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Test Engineer

Charles Justin Board

2015 Espinosa Drive
Carrollton, Texas 75010
Cell: 817.793.1937

 Executive Summary:

Product Services Test Engineer with extensive experience in the electronics industry with expertise in systems test design and support.  Background includes experience with large scale functional, in-circuit, and rack-and-stack test systems as well as component level troubleshooting.  Proven project leadership in product test optimization, with on-time delivery of solutions that produced substantial cost savings.  Experience with MYSQL, Oracle, Visual Basic, PHP, SQL, ASP, and various scripting languages.

         In-Circuit and Functional Test Design

         Process and Procedure Design

         Agilent / Rohde Schwarz Instrumentation

         Project Management

         Cellular Phone Programming and Troubleshooting

         NFF Reduction


ANRITSU COMPANY- Richardson,Texas                           2011 - Present        Test & Measurement Equipment

Field Applications Engineer                                                                 2011-Present       

As a member of the WST (Wireless Support Team) responsibilities included solving Carrier testing issues related to Anritsu’s RF Cellular Analyzer, creating 3GPP compliant custom test sequences per customer requirements.

        Provide hardware and software support for RF Parametric testing at OEM and Carrier Repair Centers using RF Communication Analyzers and Base Station Signaling Simulators. 

        Maintain MT8820C Automation code base (National Instruments Teststand) and software documentation.

        Provide pre-sales technical customer application qualification for the Anritsu Sales Channels.

        Provide product demonstration for technical and non-technical customer base.

        Provide Post sales technical support and training of Wireless conformance and performance test and measurement products and system solutions.

        Technical product collateral development in terms of application notes, white papers, presentations, etc.

        Extensive experience in testing LTE, CDMA2000, GSM and WCDMA protocols for Verizon, T-Mobile, MetroPCS and US Cellular devices.

        Support Test UICC / SIM creation with Gemalto Card Admin software


NOKIA - Fort Worth, Texas                                                    1992 - 2010 Cellular Phone Manufacturing

Product Services Test Engineer                                                                2007 - 2010

Developed and deployed test station hardware and software used in the rework of cellular phones in a post manufacturing environment.

         Created various Windows automation software scripts to automate product testing, which significantly reduced human error and test time.

         Defined, created and validated cellular phone test; reworked procedures for use in production area by third-party logistics (3PL) personnel.

         Supported re-configuration of cellular product (IS-95 and GSM UMTS) with updated flash code and/or PRL, ERI, SIM Locks, etc., resulting in reduced scrap and fast rework turn times for cellular service providers.

         Calculated capacity and hourly rate of product rework area, then procured and installed necessary hardware and software to meet productivity requirements. 

         Troubleshot various test anomalies encountered once product rework processes began, which reduced false failures (NFF) and increased capacity.

         Assessed failed product and provided feedback through reports to R&D support personnel located at a remote location, reducing travel and product costs.

         Maintained calibration on various parametric test stations and equipment.  Worked with vendors to reduce costs and time associated with annual equipment calibration.


Operations Test Manager                                                                         1999 - 2007 Directed and coordinated engineering activities involved in the development, procurement, installation and calibration of instruments used in the production of cellular phones.

         Analyzed test data and prepared technical reports for use by engineering and management personnel.

         Utilized VSAs, Signal Generators, Power Meters and Radio Test Sets in automated product testing in high volume cellular phone manufacturing environment.

         Structured and maintained a test environment that encompassed all phases of cellular product alignment, testing and programming.  Utilized Cognex Machine Vision Systems and Staubli Robotics to ensure cost efficiencies and product quality.

         Successfully handled various capacity expansions, cost reduction activities, and quality improvement projects.

         Worked with external vendors to maintain test and measurement equipment calibration and traceability.  Implemented equipment calibration tracking process that ensured ISO compliance.

         Provided monthly reports and presentations detailing progress on test cycle time reduction, false failures (NFF) and other operational metrics.

Test Engineering Supervisor                                                            1996 - 1999

Test Engineer                                                                                       1994 - 1996

Test Engineering Technician                                                             1992 - 1994


Master of Science, Computer Information Management University of Phoenix - Dallas, Texas

Bachelor of Science, Information Technology University of Phoenix - Dallas, Texas

Junior level courses completed towards Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering University of Texas - Dallas, Texas

Associates of Applied Science, Electronics Engineering Technology

Mountain View College - Dallas, Texas

Additional Continuing Education classes completed throughout my career in electronics can be reviewed at my professional bio website (http://www.charlesjboard.net).

Professional Certifications:

  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator Windows 2003

  • FCC Extra Class License

  • FCC GROL License

  • CompTIA A+ Certification

  • CompTIA Server+ Certification

  • CompTIA Network+ Certification

  • CompTIA Security+ Certification

  • CompTIA Project+ Certification

Additional Training:

I have attended many Continuing Education classes throughout my career in electronics. I invite you to review the extensive listing at my website(http://Education.charlesjboard.net)


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