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Mechanical Engineer

Brentwood, California, 94513, United States
May 28, 2010

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Mechanical Designer

Operations Management ( Strategic Planning and Goal-Setting

Staff Training and Development ( Project Implementation and Administration

Scheduling/Workflow Management ( Budget Administration

Continuous Process Improvements ( Product Design

Qualifications Profile

Seasoned and highly talented mechanical designer, offering more than 20

years of credible experience in designing and manufacturing complex

hardware in R&D and production environments at Lawrence Berkeley National

Laboratory (LBL), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and

private industry. Demonstrated strong capability in working with physics

and engineering staff at a national laboratory taking complex electro /

mechanical assemblies from concept through final design, fabrication,

assembly and installation cycles. Proven record of success in developing

plans and implementing projects while ensuring adherence to budget and

timeframes. Highly adept at initiating strategies essential to improve work

efficiencies and strengthen overall operations. Possess 13 years of Pro

Engineer experience. Held DOE Q Clearance at Lawrence Livermore National

Laboratory and currently preparing for the GDTP (14.5) - Geometric

Dimensioning and Tolerancing Professional Certification.

Professional Experience

Central Valley Signs and Wraps, Inc. ( Stockton, CA

Owner Manager Feb 2007-Present

. Perform an integral role as the C-45 Electrical Sign Contractor, sternly

complying with all California State License Board business and trade

laws as well as local city and county building codes.

. Oversee the daily operations of a full service sign company, including

oversight to the implementation and execution of daily work in progress,

sales and safety meetings.

. Facilitate employee training and safety programs regarding quoting,

sales, design, fabrication and installation of all non-illuminated,

electrical and architectural signage and vehicle wraps

. Work as the IT manager for the acquisition, update, maintenance and

networking of the entire hardware and software, ProENGINEER Wild Fire

3.0, Casper Sign Business, FlexiSIGN-Pro, Adobe Photoshop CS3 and

QuickBooks Pro; provide regular backups to customer database.

. Seek to propose new products and services through constantly working on

business development.

. Work in partnership with general contractors and business owners to

build awareness on their signage needs, conduct site surveys, estimate

cost, generate diagram layouts of proposed signage and secure the

required local city and county building and electrical permits.

. Successfully completed projects, which include the $90K Stockton Ports

Baseball Stadium's seasonal signage in 2008 and 2009; the Stockton PG&E

facility ADA upgrade; San Joaquin County Superior Court new facility ADA

signage; Opus Logistics Center, Stockton, ADA and building signage for

its 250k, 350k and 400k square foot facilities; Chase Bank / Washington

Mutual Bank new branding signage, ADA upgrade and fleet graphics; Wells

Fargo to Loomis Truck armored car re-brand; 25 trucks; and the San

Joaquin Regional Transit District hybrid buses, 17 buses.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ( Livermore, CA

Senior Mechanical Technologist Mechanical Sep 1985-Feb 2007

Engineering Department

New Technology Engineering Division Beam Research


. Worked as a team member of Beam Research Group (BRP) which effectively

collaborated on several projects with exceptional results in the

conceptualization through final electro /mechanical design at the Los

Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Stanford Linear Accelerator Collider

(SLAC) and LLNL facility.

. Partnered with UC Davis Medical Center in devising three iterations for

a low-cost proton therapy cancer treatment facility, including 100kV Gas

Switch Blumlien, 270kV Oil Switch Blumlien and 1MeV Oil Switch Blumlien.

. Partnered with SLAC to design the infrastructure, tank and stand

assembly of an 8-Pack Test Stand that contained 1300 hundred gallons of

oil and supported 40,000 pounds when fully assembled. The Test Stand was

considered to be one of the basic building blocks for the Next Linear

Collider (NLC).

. Effectively designed and organized the fabrication and assembly of the

Solid State Kicker Assembly for Dual-Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test

Facility II (DARHT II) at LANL, which culminated two years of R&D effort

and was the centerpiece of the program's deliverables shipped to the

DARHT II facility.

. Adapted the Modulator Cell Assembly in setting up and fabricating

numerous iterations of the mechanical components associated with the

Solid State Kicker Pulser Assembly for the Advanced Hydrotest Facility

(AHF) at LANL; the Modulator Cell Assembly was also used in the NLCTA's

8-Pack Test Stand.

. Worked in partnership with the EE staff to design and organize the

fabrication and assembly of the mechanical cell components with 60 cells

associated with the Solid State Kicker Purser Assemblies for the DARTH

II facility, also a programmatic deliverable.

. Played an integral role in the system administration of the Pro/ENGINEER

CAD CAM products, assuming responsibilities for installation,

configuration and maintenance of Pro/E on the BRP servers and client


. Designed, fabricated and assembled the Experimental Test Accelerator II

(ETA II) Short Kicker within a tight schedule, allowing the BRP to meet

major year-end milestone for the DARTH II Kicker Assembly integration


. Proactively assisted in the design of the Dielectric Wall Accelerator

(DWA) High Voltage Teat Stand NLCTA's Modulator Cell as well as in the

assembly of FXR Pulsed Coaxial Load and LBL Gammasphere beam line.

Accelerator Research Engineering Division / Beam Research


. Effectively supported numerous experiments, which included three

generations of Linear Induction Accelerators for the Security Defense

Initiative (SDI) program, Relative Klystron, Pulse Sharpener Reset

Network, ETA II, Advanced Test Accelerator (ATA) and Scram Jets for the

Super High Atmosphere Research Program.

. Managed the BRP fabrication efforts of the Super High Atmosphere Gas Gun

and the Advanced Radiography Machine, a solid induction modulator that

received an R&D 100 Award in 1999.

Earlier Experience

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory ( Berkeley, CA

CNC Programmer / Journeyman Machinist

American Tractor Equipment Corporation ( Oakland, CA

CNC Programmer / Machinist

Caterpillar Tractor Equipment Corporation ( San Leandro, CA


Education and Professional Development

. Completed ProENGINEER courses, including Introduction to ProENGINEER,

Behavioral Modeling and Mechanism Design, System Administration,

Wildfire Update, Precision Learning MDX MDO, BMX, Assembly, Resolve

and Modeling

. ProENGINEER eLearning Perpetual Library

. Hold a C-45 CA Contractor's License (Electrical Sign)

. Recognized by Fellers as a Certified Vehicle Wrap Provider

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Technical Skills

ProENGINEER Wild Fire 3.0 Gibbs CAM Microsoft Office Excel, Word,


LabVIEW Casper Sign Business SAi FlexiSIGN-PRO Adobe Photoshop

QuickBooks [pic]

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