DAVID R. GUNN
Engineer with high-tech engineering experience in making things (electronics, computers, mechanical, processes) work through redesign or debugging. Led teams that achieved high expectations for quality of service. Provided viable solutions to intricate and complex problems at many levels.
Experience with Labview, Logicworks, electronic design and debug, program debug, electronic lab tools (Oscope, logic analyzer, digital multimeter, waveform generators, misc hand tools), RoHS, Microsoft Office suite, Visio, SolidWorks, Cadence, Solaris, Veritas, C/C++/Java/Visual Basic, Access, Oracle, Orcad, Arena, OpenOffice suite, Concur, Prism, and shell scripting.
EMERSON NETWORK POWER (formerly MOTOROLA ECC), Tempe, AZ 2007 – 2009
Embedded Communications Computing Group
Product Engineer, introduce new products to manufacturing
Interfaced with the Cost Reduction Team to implement low cost product solutions for manufacturing reducing costs up to 50%
Created and managed Engineering Change Orders (ECO), processes, created new parts, and engineering documentation to ensure a smooth transition.
Traveled to factory to oversee product introduction
Reduced costs through removing unused parts from existing designs for profit margin improvement of up to 25%
Lowering costs by up to 50% using newer, less expensive parts for Bills of Materials (BOM)
KISMET ELECTRONICS, Chandler, AZ 2001-2007
Custom Electronic Solutions
Design Engineer / Owner
Design and build one-off widgets. Re-layout PCBs. General consumer product repair.
SUN MICROSYSTEMS, Phoenix, AZ 1999-2001
Computers, Enterprise servers, UNIX
Systems Service Engineer (SSE3) (Lead)
Increased new orders by more than $300M due to quick response to customer’s needs
Reduced space requirements by setting up terminal servers to connect administrators remotely to multiple
Improved System Service Processors (SSP) redundancy thereby reducing SSP count to 5 from 8 by
utilizing the fail-over and backup scheme in a new way
CENDANT, Phoenix, AZ 1998-1999
Hotel, auto rental, and travel franchiser umbrella company.
Systems Administrator, UNIX
Systems administration for the database servers which managed the reservation system and reservations
Provided 24 / 7 support
CHROMATIC RESEARCH, Sunnyvale, CA 1996-1997
Multimedia PCI board developer
Engineering Lab and Manufacturing Manager
Setup facility to test and burn-in 7000 boards in 6 weeks with $10K budget
SUN MICROSYSTEMS, Menlo Park, CA 1989-1996
Computers, Enterprise servers, UNIX
Lab / Engineering Services Manager
Built centralized rework lab for engineering reducing Ball Grid Array (BGA) rework time from two weeks
to two days
Reworked environmental chamber to support any size load for testing, this allowed engineering to start tests without waiting to fill the chamber. Resulting in shorter wait time for test results
Implemented cross training for technicians to allow for better support of all projects and improved morale in engineering labs
Encouraged technicians to improve communication with the engineers they supported resulting in a closer relationship with the engineers and improved morale in the engineering labs
Sr. Engineering Technician
Redesigned input gain circuit in video controller to use less expensive parts. Resulting in a lower cost to manufacture and a more reliable circuit with better gain control
Designed a module to allow two delay line modules to be fit into one socket allowing the half speed debug of the memory module for a prototype system. Which saved 6-8 weeks waiting for custom delay lines
Researched specifications and characterized signals for a redesigned clock driver, found the bias off and recommended an adjustment to fix the output voltages.
Located bug in I/O board allowing system debug to continue without delay also, keeping the engineer on task and not interrupting the design process
Implemented weekly meeting for engineers and technicians to schedule tasks for the week, this reduced the “Fire drills” to a scheduled time each week
Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Sun University – Management Program, UNIX Administration, and Computer Programming
US Navy, Aviation Anti-submarine Warfare Technician (AX3), Secret Clearance (inactive)