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Engineer Design

Plainfield, Illinois, United States
January 27, 2018

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Re: Mechanical Design Engineering Manager / Sr. Design Position

To Whom It May Concern:

I am a driven individual with a unique combination of leadership skills and extensive experience spanning 30 years. My experience is in product design and development from concept through production in a variety of manufacturing and development environments. I believe I could be highly beneficial to your organization in a Mechanical Engineering Management or Sr. Level Design position. In the interest of exploring career opportunities, enclosed is my resume for your review.

I have a strong work history and training in the mechanical engineering design of plastics & sheet metal products gained from working in a variety of manufacturing and design environments. Along with my design experience, I have managed many types of projects and personnel. These projects range from small individual ones to entire product lines in both consumer products as well as industrial applications.

My salary history is pretty basic. I simply want to be paid a fair wage for the position, understanding that salary is negotiable. As for my immediate requirements, making more money is always nice, but a challenging atmosphere with growth potential, a driven team of people and career stability is even more important. I want to be challenged in environment that I can learn in as well as contribute to in major way. An environment where research & development, innovation and product improvement isn’t a dream but a constant goal to strive towards while maintaining a moral ethic that I’d be proud to discuss with anyone at any time.

I would like the opportunity to personally discuss the benefits my skills would bring to a position within your organization. I look forward to your reply.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.



2423 Lakeridge Drive

Lockport, Illinois 60441 815-***-****

Mechanical Engineer seeking an opportunity to work with teams of exciting, progressive, open minded people in an environment that rewards team work, individuality and attention to detail in creative and problem solving situations.


Proven leadership capability to initiate product design from concept through production

Possess excellent analytical & troubleshooting skills; ISO, ERP, PPAP and Lean manufacturing experience

Capable of analyzing processes & procedures to troubleshoot issues, reducing manufacturing and design costs

Solid understanding of designing for manufacturability, DFMA, etc…

Excellent communication skills, writing of specifications & users manuals

Personnel, project and product management experience

MS Office Products knowledge including MS Project, Excel & Word

Worked to obtain UL, CE, TUV and CSA approvals on products

Grasp concepts quickly and very detailed and Customer service oriented

Pro/E WF & Creo, Unigraphics NX3, SolidWorks, Inventor, Cadkey & AutoCAD

Work well in a team environment or alone

Internally motivated by conquering challenges & getting the job done


Managed projects and developed mechanical designs of many consumer products

Supervised designers, drafters and supported all CAD related hardware and software

Training of CAD Personnel, both 2D and 3D

Lead and motivated project team members to provide conceptual designs, layouts and detailed drawings for products from marketing briefs

Created and implemented ECO/ECN procedures

CAD Manager; Managed CAD systems, specified requirements, purchased & specified equipment

Created a system for maintaining engineering records

Worked directly with Chinese designers and tooling manufacturers


Awarded Design Patent #5,954,280, #5,542,718 and assisted in many others.

Product and project management of consumer and industrial products

Produce prototypes to be built to meet project cost, schedule, and functional requirements

Research and development of paper shredders, binding machines, laminators and several other consumer and industrial products

Designed many ultrasonically welded plastic parts, plastic, brass, stainless steel, sheet metal cabinets, protective packaging and performed shipping tests

Developed mechanical design for various types of consumer products

Very familiar with rapid prototyping, e.g., SLA, SLS, CNC, Urethane castings, etc.

Sheet metal design for many types of products

Knowledge of Vacuum Metalizing, Anodizing, Plating and Powder Coating processes


Set up and maintained a Pro-Engineer CAD system on a Unix, Windows NT and PC platforms

Computer literate with MS office products as well as the following 2D & 3D CAD software: CADKEY, AutoCAD, Computer Vision PD, Computer Vision Cadds 4X, SolidWorks, Unigraphics (NX3), Pro-Engineer Wildfire and Autodesk Inventor 3D Solid Modeling Systems

Knowledge and practice of top down design methods and skeletons with 3D software

Product Data Management knowledge and understanding it’s value

Competent knowledge of MS Office Products and MS Project

Developed and implemented product testing plans and Quality Control guidelines


National Cycle, Maywood, Illinois (2017 July~Present)

Project Engineer: CAD; SolidWorks, Delcam (PowerShape) & AutoCAD

Design & Project Management of motorcycle parts, both OEM and private label. Helping flush out Engineering & CAD Standards, production procedures, ECO, ERP, etc.

Sheet metal brackets, mechanisms, plastic windshields (drape molding), injection molded parts, etc.

United Machine & Tool, Minooka, Illinois (2016~July 2017)

Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer: CAD; Inventor 2017, AutoCAD 2017

Design & Project Management of Linen & Rubbish Chutes, Natural Gas line repair machines and Detention products. Establishing Engineering & CAD Standards, production procedures, etc.

Sheet metal chutes, brackets, mechanisms, tolerance study’s and misc. Mechanical Design.

Tripp Lite Corporation, Chicago, Illinois (2012~2016)

Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer: CAD; SolidWorks 2014, Pro-E Creo & AutoCAD LT

Design & Project Management of power handling equipment including but not limited to Network Racks, Automatic Transfer Switches, UPS, Power Modules, etc..

Sheet metal cabinets, brackets and plastic part design.

AM Manufacturing Company, Dolton, Illinois (2006~2012)

Design Engineer / CAD Manager: CAD; Inventor 2012 & AutoCAD

Design & Project Management of bakery equipment consisting of sheet metal, plastic components and assemblies for high speed pizza and tortilla press production lines.

Managed and maintained CAD infrastructure for engineering department.

Wahl Clipper Corporation, Sterling, Illinois (2004~2006)

Project Engineer: CAD; Unigraphics NX3

Design & Project Management of commercial, consumer and animal hair clippers and accessories. This involves the designing of sheet metal, injection molded parts, mechanisms & vacuum metalizing of plastic parts.

Minuteman International, Inc., Addison, Illinois (2003~2004)

Project Engineer: CAD; Pro Engineer (Wildfire 2.0) & Pro Intralink, AutoCAD

Design & Project Management of commercial riding and industrial floor cleaning machines. Designs of sheet metal, chassis’s and casting part design. Developed a variety of mechanisms and weldments.

Peerless Industries Inc., Melrose Park, Illinois (2002~2003)

Design Engineer: CAD; SolidWorks

Design & Project Management of television mounts manufactured from sheet metal, aluminum and plastic part assemblies.

Fellowes Manufacturing Co., Itasca, Illinois (1995~2001)

Engineering Manager, Senior Design Engineer & Design Engineer: CAD; Pro Engineer & AutoCAD

Design & Project Management for their Business Machines Team (paper shredders, binding & laminating machines)

Managed lab personnel and R & D for Business Machines Unit


Triton College; River Grove, Illinois

Earned credit hrs towards an Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering & CAD/CAM Operations

Prosser Vocational H.S.; Chicago, Illinois

Graduate top of class, 2 Years machine drafting training, Honor student w/advanced classes

Miscellaneous Training

Various CAD training courses including surfacing with Pro-E

Autodesk University 2008 & 2010 attendee

Ultra-Sonic welding and various other design seminars, Sound Quality Design training program

Quality Circle leadership training, Negotiation training, ISO, UL, TUV, CSA & CE understanding


Former ASME Member

Various church leadership roles

I enjoy home repair, general mechanical and electrical tinkering

Miscellaneous sports: fishing, baseball, bowling

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