Philip R. Spitalere RF/MW Engineer /Product Development

 

Philip R. Spitalere  

14 Dauntless Lane     ª     Plaistow, NH 03865    ª     (603) 425-9112    ª     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                                  

Professional Electrical Engineer

                                                                               Leadership ~ Competence ~ Results

 

Accomplished leader with over 19 years of extensive electrical engineering experience in the RF and Microwave industry.  Polished professional, skilled in improving operational efficiency and facilitating productivity.  A team player with the ability to motivate and mentor teams to success.  Effective communicator capable of succeeding in fast-paced environments with meticulous attention to detail.  Areas of Expertise include:

ü Production Management

ü Passive Microwave and RF Circuits

ü Coaxial Connector Design

ü Cable Assemblies

ü Parts Qualification

ü High-Volume Production

ü Quality Control Inspection

ü Electronic Device Testing

ü Solidworks, ACAD, Microsoft Office, Microwave Office

 

Professional Experience

Santron, Inc. · Ipswich, MA · 2010 – Present

SENIOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

Responsible for design and development of coaxial connectors and cable assemblies, as well as providing engineering and testing support to the manufacturing department.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Improved products and satisfied customer requirements through development and documentation of ECNs.
  • Leveraged knowledge and experience to streamline the cable assembly process.
  • Enhanced operational efficiency through comprehensive production department support in resolving workflow and assembly issues.
  • Designed, documented, and tested RF and Microwave connectors up to 40GHz.
  • Executed a comprehensive redesign of a family of 7/16 to N adapters to be matched for electrical length.
  • Facilitated employee growth and development through training and mentoring of assembly department personnel on proper techniques and workmanship standards.
  • Evaluated and dispositioned discrepant materials, serving as primary contact for the QC department.
  • Developed and delivered documented reviews of potential projects, including necessary recommendations.
  • Established and nurtured relationships with new and existing clients in collaboration with the sales team.

Putnam RF Components · Manchester, NH · 2007 - 2010

Production Manager and RF / Microwave Engineer

Responsible for the design and fabrication of passive, high-power RF and Microwave devices.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Ensured that program goals of a high volume production program were met through comprehensive assembly and test direction and support.
  • Facilitated the production of products through conceptualization and design of various fixtures and jigs.
  • Managed the qualification of parts to be used in a mission critical, DX rated military contract.
  • Designed, documented, assembled, and tested multiple passive microwave circuits.
  • Executed inspection of parts to IPC-A-610.

Filtronics Signal Solutions · Hudson, NH · 2006 - 2007

Product Line Manager and RF / Microwave Engineer

Responsible for development of new Components based on existing technology, and transitioning of Components from engineering prototypes to high-volume production levels.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Facilitated high-volume testing through procurement of automated test equipment and test accessories.
  • Established and nurtured contractor relationships to identify contract manufacturers to assemble Anti-IED products on the product line.
  • Streamlined the design for easier manufacturability and identification of alternative piece parts.
  • Designated as Product Line Manager of the Anti-IED product line.

Technical Research and Manufacturing, Inc. · Bedford, NH · 2000 - 2006

RF/Microwave Design Engineer

Responsible for managing production, as well as designing, testing, and resolving performance issues related to the manufacture of a variety of RF and Microwave circuits.

Key Accomplishments:

  • Managed all phases of production, including scheduling of assembly and test of space-flight hardware for a multi-million dollar Space Program.
  • Spearheaded award of additional contracts and incentive bonuses through effective management of the Space Program schedule and deliverables.
  • Ensured that units complied with strict Space Program specifications through identification, procurement, and acceptance of Automated Test Equipment (ATE).
  • Maximized test capabilities through comprehensive upgrades and streamlining of ATE.
  • Leveraged Microwave Office and Touchstone to design various passive microwave circuits.
  • Improved operational efficiency through implementation and streamlining of test equipment.
  • Reduced test time required for complex units through enhancements to existing Excel spreadsheets.

Raytheon Systems Company · Tewksbury, MA · 1997 - 2000

Engineer II

Responsible for designing and testing a variety of RF and Microwave circuits in the Antenna and Radar Department.

United States Navy · Norfolk, VA · 1985 - 1991

Tomahawk Weapon System Work Center Supervisor

 

                                                                Education

Bachelor of Science

Electrical Engineering

University of Massachusetts-Lowell | Lowell, MA 1994-1997

Honors: Dean’s List, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Officer of the Student Chapter of IEEE

Associates of Science

Engineering Science

northern essex community college | Haverhill, MA 1992-1994

                                                                                            Honors: Dean’s List