Electronic Engineering Technician

CLAYBURNE WASHINGTON                                                                            152 West Hillcrest Boulevard Apartment # 1    Inglewood, California 90301             Home :( 310) 491-0475
       Cell :( 310)753-3404 - E-mail: wash1ngt0n@hotmail.com  

Summary of Qualifications:

Seventeen plus years’ experience as an electronic technician
Ten Years of Supervisory experience in Aviation Maintenance (Technical Instructor, Inspector)
ITT-Tech. Associates Degree in Computer and Electronic Engineering Technology (CEET)                                              Completed the Micro/ & Miniature Electronics Repairers Course of the U. S. Navy
U. S. Government Security Clearance - inactive
Federal Communication Commission Certification (Elements 1,3&8)


Employment History:

Acro Temporary Staffing- Eaton Corporation     Los Angeles, California                                      December 2012 – November 2013                                         Vibration/ Electronic Technician III               ($30.00 per hour)     Temp-Contract work / Contract complete                  Instrumentation Prep. Test Data Processing, Electronic Test-Assembly.  Subcontracted to, gather information, furnish technical advice, ensure sensors accurately measure intended physical phenomenon; detect malfunction and ensure data, collected in real-time, is complete, valid, accurate, and sufficient to characterize the system under test; conduct test instrumentation observations, through direct physical observation during breaks in test execution; provide real-time verbal reports to test team members about instrumentation status; notify the test team immediately of observed problems; document test projects in spreadsheets with new test information on a daily basis. Retrieve and process instrumentation data collected from test vehicles during testing; convert raw data into higher order data using provided computer applications and knowledge gained from active monitoring of instrumentation during test execution; and record the data during test execution. Provide technical information on instrumentation problems descriptions of data acquisition system performance, assessments of accuracy of measurements, to accompany measurement results for Technical Reports. Repair, install, remove, test and validate electrical wiring, coaxial cables and connectors. Repair, install, remove, test and validate computers, printers, scanners, monitors, circuit board boxes, and all other electronic peripherals mounted on production benches. Install, repair and test computers, circuit board boxes, scanners, printers, smart card dispensers, etc.  Physically move benches, racks, carts, cabling and computer systems to detect defective parts or faulty test operations. Tracing data, voice, power and signal cables connected to fixtures, computers and smart boxes. Work extra hours on special projects as deem by supervisor. Work alone for the majority of the time although support provided by supervisor, lead and/or other maintenance technicians.  Work with power tools and to be handy in using cutting tools.  Work with electricity.     


Austin Nichols Technical Employment-WABTEC              Los Angeles, California                               May 2011 –October 2012

Positive Train Control Instillation Technician      ($21.00 per hour)             Temp-Contract work / Contract complete 

Subcontracted to the PTC system manufacturer WABTEC of Kansas City, Missouri to field, install electronic components, run wires and cables through locomotive cabs and spaces, redirect pneumatic valves, hose and pipe installation, wire/cable management and terminations and to conclude with comprehensively testing/troubleshooting the system on all Metrolink/Amtrak commuter transit locomotives in the Los Angeles, California area in accordance with the authorized (Federal Rail Association) FRA regulations, policies, and guidelines.


 Wyle Laboratories                                            El Segundo, California                       November 2007 – February 2010

Pyrotechnic/ Centrifugal/ Vibration Test Technician            ($21.49 per hour)           Laid off (work force reduction)

Primary duties included acoustics noise testing sensor set-up, Shock, and Vibration testing set-up and analysis.  I was a technical signal processing dynamic data gather; the data acquisition was automated and compiled in packets used by Wyle engineers for analysis. I preformed modal testing by impact hammer as well as finite element analysis that required multiple data sheets to record digital data results for final written reports. I assisted in Hydraulic, and Environmental testing of Sat-Comm, electronic and aviation systems provided by customers, all work was summarized in the form of a written report and supplied to Wyle engineers in support of the final analysis report assemblage to be lastly furnished to the customer.     Testing  included: MIL-STD-202G, Method 107, Test Condition A - Thermal Shock, IC's, Circuit Boards, MIL-STD-810C Temperature/Humidity, Vibration, Altitude,  MIL-STD-810D, Temperature/Humidity, Vibration, Altitude, MIL-STD-810E, Temperature/Humidity, Vibration, Altitude, MIL-STD-810F Temperature/Humidity, Vibration, Altitude,  MIL-STD-810G, Temperature/Humidity, Vibration, Altitude, Display Panel, Controller, MIL-STD-833D, Method 1011.9 Thermal Shock, IC's, Circuit Boards, MIL-E-4158E, Electronic Equipment, Ground, Military, MIL-DTL-25708D, Antennas, Blade, L-Band-General Specifications, MIL-C-5541E, Corrosion Resistance Test, MIL-E-5400R, Electronic Equipment, Airborne, MIL-E-16400H, Electronic, Interior Communication & Navigation Equipment, MIL-STD-167-1, Mechanical Vibrations, MIL-STD-331B Test C3, MIL-STD-750E,Testing for Semiconductors Devices, MIL-STD-901C, Shock Test H.I., MIL-STD-1344-A, NEMA 250-199, 1Enclosures for electrical equipment, RTCA/DO 160, Vibration, Humidity, Shocks, Crash Safety, Commercial, Military, SAE J1211 Environmental Practices for Electronic Equipment Design, SAE J1542, Lab Testing of Vehicle & Industrial Heat Exchangers  SAE J1455 Environmental Practices for Electronic Equipment                            

