Schurmann Electronics Engineer Curriculum Vitae
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this site, Zodiac manufacture swimming pool chlorinators and other
swimming pool related equipment, using imported electronic
sub-assemblies that are designed in-house. Zodiac is continually
seeking to improve the standard products, and have called me in to
take design responsibility for a revision of one of their popular
Pty. Ltd http://www.aerosonde.com/
I was employed in the electronics production area. The work included electronic assembly work, testing, development of testing methods, design of test jigs. The work was only short term as it related to the completion of a particular contract.
Full time employment under the title “Senior Engineer”
Engineer in several projects developing swimming pool
chlorinators, and smaller contribution to other projects.
Model Engineering Magazine
In my own column named “Sparks 'n' Arcs” I am writing a series of articles for Australian Model Engineering Magazine to explain electronics to a readership with a strong mechanical background. A sample of these are to be found at http://home.exetel.com.au/rwombat/Sparks_n_Arcs/
and development for manufacturing of a heavy current transmitter
for geophysical research.
Scientific Pty. Ltd. http://www.airmet.com.au/
Technical Services Manager
Airmet was a small company situated in Blackburn which was a gas contaminant monitoring equipment merchant, and a developer of air contaminant monitoring equipment.
developed an engineering documentation and release system.
Industrial Electronics (This company no longer exists. No web
1993 – 2004
I joined Nilsen, the electronic kilowatt hour meter had been in
production for some years. The new task was to develop an enhanced
the phase response of the voltage and current inputs.
of pseudo random sequence generated dither signal
Other projects that I was responsible for included:
Probe" optical reading head with built-in protocol
conversion. Hardware design (including die-cast case) and software
- 6805 assembler code.
I was responsible for mentorship of younger engineers. Developed working protocols for maximum synergy for groups with diverse skills.
Variant management system
I developed the architecture and the code for a computer program which ran the process from the Sales specification to the Engineeering parts List and the pcb loading drawing for the particular build. The system was implemented and provided a huge reduction in cost in the introduction of each new variant.
Power Systems/Exicom Australia http://www.exicom.com.au/
Ringwood Ausmode Power Systems was a small company set up to design and manufacture power equipment for the telecommunications industry.
Project Leader - Uninterruptible power supply (600 VA - for use with a pc.) True sine wave inverter and provision for synchronizing to mains on power restoration for seamless switch back.
Project Leader - Supervisory board for 50 amp rectifier. Analogue and digital controller design. Control of heavy current circuits via fibre-optic link.
Leader - Light-current parts of 450 amp and 1000 amp Distribution
Pty. Ltd. Oakleigh
I was employed to manage the development of a frequency division multiplex equipment test system. This gave me the opportunity to delve much more deeply into the design of phase locked loops for demanding applications. This in turn led to the development of an agile multi frequency tone generator for L. M. Ericsson. For some time, I was the Project Leader for a hydrographer's telemetry system for the Dandenong Valley Authority.
Design Pty. Ltd. , Warrandyte
This was my own company. I worked from a “home office” with one technician. Several design projects were carried out. These were the early days of applying microprocessors to small products.
I had contact with the people at the Ford Motor company warehouse, and they engaged me to take an investigatory trip to Detroit and Atlanta USA to evaluate radio link data terminal system. On my return, I installed and commissioned the system. This involved the manufacture of a special interface between the Ford Burroughs computer system and the radio terminal system.
Development Laboratory , Fitzroy and Heidelberg
The plan was to develop a single electronic meter that would perform all of these functions. I was employed as project leader. for the development of an electronic kilowatt hour meter.
I took this project to a stage where working prototypes had been demonstrated.
Pty. Ltd. , Clayton
Trained in the USA on the “Pathfinder” wire guidance system for warehouse trucks that work in very narrow aisles.
This was followed by the Hyteco Driverless Tractor System, which was my first project as Project Leader. Each tractor, and the master controller were microprocessor controlled. 6800 microprocessors were used.
I conducted training of the electric fork truck mechanics.