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JOSEPH G.

SHIDISKY 31 Angelica Street, Reading PA 19611 610-898-1677 (Home) 610-406-3296 (Cell) js5feb16@westpost.net

OBJECTIVE Seeking a position in the manufacturing or training sector that would fully util ize my skills in engineering project management, quality assurance and facilitie s maintenance. SUMMARY Extensive industrial experience as an engineering manager responsible for qualit y assurance, training of technical personnel and management of complex projects. Other experience with facility upgrades to manufacturing equipment and commerc ial maintenance of an educational facility. Industry experience complemented by teaching advanced secondary school courses in math and science. Comfortable wit h a wide variety of engineering disciplines including electrical, mechanical and environmental. Certified in Six Sigma Green Belt (Villanova University), Proje ct Management, AutoCAD 2009, and SolidWorks 2009 (Penn State). SUPPORTING SKILLS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS Training: * Conceived, planned and implemented comprehensive training programs for enginee rs and technicians that improved communications at all levels with government an d other vendors. * Developed curricula for AP Calculus and College Credit High School Physics tha t were approved by the College Board and Alvernia University, respectively: Tau ght courses to advanced High School Juniors and Seniors. * Developed Environmental Science course from scratch and taught course to High School Juniors and Seniors. Project Management: * Started Test Engineering Department from scratch, growing it to a complement o f 5 engineers and 12 technicians that provided automated test equipment for all phases of manufacturing assembly operations: Conceived and implemented training programs for all employees in the department. * Oversaw multi-million dollar project to consolidate four buildings plus a ware house into a single new facility offering significant cost savings: Completed p roject on-time and within budget. * Wrote complex government contract proposals resulting in $3 to $4 million of n ew work at an acceptance rate of 80%, including manufacture of a secure telephon e communications system. Also, served as the engineering collaborator on a mult i-discipline Proposal Writing Team that won several multi-million dollar governm ent contracts. Quality Assurance: * Researched and procured high volume self-diagnostic test equipment that enable d rapid and accurate testing of manufactured assemblies with the result that the rejection rate was significantly reduced. * Identified that failure of manufactured military communication system relays w as due to improperly specified parts by contracting U.S. Government Agency, whic h led to a renegotiation of the government contract and a $1.8 million settlemen t in the company's favor.

* Redesigned configuration of an electronic bomb fuse to enable 75% reliability rate compared to the previous reliability rate of 25%. Facilities: * Responsible for production upgrades in an extruded plastics manufacturing plan t that included conveyor systems, automated case packers, and plastic pellet rec ycling process lines. Upgraded automatic fire alarm system and wrote software pr ograms for electrical distribution and billing. * In charge of electrical rebuild of a plastics reprocessing facility after a ma jor fire (as a college co-op student). * Maintenance technician and supervisor at a high school for summer maintenance work, electrical and mechanical upgrades, renovations and preventive maintenance . EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE * Educator (Physics/Calculus/Environmental); Central Catholic High School; Readi ng, PA and Wilson High School; West Lawn, PA (1992 - Present) * Maintenance supervisor (summer); Central Catholic High School; Reading, PA (19 93 - Present) * Manager of Test Engineering; Symbol Technologies; Bohemia, NY (1988 - 1990) * Manager of Test Engineering and Test Engineer; ISC Defense Systems; Lancaster, PA (1984 - 1988) * Associate Field Engineer; Westinghouse ILSD; Hunt Valley, MD (1983 - 1984) * Plant Engineer - Intern; Exxon Chemical; MarLin, PA (1981) * Avionics Technician; U.S. Air Force; Honorable Discharge (1978), USAF Commenda tion Medal EDUCATION * Master of Education; Kutztown University; Kutztown, PA (1997), cognate in Biol ogy * Teaching Certification; Alvernia University; Reading, PA (1991), Physics * BS in Electrical Engineering Technology; Pennsylvania State University at Harr isburg, PA (1983) * AAS in Electrical Engineering Technology; Pennsylvania State University - Schu ylkill Campus (1981), President Sparks Award CERTIFICATIONS * Six Sigma Green Belt (Villanova University) * Project Management (Penn State), planning, scheduling, budgeting and risk mana gement * AutoCAD 2009 (Penn State) * SolidWorks 2009 (Penn State) OTHER Computer Skills: * Word Processing, including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project * 2D and 3D CAD