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Joseph Chandler

Joseph Chandler


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Introduction to Python

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Python Fundamentals

Passionate problem-solver, leveraging data to drive impactful solutions.

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Introduction to SQL


Introduction to Python


Intermediate Python

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Underwriters Laboratory UL Certified IEC-61508 Functional Safety Professional

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My Work Experience

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U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) | Oct 2014 - Jun 2022

Electrical Power Distribution Subject Matter Expert

Partnered with the Tank Farm Prime Contractor (177 underground nuclear/ chemical waste tanks + waste management facilities) to ensure the electrical distribution system (a 40-60 year old system) will be fully operational and capable of supporting 24/7/365 operations of direct feed low activity nuclear waste to the Waste Treatment and Vitrification Plant, and to process the secondary waste streams resulting from waste treatment. Provided oversight of electrical safety, LOTO, design reviews, sub-contractor EPC activities, and monitored/evaluated adherence to company standards and policies, NEC, state and federal laws, DOE orders, and contract requirements. We are working closely with operations and maintenance to develop the first Hanford Site equipment health program that will incorporate Reliability engineering elements to facilitate systems engineering analysis for reporting real-time system health and reliability metrics. Nuclear Analytical Laboratory electrical oversight similar to that of the Tank Farms contractor, but on a much smaller scale and smaller staff. Provided value to DOE as a technical lead and source evaluation board member to evaluate proposals for the new Tank Farms contract, a $10.2B/10yr contract. This was a three-year effort. Provided electrical systems safety oversight for the electrical distribution construction project at the waste vitrification plant at Hanford Site to ensure compliance with the NEC, electrical safety standards, compliance with state & federal laws and DOE orders, and adherence with their contract's SOW. This project required oversight of both LV (120, 277, 480 volt distribution and systems) and MV (4160V and 13.8kV power distribution and systems). Distribution was above and below ground and throughout each facility which included a redundant primary power distribution system, controls, and operating equipment, and safety class power distribution for nuclear safety systems.
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US Army Corps of Engineers | Oct 2011 - Oct 2014

Chief of Tech (Director: Engineering, Technical Services, and Regulatory Compliance)

Supervise technical staff responsible for the operations, maintenance, and capital improvements of the Lower Monumental Dam, which included five major industrial functions: Grid level hydro-electric power generation (850MW) River navigation (navigational locks to transport boats above/below the dam) Fish ladder operations (allowed spawning fish to migrate above/below the dam) Fish facilities and barging operations (segregated fish by size and species to barge fish from the river out to sea to reduce stress on young fish) Maintenance of recreational areas controlled by the U.S. Corps of Engineers The technical staff included staff engineers (mechanical, electrical, WEC/ NERC reliability), district matrixed engineers (mechanical, electrical, structural, biological), engineering technicians (both staff and matrixed), staff and matrixed environmental and safety compliance specialists. As the Chief Engineer and project manager for multiple projects performed on the dam, it was my responsibility to coordinate the use of the Project Management Business Plan for new improvement/repair projects. My staff provide engineering and technical service support for both large and small capitalized projects, provided contractor oversight during work, and provided technical expertise to in-house craft labor to facilitate safe and efficient equipment maintenance and repairs. I also engaged my staff in performing risk assessment prioritization for equipment modifications for the dam, and we coordinated reliability centered maintenance both in job plans and equipment selection. Additionally, as a member of the Walla Walla District's Chief of Tech. (COT) Board, I interfaced with COT's from five other dams to perform a risk priority analysis of each dam's capital project needs for development of new projects and contract acquisitions supporting budgetary information for the Federal Office of Management and Budget submittal to the President's budget for the Walla Walla District.

GreenFoot Technologies | Sep 2011 - Sep 2011

Electrical Engineer IV

Contract electrical engineer assigned to Infinia Corporation. Project lead for the segmentation and dismantling of solar concentrator test facility in Kennewick, WA and packaging assets for transport to new test facility in Ogdon, UT. This effort was performed while also facilitating and ensuring a reduced test capability in the Kennewick test and operations center.

