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Samuel Brown Samuel Brown
Flights made 0
Average hourly rate $100
Locations Encinitas, CA - Encinitas, CA
Education: TCI MiraCosta College ROV/Drone Technician/Operator Cohort 2 02/2019-06/2019 • Training and education as ROV/Drone Technician and Operator to join ROV/Drone industry • Passed FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification exam 004/12/2019 • Built a UAS and a ROV as part of TCI MiraCosta College team 2011 Sierra College – Rocklin, CA • AA - Business Administration, Accounting • Graduated with Honors Attended 2005-06 Kelley School of Business, IUPUI – Bloomington, IN • MBA/MSSM Business and Strategic Management • Dean’s List, completed 22 credit hours (did not graduate) 1990 University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA • BA - Economics with an emphasis in Industrial Psychology • Magna cum Laude Experience: Lineman/Power Dispatcher City of Riverside – Riverside, CA 05/2017-02/2018 • Worked on OH/UG secondary lines and primary 4kV/12kV Delta and Wye systems • Promoted to Power Dispatcher: Monitored power flows, responded to emergencies, outages, customer needs, wrote detailed switching orders, and established clearances Troubleshooter/Lineman Pacific Gas & Electric – San Francisco & San Carlos, CA 08/2015-01/2017 • San Francisco Restoration Troubleshooter: Responded to voltage issues for residential, commercial, and industrial customers analyzing causes and restoring power. Investigated outages caused from wire down, fuses blown, and primary tripped breakers to restore power • San Carlos HQ lineman on secondary voltages and primary voltages up to 21kV OH/UG Distribution Systems to build, maintain, and/or restore damaged power systems using hot sticks and rubber gloves on energized systems • Used SCADA computers, communicated with field generation personnel regarding alerts and alarms Generation Dispatcher Northern California Power Agency – Roseville, CA 09/2013-10/2015 • NCPA’s Generation/MSSA system: Generation Dispatcher for aggregated municipal power purchasing agency. • Improved switch writing and switching logs used by NCPA Dispatchers. Educated Dispatchers and Scheduling Coordinators in safety, line work procedures, electrical equipment, and relays. • Managed and directed NCPA electrical systems switching. Bought and sold power as needed to maintain NCPA Pool balances. Maintained load following capability within an ACE type band System Dispatcher, Transmission, & Distribution System Operator Pacific Gas and Electric Company – San Jose (Edenvale) & Vacaville, CA 08/2011-10/2013 • Created and wrote complex switching to direct IBEW personnel, line and substation, in safely performing switching during normal procedures, unscheduled outages, and storms • Switched 12kV to 500kV overhead lines, substations, and 12kV to 69kV underground systems • Monitored and switched the power grid to maintain system stability and reliability • Used cap banks, transformer banks, and reactors to adjust and maintain voltage within proper limits per WECC, NERC, and CAISO requirements • Communicated extensively with WAPA, NCPA, CDWR, and other major power agencies • Trained apprentices and shared personal electrical field experiences with less knowledgeable operators • Promoted to System Dispatcher CAISO liaison leadership position Electric Power System Operator/Lineman Roseville Electric – Roseville, CA 07/2006-08/2011 • Maintained maps and programmed and created Survalent SCADA I/O screens • Monitored system status, received customer calls, directed and wrote switching for 12kV and 60kV overhead and underground systems including substations • Coordinated switching and outages with Roseville Energy Center and WAPA • Communicated power issues to SMUD, WAPA, and ACES power scheduling agency • Lineman for 9 months at Roseville before becoming System Operator Certifications: • NERC Certification – TO200905040 (Expired 5/2018) • WECC Certification – WX1192001610 • IBEW Journeyman Lineman – D771449 • FAA Part 107 sUAV Certification Additional Information and Skills: • Selected as member of PG&E Apprentice Training Committee designing new Transmission Operator apprenticeship program, 2012- 2013 • Selected as member of City of Roseville Retirement Medical advising/negotiating team and a member of the Investment Committee • Leadership: Toastmasters District 39 Division F Chief Judge, 2010 – 2011. Invited to become Regional Chief Judge • Leadership: President/VP of Education of Rose Masters Toastmaster’s Area 61, CLUB # 1210977 - 2009 to 2011. As President increased membership by 100%. As VP of Education, kept members moving through manual projects, achieving higher communication and leadership skill levels • Achieved Toastmasters Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG)/Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) levels • United Way Loaned Executive: Met 100% of goals set for low expectation donation segment • Maintained continual improvement in verbal and written communication skills • Created, coordinated, organized, and led training activities in work and volunteer settings • Used computers, electronic devices, and Microsoft Office software • Intense creativity and strong performances in theater and musical arts
Member since May 3, 2019
License # 4248027
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