Tata - Test Automation - Cranston, Rhode Island, USA

Kenneth Tata

Cranston, Rhode Island, USA


Test Automation


Test Engineer - In-circuit test, manual test of modules and equipment. Power electronics. RF and Microwave test.

Work History

Account Sales Representative -


March 2004 - April 2013

Represent Hewlett Packard at computer stores. Build relationship with store management, train retail sales reps, demonstrate products, consult with customers to determine their needs, recommend best solution. Maintain demonstrator printers. Order and install merchandising materials and replacement parts.

Adjunct Instructor

Community College of Rhode Island

September 2002 - May 2004

Taught Basic AC Circuit Analysis and Introduction to Electronics, both with lab.
Devised classroom demonstrations. Wrote a pre-study booklet on basic technical math and measurements. Wrote and corrected examinations, assigned grades.

Outsource Electronics Manufacturing

Manufacture of electrical wiring harnesses. Ran wave solder and wire cutting machines.
Estimated costs for customer RFQ's. Construction and modification of customer harnesses.

Test Engineer

ON Semiconductor

Designed wafer probe and final test fixtures using OrCAD. Wrote and debugged
wafer probe and final test programs using Pascal for Teradyne A360 semiconductor test system.
Taught junior high school math class for Junior Achievement in company's outreach program.

Test Engineer

Copley Controls Corp

April 1992 - September 2000

Managed a UNIX based HP3070 in-circuit board tester. Procured, maintained,
modified, and debugged test fixtures and test programs. Analyzed statistical test failure data to improve PC board test coverage, reliability, and speed, reducing manufacturing defects. Reduced board test time 25%. Participated in product design review meetings as testability advocate. Wrote company's first Design for Testability standard. Trained and supervised operators. UNIX system
administration - updates, backups, troubleshooting, restoration. Company's products were high power amplifiers for hospital MRI equipment and industrial motor controls.

Test Engineer

National Semiconductor Corporation

Developed and laid out (using AutoCAD) a high speed pin driver to upgrade ATE.

Qualifications & Certifications

UNIX/C/C++ Certificate

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

C Programming Language

Hesser College


University of Southern Maine

Business courses

Northeastern University


University of Massachusetts

Community College of Rhode Island

Electrical Engineering

University of Rhode Island

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