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Engineer Engineering

Geneva, Illinois, 60134, United States
March 04, 2011

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Robert McBride

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Geneva, IL *****

630-***-**** cell

Job History

Nalco [], Component Failure Analysis (2009 - October 2010)

Conducted failure analysis of customer boiler and cooling water system


Issued reports detailing the reasons for the failures and potential

corrective actions.

Consulted with customers on corrective action implementation.

ATK - Launch Systems [], Materials & Processes Engineering

(1994 - 2009)

New Product Development

Patented several innovative manufacturing techniques resulting in new

product lines.

Selected alloys (carbon steel, alloy steels, stainless steels, aluminum)

and heat treatments and welding specifications for multiple programs

(including Space Shuttle RSRM)

Approved new engineering drawings and specifications for material

selection, material compatibility, welds, wear and corrosion protection.

Implemented new technologies to reduce costs and production time and

increase reliability.

Metallurgical Failure Analysis

Conducted failure analysis of multiple high profile product and facilities


Started a new lab for conducting general atmospheric corrosion, hydrogen

embrittlement and stress corrosion cracking tests.

Knowledge of fracture mechanics and crack growth.

Developed standard laboratory procedures and trained technicians.

Manufacturing support (supported all ATK divisions)

Metals specialist for the company.

Investigated numerous production problems and developed/implemented

production improvements.

ATK- Launch Systems, Design Engineering (1990 - 1994)

Managed multi-discipline teams implementing process changes on time and

within budget milestones

Developed and qualified new repair technique for shuttle hardware saving


Evaluated and qualified various new processes and product improvements.

Designed tests and analyzed data to insure new processes met design,

quality and cost requirements.

Audited vendor operations to insure compliance with company, industry and

government specifications.


Excellent communication and team building skills.

Published numerous operational procedures, test plans, investigation and

technical reports.

Proficient in Design of Experiments, Analysis of Variance, and Statistical

Process Control.

Experienced in formal presentations to management and customers.

"Hands on" operation of standard laboratory equipment including


Knowledge of welding processes and NDT techniques.


B.S. Metallurgical Engineering University of Utah 1990

Extensive course work in graduate level materials science classes

Continued Education

ASM International - Heat Treatment of Steels

Franklin Covey - The 7 habits of highly effective people

NACE - Basic Corrosion, Cathodic Protection

Six Sigma -green belt

Lean Manufacturing "Toyota Production Systems"

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