thompsbj

Thompson, Bradley J

Email: thompsbj@alfredstate.edu
Department: Electrical Trades
Office Location:School of Applied Technology
Office Phone: 607-587-3123

Education

Teaching Overview

Electromechanical  / Robotics Assistant Professor                                     9/97-present

SUNY College of Technology at Alfred, School of Vocational Technologies. Responsibilities include teaching Basic Electricity, Basic Electrical Lab, Fabrication Lab, Instrumentation Process Control Theory, Instrumentation and Process Control Lab, Process Control Project Lab, Robotics, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft  XP Professional, Microsoft Office XP Professional, PLC programming, DeltaCad, and Electronic Workbench, Robot Studio, Micro-processors  Severed on SEFA Committee, EXPO 2001 Committee, College  and Life Skills (FYE) Committee, and Wellsville Promotion Committee, Sigma Tau Scholarship Committee. Advisor for Instrument Society of America student section. Severed as Curriculum coordinator for Robotics and Computerized Control Technician Course.  Student  Recruiting throughout Western New York.
Professional Experience
Test Engineering Technician                                                                                                              3/93 - 9/97                                    Acme Electric Company, Cuba, New York.

Duties include troubleshooting, repairing and performing preventive maintenance for automated test equipment, board testing, first and final test, and burn-in for testing custom power supplies; filling in for floor managers when necessary; facilities operator for the environmental system which controls heating, ventilation and air conditioning; controlling the security system (card readers), fire alarm system, and lighting for the building; working with data generated from the automated test systems and compiling this information in Microsoft office software, Access for data bases, Excel for spreadsheets, and Word for word processing.  Major projects:  Project manager for the design, building, and implementation of a PC controlled, 440 station, regulated elevated temperature, automated burn-in room with monitoring capabilities; design and build loads for testing of power supplies; member of both design and production teams for new product; worked extensively with PC's, linear and non linear power supplies, Metasys system software, Oracle business systems, and Demand Flow Technology production philosophy.

                                                                      EXPERIENCE                                     Satellite Installer/General Contractors                                                          4/88 - 3/93                                   Super Sound Superstore, Wellsville, New York

                                   Duties included installing kitchens and bathrooms; install and repair of dry wall; electrical and                                         plumbing duties; and installing and repairing satellite dishes

                                     Maintenance Engineer                                                                                    6/86 - 3/88Radison Plaza Hotel, Orlando, Florida

                                    Duties included repairing electronic door locks, kitchen appliances, drywall, air conditioning                                           units; and various phases of heating, plumbing and electrical repairs.


Research

Publications and Events

PUBLICATIONS     Author of Practical Circuit Applications in DC/AC Electronics textbook.

                                   Published by Prentice Hall Publishing Inc.


Honors and Awards
Deans List, National Vocational-Technical Honor Society - Sigma Tau Epsilon Chapter,    Campus Tour Guide, 1991 Instrument Society of America Scholarship winner, 1991 Student Chapter President of Instrument Society of America.
Service
COMMUNITY         Mayor, Village Wellsville                                                                               4/04 – Present SERVICE                  Wellsville Village Trustee                                                                              4/00 – 3/04

                                   Wellsville Republican Committeeman                                                     11/98 – 10/04

                                   Wellsville Republican Committee Chairman                          1/00 – 10/04                              Allegany County Executive Committee                                                          1/04 – 11-04

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