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Kirk Fitzpatrick
Cell (510) 589-____


  San Francisco State University, 2004-2008
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Work Experience:

  Aircraft Engineer, March 2009-Current
United Airlines, San Francisco, California
  Manufacturing Engineer, January 2009- March 2009
Production Robotics, San Leandro, California
  • Responsible for interfacing touch screen user interfaces with PLC control circuits and 6 axis robotic power servos, linear and pneumatic actuators, sensors and laser vision systems.
  • Referencing, designing and updating 3 dimensional Solid Works CAD models for assembly and installation of custom end-effecter designs and conveyer transport systems.
  Academic Mentor and Tutor, 2007-2009
Self Employed, San Francisco, California
  • Interpersonal communication with students about problems
  • Improved student performance by providing technical assistance with self- designed workshop activities, white board demonstrations and homework aid

Assistant Varsity Wresting Coach, 2005-2007
James Logan High School, Union City, California

  • Instructed students on various technical aspects of the sport
  • Implemented individualized, dynamic mat strategy
  • Regularly collaborated with coaches to improve practice efficiency

  Networking Administrator, 2002-2004
Piercey Toyota, San Jose, California
  • Maintained primary server and print server communications
  • Developed and maintained various local area networks (LANs)
  • Responsible for upkeep and security of all departmental PC’s


  Rotary Inverted Pendulum, 2008
Purpose: The inverted pendulum is a classical control theory problem used for testing control algorithms. Digital PID Control was implemented via dual 20Mhz ATMEL MCUs. Developed a custom Matlab GUI for PID parameter control with USART(RS232). Local MCU communication utilizes SPI.


Electromagnetic Anti Lock Brake System, 2007-2008
Purpose: To design a system that can provide proportional braking to trailing vehicles (trailers) while monitoring wheel feedback. Past and present wheel frequency via (digital encoders) along with vehicle acceleration (accelerometer) provides the MCU critical data to manipulate the compensator.


Functional Computer Languages:

  C, C++, MATLAB, Learning Python, HTML, ATMEL & 68HC12 Assembly

Leadership & Development:

  Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Captain, San Francisco State men’s wrestling team
Captain, James Logan men’s varsity wrestling team


  College of Science and Engineering Project Showcase
2nd prize, Inverted Pendulum
Dean’s List Recipient, Multiple Semesters
2nd Place, California State Wrestling Tournament
National Qualifier
154lb Jui-Jitsu World Champion