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Engineer Engineering

Location:
Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, United States
Salary:
85000
Posted:
February 22, 2018

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AARON A. COCHRAN

N**** School Street

Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

414-***-****

ac4kv6@r.postjobfree.com or ac4kv6@r.postjobfree.com

BACKGROUND SUMMARY

Project Engineer/3D designer with over 25 years of experience in the design of a wide range of products, with particular strength in heat recovery and combustion equipment. Specific areas of expertise in:

Project Planning / Management

Centrifugal casting

AutoCAD (2018) Inventor (2018)

Vendor Relations

Simulation (FEA) (2018)

Mathematica 11

Materials Analysis

3D Printing Design and Fabrication

Simulation (CFD) (2018)

Mass/Energy Balance

3D Modeling

Vacuum casting

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Pre-heat Inc Oostburg, WI

Head of Engineering

Engineering and fabrication 2008 – 12/01/2017

Responsible for the design and overall engineering for large industrial air-to-air heat exchangers and combustion chambers. Sales management of my own customer base.

ACP ENGINEERING SERVICES INC. Cedarburg, WI

Consulting engineering firm 2000- 2008

Individually managed company providing complex engineering systems and solutions, cost reduction planning, analysis, finite element analysis (FEA) modeling, air-to-air heat exchanger design catalytic/thermal oxidizer design.

ANGUIL ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEM, INC. Milwaukee, WI 1993 - 2000

GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES DIVISION

A global provider of pollution control equipment with annual sales of $16 million.

Senior Project Engineer 1999 - 2000

Responsible for project management and design of standard and custom VOC oxidizer systems. Created designs, developed project schedules and managed budgets for projects up to $1 million. Honored for company division highest sales $7.5 million.

●Lead team of engineers in design and development of low cost thermal catalytic system. Coordinated development of product specifications, developed initial design and assigned responsibilities to team members. Project improved product margins and was completed before established deadline.

●Accepted responsibility for design of company’s first high-loading chlorinated oxidizer. Implemented state-of-the-art design and problem-solved field installation issues at customer site. Design secured one of company’s single largest customers.

●Worked with sales department to apply VOC abatement requirements to design of customer systems. Successful coordination led to increased sales.

Project Engineer 1994 - 1999

Responsible for over 1000 design projects for all division product lines.

●Redesigned acid gas scrubber product line. Resulted in improved product quality and cost savings of 20%.

●Designed each project using mechanical layout, P&ID, mass balance, temperature /pressure profile and heat exchanger calculations. Resulted in standardized fan sizing, burner sizing and parts specifications.

●Functioned as key customer support technical resource including commissioning field VOC oxidizers and solving customer on-site technical issues.

●Designated to perform engineering sign-offs for QA reports on all division products.

●Functioned as sole division representative to HAZOP review meetings.

●Designed company’s first electric-fired catalytic oxidizer for soil remediation. Project success recognized by company management.

●Photographed all stages of equipment fabrication and on site installations. Photographs used as technical training tool and effective marketing tool.

Lead Designer 1993 - 1994

Responsible for product designs and for supervision of staff of three Detail Drafters.

●Hired to implement new system for design standards and procedures. Reviewed process flow, eliminated redundant processes and established new procedures. Promoted to Project Engineer in recognition of successful implementation.

ENGINEERING SERVICES, Milwaukee, WI 1990 - 1993

Engineering Consultant

Owner / manager, delivering design-engineering projects to clients, including rock-crushing equipment (Telsmith), paper product machinery (Kemsmith) and plastic part molds for water treatment equipment (Brunner) and custom batch ovens, industrial phosphate three stage washers (Oven Systems Inc OSI).

CONTRACT ENGINEER, Milwaukee, WI 1987 - 1990

Working through various local contract engineering firms, performed a variety of design assignments, including circuit board layouts (REX PT Components), industrial controls electrical wiring diagrams (ASEA Brown Boveri ABB), thick film captive keyboard design (W.H. Brady) and (LaBelle Industries).

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, Milwaukee, WI 1982 - 1987

Research Assistant – Thin Films

Responsible for lab operations and thin film research for the physics department. Calculated component drawings considering parameters (dimensions, physical electronics and component proximity). This included layout, purchasing of materials and components and machining. Analyzed fly ash using secondary ion mass spectrometer.

EDUCATION

Degree Bachelor of Arts in Digital Fabrication and Design University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck school of the Arts 2017

100 Credits toward Bachelor of Science Materials’ Science, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee

22 Units toward Bachelor of Science Materials’ Science, University of CA – Berkeley

12 Credits toward Mechanical Engineering Associate's Degree, Milwaukee Area Technical School – Milwaukee

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Member NFPA 2002-2007

Certificate - Industrial Ventilation Conference Advanced Air School

Certificate - Soil Remediation / Materials Engineering Refresher,

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Extension

Materials Engineering Refresher, University of WI - Milwaukee

ALGOR FEA Seminar, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Professional Engineering Preparation Classes



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