MICHAEL J. GUERRE
8572 MERLE CIRCLE
BEACH, CA 92647
714-842-0912 home 951-775-5099 cell
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!
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.
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.
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 and decisions.
B.A. Physics, 3.2
GPA , Astronomy minor
Humboldt State University,
A.A. Electronics Technology,
Orange Coast Community College,
Costa Mesa, California
Machine Shop certification,
University of Colorado Physics Department
Engineering curriculum nearly complete, specialization
in RF Microwaves
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.
STUDY GROUP, Astronomy department, Wesleyan University.
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
SUMMER INTERNSHIP, USN Pacific
Fleet Communications Center, San Diego.
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 certification
RELEVANT WORK HISTORY: (Intervening time attending
SR. ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN,
Pomona College, Physics and Astronomy Dept.
Claremont, California - 2006-present
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)
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
OBSERVATORY TECHNICIAN, San Fernando
California State University
Northridge - Graduate Assistant, 2003-2004
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.
ENGINEER, National Radio Astronomy Observatory,
Socorro, New Mexico – Internship, 2002
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.
TECHNICIAN II, National Institute of Standards and
Technology, Boulder, Colorado – Internship,
Instrument 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
LABORATORY ASSISTANT II, Physics
University of Colorado, Boulder
– Student Assistant, 1999
Assisted in 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 use.
STUDENT PATROLLER, ITL Laboratory,
of Colorado, Boulder – Student Assistant, 1998-1999
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.
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.
CALIBRATION TECHNICIAN, Hewlett-Packard Golden Gate
Mountain View, California – (Temporary
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
TEST TECHNICIAN, Advanced
Energy Industries, Inc.
Fort Collins, Colorado
– (Temporary Assignment) 1997
troubleshooting, calibration and modification of
vapor deposition RF power supplies to ISO-9000 standards.
Environmental test chamber operation under Visual
Basic program control.
Concept 2000 Manufacturing, LLC
(Out of Business) 1996 - 1997
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.
J. B. Saunders Company,
Boulder, Colorado -
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
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Green
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.
Santa Ana, California
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.