RESUME

James Edward David Cline

e-mail: jedcline@earthlink.net

website: http://home.earthlink.net/~jedcline/

Return to J E D Cline's Main Page

General Employed Experience and Skills



Relevant Work History


Research and Collections for Natural History Museum

Making thin sections of fossil coral; sorting bulk samples of seafloor small animals including especially isopoda and foraminifera, using thin section sawing, grinding, polishing equipment; microscope, digital camera, hand picking forceps.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Electronics-related updating of test procedures; preparation of ECNs; electronics test fixture assembly, checkout, and documentation preparation; test of pre-production SMD electronic circuit card assemblies.
Orbital Sciences Corp., Sensor Systems Div.
Company purchased by Hamilton Sundstrand div of UTC in 2001
2771 North Garey Ave.
Pomona, CA 91767
909-593-3581
1998-2001 Supv: John Hagey, Billy Lau, Mark McMillan

Test and repair of GEM-500 and GA-90 landfill gas analyzers. Routine service of gas analyzers for methane and carbon dioxide measurement.
CASC-Landtec
Via De Lata
Colton, CA
June 1997 to 1998; originally as a contract employee through Mini-Systems. Supv: Jerry Rutherford

Test and repair of 12-port ethernet hub logic boards on production test line. Troubleshooting to component level, mixed thru-hole and surface mount component pcba's. Assisted by computer-controlled test system. Layoff due to slow sales on Sept. 30, 1996.
Plexcom, Inc
2255 Agate Ct.
Simi Valley, CA 93065
805/522-3333
March 1996 to Sept. 30, 1996. Supv: Erma Munoz

Engineering-production interface, and production electronics test and repair of analog/ digital/RF circuitry. Also preparation of engineering change documentation using Ventura Publisher, and EEDesigner CAD to draw and modify schematics. Designed and built test fixturing including a multiple-frequency / amplitude autosequenced integral-cycle sinewave burst generator. Evaluated discrete components for production use. Developed and wrote some test procedures.
Vehicle Security Electronics, Inc.
21540-F Prairie St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311
818/700-7900
1986-95 Supv's: Ed Ordokhanian, Mike England, Lee Fleishman, Dale Curtis

Circuit design and development of analog and digital instrumentation and read/write/servo circuitry. Was formally promoted to Electronics Design/Development Engineer position after successfully serving in that capacity for 1.5 years. Also involved a total test system creation including computer-operated electronic instrumentation (with associated HPIB BASIC programming); designing and conducting experiments in read/write/servo circuitry, writing associated reports.
Shugart Corporation
Sunnyvale, CA
1981-84 Supv: Alastair Heaslett

Technology Development: Breadboarding, debugging, and performance characterization of experimental and prototype analog/digital electronic circuits.
Shugart Corporation
Sunnyvale, CA
1978-81 Supv's: Dr. Yoshi Narahara, Dr. Shrikant Desai

Building electronic test equipment; breadboarding, debugging, and performance characterization of experimental and prototype electronic analog/digital read/write circuits. Some electronic modification design work done, one resulting in a patent.
Pertec Computer Corp.
Chatsworth, CA
1973-78 Supv's: Avi Brand, Jim Sciezinski

Breadboarding, debugging, and space environment temperature performance characterization of experimental and prototype electronic circuits to be used in spacecraft; construction and test of slow-scan spacecraft camera final test equipment systems; assisting in characterization of flight camera tubes.
Job-shop contracting through VIP Engineering, and Ball Brothers
Research Corp., work performed at the
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA
1971-73 Supv: Don Montgomery (of JPL)

Breadboarding, debugging, and performance characterization of experimental and prototype analog electronic circuits.
Bissett-Berman Corp.
Culver City, CA
1969-71 Supv's: Jim Pinto, Dan Crawford, Doug Roberts

Breadboarding, debugging, and performance characterization of experimental and prototype analog electronic circuits.
Teledyne Control Systems Division
El Segundo, CA
1967-69 Supv: Tom Bidar

Construction and use of electro-optical instrumentation, analog data processing of analog instrumentation recordings, electronic design and construction using RTL ICs. Mostly classified work on ARPA projects. Also proposed, designed and built an experimental blind reading machine. Built some biomedical electronic instrumentation.
E. H. Plesset Associates/EGG
Santa Monica, CA
1965-67 Supv's: Dr. R. Blakney, Dr. W. Horning, N. Keefer

Certification, maintenance and modification of aviation communication and navigation ground station equipment. US Civil Service GS-5 to GS-9
FAA Western Region
El Segundo, CA
1959-65 Supv's: Jim Maddox, Fred Stuhff

Calibration and operation of FM/FM radio telemetry ground station equipment in support of rocket testing. Two six-month co-op work sessions in coordination with physics major studies at NMSU. US Civil Service position GS-1 to GS-3.
White Sands Missle Range
New Mexico
1955-57 Supv's: Jack Cates, Claude Hurd

Education and Training


Awards, Publications


Associations: The Planetary Society; International Society for Systems Sciences (Los Angeles Chapter.)


References available upon request.


For additional kinds of skills and accomplishments, see also my Non-Electronic Employment , Volunteer Work/Activities , and my Achievements in life.

Page created by James Edward David Cline, updated on 19980130