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Design Engineer

Seattle, Washington, United States
April 04, 2018

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Transportation & product design engineering specialist with outstanding ability to create solutions to complex design issues. Direct related experience includes:

• 18 years product design & development, conceptual through to production release

• 4 years CATIA V5 (4500 hours) - 11 years CATIA V4 3D CAD software

• 3 year SOLIDWORKS 3500 hrs solid modeling/drafting/drawings


INSITU, Bingen, Washington (contract) 01/2016-06/2016

Unmanned Air Vehicles Drone manufacturer

Designer (UAV) Unmanned Air Vehicles - Integrator & Black Jack redesign of injection Tachometer details & Assy. SOLIDWORKS 2013/SOLIDWORKS PDM. Legacy red line updates to

2.ASME Y14.5 drawing standards

AMERICAN BLIMP COMPANY, Hillsboro, Oregon 09/2013-05/2015

Van Wagner Advertising Airship Blimp manufacturer


1. Projects responsibilities include; design management of A-1, A-150 & A-60 Airship & Lightship component design & design modifications to engine plumbing mounting subsystems. Gondola airframe weldment design for reinforcement upgrades using primary SOLIDWORKS 2013/SOLIDWORKS PDM & secondary AutoCAD (DRAFTsight).

2. Analyze & resolve quality issues found in production assembly long term cost effective mechanical solutions of video cam implementation installation mounting and video cam subsystems.

M-TEK Inc., Farmington Hills, Michigan (contract) 09/2012-03/2013

Tier 1 Automotive interior trim supplier to NISSAN

CATIA Designer

1. Primary responsibility; Design management of injection molded interior trim A-B-C Pillar/Luggage compartment side panels/Trunk Lid/Kick Plate modifications to NISSAN P42K Pathfinder/P42J Infiniti

Luxury SUV using CATIA V5.

2. Secondary responsibility; Provide engineering staff with feasible and cost effective solutions to quality issues found in production assembly. Examples include VA/VE of clip tower attachments, strengthening ribs, class B material thickness of injection molded interior panels, whitening & part failure elimination/correction

UNITED STREET CAR, Clackamas, Oregon (contract) 10/2011-04/2012

OREGON IRONWORKS owned, electric rail way public transportation manufacturer

CATIA MechanicalDesigner

1. Using CATIA V5/SMART TEAM PDMto design underbody structural components & reinforcement brackets includingmodifications to rigid chassis sheet metal overlays, I-beam weldment end fittings and overall frame enhancements.

2. Production release accomplishments included interior stainless handrail tubing, from concept to release Portland Street Car project end cars &mid-section vehicles.

NOVA-TECH ENGINEERING, Lynwood, Washington (contract) 05/2010-11/2010

Tool & Fixture Design & Build Resource for Commercial Airplanes

Tool Designer

1. Aerospace mechanical tool & fixture designer

2. Redesigned entire fixture from horizontal to vertical position for ease of ergonomics during panel attachment manufacturing of Embraer18 passenger business class jet using CATIA V5/SMART TEAM product data management software

3. Accomplished drill jig design set-ups for high precision panel/skin mountingto structure of forward fuselage and mid body fuselage airplane panels to aid in assembly accurate skin to structure fastening assembly

BOEING, Everett, Washington (contract) 08/2007-12/2008 & 08/2008-01/2009 Commercial airplane manufacturer

Tool Design Engineer

Integration & Tooling Liaison Design Engineering support

1. Redesign of 747-8 Front Splice Drill Template - Design & Released per internal Boeing Release standards and processes.

2. Drill jig fixture design for front spar/wing skin interface tooling access hole for Boeing 737-700 using CATIA V5

3. Liaison engineering design support, quality validation of structural components 2007 787 Composite Airplane

4. Verified content of production released 787 3D solid model substructures within CATIA V5ENOVIA PDM virtual environment.

5. Created structural components installation manuals to assist airplane production assembly mechanics

FREIGHTLINER LLC, Portland, Oregon (contract) 01/2006-08/2007

Freight truck manufacturer

Senior Designer

1. Designed complete auxiliary engine cooling systems for automatic transmission retarders/transmission coolers and hydrant coolers

2. Determined feasible engine compartment hose packaging while considering cost effective fluid dynamics/capacity, hot &cool engine extremes and flexible/rigid engine modules.

3. Created 3-Dimensional solid models, using CATIA V5 of prototype and production ready steel tubing, mounting brackets, rubber hoses and connections per strict Freightliner requirements.

GRUPOANTOLIN NORTH AMERICA, Troy, Michigan 02/2003-02/2005

Tier 1 automotive supplier of window regulators & door modular systems

Senior Designer

1. Start to finish, feasibility, development, and internal release

2. Developed entire window regulator systems for DaimlerChrysler C & D segment platforms using CATIA V4 2.2

BROSE NORTH AMERICA, INC., Auburn Hills, Michigan 11/1998-07/2002

Tier 1 automotive supplier of window regulators & seating systems

Design Engineer

1. Clarified product designs; established timing for new designs

2. Created initial concepts and/or enhanced existing door modular components, which met internal company and external customer specifications.

3. Influenced designs, through direct involvement, for multiple customer programs, meeting customer requirements for coordination of new and existing parts.

4. Worked independently on development, coordination and completion of original designs.

5. Maintained data integrity CATIA files and SDRC C3P CAD models and drawings.

SATURN, Madison Heights, Michigan (contract) 05/1998-11/1998

A division of General Motors automotive manufacturer


1. Developed both soft trim headliners& hard trim injection molded interior components

2. Assessed and resolved design issues on injection molded MIC polypropylene trim panels

3. Implemented design changes to interior panels, clip cluster modifications, realizing draft angles to ensure proper fit and function of interior panels

MSX INTERNATIONAL, Southfield, MI (contract) 08/1997-05/1998

Designer - BIW design

BOEING, Seattle, WA (contract) 06/1996-05/1997

Senior Draftsman - 777 structural design

NISSAN, Farmington Hills, MI (contract) 01/1995-02/1996

Designer - structural design & fascia design

ITT AUTOMOTIVE, Auburn Hills, MI (contract) 02/1992-07/1995

Designer - seating structures and door checks


Pursuing Bachelors Degree of Applied Technical Design, Oregon Institute of Technology

Associate Degree in Auto body Design, Macomb Community College,

Warren, Michigan

Certificate CATIA V5, Boeing certified, Freightliner certified


CertificateSOLIDWORKS Advanced Modeling, Assemblies, Detailing, Sheet Metal Design & Simulation, Hawkridge Systems, Bothell, WA

CertificateIDEAS solid modeling I, II, III & Creating and Working with Assemblies,

Henryford Community College, Dearborn MI

Coursework in Batavia & Descriptive Geometry, Detailing Practices,

Philpot Schools of Automotive Body Drafting, Madison Heights, Michigan

Certificate Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance -GD &T

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

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