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Spring Valley, CA 91978
E-mail: kenhelmerjobs@cox.net


OPERATING SYSTEMS                                                     COMPUTERS

PC/MS-DOS to 6.2,                                                    IBM Family of Personal Computers.
Windows 3.1/95/98/NT/ME/XP/Vista/WIN 7              SPERRY UNIVAC 1110 Mainframe operations
BSD UNIX 5.1                                                            SPERRY UNIVAC 1180 Mainframe operations
RedHat Linux                                                               MODCOMP DATA GENERAL
MAXFOR                                                                   DEC VAX 11780/1170
CP/M                                                                          EAI 8800 Series Analog Computer
COMPUTER LANGUAGES                                   Apollo workstation
FORTRAN 4                                                              Intel IPSC 860 mainframe computer
C++ Silicon Graphics VGX workstation
UCSD Pascal
Assembly (808xx)

  • Engineering Team Support
  • People Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Taking Responsibility
  • Scheduling
  • Quality Control
  • Training
  • Record Maintenance
  • Inspection


CARDINAL HEALTH. - San Diego, CA                                        February 2008 – June 2008

(Adecco Temp Agency)

Electronic Technician, Repair Depot (CTS Division)                                                   

Supported SE I.V. Pump recall program with repairs and upgrades to I.V. Pumps in the Repair Depot.

CARDINAL HEALTH. - San Diego, CA                                        June 2007 –February  2008

(Adecco Temp Agency)

Field Service Engineer, (CTS Division)                                                                       

Supported SE I.V. Pump recall program with updating software. Traveled to sites and updated software with computer downloads or replacing EPROM’s.  Also calibrated the Medical I.V. Pumps. Generated reports of daily work and Trip Reports. Supervised personnel onsite to complete work. 

QUALCOMM INC. - San Diego, CA                                                   June 2006 –October  2006

Electronic Technician, (QCT Division)

(I.Q. Pipeline Temp Agency)                                                                                      

Supported Engineering in the testing of Engineering parts for new Cell Phone Chip Sets. Operated Automated Test Equipment, Chip Handlers and Vacuum Packing Equipment.


RADIO SHACK . – El Cajon, CA                                                        March 2006 –June  2006


Operated store and sold goods to customers. Operated Point Of Sale terminals, ordered items for sale. Maintained Security System. Counted Sales Drawer and Balanced same. Maintained Stock of Goods for Sale. Assisted Customers with making selections for purchase.

VIEJAS CASINO and TURF CLUB. - Alpine, CA                                                     2001 – 2006

Slot Technician                                                                                                           

Supported Slot Operations Department in the maintenance of Video Terminal and Slot Machines in a Casino/Gambling operation. Supported Installation, Testing and Debugging of Slot and Gaming Machines. Provided support for customer problems. Supported Department with 2nd Shift Parts Room Duties. Debugged and Install Fiber and Copper Networks to Equipment Rooms and Slot Machines.


QUALCOMM INC. - San Diego, CA                                                                          1995 – 2000

Electronic Technician, Senior (Globalstar+ Division)                                             1999 - 2000

Supported Test Engineering in the creation of the WaSP II High Data Rate Tester. Supported Testing and Debugging of SBS Legacy CCAs. Provided support for the testing of User Terminals. Provided support/Lead for Finished Goods Pack out.

Electronic Technician, Senior (Wireless Infrastructure Division)                            1998 - 1999

Provided engineering support to include QCT-8000 (CSS) and Qcell 619e (Tetra) projects as part of NPI Test Team.  Supported Test Engineering in the creation of the CSS CCC LoopBack Tester. Provided support for the initial Engineering Builds of the Qcell 619e Digits boards.

Electronic Technician, Sr. - Lead (Wireless Infrastructure Division)                         1998         

Third Shift Lead.  Trained Crewmembers in proper operation of Test Equipment. Assisted Crewmembers in Debugging procedures and techniques.

Electronic Technician, Senior (Wireless Infrastructure Division)                                 1995 - 1998

COMPUTER SCIENCES CORP. - San Diego, CA                                                1984 – 1993

Electronic Technician, Senior
Provided hardware, software build configurations and setup for MK50 Torpedo Software Development Project.


Attended Cuyamaca College , (Spring/Fall 2011) to update and refresh skills in, Win 7 Operating System, Web Site Designing and refreshing knowledge for NETWORK+ with CompTIA.

Transferred studies to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh 0n-line division to earn a B.S. in Web Development and Interactive Media. Anticipated finish date is early 2014.


Certificate of Achievement – A+ Professional IT Technician (COMP0018842353)      2009
Certificate of Achievement – Novell Certified Netware Engineer (CNE) – SBC Inc.,    1994
Associate of Science - Electronic Technology - Cuyamaca College, El Cajon, CA.         1986
Associate of Science - Computer Technology - Cuyamaca College, El Cajon, CA.         1984

Professional Overview:

An accomplished leading senior Electronics Technician with over 26 years experience in the electronic, telecommunications, computer development, Health Industries, and the Gaming/Gambling and Health industry.  Principal strengths include problem solving, troubleshooting, extensive knowledge in using state-of-the-art equipment and leading work teams.  Exceptional success in motivating and managing work teams and in task orientation skills with expertise.