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Design Engineer Mechanical

Palm Bay, Florida, United States
January 29, 2018

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Keith W. Nuetzman

*** ********* ***. *********: 321-***-****

Palm Bay, FL 32907 E-mail:


Experienced mechanical design engineer in product development with a proven record of accomplishments in defining, designing and implementation of plastic, sheet metal and elastomeric component design. Significant cellular project in product development, Pro-E and Solidworks database construction of complex assemblies and component level design, combined with leadership and analytical problem solving skills. Perform design verification tests and MEALT and ALT tests. Resolve complex engineering, tooling and manufacturing issues utilizing failure analysis and DOE. Granted 2 US Patents and published 2 technical articles. Specific areas of expertise include:

Design Verification

Supply Chain


Arena PLM

Failure/Tolerance Analysis


Electrical Hardware

Configuration Management

S/SCI clearance (MFM)

Document Control


PTC Pro-E (Pro2000, 2000i, Intralink and PDM),

Pro-E Wildfire


Windows (95/98/NT/2000/XP)

Geometric Tolerancing ANSI Y14.5M


Stratasys 3D Printer

MS Office suite (Power Point, Excel and MS Project)



Rockwell Collins, Melbourne, FL 2014 - current

Communications and aviation electronics solutions

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Performs a wide variety of highly complex mechanical engineering design and analysis tasks which requires knowledge of engineering theory and principles to determine design solutions for electronic, electromechanical and optical equipment/systems. Tasks require knowledge of material properties, fabrication processes and thermal/structural analysis techniques and/or Mechanical Computer Aided Engineering (MCAE) tools.

This position is concerned with providing technical support to Operations in the form of enabling and improving the flow of manufacturing utilizing the disciplines of industrial and mechanical engineering. Assignments range from simple and reactionary in nature to complex and strategic.

LSGC, Lighting Science Group Corporation, Satellite Beach, FL 2009 - 2013

Customized product development using innovative LED technology

Documentation Control Manager

Responsibility for implementing and managing Document/Configuration Control utilizing Pedyn software program. Lead a team of 3 individuals. Responsible for mechanical design and change using Solidworks and Autocad. Lead Engineering Review Board (ERB) meetings.

HARRIS Corp, GCSD, Melbourne, FL 2003 - 2009

International communication and information technology company, serving government and commercial markets.

Staff Mechanical Designer, Wireless Products Group

Responsibility for providing thorough, practical and imaginative design solutions of major components or portions of a functional system. Performed mechanical testing, analysis, documentation and design verification of components and mechanical component redesigns on government, defense and security communications products.

Designed injection molded plastic components utilizing Pro-E Wildfire skills resulting in producing a variety of handheld and portable wireless devices.

Packaged design of custom and custom off the shelf (COTS) items for wireless systems which resulted in final deliverable products to law enforcement agencies.

Conceptualized and designed sheet metal stampings and progressive die components used in top level assemblies and contributed to overall final product configuration

Designed components for fabrication by using various methods to produce chassis and assemblies for manufacturing wireless products.

Developed and qualified injection molded tools through on-site vendor reviews, which validated measurements of tool steel and final plastic dimensions and verified molding process and parameters.

Provided continual product support and redesign of legacy products, which provided longer product life and continued revenue.

Participated in Configuration Management (CM) documentation and approval processes to ensure product integrity.

Sustaining Engineering for existing product lines including cost reductions and feature enhancements.

MOTOROLA, INC., Boynton Beach, FL 1988 - 2003

Global manufacturer and distributor of wireless technology.

Staff Mechanical Design Engineer/Group Leader ( 2000 – 2003)

Responsibile for managing and mentoring mechanical engineer and PCB designer in testing, analysis, documentation and design verification of components, supplier negotiations and mechanical component redesigns on high volume consumer products.

Designed injection molded plastic components utilizing top down Pro-E skills.

Designed battery contacts, elastomeric keypads and arrays, and side mount actuation buttons.

Researched and selected electro mechanical components: connectors, vibrating motors, alerts and speakers for cost and to meet systems specifications.

Contributed as a staff design engineer to a Motorola cross functional engineering team.

Responsible for Pro-e model changes and maintaining the top-level database integrity.

Developed models for multiple form factors across CDMA, TDMA and GSM product lines

Qualified global injection molded tools by on site vendor reviews. Validated measurements of tool steel and final plastic dimensions and verification of molding processes and parameters.

Received multiple Motorola “Distinguished Innovation” awards.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer (1995 – 2000)

Coached team members through the process of problem solving, meeting schedules, cost objectives, manufacturing and reliability goals to assure technical and financial excellence.

Established effective written, verbal communication, and developed professional relationships fostering a team relationship in these efforts.

Conducted mechanical engineering efforts for environmentally preferred product implementing Halogen free boards, lead-free solder and producing molded plastic components utilizing recyclate resin.

Mechanical Design Engineer (1987 – 1995)

Designed molded parts, sheet metal stampings using theoretical and practical engineering skills.

Demonstrated proficiency in tolerance analysis methodologies.

Generate technical documentation for feasibility study, system specifications.

Coordinated and performed all aspects of reliability and life cycle testing.

Applied sound engineering practices analytical and theoretical prediction followed experimental confirmation.


General Studies, Palm Beach Community College,

Mechanical Technology, Purdue University


Management Development: Technical:

Managing Career Development Six Sigma / Six Sigma, DMAIC

Preventing Sexual Harassment Design for Manufacturing

Design of Injection Moldable Parts

Design for Assembly

Design for Environment


Patent, US5300937 Loop Antenna

Patent, US6198444 Double Pole Limit Switch Having an Actuator as a Pole

Motorola Journal Science/Technology Volume11, “Insert Molded Lanyard Post”.

Motorola Journal Science/Technology Volume14, “Telescopic Lanyard Post with 360 Degree Rotation”.

South Florida Manufacturers Association, SFMA Recognition of Excellence

Motorola: Distinguished Innovation Awards, Warranty Improvement Award

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