Cargo Security Management Inc.           Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom)              September 2005 – October 2006                       Field Service Representative(Hazardous compensation $120,000 per year)       Contract ended/Company underbid by competitor                                                            I was employed as a contracted “24 hour - On Call” Test / Repair, Field Technician, supporting and assigned to the Rapid Equipping Force (REF) Headquartered out of Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  Consigned to work out of the detachment stationed in BAGHDAD, IRAQ. I traveled by military aircraft to the separate 27 Forward Operating Bases troubleshooting and repairing the Rapiscan Secure 1000 ©, Backscatter X-Ray system for personnel X-Ray. I provided any and all maintenance actions for systems, including electrical component removal and replacement, and fault isolation through troubleshooting, utilized electrical schematics for problem solving. Also maintained a 100% unit operational readiness status for the entire tour, as well as conducted all vehicle repairs, from changing tires through diesel engine maintenance, conducted all preventative checks on entire electrical, mechanical and diesels systems and subsystems, conducted in a formal arena, all classroom lectures and training regarding safety and the use and deployment of systems under wartime conditions and Middle Eastern environments. This included written testing, on the job training and the mentoring of operators. Provided site usage and security assessments for troops, operators and the military chain of command up to the Lt. General Officer rank. I traveled throughout the Eastern sector of the country as a continuous on-call maintenance responder via helicopter and SUV, Maintained continuous service, support and liaison with operating agencies to ensure 100% equipment operational dependability, Conducted and assisted operators with the detection of actual IEDs and weapons violations. Teamed with EOD and dog handler teams alongside our systems, developed and conducted preventative maintenance programs for vehicles. These were utilized by other technicians within the country, performed troubleshooting and system computer upgrades and changes employing a Windows operating system interface.

Engineering Services Group-ARINC     Huntsville, Alabama (Redstone Arsenal)                         May 2005- September 2005 Avionics Electrician                   ($19.50 per hour)                                Contract ended, Work completed, tested and released

I was subcontracted through ESG to ARINC of St. Louis Missouri and the Prototype Integration Facility, Redstone Army Arsenal, Huntsville, Alabama for the first installation of the Health Utility Management System (HUMS) ™ on the CH-47D Chinook. Provide status of systems of aircraft and equipment to the Site Maintenance Manager as required. Ensure personnel perform inspections as required in the performance of their duties. Remove, repair, modify, service and install avionics components, including but not limited to airborne equipment systems related devices such as electronic transmitting and receiving equipment Assemble, route wiring, solder, connect and inter-wire electronic components. Perform maintenance alignment and functional tests of avionics systems using test equipment. Work with avionics and electrical engineering drawings, blueprints, engineering modification plans, technical orders, military and commercial maintenance manuals, military / FAA regulated specifications. Maintain and troubleshoot ISR Avionics systems. Provide necessary inputs in planning for projects based off avionics systems background knowledge and expertise. Support all company policies and safety programs to include AS9100, ISO 9001, OSHA and EPA guidelines. The team worked directly with representatives from B. F. Goodrich the designers of the HUMS to correct mechanical drawings, generate installation procedures, and then install and test/ troubleshoot the system prior to installation on all Army airframes.

U. S. Army 8th Battalion 101st Aviation 101st Airborne Division                                      January 2001- May 2005
Ft. Campbell, Kentucky (Hopkinsville, Kentucky)                      (20 yrs of federal military service) – Final Duty Assignment                Avionics Tech / Supervisor (SFC/ E-7 final pay rate)Avionics Communication System Repairer/  Quality /Technical Inspector                                                                                  I served as the Section leader for avionics communication/ navigation repair section, in Iraq and other situations performing electrical and electronic print reading, avionics maintenance, basic troubleshooting to the component level, quality,maintenance management, records and information management, accountable for electronic maintenance and avionics technology on military rotary aircraft. Sergeant first class generally has 15 to 18 years or more of military experience and is rightfully expected to bring that experience to bear in quick with accurate decisions that are in the best interest of the mission and the soldier. As a sergeant I felt like a more experienced leader of soldiers. If NCOs are "the backbone" of the Army, then being a Sergeant First Class is the elements of which backbones are made. I was in control for $805,000.00 worth of diagnostic test equipment during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Provide Comfort, Desert Shield, and Desert Storm which at no time incurred a loss of accountability. I also served as the Production Control representative for avionics repair section accountable for the technical training and workflow of 75 people, reporting on the status of repairs of avionics equipment in the AH-64 Apache, UH-60 Blackhawk, EH-60E Blackhawk, and CH-47 Chinook.           

