Ron S

Highly Adaptive and Innovative Field Engineer


Engineering Technician


Charlotte, NC

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Strong work ethic highly concerned with customer relations. Proven strategies in meeting and exceeding deadlines through hard work and determination.


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Self Employed (Confidential) 8/2004 - 5/2007



USAF Flight Simulation 1981 Trade School Degree



ADDRESS 736-A North Wendover Road Charlotte, NC 28211 Phone 253-426-9590 mobile 704-941-1906 e-mail Ronald L. St. John Objective Qualifications To provide useful and beneficial experience to a well known and established technological company. Strong and proven background will prove to be an asset to ANY organization. • Over 25 years experience in Flight Simulation and Training systems. Extensive experience in installation, operation, and maintenance of complex systems and their related subsystems. • A well rounded background in digital and analog circuitry, schematics and a wide range of test equipment. Also knowledgeable and experienced in building a site from the ground up. • Component level troubleshooting and repair. Instrumental in many relocations and installations of both fixed and rotary wing Flight Simulation Systems. • Ability to provide in-depth training to others after modifications and installs are accomplished. Work History Work History (Continued) 2005 – Present Independent Contractor Test Director, LSMP Project Provided test direction, maintenance, and support of the LSMP Re-hosting Modification on the UH-60 Blackhawk at Fort Lewis and Fort Hood. Instrumental in keeping Hardware Discrepancies found by PEOSTRI to Zero at both sites. 2001 - 2004 L-3 Communications Field Engineer II, Giebelstadt, Germany Provided maintenance and support of the AVCATT Trainer System. Instrumental in the upkeep and mobilization of the system to various sites in Germany. Prior to the AVCATT being shipped overseas, spent a year and a half in Arlington, TX for in-house training on the networking hardware and software necessary (including PCIG Visual Systems) to keep the AVCATT in peak training order. Traveled to Grafenwφhr, where the AVCATT hooked into both the Mobile and Stationary CCTT Bradley Tank Simulators. 2000 - 2001 L-3 Communications Field Engineer III, Illesheim, Germany Provided maintenance and support of the AH-64 "Apache" Combat Mission Simulator and the UH-60 "Blackhawk" Simulated Flight Training System. Became proficient in utilizing the MAXIMO logistics system required by STRICOM to its fullest capability. 1998 - 2000 Raytheon/L-3 Communications Site Manager, NAS Oceana, Virginia Assisted in the installation of two 2E7 F/A-18C Weapons Tactics Trainers, two 2F132 F/A-18C Operational Flight Trainers, one 15C9 F/A-18C Part Task Trainer, one 2F132 F/A-18C Tactical Operational Flight Trainer, four F/A-18C Simulated Aircraft Maintenance Trainers, and 10 Advanced Electronic Classroom stations. After installation, provided management and team leadership for the F-18 Training Complex at Oceana Naval Base. In addition to other responsibilities listed below, handled the day to day administration of 33 employees as well as interfacing with the Contracting Office Representative. 1994 - 1998 Hughes/Raytheon Site Supervisor, Konya, Turkey Headed the installation of an F-4E Weapons System Trainer in Konya, Turkey. Responsibilities included coordinating an extensive on-site maintenance facility, setting up and maintaining a large spare parts and supply system, maintaining the site's technical library, as well as coordinating the day to day operations in an overseas environment. Also, instrumental in developing and implementing a comprehensive training syllabus for the Turkish Government. Instructed a two year course to teach a Turkish company on the theory of operation of the system as well as the proper maintenance techniques required to keep the F-4E Weapons System Trainer in excellent condition. In depth knowledge in the following systems: • SEL 32/27 Computers • Vital IV Visual System • SAIC Real Time I/O implementing a VME bus • Singer Link Analog Radar Landmass • Sanders Graphics 7 IOS Display System 1991 - 1994 Singer Link/Hughes Site Supervisor, Holloman AFB, NM Headed the installation of an F-4E Weapons System Trainer. Responsibilities included setting up and maintaining a large depot level spares area, supervising maintenance operations with a support staff of 10 personnel, coordinate and provide logistic support for the trainer, as well as overseeing the site's everyday activity. 1988 - 1991 Singer Link Site Supervisor, Bergstrom AFB, TX Learned the skills necessary to both maintain the RF-4C simulator as well as effectively manage personnel. Learned the procedures for properly running a site. 1985 - 1988 Singer Link Technician, Seymour Johnson, NC Provided technical support and was instrumental in maintaining the F-4E Weapons System Trainer. Duties included software configuration management as well as preventive and corrective maintenance down to component level. 1981 - 1985 U.S. Air Force Dig /Tac Training Devices Specialist, Spangdahlem, Germany During my Air Force career, helped to install and maintain various aircraft simulators, to include: • F-15A/B Tactical Simulator with 6 point degree of freedom motion system • Harris 64 Computer • A-7 Tactical Bombing Simulator • F-4E and F-4G Wild Weasel Weapons System Trainers • GP-4B Computers • SEL 32/67 Computers Graduated Technical School in the top 5 percent of the class. Honorably discharged from the Air Force in 1985 with a line number for Staff Sergeant (E5). Education 1981 USAF Digital Navigational Tactics Flight Simulation Specialist 1982 GP-4B Formal Training and Linkage I/O Formal Training 1983 Air Force NCO Officer Training Course 1999 Currently enrolled with American Computer Scientist for a Masters Degree specializing in C++. 2002 In-House Training with L-3 Communications in Linux Operating System and SAMBA Networking of Linux to Windows Operating Systems References Michael Jensen L-3 Comm 011-49-175-1934433 Jay Bell L-3 Comm (817) 619-4635

Companies I like:

Hughes, Lockeed Martin, ANY electronics oriented industry.


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Presently self-employed consultant for all areas of military and civilian Flight Simulation.