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Resume of Charles E. Higgins



    Iowa Department of Corrections


Inmate · May 2002 to Aug 2011

Janitorial work, Library worker, Teachers aide in Microsoft Office Applications Class, more janitorial work


   Ritz Camera


Saleman · Jun 2000 to May 2002 · West Des Moines, Iowa

Process film, print photographs, sell cameras, lenses, binoculars, telescopes, strobes and tripods Became top selling salesman my second month with the store.




Planogram · Jun 2000 to May 2002 · Urbandale, Iowa

Help unload truck. Set up seasonal displays. Stock shelves.




Bench Technician · Jan 2000 to Jun 2000 · Clive, Iowa

Repair and refurbish computer printers and clear a backlog of Intoxilock Drunk Driving Interlock systems. Worked myself out of a job here by clearing a backlog of repairs.



    Pomeroy Computer Resources


Bench Technician · Aug 1999 to Jan 2000 · West Des Moines, Iowa

Fix computers primarily Compaq desktop and Toshiba Laptops. Some AST computers were also services there. Install operating system patches to repair Y2K flaws



   Southview Estates Mobile Home Park,



Maintenence Man · Sep 1997 to Aug 1999Waterloo IA

Cut grass in common areas and vacant lots. Put broken concrete into ditches to reduce erosion. Plow snow off roads. Clean office building and Laundromat



    ASI Computer Systems

Hardware Technician · Sep 1993 to Sep 1997 · Cedar Falls, Iowa

Help Desk for memory management and network problems. Setup networks in house to get them ready to ship to clients. Travel to client offices to set up computers and networks. Supported Windows networks, Artisoft Lantastic and Novell Netware.



    Alexander Battery


Senior Lab Technician · Sep 1994 to Sep 1995 · Mason City, Iowa

Diagnosed and repaired battery chargers, analyzers and rejuvenater. Design trickle chargers for various applications in 5 minutes or less.



    International Manpower Resources Private Limited


Calibration Technician at Rockwell Collins · Mar 1991 to Sep 1994 · Cedar Rapids, Iowa Calibrated digital multimeters, digital thermometers, digital scales and spectrum analysers.



    Park Radio of Iowa


Chief Engineer · Aug 1990 to Mar 1991 · Waterloo, Iowa

Maintain and repair as needed all studio and transmitter equipment. Station never was off the air except for scheduled maintenance.


    Warren Computer Center


Salesman · Aug 1990 to Mar 1991 · Waterloo, Iowa

Sold IBM PS/2 and PS/1 and Arch brand IBM compatible computers and printers


    Dept. of Commerce

Census Enumerator · Jan 1990 to Aug 1990 · Waterloo, Iowa

Interview people to fill out census forms for those who did not mail in their forms. Second highest count in state of Iowa.



    Hawkeye Institute of Technology


Teacher · Aug 1983 to May 1989 · Waterloo, Iowa

Taught Electronics Engineering Technology Associate Degree Program.Electronic Devices 1,2,3; Communications 1,2,3; Intro to Microwaves, Industrial Electronics and Electrical Machinery and Controls



    Countryside Computers


Design engineer · Apr 1983 to Aug 1983 · Marion, Iowa

Design smart modules to connect standard peripherals to ATARI';s propitiatory data buss




Switch Engineer · Jan 1983 to Apr 1983 · Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Managed a Northern Telecom 1000 line switch. Wired lines to switch. Monitored long calls to be sure switch was not hung. Other Tech had been cutting off modem transmission and I taught them to test for them using the frequency counter in the instrument rack.



Test Technician · Jan 1978 to Jan 1982  Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Started on C-8560 Computers, then to Avionics in a clean room.



Motorola in Mt. Pleasant

Test Technician · Jan 1974 to Jan 1978

Worked in the final systems test of two way radios, Later did subassembly tests on Power Amplifier Decks, Private Line Boards, Digital Private Line Boards and Power Supplies. When a new 15W UHF Power Amplifier Deck came outl, the units built in Schamburg worked. The ones built in our Mt. Pleasant Plant did not work. Engineers were bewildered by the problem. I found a solution to save the project so production could procede without having it returned to Schamburg for re-work.