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Engineer Mechanical

Vail, Arizona, 85641, United States
March 11, 2011

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[pic][pic] Richard R. Cruz

GDTP-S-0575, GDTP-T-0375 (ASME Y14.5M)

***** *. ***** **** **. Vail, AZ 85641

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Employment Objective

I am seeking a mid-career engineering position, specifically in the area of

mechanical design, solid modeling, product definition/drafting/checking,

and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T). My work history includes

the aerospace/DOD industry, the commercial and government nuclear

industries, and the commercial machinery industry. I am an ASME-certified

GD&T professional, and have extensive experience producing high-quality

mechanical designs and documentation using 3D CAD software,

checking/verifying the integrity of assembly and part models, and the

completeness and accuracy of drawings and their conformance to established

drafting standards.

In addition to using GD&T regularly, I have extensive experience training

and assisting individuals or entire organizations in the interpretation,

analysis and application of GD&T.

Education, Qualifications & Skills

. Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico State

University - Las Cruces, NM, 1985

. ASME-Certified Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing Professional

(GDTP), Senior Level

. ASME-Certified Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing Professional

(GDTP), Technologist Level

. In addition to being certified to ASME Y14.5M-1994, I have a thorough

knowledge of the 1982 revision, have participated in the development of

and have been trained in the 2009 revision, and am currently active in

the development of what is projected to be the 2015 revision of this


. Pro/Engineer CAD Software: over 11,000 hours experience - Includes

Wildfire 2.0, 3.0 and 4.0

- Solid Modeling and Assembly Creation: ? 4,000 hours

- Large-Assembly Management: ? 1,500 hours

- Sheetmetal: ? 2,500 hours

- Detailing/Drafting: ? 3,500 hours

. Pro/Intralink Data Management Software: 3,500 hours total Version

3.4: 1,600 hours

. AutoCAD 2-D Drafting Software: over 2,500 hours experience

. Member/Officer: ASME Y14.3 national standards committee on "Multiview

and Sectional View Drawings"

. Member: ASME Y14.4 national standards committee on "Pictorial Views

on Drawings"

. Member: ASME Y14.XX (TBD) national standards committee on "Aerospace

Engineering Drawings"

. Member: ASME/ANSI U.S. TAG (Technical Advisory Group) to ISO/TC-10,

international standards committee on "Technical Product Documentation."

I am one of 10 persons elected by ASME to represent the U.S. to evaluate

and vote on the content of ISO standards pertaining to mechanical product


. Knowledgeable in ASME Y14.8 for the design of castings/machined

castings, ASME Y14.43 for the design of gages and fixtures, and ASME

Y14.41 for model based product definition.

. Experienced in the design and drafting of welded assemblies per AWS

D1.1 and AWS A2.4.

. Extensive experience and success with interdepartmental interfacing

and team participation.

. Extensive technical writing and communication skills.

. Skilled with Microsoft Office software; particularly proficient in

creating technical training/presentation materials.

Employment History


Senior Mechanical Engineer, March 2009 - Present: I work as an engineer,

design/drawing peer reviewer, and GD&T subject matter expert (SME) in the

Tolerance Management section of the Mechanical Systems Design department.

This section is a resource for expert GD&T and tolerance analysis support

for all missile products. In addition to performing drawing reviews for

the engineering departments, I provide GD&T support to the manufacturing,

quality and purchasing/supply chain functions, vendors and customers. I

develop GD&T training and mentoring materials and deliver classroom

training to engineering, checking, quality, test equipment and tooling

personnel. I issue official drawing interpretations to settle impasses

between Raytheon engineering, purchasing and QC organizations, and between

these organizations and Raytheon vendors. Currently, I work exclusively

for the Systems Test Mechanical Engineering department where I provide

engineering support for the design of missile test equipment, serve as the

GD&T SME for the department, and chair/coordinator for drawing reviews.

Senior Technical Support Engineer, July 2007 - March 2009: I worked as a

Designer in the Mechanical Design/Drafting Department. I assisted Checkers

with the GD&T portion of their checking activities, including GD&T

interpretations for tolerance stack-up calculations. I supported various

drafting sections in preparing detailed part and assembly drawings for

missile prototypes, production configurations, and proposals. All work was

performed using Pro/Engineer Wildfire CAD software (Pro/E). I became

Senior-level GD&T certified during this period.

KEY TECHNOLOGY, INC. Walla Walla, WA 1996 - 2007

Mechanical Engineer III, Drafting Supervisor/Approver, June 1996 - August

2000: Worked as an R&D engineer, designing and supporting the testing and

customer trials of state of the art optical inspection and sorting

machinery used in food, tobacco and pharmaceutical processing plants.

Design work involved new product introductions and the sustaining of

existing equipment designs. Designs integrated input from electrical,

electronics, optics, software and manufacturing engineers. I created solid

models and prepared production drawings using Pro/E. Was promoted to

halftime Mechanical Engineer/half-time Drafting Supervisor, and was given

the responsibility of checking and approving all product drawings that used

ASME Y14.5M as the standard for dimensioning and tolerancing. I served on

the company drafting standards committee during this time and was the

primary contributor to and editor of the optical products portion of the

drafting standards manual.

Project Engineer, August 2000 - July 2007: Was responsible for designing

modifications and add-ons to standard products to meet customer-specific

requirements. I initiated, oversaw, and ensured the on-time completion of

all print releases and all purchasing, manufacturing and QC activities

required for each assigned customer order. I developed designs and

prepared fabrication drawings using Pro/E, and prepared equipment layouts

using AutoCAD. I continued my role as checker of standard product drawings

prepared per ASME Y14.5M, and became Technologist-level GD&T certified

during this period.


Associate Engineer / Engineer, Nuclear Components Division, Pensacola, FL,

June 1985 - January 1990: Worked as a mechanical design engineer at

Westinghouse's manufacturing plant for commercial nuclear power plant

components - steam generators, pressurizers, reactor vessel internals,

spent fuel storage racks and spent fuel dry storage casks. I designed

forged and machined parts, weldments and assemblies per the requirement of

the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Designs integrated input from

structural, thermal/hydraulic, nuclear criticality and shielding analysts,

plus manufacturing and welding engineers. I worked closely with drafters

and oversaw their efforts in support of numerous, concurrent customer

orders, and was responsible for writing technical sections of design

reports, licensing reports, and proposals. Received initial exposure to,

and training in, ANSI/ASME Y14.5M.

Engineer / Advanced Engineer, Westinghouse Hanford Company, Richland, WA,

January 1990 - February 1995: Under the Hanford Nuclear Site operations

and maintenance contract to the U.S. Department of Energy, I developed

equipment specifications and contributed to the trade studies necessary to

support the design of equipment for retrieving, storing and transporting

solid and liquid radioactive wastes, and weapons-grade spent nuclear fuel.

The last two years of my employment involved developing custom designs of

containers for transporting low-level, high-level and transuranic nuclear

waste. I held a DOE "Q" clearance during this period.

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