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Manufacturing Technician/Specialist

Date Posted:

May 24, 2005

Desired Field(s):

Engineering Production Research and Development Technical Support


Sanford, Florida, USA

Summary of Qualifications:

18 years in SMT, Wafer Fabrication, R&D, failure analysis, reliability testing, etc...

Time spent as SMT technician, Engieering Technician, Process Technician and Manufacturing Engineer.

Familiar with ACAD 2002 and CAM350

Experience in tooling design.

Refurbished SMT equipment and installation.

Operation and training of various equipment.

Writing procedures and various production reports.

Co-developed training curiculum for wafer fabrication process.

Certified IPC solder instructor

Complete Resume:

Todd Ferrell 9102 Cardinal Cove Circle Sanford, Fl. 32771 (407)323-9537 May 20, 2005 Dear Hiring Manager: As you will see from my resume, I have eighteen years experience in electronics manufacturing. Throughout the eighteen years I have helped companies develop manufacturing processes, train personnel and develop/introduce new products as well as save money by decreasing unit cost and increasing productivity. I have taken opportunities over the years to hone my skills in these areas and broaden my range of knowledge and experience by taking initiative to teach myself two forms of CAD software as well as learning to program several types of surface mount assembly equipment. I have also worked closely with vendors and customers to enhance my company?s abilities to meet customer needs while at the same time keeping down costs and striving for success and growth for the company. Other skills and accomplishments include but are certainly not limited to: * Saved company $50,000 in annual operating costs by designing PCB?s in-house. * Created an SMT assembly process for employer to move operation in-house. * Refurbished and installed SMT Placement machine. * PCB assembly and soldering. * Certified IPC Instructor. * Wrote numerous manufacturing procedures for ISO-9000 certification. * Reduced operating costs by reducing machine programming and cycle time. * Evaluated, negotiated and purchased manufacturing equipment. * Process development/enhancement. * Experience in SMT, Wafer fabrication and RF Module Development. * Created/modified manufacturing instructions and assembly drawings. * Basic knowledge of laminate substrate fabrication. I?m sure you?ll agree that my extensive background can be very beneficial to your company and I look forward to hearing from you soon so we can further discuss your company?s goals and projections to determine how my abilities and experience can best meet your needs. Thank you. Sincerely, Todd Ferrell Manufacturing Technician/Specialist TODD M. FERRELL 9102 Cardinal Cove Circle, Sanford, Fl. 32771 (407)323-9537 justtodd34@yahoo.com SUMMARY Over 12 years experience as Surface Mount Technology (SMT) process technician, including almost two years as a manufacturing engineer. Five years experience in semiconductor manufacturing and almost two years final product reliability and analysis. Experience in writing procedures for ISO-9000 certification. Written numerous training manuals and operating instructions. Trained numerous personnel in the operation, programming and maintenance of various SMT and wafer fabrication equipment. Experienced in mechanical tooling design as well as printed circuit board layout. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SAWTEK , INC., Apopka, Fl 2003-2005 Engineering Technician RF Module process development for wireless handset products. Skills ranging from SMT application, Dam-n-Fill applications, chip and wire applications, MSL testing, etc� * PCB assembly and soldering of RF modules and prototypes. * Process developemt for RF module assembly. * Failure analysis utilizing De-Cap etching system and MSL processing * Set up Prototype lab consisting of SMT and chip & wire applications * Worked with Design Engineering to determine manufacturability * Designed numerous tooling for process equipment. MOTOROLA, INC., Austin, TX 1997-2002 Process Technician Customer applications support for Final Manufacturing Technology Center. Skills ranging from SMT application, rework, process development, to printed circuit board design. * Reduced annual operating costs by $50K by designing printed circuit boards in-house. * Created numerous reference manuals which greatly improved employee skills and knowledge. * Developed training curriculum for semiconductor manufacturing. * Sustained various semiconductor manufacturing process machines. * Reduced costs by significantly reducing machine programming time from 10 hours to 1.5 hours resulting in savings of $200 per program ($4K savings). MARCO INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED, Austin, TX 1995-1997 Manufacturing Engineer Manufacturing support for 2 shifts specializing in SMT and through-hole processes for a contract board assembly house. * Developed and implemented manufacturing processes. * Created numerous process instructions and assembly drawings. * Enhanced all machine programs to run more efficiently, resulting in increased productivity and decreased cost per unit. * Completely refurbished and installed used SMT equipment saving over $25K * Programmed assembly equipment and trained operators. TODD M. FERRELL, (407) 323-9537, Page 2 1st TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, Austin, TX 1995-1995 SMT Supervisor Supervisor of SMT Production operators for a contract board shop and maker of memory modules. AMP PACKAGING SYSTEMS, Round Rock, TX 1992-1995 SMT Technician Created and implemented a new SMT assembly process in an existing contract board assembly shop and maker of Back Plane assemblies. RADIAN CORPORATION, Austin, TX 1991-1992 SMT Operator Responsible for programming and operation of SMT assembly equipment, hand soldering and PCB inspections. XETEL CORPORATION 1988-1991 SMT Programmer Responsible for programming and operation of Panasonic SMT equipment, operator training, creating program documentation and modifying assembly drawings. Professional Development: Panasonic Operator Training Panasonic Factory Automation Tyco IVC, QSPII Training Tyco Electronics Various Motorola Technical Training Certified IPC Solder Instructor Software Knowledge: ECAM II (CAD design) Microsoft Office XP Auto CAD LT 2000 EDUCATION Diploma, Westwood High School, Austin, TX 1984 Capital City Trade and Technical School, Austin, TX 1987 Emphasis In: Electro-Mechanical Design, CAD Design

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