Senior Design Engineer @ General Electrodynamics Corporation
Product Engineer @ RadioShack
Innovative design engineer with eight years of experience, four years in consumer electronics and four in military electronics. Proficient in all areas of the product development cycle from the concept phase to the manufacturing phase. Team oriented and self motivated individual with a desire to solve problems with cost effective solutions. I have direct experience in the
Innovative design engineer with eight years of experience, four years in consumer electronics and four in military electronics. Proficient in all areas of the product development cycle from the concept phase to the manufacturing phase. Team oriented and self motivated individual with a desire to solve problems with cost effective solutions. I have direct experience in the following areas:
•Data Acquisition Systems
•Analog and Digital Circuit Design
•Embedded Software Programming
•PCB Layout and Design
•Trouble Shooting Electronic Circuits
Recently added RF Testing to the skill set
Sr. Electrical Engineer @ From January 2015 to Present (1 year) Product Engineer @ Product Engineer at Radioshack Corporate:
* Rapid prototyping of concept ideas for new products for Product Development Managers and High Level Executives for New Product Innovation.
* Evaluation and Verification of new 3rd Party Products meet Radioshack Performance Requirements and Specifications by Testing in Laboratory.
* Collaborate with 3rd Party Vendors to enhance products by suggesting design changes or process improvements.
* Assess Customer Claims of damaged property by Radioshack products. From July 2014 to January 2015 (7 months) Sr. Electrical Engineer @ Senior Engineer in Electronic Research and Development and Manager of all Electronic Product Lines.
•Researching and Designing a Low Power WiFi Rechargeable Sensor with advanced uW technology.
•Developed the entire source code for Aircraft Weight & Balance Calc, available on Android Market.
•Designed a hybrid WiFi Router to enable communication from a tablet to a Zigbee Mesh Network.
•Collaborated with engineering team to design electronics for 4 projects from concept to production, including a fuel quantity tester for capacitive fuel probes, an automated force press, a digital weight acquistion system, and a hybrid Serial-WiFi communication system to allow load cells to communicate with an iPad3.
•Responsible for maintaining engineering documentation, cost reduction projects, and production support.
•Managed a three million dollar repair contract for a deicing module for UH-60 Helicopter. From March 2010 to June 2014 (4 years 4 months) Product Specialist (Product Design Engineer) @ Developed original engineering manufacture products and facilitated the process for new product introduction for private label products.
•Applied Six Sigma new product design principles to translate customer requirements to functional requirements. Developed functional requirements into hardware and software specifications that met customer critical to satisfaction needs.
•Sourced analog and digital components, performed component cost and risk analysis, generated bill of materials, and estimated schedules for the timely completion of projects.
•Utilized engineering principles to integrate input transducers, signal conditioning circuitry, microcontrollers, output transducers, and power supply stabilization circuitry together to implement successful mixed signal data acquisition systems.
•Developed and debugged microcontroller programs and algorithms to analyze digital input and execute the desired corresponding system output functions.
•Generated printed circuit board files for the copper, power, ground, and silkscreen layers, component pads, drill, assembly, and CAD drawings for two and four layer boards.
•Wrote test requests for lab technicians to test products to Greenlee performance and safety standards.
•Provided the art department with content for printed insert cards and instruction manuals, created new parts in the Greenlee System, and conducted Design and Safety Reviews to ensure product safety and the highest quality standards.
•Won the Textron Chairman’s Award for Innovation in 2008 for my participation in the design of the GT-12 Non-Contact Voltage Probe, a product that generates $5,000,000 in annual sales revenue. From June 2006 to July 2009 (3 years 2 months) Electrical Engineer Intern @ Coordinated performance analysis testing for new products in the DSL Department.
•Arranged experimental test procedures for analyzing performance characteristics of new products, compliance with ANSI specifications, data acquisition, and made decisions on how to present analyzed data in a technical report.
•Presented results in weekly meetings, utilized and improved my presentation and verbal skills while attaining proficiency with Impedance Analyzers, Network Analyzers, Agilent Visual Programming, and Microsoft Excel for data acquisition and plotting.
•Employed initiative and innovation when I made additional adjustments to the Network Analyzer Program that automatically plotted Test Report ready graphs which reduced the time required to write a test report by three hours. From June 2005 to May 2006 (1 year)
BSEE, Analog Electronics, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Systems, Motors, Control Systems, Electromagn @ Texas Christian University From 2001 to 2006 Jeff Katchinska is skilled in: Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Product Development, PCB design, Testing, Engineering, Manufacturing, Troubleshooting, Product Design, Program Management, Six Sigma, Data Acquisition, Hardware Architecture, Power Supplies, Test Equipment
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