Infinia Corporation | Mar 2010 - Jul 2011

Reliability & Test Development Engineer

Infinia, Corp. was an alternative Energy Startup company, funded by venture capitalists and other investors, for the purpose of design and development of the Power Dish system. A power generation system using focused solar energy to heat and operate a sterling engine to generate single and three phase power in a hermetically sealed body. Test development engineer: Test team leader responsible for system wide test design, construction, monitoring, support and reporting of test results. Responsibilities include: - Writing test plans - LabView code development & maintenance to control and monitor test fixtures and capture test results - Supervising test technicians - Responsible for design and EPC of the PowerDish test site - Implementing verification testing to verify design and calculate reliability of a design components and subsystems - Help design engineers develop test methods to demonstrate their design's capability of meeting reliability apportioned targets for their area of responsibility - Strategic consulting on reliability issues and proper DFMEA/PFMEA development and consulted management on testing results and interpretations, provided a roadmap for apportioned reliability improvements sequenced to meet targeted goals.

Blue Bridge International | Jul 2010 - Aug 2010

Foreign Exchange Student Host/Mentor

I mentored two Chinese students during a summer internship at Infinia Corporation. My duties included participating in leadership training classes, coordinated tours throughout the company, aided in developing work assignments, and helped to present an overall perspective of the American engineering work environment.

Infinia Corporation | Oct 2008 - Mar 2010

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Reliability Engineer: * IPT lead engineer responsible for coordinating DFMEA and PFMEA development with cross-functional engineering teams. * Project lead for transition DFMEA information into DVP&R and prioritize and document design verification activities * Engineer responsible for performing system wide reliability apportionment analysis. This effort enabled development team to make timely corrections to design prior to deployment * Engineer responsible for performing system wide safety analysis using FTA and CCA - resulted in redesign of components susceptible to melting under specific conditions and presenting falling molten metal damage to equipment and safety hazard to personnel * Perform reliability prediction analysis and design trade-off comparisons as to their affect on reliability of the system * Lead engineer for the development of FRACAS processes and database usage * IPT lead for the design and development of the sterling engine's planar spring flexure long-term stress/fatigue test rig (only test rig in the world to test out to 2x10^12 cycles) * Designed long term test rig for evaluating degradation of cooling properties in coolant while operating in a closed-loop environment - evaluate the 25yr live expectancy of coolant for a Stirling generator * Trained engineering management and design engineers on how to properly create, implement, and use DFMEA as part of the daily design work product and change review process

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems | Mar 2008 - Sep 2008

Senior Reliability Engineer

Contract posistion assigned to the Predator Aircraft Reliability Team. Sr. Reliability Engineer: * Provide training to a very junior staff of reliability engineers (all with < 3 years experience out of school) on reliability tools, processes, definitions, etc. * Assist in supervising the reliability team Accomplished tasks: * Coordinated ASQ reliability training * Restructured FMEA development process * Reviewed FMEA work product * Planned, supervised, and tracked progress of Italian Preditor FMEA project * Wrote several FMEAs * Setup and ran the reliability working group * Wrote project specific reliability plans * Interviewed perspective reliability employee canidates * Wrote the reliability portion of overall project SOWs * Wrote the company's reliability engineering instruction * Interfaced with Quality Engineering and Development Engineering groups to incorporate FRACAS information into an initial reliability prediction

