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FRANK

ZENNER
15941 Durand Ave #81C
Union Grove, WI 53182
(262)878-4532
fajz13@yahoo.com

CAREER SUMMARY
Self motivated, detail oriented Research and Development Electronic Technician with 19 years
of experience in electronic, mechanical and electro-mechanical prototype building and test;
Management of an RD&E development lab. Skills: circuit board assembly and analyzing,
troubleshooting, diagnosing problems down to the component level, parts procurement, working
with engineers, running a tool room, soldering, device functional testing. Work great in teams
but also enjoy working alone on projects with little direction.

EXPERIENCE
SC JOHNSON & SONS, Racine, Wisconsin February 2007 - February 2010
R&D New Product Development Technician; Development Lab Manager
Full-time contracted through Adecco Technical employment agency (Milwaukee Wisconsin).
Support Research and Development Engineers by building, testing and troubleshooting circuit
boards for next generation of products. Responsibilities include:
5 Build prototype printed circuit boards using engineers schematics and BOMs.
6 Engage with product engineers on any unresolved issues with prototype board while testing
and troubleshooting circuitry
7 Perform circuit board modifications as required by engineer.
8 Implement any changes needed to be made to upgrade existing products to engineers latest
specs.
9 Responsible for keeping R & D lab orderly, safe and stocked with components.

EATON CORPORATION, Milwaukee, WI 2006 2007


R&D Engineering Technician
Full time contracted through Aerotech Technical employment agency (Milwaukee Wisconsin)
Program, test, troubleshoot and modification of boards as required on all R&D products in
Vehicle Controls Business Unit Dept.

COOPER POWER SYSTEMS INC., South Milwaukee, WI 1995 2006


Global leader in the manufacturing of electronic distribution switchgear used by power
companies worldwide.
R&D Sr. Electronic Technician
Support up to ten engineering staff by building prototype circuit boards from schematics and
BOMs for the next generation of products.
10 Performed product and sub-assembly testing and recording results as described and
requested by engineers.
11 Engaged with research and other engineering personnel to clarify or resolve problems,
troubleshoot circuitry and prepare design modifications as required
12 Built and tested samples for internal testing and engineer evaluations
13 Read and interpreted engineering documentation including basic schematics and block
diagrams.
14 Responsible for keeping inventory of two engineering labs up to date and stocked as well as
special orders placed by engineers.

CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY (Formerly Eder Industries), Oak Creek, WI 1990 1995


Manufacturer of printed circuit boards and assemblies
Electronic Technician
Test, troubleshoot and repaired new development printed circuit boards. Also responsible for
troubleshooting and repair of boards returned from field. Replaced all through-hole and surface
mount components found to be faulty during testing of in house circuit boards as well as all
returned boards

EDUCATION
Milwaukee Business Training Institute, Milwaukee, WI
Associates Degree Equivalent

VOLUNTEER/COMMUNITY ACTIVITY
Commissioner: Bristol Christian Mens Softball League, 2002 - Present
Manage an eight-team mens softball league in southeastern Wisconsin
President of School Board Union Grove Christian School