Motivated and versatile technical and creative expert: solid foundation in the supervision and management of personnel and projects in demanding production oriented environments; proven technical capabilities in circuit analysis, fault diagnosis, subsystem interaction, quality control, repair, and operational testing of equipment; gifted with diverse skills and aptitude in curriculum development, creative design, and technical documentation.
Areas of Expertise
Curriculum Development: Sematech Performance Based Equipment Training (PBET) methodology · Robert Mager instructional development methodology · Kirkpatrick training evaluation methodology · data acquisition and compilation · learning objective development · objective effectiveness testing · objective testing methodology
Technical Training: Instructor notes and plan preparation · student/instructor interactions · classroom and equipment lab instruction etiquette · safety guidelines formulation and execution · customer/vender interactions and problem resolution · training credit tracking · manpower scheduling
Creative Consultation and Design: Graphite on Bristol still life and anatomical illustration · polymer clay sculpting · advertising and product display · technical drafting and layout · creative writing · company logo design · digital photography and photo manipulation · digital art rendering and composition · audio recording / editing · video recording / editing · desktop publishing and layout · podcasting · illustration
Technical Skills: High vacuum systems · high voltage systems · pneumatic systems · water-cooling systems · instrumentation and control systems · light link communication systems · power distribution and interlock systems · power supply and control system calibrations · electro-mechanical servo systems · mechanical and electro-mechanical setup and alignments · electrical systems · electronics theory · schematics navigation and use · diagnostics and troubleshooting · test equipment · ion implanter charged particle physics
Technical Documentation: Data acquisition and compilation · OSHA safety practices · theoretical and technical descriptions and composition · procedural investigation, performance, and documentation · engineering and field service practices and requirements · quality, content, and approval control · technician standards documentation and implementation · ISO Guideline development and implementation
Software Utilization: Microsoft Windows 98 through 7 · Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point, versions 95 through 2007 · Visio 5.0, Microsoft Visio 2002 and 2007 · Adobe FrameMaker 5.5, 6.0 and 7.0 · Adobe Acrobat 4.0 through X · Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7, 8, 10 and 11 · Adobe Photoshop CS4 · Adobe InDesign CS4 · Adobe Illustrator CS4 · Articulate Presenter ’09 · Articulate Quizmaker ’09 · Articulate Engage ’09
Work History and Experience
1985 to Present: Freelance (Graphic and Creative Design)
Creative Designer: Conceived and produced hundreds of creative design projects for over 25 years for profit and experience, including but not limited to: graphic design; illustration; product design and marketing packaging; creative writing; photography and photo manipulation; and professional logo design for startup and small businesses. Creative designer and primary contributor for http://ScottEPond.com and http://DarkerRealityStudios.com.
2000 to Present: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. (Technical Training)
Lead Curriculum Developer and Researcher: Administration of curriculum development duties; Renovated and established new curriculum quality standards and training methodologies; Developed new course material and recurrent revisions on an as-needed basis for all of the VSEA ion implanter courses; Coordinated with the engineering, marketing, and R&D groups on new product introductions; Provided initial pilot course training and instructor notes for the developed courses; Established instructional standards for new instructors.
Technical Writer: Guidance and direct input in the development of operational, maintenance, alignment, calibration, and diagnostic documentation for field service and customer equipment support manuals; Wrote, co-authored, or provided technical guidance on dozens of projects using FrameMaker.
Project Supervisor: Coordinated and supervised dozens of technical training projects, including, but not limited to: training Lock Out/Tag Out standards; new instructor qualification ISO guidelines; curriculum development and retention ISO guidelines; Train-the Trainer standards development; specialized operation, maintenance, and diagnostic course development; new hire orientation course; and hands-on training labs and modules.
Lead Ion Implanter Product Instructor: Trained hundreds of customer and in house operators, technicians, equipment engineers, process engineers, and supervisors in the theory, safety, operations, maintenance, and diagnostics of VIISta ion implanters and related courses.
1992 to 2000: United States Navy, Nuclear Propulsion Program (Electronics Technician)
Lead Reactor Technician: Coordinated and supervised all corrective and preventive maintenance on Reactor Instrumentation and Control equipment, during routine and casualty operations, as well as the management of 10 electronics technicians per shift in the safe operation of two nuclear reactor plants.
Divisional Supervisor: Organized the balanced distribution of personnel to 4 nuclear reactor work centers in a 55-person division and allocated the divisional personnel to a shift rotation of 5 shifts per day, consisting of 10 watches per shift during in port and rigorous at sea periods.
Quality Assurance Planner: Compiled, coordinated, and executed over 150 Quality Assurance Work Packages, resulting in the timely and safe completion of work, upgrades, and repairs crucial to the operation of two Nuclear Reactor Plants.
Reactor Controls Maintenance Technician: Recognized for superior diagnosis, isolation, and repair of malfunctions to electrical, electronic, electro-mechanical, and instrumentation and control circuits utilizing schematics, text, and appropriate test equipment.
Senior Reactor Operator: Senior Reactor Instrumentation and Control Watch, responsible for the safe operation of the Reactor Plant during routine, casualty, maintenance, and repair operations.
Reactor Controls Instructor: Trained hundreds of prospective nuclear plant operators in the theory, operation, casualty troubleshooting response, Instrumentation and Control, maintenance, and electrical safety associated with the power plant.
2009 to Present: College Education
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH [2009 – Present] …… (3.985 GPA, 102 credits earned )
Working toward a Dual Major Bachelor of the Arts in (1) Communication and (2) Graphic Design and Media Arts. Six (6) courses remain in the Communication and approximately 14 remain in the Graphic/Media Arts portions.
2000 to Present: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
VSEA Technical Training, Newburyport and Gloucester, NH [2000 – Present]
Semiconductor Ion Implanter training: first aid and CPR; operating system theory, layout, and operations; ion implant control, layout, physics, operational parameters, electronics, maintenance and operation; wafer handling control, layout, physics, operational parameters, electronics, maintenance and operation; and semiconductor process.
1992 to 2000: United States Navy, Nuclear Propulsion Program
Electronics Technician Maintenance School, Ballston Spa, NY  …… (3.31 GPA, ranked 2 of 8 )
Nuclear Propulsion Program advanced technician training school, providing the students with advanced technical skills in: schematic use and interpretation; equipment operational guidelines; test equipment use; and NASA certified soldering techniques.
Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston Spa, NY  …… (3.171 GPA, ranked 5 of 39 )
Expert Nuclear Propulsion Program training school, providing the students with advanced technical skills in: reactor plant electronics; electrical control systems; safeguards; mechanical systems; operations; and casualty response.
Nuclear Power School, Orlando, FL [1993 – 1994] …… (3.464 GPA, ranked 39 of 231 )
Advanced Nuclear Propulsion Program training school, providing the students with advanced technical knowledge in: algebra and calculus; physics; thermodynamics; reactor materials; and reactor principals.
Nuclear Field Electronic Technician “A” School, Orlando, FL  …… (3.379 GPA, ranked 3 of 14 )
Initial Nuclear Propulsion Program advanced training school, providing the students with basic technical skills in: basic and advanced electronics theory; digital electronics theory; communications theory; and radar equipment.
1987 to 1991: Secondary School
Athens Area High School, Athens, PA [1987 – 1991] …… (89.12% GPA, ranked 26 of 159 )