system test and evaluation engineer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Team-oriented System Test Engineer with over 30 years experience in Aerospace and Defense testing from subsystem to full up Spacecraft and Launch.
Current Security Clearances:
SSBI - Active  and DOD Top Secret - Active.
  • Full Environmental Testing experience including Instrumentation set up and Data Acquisition in the following: Thermal,  Acoustics, Thermal Vacuum, Vibration, Shock, Load Stress, Burst.
  • Experience with Fabrication and Design of Test Fixtures. Writing Test Procedures and training of use. 
  • Experience in RF/Microwave component, subsystem and system level testing.
  • Experience in tuning, testing, characterization and troubleshooting of Microwave Filters, Amplifiers, Mixers, Diplexers and Equalizers.
  • Knowledge and practical application of using wide range of test equipment including S-Parameter, Network and Spectrum Analyzers.
  • Experience in set up and maintaining RF Test Lab for R&D and production.
06/2006 to Current System Test and Evaluation Engineer Lockheed Martin | Luke Air Force Base, AZ, Team Leader in Verification Testing of Spacecraft Systems including Power, T&C, Control, Propulsion, and RF Payload from System level to Launch. Environments include Thermal, Vibration, Acoustic and Thermal Vacuum.
11/2005 to 06/2006 Manufacturing Planner Nxp Semiconductor, Inc. | Chicago, IL, Developed and Generated Manufacturing planning procedures for Satellite build from Module to Full up Vehicle. Standard Aerospace methods and special proprietary for build and integration of all systems.
11/2003 to 11/2005 Sr. Mechanical Tech. Abbvie, Inc | Nashville, TN, Performed Mechanical build on various Satellite Vehicles. from panel to Full up Spacecraft integration.
08/2001 to 11/2003 Sr. RF Technician Abb Ltd | Selmer, TN, Performed RF Mixer characterization and L.O. slice integration (thermal/cryogenic Qual and Proto level) at subsystem level. Managed RF Lab including responsibilities of test equipment calibration schedules and asset management.
09/1997 to 08/2001 Instrumentation Technician Boeing | City, STATE,
Performed instrumentation application and Test System Fabrication to various Flight Hardware.
Location and Programs supported
Canoga Park CA: RS 68 (Delta Rocket engine), SSME (Space Shuttle Main Engine).
Downey, CA: Z1 truss ISS (International Space Station, Wire Harness Fabrication GBI (Ground Base Intercept).
Stennis Space Center, MS: High Temp Strain Gage installation, PCB (Circuit Board) & Red Line Cutoff system for Rocket Engine Hot fire.
Seal Beach, CA: Test Equipment Rack Fabrication for SEA LAUNCH.
09/1993 to 09/1997 R&D Test Engineer PCA Electronics | City, STATE,
Set up and Maintain RF/Electromagnetic Fabrication and Test Lab. Supported Sr. Design Engineer in R&D of wire wound magnetic's. Designed and fabricated Test Fixtures including Proto type and build for overseas high volume manufacturing with written test procedure for use. 
08/1978 to 08/2001 Sr. Instrumentation Technician/ Sr. RF Microwave Tech. Rockwell International (Rocketdyne Div.),PCA Electronics, Loral (Wavecom), Microwave Products Inc. | City, STATE,

  • Rocketdyne (Canoga Park): Performed Data Reduction and Analysis of SSME (Space Shuttle Main Engine) Hot-Fire Testing.
  • Performed Set up and Data Acquisition of various Flight Hardware Tests in the Engineering Development Lab.
  • Vibration, Modal, Spin, Thermal, Burst, Shock and Load Stress to failure.
  • Microwave Products Inc. (Chatsworth):Limiting Mixer Amplifier for MX Missile, Wrote test procedure and training for JTIDS High Power IFF Filter Tuning and Testing. Performed Tuning and testing with full environmental of Transmitter and Diplexer for Stinger Missile Belt-pack and JTIDS High Power IFF Filter (1200 watts).
  • Loral (Wavecom Chatsworth): Tuning and Testing of various Microwave filters also application of High Power TWTA interface.
  • Bunker Ramo (Westlake Village): Tuning and troubleshooting of L-Band Oscillator coupled with X-Band Mulitplier including Waveguide tuning. R&D of MK48 Sonar target device for USN.
11/1974 to 06/1978 Aircrewman P3 Orion (Sonar/Radar Operator) USN VP-68 (Patrol Squadron) | City, STATE, Petty Officer 2nd class Airborne Anti-Submarine warfare operator on P3 Orion Patrol Aircraft. Operated Passive and Active Airborne Sonar, Radar and MAD (Magnetic Anomaly Detection) in the detection of Submarines. Member of Nuclear Weapon Loading Team.
Education and Training
Expected in 1975 | Basic Electronics, etc. USN, Memphis, Willow Grove, TN, PA GPA:
Boeing Provided: NASA Certified Soldering
Explosives Handling Safety
Military Training: Basic Electrical/Electronics, Theory and Operation: Radar, Sonar, MAD gear.
Oceanography, Underwater Sound Propagation, Biologic's.
Nuclear Weapons Loading and Handling Team.
Expected in Certificate | Aviation Flight Test Engineering University of Huntsville, Huntsville, AL GPA:
Beginning and Intermediate Flight Test Engineering
Other Interests and Acheivemants
Private Pilot - FAA Certified
Advanced Ground Instructor - FAA Certified

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School Attended

  • USN
  • University of Huntsville

Job Titles Held:

  • System Test and Evaluation Engineer
  • Manufacturing Planner
  • Sr. Mechanical Tech.
  • Sr. RF Technician
  • Instrumentation Technician
  • R&D Test Engineer
  • Sr. Instrumentation Technician/ Sr. RF Microwave Tech.
  • Aircrewman P3 Orion (Sonar/Radar Operator)


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