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F. Keith S.
I’m a highly accomplished and dependable
Senior Electrical Engineer with a B.S. Electrical Engineering degree.
I have more than twentyfive years of product development experience
at a tier automotive supplier. My background includes eleven years
of electronic hardware design, years of program management and more
than years of Vehicle Systems Integration Engineering experience
with embedded microcomputers products.
As a system engineer I have extensive
experience in client interfacing, gathering customer requirements, conversion
of customer requirements into internal specifications, defining system
operation/ performance, generation of algorithms, generation of test
plans used by both internal and external groups, performed bench and
field verification, vehicle system calibration, problemsolving, decisionmaking
and generation of schedules. Provide guidance to development
team in the face of ambiguity and influence product design to insure
desired results are achieved.
As program/project engineering manager
I directed a team of mechanical, electrical and system engineers.
I was responsible for generation/ developed/ presentation of business
proposals, preparing responses to RFQs, program planning, cost reduction
initiatives, quality improvement proposals, gate reviews, product launch
and insuring all aspects of the mechanical, electrical, and software
design met all timing/ cost/ profit/ performance requirements. Provided
team leadership and mentoring.
As electronic hardware designer I have
experience with both analog and digital electrical designing, circuit
board layout, EMI/RFI requirements and putting products into production.
I’m well organized, professional, excellent
interpersonal skills, detail oriented with excellent written and oral
skills. I’m able to function effectively in high pressure environments.
I’m the holder of five patents.
Generate system architecture
of complex distributed systems
Define algorithm routines
for embedded systems
Seasoned Automotive System
Experienced electronic designer
Experienced putting designs
Experienced with integration
of HVAC control into Hybrid vehicles
Program Languages: C++
yrs [Understand but not a software writer]
Software Tools: CAN
Lab yrs, DOORS yrs, Ford Diagnostic Engineering Tool yrs, Canalyzer
yr, Visual Basic yrs
Tools: CalDS yrs, Visio yrs, Mat Lab yr
TMS, National Semiconductor COPS, NEC V
Data Collection: Campbell
CR Yrs, Campbell CR yrs
Testing Tools: CANalyser,
ATI Vision yrs WINcip yrs
yrs J Fnos/CAN yrs, J yrs
Office Tools: Word,
Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Visio, Access, Lotus Notes
Vehicle System Engineer
engineering level interface with clients for the
automotive HVAC system control head business line
of this Fortune company.
Prepared, developed, and presented
responses to RFQs which was critical in being awarded over $M of business
in the automotive sector.
Requested by customers due
to my technical knowledge, thoroughly understanding of automotive system
interaction, program management skills, interpersonal skills, professional
ethics, demonstrated professionalism, positive attitude, personnel ownership/
commitment to program, personality and excellent working relationship
with both internal and external customers / suppliers.
Primary liaison to customer
through entire program life cycle.
Excellent understanding of
interactions between automotive hybrid powertrain functionality and
other sub systems.
Product exporter for control
of automotive HVAC system.
Collect, translate, analyzed,
review, maintain, customer requirements. Convert customer requirements
by generating and releasing internal integrated program requirements/
engineering specifications / interfaces documents that detail system
functionality, user interface, system and subsystem block diagrams,
mechanization / architectures.
Generated documents which
define mechanical requirements and appearance, electrical design/ interface
and highlevel software requirements and traceability and qualification
test plans detail program objectives,
Generation of system level
/product requirements/specifications for over applications for both
gasoline and hybrid vehicles.
Experience in electronic product
design and development, analyzed designs, and defining software algorithms
for embedded automotive systems.
Define embedded software operation
utilizing flow charts, state diagrams, logic diagrams.
Excellent verbal, written
and presentation communication skills with customers, various levels
of management and internal engineers on a regular basis.
Coordinate system integration
with various other control modules and/or subsystems such as PCM, BCM,
Cluster, HVAC control, ECT and rotating electromechanical devices such
as DC motors, sensors, and electronic control modules.
Design, create, develop, and
document on board diagnostic routines.
Evaluate impact of proposed
changes to system functionality/ operation.