                                                                                 Previous Duty Assignments:                                                                                                                                                               Karlsruhe, Germany / Mainz, Germany / Ft. Riley, Kansas / Ft. Dix, NY /Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii / Camp Humphreys, Korea/ OIF / Desert Storm / Desert Shield   



March 2010 – Present                                                                                                                                                                                  I am presently enrolled in my final year and attending ITT-Technical Institute in Torrance, California completing a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering Technology (ECET) with 4 months left until graduation with a present Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.79. I am a recent graduating student of the ITT-Tech. Associates of Science degree program in Computer and Electronic Engineering Technology (CEET) with a GPA of 3.75 graduating with honors on the 28th of June 2012.         

4 November 1996 - 27 February 1997
United States, Mid Pacific Command Training Group at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Miniature Electronic Repair-(A-l GO-0072) / Micro Electronic Repair - {A-l 00-0073}
This course, with its challenging hands on portion, taught students to properly set components in printed circuit cards, wire splice and terminal connecting devices, and repair solder runs in single and multi level boards. This class also familiarized students with the PACE 2000 electronic Repair Station, and were allowed to perform task including proper removal and installation of 1C chips and heat sensitive electronic components. Flex cable repair, transistor installation, and replacing excavated nonconductive materials on printed circuit cards were also stressed in this course.                           

14 August - 22 August 1996
Naval Aviation Engineering Service Barbers Point Naval Air Station, Hawaii
Basic Corrosion Control-(C-600-3180) / Avionics Corrosion Control-{C-l 00-4176)
This course set out information on the proper techniques of maintaining and preventing corrosion on avionics and aircraft equipment hi arctic, tropical, and desert environments                              

5 January - 23 February 1990
Primary Leadership Development Course at Baumholder, Federal Republic of Germany
Course strengthens and evaluates skills needed to become an effective leader, i.e. oral communication, knowledge of basic leadership concepts, cooperating to achieve given goals in small group work.                                                                                                                                            

20 October -12 December 1994
Basic Non-Commissioned Officers Course at Fort Rucker, Alabama
Course strengthens and evaluates skills needed to become a more effective leader, i.e. written and oral communication, knowledge of basic leadership concepts, evaluated physical condition, and confidence of cooperating to achieve given goals in small group work.

7 August - 21 August 1995
U. S, Army Safety Center -Fort Rucker, AL. Aviation Accident Prevention Course 95-06
This course is designed to accustom students/soldiers to identify potential problems in aviation maintenance, come up with plans, or a course of action, to correct these problems, and implement the required plans to insure the corrections are working.                                                                

1988 – 1989, Avionics Communication Equipment U. S. Army Signal School at Fort Gordon, Georgia
Army Course {102-35L10}
Identify series, parallel, and series/ parallel circuits, determine values of resistance, voltage, and current in the circuit; comprehend concepts of alternating current including frequency, phase, and reactance; explain concepts of series and parallel resonance and basic of transformer operation; explain the basic operation of semiconductors, junction divides and bipolar transistors and identify their use in rectifier circuit and voltage regulators; troubleshoot and explain the operation of basic transistor amplifier, power amplifier and operational amplifier; explain the operation of FETS, SCRS, and UJTS, and troubleshoot and explain the operation of sine-wave oscillators, multi-vibrator circuits, and Schmitt trigger circuits; comprehend single sideband communication techniques, including signal tracing and alignment of receiver and transmitter; explain principles of communication amplitude modulation techniques; trace signal path, troubleshoot, and align receivers and transmitters; convert between and perform arithmetic hi the decimal, binary, octal, and hexadecimal number system; analyze logic circuits, flip-flop circuits, registers, and counters; explain the theory and operation of microprocessors-based computers including the concept of bases, memory, control signals, and addressing; and solder de-solder wire to various types of electronic terminals. Includes electrical, electronic, and communications non-calculus-based theory; hands-on evaluation and maintenance procedures of very high frequency and ultra-high frequency communication equipment, standard lightweight avionics installations, and frequency modulated communication equipment.


Professional Memberships:

Alpha Beta Kappa – Honor Society   (Member since May 2012)                                                                                           Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA)    
Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)                                                                                                                       â•¬ Student Member: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)                                                                    


Security Clearance:

U. S. Army (SECRET) – inactive - Clearance Last updated / Verified 6 January 2004

  • ID#: 81288
  • Location: Inglewood, CA , 90301

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