Bartley Theis

Bartley (Bart) J. Theis
637 7th ST N, Montrose, MN 55363

Summary: I have built my career with my troubleshooting skills and the ability to solve complex problems. I was hired at Stratasys as a Production Technician in Oct 2003 and quickly advanced through the company to Senior Automation Engineer. I went back to school during that time to achieve my Bachelor’s degree and graduated with a 3.99 GPA.

Refrigeration Product Test Engineer at Thermo King, Ingersoll Rand
• Working on new product development team
• Responsible for Design Validation Plan & Report, DVP&R
• Reviewing software specifications for testability.
• Software validation testing on products, bench testing, and simulators.

Previously employed for 11 years at Stratasys Inc.

Job Duties:
• Develop advanced Test & Automation applications and fixtures for use in various internal departments, e.g. R&D, Manufacturing, and Repair Center.
• Develop advanced Test & Automation applications and fixtures for external use at electronics contract manufacturer.
• Utilize SolidWorks design software to design and build 3D printed parts that are used in test and assembly fixtures.
• Intermediate level of C++ code development and advanced MS SQL database administration capability.
• Provide thorough statistical data analysis reports to assist with the resolution of process or product defects.
• Advanced troubleshooting skills used to resolve urgent Production line-down situations.
• Develop test plans and concepts for subassembly and circuit board functional acceptance testing. Actively communicates plans to R&D and Manufacturing for approval.
• Collaborates with R&D engineers in the development of product specifications and actively seeks to provide test solutions throughout the product development process.
• Provide global support to manufacturing and engineering
• Lead development of Mentorship program to help train technicians and specialists.
• Traveled on behalf of the department to train on essential manufacturing tools developed within the department.

Essential Skills and Experience:
• Software application experience in C++.
• Mechanical fixture design using Solidworks; Solidworks Essential Training
• Barcode and RFID experience
• Pneumatics
• Force and Thermal measurements
• PLC’s and man-machine interfaces
• Statistical Process Control
• Automated Optical Inspection
• Circuit Board ICT and functional testing
• Certificate of Achievement: Six Sigma Green Belt Tools & Techniques
• ISO9001 Internal Auditor
• Data Acquisition Systems
Work Experience Timeline:

Product Test EngineerMarch 2015 – present
Ingersoll Rand – Thermo KingBloomington, MN

Software validation testing of refrigeration and auxiliary power unit products.
Create and review of product requirements documents including;

• System Requirements
• Product Test Plans
• Test Procedures

Senior Automation Engineer November 2003 – March 2015
Promoted to Senior Automation Engineer – 5/10
Promoted to Automation Engineer – 6/10
Promoted to Associate Manufacturing Test Engineer – 1/09
Promoted to Test Engineering Specialist – 1/07
Promoted to Senior Production Technician – 3/05
Hired as Production Technician – 11/03
Stratasys Inc.Eden Prairie, MN

Medical Equipment Technician May 2003 – November 2003
Universal Hospital ServicesMinneapolis, MN

Repair / Refurbish medical equipment, primarily infusion pumps, for use in veterinary applications.

Senior Repair TechnicianFebruary 1995 – April 2003
Promoted to Senior Repair Technician – 3/07
Delphax Technologies Inc.Minnetonka, MN

Lead repair center activities responsible for repairing circuit boards and electro-mechanical subassemblies.


Bachelors of Science in Applied ManagementGraduation: June 2010
Dunwoody College of TechnologyMinneapolis, MNGPA: 3.99

Received: Carlson Certificate of Quality

Associate Degree in Electronics Technology Graduation: March 1994
NEI College of TechnologyFridley, MN

Major: Computer Systems and Microprocessors
Major: Consumer Electronics GPA : 3.3

Experience BACK TO TOP

Job Title Company Experience
Product Test Engineer Thermo King Corporation – Present

Additional Info BACK TO TOP

Desired Salary/Wage: 80,000.00 – 100,000.00 USD yr

Current Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Date of Availability: Within 2 weeks

Work Status: US – I am authorized to work in this country for any employer.

Active Security Clearance: None

US Military Service:

Citizenship: US citizen

Target Job: Target Job Title: Automation Engineer

Desired Job Type: Employee

Desired Status: Full-Time

Target Company: Company Size:


• Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering
Quality Assurance/Safety
• Production Quality Assurance

Target Locations: Selected Locations: US-MN-Minneapolis

Relocate: Yes

Willingness to travel: Up to 25% travel

  • Updated 2 years ago

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