MARCUS DE SOUZA, BSME***** ****** ******
Orlando, FL 32836
Mobile (954) ***-****
DISNEY, Orlando, FL
Ride and Show Engineering 2011 – Present
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Manage major projects pertaining to the mechanical systems in the Rides, Attractions and Shows for the Disney Theme Parks including Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.
Plan, budget and manage projects using project management software ‘Primavera’
Design and Analyze components and systems for the Rides using Solidworks 3D CAD software, Autocad and FEA software.
Perform static stress analysis, FEA and Fatigue analysis using modified Goodman Diagram
Design structural, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems for various systems on the Rides and Attractions.
Delegate various project tasks to junior and associate engineers and provide senior support and mentoring for the duration of the project.
Co-designed new Raft (Hull and Deck) and performed Acceptance Testing for the Kali River Rapids at Animal Kingdom.
Designed Station Trough for Load and Unload Stations at Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios
Designed new Seat Restraint system for Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios
Design new Track switch on Pirates of the Caribbean at Magic Kingdom
Design and manage multiple projects pertaining to Wheel Chair Access Vehicles including Tea Cups at Magic Kingdom.
Develop Performance Specifications, Preventive Maintenance and Cycle Programs based on Strain Gauge testing for Lights Movies Action show at Hollywood Studios.
Was onsite engineer for recent track modifications at Big Thunder Mountain.
LATHAM MARINE INC., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1997 – 2010
Manufacturer of Marine Hydraulic Systems and Hardware
Senior Design Engineer
Directly involved in the detail design of hydraulic cartridge valves, manifolds, pumps, filters and high pressure, high cycle pistons and cylinders.
3D design of various components and hardware using Autodesk Inventor 2010
Perform detailed stress analysis on components and assemblies using FEA
Carry out full system analysis with 3D simulation and articulation using Inventor 2010
Produce detailed prints of all component designs, complete with material specifications, allowance fits, finish, tolerances and assembly drawings.
Carry out complete product testing, including field operation simulation to verify product compliance with requirements before prototypes are released to customers for trials.
Provide complete documentation of new products including, bill of materials, manufacturing procedures, quality control methods, installation instructions and operations manuals.
Maintain Engineering database bill of materials including stock components and manufactured parts.
Assist in developing quality control procedures and testing.
Worked with U.S. Navy and Homeland Security on development of customized marine steering systems on various projects including high maneuverability vessels.
Design of Rudders, Trim Tabs, Throttle Controls, Tender Launches & Lifts, Hatch Lifts, Shock Absorber Seats, Rudder and Trim indicators along with various marine hardware for performance boats and yachts.
Design of hydraulic steering systems for production pleasure boats along with custom systems for yachts and cruisers for boat manufacturers such as Cigarette, Formula, Donzi, Baja, Powerplay, Wellcraft, Magnum, Lazzarra Yachts, Outer Limits, Mystic, Nortech, Skater, TNT Marine, Paradigm Boats.
Developed Electronic Steering System (Electro-hydraulic) currently known in the marine industry as Latham’s exclusive ‘E-Steering’ or commonly known as ‘Steer by Wire’.
Help maintain MRP software and database including BOM, Shop Floor Execution, Purchasing and Inventory Control.
Manage the Engineering and IT departments
Supervise staff of twenty indirect and 5 direct
Manage projects and co-ordinate new product development and launch liaising directly with customers, vendors and manufacturing to ensure requirements are met or exceeded and production methods are practical and efficient.
WOODBRIDGE FOAM, Woodbridge, Ontario 1990 - 1997
Automotive Seat Manufacturer
Senior Project Engineer
Directly responsible for the planning, cost justification, scheduling and expediting of plant projects throughout the Corporation.
Supervised contractors and trained maintenance personnel on plant installations.
Worked on various R. & D. projects from concept to full scale implementation.
Directly responsible for the design, prefabrication, installation and commissioning of many plant systems and process equipment for new plant builds and existing plant upgrades.
Designed hydraulic, pneumatic, vacuum, HVAC and automated material handling systems for new plants and plant upgrades.
Completely re-built Battenfeld High Pressure Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) machine for the research department.
Designed heavy duty and reliable alignment system for four post 150 ton RIM hydraulic presses
Re-built hydraulic power packs with improved filtration systems for all plant hydraulic systems
Assisted in the overall project management of international plant builds which included Detroit MI, Fremont OH, Saltillo Mexico, Sao Paulo Brazil, Buenos Aires Argentina, Bedford England and Melbourne Australia with four project engineers and two engineering students directly reporting to me.
Won two Attitude Awards within one year for innovative designs and contributions to the company’s overall productivity.
Modified Reaction Injection Molding (RIM) hydraulic presses so as to significantly improve the safety.
Improved the overall productivity of the material handling area of the main production line by improving material flow and applying appropriate automation.
Reduced scrap rate from 40% to less than 3% on Side Impact high density parts for the Dodge Neon by developing an innovative pneumatic mold ejector valve.
Designed a high temperature, high flow pneumatic valve that allowed the conversion from solvent based glue guns to water based glue guns company wide.
Designed a revolutionary vacuum chamber system 30% more efficient than the previous design.
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO, Waterloo, Ontario
B.Sc. in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, Honors Co-op.
Windows XP/Server 2003 MSOffice Professional Exact MAX / MS Dynamics
MS Access programming Autocad/Mechanical Desktop Solidworks 2011
Ladder logic programming Autodesk Inventor Simulation 2010 Dreamweaver/MS Front Page