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Erv Thomas Resume


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Erv Thomas Resume

  1. 1. ERV THOMAS, PE 108 Bunker Ct, Folsom CA (916) 792-6389  OBJECTIVE To manage College Recruiting/University Relations. To attract, recruit, hire, develop and strategically place top technical college talent for a company’s competitive advantage PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW Extensive professional experience:  Creating from scratch a world-class University Program including College Intern, High School Intern and Rotation Programs  Effectively identifying, recruiting and hiring the top technical engineering talent from the top 20 leading universities in the US  Designing and managing Intel’s Rotation Engineers Program (REP)- the leader in the industry for attracting and developing top college engineering talent  Understanding and working within Human Resources legal policies/guidelines  Managing simple to complex projects involving technology development and community programs  Designing, developing and implementing advanced computer technology  Managing engineers, interns, business employees, and volunteers  Public speaking in industry, in colleges, at community events, at churches, on radio and television  Creating and delivering training programs for K-12, colleges, churches, and industry  Promoting my non-profit organization and Intel’s Rotation Engineers Program  Authoring publications: Four Secrets to Liking Your Work, Prentice Hall, 2008 EXPERIENCE SUMMARY Recruiting For over 13 years I have recruited, hired and managed top technical college talent.  Creating and implementing aggressive and successful recruiting strategies: o Have screened >15,000+ resumes, interviewed >1200+ students, hired >600+ and managed >160 – all elite entering engineers from every engineering discipline. Exceeded all targets- GPA, Intern, MS/PhD, and Diversity o Hired over 400 new college graduate engineers over a 2.5 year period  Created world class high school intern, college intern and rotation programs with exceptional attraction and conversion ratios  Proven success in creating and developing lasting relationships with students and faculty, leading recruiting teams internally and at career fairs, doing engineering presentations to professional societies and at general info sessions, conducting on campus technical and behavioral interviews, connecting with diversity students and programs and creating strategic recruiting plans  Extensive international experience. Assigned to 6 months in Beijing, China, to bring expertise to the team there on how best to recruit MBA students from the US  Member of the University of Florida curriculum review board created to address gaps between academia and industry. President of the SRC Technical Advisory Board
  2. 2. ERV THOMAS Page Two Program Management Manage all aspects of one of the top leadership development programs in the country that hires, develops and strategically places Intel’s top engineering students.  Successfully manage the programs $4.5 million yearly budget  Hire and manage Intel’s top 20 recent college graduates each year and a) coach them each individually throughout the year and create 3 perfectly fitted engineering rotations for them, b) manage their performance, c) provide them with customized development and training and d) strategically place them within Intel’s growing business groups where they fit best  Manage Intel’s high school intern program and AMD’s college intern program Training My career has consistently involved the training and professional development of the top engineering students in the world.  Hired and managed 160+ top engineering students from every engineering discipline  Yearly administer DISC/EQ/Motivators, StrengthsFinder, and Working Globally assessments.  Have created and taught numerous training and development programs within Intel  Researched engineers' performance against the Tri-metrix EQ assessments to determine core attributes that contributed to success in industry, and published findings.  Developed and managed Intel's high school summer intern program including its training curriculum. Project Management Large projects I have managed include:  Creating and managing the Rotation Engineers Program in India, China, and Costa Rica  Creating and managing Intel's Return to Home Country Program for int’l students  Creating and managing a non-profit organization to reach out to "teens at risk" in my community  Delivering effective Bi-yearly training Summits for Intel’s top engineering graduates  Creating and delivering complex database-driven web sites  Numerous advanced engineering projects- from Requirements definition to Production Public Speaking Public speaking is a passion! Here are just a few examples:  The Folsom Leadership group  Engineering classes and professional societies at all leading universities  TV and radio discussing Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the REP and my book  Regular MC at REP and Diversity Summits and Intel's Kid to Work Days Teaching Teaching experience includes all levels of K-12, college and university, and industry training, all with outstanding evaluations. Within Intel I have taught the following:  Team assessments: DISC/Motivators, StrengthsFinder, Working Globally  Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and Time Management  Performing to Values, New Employee Orientation, Leadership Challenge  Team Development (5 Dysfunctions of a team, Building Trust, 17 Qualities of a TeamPlayer, 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork and Behavioral Interviewing)
  3. 3. ERV THOMAS Page Three WORK HISTORY ECORECO – Campbell, CA Manager, Business Development (4/2013 – Present) MOZILLA CORPORATION – Mt View, CA College Recruiting Specialist (10/2012 – 4/2013) GLOBALFOUNDRIES – Milpitas, CA Global Manager, University Relations (8/2010 – 10/2012) ICEBERG CONSULTING – Folsom, CA Manager, Professional Development (8/2009 – 8/2010) INTEL CORPORATION – Folsom, CA Manager, Rotation Engineers Program (2/2000 – 8/2009) - Manager/Advocate, High School Intern Program (3/2003 – 8/2009) Senior Thermal/Mechanical Design Engineer (3/1993 – 3/2000) AEROJET PROPULSION DIVISION - Sacramento, CA Senior Mechanical Manager (1/1982 – 3/1993) EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California Davis, 1982 Professional Mechanical Engineer, California License #26346 MBA, Human Resources, National University, 70% complete Teaching Certifications: DISC/EQ/Motivators, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Time Management, FOCUS, Building Trust, Behavioral Interviewing, Strengthsfinder, MBTI and Strong Interest PUBLICATIONS Four Secrets to Liking Your Work, Prentice Hall, 2008. Published in 5 languages. Received the Award of Excellence in 2008 from the International Society for Performance Improvement Soft Skills Quantification (SSQ) for Project Manager Competencies (Predicting Passion), Project Management Institute, 2007 INTERESTS Triathlons, marathons, surfing, swimming, kayaking, sailing and backpacking Church and community service to young adults