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Engineer Project Manager

Location:
Santa Cruz, California, 95060, United States
Posted:
May 24, 2010

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Objective

I am a highly motivated Mechanical Engineer seeking a challenging and

exciting job opportunity.

Education

Clemson University, Clemson, SC

May 2008

Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering

Minor in Bioengineering

Midlands Technical College, Columbia, SC

May 2004

Freshman year, general engineering

Skills

MATLAB Solid Edge 3D Molding Fluent GD&T

LabVIEW Solid Works 3D Modeling COMSOL ASME Y14.5M

Maple AutoCad 2D and 3D Microsoft ISO9001 /

Office 13485

Engineering Experience

BC Tech Inc: Mechanical Engineer for medical/biotech product design,

development, Santa Cruz, CA

and manufacturing company

Fall 2008 -

Designing an innovative non-invasive stomach reduction device with client

(In progress) Current

o Successfully designed and executed feasibility studies using

porcine stomachs

o Developed detailed test methods, experiments, and

verification and validation reports

o Worked directly with the client to develop a working

prototype

o Listed as Patent Inventor for multiple claims on non-invasive

stomach reduction device

o Patent Application # 20090275960

o Designed major components within the device including the use

of Nitinol

o Designed user interface handle

o Managed master assembly model and bill of materials

o Completed market research

Concept development for blood glucose sensor and meter

Concept development for non-invasive spinal implant

Designed suture needle test fixture using LabVIEW as software base

Designed and built fluidics panel for knee cooling system

Designed external power supply housing and connection points for knee

cooling system

Created 3D models and 2D drawings using SolidWorks '08 and '09 adhering to

ASME Y14.5M and GT&T

Skilled in quality assurance - worked as quality engineer for several weeks

Worked as manufacturing lead while assisting in robotic box builds and

design

o Improved manufacturing process for robotic box build - slide

stainer

o Improved system performance by designing and building

multiple test fixtures

o Created dozens of Manufacturing Process Instructions (MPI)

for commercial release

o Reduced errors by creating inspection points for each sub

assembly

o Designed 3-axis robotics test fixture to test motor and

sensor functionality

Brought a box build to commercial release

o Modified and created numerous drawings

Worked as quality and inspections engineer for incoming parts in

manufacturing

Acted as project manager and lead engineer for two projects

Finalized designs, created MPIs, and validated electronics enclosure device

for commercial release

Akeena Solar: Design Engineer for Solar Panel Systems

Los Gatos, CA

Provided professional design and engineering consultation throughout the

sales cycle Summer -

Designed ground mount and roof top photovoltaic system layouts using

AutoCad 2D Fall 2008

Worked cross-functionally with operations, project management, sales, and

installation teams

Provided customer support throughout the design process

AnchorTrax: Freelance Design Consultant -- Contractor

Clemson, SC

Conceptual design and analysis of accessories to be used on the AnchorTrax

Tie-Down System Spring 2008

. Created prototypes and designs for manufacturing

Researcher in Biocompatibility and Tissue Regeneration Lab: Clemson

Bioengineering Department Clemson, SC

Designed, built, and implemented a bioreactor for the "Clemson Bioactive

Vascular Graft" Spring 2008

Completed functionality tests to verify the validity of the bioreactor

Gained experience with cell culturing, histology, and fluorescents

Research in Artificial Heart Lab: BBSI at Penn State Bioengineering

Department - Summer Program State College, PA

Completed an experimental and computational study to understand thrombus

formation Summer 2007

Used Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV) for experimental study results

Utilized Fluent and COMSOL with turbulent modeling for computational study

results

Research in Biomechanics Lab: Clemson Bioengineering Department

Clemson, SC

Programmed an interface to analyze gait cycle using LabVIEW and MATLAB

Spring 2007

The interface will be used to link together gyroscopes, accelerometers, and

a force plate

Dr xlmaier Automotive of America: Manufacturing Engineer -- Engineering Co-

Op Duncan, SC

Problem solved, designed, built, and implemented automated workstations for

manufacturing Spring -

o Saved company over $45,000 in designing and building

machinery to replace outsourcing Fall 2006

o Gained experience in POKE YOKE sensors and PLC wirings

o Minimized scrap and maximized production by incorporating

statistical analysis tools such as

group activity, studies, Pareto charts, machine capability

studies (MFU/PFU), and time studies

o Wrote work instructions, PFMEAS, control plans, and process

monitoring sheets

o Trained supervisors, operators, and maintenance personnel to

use new machinery and tools

Designed and updated plant layouts using AutoCAD, utilized trouble shooting

in process flow

Decreased production time by developing custom tools to assist in

manufacturing process

Designed and built "end of arm tooling" for injection molding robots



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