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Engineer Mechanical

Ramseur, North Carolina, 27316, United States
January 25, 2018

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Rickie Pendergrass

Current Address: **** ***** ***** **** **** Hill, S.C 29730

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology Award: Engineering Scholarship

North Carolina State University, Certified Raleigh, NC Received certification for Engineering Project Management Program at North Carolina State University . In this program I was trained to lead engineering teams in the most productive, cost effective, and cooperative manner. SKILLS AND SOFTWARE PROFICIENCIES

Mechanical Engineer with experience in plastic extrusion design, steam systems, LEAN manufacturing, and facility design. Excellent project management, cooperative leadership, and interpersonal skills. Proficient with AutoCAD. Practical work experience in all phases of building construction. WORK & LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

2012-May, 2015 GORP Brothers LLC Rock Hill, SC

President and Financial Analyst

As President of GORP Brothers LLC Company I managed several responsibilities:

Analyzed financial markets and develop strategic business plan.

Performed technical data analysis of companies for investment opportunities.

Monitored trends of companies to determine the financial impact to the business.

Developed and progress the company’s growth strategies. 2000-2011 Spirax Sarco Inc., Blythewood, SC

Product Support Engineer and Project Manager

Spirax Sarco is an international design and manufacturer of product for the steam industry.

Served as lead Product Support Engineer for in-house troubleshooting, LEAN manufacturing and 5S Program.

Performed trouble shooting /problem solving for daily issues with in-house manufacturing and design assembly of pumps, steam traps, etc.

Modified and developed new products for condensate recovery systems.

Generated special product quotes to comply with company’s manufacturing capabilities. ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Made significant design advances in the condensate pump product line.

Decreased the assembly and manufacturing cost to produce new condensate pumps.

Installed new and more efficient assemble lines. 1999-2000 Enterprise Data Solutions Inc., Charlotte, NC Access Developer

Enterpriese Data Solutions is a software consulting company that developed application for the utility and financial industry.

Developed and maintain employee location database in Microsoft Access that houses employee information.

Developed customer database in Microsoft Access that houses sales and contact information.

Developed presentations, organization charts, etc. using Microsoft PowerPoint. Assisted in developing website for company to promote sales and conduct purchases via the internet. 2

1994-1998 Berstorff Corporation Charlotte, NC

Project Engineer

Berstorff Corporation is an international custom polymer machine design and manufacturing facility.

Designed Skids, polymer adapters and feed nozzles for extruder; as well as, the steel base frames with mezzanine level.

Developed, monitored, and maintained all disciplines of the projects’ progression to insure compliance with proposed specifications and delivery dates.

Integrated customized extrusion and auxiliary equipment in association with standard and non-standard plastic related equipment.

Assisted with application, specification and price negotiations with outside vendors for auxiliary equipment and hardware related to plastic extrusion equipment.

Served as lead technical advisor in customer sales meetings, in-house, and at the customers’ facilities. ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• Made significant design advances in the support frame structures for housing the dosing systems; as well as, the extruders themselves.

• Decreased the overall manufacturing cost of compounding equipment by 15%. 1991-1994 Stockhausen Inc Greensboro, NC

Mechanical Project Engineer

Stockhausn is an international chemical corporation that produces a large variety of polymers for the waste-water treatment facilities and the personal hygiene industry.

Establish budgets for capital projects involving installations of new systems. Review quotes, make comparisons and select vendors for capital projects.

Design new product-line process start-ups based on specifications of the chemical engineers.

Perform ASME Code calculations to ensure that process equipment adhere to Division I, Section VIII and B 31.3 Piping codes.

Troubleshoot existing problems within process equipment to decrease downtime and increase production rates. ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Performed troubleshooting on extruders within one of the company’s major product processes. Reduced downtime by redesigning existing equipment. The redesign significantly reduced preventive maintenance down time on a major product process.

Gaston County Dyeing Machinery Stanley, NC

Mechanical Design Engineer

Gaston County Dyeing Machinery is a manufacturer that designs and builds dyeing machinery for national and international textile companies.

Created new designs for existing product-line (heat exchangers, pressured vessels, reactors and filters) from beginning to end using Autocad Version 10.0 to layout designs.

Supervised and instructed drafters and designers on the details for drawing layouts.

Performed Tri-Therm, ASME, and TEMA calculations to ensure accuracy of designs.


Performed stress analysis for heat exchanger project (two columns designed approximately 87ft. in height and 8ft. in diameter). Project was budgeted in the range of one million dollars. PATENTS

Created and received four patents for steam pressure powered pumps that drastically increase productivity and profits.

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