This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Equipped with a bachelor�s degree and five years of IT manufacturing experience, I am writing to pique your interest in my qualifications for contributing to the success of your company in a lead developer/architect/designer capacity. My expertise includes software development, implementation, and policy/procedure development, and I am well versed in cutting-edge information systems.
In previous positions, I supported General Motors in identifying the expectations of statistical processing systems and implementing them into corporate standards. In addition, I established and created systems software to allow the measurement of new products as well as products in all phases of production for Daimler Chrysler. Over the course of my career, I:
Assisted in the development of a specialized machine that measured high crawler tractor frames and decreased measurement times to one third of the original time, improving accuracy and repeatability. Supported the implementation of monitoring software for assembly operations at Buick City, establishing a consistent rating process for statistical processing systems and standardizing expectations. Prevented the closure of the Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine production by determining the cause of low horsepower and tracing the problem back to an unapproved engineering change. Implemented an Internet-compatible system for reviewing measured data and performing statistical process control.
Confident that I possess the necessary abilities and qualifications to become a valuable member of your organization, I will contact you soon to schedule a personal meeting arranged at your earliest convenience. Until we speak, thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to our conversation.
Bradley University, 15 credits toward1975-1977 Master of Science in Industrial Operations
Illinois State University1969-1975 Bachelor of Science, Physics
Certified Quality Engineer (America Society for Quality Control)1975-1984 Sun Certified Java Programmer2004
G-Tech Professional Staffing, Inc. Dearborn, MIJuly,1999-Nov.,2003
Systems Specialist, Assigned to DaimlerChrysler
To reduce turn around time in engineering efforts while improving quality, I:
�Architected changes to CMDANA system using logical data modeling, iteratieve system development, and XML develoment tools using RUP practices. �Designed, developed, and implemented 38 translator scripts in PERL to support import of measured data files to CMDANA database. �Worked with communication supplier to allow automated uploads of measured data using PERL scripts. �Defined, designed, coded, and implemented security considerations to allow management of specifications by engineering managers. �Modified existing CMDANA/WEB from Net.Database to Java base then to using Servlets (J2EE architecture). �Implemented ANT scripts to compile and deploy CMDANA/Web software. �Led team to a self-analysis for Capability Maturity Model certification. �Participated on corporate dimensional control steering committee. �Analyzed, designed, coded, tested, and implemented changes to CMDANA/Web. Based on J2EE/LDAP. �Used DELMIA, Catia V5 based digital programming/manufacturing tool.
EDS, Plano, TXMar.,1985-May,1999
Applied Specialist � Senior
TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENT: Varied, using PC�s, VAX, RSX-11, HP-1000, Mainframe running VSM, Visual Basic, CMM SEI Methodologies, YOURDON, Systems Life Cycle
To support engineering customer efforts (primarily GM), I:
�Technical leader for a team of 15 and a team of 200 �Assisted GM staff in adapting use of Unigraphics, allowing transfer of design files. �Developed, supported, and trained GM staff on Seer Net Essentials. �Using logical data modeling and iterative system development, analyzed, designed, developed, tested, and implemented a new SPC system, allowing flexible monitoring of production qualities and processes. Heavy use of SQL. �Supported closure of Lansing 3800 Engine plant � provided system support for new operations. �Led a team in defining and overseeing the construction of a corporate SPC system for GM. �Supported machine monitoring and diagnostics. �Analyzed, defined, and proposed a monitoring system for preventive maintenance. �Coded, implemented, and maintained a flexible programming system of coordinate measuring machines.
Caterpillar, Inc. Peoria, ILSep.,1973-Mar.,1985
Software Design Specialist
TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENT: PDP-8, PDP-11, RSX-11
To dramatically reduce set-up inspection time and improve quality, I:
�Defined, designed, coded, tested, and implemented software to allow coordinate measuring machines to use same programs. In doing so, I also rewrote the floating point package and added a 3-D vector package on top of it. �Helped develop the practice of using NC controls and assisted in developing the process to produce clutch plates. �Assisted in the development of NC tube bending methods. �Maintained, programmed, and distributed operating systems for other quality assurance groups.
I can be available immediately if the need arises.