Randy Swart

Randy S.

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High School, College
I have been working with electronics since I was 12 years old.
Have taken many college classes and taught as a mentor at the local college.
I have a electronics lab in my home and have designed my own circuits and etched my own boards.

I am also an Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator.

I believe that most people can be taught pretty much anything with a little patience and creative analogies.

Teaching and sharing my electronics and Amateur Radio knowledge has always been a passion of mine, I just have a great fear of teaching in front of a class.

I am also very versed in Information Technology and have several certifications.
( This was my second career)

About Randy S.

Retired USAF Technical Sergeant with career fields of Ground Radio Communications and Radio Relay Communications.
Amateur Radio Extra class radio operator.
Worked in audio / video repair.
Pre-Test, Final Test, and repair of B2, Boeing, Space Shuttle fuel gauging systems.
Electronics lab in my home where I design, repair and modify numerous various electronics projects. For example, modifying a server power supply for use with Amateur Radio two-way transceivers.

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Bob
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Very easy to work with. I would highly recommend.

Posted Dec 5, 2019
Michael
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Best instruction I've ever had helping me with my Electronics project.

Posted Dec 5, 2019
James
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Very helpful, knowledgeable, and always eager to help work out issues. A+!

Posted Dec 5, 2019

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Experience

Prototype Technician, Space Systems Technician, Group Leader
Sep 1983 - May 1993

B.F. GOODRICH AEROSPACE, Vergennes, Vermont

Quality Control Test Technician:  Performed final testing of fuel gauging indicators and signal conditioners in order to comply to IAW test procedure tolerances. Tests were witnessed by a Quality Control Technician and Customer Representative for Verification. Production Prototype Technician (1.5 yrs):  Responsible for the calibration, test, troubleshooting and analysis of new product designs.  Provided recommendations for design enhancements and procedural changes to engineering documents - requiring continual interaction with Engineering.  Product line included digital and analog indicators, signal conditioners and test sets used on both commercial and military aircraft.  Position required the ability to use various multimeters, digital oscilloscopes, logic analyzers and capacitance simulation test sets. Electronic Technician A / Group Leader (6.4 yrs):  Responsible for pre / final test of digital fuel gauging indicators and Fuel Management / Measurement System computers. ( FM/MS ) Temporarily assigned to the Automated Computer Test area. Both areas required an in-depth knowledge of digital and analog circuitry, analog to digital and digital to analog conversion techniques, MIL-STD 1553 and ARINC-429 data bus structures  and data formats. Troubleshooting required the use of digital storage oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and various multi-

Audio / Video Repair Technician
Sep 1980 - Jul 1983

Audio Genesis / Video Center, Glens Falls, NY

 Repaired various audio and video equipment utilized for home entertainment.

Electronic Technician
Aug 1979 - Sep 1980

ESPEY MANUFACTURING & ELECTRONICS CORPORATION

 Test and troubleshot various power supply systems

Ground Radio Equipment Repairman
Jun 1976 - Jul 1978

OKLAHOMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD, DOD, USAF, Oklahoma City, OK

 Installs, maintains, modifies, and operates satellite and wideband communications systems. Included are tropospheric scatter and line-of-sight radios, earth terminals, multiplex, and signaling and satellite transponders.  Ensures high quality circuits for long distance information relay. Employs communication line of sight, and tropospheric scatter techniques. Conducts tests to restore and maintain systems. Assesses systems and aligns and adjusts equipment for optimum system performance. Manages preventive maintenance.  Refers to circuit and cable diagrams to trace circuits. Evaluates equipment performance using test equipment. Operates, inspects, troubleshoots, adjusts, aligns, and cleans equipment and systems.  Knowledge is mandatory of: theory of electronics including tubes, transistors, micro-miniature components, solid state devices, fiber optics, parametric amplifiers, waveguide components, traveling wave tubes, klystrons, and low-noise amplifiers; principles of computers, and servo drive mechanisms; interpreting publications, blueprints, wiring and logic diagrams, and schematics; communications theory; principles of fixed and transportable wideband communications systems and equipment, and their operational procedures; data analysis procedures; test equipment and circuit analysis; principles of multiplexing, analog to digital conversion, and digital data transmission; networks associated with multichannel equipment; installing and testing practices.

Education

Electrical Engineering Technology
Jun 1978 - Aug 1982

Oscar Rose Jr College, Adirondack Community College

Languages

English only

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

NASA Soldering / Rework Certified
Jun 1988

B.F. GOODRICH AEROSPACE, Vergennes, Vermont

Local certification requirement

Awards

Air Force Commendation Medal – DOD / USAF
Mar 1998

Eastern Air Defense Sector

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