assignments:

Most significant contributions:

Reason for leaving: Tyco Printed Circuit Group acquired Praegitzer Industries, Inc., and their subsidiaries.



 From: April 1997 - May 1998
Praegitzer Design
6200 NW Casper Place*
Suite 100
Hillsboro, OR 97124
phone | 503-531-2050*
* current address and phone as of 2002
Printed Circuit Board Design

Quality Assurance Administrator
Develop a 3 year plan for documenting and implementing company quality system
Assisted in developing company training and ISO 9001 registration budget
Learn ISO 9001 Quality System Standard and apply it to our business model
Document quality system
Develop quality system training presentation
Conduct company wide training of quality system
Implement quality system

40 employees @ this office
0 employees supervised by me
Minimal budget responsibilities -
0 Committees served on

Collateral Duties/other assignments:
Researched and acquired training company training materials
Researched distance learning program for possible implementation

Most significant contributions:
With no previous quality assurance experience and limited exposure to ISO 9000, learned the ISO 9001 quality standard and applied to the Praegitzer Design business model.  Developed quality documentation from scratch while maintaining Praegitzer Industries, Inc. standards.  

Reason for leaving: Position advancement and relocation.



 From: April 1996 - April 1997
Praegitzer Design
Redmond, WA*
*no facility currently in Redmond location as of 2002
Printed Circuit Board Design

Printed Circuit Board Design Trainee

Trained on Cadence Allegro v 11 and PADS PowerPCB in principles of Printed Circuit Board Design
Library creation
Layout
Routing
Post Processing / Documentation

Responsible for running Design for Manufacturability software (Valor)

5 employees @ this office
0 employees supervised by me
0 budget responsibilities
0 committees served on

Collateral Duties/other assignments:

Assisted office in learning design for manufacturability software to expedite processing of work.

Most significant contributions:

Reason for leaving: Was given the opportunity for advancement inside the company into the Quality Assurance department.



 From: April 1988 - April 1996
Praegitzer Industries, Inc.
1270 SE Monmouth Cut-off
Dallas, OR 97338
Phone | 503-623-1000*
Company sold to Tyco Printed Circuit Group, unsure of current phone number
Printed Circuit Board Manufacture

Communications Department

Creating Training and Marketing, and special project video tapes
Video Production
Scripting / Storyboarding
Field production
Computer animation using Macromind Director
Post-production / editing
Supervised voice-over talent recordings off-site

Creating company newsletters and other publications
Desktop Publishing
Macintosh computer using PageMaker, Quark Xpress
Produced in house 2 sided multi-page duplications for entire corporate facility using copy machine

Collateral Duties/other assignments:
Communications Department:

Assisted communications department in researching and recommending appropriate video production equipment.  
Co-produced first run marketing videos for company after fire.  Managed duplication and distribution process.
Co-produced multi-purpose video to introduce viewers to the printed circuit board manufacturing process.  Video was used for new hire orientation as well as a specially designed exhibit for OMSI.
Assisted in design of physical exhibit for OMSI.
Co-produced special interest video aimed at go-cart racing, to help department move toward becoming a profit center.

Most significant contributions:

Maintained company budget for training projects, implemented in a timely manner so new staff could be brought up to speed rapidly to avoid further downtime.


 From: April 1988 - April 1996 (continued)
Praegitzer Industries, Inc.
CAM Department
Data Archival
Transferring data from Magnetic Tape to Optical Disk
Laser Plotter
Optrotech plotter operations including developer maintenance
Photo area
Silver film touch up
Diazo films creation
Film measure and punch
Data Input
Using PAR and Valor software on UNIX based computers
Communicated findings to appropriate staff

750 employees @ this office
0 employees supervised by me
0 budget responsibilities
0 committees served on

Reason for leaving: I had outgrown my current position and desired new challenges.  I requested an “intercompany” transfer to the Design division.


 From: May 1986 - March 1988
Extended Leave of Absence / Educational
Video Technical Institute, Dallas Texas
A.A.S. degree in Video Technology
6 semester curriculum
4 semesters of Electronics
2 semesters of Video Production



 From: March 1982 - April 1986
Praegitzer Industries, Inc.
1270 SE Monmouth Cut-off
Dallas, OR 97338
Phone | 503-623-1000*
Company sold to Tyco Printed Circuit Group, unsure of current phone number
Printed Circuit Board Manufacture

Material Prep. Department
Measure and cut laminate material to size using predetermined templates to maximize yield

Drilling Department
Operating 4 spindle high speed PDA and Tru-Drill machines

Wet Process Department
All aspects of department including:
Pattern Cu Ni Sn lines
Pattern Au line
Electroless Cu line
Ammoniacal etch line
Tab plate Ni Au line

Delivery driver
Servicing customers in greater Portland to Corvallis area
Swing Shift Lead Person**
As part of working in Wet Process, was responsible for operations on swing shift.

500 employees @ this office
**Approximately 10 employees supervised by me
0 budget responsibilities
0 committees served on

Collateral Duties/other assignments:

Most significant contributions:

While not employed as a designer, was given the opportunity to develop a simple board design for the local lumber mill for a device that operated their “green chain.”

Reason for leaving: Educational leave of absence