Carter Ypma

Carter Ypma
Greater Milwaukee Area
Electrical Engineer

I am first and foremost a problem solver. I have a passion for all aspects of product development,
including design, test, and troubleshooting. Ever since I was a kid tearing apart hand-held
electronics to see what was inside, I knew I would end up being an engineer. My competitive nature
drives me to be the best and expect nothing less from myself. These core interests and values have
gotten me to where I am today.

I am a recent grad from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical
Engineering. Since graduating I have put my interests of circuit design and embedded programming,
along with my passion for problem solving, to practice at Milwaukee Electric Tool in an electrical
product development role.

My previous industry experience with embedded programming, project management, and electrical
system diagnostics comes from internships at GE Healthcare and Ford Motor Company, as well as
working with a local Madison, WI start-up, Fetch Rewards, LLC.

I always enjoy connecting with old classmates, colleagues, and new friends so feel free to connect or
to contact me personally at

Electrical Engineer at Milwaukee Tool
June 2015 – Present (2 years 1 month)
Perform developmental tests on new tools to ensure proper functionality.

Edit firmware to meet user needs for product functionality.

Communicate with engineering team in China to ensure manufacturability and quality of products.

Perform root cause analysis on product failures.

Recruit top talent at career fairs and first round campus interviews.

Electrical Engineering Intern at Ford Motor Company
June 2014 – August 2014 (3 months)
Performed functional testing of Ford Escape prototype units.

Created vehicle configuration files and flashed software to vehicles.

Worked with supplier and system engineers to troubleshoot electrical issues.

Held compatibility reviews to ensure accuracy of vehicle wiring schematics.

Hardware Engineer at Fetch Rewards, LLC
January 2014 – May 2014 (5 months)
Implemented wireless serial communication between multiple pieces of hardware and wrote
necessary firmware in Python, C, and Java.

PET/MR Systems Engineer Intern at GE Healthcare
August 2013 – December 2013 (5 months)
Assisted in the product design, manufacturer discussion, testing, and review of new protective pads
to be used with GE’s first generation PET/MR combined scanner system.

Piloted verification procedures and update verification documentation.

Assisted with development of summative testing procedures and organization, piloted summative
testing with users.

Assisted with PET/MR surface coil integration, testing, verification, and documentation.

Software Engineer Intern at GE Healthcare
May 2013 – August 2013 (4 months)
Created embedded C and C++ programs for highly accelerated stress testing of a new patient
monitoring system’s circuit board functionalities.

Worked with GE employees in Helsinki, Finland to set up and further develop Robot Framework
and test scripts in the U.S. that they had started developing.

Set up a lab environment for accelerated stress testing and created the necessary setup,
requirements, and test verification documentation.

Assembler at Aprilaire, a Division of Research Products Corporation
May 2012 – August 2012 (4 months)
Assembled fiberglass and paper air filters.
Finishing Technician at Quad/Graphics
May 2011 – August 2011 (4 months)
Loaded magazines or pages of magazines into large machines that bundled or assembled the
magazines. Also offloaded the bundles onto palletes.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 2010 – 2015
Activities and Societies: IEEE Student Org
Carter Ypma
Greater Milwaukee Area
Electrical Engineer


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