Bela Kaltenekker | Elance
 
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Bela Kaltenekker

Engineer and scientist, retired, produce results
   Ireland
  |   Listowel, Co. Kerry
  |  4:16 am Local Time

About the Company

I am a retired electro/mechanical engineer and research physicist. I have experience and am comfortable in the following subjects: electrical and electronic circuit design, designing and building electrical control panels, PC board design and production, Arduino applications, ladder logic programming, electrical energy generation (diesel, hydro, wind, solar, nuclear), lighting system design and installation, HVAC system design, and installation, marine electrical systems, piping and pumping systems, hazardous area electrical installation, drilling and mining operations, manufacturing procedures, mechanical systems design, maintenance and repair and others. I am a very competent writer. I write operation manuals, maintenance and repair manuals, and papers on engineering and scientific subjects. I write clear and easy to understand papers. I held journeyman electrical licenses in California, Alaska and Australia and an unlimited welding license from California. I am computer literate.
Service Description
Company background
Certifications
Australia
Class A electrician
Awarded: 2009
State of California, USA
Welding certificate
Awarded: 1990
State of Alaska, USA
Journeyman electrical license
Awarded: 1989
State of California
Journeyman electrician license
Awarded: 1988
Education
University of California at Santa Barbara
Master of Science, Physics, Mathematics, materials
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University of California at Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Science, Physics, Mathematics
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Employment
Incat Catemerans, Australia
Welding Supervisor
1997 - 2010
Welding maintenance shop supervisor, develop welding procedures for 600+ welders, build electrical panels for automatic welding equipment, develop and test corrosion protection systems for large aluminum ships.
Tok RV Service Center, Alaska
Owner, operator
1992 - 1996
RV, truck, trailer repair and maintenance, large shop, $1.0 million cash flow. I worked on general vehicle and RV appliance maintenance, heating and airconditioning equipment etc. Completed minor and major repairs of vehicle electrical and mechanical systems, engines, transmissions and differentials. We repaired and installed trailer axels, brakes, radiators and vehicle computer control equipment. I was involved with business development, advertising, accounting and tax preparation. I supervised the work of 6 employees.
Cordova Electric Cooperative
General Manager
1987 - 1990
General manager, 40 employees, responsible for electrical generation, distribution, office, financials. Designed and built 3 unit 2 Mw hydroelectric plant at Humpback Creek, Cordova, Alaska.
Metlakatla Power and Light, Alaska
General Manager
1982 - 1987
Electric Utility general manager, 35 employees, electrical power generation and distribution for Alaskan Community. Designed and built 4.5 Mw diesel electric plant in Metlakatla, Alaska, designed and built 1.5 Mw pelton hydroelectric plant at Chester Lake, Annette Island, Alaska, replaced control unit at three unit Francis Turbine plant at Purple Lake, Annette Island, Alaska. Released a $2.5 million loan from the US REA Department.
Fairchild Semiconductor
Process engineer, senior staff engineer
1973 - 1980
Industrial engineering, process control and development. The manufacturing plant produced polished and oxidized silicon wafers to be processed into solid state chips. I was in charge of engineering for the entire plant, crystal growing, slicing, polishing and oxidation. I developed process modifications to improve yield and reduce costs. I wrote numerous operation and maintenance manuals. During my time there I was awarded 3 process and equipment patents.
General Motors Corporation
Engineer, scientist
1961 - 1972
Research engineer and research scientist. The R&D facility was located in Goleta, California. The facility conducted research for the Government, military and Company needs. I was involved with develoment of the optics for the MX-1 tank, a stationary deep sea platform. a hydrophone submarine detection system, lunar roving vehicle design, worked on developing the company's automotive polution reduction equipment, computer programming for an automotive crash simulator, data reduction for a hypervelocity light gas gun developing discrimination patterns for the US Air Force. In Alaska I was part of a team that installed equipment and developed procedures to monitor seismic activity on the earth from a station on an ice island in the Arctic Ocean 30 miles from the North Pole.
Year Founded
Number of Employees
1-5
Payment Terms
I usually require a milestone of 30% to start work. I will negotiate terms with an employer. Although the money is important to me I enjoy work and completing projects more.
Bela Kaltenekker | Elance

Bela Kaltenekker