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System Engineer position at BNMC

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Resume for KURT BOURGEOIS

KURT BOURGEOIS                                                                                 20 Roosevelt Ave #14 Hudson NH 03051 [email protected]                                                                                                          Tel: (508) 202-8343

RF Specialist       Senior RF Technician        Microwave Repair Technician        Broadcast Repair Technician

Analog and Digital Production Technician                   Engineering Technician                    IPC610A certified

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: Extensive experience as an Electronics Technician in the field of RF and Microwave electronics, primarily within the DC - 40GHz frequency range. Skilled in a wide range of test and troubleshooting scenarios, from Component  through System levels. Familiar with a wide array of varied manufacturer's equipment used in Microwave test and troubleshooting: Oscilloscopes (Digital and Analog), Multimeters, Signal Generators, Vector Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers, RF Power Meters, LCR Bridges. Programmed computer driven automatic test equipment setup and operation, both PC and UNIX based. IPC610 certified soldering techniques, both through hole and Surface Mount.  Working from Schematics, Wiring Diagrams, Visual Drawings, Test Procedures, and Engineering  Change Orders (ECOs). Interfaced with Engineering to initiate changes based on production needs.

 EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

2012 – 2014: Hittite: RF Specialist: Complete programming, set up and calibration of ATE stands for P1dB, Ip3, S Parameters, Threshold, Switching Speed and Noise Figure on MMIC parts in an Engineering lab. Evaluation board populate and debug, die probing, ESD die zap testing, creating pivot tables in excel, analyzing Engineering and validation data with no supervision.

2011-2012: Mercury Computers: RF test and repair tech. Test, tune, and repair (to component level) on navy SATCOM RX in the 20+ GHz range, REF and RX LO inputs. Measurements taken, spurs,  gain flatness,   IF output, temp cycling, spurious harmonics, current  and more.

2011: M/A COM: Automatic and manual testing of MMIC ic's up to the 40GHz range, direct IQ modulators, switches, receivers, amps, repairing fixtures.

2008-2010: - DTC division of COBHAM: Designated repair to component level on internet controlled video (MBOX4), (body wear AV), and stationary wireless RF-microwave audio, video and data transmission and reception in the L, S and C band frequency range with power levels from 100 mW through 5W (20dbm through 37+dBm). Both analog and digital (palladium2 TX and RX) modulation in various bandwidths narrow and DVBT with 8, 10, or 16 channels and 2 audio channels. Unlimited versatility through control software for customers in military , DOJ, FBI and homeland security.

 2007-2008: - MRC: Test, troubleshoot and repair TV broadcast transmitters and receivers to component level in the 2, 7, 12, 18 and 23GHz frequency range with power levels from +18 to +33 dBm. Module testing of RF power amps, multipliers, IF filters, IF limiter amps, YIG oscillators and power supply's. Testing  of complete systems TX to RX analog and digital modems, VRMs 16 and 64 QAM, 19.39 Mbs high definition video. Generation of documents and procedures in word. Interfacing with customers concerning their repairs.

 2006-2007: - Acoustic Technology Inc. Test, troubleshoot and repair to  component level on 1600 and 3200 Watt class D audio amplifiers for wireless early warning systems on military bases and civilian applications. On site field service up-star  and troubleshooting when necessary. Fixture design, radio programming, customer support, complete in-house full power testing. Software and firmware programming, IC programming. Field service start-up and troubleshooting on complete systems.

 2004 -  2005: - Teradyne Corp.: Test, troubleshoot, and repair to component level microwave modules needed to form the high level assemblies used in the FLEX, CATALYST and LEGACY test systems. Responsible for repair and rework of all modules in the High Volume Test Dept. Frequencies ranging in the DC - 8GHz range (modulated or CW.) Worked closely with Design Engineering to debug new products, test software, and assorted bench issues.

 2003 - TDI Inc.: Test, troubleshoot and repair to component level on all of EMC Corp switching power supplies (56V, 12V and 5V) and the SYM 6 battery charging circuit for 48 VDC 4 battery back-up system. Failure analysis on customer returns. Worked closely with Engineering Dept to debug new products and generate procedures. All work performed with a minimum of supervision.

 2002 - Northstar Corp: Test, troubleshoot and repair to component level on color and monochrome mobile Global Positioning satellite tracking system for marine and aviation purposes. Performed component level repair and rework such as multipin IC desoldering, repopulation, reprogramming and retest. Hired specifically to troubleshoot and repair 952 units returned from previous vendor. Personally repaired  50% of said units in a four-month period.

 2001 - Bose Corp: Test, troubleshoot and repair to component level with no supervision all 45 products on the Bose label line, (audio and RF circuit boards.) Trouble shooting  test  equipment in the production area, along with other fixtures on that line. Direct interfacing  with quality control to insure vendor consistency on parts.

EDUCATION:                                                  

Four-year technical school education majoring in Communications Electronics, encompassing: Electronics; Basic through Advanced Theory. Operational Amplifiers, Phase Locked Loop oscillators, Digital/Analog and Analog/Digital Conversion, Comparators, Mixers, Modulation Schemes, Transmission Lines, Impedance Matching, Antennas and Antenna design. Microwave Oscillators, Gunn Diodes, Waveguide, Microwave Detectors, Inter-Digital filters,  Multipliers, Digitally Controlled Power Amps.

Certified Radio and TV repair: Minuteman Vocational Technical  Lexington  MA         

 Circuit  analysis : Middlesex Community College, Lowell Ma,  GPA: 3.75