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Engineer Mechanical

United States
March 02, 2018

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Sharp, results-oriented Mechanical Engineering leader with proven success in managing million-dollar mechanical engineering projects. Background includes conceptual design for proposal to detailed production drawing utilizing ASME Y14.5 standards for leading technology of space applications to surpass customer requirements. Critical thinker and adept negotiator who can apply extensive industry knowledge to profitable vendor partnerships and enhancing customer opportunities. Expertly directs development, technology integration, and customer relations with a creative focus for solutions. Skilled team builder with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Technical Capabilities

ProEngineer/Wildfire/Creo (25,000hrs)

ProE sheet metal, large assemblies

Pro/Mechanica, Pro/Mechanism

Pro/Intralink Sherpa PDM, Windchill

Catia V5 Sheet metal (3,000hrs)

AutoCAD 14, 2000

MS Office and MS Project

Geom. Dimension & Tolerancing, ASME Y14.5

Opto/Mechanical Packaging & Design

Machined, Cast, Sheet Metal & Plastics

Manufacturing & Machine Shop Best Practices

Metal surface finishes and coatings

Detailed Process Test Plan Creation

Released Detailed Part and Assembly Drawings

Assembly and Integration Experience

Nonconformance Review Board (NCMR)

Engineering Change Order (ECO)

Engineering Integration Reports & Specs

Supplier & Vendor Qualification

Team Leadership & Supplier Interfacing

Customer Requirements Development

Six-Sigma Certified

Hands on Fabrication & Welding

Hands on Performance Engine Building

Hands on Off-road Suspension Design

Hands on Classic Car modification/restoration

Professional Experience

Mechanical Design Engineer • Innova Engineering • Irvine, CA • February 2018 – Present

On contract for a National Technical Services Consulting firm creating Conceputal Designs, Detailed Designs and Production level Drawings utilizing ASME Y14.5 GD&T with Creo 2.0 & 3.0 for billet machined components, as well as cast parts.

Representing Consulting firm by interfacing with automotive Internal Combustion Engine client based in San Diego, supporting multiple programs with shifting priorities.

Sr. Design Engineer • Northrop Grumman • Redondo Beach, CA • May 2015 – November 2017

Thermal Blankets BUS lead design engineer on NASA Space Telescope from concept to integration.

Developed plans to meet demanding program integration schedule by interfacing with integration and sub-system hardware teams.

Supported requirements changes, design updates and successful on time delivery and integration of thermal blanket multilayer insulation onto hardware.

Mechanical Engineer • Thales • Irvine, CA • August 2012 – May 2015

Developed design data packages for aircraft installations based on system definition, aircraft type, customer definition and requirements of OEM & regulatory agencies. Coordinated program requirements, developed engineering documentation, and test procedures/reports while ensuring compliance with regulatory and Customer requirements.

Lead in the overall design and certification of the In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system installations on commercial aircraft.

Mechanical Engineer • Cymer • San Diego, CA • April 2012 – August 2012

Design Engineer for leading technology opto-mechanical Extreme Ultraviolet lithography semiconductor system. Specialty Test Equipment fixture design from concept to detailed drawings utilizing GD&T.

Sr. Mechanical Engineer • Raytheon • El Segundo, CA • July 2001 – February 2012

Contributing Engineer on multi-million dollar space qualified program responsible for thermal strap requirements development and design with outside vendor. Led weekly meetings to ensure on time delivery

Designed optical bench components (multi-position fold mirror) and kinematic adjustable optic mounts for thermal vacuum testing, including tolerance analysis in support of optical tolerances. Designed per NASA outgassing requirements, excluding hazardous substances (ie: Cadmium, Tin or Hexavelent Chromium)

Mechanical Systems Lead for IR & D proposal from concept to hardware manufacture. Responsible for successful program planning, risk mitigation, cost & scheduling, procurement from several vendors, design and integration across multi-discipline team. Continued interface with outside suppliers. Supervised efforts of designers, optical engineer, structural and thermal analysts for successful hardware integration.

Successfully designed and detailed production drawings of innovative test fixtures from conception to delivery and created detailed test procedures and product specifications for P1196 program.

Lead MLI engineer on TMOS, ARTEMIS & TONGA, & MLI integration engineer on VIIRS Cryoradiator.

Design Lead for 10 engineers on TMOS for 4 yrs with growing responsibility for managing schedules, drawings, prototypes, fabrication and installation of high-performance MLI blankets for Opto-Mechanical application using Pro/Sheetmetal. Highly engaged in MLI fabrication, including developing the MLI laser cutting techniques and training MLI technicians, working closely with manufacturing personnel throughout the build cycle, which led to consistent delivery of MLI blankets ahead of schedule. Designed over 20 tools to aid in fabrication and interfaced with manufacturing.

Interfaced with prime hardware teams to develop and/or modify integration plans in order to meet system requirements and test schedule.

Prepared and presented TMOS MLI Thermal Blankets Critical Design Review package to Customer.

R&D and qualified 30 layer Thermal Blanket test article validating the laser cutting fabrication process, significantly improving Raytheon’s high performance thermal blanket fabrication capabilities.

Instructional Associate • Golden West College • Huntington Beach, CA • Aug. 1999 – June 2001

Provide assistance to faculty and students in Computer Science Dept. labs. Troubleshooting and maintaining 3 networked PC labs and 2 Mac labs utilizing Novell Netware and AppleTalk.

Engineering Assistant • Gas & Mechanical Labs • Los Angeles, CA • Dec. 1997 - Aug. 1998

Conducted research testing to ASME, ANSI and CSA standards for plumbing fixtures; laboratory reports, and created custom tooling using standard mills and lathes.

Automotive Mechanic and Sales • Sears • Cerritos, CA • Nov. 1992 - May 1994

Installed batteries, tires, and suspension components; sales and customer service.


Bachelor of Science Degree, Mechanical Engineering • CSU Long Beach, 2001 (Completed 2013)

SAE President, SAE Mini Baja, Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, ASME

Associate of Arts Degree, Computer Science • Cerritos College, 1998

Associate of Arts Degree, Mathematics • Cerritos College, 1998

Associate of Arts Degree, Spanish • Cerritos College, 1995 • Deans List

ASE Certified Tech, Brakes, Suspension & Alignment, 1994


Off-road Racing, Camping, River activities, Classic VWs, Fishing and Golf

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