Phillip E Price*** *. ******* ***, ***
Jose, CA 95126
Mechanical Engineer with experience in product, and manufacturing process design. Experience includes machine tools operations, troubleshooting and repairing production and facilities equipment, product development, quality assurance techniques (including statistical process control), sales support, vendor qualification, project management, production scheduling, staff supervision and management.
Method 42 Productions , San Jose, CA January 2009-present
Prop Builder/Stage hand. Built and installed props, scenery and related items for parties and other events.
Stanford University, Stanford, CA September 2001- January/2009
Plumber/ Steamfitter-Machinist. Performed as a Journeyman all duties of Plumber/Steamfitter as described in the Union Contract. Used all types of welding and machine shop equipment to fabricate and/or repair all types of equipment (pumps, ADA handrails, etc.) as needed by the University.
Tech Aid/ Velodyne Acoustics, San Jose, CA April 2001- August 2001 Machinist/ Electro-Mechanical Technician. Built custom radio controlled robots. Built and installed equipment for manufacturing of Velodyne products.
Echo Design/SSRL, Menlo Park, CA August 2000- January2001 Senior Mechanical Fabrication Specialist. Manufactured and installed precision equipment used in the Synchrotron Radiation Beam Laboratory. Systems included protein sample positioning devices, camera and microscope lens and lighting systems. Performed daily checks and preventative maintenance on beam line equipment.
Precision Die Cutting, San Leandro, CA January-August 2000 Maintenance Manager. Performed repairs and upgrades to manufacturing equipment and facilities. Designed and installed new compressed air system. Repaired and/or modified all types of plant equipment including vacuum, hydraulic and pneumatic operated material handling systems, servo and stepper drives, PC and PLC controls on roll conversion equipment including, 50 to 250 ton die cutting presses, roll die cutters, and printing presses.
Millwrights Union Local #102, Northern CA 1998-2000 Journeyman Millwright. Performed at Journey level all areas of trade including, precision layout, structural cutting and welding, steam and pipefitting, assembly, alignment, and crane and lift truck operations used in installation and maintenance of all types of machinery, conveyors, cold and clean rooms.
Gumball/ ITT-Canon, Santa Clara, CA 1997
Plastic Injection Mold Maker. Designed, built, and maintained molds and custom production equipment. Designed, built and installed new compressed air system with back-up compressor and EPA dryer system with full condensate recovery system. Converted existing water to air cooling tower to closed loop, coolant to water to air system. Programmed CNC mill for tool and die making work and secondary operation production. Performed and/or coordinated and oversaw facilities maintenance.
Precision Standard Manufacturing, Ferndale, MI February-October 1996
Manufacturing Engineer. Designed and built or approved manufacturing process. Kept manufacturing records for all parts we produced including: material certifications, part specification and statistical quality control data and analysis
Salin International Manufacturing, Clawson, MI September 1995-February 1996
Tool and Die Maker/Machine Builder. Machined custom parts using all tool room machines. Set up specialized precision production equipment such as, multiple spindle drill heads. Assembled custom sheet metal transfer machines and associated equipment.
Re-Animator, San Francisco, CA 1992-1995
Manager. Performed machining operations, fabrications, welding, mechanical and electrical repair to all types of machinery and vehicles. Supervised staff coordinated incoming jobs with work in progress. Consulted with customers, developed job quotes and wrote customer work orders
Polymeric Technology, Oakland, CA 1991-1992
Resident Engineer. Specified equipment purchases to set up in house tooling and maintenance shop. Developed tooling cost quotations. Designed, built and repaired molds and tooling for production. Managed tooling projects manufactured by outside vendors. Specified manufacturing process changes to improve productivity on existing accounts. Contributed product design support for manufacturability. Developed and implemented preventative maintenance schedules and other plant maintenance operations. Directed and supervised maintenance staff.
Phaze Welding, San Francisco, CA 1989-1991
Owner / Manager. Developed quotes and wrote work orders. Contributed customer design support. Contributed project management support to customers on large, multiple vendor jobs. Managed all operations and staff. Performed machining operations, welding, fabricating, mechanical and electrical repairs of all types of consumer products, stage sets, industrial, architectural applications, machinery and vehicles.
Continental Baking Company, San Francisco, CA 1988-1989
Stationary Engineer. Installed new production line equipment in plant renovation. Monitored and reported performance of new systems for purposes of developing preventative maintenance schedules. Troubleshot and corrected performance problems in new systems. Performed preventative maintenance and repairs on production equipment. Machined and fabricated parts when necessary. Maintained facilities including boilers, plumbing, electrical, communications and HVAC systems.
Troy Products of California, Fremont, CA 1982-1988
Tooling Supervisor. Designed, built and repaired plastic injection molds. Designed and built jigs and fixtures for secondary operations including, painting, EMI and RF shielding, drilling, heat staking and ultrasonic welding operations. Contributed to plant layout and manufacturing process designs. Developed tooling cost quotations. Acted as liaison between plastic materials suppliers and customers to provide best performance to cost combinations. Provided technical support to sales. Coordinated tooling and maintenance schedules with production delivery dates. Evaluated and recommended new equipment for purchase. Developed and implemented plant and facilities maintenance program. Trained and supervised maintenance staff.
Macomb County Community College, Warren, Michigan 1977-1979
Tool and Die Making, General Education
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 1979-1981
Mechanical Engineering Technology