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Engineer Design

Dayton, Ohio, United States
August 28, 2017

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John Edward Miller

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Kettering, Ohio 45419

Home: 937-***-**** Mobile: 317-***-****



** ***** ** *********** ****** experience in product development (concept to production) in the following areas: electronics packaging, energy storage systems, engine control modules and sensors for the automotive industry.

Progressed through various positions from CAD Designer and Lab Testing Specialist to Senior Mechanical Design Engineer.

CAD Proficiency: Unigraphics NX, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Pro-E Wildfire and Inventor platforms.

Previous duties have included hybrid battery pack development (Ford Fusion), process optimization of various functions involved in integrated circuit encapsulation utilizing scientifically designed experiments.

Implementation of material characterization lab and chassis dynamometer to develop sensors and materials for more accurate FEA modeling (ANSYS).

Mechanical design of exhaust gas sensor products, BOM creation, validation testing and PPAP responsibility.


Yaskawa America, Inc. – Motoman Robotics Division June 2015 to July 2017 Miamisburg, Ohio

Sr. Design Specialist

Developed new product design concepts utilizing Solid Edge ST9, creating components and assemblies, performing necessary design calculations and constructing BOM’s and supporting documentation. Related activities include: Conducting concept and final design reviews, supplier assessment, first article (prototype) build, creating simulations. Cascade Corporation Jan 2015 to June 2015

Springfield, Ohio

Design Engineer (Contract)

Created mechanical components and assemblies (Solid Edge ST5) for material handling attachments. Performed conversion of models from UG-NX to Solid Edge. OPW-Engineered Systems May 2014 to Jan 2015

Lebanon, Ohio

Design Engineer (Contract)

Created mechanical loader arm assemblies (Pro-E Wild fire 5.0) for petro-chemical applications. Performing the moment load design calculations and cost estimates, BOM creation and maintaining engineering documentation for customer approval. PDI Communication Systems. Inc. Oct 2013 to April 2014 Springboro, Ohio

Design Engineer (Contract)

Created mechanical components and assemblies (SolidWorks 2013) for articulated mounting arms and smart televisions for hospital applications. This included overall product layout and component design. Performing the required design calculations and analysis, validation of concept and material selection.

Managed design project deliverables, product documentation and test plans. Whirlpool Corp. – KitchenAid Division. Dec 2012 to Oct 2013 Greenville, Ohio

Project Engineer

Management of multiple projects involving new product launches, cost & quality, customer service, safety hazard mitigation, competitive analysis in a cross-functional environment.

Developed business cases for new model planning.

Monitored product returns which included month-to-month, year-to-year charting on a model-by-model basis. Provided timely reports the Product Safety Dept. Mil-Mar Century Corp. July 2011 to Dec 2012

Miamisburg, Ohio

Design Project Engineer

Managed Project Design (Solid Edge ST4) of system and components for Compatible Water Tank Rack (HIPPO). This included overall product layout and component design. Performing the required design calculations and analysis, validation of concept, material selection, supplier approval. Providing timely project updates, Co-ordination of sourcing process with Manufacturing and Purchasing functions. Developed costed BOM for DoD bid submission.

Stoneridge Corp. – Hi-Stat Division August 2008 to July 2010 Lexington, Ohio

Product Engineer

Managed the launch of Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor. Including such supporting activities as: BOM, DFMEA, Control Plan, Design Validation Testing and Product/Process Improvement.

Advanced development of Soot Sensor from concept to deliverable engineering test samples. (IDEAS)

Performed stack-up analysis of final assembly with respect to sub-component tolerance and thermal expansion.

Planning and Implementation of Chassis Dynamometer Test Stand. Activities: project justification, equipment and site selection, facilities planning, safety requirements Delphi Corp. – Electronics & Safety Division February 1991 to August 2008 Kokomo, Indiana

Mechanical Product Engineer (5/2005 – 8/2008)

Developed and implemented mechanical design concept of hybrid energy storage systems

(Ford Fusion Hybrid - $37.5M/year project) – (Solid Edge & UG NX3).

Identified and developed new suppliers to meet specialized needs outside of core product base.

Monitored suppliers progress toward production implementation and approval (PPAP).

Reduced quantity of fasteners from 415 to 224 over previous battery pack design.

Developed and maintained BOM, DFMEA and PPAP schedule. Mechanical Designer (4/1998 - 5/2005)

Created CAD models and drawings for engine control modules and pressure sensors: PODS-Passive Obstacle Detection System, MAP-Manifold Air Pressure, Hydraulic Pressure Module (UG NX3).

Mechanical Testing Specialist (2/1991-4/1998)

Supported Integrated Circuit Packaging through material testing and analysis.

Responsible for equipment selection and lab implementation.

Supervision of lab technicians.

Programming and operation of MTS testing system which involved tensile, compression, cyclic fatigue testing of plastic composite materials over -40 C to 300 C temperature range. Performed viscosity and cure tests using Kayeness Capillary Rheometer and Monsanto MDR/RPA.

Prepared test data analysis and final reports for DARPA funded – Low Cost IC Packaging Technology Reinvestment Program ($10M) 1996-1997.

Clarke Power Services, Inc. October 1988 to February 1991 Cincinnati, Ohio

Mechanical Designer/Inspector

Created CAD models and drawings of component s and assemblies for stationary diesel powered pumps and generator sets.

Implemented drawing file archive change over to CAD-based system (CADAM).

Conducted final product inspections for commercial and military contracts. EDUCATION

Purdue University – School of Engineering and Technology (BSMET) 1999 Cincinnati State Technical & Community College (ASMET) 1988 Sinclair Community College 2010 - 2011

SolidEdge ST (course completed: March 2011)

SolidWorks (course completed: Fall 2010)


CAD: UG NX (10yrs), Solid Works (2yrs), Solid Edge (2yrs) Extensive Design of Experiments (DOE) Training – Taguchi & Shainin methods Quality Engineering (I-IV) – Applied Statistical Techniques (Green Belt Projects) Design For Six Sigma (DFSS)

Tool and Die Design, Test Fixtures

Chicago Pneumatic Tool Torque Analyzer

Test Equipment Operation: Moving Die Rheometer, Rubber Process Analyzer, Moisture Analyzer, Scanning Acoustical & Scanning Electron Microscopes Machine Operation: Lathe, Milling Machine, Surface/Cylindrical Grinders, Drill/Punch/Brake Presses

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