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Roger Capwell

ELECTRONICS FLIGHT SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN - Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co

Palmdale, CA

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Work Experience

ELECTRONIC FLIGHT SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co
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Palmdale, CA
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October 2012 to Present

Advanced Development Programs (Skunkworks®). * DOD TS Security Clearance.

TECHNICIAN 4

Teledyne Microwave
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Mountain View, CA
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May 2011 to September 2012

Tuned and aligned MIC modules and microwave radio transceiver "front-end" subsystems used in military fixed land, mobile, and airborne network communications systems (Battlespace voice/data applications). Use of standard RF test equipment. Trained junior technicians. Interfaced with engineering, assembly, environmental lab, and quality assurance departments. *DOD Secret Security Clearance.

SENIOR TECHNICIAN SPECIALIST

Rockwell Collins
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San Jose, CA
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March 2003 to November 2009

The job involved testing and repairing Multifunction Color Display (MFD) Systems used in the cockpits of the F15-Eagle, F18-Night Attack, & F22-Raptor aircraft. Tested and evaluated display systems in accordance with Manufacturing & Final Acceptance Test procedures. RF, Digital, and Analog electronics - surface mount components. Served as Lead Technician in Production Test.

PILOT PRODUCTION /ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

P-Com, Incorporated
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Campbell, CA
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October 1995 to July 2001

Tested, troubleshot & repaired Digital Microwave Radio Systems used in point-to-point & point-to-multipoint radio communications systems (5 to 38 GHz): T1 & T3. ODU/IDU components consisted of: TX/RX Up/Down Converters, Amplifiers, Filters, Frequency Multipliers, Isolators, Diplexer, I.F. Processor, RF Modem, Digital processing and controls, Alarm circuits, Waveguide assemblies and Parabolic antennas. Troubleshot & repaired customer returns (RMAs) down to the box, board, and individual discrete component level. RF, Digital, and Analog electronics - surface mount components. Some international company travel - marketing technical support and customer service engineering. Served as Production Supervisor.

RF TEST TECHNICIAN

Spectrian Inc
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Sunnyvale, CA
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February 1993 to October 1995

The position involved tuning & aligning RF Power Amplifiers, 50W, used in the cellular communications service. Tuned and measured VSWR, Gain, Power, Harmonics, etc. Also included troubleshooting & repairing RMAs (customer returned units). Investigated customer complaints and root cause of product failures, and implemented corrective actions. Recorded all test results - filled out the data sheets - wrote the technical reports and provided feedback to the engineers as required. Served as Test Section Supervisor.

SENIOR ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN

ArgoSystems
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Sunnyvale, CA
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August 1986 to February 1992

Built, tested, troubleshot and repaired shipboard, submarine, and aircraft Microwave Radar Surveillance (ESM) systems used by the US Navy, and foreign allied governments (.5 - 18 GHz). Tuned, repaired, retrofitted and upgraded Radar Surveillance Systems returned from the field (Customer Field Returns). Trained military technicians - System Operator & Maintenance training. RF/Microwave electronics, Digital and Analog circuits. AC/DC electrical wiring, and electro-mechanical assembly. *DOD Secret Security Clearance.

Education

Diploma in Electronics Technology

Ohio Institute of Technology -
Columbus, OH

Diploma in Automatic Tracking Radar Repairman

US Air Force School of Applied Aerospace Sciences -
Biloxi, MS

A.S. in Real Estate

Mission College -
Santa Clara, CA

B.S. in Technical Management

DeVry University -
Fremont, CA

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Keller Graduate School of Management/ DeVry University

Skills

Scalar & Vector Network Analyzers, PNAs, Spectrum Analyzer, Noise Figure Analyzers, RF Signal Generators, RF Power Meters, Frequency Counters, Bit Error Rate Testers, Function Generators, Oscilloscopes, Digital Volt-Ohm-Amp Meters...

Additional Information

FEDERAL CERTIFICATES & LICENSES: 
 
• FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate, Single & Multiengine Land with Instrument Rating 
• FCC General Radiotelephone Operator’s License with Radar Endorsement 
• FCC Global Maritime Distress Safety Systems Radio Maintainer’s License 
• FCC Global Maritime Distress Safety Systems Radio Operator’s License 
• FCC Second Class Radiotelegraph Operator’s Certificate with Radar Endorsement 
• FCC Amateur Radio Extra Class License