MICHAEL J. GUERRE
8572 MERLE CIRCLE
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA 92647
714-842-0912 home 951-775-5099 cell
OBJECTIVE: Seeking a full time, long
term position as a career oriented Electronic / Optical Engineering Technician or Entry Level Engineer
in a research and development or production environment with growth potential in the fields of RF /
Microwaves, Antennas and Radiation Detection, Optics / Optoelectronics, Power Electronics and
Instrumentation. Especially interested in EMI/EMC.
Very willing to relocate and travel!
ELECTRONIC/SCIENTIFIC TEST EQUIPMENT: Analog and digital multimeters,
real-time and sampling oscilloscopes, spectrum and network analyzers, frequency meters and counters. RF
pulse, function and signal generators, amplifiers, power meters, A/D converters, radiation detectors,
cameras, Foucault testers, small IR, UV and optical lasers, interferometers, optical spectrum analyzers
and power meters, time domain reflectometers, transmission line probes, SWR and field intensity meters,
HV Power supplies. Vacuum and cryogenic equipment.
SHOP SKILLS: Common shop mechanical and
woodworking tools. Electronic bench repair and calibration tools. Soldering, desoldering and brazing
equipment. Drill press, small lathe, milling machine, grinders, sheet metal and PCB prototype
construction. Optical bench work, laser operation, optical cleaning and alignment. Cabinet painting and
refinishing. Coaxial cable fabrication and installation. Electronic and electromechanical drafting.
Machine shop certification, University of Colorado.
COMPUTER SKILLS: Familiar with IBM/PC,
MS/DOS, Windows, Macintosh and UNIX/LINUX systems. Know fundamental BASIC, FORTRAN, APL, C, C++,
Microsoft Word, Excel, Mathcad, Autocad, Labview, Matlab, Orcad, Pspice and various computer
communication programs. Good understanding of computer architecture and digital logic design and
troubleshooting using common TTL, MOS, and CMOS circuits. Have torn down and rebuilt mini and
microcomputers and peripherals. Constructed and repaired custom PC’s and instrument interfaces.
Very good written, documentation, verbal and team skills. Have performed extensive library research and
patent searches in electrical engineering and physics using DIALOG and INSPEC. Have given technical
talks and presentations, managed and maintained research labs and engineering shops, selected and
purchased components and materials. Participated with engineering and management round-table discussions
B.A. Physics, 3.2 GPA , Astronomy minor
University, Arcata, California
A.A. Electronics Technology, with honors,
Community College, Costa Mesa, California
Machine Shop certification, University of Colorado
Electrical Engineering curriculum nearly complete, specialization in RF
SPACE SHUTTLE EXPERIMENT TEAM, Cal Poly Space Program.
Proposed, designed and managed technical projects for experimental package for Space Shuttle including
numerous physical, chemical and biological experiments, using NASA techniques of project management,
system integration and risk analysis.
EARTHWATCH STUDY GROUP, Astronomy department, Wesleyan
Studied causes of stray light pollution throughout United States affecting optical
observatories. Survey conducted to measure light pollution with self-constructed comparative
photometers. Review of photometric techniques and standards.
SUMMER INTERNSHIP, USN Pacific
Fleet Communications Center, San Diego.
Studied long-range, high capacity radio communication
techniques, multiplexed voice and data modems, high power transmitters and antenna systems.
Amateur Radio License N6XZH / WB6RJO
Member IEEE, MTTS, APS, PES
Seeking FCC and NARTE
RELEVANT WORK HISTORY: (Intervening time attending university studies)
SR. ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN, Pomona College, Physics and Astronomy Dept.
Claremont, California -
Running daily activities of instructional electronics laboratory; design, construction
and repair of various electronic projects and instruments for faculty and students. Support of 1-meter
telescope at JPL Table Mountain Observatory, support of LEO scanning electron microscope. Purchasing
parts, supplies and electronic instruments.
ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN, Pentadyne Power Corporation,
Chatsworth, California - (Temporary Assignment) 2005-2006
Construction, testing, calibration,
and repair of all phases of electrical and electronic systems of magnetic levitated flywheel energy
storage units. Labview and custom automated test system operation.
OBSERVATORY TECHNICIAN, San
Fernando Solar Observatory,
California State University Northridge - Graduate Assistant, 2003-2004
Installation, testing and programming of DALSA/SMD digital camera. Repair and redesign of thermal
control systems and filter wheel motor controller. General maintenance of telescope instruments.
JUNIOR ASSOCIATE ENGINEER, National Radio Astronomy Observatory,
Socorro, New Mexico –
Cryogenic microwave receiver and amplifier repair, redesign, retrofit, testing and
characterization. Upgrade of Very Large Array to include filters for Iridium satellites. Study of
effects of high solar flux on low noise amplifier performance.
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II,
National Institute of Standards and
Technology, Boulder, Colorado – Internship, 2000
prototype fabrication, circuit testing, engineering re-design and liaison, precision machine work,
circuit board layout and modification, cable and connector construction, solid state device
characterization and selection. Antenna field strength measurements.
LABORATORY ASSISTANT II,
University of Colorado, Boulder – Student Assistant, 1999
operation of daily activities of junior and senior optics, nuclear physics and electronics labs. Setup
and repair of equipment. Repaired and refurbished facilities. Assisted students with labs and equipment
STUDENT PATROLLER, ITL Laboratory,
University of Colorado, Boulder – Student Assistant,
Patrolled facilities during evening hours and weekends. Took statistics of attendance and
building use. Helped students with projects and computers. General maintenance upkeep of computers,
printers and project labs.
ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN, Telewave, Inc.,
Mountain View, California
– (Temporary Assignment) 1997
Tuned duplexer cavities using HP network analyzers, QA and QC
trouble-shooting of manufacturing process, auto-test software and documentation of procedures.
Engineering liaison, redesign of RF circuit boards to 1-GHz.
Hewlett-Packard Golden Gate Service Center
Mountain View, California – (Temporary Assignment) 1997
Tested, aligned, calibrated and certified a wide variety of Hewlett-Packard test instruments to NIST
and MIL-A standards using HP 9000 automated test system under HP/UX and custom program control.
TEST TECHNICIAN, Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
Fort Collins, Colorado – (Temporary Assignment)
Automated test, troubleshooting, calibration and modification of vapor deposition RF power
supplies to ISO-9000 standards. Environmental test chamber operation under Visual Basic program control.
TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE, Concept 2000 Manufacturing, LLC
Boulder, Colorado (Out of Business)
1996 - 1997
Construction, prototyping, re-design and testing of biomedical equipment and magnetic
pulse generators. Setup of IBM PC’s for AutoCAD and related product design and production. General
assistance with production and R&D activities.
TECHNICAL SALES, J. B. Saunders Company,
Boulder, Colorado - 1995
Assisted customers in obtaining electronic and mechanical parts, materials
and electronic instruments. Repaired and built custom assemblies, cables and equipment. Sales and
bookkeeping. Attended surplus sale auctions.
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Green Technologies, Inc.
Boulder, Colorado (Out of Business) - 1994
Design, testing, experimentation and analysis of
non-conventional transformers, motor controllers and converters. General operation of R&D lab, equipment
selection, purchase, setup, operation and maintenance.
ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN, Microsemi
Santa Ana, California – 1990-1993
Repaired, rebuilt and modified Teradyne mini /
microcomputer automated semiconductor test systems, high-speed oscilloscopes and pulse generators, diode
test fixtures and interface equipment. Custom PC interface design.