Proven design leadership and
communication with crossfunctional multiple task global engineering
design and nonengineering teams in design tradeoff analysis to meet
performance, quality, reliability, cost, and schedule for electrical
systems and subsystems.
Lead/ conduct internal/external
multistage quality gate reviews, design reviews, and FMEAs to insure
adhering to design standards, tolerance stack ups, stress analyses and
regulatory standards such as SAE, FMVSS and CMVSS.
Generate, evaluate, approve
and execute DV & P testing/ validation/ calibration plans at design
concept level, prototype level, and production intent level to insure
conformances to customer performance and reliability expectations.
Lead software development/
analysis, design reviews between customer and in house software design
Develop/ author/ edit technical
material such as operation manual content and testing plans.
Provide technical assistance/
failure analysis/ improvement/ diagnose field problems using problem
solving tools such as D, Pdiagrams, fish bone diagrams and design
Participated in completive
product tear downs and analysis.
Analysis, evaluate, problem
solving and lead determination of root cause and corrective actions.
Participate in risk management.
Excellent record of setting
and meet goals with engineering peers, engineering leaders and program
Proven ability to work effectively
in either a team environment or independently with minimum supervision.
Proven multitasking ability
between programs and organizations.
Communicate effectively with
all levels of management and peers.
both Mechanical and Electrical Engineers
across multiple vehicle platforms and
clients: GM truck and bus, Chrysler and Nissan.
Oversaw all aspects from business proposals through production release
to resolving production and field problems.
Led a member mechanical
and electrical engineer design team responsible for analyzing system
requirements, meeting cost and capacity needs, winning business, design
of product and reduction in plant returns and field failure rates.
Facilitated team performance
by eliminated road blocks.
Lead formal presentation to
both external and internal customers.
Oversaw the generation of
engineering change notices ECN to tack cost and communicate changes.
Managed multiple product launches
new products which increased annual volume from $K per year
to $.M per year.
Define work requirements,
project goals, scope, tasks, technical deliverables, budget and timing
for electrical, mechanical and system engineers, circuit board designers,
Define performance objectives
within the constraints of delivered cost, timing, and performance risk.
Conducted design / gate reviews
at predetermined points during project/product development.
Managed product life cycle:
design change, implemented continuous improvement, implemented design
changes which reduced product cost, improved reliability, and lowered
the rate of returned parts from assembly plants by an average of
Parts per Million and field failures an average of PPM.
Responsible for profit and
loss for this business section.
Schedule, motivate and effectively
use manpower available by setting work priorities, objectives and results
of individual performance.
Mentor, coach and/or led lower
classification Engineers in design procedures, project documentation,
adherence to established standards.
Collaborated with quality
depart to insure all customer durability requirements were addressed
in the DVP&R testing.
Insure all aspects of the
mechanical and electrical design met customer requirements.
Reviewed and approved DFMEAs
Coordinated with purchasing
to insure all tooling met requirements and can in at or below projected
Directed the daily assignments of
a member electrical and mechanical engineering team.
Verified mechanical and electrical
designs that complied with customer requirements.
Supported generation of business
Led DFMEA reviews.
Design Electrical products.
Coordinated system level operation
between control head and HVAC cases designed at Harrison Radiator in
Oversaw electrical and mechanical
interface details to insure system level performance met clients’
Achieved an average drop of
PPM in field failure rate.
Coordinated component performance
and specifications to insure reliable and correct performance in the
Designed electrical circuitry used
in various manual and automatic automotive HVAC control heads
Design analog and digital
electrical circuits which interface between embedded microcomputers
and various other electromechanical devices.
Select and evaluate electronic
Create electrical schematics.
Operate various test equipments
such as signal generators, power supplies, oscilloscope, multimeter
and temperature chambers,
Testing, evaluation and/or
documentation of electronic component, software and completed product
to insure results meet requirements.
Perform product failure analysis.
positions available upon request.
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Valparaiso
Technical Institute, Valparaiso, IN.
System Skill Enhancement Program
Systems Engineering Design
for Six Sigma
Coaching and Team Building
Global Culture Training
training available upon request.
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