Kathleen “Kathy” Drevik resume


Employment History


10/16-Present Senior Control Systems Engineer/Bechtel NS&E, Oak Ridge TN


Lead Control Systems Engineer on telecommunication projects, create/update engineering documentation, check/review engineering documentation, and provide support to other disciplines. Subject Matter Expert with regards to telecommunication systems and analysis instrumentation.


7/15-10/16 Consultant/Industrial Electronics, Inc., Knoxville, TN


Created/edited manufacturing documentation to further the efforts of theIndustrial Electronics becoming ISO 9001 certified


3/10 – 7/15 Quality Systems Engineer/ABT Molecular Imaging, Inc., Louisville, TN


Co-led successful effort to obtain ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 certifications. Created Quality System infrastructure with respect to document control, control of record, nonconforming material processing, and material inspection. Responsible for Document Control, Nonconforming Product, CAPAs, Complaints, Training, Calibration, Device History Records, System Labeling and Materials Control. Performed supplier and internal audits. Created wiring, cabling, manufacturing process, and bill of materials documentation for Biomarker Generator System. Initiated and managed outsourcing of cabling and electronic assemblies. Worked closely with Supply Chain Director to formulate and execute buy plans and product shipment documentation. Implemented traceability system to track consumable finished goods back through the production process to their constituent materials.


1/09 – 3/10 Control Systems Engineer/Bechtel Power, Knoxville, TN


Member of Bechtel Power Controls group responsible for rebuild of Watts Bar Unit 2 (WBN2) nuclear power plant, creating numerous design packages for control systems construction on WBN2. Led multidisciplinary meetings to negotiate consensus on design packages and helped management expedite others’ at-risk packages. Became a go-to person on the subject of design packages, helping coach and mentor junior engineers.


5/05 – 9/08 Manufacturing Engineer/Siemens Preclinical Solutions, Knoxville, TN


Created manufacturing documentation and performed manufacturing engineering for the small-animal PET, CT, SPECT and multimodality Inveon product line. Instrumental in securing ISO 9001 certification for Siemens Preclinical Solutions. Aided with the conversion of Preclinical Solutions from Macola inventory management to Oracle for supplier and inventory control, and Agile EDMS for all document control. Key member of integration team converting/transferring all Preclinical data in Agile to SAP.


9/04 – 5/05 Technical Writer/Siemens Medical Solutions, Inc., Knoxville, TN


Utilized proprietary Siemens database software to structure, store, create and maintain PET/CT technical documentation, converting documentation from Framemaker to XML-based format. Workgroup included contacts in Germany, Chicago and California.

7/01 – 5/04 Development Engineer/CPS Innovations, Knoxville, TN

Worked on electrical interfacing and created wiring diagrams for 16-slice and 6-slice PET/CTs. Successfully led detector electronics subassembly design team. Integral member of multidisciplinary team resolving component obsolescence issues.


3/99 – 7/01 Technical Support Engineer/CTI PET Systems, Inc., Knoxville, TN

Developed service documentation for EXACT/HR+, ACCEL, ART, EMERGE and PET/CT product lines. Engineered a process for efficient and user-friendly creation, control and distribution of documentation. Performed service procedure development and validation.

7/97 – 1/99 Electrical Engineer/EG&G Instruments, Oak Ridge, TN

Responsible for embedded C and 68000-based assembly language firmware development/debug for electrochemistry instrumentation and hardware troubleshooting of existing products.

8/93 – 5/95 Teaching Assistant/University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Directed the Small Computer Systems, Microprocessor Computer Engineering and Introduction to Digital Design laboratories.

7/91 – 12/93 Instrument Engineer/Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Oak Ridge, TN

Responsible for design review, configuration, and implementation of a distributed flow-monitoring control system for the Bethel Valley Low-Level Waste Facilities; designed and implemented the operator interface for the Bethel Valley and Melton Valley low level and process waste-control systems.

12/90 – 7/91 Electrical Engineer/Environmental Systems Corporation, Knoxville, TN

Performed hardware design review, prototyping and testing of data acquisition systems for environmental monitoring.

Education University of Tennessee/Knoxville, TN

  • BSEE: December 1989: Graduating GPA: 3.51/4.00, EE GPA: 3.75/4.00
  • Coursework completed for MSEE: GPA: 3.81/4.00



  • Internal Audit Training (EMERGO)
  • AAMI Risk Management for Medical Device Manufacturers
  • Lean Manufacturing Training at CPS Innovations
  • Basic six-sigma courses at Bechtel Power



  • Vice-Chair of the IEEE Region 3 Membership Development Committee (1998-1999)
  • Chairperson of Oak Ridge Section, IEEE (1998-2000)
  • Member, Region 3 Professional Activities Operations Committee (1998 – 2000)
  • Editor of the IEEE East Tennessee and Oak Ridge sections newsletter, “The Communicator” (1994 – 2000)
  • Member of Advisory Committee for the UTK Department of Electrical Engineering (1999)
  • Vice-Chair of Oak Ridge Section, IEEE (1994-1995 and 1997-1998)
  • Successful EIT Examination (1992)
  • Active in the UTK Student Branch of the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society (1988-1990)
  • Editor-in-Chief of the UTK IEEE Student Branch magazine Common Ground (1989 edition)



  • Recipient of the Richard E. Merwin Scholarship, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi (1989), Tau Beta Pi (1989) and Eta Kappa Nu (1988)



Available upon request.