5&2 Enterprises, Inc. | Jan 2003 - Present

Small Business Owner

This corporation was the parent organization that owned and operated three other small businesses: * DBA CaseyzCorner (An Amazon and eBay eCommerce company) * DBA Stealth Defense (A firearms training company) * 509 Web Services, LLC (A website development and promotional company) Previously, this corporation provided professional services to a variety of business activities: * Independent Court Reporting services to clients in AZ, CA, OR, WA, ID * Property inspection services through DBA Chandler's Property Inspections - Contracted services to FEMA's Individual Assistance Program (Hurricanes Frances, Charlie, Jean, Katrina, and Wilma) * Contracted services to FEMA's Public Assistance Program (N. CA Flooding in 2006) - Provided home inspection services to individual home buyers (CA, AZ) - Construction inspection services for Pro-Build Construction, LLC (CA) - Construction loan inspections for Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae - Building safety inspections for churches and private schools The primary emphasis of each of these business enterprises is team building with the client and providing quality customer service. In addition to performing the work requested, I also exercised strong fluency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite of tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Plan, Visio) and the use of Adobe Acrobat Pro, Web hosting using HTML/CSS in Microsoft Expressions and/or using WordPress with the Elementor Plug-In for website development SEO improvements. Currently, the company is providing systems engineering services through a new DBA. * DBA Independent Systems Engineering Support (ISES) - Functional System Safety, Reliability, Design and design review

Chandler Property Inspection | Sep 2002 - Jan 2008

Small Business Owner

Developed a home inspection business: Established business to generate income while providing me more control over my time so that I could home-school my son through a difficult period in his life. Inspected residential and commercial properties in all stages of construction Performed construction quality control inspections as part of construction loan incremental construction loan payments Inspected electrical, structural, and mechanical systems related to the structure (single family residence, condominiums, town-homes, churches, day care centers Performed contract services to FMEA through PARR Inspections, Inc. Performed disaster housing inspections as part of the Individual Assistance Program during hurricanes Charlie, Francis, Jean, Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. Trained to perform inspections for FMEA, as contracted by URS, Corp. as part of FMEA's Public Assistance Program during the Northern California flooding of 2006 Business was continued until I was able to once again return to engineering at General Atomics ASI (manufacturer of the Predator Aircraft) in 2008

Homeschool Teacher | Feb 2002 - Jun 2007


Christian Academic Program (ICAP) where parents with particular skills/ education conducted weekly classes for other home schooled students. I taught Math (basic Algebra to Geometry) and science (Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science). During this time I also contracted with The Professional Tutors of America as an after school tutor to at-risk students in the foster care system.

DENSO Wireless Systems America | Feb 2001 - Feb 2002

Quality And Reliability Engineer

Reliability engineer of cellphone and telematic (automotive) communications equipment

Raytheon | Jul 1997 - Aug 2000

Systems Engineer III

Systems engineer performing FMEA, maintainability, and system software safety analysis on GPS Wide Area Augmentation Ssytem (WAAS), Army close defense radar, and HF/UHF Air Traffic Control communications systems.

Interstate Electronics | Feb 1996 - Jul 1997

Associate Engineer

Field service technical support, component engineering

The Aerospace Corporation | Aug 1990 - Jan 1996

Member of Technical Staff (MTS)

College Intern: Circuit, sub-system, system analysis and simulation modeling using P-Spice, Cadence Analog Workbench, SABER, and Mentor Graphics; Prototype construction and laboratory technical support. Participated in a 2yr multi-discipline design team to model electronic system, electro-mechanical systems, and software control of systems in a space craft. Results of the project: - The results of this project helped NASA engineers develop a virtual representation of future space craft so astronauts could virtually see the work the were to perform in space on equipment already in orbit. - Another result was to enable software developers the opportunity to simulate their code on a virtual representation of the space craft and run a variety of tests to mitigate failures experienced in space prior to uploading code to the space craft.

US Navy | Jun 1979 - May 1989

Electronics Warfare Technician/Operator

Operate and maintain the Navy electronic survelence (radar monitoring and analysis) equipment, perform ESM/ECM and related activities aboard US Naval Warships. Supervisor of technicians and operators, Electronics and Math instructor at the Naval Technicial Training Center, Corry Station

My Education

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Certificate, Reliability EngineeringASQ - Reliability Engineering | 2008
Certificate, Ansi C/C++ ProgrammingCalifornia State University, Fullerton | 1997
LaPuente High School 1975-1978
Bachelor's degree, Electrical and Electronics Engineering  · (AugustCalifornia State University, Long Beach | 1995

About Me

Joseph Chandler

I am recreating myself from an electrical engineer to a data scientist

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