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Design in CAD (Solid Works), Management of shop or lab space, Fab.

Boulder, CO
March 20, 2018

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Lead Hardware Designer – CAD Systems Operator

Experienced manager, hardware designer, and business owner with a demonstrated history of Solid Works design in the manufacturing of rotating machines, metal enclosures, and drawings with geometric dimensioning and tolerances (GD&T).



Staffing of Tradesman

Leadership & Motivation

Training in Tool Operations


Solid Works CAD Design

Fabrication & Manufacturing

Component Layout & Design


Owner & Operator

Quotes & Proposals

Sales & Marketing

Professional Experience

Intelligent Power & Energy Research Corporation (IPERC), Longmont, CO Nov 2012 to Feb 2018

IPERC designs controls for microgrid technologies, maximizing efficiency and reducing overall energy consumption. IPERC’s control includes cyber-secure, collaborative intelligence software and compact field-tested hardware.

Lead Hardware Designer

Hardware designer and laboratory operations manager for multiple IPERC microgrid systems at fixed installations, including the design, manufacturing, and installation of embedded electronics and power components into fabricated enclosures.


Managed four lab technicians on assembling enclosures, and load banks, while documenting PCB wiring and installations.

Managed facility for lab operations including maintenance and repair of CAT and TQG generators.

Kept lab facility up to code by working with OSHA and the local fire department to ensure safety and limited time lost.

Review and interpreted drawings used in the manufacture of sheet metal and CNC files for more than ten projects consisting of 2-4 enclosures per project.

Created hundreds of parts and assemblies in Solid Works to ensure fit and function in enclosure design. This resulted in the manufacture of multiple control systems delivered to government and private clients.

Developed line drawings from solid models with dimensions and geometric tolerances for submission to sheet metal and CNC manufacturers.

Magnetic Applications, -Boulder, CO June 2008 to Nov 2012

Magnetic Applications design and manufactured high power alternators and control systems for the military and commercial markets.

Mechanical Designer

Lead fabricator in the retrofit of alternator and controls in military and commercial vehicles. Designed and package multi amperage control systems to incorporate cooling and durability. Designed and assembled test stations and load banks for multiple sizes of alternators up to 1000 amps.

Design and Manufacture

Designed, built, and tested a retro-fit kit by replacing the stock drive belts on a military HMMWV with a single K-12 drive belt system using a Dayco tensioner and a 400-amp alternator with controller.

Lead designer on a Ford 300-amp alternator conversion project which included a permanent magnet interior and outside frame for mountings to all factory attachment points with stock belt alignment.

Designed a rigid testing station for four different permanent magnet alternators, driven by Baldor motor and speed control with quick change belt system and tensioner.

Parts Design Using CAD Software

Created hundreds of solid models of housings, terminals, brackets and enclosures that were turned into line drawings with dimensions and geometric tolerances for CNC operators.

Dynamic Conversions, San Antonio, TX March 1992 to May 2007

Dynamic Conversions is a commercial vehicle conversion center with the in-house ability of design, fabrication and paint for purpose built trucks for municipalities and government agencies.


Designed shop and workstation layout for paint, carpentry, metal fabrication, and upholstery with 20 employees. Established relationships with fleet managers from city municipalities and commercial truck dealerships.

Business Management

Conducted weekly meetings with fleet customers to determine requirements of their end users. This entailed the modification of hundreds of vans, pickup trucks, service bodies and cube trucks for the operations of South West Bell and PAC Bell phone companies, San Antonio water district, Federal Bureau of Investigations, and others.

Oversaw the hiring, and training for each employee in the company for fifteen years until the business was sold. Worked with department heads on scheduling, project priority, and employee disciplinary actions.

Managed sales by scheduling calls and handling customer introductions as well as planning future marketing.


Designed conversion packages for fleet vehicles that included the addition of generators, invertors, surveillance equipment and required electrical and mechanical systems.

Created drawings for proposals and defined cost and scope of work.

Responsible for research and purchase of proper tooling equipment required for multiple tasks in the fabrication process.

Professional Skills

Expertise: Solid Works Modeling Drawing and Assembly • Lab Management • Senior Fabricator • Proposals • Team Management • Lab Maintenance • sales •OSHA Requirements • Business


Software: Solid Works • Visio • Word • Excel

Education Studies

San Antonio College, Math and Sciences - Calculus I II III • Differential Equations • Statics • Dynamics 1985-1987

University of Texas, San Antonio - Engineering Graphics 1984 University of Texas, Austin - Mechanics of Solids • Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanical Systems 1989

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