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Francis Kok

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER CONSULTANT, P.E.

Houston, TX

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To obtain a full time position in electrical engineering consulting for industrial and commercial constructions.

Work Experience

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER CONSULTANT, P.E.

Bovay Engineers
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Houston, TX
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December 2013 to Present

 Design Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems for commercial and industrial buildings. 
 Manage projects include schools, manufacturing facilities and shopping centers. 
 Review electrical drawings for bidding submission. 
 Evaluate electrical circuitry for potential and existing projects. 
 Respond RFI, customers' requests and questions regarding the project design. 
 On-site inspection to gather information for project kick-off. 
 Ensure that the projects are compliant with NFPA and NEC codes.

ELECTRICAL / ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING MANAGER

Danfoss Turbocor Compressor Inc
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March 2011 to November 2013

 Manage R&D projects and Manufacturing sustaining activities in regards to Electrical and Electronics Engineering. 
 Project manager for Power, DSP, Motor Control and Analog PCB circuit designs.  
 Leading product design and development cycle for innovative designs and test processes. 
 Participate with factories and Supply Chain to form multi-disciplinary teams for product and process designs. 
 DFMEA and FMEA creation and management to ensure EMS quality control. 
 Responsible for multiple aspects of RF engineering support, RF troubleshooting and optimization, interference analysis, hardware and software defects, and general RF troubleshooting.  
 Extensive use of RF test equipment such as signal generator, spectrum analyzer, vector network analyzer, pulse generator and power meter. 
 Work with electrical and mechanical contractors to complete building and construction tasks with government permits. 
 Provide support and guidance in the research of customer insight and gaps. Help lead the development of new innovative solutions to address the gaps. 
 Assist accounting to prepare P&L statements, monthly, quarterly and yearly financial reports. 
 Define and develop efficient processes, supporting metrics, functional assessment check lists and tools. 
 Established company and departmental Standards and Procedures to ensure ISO9001 compliancy. 
 Leader of Lean Enterprise and Six Sigma methodology and implementation. 
 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and MRP systems trained using Kanban and JIT. 
 Report departmental KPI and Performance to Senior Management team members in a regular basis. 
 Sponsor and Champion of 8D/4Steps Root Cause Analysis for Electrical, Mechanical and Software related issues. 
 Supervise team members including but not limited to coaching, performance review, interview and set goals. 
 Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management. 
 Communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion. 
 Participate in company management trainings and utilize the knowledge to ensure subordinates coordination.  
 Identify weakness of team members and strengthen them by providing technical and emotional supports. 
 Present company and departmental goals to internal and external group members. 
 Organizing team members in Matrix Management to ensure smooth tasks assignments and reduced conflicts. 
 Core member in hiring and staffing new employees into the organization.

PROJECT MANAGER for Electrical / Mechanical Engineering

Advanced Innovations Inc
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March 2009 to February 2011

 Manage EMS projects value ranging from $10 to $30 million in electronic contract manufacturing products. 
 Establish annual sales and growth goals to develop targeted opportunities with prospective and future clients. 
 Prepare Tactical Action and business plans with operational inputs and subject matter experts. 
 Search for qualified electrical and mechanical contractors through competitive contracts biddings. 
 Supporting all phases of RF or Microwave system and subsystem hardware development activities, including upfront analysis, prototyping, end item development and evaluation in both laboratory and field test environments.  
 Radar and communication system concept development and definition.  
 Develops RF device test software and hardware to support systems integration and automated test equipment (ATE) design and implementation. 
 Supervise and manage a team of 30 to 40 engineers, including international employees in China and Mexico. 
 Lead Quotation, NPI, Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing and Operations. 
 Coordinate manufacturing operations in compliance with company policies, procedures, ethical and legal requirements. 
 Managing function of new product introduction, cost reduction, pre-production, planning, ISO compliance, quality assurance and capacity maintenance. 
 Participate in implementing ISO 13485 and GMP standards. 
 Interact and participate with U.S. and International Regulatory Affairs. 
 Increase company quarterly revenue by 18% sales. 
 Development of concepts in cooperation with Product Management and R&D. 
 Track project milestones and deliverables.

ENGINEERING PROJECT ENGINEER / SUPERVISOR

Emergency One
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August 2004 to January 2009

 Responsible for R&D and Electrical engineering tasks and projects related to Automation, Electronics, FPGA, PLC, Embedded systems, Hydraulics, Instrumentations and Motor Controls, Multiplexing, and Simulation systems.  
 Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle. 
 Design, optimize, analyze and improve the performance of wireless systems utilizing RF propagation principles, cellular theory, RF engineering tools, Antenna theory and Transmission Line theory. 
 Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management. 
 Working with Sales and Marketing to define product enhancement and customer requirements. 
 Independently manage cross-functional project groups from concept to product and management. 
 Responsible for reducing production costs by effective PCB circuit designing and careful selection of designed materials and vendors. Reviews the scope of work, specifications, man-hour estimates, material take-off and schedules on each project. 
 Conducts design reviews of project documentation and provides adequate supervision to ensure that work is completed on time and within budget.

