Information about my career
I am an electrical engineer, graduated from ETH in Zürich in 1978.
The first five years after graduation I worked at the then BBC, Brown Boveri & Cie, on superconducting wires and cables and on magnets (consisting of tonnes of copper and good insulation – or of hundreds of kilograms of superconducting cables and a good electrical insulation to endure high forces and temperature cycles plus a insulation to keep the coils close to absolute zero temperature. ).
Since 1984 I work on computers; programming, system management, integration, testing - you name it, I did it.
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Wikipedia entry on MRI
In 2006 I started working as a field service engineer for Fonar Corp. of Melville, N.Y., U.S.A., Producer of the UPRIGHT™ MRI machine.
I maintained MRI(1) scanners, i.e. I did any jobs from checking the water in the chiller to updating SW on the computer for customers in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and Spain.
After three years work I got a phone call from Fonar Corp. I was told that I was fired with 10 minutes notice, they had found cheaper work force. Ignoring a court decision the company did not pay me the last period’s salary and expenses.