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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