ELECTRICAL PROJECT ENGINEER

National Emergency Vehicles
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May 2002 to June 2004

Managed ambulance manufacturing processes and operations to ensure quality control of Electrical related products such as Electronic Monitoring System and Allen-Bradley PLC Control Systems. 
● Supervised 10 technicians and electricians. 
● Driving the marketing direction in a phase-gated product lifecycle process (PLC) for all new product developments. 
● Participate in the submission of 510(k) to FDA for ambulance medical devices. 
● Responsible for international projects that include Saudi Arabia, China and Puerto Rico. 
● Implemented Cadence and PSpice in simulating PCB circuit designs.

Teaching Assistant

University of Florida
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September 2000 to May 2002

September 2000 - May 2002) 
- Worked on the research using Infra Red laser beam as a blood heating source. 
- 32-bit Low Power SRAM VLSI design project (using Cadence, Spectre, DRC, LVS) 
- MOS projects on Gm-C filter and SC filter (using PSPICE, Schematic Capture and PCB Layout Design) 
- 3 semesters as a Teaching Assistant in 3000 level electric circuit and lab.

Senior design project

Michigan Technological University
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August 1997 to May 1999

- Senior design project on robotic sensor using Infra Red (IR) and Laser detection system.

Education

Master's of Sc in Electrical Engineering

University of Florida

September 2000 to March 2002

Bachelor of Sc in Electrical Engineering

Michigan Technological University -
Houghton, MI

September 1997 to March 1999

Skills

Program Management

Certifications

Florida Professional Engineer P.E.

Six Sigma Black Belt (ASQ)

Texas Professional Engineer P.E.

Additional Information

Manufacturing Leadership:  
Strong management skills in all aspects of manufacturing operations. Effective communication and analytical skills in leading and directing production and manufacturing. 
 
Organization Improvement:  
Enhanced company process flow through implementation of Lean and Six Sigma thinking and concepts, including SWOT analysis. Detail-oriented and adept at instituting cost-saving measures that improve efficiency and growth. 
 
Engineering Management:  
Dynamic, hands-on leader possessing a proven track record of leading large, highly skilled teams to deliver profitable, tangible results. Excels at forging solid customer and business relationships. 
 
Inspiration and Goals:  
Builds and maintains relationships that motivate, guide and reinforce the performance of others toward goal accomplishments. 
 
Key Achievements: 
 Designed Electrical system for Industrial and Commercial Building based on NEC and NFPA. 
 
 Project Management for MEP consulting. 
 
 Improved product reliability by 20% through complete co-ordination among cross-functional groups. 
 
 Effective microcontroller system design to implement Sensors detections and Motor controls. 
 
 Leading new product developments from concept to commercialization.  
 
Professional Projects completed: 
 
Girls & Boys Academy, Houston, TX.  
Designed electrical system to provide 1-phase and 3-phase power to the school. Also responsible to calculate load distribution and short circuit analysis. 
 
Southmayed Elementary School, Houston, TX 
Performed audits to the school to prepare for MEP drawings. Obtained quotes from suppliers regarding parts and installation labor. 
 
Wise Learning Center 
Site visit to record existing MEP conditions then revised an engineering plan to remodel the shopping center into a learning center. Swimming pool was to be added. Classrooms and administrative office were also being added. 
 
Electrical Lab power distribution system 
The lab was setup to have both AC and DC output. DC voltage range was between 1Vdc and 1000Vdc. AC voltage range was between 110Vac to 1kVac. Cables, connectors and electric outlets were carefully selected. Cable routing and grounding were properly design to meet NEC, IEEE and OSHA standards. 
 
Automotive Manufacturing Plant Power distribution system 
The plant implements 110Vac and 220Vac, 1-phase and 3-phase for vehicle assembly manufacturing. Material selection and wire routing have been carefully planned for safety manufacturing. Breaker box center was designed to properly distribute and regulate the electric current based on loads usage of the production cells. 
 
Power Generator to drive HVAC compressor for commercial building 
Electric power generator was setup to provide energy to drive Danfoss motor control and Turbocor compressor. The design purpose was to cool down the commercial building using the least amount of energy.  
 
3G Third Generation Danfoss Turbocor Compressor 
This is a new technology that implements BGA-type DSP microprocessor and Power Electronics to levitate and rotate compressor shaft to higher speed and torque. The system utilizes current and position sensors to control the shaft motion. Circuit designs incorporated IGBT, PWM and variable frequency converters to regulate the bearing and motor control of the air compressor. Multiple higher voltage inputs ranging from 110 to 500 VAC are designed for worldwide selection. The compressors are designed for horse power from 50hp to 100hp. 
 
Chassis Electrical Power Distribution 
Power electronics distribution control system that provided 14VDC vehicle batteries power throughout the entire vehicle. This includes power to turn on vehicle lighting systems, electronic control modules, AC/DC and DC/DC converters, door ajar sensors, jump-start studs and Cab electrical switches. All systems were designed to be NFPA, NEC and SAE compliant.  
 
Computer literacies  
Operating systems: Windows, DOS and UNIX.  
VC++, C++ in UNIX, Visual Basic, HTML, PHP, MySQL, VHDL, Verilog, 
MS Projects, AutoCad, Pro-E, SolidWorks, Baan, SmarTeam, MS Word/Access/Excel/PowerPoint,  
Altium, ORCAD, PSPICE, MATLAB, Eagle, Cadence, Spectre, Labview, 
Minitab statistical software.